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A skilled marksman who carries a Malefic Gun.
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Layla, the Energy Gunner, is a hero in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

Hero stats [edit]
Attribute Fixed-value base stats Percentage stats
Level 1 Level 15 Growth
HP 2500 4369 133.5 -
Mana 424 1824 100 -
HP Regen 5.4 8.2 0.2 -
Mana Regen 2.8 6.0 0.22857 -
Physical Attack 125 230 7.5 -
Magic Power 0 -
Physical Defense (Physical DMG Reduced) 15 (11.1%) 71 (37.2%) 4 -
Magic Defense (Magic DMG Reduced) 15 (11.1%) 50 (29.4%) 2.5 -
Attack Speed 1.06 1.37 0.0221429 -
Attack Speed Ratio - 100%
Cooldown Reduction - 0%
Critical Chance - 0%
Critical Damage - 200%
Crit DMG Reduction - 0%
Movement Speed 240 -
Physical PEN 0 0%
Magic PEN 0 0%
Lifesteal - 0%
Spell Vamp - 0%
Basic Attack Range 4.3 -
Resilience - 0%
Damage Reduction 0 0%
Healing Effect - 0%
Healing Received - 100%


The backbone of the Eruditio Rangers who was also known as the Shining Star

In Eruditio—the City of Scholars, there's hardly anyone who doesn't know of Layla. She's the "daughter of Eruditio", just like a bright star that shines over the streets of Eruditio in the darkness of night. Brave and selfless, she always had a bright and happy smile on her face while toting the gun handed to her by her grandfather, protecting Eruditio in her own way. As a child, Layla would always ask her grandfather about her parents, but his reluctance to tell her and his sad face told her it was something tragic. Because of that, Layla decided to never pain her grandfather anymore, so she stopped pursuing the matter. However, as secrets cannot be hidden forever, the truth of her birth eventually surfaced, and it turns out that her parents have always been watching her from the skies—well, in the literal sense.


Layla lore

"Layla Grant, a prominent member of the Eruditio Rangers, bravely protected the core of Eruditio tech—the Starlium Reactor during a vicious attack on Eruditio just a day earlier. While her actions protected civilization, it also proved that the youth of the city possessed resilience and perseverance and that the love and belonging for this home they shared was the life force flowing through the veins of Eruditians. Thus, the honorary title of "Shining Star" was given to her."

This year, the title of Shining Star was not awarded to a Scholar, but to a member of the Eruditio Rangers. and it was no other than the "daughter of Eruditio". She grew up in the streets of Eruditio, and every Scholar in the Spire of Knowledge had experienced her mischievous nature at some or other. Somehow though, the trouble she caused would miraculously help a Scholar breakthrough in their research. Other times, Layla would suddenly try to strike a deal on behalf of the traders with her funny accent when they find it difficult to converse with foreign visitors. Every porter at the docks has also enjoyed her assistance in one way or another. Like an ever-diligent watchman, she watches over the city like a shining star.

Meanwhile, Layla's only blood relative; the old but still strong-as-a-bull, former captain of the Eruditio Rangers, Thomas, had never shown signs of joy. Sitting in a backlit room, his silhouette was like the distant shadow of the lofty mountains. Stroking an old-fashioned gun, he looked imposing yet desolate.

Holding a crying baby in his arms, Thomas' beloved daughter vanished behind the "Infinite Gateway" that turned into stardust in the sky, leaving him only this precious little thing. As if she knew what was going on, her cries echoed into the night sky endlessly. Hurriedly, he ran home with the infant in his arms as the morning star in the east gradually rose. He didn't want the daylight to hurt her as the protection of the night was fading fast. He had lost a daughter for the dawn of mankind, and the one in his arms was all he had left.

He would swaddle the baby in the cloak of darkness in order to hide her, naming her after night—Layla.

Over time, she grew up and was such a delight to Thomas' barren life. She loved both the sky and the earth, and her little life was always bursting with joyful energy. Because of this, Thomas' face once marked by pain began to smile again. He picked up the equipment from his youth when he was still a young Ranger, and together with Layla, he leaped from the ground and flew across the skyline of Eruditio, becoming the biggest headache for the young Eruditio Rangers. What were these poor lads supposed to do, chase down and arrest the old man whose face is printed on the Ranger's rulebook? She was everything to Thomas—dawn, high noon, and dusk. But deep down, she still wanted to know her parents.

"It's a tragedy that they had to die during the meteor crash. Hey, why don't you check out Grandpa's newly fine-tuned weapon for you? It's got three times the firepower of the previous one!"

'When Layla's ponytails reached her shoulders, she stopped asking him about her parents because she couldn't bear to see the sadness and evasiveness in her grandfather's eyes any longer. She soon realized that the grandfather who never left her side always left the house before dawn one day each year. So, Layla followed him quietly and discovered the answer to her question. He had gone to a cemetery to pay his respects to a woman named Lillian, a name Layla had seen in an old newspaper, and which had appeared in an official obituary of the Spire of Knowledge. She was a great Scholar who died for the advancement of Eruditio. Layla realized it was her mother, and that knowledge made her proud beyond measure, but she was also saddened by the thought that they could never be together. The tombstone next to Lillian had no name or photo but just a line—I'll hold your hands amidst the starry sky.

Layla understood that her grandfather wanted to erase all traces of her parents from her life so that she'd never have to grieve. Though Layla understood, she still wanted to leave a little door in her heart for the woman named Lillian, so that if Lillian ever missed her, she could still visit her in dreams. As for the mysterious man's tombstone, since she didn't have a single clue at all as to who he was, she hoped that he'd one day walk through that little door with her mother and finally reveal his true identity.

In her heart. Layla vowed that she'd remember her mother no matter what, and that she would protect Eruditio—the city which mother had laid her life down for. In her grandfather's eyes, Layla was on a very different path from her mother. She disliked studying and flunked every single test she sat for, but she was strong, and no scoundrel had ever walked away without learning a lesson. However. this was just great news to her grandfather, because that way she'd never end up a Scholar, sacrificing herself for the future of humanity. And most important of all, she'd never share the same fate as... Lillian.

So when Thomas learned that Layla almost died protecting Eruditio, he went into the room that he had sealed for 15 years and sat in there for a long while. The entire life of Lillian played back in his mind. She was incredibly passionate, intelligent, and courageous, and she was also protecting Eruditio in her own way. She was the brightest star in the sky, and they were exactly the same.

"Hey, Grandpa."

The girl's timid voice sounded in the doorway, and a sash was seen hanging across her body. It seemed that the treatment at the Spire of Knowledge had restored her body perfectly. However, Layla was filled with guilt as she knew the lengths her grandfather would go through for her, even for just a little scratch. So, this time, since she had been severely injured while protecting Eruditio, she expected her grandfather to get really angry...

But he just held her tightly to him, his entire body trembling violently.

"Your mother would be so proud of you."

Thomas handed Layla the gun he had locked away in the cabinet—a prototype gun left by Lillian. For 15 years, he could not bear to see any trace of Lillian, but he forgot that the girl in front of him was the deepest trace Lillian had left him with.

"If you want to protect Eruditio, then you'll need to do it with the strongest firepower. This is a gun... that your mother and father made. So--hold it tight and protect yourself with it!"

With the malefic gun in Layla's hands, no evil stands a chance in front of her. As if the stars would always guide her, whenever Layla is holding her gun, she feels that Lillian is just beside her. Even that nameless man, too, is there for her.


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Malefic Gun (Layla)
Malefic Gun
Target locked. Fire!

Layla deals increased damage to enemies farther away from her (starting at 100% and increasing to 130% at 6 units away). This does not include Turrets.
Skill terms
Physical Basic Attack
Deal Physical Damage to enemies. Triggers ATK Effects and Lifesteal.
Icon variants



  • Damage increase only includes damage from basic attacks and skills.

Skill 1[]

Malefic Bomb
Malefic Bomb
Burst Buff

Layla fires a Malefic Bomb in the target direction, dealing 200–400 (+80% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to the first enemy hit (can critically strike).
Upon hitting an enemy, Layla's Basic Attacks and Void Projectile Void Projectile gain extra range[amount unknown] for 3 seconds, and she gains 60% Movement Speed that decays over 1.2 seconds. The duration of the Movement Speed boost is doubled (or 2.4 seconds) if an enemy hero is hit.
Skill terms
Physical Damage Skill
Deal Physical DMG to enemies. Triggers Spell Vamp.
Crit Damage
The ratio of Crit Damage to Base Damage. The default is 200%. Crit Damage Dealt = Original Damage × (200% + All Crit Damage Increase% - All Crit Damage Decrease%).
Icon variants
The Aspirants Skin Tag Malefic Bomb (The Aspirants)
Level scaling
Properties 1 2 3 4 5 6
Cooldown 6.0 5.6 5.2 4.8 4.4 4.0
Mana Cost 40 45 50 55 60 65
Base Damage 200 240 280 320 360 400
Stack scaling
Property 1 2 3 4
Total Basic Attack Range Per Destruction Rush Level 5.9 6.3 6.7 7.1



  • Upon hitting an enemy with this skill, Layla gains 1.6 - (0.2 × Destruction Rush Destruction Rush level) Basic Attack Range (1.6 / 1.4 / 1.2 / 1).

Skill 2[]

Void Projectile
Void Projectile
AOE Slow

Layla fires an orb of Malefic Energy that explodes on hit, dealing 170–320 (+65% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to targets in the area and applying Magic Mark on them for 3 seconds. When Layla hits an enemy with a Magic Mark, she deals 100–200 (+35% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to nearby enemies and stuns them for 0.25 seconds.
Skill terms
Physical Damage Skill
Deal Physical DMG to enemies. Triggers Spell Vamp.
Movement Speed
Movement 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%).
Icon variants
The Aspirants Skin Tag Void Projectile (The Aspirants)
Level scaling
Properties 1 2 3 4 5 6
Cooldown 7.5 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.7 6.5
Mana Cost 65 70 75 80 85 90
Base Damage 170 200 230 260 290 320
Extra Damage 100 120 140 160 180 200


Destruction Rush
Destruction Rush
Burst Buff

Layla fires a blast of Malefic Energy in the target direction, dealing 500–800 (+150% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to enemies in a line.
Passive: The range of Layla's Void Projectile Void Projectile and Basic Attacks is increased by 0.6–1.8 units. Her sight range is also slightly increased[amount unknown] u each time this skill is upgraded.
Skill terms
Physical Damage Skill
Deal Physical DMG to enemies. Triggers Spell Vamp.
Icon variants
The Aspirants Skin Tag Destruction Rush (The Aspirants)
Level scaling
Properties 1 2 3
Cooldown 37.0 32.0 27.0
Mana Cost 130 150 170
Range Increase 0.6 1.2 1.8
Basic Attack Range Per Destruction Rush Level 4.9 5.5 6.1
Base Damage 500 650 800


  • This skill's actual range is slightly wider than the skill range indicates.[verification needed]


Splash art[]

Painted skins[]

Avatar icons[]

Battle emotes[]




Layla Hero Spotlight 2016

Layla's original design

  • Layla's first original design was based on the Black Rock Shooter franchise's titular character, Black Rock Shooter.
  • She has the longest attack range in the game (possibly tied only with Zhask Zhask, if considering his Nightmaric Spawn Nightmaric Spawn's attack range), unlocking this at level 12, she is able to attack enemy turrets outside their own attack range, making her one of the best heroes at destroying enemy turrets.
  • From 2016 to 2020, she is the first hero that new players can obtain for free after completing the Tutorial, but was replaced by Eudora.
  • The sound of her projectile hit corresponds to her Malefic Gun Malefic Gun; the further away the target, the higher the intensity of the sound effect.
  • She always talks about being "better than everyone else". Ironically, she is considered to be the worst hero in MLBB.
    • For comparison, she is even supposed to be the one of the bots you test the effects of your hero on.


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  2. "Resume — Sarah Miller-Crews". Archived from the original on 31 March 2022. Retrieved 12 June 2022. … Mobile Legends - Layla - Mobile/Video Game …
  3. In-game credit
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