Marco Polo Build in Honor of Kings | Complete Guide

Marco Polo is High True damage dealing hero in HoK who can always 1v9 games if played well. He requires good kiting skills to maximize his damage output. Placing his 1st skill strategically and casting it will melt the hp of the opponent, and he not only has damage but also has insane mobility, which makes him a good marksman every patch. This article will guide you with the best build of Marco Polo in Honor of Kings(HoK), including his playstyle tips, Skills, Arcana archive, spell, counter and combos to make him an intense hero.

Marco Polo Skills

Passive Skill: Chain Reaction
Marco polo chain reaction
– Applies one stack of destruction on the target and five stacks on minions,
– Recovers 30 Energy
– Basic attacks and skills of Marco polo deals an extra 40 true damage and +35physical attack
– Applies 50% of his basic attack on hit effect
Skill 1: Resplendent Revolver
Marco polo resplendent revolver
– Gain 10% movement speed and fire continuously in the target direction, dealing 130 physical damage and + 27%physical attack.
– Recover 10 Energy
– When attack speed is boosted by 0%/8%/80%/130%/180%, the total number of barrages will be 5/7/9/11
Skill 2: Roaming Gun
Roaming Gun marco polo
– Shifts in the Target direction
– Gain movement speed and deal 20% extra damage if the enemy is nearby
Skill 3: Fevered Barrage
Fevered Barrage marco polo
– Shift in the target direction, then moves slowly in the same position while firing barrages at the nearby enemy for 3s, dealing 150 physical damage and +35%Physicl attack.
– When attack speed is boosted by 0%/8%/80%/130%/180%, the total number of barrages will be 10/13/16/19

How to Play Marco Polo? 

The play style of Marco Polo in Honor of Kings revolves around dealing damage with his 1st skill, kiting and going in with his ult. Marco Polo fires in the target direction with his first skill and gains movement speed while firing. That is his main source of maximum damage output. He also has a dash skill in his kit, which makes him insanely good as a Marksman. Marco can use his 2nd skill to position himself and escape danger when needed.

  1. Always use 2nd skill not for engaging in battle but to escape, as you might get into a lot of trouble if you use 2nd skill offensively. 
  2. Marco Polo’s other damage-dealing skill is his ult, from which he can deal aoe damage to enemies within ult range. 
  3. Proper use of his ult will win you every team fight, so always try to use it when most of the enemies use their CC. 
  4. You can also use your ult to run away sometimes but try to save it.
  5. Carrying purify with Marco Polo in HoK is also good most of the time if enemies have cc. Use the HoK purify spell on Marco polo build when going in with ult to avoid enemy cc. 
Marco Polo Combos:
  • This is the Main Combo of Marco Polo in HoK:- Skill 1 + Skill 2 + Ultimate + Purify

Most of Marco Polo’s damage comes from his auto-attack and skill 1, so try to position well and auto-attack as much as you can.

Marco Polo Counters:

Marco Polo is hard to counter hero in HoK if the player masters him, but it is not impossible as you can play strategically to kill him. So, to kill Marco Polo try to sidestep his skill1 because while chasing him, if you track in a straight line, he will deal a lot of damage. If you want to go all in on marco polo, wait for him to use his dash if he doesn’t have flash, or wait for him to use both as an assassin. Also, try not to pick many tanks against marco polo as he deals True damage, which will get through armour. 

Here are some best heroes to counter Marco Polo in Honor of Kings:

Marco counter heroesDescription
Lady SunLady Sun can easily sidestep Marco polo’s skill 1 and has a range advantage over him during lane.
Judge DeeDee can stun Marco and cancel his ult.
VoidCallerVoid has two cc skills in his kit, so even if Marco Polo uses his purify he can get stunned by another skill of Voidcaller.
SeafarerSeafarer can catch Marco off guard when farming as Marco has to farm a lot to get his items in time to deal damage.
LamLam has enough mobility to go all in on Polo, even if he uses his 2nd skill to dash away.
Best/Worst teammate of Marco Polo 

Here are some best/worst heroes to play with Marco Polo on the same team:

Best HeroesWorst heroes
Time Bender, Yaria, Beast, Voidcaller, EclipseZhao Yun, Berserker
Heroes weak against Marco Polo

Marco Polo is Strong against these heroes in Honor of Kings:

  1. Beast, 
  2. Arthur, 
  3. Ata, 
  4. Lian Po 
  5. and Mischief

Marco Polo best items/Equipment

Polo has good damage in the early games if you land your skill 1 properly on the enemy target, so try to go for an attack speed item like sparkforged dagger first. They go for some physical damage-dealing equipment like an eternity blade. After that, you can go for a physical attack, critical damage or attack speed build, depending on the enemy team comp. Marco deals lots of True damage, so I suggest not to build any armor penetration item, and he can get through armor easily. 

At last, go for some defensive equipment because Marco goes in a lot with his ult, and he might get focused instantly and die. So go for items like Sage’s Sanctuary if the enemy has both magic and physical damage or for LongNight Guardian, which saves you from burst damage. 

Here is the ideal Honor of Kings build of Marco Polo, but always look at enemy comp and go accordingly:

  • Boots of Dexterity> Sparkforged Dagger> Eternity Blade> BloodWeeper> Daybreaker> Sage’s Sanctuary
  • The best Physical Items/equipment of Marco Polo are Sparkforged Dagger, Eternity Blade, Axe of Torment, Shadow Ripper, Bloodweeper, Daybreaker, and Mortal Punisher.
  • The best items to build Defensive Marco Polo in HoK are Sage’s Sanctuary and Longnight Guardian.

Marco Polo Best Arcana and Spells in Honor of Kings

Best Spell and Arcana of Marco polo

For the suitable Arcana of Marco Polo in HoK, always pick Hunter, Eagle Eye and Red Moon, as these items help you get through the early game and boost your damage in the late game. By going through these HoK arcana, you will get some movement speed, attack speed, physical attack, physical pierce, critical rate and attack speed, which is essential for Marco Polo during the early game.

The best spell for Marco Polo in HoK would be flash or purify, depending on the opponent’s pick. For example, if the enemy team has too much cc, then Marco Polo must pick Purify spell to avoid it while ulting, and if the enemy team has assassins or fighters who will always come for you, then you should go for flash. Always go for these two spells by analyzing the enemy comp.

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