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Once a celestial guardian, Argus succumbed to the power of his demonic blade and transformed into one of the most fearsome fighters in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

The Dark Angel possesses a good combination of sustainability, burst damage, crowd control, and mobility. This allows him to dive into the enemy backline and sustain damage as a frontline fighter.

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Whether you’re looking to dominate fights or execute precise pick-offs, understanding how to harness his unique skill set is essential.

Dive into this ONE Esports guide and uncover the secrets to unleashing Argus’s full potential.

Argus’ skills in Mobile Legends

Passive Warmonger

When Argus’ blade stacks Malice Energy, he will launch a Demonic Slash with his next Basic Attack, dealing Physical Damage and recovering HP. This attack ignores a percentage of the target’s Physical Defense.

Argus’ Demonic Blade gains Malice Energy per second, and each of his Basic Attacks grants Malice Energy, with critical strikes granting additional energy.

  • Engage in continuous combat to keep charging Malice Energy. Focus on hitting enemy heroes, minions, or jungle monsters regularly.
  • Monitor your Malice Energy gauge. Engage when you reach enough energy points for higher kill potential.

First skill Demonic Grip

Argus stretches out a demonic hand in the target’s direction, dealing Physical Damage to the first enemy hero or creep hit, stunning them for a duration, and pulling him and the target towards the other. If no enemy is hit, Argus pulls himself towards the destination instead.

Use Again: Argus dashes and strikes in the target direction, dealing Physical Damage to enemies along the path.

  • Use Demonic Grip to close the gap against enemies or escape from dangerous situations by targeting neutral units or creeps.
  • Combine Demonic Grip with Meteoric Sword to deal more damage. This allows you to pull in enemies and then deal significant damage.

Second skill – Meteoric Sword

After a short delay, Argus thrusts his Demonic Blade in a target direction, dealing Physical Damage to enemies hit and slowing them. The delay time will decrease as Argus’ Attack Speed increases. Enemy heroes hit are Cursed for a duration, during which they will leave a Cursed Trail behind.

Argus gains Movement Speed while on a Cursed Trail. Argus’ Basic Attacks on a Cursed target will grant double the Malice Energy. Meteoric Sword counts as Basic Attack damage and can trigger attack effects.

  • Use Meteoric Sword to clear minion waves and jungle camps quickly.
  • During the laning phase, use this skill to poke enemy heroes, forcing them to retreat or play defensively.
  • Position yourself to hit multiple targets with the AOE component of Meteoric Sword, especially during team fights, to maximize damage output.

Ultimate – Eternal Evil

Passive: Permanently increases the recharge of Malice Energy.

Active: Argus removes all debuffs, excluding Suppression, on himself and enters an Eternal Evil state, gaining Death Immunity for a duration. While in this state, all of his damage dealt to enemy heroes will be converted into HP for him once the state ends. Leaving the Eternal Evil state also resets Turrets’ damage increase against Argus.

  • Activate Eternal Evil when you are low on health or expecting to take heavy damage. This ensures you can sustain and potentially turn the tide of battle.
  • When invulnerable, try to play aggressively. Dive into enemy lines and deal as much damage as you can.
  • In team fights, position yourself as a frontline threat, drawing attention and letting your team capitalize on the chaos.

A comprehensive guide on how to play Argus in Mobile Legends

Recommended battle spell

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Inspire is the best battle spell for Argus due to its synergistic benefits with his abilities and playstyle.

The battle spell allows you to deliver a flurry of Basic Attacks in a short duration. This is particularly potent when combined with the Warmonger passive, which charges up through Basic Attacks.

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It also complements the Eternal Evil ultimate. When Inspire is activated simultaneously as your ultimate, the rapid, uninterrupted Basic Attacks allow you to deal immense damage while regenerating your health.

Recommended emblem

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The combination of Fatal, Master Assassin, and War Cry provides you with a perfect blend of offensive power and situational advantages.

Fatal talent increases your critical chance, making Basic Attacks and abilities hit harder.

Master Assassin makes you more lethal in one-versus-one scenarios. When you go solo or dive into enemy lines ahead of the team, Master Assassin ensures you can take down isolated targets or backline heroes quickly.

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Finally, War Cry boosts your sustained damage. After successfully landing the skill combination of Demonic Grip, Meteoric Sword, and Basic Attacks, you gain a damage boost for a duration.

This is especially useful when the Eternal Evil ultimate is activated, as all the damage you deal converts into HP.

Argus best build

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After Swift Boots, directly build Corrosion Scythe. This item provides Attack Speed and Physical Damage, which are crucial for Argus. Moreover, the item’s passive slows down enemies, allowing you to stick to your targets when chasing enemies.

Purchase Sky Piercer and Windtalker next. Sky Piercer is a low-cost item that provides Adaptive Attack and Movement Speed, and allows you to instantly execute enemies when they reach a certain level of HP.

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Windtalker boosts your Physical Attack, Attack Speed, Crit Chance, and Movement Speed.

In the mid-game, acquire Haas’ Claws and Berserker’s Fury. Both are offensive items that boost Crit Chance and Physical Attack tremendously. In addition, Haas’ Claws gives Lifesteal while Berserker’s Fury increases your Crit Damage.

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Finally, get Blade of Despair or Malefic Roar. When facing highly-durable heroes, it is adviseable to go for the latter.

The best build for Argus in Mobile Legends

  • Swift Boots
  • Sky Piercer
  • Corrosion Scythe
  • Windtalker
  • Berserker’s Fury
  • Blade of Despair

Tips and easy combos

Playing Argus requires a balance of aggression and strategic timing.

Focus on farming efficiently in the early game with Meteoric Sword to ensure you gain gold and experience quickly.

Pressure enemy heroes to keep them at bay but avoid overextending. Use Demonic Grip to engage or disengage as needed.

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The mid-game is your time to shine. Start participating in skirmishes and ganks, leveraging Demonic Grip to isolate key targets.

Always monitor your Warmonger gauge to maximize your damage output. Use Inspire for rapid attacks, enhancing your damage output.

In team fights, position yourself as a frontline combatant. Activate Eternal Evil at critical moments to absorb massive damage and regenerate health, making you nearly unkillable.

Focus on high-priority targets like enemy marksmen and mages.

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