Aatrox Bruiser Runes

Build Patch 14.13

Core Aatrox Item Build Order

57.8% Win Rate (30376 Games)
Doran's Shield

Starting

Plated Steelcaps

1st

Eclipse

2nd

Sundered Sky

3rd

Sundered Sky

4th

Eclipse

5th

Sterak's Gage

6th

Doran's Shield
Plated Steelcaps
Eclipse
Sundered Sky
Sundered Sky
Eclipse
Sterak's Gage

Core Aatrox Item Build Path

Situational

Black Cleaver
Death's Dance
Maw of Malmortius
Overlord's Bloodmail
Spirit Visage
Profane Hydra
Spear of Shojin

Summoner Spells

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Aatrox Skill Order

0
Deathbringer Stance

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

The Darkin Blade
Infernal Chains
Umbral Dash
World Ender

Aatrox Guide

Learn Aatrox with our Aatrox guide. Learn about Aatrox's strengths and Aatrox's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Aatrox, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Aatrox's
    Aatrox
    Q
    does 25% increased damage on his 2nd use and 50% on the 3rd use. In addition, landing their Sweetspots will do 50% bonus damage and knock up enemies.
  • Aatrox
    P
    's cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds when Aatrox damages enemy champions or large monsters, increased to 4 seconds if he lands
    Aatrox
    Q
    's Sweetspots on them.
  • Aatrox
    E
    can be cast during
    Aatrox
    Q
    to reposition Aatrox and its hitbox.
  • Aatrox
    E
    resets Aatrox's auto attack.
  • Aatrox
    R
    lasts 10 seconds. Takedowns extend its duration by 5 seconds, up to the original amount.
Strengths
  • Has a strong level 2/3 with
    Aatrox
    Q
    and
    Aatrox
    E
    .
  • Aatrox
    E
    's healing makes it harder to push him out of lane.
  • Has the potential to "pop off" in teamfights with
    Aatrox
    R
    's reset mechanic.
  • Benefits from item enhancements to damage, survivability, and healing.
Weaknesses
  • Struggles against mobile champions that can dodge most of his damage and crowd control.
  • Aatrox
    Q
    is slow and telegraphed.
  • Vulnerable to healing reduction effects.