“Minor: There is little kill pressure from the opponent in this lane.
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“He has slow animations on Q, but don't get hit in the highlighted area. If you get chained and can't get out, expect to stay and fight. With his ult transformation, he'll receive +20% bonus AD for a few seconds and will have a revive if he dies. As long as you don't get hit by Qs, you should be able to kite him down.”
“TL;DR - SKILL MATCHUP. CONQUEROR. IF UR GOING RESOLVE, TAKE SECOND WIND. IF UR GOING SORCERY, BE GOOD AT DODGING. DSHIELD. HIT YOUR QS. TRY TO DODGE HIS QS. DONT LET HIM LAND HIS LAST Q EVER. OR ELSE HE WINS THE FIGHT. STICK ON TO HIM. DON’T LET HIM POKE YOU DOWN. DON’T FIGHT WHEN UR BOTH LOW HP. HE OUTRANGES YOU.||
This is a very skill based lane. You should only be able to be hit by the first Aatrox Q, as the other 2 are completely outplayable. You want to pop ghost and just run around him when you do pull him in so that he has a very difficult time landing his Qs onto you. If he can land his Qs, he stands a chance. If you dodge them or he misses them, he is free food. Executioners is vital if he gets a kill in lane OR he farms evenly with you, because his healing in his ult will be unbeliavably high without it. If he ever Es into you, he leaves himself vulnerable as he no longer has his escape move. Dshield along with Second wind are great but Nimbus gives you a very powerful dodging ability that is great for this lane. Conqueror is the go to. TRY NOT TO GET HIT BY HIS W. If you do get hit by it, try to walk out of it as soon as possible as the repositioning can let Aatrox get ALL of his Qs off which basically means you just lose. Just flash out if necessary. As a last thing of note, try to make sure you hit your Qs on him. Aatrox’ healing means that he will have extra health for you to punch through. If he becomes a problem and you just died to him twice or so, you can get Ninja Tabi’s and Bramble vest.”
“My tips for this matchup:
#1 Start Doran's Shield and run PTA
#2 Try your best to dodge his sweetspots from his Q you can do this by playing right outside the range of it.
#3 do not go for extended fights on him unless he misses all his Q's.
#4 If his passive is up do not let him auto attack you.
#5 If he traps you in his W, you can usually E out, you may have to do it slightly to the side before getting pulled back.
#6 lots of aatrox players will try to hit you with there first Q, and if they land it they will use their E on their second Q so you can predict this and E into him, especially good if he is playing agressive near your turret because he won't be expecting the agressive E. #7 You can fling aatrox on his 3rd q to make him miss it completely if you predict it.
#8 Build executioners calling if you're even or ahead and bramble vest if you're behind, I usually don't worry about this until after my Black Cleaver is finished since you need defensive stats and his healing isn't super insane early, but you will need anti heal for the splitpush later against him.
#9 This matchup becomes a lot better once you're level 9+ you should also win the splitpush and do more in teamfights if you are even or ahead, so keep this in mind.”
“Never engage in a fight with an Aatrox when he has his first (Q) up, as he can simply adjust his angle by using his (E) > (Q) combo. If he uses (Q) on minions, you can move closer as his second (Q) has a shorter range and it is much harder for him control and adjust allowing for us to juke it out. His (W) can be blocked by minions and if you do happen to get hit run to the left or the right side. Attempting to run from the skill in the linear path is bad, even if you use Flash it can still pull you back. Running to the side of the AoE is the most effective way, and be aware you take more damage from the highlighted zones.
“Pretty easy match up from my experience although I haven't played against the new one that much, once he gets his lifesteal items you won't have enough damage to kill him but you can bully him early, his CD's are very long so try to Q him whenever he comes up for a cs and try to force him to farm with his E for the early levels which will be long CD.”
“I find the reworked Aatrox to be easier to fight than the old one. Pay attention when he uses his passive on minions and then try your best to dodge the outter part of his 2 Q's and the center of his 3rd Q. If he has his passive ready, he will do a Q > W > Q > AA > Q combo which at early levels should leave you at 25-30% hp max. (Your windwall can block his W)”
“Aatrox spanks, HARD. You've got to be really good at dodging his Q's and W to win trades and even then if he R's just dip. Bramble Vest and Ninja Tabi are highly recommended here. Try and survive your lane and in team fights do your utmost to peel him away (By goo-flinging him and whatnot).
Your W cancels his ability to E.
Moved to a Major threat from Extreme due to his recent nerfs. (Which seem to keep on coming, RIP Aatrox)”
“Level 1-4 be carefull to not get hit by his skillshots too much, Doran's shield second wind or cpot are both good vs him.
level 6 you shouldn't have trouble and buy Executioner's calling.”
“A skill matchup, Aatrox has some annoying spam but it's fairly simple to play around, I suggest taking Ignite and Grasp to abuse him around his cooldowns early.”