|“||A rebellious girl that runs a tailor shop and solves problems for people||”|
Melissa, Cursed Needle is a hero in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
She is the second hero to be introduced as a member of Forsaken Light.
|Level 1||Level 15|
|Attack Speed Ratio||100%||-|
|Critical Damage Reduction||0%|
|“||A girl with cursed needle who runs a tailor shop and solves problems for clients.||”|
|“||A girl with cursed needle who runs a tailor shop and solves problems for clients in her "unique" way.||”|
—515 M-World official website
As an illegitimate child of a noble, Melissa grew up in the Lumina City, capital of the Moniyan Empire, where she runs a small tailor shop and down with black magic, she uses cursed needles to fight solving problems for her clients in unique ways.
The Needle: Broken Doll
There used to be an inconspicuous little tailor shop on the busy streets of the Lumina City, capital of the Moniyan Empire. Its owner was an elegant woman always with a weary smile on her face, who had a clever, quirky daughter named Melissa.
They lived a hard life, but Melissa always wore a clean, pretty dress and shoes, the worn-out parts carefully patched up in adorable patterns. She was naughty, but she was also thoughtful and sensible. When she was in the shop, she'd help her mother with the needlework and put aside the shredded cloths. When she was old enough and already had enough worldly experience, she never asked again about where her dad was.
Melissa always wished for a beautiful rag doll, but she never once mentioned it to her mother, because she knew that her mother couldn't even afford to go to the doctor's despite her illness.
Every time she passed by the doll shop, she'd pop her head up to stare inside, and the aggravated shop owner had tried to scare her off a few times with empty threats. Then the young girl would make a face instead of panicking, so the shop owner that pretended to lose temper would give up first.
One day, after their shop closed, her mother magically produced a rag doll sewn together with shredded cloths from a pile of cloths. Melissa was beyond happy, smiling and jumping up and down holding the doll and her mom.
Her happy childhood fleeted away, and the little Melissa who used to run around the streets became a pretty young woman and was able to assist her mother. Watching the girl growing up, her mother always expected to see Melissa getting married in a gorgeous wedding dress she made for her, but, unfortunately, she left Melissa forever before she could fulfill her wish.
The little tailor shop was closed down, and the father Melissa had never met before suddenly showed up and took her away with him.
They went back to her father's house, and it was then she found out that her mother was a Paxley. Giving up the connection to the noble family, she eloped with her father for love, which abandoned her and left her an illegitimate daughter.
Later on, even though her father tried to make up for abandoning Melissa, he couldn't give her all the rights entitled to a legitimate child. When Melissa was introduced to her half-sister, a cultured and graceful young lady, she became filled with hatred toward Melissa. She thought Melissa had barged into her family, so she always bullied Melissa when their father wasn't home, and Melissa pretended not to care but remembered it all.
Every night, only the rug doll would accompany Melissa in her sleep, which gave her a feeling that her mother was still there with her inside the doll, so when she felt the urge to cry, she would hold the tears and hug the doll.
But her sister was also hostile toward the rug doll. One time, she deliberately tore it apart and falsely suggested Melissa throw away the broken doll that didn't please her eyes and accept one of her old dolls.
Though Melissa pretended that she agreed, there was no way that she would throw away her "mom doll". Afterward, every time she was bullied, she would often poke the doll, which had her sister's favorite bowknot sewn on it, as if it had been her sister herself.
One time, when she was taking her anger out on the doll, she accidentally found out that her actions seemed to have actually affected her sister! Her suspicion was confirmed after a few attempts, and an idea started to form in this little girl's mind…
It was soon her sister's coming-of-age ceremony, and important guests were gathered in their house, but as the illegitimate daughter who couldn't be seen by others, Melissa stayed in her room while her sister was showing her piano skills to everyone in the room. When her sister gracefully sat down on the stool as people clapped, Melissa was also prepared with a full grin on her face—she followed the rhythm of the piano song with one hand, and the other hand was ready to poke the "sister doll".
A melodious piano sound filled the room, and it soon reached the highlight of the song. It was when her sister confidently pressed the keys that Melissa poked the doll—she had rehearsed it to perfection when her sister was practicing the piano.
At that moment, the song started to go awry.
Her sister kept hitting the wrong notes, once, twice, and the guests began to whisper to each other as they listened to the off-key melody. Her sister's pale face gradually turned crimson, until she finally broke and smashed the piano while cussing at it, and the entire audience was dead silent…
When her sister and the maid who snitched rushed into Melissa's room, she had already changed into her old attire and sneaked out of the house with her little baggage and dolls.
Melissa escaped from her father's house and returned to wander on the familiar streets.
One night, she dreamt of Cuddles speaking to her in her mom's voice, telling her not to be afraid because she would always protect her. Overwhelmed and ecstatic, Melissa threw herself at her mom, only to wake up alone on a rainy night the moment she raised her hands. Suddenly, inexplicit magic energy burst out from her heart—her dark magic ability inherited from her mother had awakened, and a girl endowed with curse magic from nature was thus born.
After that night, Melissa decided to settle down and started a small tailor shop in the Lumina City, inside of which she recreated the layout of her mother's old shop, with various dolls hanging here and there. Sitting behind the counter, Melissa would always have her feet on the table and coldly stare at the bustling world outside with a sneer.
Despite having the appearance of a normal tailor shop, Melissa's Tailor guarantees that all client's problems would be taken care of—on condition that the picky shop owner wouldn't refuse to take requests from you.
At the mere age of 16, Melissa really manages to solve every problem of her clients. She always produces some unexpected ideas to deal with the targets: it is either swapping an overdue contract with a loan shark, or telling a homeless child to hold a groom who abandoned his old love and call him daddy at his wedding.
When those targets come to seek revenge on Melissa, she would grin and make them remember how it feels to be regretful with her cursed needles.
Not long after she opened the shop, even the nobles begin to talk about it—"Have you heard of Melissa's Tailor?"
"I have. Is the owner really as good as they say?"
"Yeah, I've got a tough job that needs some help with…"
If you also find yourself in trouble in the Lumina City, just go to Melissa's Tailor and find its owner, Melissa…
The Needle: Lucky Day
- Main article: The Needle: Lucky Day
Uh-oh, Melissa's taken apart another bunch of dolls!
"My tailor shop excels at "fixing" dolls and "fixing" dolls. Am I right?, Muddles?"
(Melissa deals 125% damage to minions, creeps and summoned units.)
- Additional damage dealt to summoned units and minions includes all types of damage from battle spells, talents, equipment, skills, and basic attacks.
Blink BUFF | Type: Blink
Melissa is falling… In your dreams!
"Watch me slide forward and increase my Attack Speed for 3 seconds—Ah, that was just boring…"
"Muddles, go that way!"
"Cuddles, come here!"
(The skill's cooldown is reduced by 1.2 seconds each time Melissa damages the enemy by attacking Muddles.)
Eyes on You!
Debuff AoE | Type: Physical Skill
"The plan's like this: Throw Muddles out to hold the bad guys, and then… I come on stage!"
"I puncture the bad guys, while Giggles hit Muddles to punish the bad guys! Hee, fantastic!"
(Muddles deals 250–400 (+80% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage on the first hit and links nearby [enemy heroes and summoned units] for up to 6 seconds. Linked enemies will be slowed by 60% that decays over 1.5 seconds and can break the link by moving out of the range. Muddles will return to Melissa early when she's too far away. When Muddles is present, you can tap the Attack Minion button to directly attack Muddles, though it cannot trigger the multi-hit damage.)
- Cooldown after the skill duration ends.
- Dealing damage against linked enemies may vary according to their unit types (see Patch Notes 1.6.66):
- Damage Against Linked Heroes: 87.5% (70% + 25%)
- Damage Against Linked Summoned Units: 87.5% (70% + 25%)
Summon BUFF | Type: Magic Skill
Do you know? Hugs will give you the courage to face the darkness.
"Cuddles, protect me! For 4 seconds, let no bad guys come close. Unless I say otherwise!"
(When activated, the field knocks back enemies in the area and deals 500–900 (+100% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to them. It'll then continuously knock back enemies who attempt to enter the field. dealing 50–90 (+10% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage and briefly[how long?] slowing them [by 60%]. The field will also interrupt the enemy's movement skills unless they're immune to control effects. The field will move with Melissa once, when she's about to move out of boundary.
Passive: Leaning this skill permanently increases Melissa's Physical and Magic Defense by [4.5–7.5 each]. This effect is increased to 3 times when the skill is active.)
- The first damage applies effects such as skill effects and Magic Penetration, but the continuous damage applies none.
- Her name is a feminine given name originating the Greek word μέλισσα (mélissa) meaning "bee" which in turn comes from μέλι (meli), "honey".
- Melissa's skill descriptions are written on Melissa's first-person view with her character present.
- "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang". Retrieved 1 July 2022.
- Williams, Sarah Anne (23-02-2022). "Sarah Anne Williams on Twitter". Retrieved 2022-03-16 – via www.twitter.com. "New character I voice - Melissa in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, available now on 2/22/22! This was a fun one! #mobilelegendsbangbang #Twosday".
- "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang". Retrieved 11 June 2022.