X.Borg: Firaga Armor
Mobile Legends’ X.Borg is a fighter hero who uses his Firaga Armor to avoid taking damage and his flamethrower to inflict it upon his enemies.
Check out recommended items, emblems, spells as well as tips and tricks below and see how strong X.Borg is in the Season 15 tier list.
Recommended X.Borg Builds
+22 Physical Defense
+40 Movement Speed
Unique Passive – ‘Valor’: Physical defense will go up 5 for each basic attack received, up to 25. Lasts 3 seconds.
+70 Physical Attack
+10% Cooldown Reduction
+20% Spell Vamp
+40 Physical Defense
Unique Passive – ‘Ressurect’: Upon taking fatal damage, resurrect 2 seconds later with 15% health and a 300-1000 HP shield that lasts 3 seconds (scaling with level.) 180 second cooldown.
Blade of Despair
+170 Physical Attack
+5% Movement Speed
Unique Passive – ‘Despair’: Attacking enemy units with less than 50% health increases the hero’s Physical Attack by 25% for 2 seconds. Takes effect before damage is dealt.
+10% Cooldown Reduction
Unique Passive – ‘Demonize’: Reduces damage taken by 50% when health is below 40% and increases Physical Lifesteal by 30%. Lasts 5 seconds. 50 second cooldown.
+62 Magic Defense
+20 HP Regen
Unique Passive – ‘Shield’: Grants a shield of 170-1150 HP every 30 seconds, increasing as the match goes on.
X.Borg’s Firaga Armor inherits his Max HP and takes all damage for X.Borg while active. When the armor runs out of HP, X.Borg rolls in the direction the player is moving and disengages from the armor, avoiding damage during the roll’s duration.
He restores energy in his armor-less state. When energy is full, X.Borg will re-equip his armor and restore the armor to 30% of his HP.
X.Borg’s fire damage causes enemies to warm up. Enemies with the highest temperature drop Firaga supplies when taking flame damage. Picking up supplies restores Armor or energy.
Tips & Tricks
X.Borg is a particularly durable fighter while his Firaga Armor is active — and a particularly fragile one when he’s armor-less. This makes timing your engages with your team very important, as well as knowing how to roll out of battle and avoid damage when your armor has run out.
In team fights, X.Borg is an absolute monster, able to apply massive burns and AoE damage to enemies and retrieve armor from them. He is also able to bait out and nullify enemy crowd control by knowing when to eject while using his ultimate ability.
Don’t play recklessly as X.Borg early, farming up to get your items that will allow you to stay on the battlefield and sustain yourself. When team fights come, let the more durable tank engage (or wait until you’ve poked enemies down a bit or burned some of their crowd control effects if your team has no tank) and then follow up with your own ultimate.
Warrior Boots, Bloodlust Axe and Immortality are three core items for X.Borg that will allow him to have a nice bit of sustain while in his very fragile Armor-less state (with only ~1,000 Base HP!)
Blade of Despair will add some much needed damage to his kit. Take this earlier if snowballing ahead of opponents, or save it for after Immortality if you need more safety and are having trouble staying alive.
X.Borg’s skills have decent range to allow him to poke and harass enemies without putting himself in too much danger. He needs to get the temperature levels of his enemies up before hard-engaging, and he needs to do so while maintaining his armored state.
When enemies have heated up and X.Borg is ready to engage, he can use Fire Stake to pull enemies in to him, setting him up to use Fire Missiles and apply True Damage and then combo into his closer range ultimate ability, Last Insanity.
Remember that Last Insanity will put X.Borg in his armor-less state, meaning it needs to be used strategically. In team fights, work with your team so that Last Insanity will help secure kills.
As a fighter, X.Borg (while armored and using his ultimate) can take hits and bait out enemy crowd control for his team. Try to use Last Insanity to both damage enemies and waste their skills. Know when to eject and become immune to crowd control and damage, essentially wasting enemy crowd control and ultimate abilities that they throw on you. Without these abilities to fear, your team will have a much easier time winning the fight.
X.Borg enjoys the sustain that the Fighter Emblem page helps provide him. Bravery and Invasion give him increased Physical Attack and Penetration, helping his moves hurt enemies. Festival of Blood gives him increased Spell Vamp, allowing him to sustain himself, especially early when all he has is his Bloodlust Axe.