Mai Shiranui Build Guide

Honor of Kings: Mai Shiranui Pro Builds (Item, Arcana Selection)

Mai Shiranui is a versatile and powerful hero in the popular mobile game Honor of Kings. As a skilled mage assassin, her deadly combination of agility, damage, and crowd control abilities make her a formidable hero in the game.

This guide will provide an in-depth analysis of her abilities, various pro builds, and gameplay strategies to help you dominate your matches with Mai Shiranui.

Mai Shiranui Hero Image

HOK Mai Shiranui (Mage Assassin)

Mai Shiranui is a mage assassin with long range poke with burst damage. Her skill 2 is a long range allowing her deal damage from safe distance. She can use her skill and high burst damage to close in right away for an insta kill.

She can turn the team fight with her multi stage control and post a quite a treat to the enemies. Her skill combo is generally a 2-1-3-Passive. Use the resistance reduction effect of her Skill 2 to maximize her damage, and remember to hide in the brush often to increase her hit rate.

Mai Shiranui Lane and Position Intro

  • Class: Mage Assassin
  • Sub Class: Ambush Mage
  • Strength: Burst Damage/Dash
  • Team Fight Position: Flank
  • Azure/Crimson Golem: No Requirements
  • Recommend Lane: Mid Lane
  • Stages: Balanced Hero

Survavality Ratio


Damage Output


Hero Master Difficulty

Mai Skill and Abilities

Before diving into Mai’s build, let’s familiarize ourselves with her abilities and gameplay mechanics.

Hissatsu Shinobi- Achi (Passive Skill)

Skill Type: Damage/Shift/Crowd Control

Every 5s. Mai’s next Basic Attack is enhanced. Mai’s enhanced Basic Attacks cause her to dash forward, dealing 119 magical damage to enemies in her way and knocking them back. If an enemy is hit. Mai recovers 10 Energy. By swiping the movement wheel after using an enhanced Basic Attack or while casting any skill, Mai rolls again, gaining a 50% Movement Speed bonus that diminishes over 0.5s.

Hishou Ryuuenjin (Skill One)

Skill Type: Crowd Control/Shift/Damage, Cooldown: 10s, Energy Cost (70)

Mai dashes in the target direction. At the end of the dash, she launches a flying kick, dealing 553 magical damage to enemies within range and launching them for 0.75s.
Recovers 25 Energy if an enemy is hit.

Kachousen (Skill Two)

Skill Type: Slow/Imperil/Damage, CoolDown: 3s, Energy Cost (40)

Mai throws her fan in the target direction, dealing 505 magical damage to the first enemy hit and slowing them by 90% for 0.5s. The target s Magical Defense is also reduced by 50 for 3s. If an enemy is hit, Mai recovers 10 Energy.

Chou Hissatsu Shinobi- Bachi (Ultimate)

Skill Type: Crowd Control/Shift/Damage, CoolDown: 25s, Energy Cost (110)

Mai dashes in the target direction, dealing 805 magical damage to enemies in her way and knocking them back while also reducing their Physical Attack by 20% for 2.5s.
Recovers 25 Energy for each enemy hit.

Mai’s Skill Upgrade Priority

When levelling Mai’s skills, focus on the following priority:

  1. Ultimate – Chou Hissatsu Shinobi Bachi
  2. Skill One– Hishou Ryuuenjin
  3. Skill Two – Kachousen

Mai Shiranui’s Pro Builds

axe of torment
boots of resistance item
Forstscar's Embrace
Longnight Guardian
cuirass of savagery
Nightmare Icon
mind's eye icon
reincarnation arcana
Flash Icon


  • Scepter of Reverberation
  • Boots of Resistance
  • Savant’s Wrath
  • Void Staff
  • Tome of Wisdom
  • Insatiable Tome


  • Nightmare 10x
  • Mind’s Eye 10x
  • Reincarnation 10x

Common Skills

  • Flash

Mai Shiranui’s Balanced Build

boots of resistance
axe of torment
Forstscar's Embrace
Longnight Guardian
cuirass of savagery
Stave of Sorcery
Nightmare Icon
mind's eye icon
harmony arcana
Flash Icon


  • Boots of Resistance
  • Scepter of Reverberation
  • Savant’s Wrath
  • Void Staff
  • Tome of Wisdom
  • Stave of Sorcery


  • Nightmare 10x
  • Mind’s Eye 10x
  • Harmony 10x

Common Skills

  • Flash

Mai Shiranui Honor of Kings Team’s Recommended Build

Insatiable Tome item
boots of resistance
Scepter of Reverberation Item
Mask of Agony item
Savant's Wrath
Splendor item
Nightmare Icon
mind's eye icon
harmony arcana
Flash Icon


  • Insatiable Tome
  • Boots of Resistance
  • Scepter of Reverberation
  • Mask of Agony
  • Savant’s Wrath
  • Splendor


  • Nightmare 10x
  • Mind’s Eye 10x
  • Harmony 10x

Common Skills

  • Flash

Strategies and Tips for Playing Mai Shiranui

When playing Mai Shiranui, your primary goal should be to utilize her abilities to poke enemies from a distance, then engage when they’re vulnerable. In the early game, focus on farming and gaining experience. As the game progresses, Mai excels in team fights and taking down high-priority targets.

Positioning and Map Awareness

As a mage, Mai Shiranui needs to maintain a safe distance from enemies while dealing damage. Always position yourself at the back of your team and utilize your range advantage. Maintain good map awareness to avoid getting caught out by roaming enemies.

Combos and Ability Rotation

To maximize Mai Shiranui’s damage output, use the following combo:

  • Against enemy with high HP, you can keep poking them with skills 2, then close in to make the kill.
  • Against Enemy with lower HP, Use skill 2 slow them at the right moment, then roll in to get close and hit them with The skill 1+ ultimate+ basic attack combo to control and kill them.
  • In Team Fight, Find an Opening Then use skill 1+ ultimate+ enhanced basic attack combo to wreck the enemy team.
  • Mai’s most common skill combo is 2-1 -BA-3-2.
  • Use Flash during Skill 1 to hit enemies at a surprisingly long range

Timing and Ability Management

Properly managing Mai’s abilities is crucial for her success. Use Skill One defensively to escape danger or offensively to engage enemies. Save Ultimate for critical moments, such as initiating team fights or securing objectives.

Best Team Compositions for Mai Shiranui

Mai Shiranui works best with heroes that can lock down enemies or protect her from harm. Tanks and crowd-control-heavy supports can help create space for Mai to deal damage safely.


Mai Shiranui performs well in team compositions with strong frontline heroes and other sources of crowd control. This allows her to safely deal damage from the backline and capitalize on her enemies’ weaknesses. Some ideal team compositions include:

  1. Tank – Heroes like Arthur provide a strong frontline, allowing Mai to deal damage safely.
  2. Initiator – Heroes like Lu Bu can engage enemies and create openings for Mai to follow up on.
  3. Support – Heroes like Ata or Lian Po can protect Mai, ensuring her survivability in team fights.
  4. Mage – Heroes like Angela or Frost can provide additional crowd control and magic damage, complementing Mai’s physical damage output.

Countering Enemies

Mai is vulnerable to assassins and high-burst damage heroes like sun wokong, berserker or Nakoruru. Ensure you have vision control and remain aware of enemy positioning. Position yourself near your teammates for protection and peel.

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