In Mobile Legends Bang Bang’s Phoveus is a very strong Fighter type hero with a good set of Crowd Control, Shield, Burst, and Mobility. His first skill which gives Phoveus a shield plays a big part in his survivability side by side its damage spread between nearby enemies. His ultimate will help him to leap on the enemies repeatedly whoever uses blink skill to attack Phoveus. Phoveus aka Wanawan killer is a newly launched hero to change the meta, he is a very strong fighter in mid and late-stage because of his thick shield and magic damage. We have previously made a detailed hero analysis of Phoveus as she made her appearance on the MLBB advanced server. In this guide, we will cover how to build and play Phoveus 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 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, Miya, Jawhead, Chou, Paquito, Thamuz, Lunox, Yi Sun-Shin, Yve, Gatotkaca, Karrie, Ruby, Beatrix, Gloo, Argus, Baxia, and Granger. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Phoveus.
Phoveus is a hero with the common four skill sets of one passive and three actives. In this Phoveus 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 – Demonic Intuition (Buff)
Uses of any blink/charge skill within the 8 yards of Phoveus will help him to reduces his skill CD by 1 second. But in the case of skill 1, its recharge time was reduced by 1 second. Try to trigger it in front of more enemies cause his passive can be stacked and it will help you to reduce your CD reduction.
Skill 1 – Malefic Terror
CD – 3.5 seconds
Mana – 50/53/56/59/62/65
By pressing this skill Phoveus will hit the enemies with his Astaros (weapon). After a successful hit, he will gain 0/110/220/330/440/550 amount of shield and 25% movement speed for the next 3 seconds while dealing 275/325/375/425/475/525 amount of magic damage to enemies.
This skill will spread damage to surrounding enemies if the Astaros Dread touches the next nearby enemies. Phoveus can use him or any creeps as a link in between enemies to spread the circle damage. If this skill deals damage to a marked enemy twice or more, its damage will be instantly reduced by 75% after the first one. Skill 1 takes 8.5/8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds to recharge and can hold a maximum no of 3 charges at a time. A fully stacked skill will deal 150% damage to minions but it does not trigger a circle damage effect.
Skill 2 – Astaros Eye
CD – 13.5
Mana – 100/ 105/ 110/ 115/ 120/ 125
Phoveus creates a demonic circle and deals 100/120/140/160/180/200 amount of magic damage to enemies and after 1 second when the circle closes it will pull enemies in the center of the circle while dealing an additional 250/300/350/400/450/500 amount of magic damage.
Skill 3 – Demonic Force
CD – 50/45/40
Mana – 90/105/120
If any hero uses his blink or charge skill in front of Phoveus, his ultimate will trigger and he will instantly mark the enemies. Then Phoveus leaps to the marked target while dealing 380/480/580 amount of magic damage and gaining 200/300/400 amount of shield. Once skill 3 is triggered it stays active only for 3 seconds and it can be used up to 12 seconds max.
Skill-up method for Phoveus
Unlock skill 1 first and upgrade it to max level. Upgrade skill 2 accordingly. Ultimate whenever available.
Best Emblem Set and Spells for Phoveus in Mobile Legends
Phoveus is mostly relaying upon her magic damage as a fighter; so use Custom Mage Emblem set and set your talent points like this. Focus on Movement speed and magical penetration to make him strong on the battlefield. Lastly use magic worship talent to deal extra burning damage after your combo. You can set up your emblem like this:
- Agility (+3)
- Observation (+3)
- Magic Worship (+1)
One of the best spells to be used on Phoveus is Flameshot. You can use it to escape death, kill dot life enemies, or perform his ultimate. By casting it you can insist your enemy dash to trigger your passive and ultimate at the same time. You can also use Execute to kill low HP enemies which will deal 200 plus 10% of the enemy’s lost HP True Damage to the marked enemy. This spell will surely help you in a 1v1 situation cause he has low damage output at an early stage.
Best Builds for Phoveus in Mobile Legends
Phoveus is a fighter with magic damage so at first, we have to prioritize his damage output to win the 1v1 situation. The Clock of Destiny will grant him +60 magic damage, +615 HP, and +600 mana. Side by side Demon Shoes also helps him to regenerate his mana slowly. After that Concentrated energy will increase his magic power by 70, +25% magic lifesteal and its unique passive recharge will help you to recover your 10% HP upon a kill.
Oracle is very essential for him to increase his shield output and HP regen, plus it grants +850 HP, +42 magic damage, and +10% CDR. Then 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). Additionally, Immortality will provide him an extra life.
Mobile Legends Phoveus Gameplay Tips
According to Phoveus’s skill casting abilities, we can categorize him as an A-tier – easy-to-play type hero. He is very strong in the 1v2 situation too. 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 Phoveus guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.
As a fighter go top/Exp lane, unlock skill 1 buy 2 mana necklace 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.
Prioritize Clock of Destiny after buying boots (250 golds) and try to cast your skill 1 on enemies to gain a shield. You can perform the following skill moves to have an advantage in the battle.
Skill 1 + Skill 2 + Skill 1
This is the main phase for Phoveus. Do not feed to enemies and poke learn to use skill 2 to activate ultimate. 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. Keep in mind to follow the skill move to get the best results with Phoveus.
Skill 4 +Skill 2 +Skill 1 +Skill 4 +Skill 1
While playing as Phoveus, enemies will use blink and ran under their turret. Do not fall for their bait. Don’t panic in a team fight, cast your spells properly. Remember once passive triggered you have CDR on skills. When chasing low HP enemies keep spamming your Ulti to kill him instantly cause whenever they use blink to escape from you; you will be his nightmare. Learn to cast your skill combos properly. In this phase, he can be played as a Tank with mass damage output.
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As discussed earlier Phoveus is a deadly fighter in the mid and late-stage due to his thick shield and magic damage. Positioning is extremely important when playing him. An excellent pick for rank games, Phoveus is definitely a good pick for the current meta. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Phoveus 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 Phoveus Guide. Do you prefer to use Phoveus in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!