Updated on July 7, 2 p.m. (GMT+8): Updated recommended emblem.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang fighter hero Alpha wreaks havoc on the battlefield together with his trusty companion, Beta.

He possesses multiple crowd control effects and lifesteal in his unique skill set. Moreover, Beta complements his onslaught by inflicting true damage against enemies.

To ensure your dominance using this cyborg fighter, we’ve created an extensive guide on the ideal battle spell and emblem, best build, and skill combos.

Alpha’s skills in Mobile Legends

Passive – Beta, Advance!

When Alpha uses a skill, Beta will be summoned to attack. Enemies that are hit by Beta two times will be Locked On.

Locked On: After Alpha deals damage to the target, Beta will fire a laser at them, dealing true damage and briefly applying a powerful slow.

  • Locked On effect only works on enemy heroes and jungle creeps.
  • Enemies and creeps affected by this passive will have a mark above their health bars. The mark lasts for several seconds and resets when Beta hits them after using a skill.
  • Whenever you trigger Locked On, hit the enemy with basic attacks for Beta to repeatedly shoot your target, and use your skills after cooldown to reset the mark duration.

First skill – Rotary Impact

Alpha unleashes an energy wave in the target direction, dealing physical damage to enemies in its path and slowing them. Beta then strafes enemies along the same path, dealing true damage.

  • Get Rotary Impact at level one because it has a lower cooldown compared to his second skill, Force Swing, and therefore can trigger the passive. Use this to harass your lane opponent in the first few seconds of the game.
  • For better accuracy, manually target this skill.

Second skill – Force Swing

After a short delay, Alpha swings his blade in the target direction, dealing physical damage to enemies in a fan-shaped area and recovering HP for each enemy hit.

Beta then strafes enemies in the same area, dealing true damage.

  • Force Swing is Alpha’s bread-and-butter skill. So, max this out first.
  • You can move while using this skill.
  • You can also use Flicker while casting Force Swing, giving you the option to make a surprise attack.

Ultimate – Spear of Alpha

Beta dives in the target direction, dealing physical damage to enemies hit and stunning them for a second. Alpha then leaps towards the same location, knocking enemies in his path airborne and carrying them to the landing location. He then slams down, dealing physical damage and slowing enemies for a few seconds.

Beta then attacks the same area several times, dealing true damage each time.

  • Initiate your attack with the ultimate. It has multiple crowd control effects, allowing you to hit your target with Force Swing and Rotary Impact.
  • As much as possible, cast this skill manually, so you can maximize its range.
  • You can use this to drag enemies near your allies or turret.
  • You can combo this with Flicker to extend its cast range. To do this, cast the skill first towards your intended direction, then quickly tap on Flicker.

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A comprehensive guide on how to play Alpha in Mobile Legends

Recommended battle spell

Mobile Legends Alpha guide-Flicker and Retribution battle spells
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When it comes to battle spells, the strategic choice for Alpha depends on your role and playstyle. For side laners, Flicker emerges as the ideal option. Given his limited mobility outside of his ultimate, Flicker acts as a valuable tool for closing in on targets or getting out of precarious situations.

Alternatively, if you’re assuming the role of a jungler, Retribution is the go-to spell. It can help you quickly farm jungle monsters, and secure important objectives such as the Lord and Turtle.

Recommended emblem

Mobile Legends Alpha guide-emblem setup
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Whether you’re playing as a side laner or jungler, it’s best to equip Fighter emblem because it gives spell vamp, adaptive attack, and hybrid defense stats, which improves your damage output and survivability in team fights.

In terms of talents, choose Agility in the first tier to gain additional movement speed, and Festival of Blood in the second tier to increase your spell vamp.

When it comes to your key talent, the most favorable choice is Brave Smite. It restores a percentage of your HP periodically after dealing damage with skills, allowing you to endure longer in battles.

Alternatively, Killing Spree is also a viable option, especially if you’re a jungler. It provides not only HP restoration but also gives movement speed boost when you eliminate an enemy hero.

Best item build

Mobile Legends Alpha guide-pro item builds
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To fully unleash Alpha’s potential, prioritize items that offer cooldown reduction. After buying Tough or Warrior Boots depending on the other team’s draft, purchase War Axe, Bloodlust Axe, and Hunter Strike.

Complete your build with defensive items. Brute Force Breastplate is an excellent choice, as it mitigates both physical and magic damage while providing cooldown reduction.

For physical defense, consider acquiring Dominance Ice, Antique Cuirass, or Blade Armor. For magic, get Athena’s Shield or Radiant Armor. As the game progresses, including an Immortality in your late-game build will significantly enhance your survivability.

If you’re ahead in the game, you can opt for offensive items, such as Malefic Roar, Endless Battle, and Blade of Despair.

The best build for Alpha in Mobile Legends

  • Tough Boots (Ice Retribution if you’re a jungler)
  • War Axe
  • Bloodlust Axe
  • Hunter Strike
  • Brute Force Breastplate
  • Athena’s Shield

Easy combos to learn

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang skin, General Void Alpha
Credit: Moonton

In the laning phase, hit your enemy with Rotary Impact to slow him down, then use Force Swing and basic attacks to deal huge damage and activate Beta, Advance!

Upon reaching level four, initiate your combo with Spear of Alpha. Subsequently, use Force Swing and Rotary Impact, then hit your target with basic attacks to continuously trigger the passive.

You can hide in bushes or use Flicker to launch a surprise offensive against your opponents.

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