Aatrox, the World Ender, will soon enter the Rift on Patch 8.13. Alongside the release of God King Darius, God King Garen and Dark Star Cho’Gath. After refashioning Irelia during Patch 8.7, Riot decided to rework one of League’s trademark Champions, and the first of the Darkin.
Aatrox, the World Ender is one of the Darkin, a group of god-warriors who were imprisoned in ancient weapons. Aatrox gained his form after possessing a human who tried to wield him. The other Darkin weapons that exist in Runeterra face different fates: Varus fights the souls of the humans he consumed, Val and Kai; Kayn battles the corruption within the Darkin scythe Rhaast.
Aatrox’s lore will be updated on the Champion page in-game, as follows:
“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.”
- 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: 1
- Base Move Speed: 345
- Attack Range: 17
Aatrox’s new ability kit replaces all of his old abilities, except for the Blood Well, which is placed alongside his new Ultimate. With the new Q going online, Aatrox becomes a Riven-like juggernaut, while maintaining the difficulty in hitting the edge of the blade to his enemies. He also retains his lifestealing ability. Furthermore, he gains a lockdown ability and a mechanic that allows him to go through obstacles.
PASSIVE: Deathbringer Stance
Aatrox’s next basic attack has increased range and deals a percentage of the target’s maximum health as damage. This attack also significantly reduces all healing and shielding on the target for a few seconds.
Deathbringer Stance’s cooldown is slightly reduced whenever Aatrox casts a spell or when he lands the edge of The Darkin Blade on a champion.
Q: The Darkin Blade
Aatrox swings his great sword up to three times. Each cast increases in damage, impacts a unique area of effect, and can hit with the edge of the blade (a second, smaller hitbox).
Edge of the blade: Hitting enemies at the far end of the first two casts and the center of the third briefly knocks them up and deals significantly more damage.
W: Infernal Chains
Aatrox smashes the ground, damaging the first enemy hit and briefly slowing them. If it’s a champion or large monster, they are chained to the impact area. If the chained enemy is still in the impact area after a few seconds, they are dragged to the center and take damage again.
E: Umbral Dash
Passive: Aatrox heals for a portion of the damage he deals.
Active: Aatrox dashes, increasing his attack damage for a few seconds. Umbral Dashcan store up to 2 charges and can be used simultaneously with The Darkin Blade.
R: World Ender
Aatrox unleashes his full might, becoming monstrous in size and taking flight on massive wings. As he transforms, Aatrox fears nearby minions and briefly increases his movement speed (this bonus is reactivated when out of combat).
While transformed, Aatrox increases his overall damage and gains a Blood Well that stores health over World Ender’s duration, reviving him if he takes lethal damage while in his true form.
Aatrox, the World Ender skins are also refashioned to match his new base form. Their splash arts are also reworked to include the greatsword and wings of the World Ender.
Sea Hunter Aatrox