This guy. This guy right here. He’s pretty much the demon of League of Legends, and a fed one can actually be that scary. If he’s played right, he can jump into a whole team and wreak havoc.
He’s a strong
Passive - Blood Well
Aatrox’s bread and butter. When it’s available, he’ll come back to life after you murder him.
Q - Dark Flight
Aatrox jumps up and tries to land on your face to knock you up. Jerk.
W - Blood Thirst/Blood Price
Aatrox either heals himself for way too
E - Blades of Torment
A long range, cone-shaped slow that can be ridiculously hard to hit.
R - Massacre
Aatrox gains some range (broken), damage (more broken), and attack speed (triple broken).
If you kill him when his Blood Well is low on juice, he’ll revive with much lower health.
His Dark Flight is easy to dodge, just avoid the centre of it and you can tear his face up.
His E is pretty telegraphed, making it easy to dodge as well. You just have to watch for the animation.
Nearly all of his damage is from auto attacks. Items like Frozen Heart and Ninja Tabi will significantly lower his damage output.
At level 3, you win all-ins and trades. This is pretty much a
Maokai wins simply because of his utility in a team fight. At level 4 and
Might be rough until level 6, but once you get there you sit on top of him and win. Avoid him early, make sure to dodge his poke.
Turn on your dodge, then right click on Aatrox. If you hit Q and W once in awhile, you’ll get all kinds of free gold from killing him.
Just be sure to Parry his Dark Flight. Even if you don’t, it’s likely that he can’t out trade you, so just push him off his creeps and you’ll be fine.
Note: Most of the meta top lane champions do very well against this guy, as they’re all innately tanky and very good at trading. As long as you can avoid getting dove on while you’re low, you should be in pretty good shape.
Top and Jungle meta is pretty stale at the moment. Carry
Frozen Heart wrecks this guy. He’s all about attacking quickly, and FH stops that. -15% attack speed is pretty huge, and then you get to add in all that delicious armour and cooldown reduction on top of that. A very solid buy if you find yourself getting pressured by him.