How To Play Alpha In Mobile Legends
Last Updated: February 9, 2022
Alpha is a Fighter that can outsustain most meta heroes. Despite building mostly damage, he is a hero that can be surprisingly durable. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started playing the Blade of Enmity.
Most fighters have incredible sustaining abilities that allow them to stay longer in fights. Then, there’s Alpha. This hero has insane sustain that he can absolutely stay in his lane without ever having to go return to base. He has great burst, consistent true damage, and an amazing ultimate that has a very short cooldown. All his abilities also have very decent areas of effect making him an effective side laner or jungler. All these come together to make a very great Fighter hero that can carry games under the right circumstances.
That said, Alpha does have a few weaknesses that may make you reconsider playing him. For starters, his skills can easily be countered and dodged. His ultimate, for example, can be hard to land if the enemies are all mobile. There are also items that can reduce healing effects and severely limit Alpha’s biggest strength which is the heal he gets from his abilities. Overall, Alpha is still a pretty good hero that is worth investing your time to. If you’re looking for a fighter with good engage and incredible sustain, this hero just might be perfect for you.
Alpha’s kit is all about dealing damage to multiple targets. His kit is pretty unique in a way that it has a good mix of area of effect burst and single target DPS.
Passive – Beta, Advance!
Each time Alpha uses a skill, he summons Beta and marks the target. Beta will launch 3 laser strikes upon reaching 2 marks.
Beta’s first two laser strikes each deal 50 (+70% Extra Physical ATK) True Damage and briefly reduce the target’s Movement Speed, and the final AOE attack deals 50 (+130% Extra Physical ATK) True Damage.
Alpha implores his sidekick, Beta, to help him attack his opponents. This is the primary source of DPS when playing as Alpha. Beta not only deals true damage, it also reduces the target’s movement speed making it more vulnerable for a follow up from you or your teammates.
First Skill – Rotary Impact
Alpha launches and slashes forward, dealing 200 / 220 / 240 / 260 / 280 / 300 (+90% Extra Physical ATK) Physical Damage to the enemies along the way and slowing them by 40% for 1 seconds.
After the light wave is launched, Beta will follow its trace to strafe enemies, dealing 100 / 180 / 260 / 340 / 420 / 500 (+90% Extra Physical ATK) Physical Damage.
This is Alpha’s main damaging ability. It deals damage in a straight line and is a good way to harass opponents while also clearing minion waves.
Second Skill – Force Swing
After charging for a while, Alpha will strike forward in a fan-shaped area, dealing 250 / 300 / 350 / 400 / 450 / 500 (+100% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage to enemies. Each hit restores 100 / 120 / 140 / 160 / 180 / 200 (+30% Extra Physical ATK) HP.
Then Beta scans the enemies within the area, dealing 125 / 135 / 145 / 155 / 165 / 175 (+30% Extra Physical ATK) Physical Damage.
Force Swing is the ability that gives Alpha his insane power to sustain. It deals damage in a fan shaped area of effect that restores health to Alpha with each enemy hit. When combined with spell vamp items, it can feel like Alpha is truly unkillable.
Ultimate – Alpha, Charge!
Alpha commands Beta to smash down at a set location, dealing 100 (+20% Extra Physical ATK) Physical Damage and inflicting stun for 1 second. At the first time Alpha flies over to the area and deals 50 / 75 / 100 (+20% Extra Physical ATK) Physical Damage to targets in his path, knocking the airborne toward his destination, and then smashing down to deal 200 (+80% Extra Physical ATK) Physical Damage and slow them by 40% for 1.5 seconds.
After Alpha smashes down, Beta launches 5 AOE strike(s) upon the target area, each dealing 25 (+60% Extra Physical ATK) Physical Damage
Alpha’s ultimate is a great tool to engage enemies. It is very disruptive with its 1 second stun and can turn the tides of a team fight when used correctly.
When it comes to item builds, your sole focus on Alpha is increasing his healing through spell vamp and improving his sustained damage. The builds will more or less be the same no matter what your playstyle is. There are actually two items we consider very important on Alpha and must be present in all builds that you will decide to run. These core items are Bloodlust Axe and War Axe.
- Bloodlust Axe
+70 Physical ATK
+10% CD Reduction
+20% Spell Vamp
- War Axe
+35 Physical ATK
+10% CD Reduction
Unique Passive – Fighting Spirit: Dealing damage to enemies grants 9 Physical Attack and 3 Physical Penetration per second for 3s, to a max of 8 stacks (Marksmen/Mages/Supports only receive 33% of these stacked effects); also grants 15% Movement Speed at full stacks.
Both these items increase Alpha’s effectiveness and drastically improve his strengths. These items make Alpha a very difficult hero to take down especially in long, extended fights.
- For your emblem, go with the Fighter set and take Festival of Blood as your talent. This will drastically increase your spell vamp which will enhance your sustain thanks to your abilities.
- For your battle spell, take Retribution if you’re going to play in the jungle and Flicker if you’re playing in a side lane. Retribution allows you to secure buffs and jungle objectives like Lord or Turtle while Flicker is an all purpose battle spell that adds mobility to your kit.
- Alpha is countered by heroes that deal more damage than the amount he can heal. Heroes like Layla, Chou, Sun, and Moskov are examples of heroes that can easily counter Alpha.
So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know on how to play Alpha in Mobile Legends. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun!