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Aurelion Sol Build Guide by Vicksay

Middle [WIP] Vicksy's Master ASol Guide

Middle [WIP] Vicksy's Master ASol Guide

Updated on November 7, 2022
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Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter

Coup de Grace

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist


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[WIP] Vicksy's Master ASol Guide

By Vicksay

Hello everyone! My name is Vicksy, I'm a high Diamond/Master tier mid laner. I've been playing since the start of Season 3 on the EUW server, and I've been a full on mid main since Season 4. I have achieved at least Diamond 1 every single season since Season 4, hitting Masters in multiple seasons using champions such as Zoe, Aurelion Sol, Viktor and Ahri, with my peak being 224 LP. I am a partnered Twitch streamer and a partnered YouTuber, and I like to stream every single day! Feel free to come check me out and ask me any questions you may have, whether it be on stream or on my other socials below!

Me getting Master Tier with Aurelion Sol in season 6 (better view here)

My peak Aurelion Sol win-rate on my high Diamond/Master's account, Vicksy in Season 6. I started playing Sol in high Diamond

Aurelion Sol was my favourite champion at one point, and I spammed him endlessly on release. I love his unique play style that no other champion can mirror, and playing this champion alone revitalized my love for League. I decided to pick him up after being inspired by Sweaty ASol and just first timed him in high Diamond and continued to spam him. He can carry game solo with his insane pushing power and constant gank pressure. He is however easily counter-picked and he loses quite hard when people get within his stars. This guide will show you step by step how to maximize your Space Dragon game play and climb the ranks!

After his rework, he has become a lot more viable and fun to play in my opinion, I feel like I have fallen in love with him all over again. All of the changes he received were to push him into a healthier play style while also keeping the integrity of the champion, having his damage come from his stars. I hope you guys will give him a try with the new changes!

Summoner Spells

Flash and Ignite

This is the best summoner combination for Aurelion Sol in my opinion. You pretty much always want to take Flash, it's the best summoner spell and Aurelion Sol actually has quite a few flashy mechanics involving Flash, allowing you to surprise your opponents. Ignite is a really good summoner for helping you get those snowballing kills. Aurelion Sol loves looking for those constant scrappy fights, and with Ignite buffs you can get a bunch of cheesy kills you wouldn't otherwise get. Very good also if you're laning vs. someone like Vladimir or Swain, heck it's even great vs. bot lane in general because AD carries take Heal, as you'll be looking to roam there whenever you can with

Other options


This is a really good summoner for Aurelion Sol. It covers his weak spots by disabling divers and assassins, and also allows you to be very aggressive vs. champions you wouldn't usually without it as it makes you a lot safer. This is also a great summoner spell for slowing someone and guaranteeing a free hit with your Starsurge. It basically makes a champion extremely weak for 1.5 seconds, and in that time you can get in a good spot with your stars and combo your Starsurge and Voice of Light for free kills. This is also the better summoner spell for if you're new to Aurelion Sol because it makes his abilities a lot easier to hit and makes his play-style a bit more forgiving.


Another great choice depending on the game. Take this when the enemy team has very devastating CC that you need to stay safe from, especially from junglers like Elise. Rammus and Sejuani, mid laners such as Twisted Fate and Veigar, supports like Morgana or Braum, tanks such as Shen or Maokai, or marksmen such as Varus or Ashe. Keep in mind you do not have to take Cleanse versus only one champion that has CC, but if it's the enemy jungler or mid laner that has it along with it being unavoidable or easy to land, I highly recommend getting used to Cleanse and taking it. I highly prefer Ignite over this unless it's absolutely necessary. Even vs. heavy CC, you can opt for Legend: Tenacity and Mercury's Treads over Cleanse for 60% tenacity.


I see a lot of people taking this on Aurelion Sol. Even though Ghost definitely feels really nice, especially on a champion that depends on movement speed so much, I think this summoner spell is a noob trap after its nerfs a long time ago. It was really good before because it gave you instant movement speed, but now that it takes a few seconds to scale it's pretty bad on most champions, unless you're a champion that has a lot of DPS, which Aurelion Sol definitely has, it just feels pretty as you're always a "combat" summoner down. You may get away with taking this vs. someone that takes Teleport but I h onestly don't like it too much. I loved this summoner spell when it w as great but now it definitely feels awful.


You're a fast Space Dragon, you shouldn't be needing this to get back to lane, and also use Comet of Legend to roam. Pass!

Heal and Barrier

I don't think Aurelion Sol needs nor wants a purely defensive summoner spell. Your job is to be aggressive and constantly roam to snowball as your early game is amazing, and this doesn't really help you. Heal and Barrier are better for those control mages that want to farm and gain items, with this champion you want to end the game as early as possible. If you really need a defensive option Exhaust is your go to.
These are in my opinion the best runes by far for the Aurelion Sol rework, and I will cover why they are good individually below.

Domination (Main tree)

Electrocute will be your chosen keystone. After the Celestial Expansion changes, he can proc this EXTREMELY easily now, and he relies less on Phase Rush (it's still viable, just not every game) because his W has a cooldown now, which also grants him movement speed. When you turn on Celestial Expansion, you want to be looking to burst someone down quickly before the stars pull back in.

Cheap Shot will be your next choice. Just the next obvious option on the tree, he has a lot of CC in the form of Starsurge and Voice of Light, and even more so once you purchase a Rylai's Crystal Scepter. You can also run Taste of Blood if you want some more beef to early laning.

Eyeball Collection will be your next choice here. With your high solo kill pressure now, you can easily stack this, and you also have easy stacks waiting for you on bot lane! Just a straight forward rune here.

Relentless Hunter gives you the old feeling of Comet of Legend movement speed, allowing you to walk to lane and to fights a lot easier!

Precision(Secondary tree)

Triumph will be the first rune of choice on the Precision tree. A great rune when you want to be constantly fighting, and a game changer if you can bait people to go for you while your team mates finishing someone off while you're low.

Coup de Grace is just the straight forward damage rune as well on this tree, there's nothing else that interests you other than Legend: Tenacity, which is great combined with Mercury's Treads vs. a high CC team.
In this section we will go through Aurelion Sol's abilities and skill max order.

You always want to be maxing Celestial Expansion > Starsurge > Comet of Legend, and leveling those at levels 1-3 in the same order too.

You max Celestial Expansion as it's Aurelion Sol's bread and butter tool, his main DPS and waveclear tool.

Max Starsurge second because it's his second damage spell and also has CC.

Max Comet of Legend last because of no damage and it's just a utility spell, and a one point wonder.

Center of the Universe

Center of the Universe is Aurelion Sol's passive, which is pretty central to his kit. It gives him 3 orbiting stars around him that deal magic damage and apply spell effects to everything they hit.

His stars orbit constantly, and only disappear when Aurelion Sol dies. This passive also makes you very bad at hide and seek, because if you're standing in a bush, your stars will continue to rotate and not hide, meaning people can find where you are if they have no vision on the bush that you're in.

Another part of Aurelion Sol's passive is his Outer Limit. This is pretty much an invisible circle around you that effects most of his abilities - it's quite important to remember this invisible circle. Your Outer Limit is the same circle when his W, Celestial Expansion, is turned on. You can also check it by hovering over Celestial Expansion.

Aurelion Sol's Outer Limit


Starsurge is Aurelion Sol's main CC ability. He fires the core of a newborn star in the target direction, which continues to expand as long as it remains within his Outer Limit. While the star is still airborne, Aurelion Sol also gains 20% bonus movement speed. Once the star travels beyond the Outer Limit, or upon reactivating Starsurge, the star detonates, dealing magic damage to all enemies caught in the area and stunning them.

One thing to note that after the 9.2 buffs to Starsurge, you can stun some almost directly on top of you, as the reactivation time has been set to 0.25 seconds. Champions getting within Aurelion Sol's stars was one of his biggest weaknesses, and this definitely helps him out a lot. You can also do a cool Flash trick when in times of danger. Remember when I said Starsurge bursts when it reaches Sol's Outer Limit? You can cast Starsurge in one direction and Flash in the opposite direction, making your star instantly detonate for a quick and easy stun.

If Aurelion Sol is faster than the star, the star now speeds up to keep up with him!

Celestial Expansion

Celestial Expansion is Aurelion Sol's bread and butter ability. Celestial Expansion pushes his passive stars to his Outer Limit, making them rotate at a high, but decaying speed, and increasing their damage by 50%. After 3 seconds or if you reactivate the ability early, the stars will retract and grant Aurelion Sol 40% movement speed, decaying over 1.5 seconds.

This ability is what makes Aurelion Sol so hard to play - you have to be constantly moving and changing your direction to make your stars land. Don't forget that stars rotate counter-clockwise, once you invest more and more games into Aurelion Sol you can position yourself in a way to make your stars hit more.

Comet of Legend

Comet of Legend is a great roaming tool. When activated, Aurelion Sol pulls in his stars and takes flight in the chosen direction, gaining sight over walls and beyond (not inside) bushes. He can also be seen regardless even if walls or bushes block his vision. The active is a long cooldown at a whopping 80 seconds so you have to make sure you don't just randomly throw this ability out while ganking - sometimes you can get away with just walking down river, you have to keep a note on how the enemies react to know if they have vision on you to use this skill correctly.

Voice of Light

Voice of Light is Aurelion Sol's ultimate, and personally one of my favourites. Aurelion Sol exhales a wave of starfire in a line, dealing magic damage to all enemies hit, slowing for 2 seconds and knocking them back to the Outer Limit.

This is a great ultimate and fits nicely with the rest of your kit, so much more opens up to Aurelion Sol once he has this available. One of Aurelion Sol's biggest problem is people getting within his stars, and this helps greatly. You should be combining this always with Starsurge, first using Starsurge in the same direction you want to ult, then immediately ult. This combo allows you to keep people locked down for like 3 seconds which is amazingly strong. This is also a really good ultimate for sniping off low targets as it's range is so high, and it is also AMAZING to start fights with. Notice someone alone? Just immediately ult them and apply a strong slow on them so you and your team can catch up, if someone without mobility does this without Flash they are almost always dead.
With the changes, Aurelion Sol's core items don't change too much, but early game items differ!

Early game items

Doran's Ring

Doran's Ring is a great item to start - tt gives him HP and AP to brawl toe-to-toe with other mid laners early game to go for aggressive kills with Ignite, and you don't just shove waves and base repeatedly anymore.

Dark Seal

Dark Seal has been buffed for pre-season and now it's even better! Getting an early Dark Seal whenever you have 350 gold is always my preference though, it's an amazing item. It is already gold efficient without it's passive, the +25% healing from potions, and with no stacks which is INSANELY good. At 10 stacks, this item is worth just over 1000 gold - reaching up to 288% gold efficiency! No other item beats this in terms of cost efficiency.
Corrupting Potion is another starting item we can go. I personally enjoy running it vs. really heavy harassing lanes so I can sustain through the early game and have a good first buy.

Control Wards

Control Wards win games - I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure you get these on the map early, they stay placed indefinitely, and if you're strong enough to protect them you can an insane amount of vision the entire game through it. Every time you have 75 gold on a base pick one of these up and place it around mid, in conjunction with your Stealth Ward you can get a serious amount of vision around mid, which allows you to push out waves indefinitely and also put insane amounts of pressure on the map.

Standard items

Unlike most champions, Aurelion Sol doesn't really have the same direct build path at the moment other than rushing a Mythic item, as he is very good with lots of items. Everything is situational and buy based on what you need!

Welcome to the new mythic items! I'll run you guys down with a brief explanation on how they work: you can only buy one of these in a game. It also gives special bonuses to legendary items that you purchase (boots don't count). This makes this first purchase really important, and you should take care and weigh up the options to help you decide which one to pick - and I believe these 2 will both be viable picks on Aurelion Sol. Let's start with Everfrost... do my eyes deceive me? Is this the real life? If you're a long time Aurelion Sol player, this will look familiar. This is almost the exact stats from the old Hextech GLP which Aurelion Sol loved the hell out of this item, and he will love this one just as much as it gives all the stats he needs - HP, AP and mana, AND the old active of a slow in a cone... and now it's updated to root champions if you hit them with the centre of it... I can't contain myself! I'm super excited to use this on Aurelion Sol. Liandry's Anguish is a great tank busting item, and you can combine this with Demonic Embrace for double % health burn AND stacking % magic penetration on every... single... boop. Amazing! It also grants you a lot more ability haste, which is not that great on Aurelion Sol but still appreciated.

Demonic Embrace is another brand new item, and I think it fits quite nicely into Aurelion Sol's items and kit - extra % health damage on top of your star boops is always nice, allowing you to tag and shred multiple people. Combined with Liandry's Anguish, you'll have 2 items with % max health damage which is pretty nasty, alongside some health and it also grants a small MR/armour buff, which can be quite useful in dire situations! A great item that helps AND rewards you to stay in longer fights, which is exactly what Aurelion Sol loves doing.

Cosmic Drive seems like quite a decent pick on Aurelion Sol - it gives him a lot more movement speed upon hitting an ability, which synergizes quite well with his hit and run playstyle, which is amazing! Even though it gives a lot of Ability Haste which Aurelion Sol doesn't use as much, the movement speed it gives you scales based on it!

Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Rylai's Crystal Scepter and Aurelion Sol come hand in hand most of the time, as he was one of the only champions that continued to build this after it's terrible nerfs because of the synergy he has with this item. It has been buffed recently, and gives a WHOPPING 90 AP now, combined with 300 health to make him tankier to stay alive and continue outputting damage, AND also gives him a slow on every single star boop, allowing him to stick to enemies a lot easier, and they even buffed the slow to 30% for pre-season. What's not to love?

Void Staff

Void Staff should be built every single game for Aurelion Sol because he relies on getting out as high DPS as possible. You should start building this when you see the enemies building some magic resist, roughly around 3rd item and onwards, as most of the time you will be hitting the frontline because Aurelion Sol can't dive for the squishies in the backline, so even if the ADC or the mid doesn't have magic resist it'll be hard for you to abuse that if there is a 300 MR tank sitting in front of them.

Zhonya's Hourglass

Zhonya's Hourglass is a great defensive item on Aurelion Sol. You don't necessarily have to build this vs. only AD threats, it is a great counter to many AP mid laners because dodging damage is a lot better than just soaking slightly less damage. It completely negates abilities such as Syndra's Unleashed Power, Veigar's Primordial Burst and even Karthus' Requiem. I don't recommend getting this first item, but it's a decent choice if you need it to survive (vs. Zed, Vi and others) as Aurelion Sol does get quite close to people while dealing damage, and you can bait people with this active. It's also a great choice later on in the game, as you already dish out tons of damage with a 4+ item build, and you just need something to keep you alive - a Zhonya's Hourglass can never go wrong. Another cool trick with Aurelion Sol is your Celestial Expansion will still be toggled on if you use Zhonya's Hourglass' active, making it so that your stars cannot be interrupted. One thing to note is Celestial Expansion still drains mana while you're in stasis, so your stars will stop if you run out of mana.

Banshee's Veil

Banshee's Veil is another great defensive item. Pick this up if you're afraid of an AP mid bursting you down constantly (like Fizz or LeBlanc), not only does this item have magic resistance but it has a spellshield that blocks a single ability, which is great as Aurelion Sol because CC disables your stars, and this might soak an important CC and keep your stars going for longer. It helps to disrupt champions that need to hit all of their spells to correctly kill someone. It's also REALLY good vs. champions that really rely on hitting their crowd control straight up even if they aren't in your lane, such as Sejuani, Elise, Blitzcrank, Lux and more!

Rabadon's Deathcap

Rabadon's Deathcap is the big boy purchase! You should only build this if you are EXTREMELY fed and the enemy team has a lot of squishy champions that won't stack magic resist too much. The reason this item is core for a lot of standard mages and not so much for Aurelion Sol is because he needs health and resistances, most items he buys add to his defensive stats in one way or another because of how close range he has to get to deal damage.

Morellonomicon is a really overrated item. With the nerfs it's received over the past year, it's not worth to build it AT ALL unless there are enemies that have a huge amount of healing for it's Grevious Wounds passive, we're talking Sylas or Dr. Mundo terrority. You should buy Oblivion Orb and sit on it as long as possible, only upgrade to Morellonomicon last item if you still need the healing reduction. BUY THIS ITEM ONLY WHEN YOU 100% NEED IT!


Mercury's Treads

Mercury's Treads will be your main choice of boot for most games. Since Aurelion Sol relies SOLely on his positioning to output damage, he gets hindered greatly by slows or any hard CC, which Mercury's Treads help against. Also most of the time you're vs. an AP mid laner so this gives you a lot more tankiness combined with the large amount of items you build with HP and defensive stats.

Boots of Swiftness

Boots of Swiftness is a very common boot choice for Aurelion Sol and was the recommended boot of choice for a long time. This boot is still good if you're vs. a lot of champions that slow or have barely little CC to make use of the higher movement speed, but most of the time the raw defensive stats from other boots are better.

Plated Steelcaps

Plated Steelcaps are a good option if you are vs. an enemy team that has champions that only deal physical damage and if they are champions that rely a lot on auto attacks, such as Yasuo, Irelia and most marksmen. It should only be bought if you can make use of the auto-attack defensive passive because the armor alone isn't worth it anymore.

Sorcerer's Shoes

Sorcerer's Shoes is a unique option that you won't see much on Aurelion Sol, but it is great in some scenarios where you are building Morellonomicon or even just the Oblivion Orb for the penetration and you are the only source of magic damage for your team, so you can threaten the enemy team early on in the game by practically doing true damage to them with your stars. This is the riskiest option by far though because Aurelion Sol needs to be tankier to help him deal damage because he is a mage that needs to get close to deal damage so you can be blown up a lot easier. I would recommend these if you have played quite a bit of Aurelion Sol and are quite good at positioning with him.
Laning phase
Aurelion Sol has one of the strongest laning phases. His pushing power is unmatched, and his early game burst is absurd with Electrocute. You can pretty much take any fight level 1 and smack people with your stars and you'll win. That's also where Ignite comes in for some early cheese kills. Pushing the lane constantly with Aurelion Sol is great so you can force the enemy under tower and just roam to impact other lanes.

You first want to learn how to waveclear as Aurelion Sol. You have to position yourself slightly off the side of the minions to allow your Celestial Expansion to hit the creep wave. Sometimes you can't hit all 6 because of how minions position but you should be able to easily hit at least 5.

Even though Aurelion Sol has a great early game, you have to note that he is extremely susceptible to ganks if you do not have proper warding. Because you have to stand to the side of minions to waveclear, this gives junglers many opportunities to gank you from the side bush you're closest to, or they can easily just hide over one of the mid lane walls and wait for you to walk up. You have to make sure every time you push you have sufficient ward coverage in these spots, and as written earlier in the guide, Control Wards will win you games - place one of these in a bush on the side of mid lane and always hug that side when wave-clearing so you're safe. I prefer to put the Control Ward in the bush that's closest to bot lane because of how devastating your ganks are, and it's hard for enemies to clear it because you push so hard. Don't forget about your Stealth Ward to cover blind spots of vision that you'll need to make roaming a lot easier.

Aurelion Sol cannot really harass people under their tower (unless they're melee) or threaten to take their tower very easily, so the best thing for you to do when your minions are under the enemy mid laner's tower is to look for roams with Comet of Legend - even if you don't get a kill from doing this, blowing summoners is great because you can constantly repeat gank. The amount of pressure you put on bot lane and mid lane is absurd, even just mentally tilting the enemy is good enough!
You want to be grouping with your team a lot when laning phase has subsided. Aurelion Sol's damage has been overall increased since the changes, that combined with his constant CC he is quite a threat in teamfights now. You want to be placing down your Stealth Ward as much as possible to gain vision, especially around Baron Nashor if it's up.

Playing Aurelion Sol in teamfights is a lot different than other mages, you want to be using yourself as a "barrier" and a zoning tool between the enemies and your squishier members like your AD carry. You want to be positioning in a way where you're not frontlining for your entire team, but you're standing in a confident way infront of your squishier team mates, showing the enemy team that they have to go through you first before they can harm your backliners. Funnily enough Aurelion Sol's kit is actually not that bad for peeling, a constant Rylai's Crystal Scepter slow on your stars combined with the slow/knockback of Voice of Light combined with the stun of Starsurge you're actually pretty decent at peeling - the Starsurge > Voice of Light combo being really good for locking people up for about 3 seconds.
Thank you all so much for reading my Aurelion Sol guide! I will add match-ups in the future. I hope you found this guide helpful, and please post any questions you may have and I'll get back to them ASAP!

If you'd like to see my Aurelion Sol gameplay and more, you can follow my Twitch channel - I play him frequently, and if I'm not just ask in chat! I stream every single day from 6-7 PM until midnight to 1 AM GMT.

I also have a highly rated Zoe guide and a highly rated Ahri guide if you would like to check those out!

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