Mobafire Network
's Forum Avatar

Aatrox, the Darkin Blade, revealed

Creator: Wayne3100
May 10, 2013 7:02am
15 posts page 1 of 2 Forums » News & Patch Notes » Aatrox, the Darkin Blade, revealed
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Wayne3100 » May 10, 2013 7:02am | Report

Aatrox, the Darkin Blade, revealed


Posted by RiotWenceslaus on Fri, 05/10/2013 02:25




Aatrox, the Darkin Blade emerges from the shadows of history to slake his thirst for blood and battle. This deft warrior cuts down his foes and drains their life force with his blade. Aatrox’s abilities cost health to cast.


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Abilities



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.


Dark Flight: 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.


Blood Thirst: 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.


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.


Massacre (Ultimate): 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.


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




Gameplay



Aatrox is a basic attack dependent melee champion who excels as a duelist and team fighter. His built-in sustain and escape mechanics make him an ideal fit for top lane.

Top lane: The sustain from Blood Thirst keeps Aatrox’s health topped off, allowing him to farm throughout the laning phase. Aatrox excels as a duelist, able to switch to Blood Price for heavy burst damage when trading with his lane opponent. After the exchange, Aatrox can toggle back to Blood Thirst to top off his health. When he’s ready to finish the job, Massacre adds significantly to an already potent burst combo.

If the lane isn’t going Aatrox’s way, the knock-up effect from Dark Flight can be used to set up ganks for his jungler. Or, if Aatrox has bullied his enemy out of lane, he can push aggressively, safe in the knowledge that the disengage from Dark Flight and Blades of Torment’s slow will aid his escape when enemies come charging. Even when things go totally wrong, Blood Well offers a second chance to secure kills or make a quick exit.

Team fights: Aatrox’s mobility gives him an innate ability to pressure enemy carries in team fights. Blood Thirst grants Aatrox plenty of sustain as he tangos with enemy initiators and tanks. When he sees an opportunity to reach an enemy carry, Dark Flight closes the gap and allows the punishment to begin. When Aatrox is in deep, the area of effect burst and extra range from Massacre, and slow on Blades of Torment prevent high-value targets from escaping. All the while the consistent healing from Blood Thirst and resurrection effect from Blood Well keep him alive long enough to cut through enemy squishies.

If Aatrox’s team is on the defensive, a well-aimed Blades of Torment can slow multiple enemies and open a window for retreating allies to slip away. Alternately, he can kite enemies with Dark Flight, and create an opportunity for the remainder of his team to turn and counter-initiate. If Aatrox is focused, Blood Thirst’s sustain and the Blood Well keep him in the fight, giving his teammates an opportunity to cut through foes as he resurrects and delivers the killing blow.


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Story


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


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Thanks to jhoijhoi, GrandmasterD, The_Nameless_Bard, MissMaw, JEFFY40HANDS, Xiron and myself for the sigs!
Wayne3100's Forum Avatar
Awards Showcase
Show more awards
Wayne3100
<EU Community Manager>
Posts: 5609
Joined: Aug 3rd, 2011
Rep: Distinguished (385)
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by MissMaw » May 10, 2013 7:06am | Report
I like his attitude

MissMaw's Forum Avatar
Awards Showcase
Show more awards
MissMaw
<Inhouse Regular>
Posts: 6437
Joined: Nov 18th, 2011
Rep: Distinguished (494)
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by DarkPercy » May 10, 2013 7:10am | Report
Nice layout. I really dislike reading champion previews with no numbers on the abilities xD. I always overestimate/underestimate abilities and when the champion comes out he's nothing like I imagined :c


Made by -NA- Veng Lmfao
DarkPercy's Forum Avatar
DarkPercy
<Scout>
Posts: 1825
Joined: Nov 13th, 2010
Rep: Prominent (151)
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by TheBlueReaper » May 10, 2013 7:27am | Report
Seems interesting.Probably picking him up once he comes out.

Thanks to jhoijhoi , TinyStar , Minho, Hogopogo , TheNamelessBard and GMD for the sigs!
TheBlueReaper's Forum Avatar
TheBlueReaper
<Member>
Posts: 467
Joined: Oct 18th, 2012
Rep: Notable (20)
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by polt9 » May 10, 2013 9:34am | Report
His skills are scary. Especially his passive^^

PM me if you have any questions, I will try to help in anyway I can ^^ Don't forget to +Rep me if I do help you ^^
polt9's Forum Avatar
Awards Showcase
Show more awards
polt9
<Member>
Posts: 26
Joined: Dec 29th, 2012
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by millennian » May 10, 2013 3:16pm | Report
It somehow really bothers me that he's left-handed O.o
millennian's Forum Avatar
millennian
<Member>
Posts: 1
Joined: Nov 11th, 2012
Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Thatdudeinthecotton » May 10, 2013 3:23pm | Report
millennian wrote:

It somehow really bothers me that he's left-handed O.o

Damnit, Now its the only thing I can think about when I look at him XD

Thatdudeinthecotton's Forum Avatar
Awards Showcase
Show more awards
Thatdudeinthecotton
<Member>
Posts: 678
Joined: Oct 11th, 2012
Rep: Notable (54)
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by caucheka » May 10, 2013 3:55pm | Report
no one knows my tormented soul of darkness




brb cutting myself.

I like things that make me feel stupid. - Ken Levine
caucheka's Forum Avatar
Awards Showcase
Show more awards
caucheka
<Veteran>
Posts: 8221
Joined: May 18th, 2010
Rep: Prominent (196)
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by DarkPercy » May 10, 2013 4:09pm | Report
millennian wrote:

It somehow really bothers me that he's left-handed O.o

wow that's actually really bad *** because left-handed people were symbolized as ''devil's friends'' or something like that quite a long time ago.... and that champion does look like he's from hell.

GG

My AP Xin Zhao guide is on the way!
DarkPercy's Forum Avatar
DarkPercy
<Scout>
Posts: 1825
Joined: Nov 13th, 2010
Rep: Prominent (151)
Blog   |   Profile
Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Satella » May 10, 2013 4:34pm | Report
DarkPercy wrote:

wow that's actually really bad *** because left-handed people were symbolized as ''devil's friends'' or something like that quite a long time ago.... and that champion does look like he's from hell.

GG

My mind

it is blown

Rewriting Riven Guide Useful Programs Thread Sig making
Satella's Forum Avatar
Awards Showcase
Show more awards
Satella
<Scout>
Posts: 1836
Joined: Nov 23rd, 2012
Rep: Prominent (175)
Blog   |   Profile

Quick Reply:

Guest commenting is currently disabled, please log in or sign up to respond!