Mobile Legends Argus Guide: Best Build, Emblem and Gameplay Tips

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In Mobile Legends Bang Bang, Argus is a very strong Fighter type hero with a good set of Crowd Control, Blink, Buff, Regeneration and Area of Effect(AoE). We can play him like a mass-damage dealer in a team fight since his ultimate skill makes him very durable. Recently, he has got revamp in the original server, after that he is very flexible and enlisted his name in the meta category. When playing Argus in the off-lane we can rank him as an A-tier pick and an easy-to-play champion. You can play him as a Fighter or an Initiator. In this guide, we will cover how to build and play Argus in Mobile Legends, starting from her skills, to emblems and spell recommendations, and finally to items and gameplay tips.

We have previously discussed how to master playing with other Mobile Legends heroes like MiyaLingWanwanPharsaCarmillaSilvannaHayabusaAtlasLuo Yi, Aurora, KhaleedFreya, Lesley, Yu ZhongTigrealHylosValirCecilionLyliaUranus, BaratsOdetteAngelaValeRafaelaHanzoEsmeraldaBrody, Lapu-LapuNanaBenedettaHildaMathildaSelenaMiyaJawheadChouPaquitoThamuzLunox, Yi Sun-ShinYveGatotkacaKarrie, Ruby, Beatrix, and Gloo. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Argus.

Skill analysis

Argus is a hero with the common four skill sets of one passive and three actives. In this Argus guide, let’s see what are his abilities in Mobile Legends, and when you can use which skill to get the best out of him.

Passive – Warmonger (Burst)

Every time Argus takes or deals damage his blade gains charges which can be seen below his health bar. When it is fully charged his next basic attack hits thrice rapidly while dealing physical damage (+270% Physical ATK) and restoring 90 HP for himself. He slashes towards the target while casting a third empowered basic attack.

Skill 1 – Demonic Grip (Blink, CC)

CD- 15/14.2/13.4/12.6/11.8/11

Argus unleashes his demonic hand towards a specified direction while dealing 125/150/175/200/225/250 amount of physical damage and Argus will pull himself towards the target, stunning them for 1 second. Using it again will make him charge towards any direction while dealing 175/200/225/250/275/300 amount of physical damage to enemies.

Skill 2 – Meteoric Sword (AoE, Speed Up)

CD- 10/9.6/9.2/8.8/8.4/8

After charging for a while Argus strikes the enemies with his blade while dealing 200/230/260/290/320/350 amount of physical damage and slowing them down for 0.8 seconds by 80%. Upon a successful hit the enemy will be cursed for the next 4 seconds and take 35/40/45/50/55/60 amount of physical damage every 0.3 seconds while moving, not only that, while cursed the target leaves a cursed trail that grants Argus extra 40% movement speed while stepping on that trail. 

Skill 3 – Eternal Evil

CD- 70/60/50

The final form helps Argus be immune to death. The Passive form lets him permanently increase his physical attack by 10/20/30. Upon casting this skill transform Argus into a Fallen Angel and will clear all the debuffs applied to him. He recharges his blade once and then immune to death for the next 5 seconds while increasing his blade’s recharge speed. All the damage he deals during this skill duration will be converted to Health Points. Stacks inflicted on turrets will be reset after this Eternal Evil cast. 

Skill up Method for Argus

Unlock skill 2 first and upgrade it to max level. Upgrade skill 1 accordingly. Ultimate whenever available.

Best Emblem Set and Spells for Argus in Mobile Legends

Emblem Set

Since Argus is a mass damage dealer with high mobility, so we can use the Custom Assassin emblem on him to get a perfect result. Agility can give you additional movement speed(+6%), the Invasion will provide you more physical penetration during combat and Killing Spree will restore Argus’s 15% HP after killing each hero, not only that it will also provide 20% increased movement speed for next 5 seconds. Or else you can use High and Dry talent too according to the situation. Set your talent points like this:

Mobile Legends Argus Guide
Custom Assassin Emblem
  • Agility (+3)
  • Invasion (+3)
  • Killing Spree (+1)


There are so many spells that you can use on Argus according to the team composition. One of the best spells to be used on Argus is Flicker. You can use it to escape death, chase dot life enemies, or perform a perfect Ultimate.

Best Builds for Argus in Mobile Legends

Since Argus is a damage dealer/ solo-laner, try to do focus on the items that grant you True Physical damage, Tenacity, and Attack Speed. Here we can see our first set of builds contains 4 attack items which will amplify Argus’s main damage output in Mobile Legends.

Mobile Legends Argus Guide
Builds for Argus in Mobile Legends
  • Swift Boots
  • Berserker’s Fury
  • Windtalker
  • Blade of Despair
  • Brute Force Breastplate
  • Malefic Roar
  • Berserker’s Fury is a very important item for Argus. It can be considered one of his core items too because of its 40% Critical Damage. It will help you to deal+65 Physical Attack,+25% Critical chance.
  • Windtalker grants +40% Attack Speed, +20% movement speed, and +10% critical chance. It will blend well with Argus’s skills 1 & 2. 
  • Blade of Despair will help Argus to deal more damage to an enemy who has less than 50% health, +160 Physical Attacks, and +5% movement speed.
  • You can build Brute Force Breastplate, which will grant you +770HP and +45 physical defense, not only that its unique passive will boost your movement speed by 3% after casting any skill or doing basic attacks(can be stacked up to 5 times).
  • The last item Malefic will grant Argus +60 physical attacks and +40% Physical Penetration, and its unique passive Armor Buster will help him to ignore 20% of a turret defense. This is a great passive during late game Turret Dive.

Mobile Legends Argus Gameplay Tips

We can play Argus as a mass-damage dealer in a team fight since his ultimate skill makes him very durable. When playing Argus in the off-lane we can rank him as an A-tier pick and an easy-to-play champion. You can play him as a Fighter or an Initiator. According to her gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Argus guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game in the game. However, a player must need a good understanding of the map to bring the best out of any hero.

Early Phase

As a fighter goes top/Exp lane, clear the first minion wave between turrets. Then take the Lizard. At .45 sec take the small gold crab. If your mid-laner provides support, invade enemy buff, or else again go back to your lane and clear minions.

Mobile Legends Argus Guide
Argus in Mobile Legends

Prioritize Berserker’s Fury after buying boots (250 golds) and try to cast your skill 2 on the enemy and chase that hero if that hero is low on HP. In the early game be smart on using the first skill cause it can be used as an escape skill if you are stuck. You can perform the following skill combos to gain an early advantage in your early game.

Skill 1+Skill 2+Skill 1

Mid Phase

This is the main phase for Argus. Do not feed to enemies and do not waste your skill 1 like any other skills. This skill 1 is the main escape/damage dealing skill. Try to master it to avoid all kinds of ganks. As an Offlaner, your main duty is to push the turret, and whenever 2/3 enemy heroes are dead help your team to take the turtle. Do not leave your lane wide open but if needed do a quick rotation in mid and help your carry to get kills. Perform the following skill move to get the maximum damage on the battlefield.

Skill 1+Skill 2+Skill 3+Skill 1

Late Phase

Rotate with your team in this last phase, he is now too powerful to wipe out the whole enemy team but once you get suppressed by the enemy during ultimate you will be dead so try to cast your ultimate wisely.

Mobile Legends Argus Guide
Argus in the battlefield

Try to lure enemies and then do a sudden attack with your team, or else follow your Tank and wait for the right moment to leap in the gank and always mark for the enemy damage dealer. End your late game, with this super effective skill combo.

Skill 1+Skill 3+Skill 1+Skill 2

If the whole enemy team is busy killing your ally, then check bush and slain the lord according to the situation.

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Final Thoughts

With abilities that pull him into enemies and enhance his attacks, Argus specializes in charging into fights and bursting enemies down. His ultimate is one of a kind which allows him to ignore death, thus helping him soak up damage that enemies aim at him, as he leads his allies to victory. With the recent revamp in the original server, he is very flexible and has been enlisted in the meta category.

The revamped Argus will have the capacity to stick and slash to an enemy with his new skill set which will now have long-range control, mobility, crowd control, deal lots of damage, and most importantly Argus can now aggressively attack opponents without the fear of death. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Argus in Mobile Legends. You can also refer to our latest tier list to know more about the revamped meta heroes in this current season.

That’s all for today’s Mobile Legends Argus Guide. Do you prefer to use Argus in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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General Khai

Great guide for Argus beginners! But once you understand enough about Argus(I have 1900+ matches with him) you can manage his mobility very well and able to use inspire spell instead for more burst. And if you understand his mechanism enough, you can play him for more kinds of role including jungler, mid lane support or even full time tank in the match! Just learn about items and then try to study his mechanism to be an efficient tank. Emblem: Assassin talent 3. Focus on CD reduction, a bit movement speed and full penetration Spell: Many spell are effective, the… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by General Khai
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