Aatrox Update In 8.13

Posted on at 6:13 AM by Aznbeat
[UPDATE: Be sure to complete THE ORIGIN OF THE DARKIN mission for a Darkin summoner icon!]

"I will find a way to tear down the heavens and reveal you as fiends!" Aatrox's champion update is slicing it's way to live with patch 8.13, including new gameplay, visuals, updated skins, voiceover, and more!
Continue reading to see kit specifics, updated skin previews, special interactions, and more!

Table of Contents


Release Announcement

Complete "The Origin of the Darkin" to to earn the Darkin summoner icon!

The update is available as soon as the 8.13 patch hits live! From the release announcement - "Aatrox available now!"
"They will lament your name. Cleave earth and bone with the Darkin Blade - Aatrox is available now. 
THE BUNDLE
The Darkin Blade Bundle | 2152 RP (2834 RP if you need Aatrox) 
Available now until July 9 at 23:59 PT, this bundle includes: 
  • Aatrox
  • Justicar Aatrox
  • Mecha Aatrox
  • Sea Hunter Aatrox 
DISCOVER MORE 
Learn more about Aatrox, his gameplay, and his backstory:

Aatrox, the Darkin Blade


Champion Spotlight

Before we get into the full details, here's Aatrox's new champion spotlight:

Stats & Abilities


Stats:
  • Base HP: 580
  • HP Per Level: 80
  • HP Regen Growth: 0.05
  • Base MR: 32.1
  • MR Per Level:
  • Base AD: 60
  • AD per level: 5
  • Base Armor: 33
  • Armor Per Level: 3.25
  • Attack Speed: .651
  • Attack Speed Growth: 2.5
  • Base Move Speed: 345
  • Attack Range: 175



Deathbringer Stance (Passive):
"Aatrox's next basic attack gains 50 extra range and deals [8 - 16%] of the target's Max Health as physical damage (max: 400 against monsters), and inflicts Mutilator for 3 seconds. 
Cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds when Aatrox casts a spell or hits a champion with the Blade of The Darkin Sword.  
Mutilator - Reduce all healing and shielding on the target by 40%."
    • Full Value: 8/8.47/8.94/9.41/9.88/10.35/10.82/11.29/11.76/12.24/12.71/13.18/13.65/14.12/14.59/15.06/15.53/16 %

The Darkin Blade (Q):
No Cost
16/15/14/13/12 sec Cooldown
"Aatrox slams his greatsword down, dealing 15/30/45/60/75 (+64/68/72/76/80% total AD) physical damage. This ability may be re-cast 2 additional times, each one increasing the damage by 25%. 
Strikes that hit with the Edge knock enemies up for 0.25s and deal 50% more damage. 
Deals [65 - 100% based on level] damage to minions.
Deals an additional 10% of your Attack Damage (+x) to monsters and doubles knockup duration."
    • Q damage increased by 25% per cast  - Q1/2/3 = 100%/125%/150%
    • Each Q that hits with the blade end (visible on indicator) deals 50% more damage than usual.

Infernal Chains (W):
No Cost
18/17/16/15/14 sec Cooldown
"Aatrox smashes the ground, dealing 30/40/50/60/70 (+40% Total AD) physical damage to the first enemy hit and slowing by 15/20/25/30/35% for 1.5s. 
Champions or Large Monsters have 1.5s to leave the impact area or be dragged back and damaged again. 
Deals double damage to minions."

Umbral Dash (E):
No Cost
3/2.5/2/1.5/1 sec Cooldown
"Passive: Aatrox heals for 15/16.25/17.5/18.75/20% of physical damage he deals (33% effectiveness on non-champions). 
Active: Aatrox lunges, gaining 15/25/35/45/55 Attack Damage for 1.5 seconds. Up to 2 charges of this spell can be stored, recharging 1 every 20/18/16/14/12 seconds.. 
Umbral Dash can be used during his other spell casts without interrupting them."

World Ender (R):
No Cost
160/140/120 sec Cooldown
"Aatrox reveals his true demonic form for the next 12 seconds, fearing nearby minions for 3 seconds and gaining:
  • 120/180/240 increased movement speed for the first 1 second and when not in combat with champions or turrets.
  • 20% increased Total Attack Damage.
  • A Blood Well that steadily stores health, starting at 15% of his Maximum Health and ramping up to 50%. Instead of taking lethal damage, Aatrox Revives over the next 3.25s while moving at a reduced speed."

Voiceover

Updated VO:


Non-English versions:
and here's Aatrox's various special interactions, including responses to mastery emotes!


Aatrox's new choose and ban VO have also been updated:

Choose: "Now, hear the silence of annihilation!"

Ban: "Let me end this."

Lore

Here's Aatrox's short form bio from his in-client champion page:
"Once honored defenders of Shurima against the Void, Aatrox and his brethren would eventually become an even greater threat to Runeterra, and were defeated only by cunning mortal sorcery. But after centuries of imprisonment, Aatrox was the first to find freedom once more, corrupting and transforming those foolish enough to try and wield the magical weapon that contained his essence. Now, with stolen flesh, he walks Runeterra in a brutal approximation of his previous form, seeking an apocalyptic and long overdue vengeance."
Check out the full biobraphy and short story "The Cage" on his Universe page!

Updated Skins

Aatrox's previously released skins have been updated to go along with his new look and their splash arts have been modified to include the new blade and wings.

Justicar Aatrox

[Gif]


Sea Hunter Aatrox



Mecha Aatrox



Along with the base model changes, Mecha Aatrox's chroma have also been updated:

   
Here's a preview video featuring updated Aatrox and his skins, look for individual videos closer to launch!


Aatrox Update Login Theme

A new Aatrox login theme will be featured on the client:


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For more on the Aatrox champion update, check out these links:

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