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Aatrox Statistics for ilovemnms

Author's performance with Aatrox compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
31
6
Win %
58
40
Kills
6.7
5.5
Assists
5.2
6.2
Deaths
5.5
6.9
KA:D Ratio
2.2
1.7
Gold Earned
12.7K
11.6K
Creep Score
205.3
128.0
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

12.pngTeleport is one of my favorite spells. With it you can pressure so much of the map without your enemies even knowing, this allows you to split push to your full potential as well in case you need to join a fight.

Typically since the nerfs to it you want to use it to get into a fight not into lane, unless its pre 10 min and you die then its probably fine.

14.png If you're just wanting to snowball and split and never attempt to join a team fight (who are you tryndamere?) Then ignite works, it just got buffed and it makes getting kills easy, people always forget about it top lane.


11.pngSmite for jungle :D


That's pretty much top lane summs for ya.

New Runes Back to Top

KeyStone - Press%20the%20Attack.png?width=64 or Lethal%20Tempo.png?width=64

I prefer Lethal tempo Lethal%20Tempo.png?width=32 as I used to run a page of full AA speed quints and marks and getting the bonus from lethal temp is really nice, especially because it is such a high bonus and you don't need to worry about going over the limit because it is meant to! Having Lethal tempo gives you the best sustained damage and self preservation, which is what Aatrox is all about.

Press the attack Press%20the%20Attack.png?width=32 is not bad, it won't give you a whole lot of damage except the bit of damage it does and the extra damage % but the bad thing is you're going to use most of your spells pretty quick, and they probably won't get the bonus from the % increase unless you can just walk up to someone and start autoing them without them doing anything which outside of lane happens very rarely.

Triumph Triumph.png?width=32
I really really want Overheal to be good but the fact of playing a bunch of games with it I hardly ever had any shielding from it because you're never 100% full hp for that long in combat.

Legend%20Alacrity.png?width=32Legend%20Tenacity.png?width=32
These are the two you'll probably use most

I prefer Legend%20Alacrity.png?width=32 Because attack speed on Aatrox = good, however having the tenacity from Legend%20Tenacity.png?width=32 might just save your ass so it depends on the team comp.

If you're wanting to go with a 3078.png build I'd suggest Legend%20Bloodline.png?width=32 because you're not likely to get life steal any other way.

Coup%20De%20Grace.png?width=32Last%20Stand.png?width=32 
Of these two I prefer Last%20Stand.png?width=32 becasue it gives you a larger damage boost by number and as Aatrox you love fighting when you're low health so it works out well :)


Secondary Tree


I prefer to take Conditioning.png?width=32Revitalize.png?width=32
This will give you a flat and % bonus to your armor and MR, this makes your effective health higher and that's what you really like on Aatrox since you're going to have a good amount of health and healing - which btw the revitalize also works on yourself so you get better heals overall.

You can also take anything else, i see people take Sudden%20Impact.png?width=32Zombie%20Ward.png?width=32 for the lethality and for the ward, I just prefer to be more tanky.

Abilities Back to Top

W
E
Q
E
E
R
E
W
E
W
R
W
W
Q
Q
R
Q
Q
Passive
Q
3
14
15
17
18
W
1
8
10
12
13
E
2
4
5
7
9
R
6
11
16

Pretty much the same as before the rework, not really any reason to not do it unless you're going jungle, if  you are then maybe max w first if you're farming a lot because it'll get a lot more out of your auto procs, but still max E first when you can because it does the most for you.


Why max E?

 You simply get more per level with this ability, the hp costs stays the same at 30 and the damage per level is more than you'd get for your other skills as well as the slow gets better with each level and the cooldown is better than  your other skills.


Blood Thirst / Blood Price
STATIC COOLDOWN: 0.5

PASSIVE: Aatrox applies a bonus on-hit effect on every third hit against non-structures.

Blood Thirst

TOGGLE OFF – Blood Thirst 2 BLOOD THIRST: Aatrox heals himself on-hit.

HEAL:
30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 (+ 6.5missing health)
Blood Price

TOGGLE ON – Blood Price 2 BLOOD PRICE: Aatrox deals bonus on-hit physical damage and fills 20% of his Blood Well Blood Well.

PHYSICAL DAMAGE:
50 / 85 / 120 / 155 / 190 (+ 75% bonus AD)

Your W only gains about 35 damage per level, and that is needing to auto 3 times to get that damage anyway. The heal is bigger as well but still very small amounts.

Blades of Torment
TARGET RANGE: 1000
 
COST: 30 HEALTH
 
COOLDOWN: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8
Blades of Torment

ACTIVE: Aatrox unleashes two converging energy waves in the target direction, filling 20% of his Blood Well Blood Well, dealing physical damage to all units hit and Slow icon slowing for 2 seconds.

PHYSICAL DAMAGE:
75 / 115 / 155 / 195 / 235 (+ 70% bonus AD)
SLOW:
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%

Your E max gives you a better cool down as well as 40 damage per level, and the slow % increases, also this is a great harass and wave clear.


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard, what you'll do in most matchups.
    poke matchups, hard matchups, or dot people to keep the healing going (Darius)

Core Items

    if you're like me, this 100% of the time rushed.
    attack speed options, choose 1
    the cookie cutter build
    should always aim to get this
    your mr item of choice
    you want mercs unless they have 2 or more auto attackers, swifites only if they have no cc but quite a few slows
    you want dead mans, but can also get randuins if need be.

Situational Items

    other damage + surviveability options
    situational if the other team is heavy magic damage and so are you, or you just need another mr item and they are kicking your ass.
    you can do these if you're really stomping, but I wouldn't recommend unless you're experienced on Aatrox.
    DO NOT GET EVER.

My Three Item trio - 3074.png>3022.png>3046.png or 3124.png


3074.png Hydra

My Go to item, rushed every game unless they have tanks for top, jungle, and support. This gives you a large amount of Ad for your Q, W, and E to scale, as well as just a lot of damage vs squishes, it also makes you a lot better at split pushing since you kill the minions so much faster.

It also gives you a very large chunk of life steal, as well as the AOE will make you more of a presence in team fights, which you don't have a ton to offer in.


3022.png Frozen Mallet


This gives you serious sticking power, the reason I prefer this over the move speed boost on Tri is that the slow here still works when you're in your ult form, meaning you basically have an ADC range with perma-slow on your autos and this helps not only you stick to enemies but also your teammates.


3046.png Phantom Dancer

This is what i prefer for an attack speed item right now over Bork, keep going down for fuller details.

 

3153.png Blade of the Ruined King


Don't get me wrong this is a great item on Aatrox, but it doesn't offer the same value for team fights or split pushing. The item is great against tanks, for 1v1ing and to chase but for me more often than not I found that this item felt lacking compared to Hydra, as well as since I prefer taking Lethal%20Tempo.png?width=32I'm not in so much need for the attack speed as normal.

· 


3065.png Spirit Visage

in 90% of games you'll want this, the hp is good, mr is good, the regen is good, and the cdr is ok. the main reason is the passive because you'll be healing that much more from all sources. 

The only reason not to get this as your main source of mr is if its an all ad team.

·        this plus 3111.png will solve most of your mr problems, but if its just one magic damage dealer this will usually be enough.

·

3742.png Deadman's plate

Good item all around, slow on auto, helps roaming, good hp, good armor, always a good 3rd item

·        mainly get this over Randuins for the roaming help, it helps in conjunction of 12.pngto make plays around the map and keep pressure on the map in different places.

·        the slow on auto and double damage can be impactful

· 

 

3143.png Randuins Omen 

your #1 item against aa based teams. generally this will fix you up with enough armor to take you through the game. DON'T FORGET THE ACTIVE, jump into people and hit it to wreak havoc.


3053.png Sterek's Gague


This item is actaully really dang good if you need more dueling power, it gives you a good chunk of HP, a huge ass shield, and a big BIG boost to your base AD, which is already good, plus you'll get even more from your passive.

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Blade 3153.png compared to Phantom Dance 3046.png

These two items are very similar but also subtly different, they both offer good dueling potential, good chase (from active for bork) to catch up from kiters, and good attack speed so they're good as supplement items to 3074.png to make you a two item power house. However, lets compare them.

Phantom Dancer

Phantom Dancer

Stats

Passive

UNIQUE – SPECTRAL WALTZ: Grants Ghost ghosting and +7% movement speedwhile within 550 units of a visible enemy champion.
UNIQUE – LAMENT: Grants 12% damage reduction against the last enemy champion hit (ends after 10 seconds out-of-combat).


Blade of the Ruined King

Blade of the Ruined King

Stats

Passive

UNIQUE: Basic attacks deal 8% of the target's current health (min 15bonus on-hitphysical damage (max 60 against minionsand monsters).

Active

UNIQUE: Deals 100 magic damage and steals 25% of the target's movement speedfor 3 seconds (550 range) (90 second cooldown).


GOLD VALUE

Gold Efficiency*

  • Phantom Dancer item.png Phantom Dancer's is 97.02% gold efficient without its two passives.


GOLD VALUE


Gold Efficiency*

  • Blade of the Ruined King item.png Blade of the Ruined King is 83.82% gold efficient without the active.
  • Blade of the Ruined King item.png Blade of the Ruined King can become gold efficient if the passive grants a minimum of 37 on-hit damage (This can be achieved if target current health is 462.5 or higher).


At the most basic level, phantom Dancer is simply far more gold efficient (and it probably needs to be toned down a bit) if you look at the total gold value of both, so if you buy a Blade of the Ruined King you'd better be against a tanky team as that's the only time it's going to be better. Other than that almost always I would now recommend the Phantom Dancer, it's simply more bang for your buck. Maybe later in the game you can change it out for a Blade when you're full build but that's up to you and only if they're actually tanky. Also a good rule of thumb is if the enemy is squishy go for Phantom Dancer, if not go for Blade.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Akali
    Medium
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Dr. Mundo
    Medium
  • Elise
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Medium
  • Gnar
    Easy
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Medium
  • Kayle
    Hard
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Easy
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Lulu
    Easy
  • Malphite
    Hard
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Master Yi
    Easy
  • Nasus
    Hard
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Quinn
    Hard
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Rengar
    Easy
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Rumble
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Shen
    Easy
  • Shyvana
    Medium
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Sion
    Easy
  • Swain
    Easy
  • Talon
    Easy
  • Teemo
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Warwick
    Easy
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Yorick
    Easy
  • Zac
    Medium
  • Zed
    Easy

VS

Akali

Medium

akali is one of those champions that they don't play in competitive and rito keeps buffing because they want her to be viable so she ends up totally busted if she gets a lead.


Early on she can't do a whole lot without her R but she has a surprising amount of burst damage with just her Q and her passive auto enhances, not to mention sustain for an assassin. You've got to jump on her at some point and make a move but don't let her throw a Q on your, wait a bit then auto, Q you again then auto again because you'll lose that trade 100% of the time even with no items.

VS

Annie

Medium

Really annoying matchup because she will just harass you all lane - max your aatroxw.png and prepare your butthole. as long as you can get some mr and tankyness she shouldn't be able to 2 shot you. I Recommend doing tanky items first and then getting dmg later.

3211.png helps a lot as well as 3111.png

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

Will often max feralscream.png As it's a safer ability but he's totally busted right now because of the tank build and still almost (or actually) one shoting people with his feast.png once he gets tanky. if you can bait out his rupture.png he can't stop you from running him down and out dpsing him.

VS

Darius

Hard
DO NOT TRY TO TRADE AT LEVEL 1 YOU WILL LOSE

You cannot fight him early game with his damage, you can fight him once you have all 3 of your abilities but he will out dmg you with his bleed, honestly darius is a dumb champ and you really need a gank to help. Gauge each Darius and see if you can fight him, harass with aatroxe.png as much as possible early and dodge the blade of his dariuscleave.png to stop most of his damage. Don't fight super early but don't try to fight him when he has more items than you either, find the sweet spot. This match up is one of the hardest so if you don't fight him at all and just farm that's fine too.

DO NOT TRY TO TRADE HIM EXTENSIVELY AT LEVEL 1

VS

Dr. Mundo

Medium

dodge those clevers. they hurt a lot but youll win most trades before he gets tanky so try to win early before that, otherwise he just heals too much to deal with and his autos are actaully really strong with his masochism.png so try to roam as much as possible and make objective plays because he can build full tank and still solo almost anyone.

getting a 3123.png early isn't a bad idea although i feel like scum for saying it lol.

VS

Elise

Easy

nobody really plays her anyomore but you should be able to out sustain her mana costs

VS

Fiora

Medium

Much less played since the nerfs but still a tough champion, she is mainly reliant on her cooldowns of her fioraq.png and fioraflurry.png for damage, outside of that careful for her 6 spike and your early game is much stronger than hers, abuse it, once she gets items and levels she is really hard to deal with. 

Your super early game is better than hers she is totally reliant on getting passive procs and her cool downs (above) if you can abuse those cool downs you can win.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

if he harasses you just sustian, if he dosent you can kill him usually just do something and dont let him farm parley.png or he will go all crits on your ass, he is very fragile so if you jump on him at the right time with his spells down you can deal good dmg.

once he gets 3057.png and then 3078.png he hits really hard so youll want to get some kind of armor before then

VS

Garen

Medium

kinda like a combination of mundo and darius, easy damage while building full tank and an execute, there really is no way to win this unless he is dumb, play for objectives because he will likely just kill you if you try to stay in lane. If he uses his garenslash3.png or garenbladestorm.png on minions thats the best time to fight him as long as you arent fighting him and a bunch of minions too

VS

Gnar

Easy

just sustain, you will out sustain all of his harass and if he misses his q on you while trying to aa dive onto him because his range is pretty short, youll be able to get your full combo off on him even if he jumps away right afterward

stay away from him in mega becasue his cc is really heavy for you but if you have 3153.png you can avoid being kited for a second. I prefer 3074.png it makes your poke stronger which is good against mini gnar and it lets you fight him in minion waves as well as out burst him.

Key is keeping him knocked up or slowed, after he gets a way you need to fall back unless you have auto range from aatroxr.png

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium

just kill his turrets and sustain off minons, youll likely want to not help your jungler and kill the turrets he tries to place early in lane or he will dominate you. 


WATCH OUT WHEN YOU AA TURRETS he will probably try to ch1concussiongrenade.png stun you and then you're fucked, this is one of the most annoying lanes but if you can fight around his hextechmicrorockets.pngch1concussiongrenade.png cd's which are very long and stay away from or kill his turrets you can win it, consider maxing aatroxW.png. get 3074.png and a 1033.png as early as possible

VS

Irelia

Medium

this match up completely revolves around her ireliahitenstyle.png cd, before level 4 you should have no problem and should win trades, but once she can do true damage and gets her ireliatranscendentblades.png she does a ridiculous amount of damage.


Getting some Hp early on in this lane will help a lot and ask for a gank, she is a crazy duelist but she cannot 2v1 very easy. 3742.png or even just a 1011.png early will help with this lane sooooooo much

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy

trying to dodge his jarvanivdragonstrike.png is hard in mele match ups, building hp only makes his passive hurt more and armor means you get more reduced by his Q, but with your sustain getting a 1053.png early should help a lot in being able to just deal with his pressure

VS

Jax

Medium

this can actually go either way. if you get an early kill on him you can usually win, but jax is still an amazing dualist so be very careful of him unless youre very far ahead. if he gets one kill on you, youll likely not come back so just dont feed at that point. early game is all about his mana and his jaxcounterstrike.png, trade him early and make him waste it, you have more sustained damage than he does early when his jaxempowertwo.png still has a long cd and before he gets 3124.png or his jaxrelentlessassault.png damage

VS

Jayce

Medium

this guy got buffed and is very ban worthy right now, I don't like playing games without him and 134.png banned because they are easy af and do too much dmg. 


anyway, you really need some early hp and armor in this match up like 39.png, dont build straight armor because he still deals good magic damage, getting a 3074.png is preferable it will help you match his burst, dont try to fight him all out post 6 without ult because it can make killing him super easy.

as long as you can dodge out his empowered Shock Blast you can avoid his poke altogether 
ABUSE HIS MANA AND COOLDOWNS

VS

Kayle

Hard

never had this match up but id assume she will kick your butt since she does a lot of dmg no matter what, she can sustain, make herself invulerable, and attack you from a distance.

VS

Kennen

Medium

max your aatroxe.png and poke him as much as possible I would max aatroxq.png second for the better gap close, get an early 3111.png to help with stuns, also getting a 3211.png helps a lot with damage


you really just need to trade him better than he trades you, because if the trade is going well he will ult and kill you, if its for you you can kill him with your ult, this match up is fast paced 3074.png

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

as long as you stay near minions or turrets for his khazixq.png you should be fine, he will try to walk up to you to auto khazixq.png khazixw.png for a trade but trade back with your aatroxe.png and some autos, you have way more sustained damage than him

VS

Lee Sin

Easy

dodge his blindmonkqone.png if you cannot, sit under your turret and let him push because he will beat you if you get hit with them. he will likely try to blindmonkwone.png to a minion and start a fight so be watchful

VS

Lissandra

Medium

some hard pokes but you can sustain through it if you know how to dodge them, if not youre kinda screwed because she has a lot of cc and decent mobility. if she blows her lissandrae.png at all go in because she will blow something else valuable, if she ever lissandraw.png's you you can still hit her with the extra range on your ult. consider maxing aatroxw.png if you're having a hard time.

VS

Lulu

Easy

never seen this but people do it, you have sustain she dosent just careful about going in on her because she accels when people do, just wait for a gank because youll need more cc than you have to lock her down, consider maxing aatroxw.png if you're having a hard time

VS

Malphite

Hard

this guy is an ass, he builds armor so you do no dmg then he outdmgs you because he scales off armor. play aggressive early when he dosent have his items after that alway ping when hes not in lane because he will destroy other people. NOTE your E and R do magic dmg so even if he is building all armor you can still hurt him pretty nice plus your W still does a lot of dmg

VS

Maokai

Medium

yea youre dead. after level 6 whenever a fight starts he will migate a lot of dmg and then deal it back to you, he does have good sustain but he runs heavily on mana, if he is ever low on it go for the kill

VS

Master Yi

Easy

lol you win this trust me

VS

Nasus

Hard

go aggressive early because he will be a nightmare later because of his wither.png wither. lane should be easy. but after 6 not so much. careful about diving or battling him after 6 because all his abilities do a lot to stop you 


try to snowball the rest of the map when you have won lane because you can only bully a nasus so far before its not safe to be near him for ear of ganks and because he will be stacking so you need to try to end or get a big advantage.

getting Rifer Herald can help you a lot in this matchup as he will be building lots of armor, with your aatroxe.pngaatroxr.png and that proc it will deal a lot of magic damage, but your physical attacks will still deal good damage as he cannot build health and armor at the same time.

VS

Nidalee

Easy

she aa's a lot and is pretty annnoying but when she dives onto you is your time to strike back. poke her as much as you can with E to lower her mana and be weary of her dmg in cougar and you should win


VS

Olaf

Medium

his olafaxethrowcast.png will make or break this match up, he will likely max it first and it does a lot of damage, once you get an item or two you can take him pretty easy if you dont let him reset his olafaxethrowcast.png

VS

Pantheon

Medium

either you just have to stay away from him and be zoned or take free damage from pantheon_throw.png, he is all in all an easy counter to you early game, but once you have some sustain and a bit of armor and you should be fine, but that usually takes till level 12 or so. Dont be greedy because his kit natually kills yours, get a gank if you can because he cannot escape

VS

Quinn

Hard

youre fucked, just play passive

VS

Renekton

Hard

The natural lane bully. honestly I wouldnt try to trade with him unless you have your aatroxw.png dmg proc and aatroxe.png and then right after that disengage. dont duel him until you have an item both 3074.png and 3153.png are fine because as long as you dont get bursted out when both of you ult and shits going down you will out sustain his damage usually

VS

Rengar

Easy

stay away from the bushes and you should be fine, watch out when you engage with his full bar. he can outburst you in almost all situations so really just avoid feeding and take advantage of your sustain and poke

VS

Riven

Hard

pretty much your main counter. she will jump on you and out dmg you before you can even deal yours. its really all about how fast you can react to her since she has all the cards in her hands, but if she is good she will be able to interrupt your auto animations so you really get in maybe 2 autos while she can weve to get about 3 empowered plus her abilities AT LEAST just using her Q

VS

Rumble

Medium

hes annoying as fuck but most arent very good, get some mr early 3065_32.png if he gets ahead youre done for because his damage is pretty high, but you have the advantage early - dont let him farm!

VS

Ryze

Easy

havent really seen anyone play the new ryze but as long as you know how he works you should be ok, he dosent get any cdr from his abilites till after he has used 5

VS

Shen

Easy

abuse him! hes weak when he doesnt have his stats, after he gets them hes a pain in the ass to kill

VS

Shyvana

Medium

before her first back youll win all trades but after that youre pretty much dead since her dmg is stupid. get some mr quick because she does a lot of magic dmg

VS

Singed

Easy

annoying but your sustain is the best part of you and should help a lot with his running around. DO NOT CHASE HIM

VS

Sion

Easy

if you see him go for him because if he gets farm he will be big later

VS

Swain

Easy

Aatrox is probably one of the best lane counters to swain, who usually wins through constant harass but you can overcome this easy with sustain and harass before 6. once he hits 6 he is harder to kill but you can still do it.

VS

Talon

Easy

pretty easy really, get tabi and he does no dmg

VS

Teemo

Hard

annoying as fuck, just dont try to kill him until you get a gank because he will always slip away

consider maxing aatroxw.png

VS

Trundle

Medium

He can out trade you really easy with his trundletrollsmash.png, as well as his trundledesecrate.png making you need to either disengage or die when you go in on him. This match up there isn't really much you can do unless he makes a mistake because he naturally sustains from the minioins dying, he can fuck you over with escapes and if you try to go in on him he makes himself super tanky and you a 150.png. All in all wait for a gank or try to outfarm him, you have an easier time getting to the backline than he does.

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

THIS ONES RAGE WILL SHAPE THE WORLD - is what youll say when you see him for the first time. but he naturally counters you in lane with cirts, if he is getting low abuse it because if he gets to those minions he will get rage and sustain. poke as much as you can and just try to outplay him because his RNG will always win

VS

Udyr

Medium

be careful early for his cheese, just wait for a few levels then fight because his early is stupid

VS

Vladimir

Easy

nobody kills anyone - he will probably try to but you have a much better escape and as long as you play smart you should come out on top

VS

Warwick

Easy

just sustain off the minons, try to deal as much dmg as you can because his q takes so much mana

VS

Wukong

Medium

high burst, ive won and lost this lane its all about how they play and if you can hit your E after he goes invis SUSTAIN because he will out dmg you

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium

careful for his dmg, its actually pretty high. get a gank he has no escape

VS

Yasuo

Medium

a tough matchup, he can naturally out damage you with auto's because his yasuoqw.png is basically another auto with no cd, and his knock up is much easier to hit than yours, do not trade him with his passive shield up, aatroxe.png it if you can, I recommend 3074.png because he is so squishy and once you get 3077.png his shield will never be up making your life easy

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VS

Yorick

Easy

From the matches I've played so far this is pretty easy, abuse your aatroxw.png damage proc early and  as much as possible as you would against anyone else. Hes honestly not strong against someone with sustain, if all his ghouls jump on you with his yorickspectral.png and yorickravenous.png then you might want to run if he is fed but if you have a Hydra or Timiant you should be able to auto even if he has 4 ghouls and still out dmg him. The only thing you should worry about is playing around his cage yorickdecayed.png with your aatroxq.png jump, jump when his is down or if he puts you in it jump out, otherwise it can slow you down enough for a gank. Also his yorickreviveally.png ult Maiden does a lot of damage when they are combined but if you have any kind of sustain you honestly should be fine, kill the maiden first and he does no damage, have fun with this lane its pretty easy.

VS

Zac

Medium

step on his blobs, his dmg is very high so dont underestimate him

VS

Zed

Easy

if you can dodge his q's youll win easy, if not youre dead

My 3 Item Build Back to Top

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When ahead

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3052.png > 3022.png you may want to just build fist then take to getting Zeal or Re-curve then come back. Or finish all at once, depends on how things are going.

3086.png>3046.png do PD if they have 3+ ranged champs that or more CC and kite abilites (example comp 67.png40.png4.png59.png17.png)

or

1043.png>3124.png do if they have 3 or 4 mele champs you can smack in fights or very little CC or kite abilities. (example comp 21.png53.png27.png105.png254.png)

When behind or once finished above


3065.png + 3742.png - Dead mans over 3143.png is preferred because they buffed it recently to work a lot better on fighters. However, if they have 2 or more people who rely on attack speed or crit, you should get Omen instead.

If you built these first then build the above options.

When to take 3124.png over 3046.png


Here are two clips for when you're against team comps you want to take Rage blade over PD, when you know you can survive and auto attack in fights like this, take Rage blade :)


Playing Aatrox Back to Top

Spells and Trading

Aatrox has a pretty strong early game, his base damages are nice and he has far more sustain than anyone else you're going to see except maybe  8.png but you can still beat him, so just be aggressive. Trade with your  aatroxe.pngand damage aatroxw.png proc whenever you can because getting a snowball or lead on Aatrox is really hard to deal with.

 

your  aatroxe.png is your biggest asset. if you can hit your enemy with it it will do a lot of damage at all points of the game up until about 30 min, until then don't engage or trade unless you have it ready to use.


Trading is simple, Throw out your E and then a few autos, if you're making headway  aatroxq.pngbonto them or behind them while the slow is still on to make it easier to land.

 

The first level i like to take  aatroxw.png so you can trade with your blood price or if you really get fucked you can sustain with your thirst. 

 

Once you hit 6 you gain a huge amount of burst, your burst combo is  aatroxe.png + damage proc from  aatroxw.png +  aatroxq.png when they try to run, after you've hit q then you can aatroxr.png (which btw does as much damage as a Tibbers dropinfernalguardian.png) and follow up by autos, use Q to initiate if not under tower, if they are under tower use it as a disengage and just walk up to them for the combo.

 

Your 

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About 80% of the time you'll want it on your heal just to get back small amounts of hp, when you first are in lane turn it to damage for some quick trades onto the enemy and it will fill up your blood well, so feel free to hit a few damage procs onto minions.

If you're trading or attacking and you are above 50% hp OR if the enemy has used up most of their cool downs and they will be down for a bit (think  58.png92.png) then turn it to damage as they will not do as much with their autos as you will and it can make a huge impact on the damage they take.


Split Pushing

Aatrox is a terrific split pusher especially with 3074.png or 3748.png, knowing when to split push is hard though. If your team comp is more geared towards team fights do so, and try to kill the enemy team's carries. If not make sure you have as much vision as possible and KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR MAP for if the enemy team is coming to kill you or if your team needs you to join a fight and you won't get an objective in return join with  12.png or just be there with them if the objective is really important and you need to be the front line of your team

 

No tank on your team?

so your jungler decided to play adc or nidalee or something, its up to your to be the front line for your team not splitpushing unless they are fine without you when they're super ahead and even then keep an eye on your map.

 

Aatrox works well even as a solo front line due to his high effective health from lifesteal, healing, and items, getting a Hydra is enough to keep you healed for the fight while you can build defensively for the rest of your items to be able to take more hits.

 

Team fights

Aatrox is also really good at fights, able to knock up any enemies at once if together and slow them with two magic damage nukes, your job is to kill the carries in the back unless the only one doing well on your team is your adc and then you just need to keep anyone who comes close to him away.

Getting practice with your  aatroxq.png makes teamfights better because it is a hard skill to hit just learning but easier as it goes, hitting the enemy carries with this gives you a second to slow them and get some free damage and it's imperative to succeeding as Aatrox.


aatroxq.pngaatroxe.pngSynergy

your only two spells with cc to them, it is important to recognize that they synergize pretty well together. start with  aatroxe.png as poke or wave clear or trading and hit a few autos while they are slowed, as the slow is about to end hit them with aatroxq.png to rack up even more damage and it will be near impossible to dodge without them blowing a cool down because of the slow. This is the preferred way as your Q has a longer cool down and is harder to hit but not always can this happen. When you are confident in your ability to hit your Q start with it a little behind where the champion is because they will usually move back as you get into range, as the knockup ends DO NOT THROW DOWN YOUR  aatroxe.png INSTANTLY if the hit box is close enough to you it could miss entirely, wait until they are a tiny bit away or have used a cool down to get away, then throw it out for further punishment. A good way to initiate from a far distance is to 4.png and then aatroxq.png which takes a bit of practice to re position twice in such a short time and hit a small hit box but with practice it can help make huge initiation or catch plays. HOWEVER trying to flash while in the dash animation of your Q will not extend it like other abilities such as jarvanivdemacianstandard.png,shene.png,viq.png, or camillee.png doing this will just burn two really big cool downs for you and make you look like an idiot.


Aatrox Jumps Back to Top


Now I am totally aware that I sound terrible in this but just go through as much as you can because there are some good jump spots in here. I should probably remake this becasue we have practice tool now but I'm too lazy to do so :P.
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