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Mina Item Builds
These items are necessary in order to play Mina optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or you have a very good reason for doing so.
|Mantle of Ra is a good first item for Mina, providing a mix of offensive and defensive stats. She will also get a lot of use out of its burning aura, naturally close to her targets after pulling them close and trapping them with a taunt.|
|Mail of Pain is arguably a perfect fit for Mina. It returns a portion of the enemy’s damage back to them when they attack. This will come up a lot for Mina as she taunts groups of enemies into attacking her.|
|Gaia’s Standard grants Mina magic defense, max HP, and movement speed, all of which very useful stats for a tank. Its passive will additionally keep her up in fights or help her regenerate between them. With the amount of defensive stats that she will be sporting, it is very possible for the item to allow her to net some health when harassed or attacked by a minion or monster.|
|Frost Cape is very useful for sticking to enemies, something that Mina can occasionally struggle with. Given the rather low cooldown of Whirling Scythe, she will be able to take advantage of Frost Cape’s passive very regularly.|
|Another excellent magic defense item, Medallion of Troy offers much more in terms of magic defense. In addition to its impressive stats, the item grants a regular shield that will absorb enemy magic damage.|
|One of the ultimates when it comes to defensive items, Amulet of Longevity both provides an immense amount of health while also increasing the healing the wearer receives. Should your armor or magic resist bases be covered, Amulet of Longevity is a great way to increase your overall survivability.|
|More aggressive than other items on the list, Hercules Madness can easily help Mina flip a fight to her favor. It gives a shield at low health which can catch attackers off guard while also boosting the wearer’s offensive stats. While not a damage dealer, regular use of Whirling Scythe can do a lot to whittle down enemies for her enemies, so Mina should not scoff at chances to increase her attack damage.|
|A very common boots choice, Mina can heavily benefit from Gilded Greaves. She lacks any sort of mobility ability and therefore can have trouble moving around the battlefield. This is especially true when trying to navigate enemy control abilities, so Gilded Greaves can give her a bit more freedom of movement and allow for more proper positioning.|
|As mentioned above, Mina struggles when it comes to mobility. Hermes’ Select helps her overcome this burden, at least when it comes to moving between lanes. With the potential to be a rather formidable roamer, Mina can use Hermes’ Select to quickly move to another lane to set up a gank for her allies.|
|A natural choice when the enemy team is high up on physical damage dealers. These are particularly effective against marksman or normal attack focused warriors due to the normal attack damage reduction that they provide.|
Sample Item Builds
A rather straightforward tanking build, here we build up Mina as a damage sponge for the team. Mantle of Ra and Mail of Pain will punish those trapped in her taunt with continual damage while also hardening Mina’s defenses. Frost Cape will help her stick to enemies when Death Scythe and Dark Dominion aren’t enough on their own. Crimson Banner and Medallion of Troy finish off the build, simply providing large amounts of survivability to the tank.
Rather than focusing solely on damage, this build strengthens Mina’s considerable ganking potential. Death Scythe and Dark Dominion are great setups for fights and can very easily catch enemies off guard. Both Frost Cape and Hyoga’s Edge are present here, giving Mina’s normal attacks the potential to massively slow targets. Gaia’s Standard, Herme’s Select, and Hyoga’s Edge together will make her rather speed and thereby even harder to escape from. Despite the step taken away from survivability, every item here enhances Mina’s defense in some way, so she will still be able to take quite a bit of punishment for her team.
|Hermes’ Select||Essence of the Wind||Gaia’s Standard||Shield of the Lost||Mail of Pain||Medallion of Troy|
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