“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.”
“Recommended: Standard Runes & Ignite
Tips: W his Passive-AA. Dodge inwards when he Q's. Early Bramble Vest can be good. Either insta E or don't E at all if he hits W, if you wait and E at the wrong time, you will get pulled back and die. He can also interrupt your E with his Qs.”
“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)”
“This is a fun match-up and it Favors you. There are Multiple things to parry and the 2 Second Stun you get off of them makes this a Free win.
Parry his Last Q as that's what does the most damage and easiest to parry.
You can also parry his W as it's about to drag you back in as he usually pairs it up with his last Q to lock you down.
You can fight him in his Ultimate without any problem, just make sure you dodge some of his Qs with your own Q.”
“Aatrox is a bit annoying to deal with Sion. If he ever sees you channeling Q he is going to use his Q or W to cancel. He rarely does enough damage to kill you. Just try to dodge his W and you'll be fine. If he lands a W and you know you will die if it pulls you in, just ult away and you will not get pulled.”
“Dodge all outside parts of his Q and when you all-in, make sure he has no W. Get Executioners calling.”
“If you can don't fight before level 6.
Don't go into long trades.
You can counter his skills with your W.
Try to kill him quickly before he starts healing.
Very important is anty-heal - Bramble Vest.”
“The reworked Aatrox is a lane bully, especially to melees. He works as juggernaut now and he is actually pretty oppressive vs melees. Important thing in this matchup is to dodge his key points of his Q. It is also important to walk out of his W from the side before it retracts you to the middle as it basically guarantees him a key area hit on his Q if you stay in the area. Trade while he uses the first 2 procs and then quickly jump out before the 3rd one lands. Tabi and bramble are good items to get against him, or optionally Executioners. Late game you outscale. If he misses his Infernal Chains you can try to all in him. Just dance around his Q procs as they chunk you a lot.”
“Buy Executioner's Calling very early so his level 6 doesn't spike too hard.
Your mobility and burst damage puts you at the advantage but not one set in stone. You only win if you outplay the Aatrox consistently. Side step his first Q, then dash close to him for his second Q and leave holding your next dash in wait for his last Q. He will often dash where he expects you to go so keep that in mind. If Aatrox uses his ultimate before you can quickly kill him, back off so he waists it. If you can burst him down before he stays in his ult for long, it won't do him much good against 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. He has higher range than you so, if played perfectly, he will be able to completely kite you out. But you do win all ins unless he gets fed. This is why you want to wait for him to use a Q and then wait it out earlier on. Later on, when you have R, you will be able to beat him if you force him into a corner where he cannot kite you. Rylai's and Morello is very good here. Rune wise, going resolve with Second Wind is a very viable option. This is one of the few lanes I'd recommend Ignite as it is super useful into his healing. ”