Aldous is known as the One Punch Man of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. His story accounts that he is the noble guard of the Minoan Labyrinth along with some mercenaries. The Minoan Kingdom is abundant in wealth thanks to its land that is rich with jade.
The charm of the Kingdom’s gems became the people’s obsession that even the mercenaries guarding the labyrinth became corrupt and left their posts. Greed has taken over most of them. It was only Aldous who chose to remain as the Labyrinth’s faithful guard.
The gods eventually brought judgment to their lands. Light and dark powers showered chaos to the entire Minoan Kingdom and even Aldous can’t evade it. Nearing death, Aldous started feeling a bizarre transformation in his body after the two energy flux collided. Long and black scales started to grow in his skin making him impenetrable to most attacks and his arm started to enlarge making his punches horrifyingly powerful.
When the chaos was over, the Minoan Labyrinth was sealed by an unexplainable mystical force. The few surviving minotaurs, including Aldous, decided to continue guarding the mysterious maze. News about this event has reached the Abyssal Kingdom. This prompted Selena to bring her army of Abyssal demons to harness its power. A large-scale war is about to break out in the region.
Aldous is Mobile Legends’ fearsome boogeyman because of his exceptional vision, flight capability and most of all—his ultra-powerful punch. Once this hero survives his humble beginnings while amassing a great stack of power in the early game, anyone that opposes him won’t feel comfortable being alone anymore. Like Liam Neeson’s famous line in the movie Taken, he will look for you, he will find you and he will kill you.
This guide will be based on the Global Top 1 Player, Wise ft. 2004. We’ll tackle what worked well for him in his long experience of using Aldous which made him the top player of this hero. We will elaborate on the best build, emblem and spell that are effective to use for Aldous based on his gameplay.
After every two attacks from Aldous, on his next basic attack, he gains a shield that is equivalent to 500 + 3 x Soul Steal stack count.
This lasts for 3 seconds and can only be activated every 5 seconds. It’s capable of activating Lifesteal and Attack Effect.
First Skill: Soul Steal
Aldous releases his inner strength to have a powerful blow in his Basic Attack. This deals 200 + 100% Total Physical Attack Damage.
Every successful kill will give him a stack of “Soul Steal”. Aldous gets 2 points if it’s a minion or creep and 10 points if he eliminates a hero. He gets additional permanent damage of 6 per stack when using this skill.
Attack to creeps and minions is increased to 300%. When these non-hero units die near Aldous, he gets 2 extra stacks for his Soul Steal. This can trigger Physical Lifesteal and Attack Effects.
Second Skill: Explosion
Aldous will be in defense mode where he’ll receive 30% Damage Reduction and 20% additional Movement Speed for 2 seconds.
This can be canceled manually by the player as well. Upon explosion, this can deal 100 + 20% Total Physical Attack Damage up to 200 + 40% Total Physical Attack Damage. This has an Area of Effect that can stun the enemies for 0.5 – 1 second depending on the defense stance length.
Ultimate: Chase Fate
Aldous will have 5-second visibility to all enemies. This will allow Aldous to select an enemy hero and then dash toward it. When the target enemy gets hit, it will receive 450 Physical Damage + 10% of the enemy’s maximum HP.
This can also knock back the enemy for 1 second. As Aldous charges, he can interrupt the enemy’s Arrival or Recall.
Best Aldous Build
Demon Shoes. As a mana-hungry hero, especially because of his first skill, the Demon Shoes should be able to quickly quench his hunger early in the game. Minion kills gives a small amount of mana restoration while hero kills give Aldous a higher mana restoration percentage.
Blade of the Heptaseas. This affordable yet strong item is a good second option for Aldous. It doesn’t just give him high additional damage, physical penetration and extra HP but it also has a terrifying passive. This passive adds considerable default damage plus a huge percentage of physical attack damage. It would even slow the enemy for a short period. Imagine Aldous in full-stack with this item.
Malefic Roar. He may not be a gunner, but having that armor-piercing capability would surely help make the most out of his full stack. This item has an above-average additional attack and a large physical penetration. On top of that, it has an armor-buster capability that further increases Aldous penetration. It’s a small percentage that keeps on increasing based on the enemy’s armor level.
Windtalker. This might seem like an early game item because of its price but it’s practical to get in the middle of the game. By this time, Aldous would need to have a better chasing capability and faster attack speed to secure his kills better. The critical chance of this item can also help boost his basic attack damage but this doesn’t affect the stacked damage. Let’s not forget the typhoon magic that this weapon throws and the slight movement speed that it triggers.
Late Game Items
Brute Force. The late part of the game is a good time to make Aldous tougher because he tends to jump into a group of enemies during clashes. This item adds a good bulk of HP and a good amount of Physical Defense. Its passive works well with Aldous’ skill spammy gameplay because each skill cast activates extra Physical and Magic Defense plus movement speed as well.
War Axe. This may look like a damage weapon alone but it actually bulks up Aldous even more with its considerable amount of additional HP. In fact, the additional damage that it provides by default is below average. But it is able to make up for that with its unique passive feature. Every time Aldous hits an enemy, this item will keep on adding a stack of physical damage and penetration for a short period of time. It also adds a high amount of movement speed when the item reaches the full stack.
Aldous Emblem Set
The Custom Assasin Emblem Set worked very well with Aldous based on the gameplay of the Global Top 1 player despite being a fighter hero. This compliments his build because it’s heavy on Physical Penetration and burst damage. Let’s examine further what configuration he picked for this emblem.
We can see that he maxed out Agility for improved movement speed. This allows Aldous to chase his enemies better or quickly escape an ambush. For the next feature, he chose to max out Invasion which clearly shows that he’s putting heavy emphasis on Physical Penetration. He is really making sure that no amount of armor can easily withstand the powerful fully-stacked punch from Aldous.
Finally, he decided to pick Killing Spree for the emblem’s final feature. Since the attacks coming from Aldous almost always leads to a certain kill, survivability would be the next best area to target. Restoring a good amount of HP and increasing his speed will benefit him best after a kill. There’s a good tendency that his enemies will quickly run to back-up and assist a teammate that is shown to be targeted by Aldous.
Flicker. This is good for both chasing an enemy who somehow managed to survive his strong punch or to quickly escape as soon as the enemy reinforcements arrive.
Sprint. This is another good option for Aldous considering its shorter cooldown and longer duration.
Soul Steal. Unlike other fighter heroes, Aldous should prioritize upgrading his first skill because this is what makes him a formidable foe. Last hitting an enemy creep, minion or hero with this skill will permanently level up his basic damage little by little until it reaches the maximum of 500 stacks.
Chase Fate. This ultimate skill should be upgraded as soon as possible. Even if Aldous is not very damaging early in the game, you can use his ultimate to spy on the enemy’s location and chase an escaping hero with little life left. Unlike other heroes, Aldous users should be checking the map more often to find opportunities like the one previously stated.
Explosion. Explosive as it sounds, it shouldn’t be on your priority list but it’s important nonetheless. Considering that it reduces the damage that you’re receiving and it boosts your movement speed, it’s great for chasing an enemy or escaping death. You can even completely lock your target down after catching it because this skill has a “stun” effect after the shield explodes.
Ultimate + Skill 1 + Basic Attack + Skill 1 + Basic Attack + Skill 2 + Basic Attack
In the combo above, make sure to press Skill 1 while on mid-air so that you’ll have a powerful basic attack upon landing. By the time you land, the cooldown of your Skill 1 should be over already and you can immediately use it again. There’s a good chance that you’ll kill the enemy if it’s a squishy hero. If the enemy manages to survive, execute Skill 2 to continue the fight and stun the enemy.
Skill 1 + Basic Attack + Skill 2 + Basic Attack + Skill 1 + Basic Attack + Ultimate + Basic Attack + Skill 2 + Basic Attack
This combo is a good fit when starting a one-on-one fight against a weaker enemy. When it tries to escape with a little HP left, that’s the only time you chase it with your ultimate to secure the kill.
Late bloomer. Like some Mobile Legends heroes, Aldous is a late bloomer. Perhaps the latest bloomer of them all considering it takes 500 stacks for him to fully blossom. So early in the game, focus on harvesting the most amount of souls you can from minions and creeps. Avoid engaging in a one-on-one fight since you don’t have a large enough stack to ensure victory.
Pokemon. Become a poking monster to melee enemies using your first and second skills. The moment you have a good amount of stack plus a faster movement speed, stronger defense and stun—you’ll be hard to beat in a one-on-one battle. When your enemy gives up and tries to head back home, that’s where the flying monster appears to chase it to death. Even if the enemy runs to the tower, your second skill is resistant enough for you to survive its attacks.
First Skill. Aldous’ stacked damage can’t get critical because that would literally make him an OPM One Punch Man or Over Powered Meta. His buffed-up damage applies to towers so pushing in the late part of the game would be easy for him.
Ultimate Skill. Prioritize targeting Marksman heroes with your ultimate even if their life is full because they’re the most damaging but easy to kill. Your ultimate skill is not just good for attacking but for escaping death as well. Use it to escape when you have little life and don’t have an active Flicker yet.
Aldous FYI Checklist
- Khufra’s bouncing ball mode can knock you up when using your first skill.
- Natalia’s smoke makes her immune to your first skill because it’s categorized as a Basic Attack.
- Don’t expect to hit Akai with your first skill while spinning because it’s a melee attack.
- Helcurt can’t silence your ultimate skill.
- Passing by on Khurfra’s ball mode won’t block your flying.
- Franco can’t hook you while on a flight but Kaja can catch you with his rope.
- Flying to Angela will make you change your direction if she suddenly attached herself to an ally. After getting caught by Diggie’s trap, you can fly to escape.
- Unlike Diggie, Silvanna’s chain can stop you from flying but it can’t catch you with her chain while flying.
- Passing by Grock’s wall won’t block your flight but if he raises the wall to your exact location during a flight, it will cancel it.
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