Baxia: Mystic Tortoise
Mobile Legends’ Baxia is a durable tank, capable of initiating fights and controlling enemies using powerful stuns and slows and cutting their regeneration effects.
Check out recommended items, emblems, spells as well as tips and tricks below and see how strong Baxia is in the Season 15 tier list.
Recommended Baxia Builds
+10% Cooldown Reduction
+25 Mocement Speed
Active – ‘Encourage’: Increase movement speed of hero and nearby allies by 30%. Increase Physical & Magical Attack by 20%. Lasts 3 seconds. Available every 80 seconds. After receiving Encourage buff, teammates can’t receive Conceal or Encourage again in the next 80s.
Unique Passive – ‘Bravery’: Increase 10% of Physical & Magical Attack and Physical and Magical Defense and 50% of HP & Mana Regen for nearby allies.
Unique Passive – ‘Devotion’: Grants 2 gold and EXP every 4 seconds. During the first 12 minutes of the match, nothing will be gained from minions or creeps when teammates are around you without Roaming Equipment (or those with Roaming Equipment and higher EXP/Gold.) They will share the entire EXP and Gold.
Unique Passive – ‘Thriving’: Gains an extra 25% Gold and EXP with assists. If you have the lowest gold on your team, gold gained via ‘Devotion’ is increased to 20 per 4 seconds. If you have the lowest experience on your team, EXP gained via ‘Devotion’ is increased to 35 per 4 seconds.
+25 Magic Defense
Unique Passive – ‘Burning Soul’: Deal 1.5% of nearby enemies’ Max HP as Magic Damage per second. Damage increases 50% to minions.
+54 Physical Defense
+30 HP Regen
Unique Passive – ‘Deter’: When an enemy hero attacks, reduces their Physical & Magical Attack by 6%. This effect lasts 2 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.
+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.
+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.
Tips & Tricks
Baxia is a powerful initiator, able to start fights for his team and force enemies to focus him. Using his damage reduction, he is able to get into the fight and weaken enemies, enabling his allies to quickly take them down.
In the early game, Baxia can stay with the team’s marksman and keep the safe while also roaming the map and using his durability to turn 1v1 lane matchups in his team’s favor, ganking lanes and helping his teammates secure kills.
When towers start going down and teams begin to group up, Baxia begins to shine. Coordinate with your team to work together, with Baxia initiating fights and weakening his enemies while his allies capitalize on his crowd control.
Remember to lead the charge, but don’t do it alone. As a tank, Baxia can take considerable damage before dying, but he has relatively low damage output and needs to protect his allies who are more capable of killing the enemies whom he is controlling and locking down for them.
As a tank, Baxia builds defensively so he can last longer and mitigate the enemy team’s damage, surviving their burst and drawing attention to him while keeping his allies safe.
Taking the roaming mask early in the game helps Baxia keep up with teammates in gold and experience as he roams lanes and helps gank. You can choose to upgrade the mask to Courage Mask later in the game when team fights break out, but building the first tier of the item at start is best.
Items like Cursed Helmet and Antique Cuirass enable Baxia to be a true menace in team fights, applying AoE Magic Damage and reducing enemy attacks. These two items fight perfectly with Baxia’s game plan to get into the fight and weaken enemies, reducing their attacks, forcing them to take damage just by being near him, and slowing their regeneration — particularly useful if the team has a healer.
After that, build defensively based on what your team needs and what the enemy team is building. Against mages that are performing well, consider building more magic resistance early. Against late game marksmen that are tearing through your team, consider more physical defense.
Baxia’s abilities let him charge into enemy teams and cause a stir, whittling enemy defenses down and enabling his team to follow up with swift and brutal damage.
Baxica can use his Shield Unity to accelerate and slam down on enemies, stunning them for a considerable time and knocking their teammates back. This is great for isolating targets and choosing who your team needs to focus.
Baxia’s Shield of Spirit deals damage scaling with the target’s Max HP, giving Baxia an edge when going toe-to-toe with a fellow tank. This can be used as poke damage in lane or against targets in team fights, applying pressure to important enemies and making them have to retreat.
Baxia’s ultimate ability, Tortoise’s Puissance, is a great skill to follow up after he has used his mobility to engage, creating a lava path along his way and enhancing his damage reduction. Use this right as enemies are about to return fire on you, shrugging off their hits and allowing you to take even more damage while your teammates position themselves to capitalize on your tanking.
Baxia benefits most from the Tank Emblem page. Upgrading Vitality and Inspire will give him boosted health and cooldown reduction, helping him charge into fights more often and control his enemies.
Tenacity helps Baxia survive when his health drops, boosting his defenses and partnering with his passive to make him even harder for enemies to actually kill.