How To Play Alucard In Mobile Legends
Last Updated: February 11, 2022
Being one of the main characters in the mobile game’s animated adaptation, Alucard is, understandably, a very popular hero in Mobile Legends. His playstyle in the game is also a big factor of the character’s enduring popularity. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started playing the Demon Hunter.
There’s a lot of fighters in Mobile Legends’ roster of heroes. But none of them are as iconic as Alucard. Based on a popular vampire, this hero lives up to its blood sucking counterpart. Alucard has an innate lifesteal which makes him a very powerful duelist and 1v1 hero. He is also pretty mobile thanks to his abilities and his passive allows him to effectively stick to his target. With all the sustain and mobility in his kit, it’s no surprise that he works best as a Jungler. This allows him to roam and gank to secure leads and objectives.
Despite his many strengths, Alucard has a few weaknesses. For starters, he is very weak in the early game. Before he gets one or two items, Alucard can be easily erased during fights. Being a late game threat, he tends to get focused first during fights and since he is not that durable, he can easily be taken out. He also lacks crowd control to make any sort of impact outside of dealing damage. Overall, Alucard is a great hero to main. If you’re looking for a late game carry fighter in the jungle that deals a ton of damage, Alucard just might be what you’re looking for.
Alucard’s kit is all about dealing damage and sticking to his target. Most of his abilities have a pretty wide area of effect and he has an innate lifesteal thanks to his ultimate.
Passive – Pursuit
Alucard’s skills deal 1.5 times damage when only one enemy is hit. Alucard’s next Basic Attack after each skill cast deals 1.2 times damage and allows him to dash to the target. Alucard’s skills benefit from 50% of his Physical Lifesteal.
Alucard’s passive is part of the reason why he is an excellent duelist. His next basic attack also deals bonus damage and lets him dash to his target making him a difficult hero to outrun. His skills also get lifesteal thanks to his passive. It’s worth noting that Pursuit affects towers as well so you need to have some presence of mind when using abilities and using a basic attack afterwards.
First Skill – Groundsplitter
Alucard jumps to a designated location and launches a slash, dealing 250 / 270 / 290 / 310 / 330 / 350 (+110% Extra Physical Attack) points of Physical Damage and slowing enemies by 40% for 2 seconds.
Groundsplitter is Alucard’s main engage or escape tool. It’s a gap closer that allows him to be efficient in ganking lanes. It can jump over walls so you can use it to make a quick escape or to catch your enemies off guard.
Second Skill – Whirling Smash
Alucard slashes at nearby enemies, dealing 300 / 320 / 340 / 360 / 380 / 400 (+120% Extra Physical Attack) points of Physical Damage.
This is a pretty straightforward ability. Whirling Smash deals damage around Alucard. Apart from this, it has no other effect. Use it to clear waves or to proc the effects of your passive.
Ultimate – Fission Wave
Alucard increases his Physical Lifesteal by 40% / 50% / 60%, absorbs the energy of enemies within the designated area and slows them by 40% for 4 seconds.
Within 8 seconds, Pursuit is triggered whenever he deals damage to the marked targets.
Use Again: Alucard fires a powerful wave forward, dealing 440 (+200% Extra Physical Attack) points of Physical Damage to enemies in the area.
Fission Wave is the biggest reason why Alucard is great in 1v1 duels. It gives him insane lifesteal and allows him to deal bonus damage to his opponent thanks to this ability proccing his passive. It also has a bonus effect where in Alucard fires a wave that deals damage in an area. It’s great for finishing off targets when they try to get away.
When it comes to item builds, your primary focus on Alucard is building Physical Damage items. He does well in extended trades and has a built-in enhancement to his basic attacks. Working on these areas will increase his effectiveness. Items that will increase his durability can also work in Alucard’s favor. Out of all these builds, there are three items that you should always have in your inventory. These core items are Endless Battle, War Axe, and Blade of Despair.
- Endless Battle
+65 Physical ATK
+5 Mana Regen
+10% CD Reduction
+5% Movement SPD
+10% Physical Lifesteal
Unique Passive – Divine Justice: In 3s after using the skill, the caster’s next Basic Attack will deal additional True Damage as much as 60% of Physical Attack with a cooldown of 1.5s.
Unique Passive – Chase Fate: When Divine Justice’s effect is triggered, it will increase the hero’s movement speed 10%.
- 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.
- Blade of Despair
+160 Physical ATK
+5% Movement SPD
Unique Passive – Despair: Attacking enemy units that have HP below 50% will increase the hero’s Physical Attack by 25%. Lasts 2s. (Takes affect before damage is dealt)
All these items make Alucard a very potent late game carry. Endless Battle increases his lifesteal while also enhancing his basic attacks with additional damage whenever he uses an ability. War Axe gives him sustained damage that gets stronger the longer he stays in a fight while also giving him a bit of durability. Blade of Despair is an all purpose Physical Damage item that gives Alucard a lot more damage and lets him finish off low health targets.
- For emblems, you can go with either the Fighter or Assassin set. If you’re playing in the Jungle, you’ll be better off with the Assassin set and Killing Spree as your talent. This allows you to restore a portion of your health and increases your movement speed whenever you kill an enemy hero. If you’re in a lane, you’ll benefit more off of the Fighter set and Festival of Blood as your talent. This gives you bonus spell vamp which further increases your already impressive sustain.
- For your battle spell, take Retribution if you’re going to play as a jungler and either Flicker or Sprint if you’re playing in a side lane. Retribution allows you to secure objectives in the jungle while Flicker or Sprint gives you added mobility.
- Alucard is at his best when he can get close to his target. So naturally, heroes that can push him away or stop him in his tracks can severely counter him. Heroes like Hylos, Tigreal, Chou, Eudora, and Valir are hard counters to Alucard.
So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know on how to play Alucard in Mobile Legends. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun!