How To Play Martis In Mobile Legends
Last Updated: March 15, 2022
Looking for a Fighter with great crowd control and sustain? Looking for a duelist that excels in 1v1 situations as well as dealing massive damage in a team fight? Then you came to the right place! Martis is the exact hero you’re looking for. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started playing the Ashura King.
Fighters are a class of hero in Mobile Legends known for being great duelists, offtanks, and most of all, initiators. Marits is one of the few fighters that ticks all these boxes. He’s a hero that is strong in all stages of the game thanks to his burst, his crowd control, and his sustain. With the right items, it’s quite impossible to 1v1 Martis and come out alive. Additionally, most of Martis’ abilities all have a very wide area of effect so he can dish out massive damage over multiple targets.
That said, Martis has a few weaknesses on his kit. While he is surprisingly durable, he’s not durable enough to be a team’s primary frontliner. His abilities are also easy to dodge especially if you have a lot of mobility in your kit. If Martis misses his abilities, his damage significantly drops off. Overall, Martis is a very strong fighter with a lot of uses in a well balanced team composition. If you play around his weaknesses, he is a solid hero that can be the primary carry for your team.
Martis has a very well rounded kit that gives him a little bit of everything you would want from a fighter. There are also no complicated mechanics here that you need to learn or manage making him one of the easiest heroes to learn.
Passive – Ashura’s Wrath
Each time Martis uses a skill, his Attack Speed will be increased by 30%, 120% maximum. Lasts 4 seconds.
Not the best passive but it certainly synergizes well with Martis’ kit. Try to keep this passive up to supplement your damage whenever your skills are on cooldown. Try to weave in basic attacks as well in the middle of your combos when using your abilities.
First Skill – Ashura Aura
Martis draws enemies in a fan-shaped area in front of him, dealing 350 / 410 / 470 / 530 / 590 / 650 (+130% Extra Physical Attack) Physical Damage, and slowing them by 40% for 2 seconds.
This is one of the best crowd control abilities in the game. Ashura Aura has a pretty massive scope that ensures you can hit a lot of enemies in a team fight. This is a very disruptive form of crowd control that can interrupt your enemies positioning and locking them down in place; setting them up for other CC from your teammates. Thanks to its wide range, you should have no trouble hitting at least one enemy with this ability. It’s very forgiving so make sure you use this ability whenever it is up.
Second Skill – Mortal Coil
Martis strikes the enemies within a rectangle-shaped area in front of him, dealing 150 / 160 / 170 / 180 / 190 / 200 (+70% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage [up to 3 times (for a total of 450 / 480 / 510 / 540 / 570 / 600 (+210% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage)] and knocking them back. (The direction can be changed once during the casting and the enemies will be knocked back again)
Use Again: Martis charges forward, knocking enemies airborne and dealing 200 / 220 / 240 / 260 / 280 / 300 (+150% Extra Physical Attack) Physical Damage to them.
While casting this skill, Martis is immune to control effects and the damage taken will be reduced by 60%. This skill deals 75% / 80% / 85% / 90% / 95% / 100% damage to Minions.
Mortal Coil can be a tricky ability to use at first but once you get the hang of it, it is a really good ability to have that can spread the enemies if they’re regrouping in a team fight. It is Martis’ primary source of mobility so don’t hesitate to use it offensively and defensively. The immunity to crowd control and the damage reduction is also pretty nice because it helps Martis dive deeper into the enemy team’s backline.
Ultimate – Decimation
Martis dashes to the target enemy [Hero], dealing 650 / 750 / 850 (+100% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage. If the target’s HP drops below 50%, he deals True Damage instead.
If the target is eliminated with this skill, Martis is able to recast his skill within 10 seconds and gains 100% Movement Speed for 5 seconds. (Movement Speed gain will gradually decay over time.)
Decimation is a very powerful ability. It deals pretty massive burst but when the target’s HP is below 50%, the damage increases. Use this to execute low health targets. If you kill an enemy with this ability, he gains 100% movement speed for 5 seconds and he can recast Decimation once again. Under the right circumstances, you can easily score a 5 man kill and wipe out the enemy team in one go.
When it comes to items, your only focus should be to increase Martis’ sustain and overall damage. Throwing in a few durability items would also go a long way as Martis thrives when he is in the thick of fights. There are plenty of build paths you could follow but there are two items that you must always build on a hero like Martis. These core items are Bloodlust Axe and Blade of Despair.
- Bloodlust Axe
+70 Physical ATK
+10% CD Reduction
+20% Spell Vamp
- 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 effect before damage is dealt).
Both these core items are important to Martis because they increase his two biggest strengths: sustain and burst damage. Bloodlust Axe gives him everything he needs while massively increasing his sustain through the bonus spell vamp. Blade of Despair, on the other hand, helps him deal more damage and allows him to easily execute low health targets. In fact, you can only have these two items as Martis’ damaging items and you can allot the other spaces in his inventory for tank items.
- For your emblems, go with the Fighter set and take Festival of Blood as your talent. This will greatly increase the spell vamp and healing Martis receives from damaging enemies with his abilities. The other two talents from the Fighter set also work pretty well in certain situations but Festival of Blood is always the superior choice.
- For your battle spell, take Flicker or Purify. We’ve mentioned before that Martis isn’t all that durable. So having another method to escape when he’s being focused goes a long way. Flicker lets him have a short blink that can get him out of a lot of sticky situations. Purify, on the other hand, removes all debuffs and crowd control from him while also giving him a small movement speed boost to help him escape or chase down his target.
- Martis is at his best when he sticks close to his target. So naturally, heroes that prevent him from doing this are his biggest counters. Heroes like Valir, Diggie, Kaja, Tigreal, and Natalia all possess abilities that heavily reduce Martis’ effectiveness.