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

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Baxia, the Mystic Tortoise is a key hero when playing against regen-dependent heroes in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang such as Esmeralda, Yu Zhong, Uranus, etc. Right now, Baxia is one of the most effective jungle picks in the game especially in the higher ranks because he possesses a unique combination of survivability and utility. His skills are good in early-game domination. Playing aggressively right from the start like invading enemies’ jungle, will probably give the team the upper hand. In this guide, we will take a look at the best emblem, spell, build, including tips and tricks to pave your way to victory with Baxia in Mobile Legends.

We have previously discussed how to master playing with other Mobile Legends heroes like MiyaLing, WanwanPharsaCarmillaSilvannaHayabusaAtlasLuo YiYu ZhongAuroraKhaleedFreyaKhufraX.BorgLesleyTigrealHylosValirCecilionLyliaUranus, BaratsOdetteAngelaValeRafaelaHanzoEsmeraldaBrodyLapu-LapuNanaHildaMathildaSelenaJawheadChouPaquitoThamuzLunox, Yi Sun-ShinYveGatotkacaKarrieRubyBeatrix, GlooArgusBaxiaGrangerBenedetta, PhoveusHanabiAlphaHarleyKarinaEudoraNatanDyrrothBalmondAulusGuinevereSunBelerickFlorynAamonValentinaKaguraSaberLeomordBruno AkaiBaneEdithMartisAlucardGusion, Chang’eYinClintAliceGrockKaditaPopol and KupaZilongMinotaurHelcurtCyclopsLancelotKajaClaudeLolitaMelissa, and Layla. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Baxia.

Skill analysis

Baxia has a basic skill line-up, with one passive and three active skills. In this Baxia 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 – Baxia Mark


Baxia activates the Baxia Mark permanently, reducing the final damage received by 25. At the same time, Baxia will reduce the regen effect of enemies hit by his skills by 50% for 4s

With this passive, Baxia is an immediate counter to regen-dependent heroes. This makes Baxia a large threat right from the start, as enemies will have less effective regen abilities, including the base regeneration skill all heroes have, as well as regen supports like Estes and Rafaela. This passive allows Baxia and his teammates to have a greater chance at winning early trades and dominating lanes. 

Skill 1 – Baxia-Shield Unity

skill 1

Baxia retracts himself into his shield and accelerates forward. When hitting an enemy unit, he will deal 300( +60% Total Magic Power) (Magic Damage) to it and nearby enemies, stunning the target for 0.8s and slightly knocking other nearby enemies back.

During the process of accelerating forward, use this skill again to launch Baxia upward so that he can cross obstacles and enemy minions. When leaping up, if there is an enemy hero under Baxia, he will strike this hero, dealing 375( +75% Total Magic Power) (Magic Damage) to this hero and nearby enemies, stunning the hit target for 1.5s, and slightly knocking other nearby enemy targets back.

This skill is Baxia’s source of mobility which enables him to roam around the map quickly. Similar to Johnson, Baxia will be transformed into a mobile vehicle that cannot be stopped until he crashes into an enemy unit or the timer runs out. When using this skill, players should be careful not to run too deep into enemy territory and pay attention to the timer, so they don’t end up trapped and getting ambushed by the enemy.

Skill 2 – Shield of Spirit

skill 2

Baxia throws out his shield, dealing (Magic Damage) equal to 180( +120% Total Magic Power) plus 6% of the target’s Max HP to the enemies along the way, marking them for 5s, and slowing them by 50% for 1s. The shield disappears upon hitting the first enemy hero or creep. Baxia can cast the skill again in a short while. If an enemy hero or creep is hit by the skill, the skill’s cooldown will be reduced to 15%.

This skill is Baxia’s main source of damage and is known for its ability to be repeatedly cast repeatedly as long as it hits an enemy hero or neutral creep. This skill cannot be refreshed if it hits only a minion. With an added slow and synergy with his Passive, aiming Shield of Spirit to hit enemies will slow them and hamper regen effects, enabling your team to swoop in for easy kills. 

Skill 3 – Tortoise’s Puissance

skill 3

Baxia holds his shield to the front and begins sprinting frantically, gaining 30% extra Movement Speed for 10s while leaving a lava path behind. Enemies on the path will take 40( +30% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage and be slowed by 15% for 0.5s every 0.5s. The Damage Reduction effect from Baxia Mark is increased to 240% for the duration.

At the core of Baxia’s team fight ability is his Ultimate, Tortoise’s Puissance. This Ultimate will lay down a path of lava that lasts for a relatively long time and will deal damage over time. His tankiness is also buffed during this period and will let him tank more damage to protect his teammates. This skill can be used in conjunction with Skill 1, to improve his mobility and move around the team fight quicker.

Skill-up method for Baxia

As for skill upgrade, prioritize Skill 2, as it is his main source of damage and will lower cooldown and increase damage as it is leveled. Upgrade his Ultimate when available, and Skill 1 last. 

Best Emblem Set and Spells for Baxia in Mobile Legends

As you play on the Jungle, we recommend using Custom Tank Emblem. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will choose the best emblem set to play with Baxia in-game.

Custom Tank Emblem

As Baxia is a proper tank you can use a Custom Tank Emblem on him. It will increase his sustainability. It will provide both HP and Hybrid Defense as well as HP Regen. For the standard talent, we recommend going with Firmness and Seasoned Hunter as they will provide extra physical & magic defense, and increase your juggling speed. For the core talent go for Concussive Blast, providing HP-based AOE Damage to nearby enemies.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Baxia Custom Tank Emblem
Image via MOONTON Games

For both Jungle and Roam, using the Tank emblem is effective. Concussive Blast works best as Baxia will need more time to clear minion waves. This will also provide added damage during fights that are scaled on HP, which is perfect for a high HP hero like Baxia.


Use this Retribution when jungling for faster clears, securing buffs, and gaining an early-game advantage through increased gold and experience. You can also opt for Vengeance when roaming to add extra damage and slow effects, aiding in securing kills and supporting allies during ganks and skirmishes.

Best Builds for Baxia in Mobile Legends

One can try many builds on Baxia. All that one needs to do is to just follow the enemy’s pick and then decide the role on the battlefield. We have set out the following template to try out with Baxia on the battlefield.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Baxia Item Builds
Image via MOONTON Games
  1. Tough Boots: Great for added durability, reducing crowd control effects and enhancing Baxia’s survivability during team fights.
  2. Cursed Helmet: This item deals damage to nearby enemies, making Baxia a bigger threat in team fights, and helps him to secure jungle creeps and objectives faster.
  3. Antique Cuirass: It gives Baxia more HP and reduces enemies’ physical attack, making him harder to kill especially by Physical Attack Heroes.
  4. Guardian Helmet: This item gives the most HP of all items and also provides HP Regen, it helps Baxia stay in fights longer by gradually healing him during battles.
  5. Immortality: This gives Baxia a second chance at life, which can be a game-changer in intense moments, allowing him to keep fighting when things get tough.
  6. Radiant Armor: This item is best when facing heroes dealing continuous magic damage.
  7. Blade Armor: Reflects damage to attackers, amplifying Baxia’s tankiness and deterring enemies from focusing on him.
  8. Brute Force Breastplate: Offers both offensive and defensive stats, boosting Baxia’s damage output and survivability based on consecutive attacks.
  9. Thunder Belt: It slows down enemies and gives extra damage after Baxia uses his abilities, making it easier for him to control the pace of battles.
  10. Athena’s Shield: Offers magic resistance and a shield that can absorb burst magic damage, fortifying Baxia’s defenses against mage-heavy enemies.


Mobile Legends Baxia Gameplay Tips

To play Baxia effectively, it is vital to have a strong early game and dominate early. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Baxia guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late phases of the game. However, a player must need a good understanding of the map to bring the best out of any hero. Baxia’s damage will fall off later in the game, so use it often in the early game to poke enemies and disrupt the enemy Jungler.

Early Game

In the early game, Baxia’s agility in the jungle gives you an edge. Invade the enemy’s jungle after securing buffs to disrupt their rotation and set them back. It’s smart to hit level four before the first Turtle fight; opponents will likely contest it, so stay cautious and use Tortoise’s Puissance to soak up damage from enemy damage dealers.

Mobile Legends Baxia Guide
Baxia in the battlefield

Use Retribution to grab buffs, clear camps fast, and level up quickly. Keep an eye on lanes for potential ganks, especially with Baxia’s crowd-control abilities. Items like Cursed Helmet or Guardian Helmet early on beef up Baxia’s strength for fights and sustainability.

Skill 1 + Skill 2 + Basic Attack.

You can continue using Skill 2 + Basic Attack if the previous Skill 2 hit an enemy hero or Jungle creep. 

Mid Game

As the game progresses into the mid-phase, focus on team fights and objectives. Baxia’s ability to control fights becomes crucial. Pushing towers and securing objectives like the Turtle are key. Adjust your items to keep Baxia durable while still impactful in team battles. Keep an eye out for chances to engage or protect your team, especially during important objectives.

Mobile Legends Baxia Guide
Baxia in Mobile Legends

When your team faces trouble securing objectives, try using Baxia’s Shield Unity to circle key areas for better vision. Getting the hang of controlling it might take a bit of practice, but once you’re comfortable with the joystick, you can move around the map smoothly without interruptions.

Skill 1 + Ultimate + Skill 1 → Crash → Skill 2 + Basic Attack + Skill 2 (if the first one hit) + Basic Attack

Late game

As the game reaches its later stages, Baxia transitions into a crucial frontline presence. Your primary role shifts to protecting your team’s damage dealers while also dictating the flow of team fights. It’s essential to keep a sharp focus on securing major objectives, such as the Lord, as they can sway the game in your team’s favor.

Baxia using his skill 1

Keep a close eye on the enemy’s movements and adjust your tactics to seize opportunities or counter their plans effectively. Furthermore, maintaining vision control around key objectives and coordinating with your team are pivotal aspects of your late-game strategy. Keeping the map well-lit and communicating with your teammates ensures that you’re always prepared to contest crucial objectives or engage in decisive team fights.

Heroes that can counter BaxiaHeroes that Baxia can counter
TerizlaYu Zhong

Heroes who can control crowds make it tough for Baxia to do his thing effectively, and those with big bursts of damage can also cause him trouble since he fights up close. If you are curious to know more about which hero counters in Mobile Legends, check our detailed guide on that.

Final thoughts

Baxia’s a hero who’s great in the jungle and gets even tougher later in the game. Use his speed early on to disrupt enemies and invade their buffs. Keep an eye on objectives too, they’re important. Don’t forget to adjust your itemization to balance survivability and impact in clashes.

Time your Retribution spell right to steal objectives when the chance pops up. It can be a game-changer in stealing buffs or securing big goals.

Baxia’s key weakness is in his sustainability, so if you are low on health, make sure you recall and heal up first before joining in the next fight. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Baxia 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 Baxia Guide. Do you prefer to use Baxia in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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