Aatrox Build Guide by sachaty
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Aatrox - The Darkin Blade
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Welcome to my Aatrox Guide. I am playing with him nonstop since he came out. I have a good feel for his mechanics and I think he can be one of these strongest top laners in the game if used correctly. Thanks to choose my guide and enjoy it! :D
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." - Aatrox
Pros and Cons
-High health regen. Thanks Blood Thirst
-Gap closer and crowd control with Dark Flight
-Nice slow with Blades of Torment
-Easy to tank the other team with his ult(Massacre) and get many kill.
-Many free stats with Blood Well Massacre Blood Thirst / Blood Price
-Overpowered revival passive Blood Well (Similar to GA)
-Pretty low cooldowns
-Probably going to be nerfed.
-Unreliable gap closer Dark Flight if you aren't very good at skill shots and their mechanics.
-Abilities cost health, but his Blood Thirst / Blood Price will get it back since it's broken right now
FLASH AND IGNITE
Flash and Ignite are perfect to move faster on the fight when chasing or to escape with Dark Flight and to secure kills.
Blood Well (passive):
Aatrox stores a portion of his abilities’ health cost in the Blood Well, which slowly drains to a base amount while he is out of combat. When Aatrox loses all of his health, he draws on the Blood Well and recovers the amount of health stored.
When this is u, just do a lot of abiliti to maximize it and now you can tank easyly
Aatrox rises into the air and slams into a target location. Enemies within the impact zone are knocked up and take damage, while nearby enemies take damage.
Use this for iniation is teamfights and for escapes from ganks.
Aatrox heals himself on every third attack. Activating Blood Thirst toggles Blood Price.
Blood Price: Every third attack now deals bonus damage instead of healing Aatrox. Aatrox loses health based on the bonus damage dealt.
I am maximizing it in same time that blades of Torment because i can chase them and eascape easyly and after that regain my hp VERY fast.
Blades of Torment:
Aatrox fires a line attack that damages and slows enemies caught in its path. Aatrox is refunded a part of the health cost if Blades of Torment strikes an enemy champion.
I mostly use this for utilty. The slow is good for chasing and escaping.
Upon activation, Aatrox instantly damages enemies in an area around him. For the duration of Massacre, Aatrox gains bonus attack speed and range. Massacre has no health cost.
This skill is OP. Because when activating it, you are doing a lot of damage an get a BIG boost of attack speed (60% at lvl 3)