Aatrox is a close range melee carry that has a playstyle comparable to Jax or Xin Zhao. Aatrox has good AD scalings with a massive amount of sustain. Aatrox can play as an assassin or as a sustained bruiser. In lane Aatrox has a weak waveclear but a strong sustain. His Q is both his engage and disengage so that should be baited out when looking to gank him. He relies on AS for alot of his effects therefore a frozen heart or randuins is a good counterbuild item for him.