Tez Game - Hot News, Reviews & Everything Else in the World of Video Games

The new Aatrox is bigger, badder, and hits like a freight train

This is exactly what he needed.

Joe Russo Jun 12, 2018 9:12 am

Aatrox’s major update trailer was published today by Riot, and we think he could be a new contender for League of Legends’ “Most Badass Champion Ever” award.

His attacks look heavier and more punishing, his new voiceover actually reflects his insatiable bloodlust. He looks incredible, and Riot did it all without sacrificing his old design completely.

Old Aatrox fans should be happy, and those that didn’t like him before will probably like him now, because this is exactly what he needed. If you want to play a champion that allows you to almost feel each and every heavyweight hit with a massive weapon, this is your guy.

Say hello to Aatrox, the World Ender.

Parts of his kit are extremely reminiscent of his old abilities, including the leap into the air followed by a knock-up, as well as the AoE slows and crowd control. This time, though, they look so much cooler.

His leap-knockup is no longer simply flying into the air and slamming down. Instead, he now tosses his massive sword up through the air, catches it by the hilt on the backside of a flip, and then hits. His AoE crowd control is more like Camille’s Tactical Sweep than his old Blades of Torment, but it certainly looks more satisfying to use.

Aatrox’s trailer today and teaser reveal yesterday point toward a release in Patch 8.13, if he follows Riot’s usual schedule for major updates and new champions. That means we could get our hands on this in as little as two weeks, which is pretty exciting.


You May Also Like

How to play supporting Ashe ADC like C9 Berserker in 2023 League season

Paul Walker Jan 27, 2023 12:10 am
The pick was crucial in earning the reigning LCS champs their first win of Spring.

FlyQuest back up strong offseason with even stronger first 2023 LCS showing against Liquid

Chris Evans Jan 26, 2023 10:11 pm
FlyQuest's new lineup made a statement today: they're coming for the LCS crown.

100 Thieves highlights Doublelift’s LCS return with off-role Azir, but falters against Fudge-led Cloud9

Danai Gurira Jan 26, 2023 8:10 pm
Cloud9 welcomed Doublelift back with an iron fist.

League of Legends Patch 13.1B is now live

Chris Evans Jan 26, 2023 6:14 pm
The delayed (and renamed) patch has arrived.

Top lane breakouts, familiar bottom lane pairings and more: A deep dive on pro League’s current 2023 meta

Josh Brolin Jan 26, 2023 5:11 pm
It’s time to take stock of the current meta.

Elite Korean League players ban this jungle champion as often as they can

Josh Brolin Jan 26, 2023 2:12 pm
Is it as strong as it seems?