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Aatrox...legit or not? good/bad?

Creator: TotemTiki May 14, 2015 9:24pm
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Jul 16th, 2014
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Yo kids, i've been in the Aatrox happy train and spamming him, yet everyone yells troll pic, but whatever **** them. Anyways, what do you guys recommend as far as Aatrox goes? What are good builds to look at/try, is he meta, what counters him?
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The reason why Aatrox isnt played to my understanding, is the reason why people stopped playing Yasuo and Jax. The base stats nerfs killed it for him.

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If you are really aggressive with Aatrox early he can stomp on Sion in lane, so he has that going for him. I had a Vi jungler that asked what I was doing the second time I died to an Aatrox very shortly after TPing back to lane after my first death. Then she came over to try and help me gank him and he killed us both. Vi - "holy sh*t!" Me - "And now you know something of my pain."

He does enough burst damage to pop your shield, can slow you, can knock you up to interrupt your Decimating Smash, and he can sustain through your Roar of the Slayer damage.

I run a 21-0-9 Sion, so it is possible that you might fair better with say a 9-21-0 Sion but I doubt it. His kit counters yours.
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Aatrox still works, he's just a matchup dependant champion that can't take too much harass before an all-in with a full blood well. He needs room to manage his health pool, or else he's just never going to accomplish anything in lane.
In the jungle, he doesn't have to worry at all about his health, and he can gank pre-6 pretty effectively. Bonus points for being capable of solo-ing dragon early.

He's not at all meta, you rarely see him. He doesn't engage relatively well in large-scale fights, and that's probably the sharpest weakness he has that's keeping from being more popular.

For items, Blade of the Ruined King + Randuin's Omen + Spirit Visage are core on him, and the rest of his build is default tank unless he's doing well enough to get another damage item.
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