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Aatrox Build Guide by SabreThrow

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League of Legends Build Guide Author SabreThrow

A Wood Tier Aatrox Main's Comprehensive Guide to Aatrox

SabreThrow Last updated on November 16, 2016
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Ability Sequence

3
4
7
9
12
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
5
8
10
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R

Masteries

5/
Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Offense: 18

5/
Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Defense: 12

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Aatrox with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Alistar Support champions are rarely ever a challenge. Also: Braum
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The Darkin Blade's Fundamentals

Aatrox is a somewhat versatile champion, though he is primarily a fighter or tank. Quite obviously, Aatrox is very auto-reliant and needs some form of lifesteal. His playstyle is fairly simple, use 'Dark Flight' to engage, 'Blades of Torment' to slow down opponents, 'Blood Thirst/ Blood Price' for either extra sustain or extra damage, and 'Massacre' to replenish health, replenish Aatrox's 'Blood Well' passive, and increase attack speed as well as attack range.


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Perks of the Build

With the Core Items build, every item is in perfect synergy with the champion himself. The combination of Blade of the Ruined King, Guinsoo's Rageblade, and Wit's End will provide lifesteal, a good bit of attack damage, and excellent attack speed. Once the maximum stacks of Guinsoo's Rageblade have been reached, it also makes his 'BT/ BP' occur every two hits instead of every three, and deals a lot of on-hit magic damage. This effect blends perfectly with Thornmail's passive since you will also be stealing the opponent's magic resist and dealing magic damage to them based on their auto-attacks. Spirit Visage provides a bit of tankiness with great health and magic resist bonuses, as well as its passive which increases all sources of healing by 25%. Boots of Swiftness, particularly in combination with 'Blades of Torment,' make it easy to keep up with your opponents and maintain steady damage.