IN DEPTH 50+ Matchups AATROX GUIDE to dominate toplane
Humbly written by an Aatrox otp
Quick runes and items overview
Quick Aatrox AD Top Build
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Hi my in game name is FetalLotus1, I have been playing league since season 9 and have peaked gold 3 in ranked. I mostly do 1v1's vs high level players (diamond+) wich is how I learned most of the matchups I will talk about in the guide. I am a toplane main and one trick Aatrox. For this guide, I will try to teach you all I have learned from looking at the best aatrox players and how to implement their teachings in your own games.
Why play AATROX
- strong laning
- skill based champion
- almost no impossible lanes
- high carry potential in teamfights
- big shiny red numbers
- very strong mid game
- can play very agressively
- can turn 1v2 and 1v3s in his favor if played well
- gigachad champion
- falls off in the late game
- cannot deal with super minions
- weak to antiheal
- weak to chain cc in teamfights
- exploitable early game (level 1-3) if you miss a lot of your Q's The Darkin Blade
Here is a graph that quickly explains aatrox's power level based only on his levels.
As is the case with any toplaner, if you can get a level before the enemy top the power in this graph can be considered as even higher.
You are very strong at level 4,5 and 6 and can beat a lot of top laners on those levels even if you have a disadvantage of any form ( items, minion wave, team assistance).
If you are in a ranged matchup another very big power spike is
Your first item (
Your next big power spike after that is your lvl 13. THIS IS WHEN YOU NEED TO MAKE PLAYS, lvl 13 is the point of the games where you should be at your strongest with almost 2 items completed and your Q
Your last 3 items
Builds and item choices
Since most tanks players will respect your damage and be very hard to catch and kill I like to get an early cull as they generally lack the damage to punish your buy and you get free gold from it. As for your first item,
If you are playing vs a bruiser a good way to optimize your itemization is to buy long swords and boots on your first back to have time to see if they are going to build
Recommend a rune path with the "/Rune Page" module below. Use "+" to add additional rune pages based on matchup, team comp, or role. If you'd like, explain your thinking under the module.
Use the "/Items & Spells" module to guide a reader through item purchases across every stage of the game, from starting items to full and situational builds. Use "+" to create custom sets depending on the matchup, role, and team comp.
Matchups and Synergies
The "/Tier List" module below lets you rank matchups or synergies.
The "/Item Description" module underneath lets you add specific info for each pairing. Click Add New Item to add a champion and the dropdown arrow to add unique tips like starting items, skill order, and power curve.