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Martis, the Ashura King, possesses a unique skill set that makes him a highly versatile fighter hero in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

He has multiple crowd control skills, control immunity, attack speed buff, and burst physical damage from his ultimate that resets right away when you take down an enemy hero using it.

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One of his key strengths is his ability to function effectively in the EXP lane or jungle. This allows him to be flexible, making him a valuable addition to any team composition.

Learn how to play this hero using this extensive ONE Esports guide which includes recommended emblems, battle spells, best build, skill tips, and combos.

Martis’ skills in Mobile Legends

Passive – Ashura’s Wrath

Each time Martis uses a skill, his attack speed will be increased, capped at four stacks. The effect lasts for four seconds.

He gains extra physical attack at full stacks.

  • The duration of Ashura’s Wrath resets whenever he uses a skill.
  • Learn how his second skill, Mortal Coil, works to maximize this passive.

First skill – Ashura Aura

Martis draws enemies to a fan-shaped area in front of him and deals physical damage, slowing them for a few seconds.

  • He moves a bit forward after casting Ashura Aura, so be careful when using it near enemy turrets.
  • Use the skill indicator to hit as many enemies as possible.

Second skill – Mortal Coil

Martis strikes in the target direction three times, each time dealing physical damage to enemies hit. Enemies hit by the first and third strike are also knocked back. The attack direction can be changed once using the joystick.

Use again: He leaps in the target direction, dealing physical damage to enemies in his path and knocking them airborne.

He gains control immunity and damage reduction when casting this skill.

  • Using Mortal Coil alone can fully stack Ashura’s Wrath.
  • The skill’s cooldown starts after casting the first phase, letting you maximize his passive.
  • Upon casting, there will be a slight delay before the first slash occurs. So, get as close as possible to your opponent when using this.
  • You can change direction on the third slash.
  • You can use Flicker during skill animation.
  • While this can fully stack his passive, its first phase only gives one stack to Brute Force Breastplate.
  • Suppression can interrupt this skill, making him vulnerable to Kaja and Franco’s ultimates.
  • This skill allows him to stop Johnson‘s ultimate, Rapid Touchdown, while being immune to its stun effect.

Ultimate – Decimation

Martis lunges at a designated enemy hero, dealing huge physical damage.

If the enemy is killed by this skill, he can cast it again within 10 seconds, and gains extra movement speed that gradually decays. Each successive cast also increases the skill’s damage.

  • Decimination’s cooldown triggers when you are unable to kill the target.
  • This skill deals true damage if the enemy’s HP is below 50 percent.
  • When an enemy hero’s HP drops below a certain percentage, a mark will appear beneath them, helping you determine when to strike them with the ultimate.
  • If you successfully killed a hero equipped with Immortality, the cooldown still resets and you still gain movement speed bonus, letting you finish off the target after resurrecting.
  • Bonuses are also applied by decimating Vexana‘s Cursed Oath puppet or heroes resurrected by Faramis‘s Cult Altar.
  • This skill can be interrupted by crowd control effects during dashing, and can be disabled by root effect.

A comprehensive guide on how to play Martis in Mobile Legends

Recommended battle spell

Mobile Legends Martis guide-Flicker and Retribution battle spells
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Flicker provides you extra mobility, allowing you to chase down low-health enemies and slay them using Decimation. Additionally, it can help you get out of sticky situations.

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Alternatively, if you’re playing as a jungler, Retribution is the clear choice. It helps you clear jungle creeps efficiently, and secure major objectives such as the Lord and Turtle.

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Recommended emblem

Recommended emblem set for Martis in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
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As Martis, opting for the Assassin emblem proves to be highly advantageous. It grants substantial amounts of adaptive penetration, adaptive attack, and increased movement speed, enabling you to excel at securing kills.

For the most effective talent selections, consider Rupture, which offers additional adaptive penetration, enhancing your damage output further. If you’re a jungler, Seasoned Hunter is an ideal choice as it boosts your damage against the Lord, Turtle, and jungle creeps.

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On the other hand, if you find yourself playing in a lane, Festival of Blood presents an excellent alternative by providing you with spell vamp, which ensures your survivability.

If you find yourself playing in a lane, Festival of Blood presents an excellent alternative by providing you with spell vamp, which ensures better survivability emblem works best for Martis. Focus on Bravery and Invasion for physical attack and penetration. Pick Festival of Blood as your primary talent for spell vamp.

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For your core talent, pick Killing Spree, which instantly recovers a portion of your HP, and boosts your movement speed upon taking down an enemy hero. This enables you to easily chase down enemies and eliminate them with Decimation.

Martis best build

Mobile Legends Martis guide-Pro item builds
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It’s important to balance offense and defense to ensure that you can deal significant damage while also staying alive in team fights and objective taking.

Start by buying the appropriate Boots. Follow it up with Hunter Strike, Blade of Despair, and Malefic Roar to boost your damage output.

For defense, consider purchasing Brute Force Breastplate to acquire a mix of physical and magic defense, and extra movement speed.

Mobile Legends defensive items Athena's Shield and Radiant Armor
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Consider investing in Athena’s Shield or Radiant Armor for magic resistance. However, if the opposing team relies heavily on physical damage, buy Antique Cuirass or Balde Armor.

In the late game, you may want to swap out one of your items for Immortality to enhance your survivability.

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The best build for Martis in Mobile Legends

  • Tough Boots/Warrior Boots (Ice Retribution if you’re a jungler)
  • Hunter Strike
  • Blade of Despair
  • Malefic Roar
  • Brute Force Breastplate
  • Athena’s Shield

Easy combos to learn

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang skin, Death Rock Martis
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If you’re playing in the side lane, pressure your enemy by hitting them with Mortal Coil first, followed by Ashura Aura when you knock them airborne, and basic attacks.

Always remember that you can change the direction of Mortal Coil once, so knock your opponent away from their turret and into a more vulnerable position.

When you reach level four, you can unleash a deadly combo to slay enemies. Use Mortal Coil, Ashura Aura, and swift basic attacks to lower their HP to a quarter before using Decimation for the finishing blow.

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