Minotaur is one of the oldest tanks in Mobile Legends. He was released back in 2016. Among all tanks, he is unique due to the Rage Meter where inflicting and taking damage allows him to enter a Rage Mode where he gains bonus stats and unleashes game-changing skills. Minotaur’s main utility is that he is a teamfight tank. Leaning more towards protecting your team by soaking up damage until he activates rage wherein he can initiate. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will take a look at the best emblem, spell, build, including tips and tricks to dominate every game with Minotaur.
We have previously discussed how to master playing with other Mobile Legends heroes like Miya, Ling, Wanwan, Pharsa, Carmilla, Silvanna, Hayabusa, Atlas, Luo Yi, Yu Zhong, Aurora, Khaleed, Freya, Khufra, X.Borg, Lesley, Tigreal, Hylos, Valir, Cecilion, Lylia, Uranus, Barats, Odette, Angela, Vale, Rafaela, Hanzo, Esmeralda, Brody, Lapu-Lapu, Nana, Benedetta, Hilda, Mathilda, Selena, Jawhead, Chou, Paquito, Thamuz, Lunox, Yi Sun-Shin, Yve, Gatotkaca, Karrie, Ruby, Beatrix, Gloo, Argus, Baxia, Granger, Phoveus, Hanabi, Alpha, Harley, Karina, Eudora, Natan, Dyrroth, Balmond, Aulus, Guinevere, Sun, Belerick, Floryn, Aamon, Valentina, Kagura, Saber, Leomord, Bruno Akai, Bane, Edith, Martis, Alucard, Gusion, Chang’e, Yin, Clint, Alice, Grock, Kadita, Popol and Kupa, and Zilong. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Minotaur.
Minotaur has three active skills and a passive skill like all the other heroes in-game. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will also talk about the skills to use in certain scenarios as well as skill combos to be able to play Minotaur to his utmost potential.
Passive – Rage Mode
Minotaur gains Rage each time he hits enemies with Skills or Basic Attacks. Once his Rage reaches its maximum, he will enter Rage State, resetting his cooldowns and gaining 20 (+3*Hero Level) Physical Attack, 10 (+4*Hero Level) Physical and Magic Defense that scale with levels, and extra skill effects. After he quits the Rage State, he will be unable to gain Rage or use Minoan Fury for a brief period.
Skill 1 – Despair Stomp (AoE)
CD – 8/7.5/7/6.5/6/5.5
Minotaur jumps towards a designated location. Upon landing, he will deal 280/295/310/325/340/355 (+60% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage to all surrounding enemies and slows them by 65% for 2 seconds. Minotaur will recover Rage when he hits enemies with this skill.
Rage State: The Attack Range becomes much larger, dealing extra Physical Damage equal to 1.5% of the target’s Max HP. This skill can be disabled by the Rooted effect.
Skill 2 – Motivation Roar (Heal)
CD – 12/11.5/11/10.5/10/9.5
Minotaur motivates himself and surrounding allies, recovering 260/280/300/320/340/360 HP for them, and healing himself according to his lost HP. In 5 seconds, Minotaur enhances his Basic Attacks, each dealing Physical Damage equal to (+100% Total Physical ATK) + 4% of his Max HP
Rage State: Minotaur gains Rage Regen effects for 2 seconds, enabling him to recover HP when receiving Basic Attacks.
Ultimate – Minoan Fury (CC, Burst)
CD – 20.0 (Non-Rage State)
50/45/40 (Rage State)
Non-Rage State: Minotaur enters a Rage-gathering state and continuously builds up Rage over time.
Rage State: Minotaur smashes the ground 3 times, sending shockwaves to surrounding enemies that deal 180/240/300 (+85% Total Physical Attack) Physical Damage to surrounding enemies, knocking them airborne and slowing them by 70%. The final shockwave deals 200/250/300 (+85% Total Physical Attack) True Damage.
Skill-up method for Minotaur
At the start of the game first or the second skill can be upgraded, depending on the player’s choice. Prioritize upgrading his Ultimate skill then first skill and max his second skill at last.
Best Emblem set and Spells for Minotaur in Mobile Legends
Custom Tank Emblem is best suited for Minotaur. Max Vitality for higher HP and CD reduction in the second row to have some extra CD to maintain the high rage. Use Tenacity as the talent point as shown in the below image.
Minotaur’s specialty is his ultimate. Flicker will help to do some surprise setup or escape from bad stations also Vengeance is a good option because Minotaur can tank a huge amount of damage and he gets lots of HP in the late game, vengeance will help too absorb even more damage also deal continuous damage to attackers. Flicker is the best option to make great imitations in the Rage mode.
Best Builds for Minotaur in Mobile Legends
One can try many builds on Minotaur. All which 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 Minotaur on the battlefield.
- Boots: Boots is a situational item. If the enemy has more physical damage then its best to buy Warrior boots and if the enemies has more magic damage dealer then Tough boots is very useful, it also reduces the CC duration on the enemies. Magic shoes is also very useful for Current version on Minotaur.
- Dominance Ice: One of the best item for tanks is the Dominance ice. It lowers the Physical attack of the enemy and also a great counter against Regen or Life steal heroes.
- Oracle: Oracle is useful for Minotaur because of its CD reduction and magic defense.
- Antique Cuirass: It is another core item for any tank, it gives physical defense and reduces enemy’s physical attack.
- Athena Shield: Athena Shield is a great item in late game, it helps to soak up heavy burst damage delta by the enemy Mage.
- Radiant Armor: Radiant Armor is very situational item. It enables to tank a lot continuous magic damage like Change’s ultimate and many other mages.
- The Last Item: Immortality is the best item to have in the late game. It is very good for Minotaur, especially for regen ability form his second skill, which can give him a chance to escape.
Mobile Legends Minotaur Gameplay Tips
Minotaur got some adjustment recently but his core gameplay still stays the same. Minotaur is not very tanky in the early game. He cannot tank much damage in the early level and also does not have much cc in the early game. It is better to play safely in the early game and always rotate with the Core or Jungler.
However, a player must need a good understanding of the map to bring the best out of any hero. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Minotaur guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.
As is mentioned earlier Minotaur is not very strong in the early game. It is suggested to play him passively in early and tank objectives with the Jungler and mage. He does not have much CC skill to save his allies early so giving map vision is better than tanking big teamfight head to head at this stage.
Minotaur shines in the mid-game. After unlocking his ultimate, it will allow him to charge his rage meter. His rage can be increased by holding the Ultimate skill for a while and it will fill almost 40% rage and his Crowed control ultimate unlocks only at full rage meter. Always try to maintain rage around or above 50% as indicated by Mino’s red bar even on idle or when the enemies are far from the map.
Players may hit a few jungle/minions to allow it to charge, while Level 4 allows you to charge manually. The 50-60% rage meter (half-filled) gives allowance to charge the rage in case of teamfight, but also provides a sufficient buffer so it won’t activate Rage Mode when players don’t want it to.
Always look at the Mini-map and charge to 80-90% based on enemy positioning and your current objective. With this amount of rage meter, players may be able to dive enemies and activate rage mode after a few hits or allow quick activation in case the enemy is the one who initiated.
Minotaur is one the strongest tanks in the late game because of this wide range CC ultimate skill. He becomes very annoying to deal with, he also gains a lot of Hp with items and he is very hard to kill in with full build because of his regen ability, it gives sufficient amount of Hp back to escape from bad stations and his teammates also gets Hp back, which is very effective to stay longer in team fights.
He does not have to go back to base to heal up. His one ultimate can change the whole match at this stage. Always stay near teammates. Think of tanking as being territorial, defending your teammates, your tower, and the jungle. Besides defending, lead the battle and seize new territory by killing enemies or forcing them to retreat.
Macro skills are about what’s beyond ability range and decision-making for short-term and long-term strategies, more than what’s happening in front of the player. It would be the best to ping ‘attack’ when the player is ready to use to notify your teammates and make sure to get at least 2-3 damage dealers in the range of the ult. If one particular enemy damage dealer is getting considerably strong, the player might want to ensure that they are in your ultimate area.
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Our oldest tank, Minotaur is not picked that often in both Low and High-rank matches. He fell behind, because of his difficulty controlling rage and needs high practice to become good with this tank, whereas other tanks are easy to use and not very difficult to learn like Tigreal, Hylos, Gatotkaca, and more. Developers made many adjustments throughout the whole time. Recently, Minotaur got a great revamp; his skills are adjusted to fit in the current meta.
An excellent pick for rank games, Minotaur is definitely a good pick for the current meta. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Minotaur 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 Minotaur Guide. Do you prefer to use Minotaur in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!