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(AD) Aatrox | Top

GuidesForYoAss Last updated on August 20, 2013
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 22

Honor Guard

Defense: 7


Utility: 1

(AD) Aatrox - Top


// Hello, I'm GuideForYoAs, and this is my guide for Aatrox. I worked really hard to make this guide so i'll appreciate any feedback that you may provide. Aatrox is a very fun champion to play and very strong too, cause you counter the enemy in top, he has cons too like any other champion, he doesnt do that much damage in early game you'll have to wait till you get passively fed.

// Special Thanks: Credits to jhoijhoi for the template, which you can find here.

Pros / Cons


+ Very Strong Champion.
+ Great at 1VS1 (Late or Mid Game only).
+ Good at Teamfights.
+ Easy to use.
+ He can Jngle, Top.
+ Doesnt need items to be useful.
+ High sustainability when jungling and trying to renegerate hp fast.

// Aatrox Pros are very useful when is about getting fed fast, if you want to use all of his Pros u'll have to play def at start it's very easy. Try always to farm as most as you can, it will help you alot to get fed.

- Squishy at early game.
- Countered by tanky champions.
- Highly focused on teamfights.
- Poor early game dmg.
- Need an specific build to be awsome.
- Lot of gangks make him useless if you fed enemy champ (Need wards).

// Aatrox has Cons like any other champion, you have to be really careful with them, if you feel like u're too squishy you can use my Defensive Items build, dont think you're like super strong if u have 1 or 2 kills you can still be killed easily by tanky champions, don't try to 1vs1 at early game like i said, his early dmg is too poor for 1vs1.




// Havoc is one of the most important masteries for me, it deals 2% more dmg than the normal, this masteries are very useful for him they give him a very nice amount of dmg, crit dmg, attk speed, they work really great with the items :), really great for farming, damage, etc. We want to have 22 | 7 | 1 why 7 of defense and 1 for utility? well we want to have 7 of defense, cause armor and health regeneration, armor so he wont die that fast, agaisnt an full AD dmg champion they work really great.

// Also, Improved Recall its very nice why? it give u 1 seconds less when recalling, here's a video why its so nice :)

// Improved Recall not only save u from ultimates, abilities, also save you from gangks, champions, etc.



Greater Mark of Lethality

Greater Seal of Armor

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage

Summoner Spells

Flash: // Flash can save your life, how? you can evade abilities such as grab abilities like Blitzcrank ones and Thresh ones :), also it works as a offensive spell, how? well Example: There's an anemy with low hp and ur not much close to him and u got a range abilities, you can throw flash and use them.

Ignite: // This spell is very great to finish the enemy off, you can actually do the next: Theres an enemy with low hp, and u got 0 mana at the moment, u really want to kill him what you do? throw flash and then ignite. Ignite deals true damage over time depending on your level.

Exhaust: // Also, an alternative Summoner Spell is Exhaust why? this Summoner Spell is awsome! cause its movement speed slow and its Attack Speed slow this spell give you the oportinity of getting an easy kill, also it works very nice with Ignite when using everything as a combo.

Video: Offensive Flash / Fail Defensive Flash

Video: Defensive Flash

Ability Explanation

  • Blood Well (PASSIVE) : // Whenever Aatrox uses an ability that costs health, he stores 100% of the health cost into his Blood Well. The maximum amount of health the Blood Well can store is 30 + (45 × level). If Aatrox has not dealt or received damage in the last 5 seconds, his Blood Well will deplete at a rate of 2% per second.
    Upon taking fatal damage, Blood Well activates and places Aatrox in stasis for 3 seconds. Over the stasis duration the Blood Well is emptied and Aatrox restores health equal to its contents plus 10.5 + (15.75 × level). Blood Well activation has a static cooldown and is unaffected by cooldown reduction.

    Also, Aatrox passively increases his attack speed by 1% for every 2% in the Blood Well.
  • dark flight (Q): // ACTIVE: Aatrox takes flight and slams down at a targeted area, dealing physical damage to nearby enemies upon landing. Enemies in the center of the area are also knocked up for 1 second.
  • blood thirst (W): // TOGGLE OFF: Aatrox heals himself on every third attack. If Aatrox is below 50% health he will heal for three times as much.

    (Blood Price) TOGGLE ON: Aatrox deals bonus physical damage on every third attack at the cost of health.
  • Blades of Torment (E): // ACTIVE: Aatrox unleashes and sends forward the power of his blade, dealing magic damage to enemies in a line and slowing them by 40% for a few seconds..
  • Massacre (R): // ACTIVE: Aatrox draws in the blood of his foes, dealing magic damage to nearby enemy champions.
    For the next 12 seconds, Aatrox gains bonus attack speed and 175 bonus attack range (325 total range). His attacks are still considered melee..

Ability Sequence Order

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

// You want to always start by pressin ''R'' so your dmg and attack speed will ingrease, in case that ur enemy just ran away while u were ulting, use ur Dark Flight and then for slow use ur Blades of Torment then you can switch between Blood Price or Blood Thirst depending on ur items, hp, etc. What depends? well if you're low on health use Blood Thirst, in case that you have lot of lifesteal (you will have eventually) use Blood Price.


Item Sequence

Blade of the Ruined King

Berserker's Greaves


Infinity Edge

Ravenous Hydra

The Black Cleaver

// Blade of the Ruined King give us lifesteal, attack speed, and damage also a passive that cause 5% of the enemy current health in bonus physical damage, very nice item.

// Berserker's Greaves give us movement speed and attack speed.

// Zephyr very nice sustainability item give us attack damage, movement speed , attack speed, cooldown reduction also Tenacity .

// Infinity Edge give us alot of attack damage and also critical damage very nice when we have lifesteal.

// The Black Cleaver works very good with Aatrox ''w'' why? well as u can read in the Ability Explanation section his ''w'' cause diferenft effect, every 3 attacks he deal his ability passive The Black Cleaver is similar every attack reduces enemy defense, also give us cooldown, attack damage and also more cooldown, cooldown doesnt work awsome with him but give him enough Cooldown reduction to spam his ''q''.

// Ravenous Hydra Attack Damage, Health Regeneration, Lifesteal and also a passive wich only works for meele champ such as Aatrox that cause splash dmg (60% of attk dmg) works with lifesteal too.


// What to do in teamfights when using Aatrox? Be really careful, they maybe will focus you, just try always to focus the most stronger one (Just if he is not tanked) or the adc, then continue with the less stronger one. Don't go alone into 5 or 4 even 3 of them, if you're fed your team will need you alive! :)

Warding the Map

Red: For Dragon and Baron.
Blue: For defending you lane.
Green: Defending your Jungler.
Orange: Countering their Jungler.


// In Conclusion Aatrox is a very strong champion, just build him right and u'll see fast results in your score, please dont downvote just if you didnt like the coding or the way i explain stuff, first try to use this build and then downvote just if it didnt worked, but if you liked it please leave an upvote it helps me alot!

// Special Thanks: Credits to jhoijhoi for the template, which you can find here.