Aatrox Build Guide by NameTakenMilTime
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Exemple of final BUILD
In case of AD late game threats
In Case of heavy AP
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Threats to Aatrox with this build
|Darius||Has big dmg but he cant do nothing to you, if you are in lane max e first and harras him|
Aatrox, the Darkin Blade is a melee fighter champion whose versatile abilities specialize in strong initiation and self-sustain. Possessing exceptional attack speed and durability from his passive, Aatrox excels as a duelist and initiator, leaping onto single opponents or entire teams, recovering from injury just by trading blows, applying pressure from afar, and can even briefly empower himself to aggressively pursue fleeing foes.
Aatrox is a legendary warrior, one of only five that remain of an ancient race known as the Darkin. He wields his massive blade with grace and poise, slicing through legions in a style that is hypnotic to behold. With each foe felled, Aatrox's seemingly living blade drinks in their blood, empowering him and fueling his brutal, elegant campaign of slaughter.
The earliest tale of Aatrox is as old as recorded history. It tells of a war between two great factions remembered only as the Protectorate and the Magelords. Over time, the Magelords won a series of crushing victories, leaving them on the brink of obliterating their sworn enemy forever. On the day of their final confrontation, the Protectorate army found themselves outnumbered, exhausted, and poorly equipped. They braced for inevitable defeat.
Just when all hope seemed lost, Aatrox appeared among the ranks of the Protectorate. With but a few words, he urged the soldiers to fight to the last before throwing himself into battle. His presence inspired the desperate warriors. At first, they could only watch in awe as this unknown hero cleaved through their enemies, his body and blade moving in unison as if one being. Soon, the warriors found themselves imbued with a potent thirst for battle. They followed Aatrox into the fray, each fighting with the furious strength of ten until they had won a most unlikely victory.
Aatrox vanished after that battle, but the Protectorate army's newfound fury did not. Their surprising triumph led to many more until they were able to finally return home victorious. Their countrymen hailed them as heroes, but though they had saved their entire civilization from destruction, darkness lingered in the mind of each warrior. Something within them had changed. Over time, their memories of battle faded, only to be replaced with a grim revelation: their acts of heroism were, in fact, brutal atrocities committed by their own hands.
Tales like these appear among the myths of many cultures. If they are all to be believed, Aatrox's presence has changed the course of some of the most important wars in history. Though these stories remember him as a savior in dark times, Aatrox's true legacy may be a world filled with conflict and strife.
"Some fight for honor, some fight for glory. It matters only that you fight."
Why chose Aatrox
I chose Aatrox because of hes sutain, atack speed, and hard to kill even without well. Aatrox is a good champion no matter what lane he goes too, hes sustain keeps him alive without leaving the lane for a long time. In team fights you can soak up lots of damage deal even more damage and in you fail u will be revived and continue if focus is taken off, even more you can have 3XRevive and making you annoyng to kill for every champion
Why this build?
Well it is because i see a lot of AD Aatrox builds and dont realy see why end up building like that beacause you are a AA chamiopn such as Warwick, Atack Speed is infinite sustain on Aatrox, AD builds are more for chamions that have skills that very much make them better when on AD such is Fiora, Darius and other chamions, your damge from jungle item should reach +100 magic dmg lategame + other magic dmg such as sunfirecape and wits end gives u alot of dmg per second and tankiness
Pros and Cons
Insane sustain, espicially under half health(thats why AS and not AD).
Pretty nice ratios.
Strong passive, in particular the 50% attack speed buff when its full. (This combo'd with his ult gives a incredible +100% attack speed, which is VERY strong.)
Can be played viably as almost every role.(Top, Mid, and Jungler are the big ones for me. Maybe ADC will work)
Fairly long cooldowns
Relies heavily on AAs
Gets hard countered by CC
Without his Q he can get kited.
His health costs can be steep early.
Lowish starting health..
Starting In Jungle...
I don't Know why they call it jungle and not woods but that's they'r problem, my problem is how i start in jungle:
1 Start Gromp(Frog) with no SMITE
2 Use health potions go to BLUE with smite
4 Recall and upgrade jungler item and go RED
5 Ancient Krug(The guy who looks like Malaphites brother)
6 Crimson Raptor ( a bit upper than RED)
7 Recall take cloth armor and 1,2 potions(optional) and go Dragon( you should be lvl 4 now )
Aatrox is one of few who can defeat dragon at lvl 3
Have a Q available in case of enemy seeing you to escape but usualy they dont except a lvl 3-4 to take DRAGON
8. Repeat, dont get into stayin in someon's lane just beacause enemy has low health and is under the tower, dont lurke for to long and make money,Aatrox is money reliant(materialist)he needs to make items
What to do?
Until you are a bigger level and get a tiny bit of armor dont atack, such is dont atack at the first levels until you gay about lvl 6, Gank only if you are sure you can win and you team will join, use e for slow and if enemy tries to escape use Q and maybe your smite on him in situational cases.Always focus to get the Dragon beacause dragoon is boost and your team needs the boost PS: dont forget to gank people from your team who are oppresed so u dont let the enemy team get ahead with minions EX: Enemy top harrasses your top player and he cant farm, u need to step in, Your key of succes is in your TEAM, as alwasy not like those Bad mannered gamers who think they play solo, this Game is CO-OP
Later in game, always jump in front o battle due to your TANKY BUILD and press R then wait for your team to join, dont worry if you die u will just ressurect and the focus will be off you, in case you buy Guardian Angel(its for fun but htere are better items to use), try focusing on the damage carriers such as ADC and others like Master YI, Yasuo, ETC. Nothe that people like Master yi join the fight a bit later after the CC has be used and are in cooldown(im talking about someone who knows how to play not your everyday chimp-monk).
Champion Knowledge ( Like The Bible)
Aatrox is a fighter, focused on initiation, sustain and sustained damage (despite already having a strong burst). His focus lies on having a strong initiation combined with powerful AoE damage, but keep in mind that he needs to be close to enemies afterwards in order to deal damage, so a mix of defensive and offensive itemization options will maximize your presence in game.
STRONG POINTS: Aatrox is a versatile champion in terms of role, being able to be played on top lane or in the jungle and as tank or fighter, even being able to combine both classes. He gains powerful attack speed buffs both from his passive and ultimate, while his passive grants him a second chance to either finish enemies or escape a dire situation.
WEAK POINTS: Aatrox can be killed fast in fights if his passive is on cooldown and disengages from the enemy team's side can stop his momentum since he only has one gap-closer. Since he is very basic attack dependent it is easy to counter him via itemization, such as Randuin;s Omen Randuin's Omen or Frozen Heart item.png Frozen Heart. Aatrox needs to be in combat constantly in order to deal his maximum damage output when a fight erupts, since his passive needs to be at its fullest in order to get a lot attack speed, especially when his build is damage focused, and less tanky, he will need more time to fill his blood well.
Since Aatrox has already great attack speed buffs in his kit, attack damage or defensive runes might provide more use than attack speed ones.
Stacking life steal is not well advised. Grevious Wounds will heavily cripple Aatrox' sustain, making it easier for enemies to duel him, as he will get even more dependent on his basic attacks.
Massacre greatly increases his range, opening possibilities to hit enemies from afar.
For a sustained damage melee fighter, Aatrox has strong initial AoE burst damage, using Blades of Blades of Torment, Dark Dark Flight and Massacre, alongside with the active abilities from Blade of the Ruined King and Ravenous Hydra Ravenous Hydra, in quick succession can deal an incredible amount of damage and can be powerful enough to burst down squishy targets with high speed.
Blades of Blades of Torment and Massacre deal magic damage, making it harder for the enemy team to itemize effectively against him, since they cause two different types of damage.
I like him
He kind of resembles the Four horseman of the Apocalipes Draksiders-Darkin, Only 5 of hes race remain, like the 4 horseman and Coruption
They nerf sustain: Your abilities cost health and you have no sustain to compensate.
They nerf damage: Your abilities damage you more than they do your opponent
And still hes Awsome GL&HF dont forget to upvote :)
His main weakness is to attack speed debuffs and CC's. Malphite, Nunu, Lee Sin, and Nasus can all lane against him effectively, and 3 of those four also have sustain to compete with his as well.
He's decent at tower diving when his passive is up to finish off a kill, and he does well against Darius if he can get the ult out of the way while his passive is up
Always try to have full blood well to all reasons, you revive with more health or who dosnt like AS?
E is ideal for harrasing mages and long ranged campions, in rest outsustain if posible,
He has a weak startin armor so ideal is a Cloth Armor when facing enemy AD
Hes Very strong lategame combined with hes team
He once created Trindamere, now he is annoyng you
I once beat a feed Jax, he was AFK
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I hope This Guide is most usefull for you guys, see you ingame with my build :*