Updated on March 14, 2 p.m. (GMT+8): Improved relevancy.
Eugene “Kayzeepi” Kong is a highly accomplished roamer in the Singaporean Mobile Legends: Bang Bang scene, known for his aggressive playstyle that was instrumental in RSG‘s championship run at MPL MYSG Season 5.
He is especially renowned for his skill with Atlas, a tank hero that has undergone several nerfs but continues to dominate ranked and pro play due to the hero’s exceptional initiation abilities.
If you’re looking to improve your Atlas gameplay, here are five valuable tips from Kayzeepi himself.
5 things you need to know to master Atlas in MLBB, according to Kayzeepi
Set up for success! Run Tank Emblem and Flicker
Depending on the opponent’s lineup, I recommend you choose between Shield, which gives magic defense, or Firmness, which provides physical defense. Next, put points into Inspire for cooldown reduction, followed by Tenacity.
For Atlas, Flicker is important as it helps you make plays so that you can look cool (like me).
The best build for Atlas
Similar to emblems, you’ll need to adapt your boots accordingly. If you’re going against assassins and marksmen, definitely build Warrior Boots. If you’re fighting against magic damage dealers, go for Tough Boots.
My core item is Immortality because the Ocean Gladiator is all about finding opportunities. Immortality gives you more chances to create them.
I will adapt the rest of my items based on the enemy. You can go for Athena’s Shield which is a good item to take regardless, followed by Demon’s Wings and Cursed Helmet.
Once you’re comfortable, buy Molten Essence first to deal more damage to enemy units in the area around you since you’ll be roaming.
Kayzeepi recommends this best build for Atlas in MLBB
- Warrior Boots/Tough Boots
- Athena’s Shield
- Demon’s wings
- Cursed Helmet
Max out Perfect Match and combo well
Perfect Match sets up your ultimate and is your primary engage spell, so I would use this skill whenever possible.
If you really want to max Annihilate first, that’s fine too. Atlas is very tanky after all, and his passive is great against melee heroes in close combat.
When casting Perfect Match, right before Atlas merges with his mech, cast Annihilate to deal two circles AoEs to maximize your damage.
Strategize in detail
At the early levels, clear waves and help your marksman or mage tank red or blue buff. In the mid game, roam and look for engages for your team.
Remember, The Ocean Gladiator is a hero that purely sets up plays. His damage is low and he won’t be able to secure kills by himself. If it means your carries can deal more damage to win the fight, it’s fine if you die as a tank.
When playing with friends, tell them where they should stand, or ask them to wait for you to engage before following up.
You should always be standing forward. By doing so, you can get a vision of the enemy team and information on where they are.
Make sure Fatal Links is fatal
Use Perfect Match, then cast your ultimate. Use Fatal Links only when there are at least two enemies, or if you manage to catch a carry in the back line. In the late game, ult five enemies if possible.
You can hold the first cast of Fatal Links for longer before letting go to send enemies into your team.
As I always say, easy game, easy life.
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