Aatrox - The Darkin Blade - Revealed!
posted by Zeltoni, 303 days agoSummoners!
The next champion is upcoming, revealed and hopefully it will soon rush out on the Fields of Justice! This time, Riot has decided to make a champion focusing on self-sustain, duelism and strong fighter abilities! Who might this champion be? Read on for the details!
Aatrox - The Darkin Blade
After the release of Lissandra,a highly mobile champion with high crowd control, Riot has chosen to create a champion with more duelism skills, self-sustain and a great deal of utility in both single-target damage as well as an impact on teamfights! Aatrox' abilities allow him to be played either as an aggressive duelist-assassin or simply as a tanky bruiser, allowing him to tank and deal out some damage as well!
- Blood Well (Passive)
Aatrox stores a portion of his abilities’ health cost in the Blood Well, which slowly drains to a base amount while he is out of combat. When Aatrox loses all of his health, he draws on the Blood Well and recovers the amount of health stored.
- Dark Flight (Q)
Aatrox rises into the air and slams into a target location. Enemies within the impact zone are knocked up and take damage, while nearby enemies take damage.
- Blood Thirst (W)
Aatrox heals himself on every third attack. Activating Blood Thirst toggles Blood Price.
Blood Price: Every third attack now deals bonus damage instead of healing Aatrox. Aatrox loses health based on the bonus damage dealt.
- Blades of Torment (E)
Aatrox fires a line attack that damages and slows enemies caught in its path. Aatrox is refunded a part of the health cost if Blades of Torment strikes an enemy champion.
- Massacre (Ultimate)
Upon activation, Aatrox instantly damages enemies in an area around him. For the duration of Massacre, Aatrox gains bonus attack speed and range. Massacre has no health cost.
Aatrox' impact on the game
Aatrox is mostly made for the toplane or midlane, depending on how you want to play him. Basically, his sustain makes him able to either trade it out with an opponent in the toplane or it just opens for a lot of possiblities considering farming.
His skillset allows him to get an advantage in the toplane since he's able to farm and push the lane aggressively with escape tools such as Blades of Torment and Dark Flight. Moreover, he is capable of trading it out with enemies, since his Blood Thirst offers both sustain, but at the same time a great burst-bonus to his already burst-potent skillset.
In teamfights, his skillset offers him many options. Offensively used, his job will be to seek out a squishy target and nuke it down. As soon as an opening shows itself, initiating with Dark Flight and dishing out tons of damage with Massacre and Blood Thirst leaving the target with only the blood flowing out of his body. His passive, Blood Well makes him capable of baiting and surviving a teamfight at the same time. Used wisely, this could have fatal consequences for an unprepared enemy team.
What are your thoughts about this champion? Will he be the melee counterpart to Vladimir? Will he create a "bloody" strong force on the Fields of Justice? Let us know in the comment section!
Sources: Riot Release Post
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