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The assassin who dances upon blades.

Karina, Shadow Blade is a hero in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.


Base statistics [edit]
Attribute Base Growth
Level 1 Level 15
HP 2633 5262 187.786
Mana 431 1831 100
HP Regen 7.8 14.0 0.44286
Mana Regen 3.2 6.0 0.2
Physical Attack 121 236 8.2143
Magic Power 0 0 0
Physical Defense 20 71 3.6429
Magic Defense 15 38 1.6429
Physical Penetration 0 -
Magic Penetration 0 -
Damage Reduction 0 -
Attack Speed 1.13 1.54 0.0292857
Attack Speed Ratio 100% -
Movement Speed 260 -
Percentage statistics
Attribute Percentage
Physical Penetration 0%
Magic Penetration 0%
Damage Reduction 0%
Physical Lifesteal 0%
Magic Lifesteal 0%
Spell Vamp 0%
Cooldown Reduction 0%
Resilience 0%
Critical Chance 0%
Critical Damage 200%
Critical Damage Reduction 0%
Healing Effect 0%
Healing Received 100%



Karina could barely stop herself from shaking as she stared at Selena before her, a woman now almost unrecognizable. Rage, regret, desperation… A thousand different emotions flooded within her. Yet she knew that what mattered is that, right now, her little sister was standing against her like this. She’d never even imagined this could happen.

Karina had once staunchly believed herself capable of protecting her sister, Selena. They had always been inseparable, depending on each other for as long as she could remember: elegant and mild young Elves that bounded throughout the lush forests. Yet with the spread of the Abyss’ corruption, the Shadow Swamp they called home was tainted and fell to its evil; all Elves who remained were similarly corrupted as they became Dark Elves in servitude of the Abyss.

Dark Elves are of special significance to the demons, owning to the fact that they retain their ancient Elven powers despite having been forced into submission by the Abyss. The Lord of the Abyss seeks them out with great avarice, determined to use the Dark Elves as the stepping stones that pave his way to devour this world whole. From this, nobody can escape.

Karina Was trained to become a cold-hearted assassin from a very young age. As such she has no qualms in using all means necessary to achieve her goals, unfazed even if her target is a woman or a child.

But Karina, this coldblooded killer, always treated her Selena with the greatest warmth and love.

In order to keep Selena safe, Karina requested of their clan’s leader that she be kept in the dark about her profession so as to never get involved in the slaughter and killing. While Selena knew nothing of her older sister’s affairs, Karina considered her the only comfort in her life otherwise full of murder and violence. Selena was a symbol to her that she could always return home, to be with her sister.

Karina knew very well that, were they to descend into the battles of light versus darkness in the Endless War, chaos could be right around the corner. Their lives would be hanging by a thread. She was left by no choice, but at least she could still protect her little sister.

Under Karina’s protection, Selena was distanced from all the killing and conspiracy. What Karina could never have expected, however, was for the barriers she’d erected around her sister to steadily erode as she grew older. And the reason that her defenses were failing came not from the outside world, but from Karina herself.

As Selena grew older, she became attuned to the fact that something was not quite right about her sister. Sometimes Karina would leave home suddenly, not to return for a long time – and when she did, more often than not she’d be injured form head to toe. Selena, never knew how her sister would gain such wounds, and it plagued her with a deep uneasiness.

This time, Karina had returned home battered and beaten once more. Even in the face of her anxious sister, she wouldn’t speak a word on it. Not long after her wounds had healed, Karina was already making preparations to leave again, but now Selena stood in her way. She didn’t know what it was her sister was heading out to do, but Selena knew that if she let her go again, she could lose her beloved sister forever.

Karina disregarded her left anyway, however. She knew that this was a burden she must bear alone. Watching as her sister disappeared into the distance, Selena swore to herself: no more would she just wait at home like a naive child.

Selena cautiously tailed Karina, who soon caught on that she was being followed sought to shake her off her trail. Yet as they left the Shadow Swamp, Selena was suddenly attacked by a dark figure; Karina had to make a move and save her sister from her predicament.

It was the first time Selena had ever seen her older sister in battle. Watching as Karina crushed the enemy, Selena felt relieved but also came to a realization: she and her sister lived in two very different worlds. Worlds that were far, far apart.

Selena sought to become powerful, and so went to looking for their clan’s leader. This was to be the start of Karina’s nightmare. The leader had long ago fallen into the clutches of the Abyss’ corruption, and instead of giving Selena guidance, he led her to be a sacrifice to the Abyss, setting the young girl hungry for power on a tragic path.

By the Karina had rushed over, Selena had changed beyond all recognition. The young girl was suspended loft, a thick malice pervading the air all around.

Selena's naivety had led her to sacrifice herself to the Abyss. The Lord of the Abyss stole away all her sense of self, warped her wishes to protect Karina, and transformed her into a tool of world destruction.

Selena could no longer hear the desperate cries of her sister, Karina had no choice but to cross swords with her, to return her sister snatched by the Abyss. Never had Karina imagined that the combat skills she’d slaved to perfect would have to be used against her younger sister, nor that Selena would unleash such an explosive power against her sister.

Karina failed. Facing defeat at the hands of the sister so familiar, yet now so strange to her, she was left with no choice but to leave as her heart panged with regret.

With that, Karina left the Shadow Swamp to roam the Land of Despair. She was reborn from darkness, laying full fury of her vengeance upon the Abyss and demons that had taken her dear sister. She swore that she would make them pay.

All the while, she held on to that belief: that, one day, she would finally be able to take Selena home again.



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Shadow Combo

Karina's third attack on the same target deals extra True Damage equal to 7 (+2% Total Magic Power)% of their lost HP plus 50. If the target is an enemy hero, her non-Ultimate skills' cooldowns will be reduced by 1.5 seconds.
Karina deals up to 2000 True Damage to creeps.
Skill terms
Lost HPLost HP = Max HP - Current HP.
True DMG SkillDeal True DMG to enemies. Triggers the higher one between Physical/Magic Lifesteal, combined with Spell Vamp.
True DamageIf there is no way to reduce damage taken, you can try increasing Max HP.
Icon variants
KOF Skin Tag.png Shadow Combo KOF.png


  • Karina also deals up to 10000 True Damage to enemy heroes.

Skill 1

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Dance of Blades
BUFF Speed Up | Magic Basic ATK

Karina keeps flourishing her twin blades as she enters the Dance of Blades state for up to 3.5 seconds. In this state, she increases her Movement Speed by 45% and blocks all Basic Attack.png Basic Attacks, dealing 100–200 (+30% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage at the attacker (throwing a Shadowblade if hit by a ranged attack, or launching a spinning slash at melee attackers. This effect has a built-in cooldown of 0.4 seconds).
Karina's Basic Attacks and Shadow Assault.png Shadow Assault end Dance of Blades, but make her next Basic Attack deal 180–255 (+55% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage and inflict 45% slow effects for 1 second.
Skill terms
DodgeYou are immune to enemy Basic Attack damage and effects within the duration.
Magic Basic AttackDeal Magic DMG to enemies. It can trigger ATK Effect and Magic Lifesteal.
Movement SpeedMovement Speed on the battlefield. Usually Calculated and Actual Movement Speed is equal. But when Movement Speed is below 230 or over 420 both Slowdown and Speedup Effect will decay.
Calculated Movement Speed = Basic Movement Speed × (100% + All Speedup Effect% - All Slowdown Effect%).
Level Scaling
Cooldown7.0 second(s)
Mana Cost70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110 / 120
Movement Speed Boost 45%
Reflect Damage 100 / 120 / 140 / 160 / 180 / 200
Enhanced Damage 180 / 195 / 210 / 225 / 240 / 255
Icon variants
KOF Skin Tag.png Dance of Blades KOF.png


Skill 2

Dance of Death.png
Dance of Death

Karina brandishes her twin blades, dealing 375–600 (+125% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to surrounding enemies.
Skill terms
Magic SkillDeal Magic DMG to enemies. Doesn't trigger Physical Lifesteal, but triggers Magic Lifesteal and Spell Vamp (combined).
Level Scaling
Cooldown6.0 / 5.7 / 5.4 / 5.1 / 4.8 / 4.5 second(s)
Mana Cost60 / 68 / 76 / 84 / 92 / 100
Base Damage 375 / 420 / 465 / 510 / 555 / 600
Icon variants
KOF Skin Tag.png Dance of Death KOF.png


Shadow Assault.png
Shadow Assault 2.png
Shadow Assault
Burst Blink | Magic Skill/Blink

Karina charges at the enemy hero, dealing 450–750 (+160% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage and inflicting a Shadow Mark upon it and leaving a Shadowform behind it, both lasting 5 seconds. This skill's cooldown is reset when a target with Shadow Mark dies.
Use Again: Karina rapidly travels over to the Shadowform's location, dealing 150–250 (+50% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to all enemies in her path.
Skill terms
BlinkPenetrable movement.
Magic SkillDeal Magic DMG to enemies. Doesn't trigger Physical Lifesteal, but triggers Magic Lifesteal and Spell Vamp (combined).
CDThe time needed for casting the skill one more time, which can be affected by CD Reduction (unless otherwise stated).
Level Scaling
Cooldown34.0 / 30.0 / 26.0 second(s)
Mana Cost100 / 120 / 140
Base Damage 450 / 600 / 750
Path Damage 150 / 200 / 250
Icon variants
KOF Skin Tag.png Shadow Assault KOF.pngShadow Assault 2 KOF.png



Battle Emotes


  • Her old voice lines are taken from the hero Seeley from Magic Rush. Some of them are retained to the new voice lines.
  • In Patch 1.4.94, Karina's secondary role - Mage Icon.png Mage was removed and she received a new Label - Magic Damage along with Silvanna Silvanna, Gusion Gusion, and Guinevere Guinevere to making Selena Selena, Harley Harley and Kadita Kadita be the only hero with a Assassin Icon.png Assassin/Mage Icon.png Mage hybrid roles.
  • Along with Miya Miya and Eudora Eudora, when Karina had her model reworked, they kept the old designs for their complimentary skins but the entry animation of the complimentary skins was changed to match the new default skins. This was left untouched for a while until the skins were all reworked.

See also

All heroes
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