Mobile Legends Phylax: Hero overview, skill analysis and release date

The Ancient Guard

Phylax, the Ancient Guard, will be the new hero coming to the land of dawn in Mobile Legends. Even though players have been known to play Layla as a tank marksman before, this is the first hero to officially have been designated a tank/marksman role. Phylax is already available to be played from the 21st of October, 2021 on the latest Mobile Legends Advanced Server‘s Patch 1.6.26. Phylax will have two modes it can morph into, the Tank melee mode and the Marksman ranged mode. 


Passive – Overload (Buff)

Phylax becomes overloaded for 3s after each skill cast, during which its Basic Attacks will trigger chain lightning. The chain lightning deals 90 (+6*Hero Level) (+75%Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to up to 3 enemies. Minions take 100% damage from the chain lightning.

Skill 1 – Earth Shatter (Tank Mode) (CC/AoE)

  • Level Scaling
  • Cooldown: 12.0 / 11.4 / 10.8 / 10.2 / 9.6 / 9.0

Phylax jumps up, and then deals 225 / 270 / 315 / 360 / 405 / 450 (+10% Total HP) Physical Damage to enemies in front after 0.75 s. Enemies hit will also be knocked airborne for 1s. This skill won’t be interrupted by regular control effects (excluding Suppression). Minions take 120% damage from this skill.

Divine Retribution (Marksman Mode) (Burst/AoE)

  • Level Scaling
  • Cooldown: 5.0 / 4.7 / 4.4 / 4.1 / 3.8 / 3.5

Phylax exacts Divine Retribution on a designated area, dealing 220 / 260 / 300 / 340 / 380 / 420 (+40% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to enemies hit and 90 / 110 / 130 / 150 / 170 / 190 (+20% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage in the area every 0.5 s within the next 1.5 s.

Skill 2 – Onward (Tank Mode) (Blink/CC)

  • Level Scaling
  • Cooldown: 12.0 / 11.6 / 11.2 / 10.8 / 10.4 / 10.0

Phylax charges in a designated direction, dealing 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 / 140 (+3% Total HP) Physical Damage to enemies along the way. If Phylax hits an enemy hero during this process, it’ll stop immediately and throw them over its shoulder, dealing 108 / 120 / 132 / 144 / 156 / 168 (+5% Total HP) Physical Damage.

Lightning Bolt (Marksman Mode) (CC)

  • Level Scaling
  • Cooldown: 12.0 / 11.6 / 11.2 / 10.8 / 10.4 / 10.0

Phylax fires a Lightning Bolt in a designated direction, dealing 200 / 230 / 260 / 290 / 320 / 350 (+80% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to the first enemy hero hit and immobilizing them for 1s.

Ultimate Skill – Phylax’s Wrath (Morph/Buff)

  • Passive: Phylax accumulates energy each time it takes damage.
  • Active: Phylax drains all the energy and takes flight, after which it can perform ranged Basic Attacks while moving, each Basic Attack dealing 30 / 60 / 90 (+100% Total Physical ATK) (+50% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage, and gains a new set of skills. When in flight, Phylax gains 1% / 1.5% / 2% extra Attack Speed and Magic Lifesteal for each point of energy it accumulated and converts each point of Extra Physical Defense and Extra Magic Defense into 1.5 Magic Power. The Flight state lasts up to 12 s. Phylax can cancel the Flight state early.
  • Level Scaling
  • Cooldown: 40.0 / 37.0 / 34.0

Skill Analysis and Hero Overview

The eye candy of this new hero, Phylax is definitely its ability to morph into a melee tank and a ranged marksman. Its First kill and Second skill in his Tank mode have powerful crowd control abilities which will be very good in team fights.

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Phylax in Tank mode

However, its skill changes into Marksman mode when using the ultimate both dealing decent damage. The First skill in Marksman mode deals decent AoE burst damage and its Second skill immobilizes targets.

We have seen marksman heroes being played as tanks before like Tank Layla which is mostly troll picked, but Popol and Kupa with tank build have dominated the meta in high elo for quite a long time. Now that we are finally getting a Tank/Marksman hero it will be really interesting to see how it turns out.

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Phylax in Marksman mode

Players will be able to play Phylax as an offlaner in the gold lane or as a roamer tank as Phylax has quite a few good CC skills. One thing we can be sure of is that when Phylax will be released on the Official server, it is sure to rise up the meta ladder into the upper echelon of must pick/ban heroes. 

Phylax release date in Mobile Legends

Phylax is still in development works and has just been launched in the Advanced Servers for players to test it out. Phylax will be released after the release of Valentina. It wouldn’t be long before we can finally get our hands on this awesome tank marksman in the original server as Mobile Legends have been releasing heroes quite frequently now.

That’s all for today’s overview guide about Phylax in Mobile Legends. Are you excited about the arrival of Valentina in MLBB? Let us know in the comment section below!

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