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Aatrox, the Darkin Blade
Aatrox Render
Gender Male ♂
Race Darkin
Faction Independent
TryndamereSquare Tryndamere

Aatrox is a legendary warrior, one of only five that remain of an ancient race known as the Darkin. He wields his massive blade with grace and poise, slicing through legions in a style that is hypnotic to behold. With each foe felled, Aatrox's seemingly living blade drinks in their blood, empowering him and fueling his brutal, elegant campaign of slaughter.

The earliest tale of Aatrox is as old as recorded history. It tells of a war between two great factions remembered only as the Protectorate and the Magelords. Over time, the Magelords won a series of crushing victories, leaving them on the brink of obliterating their sworn enemy forever. On the day of their final confrontation, the Protectorate army found themselves outnumbered, exhausted, and poorly equipped. They braced for inevitable defeat.

Just when all hope seemed lost, Aatrox appeared among the ranks of the Protectorate. With but a few words, he urged the soldiers to fight to the last before throwing himself into battle. His presence inspired the desperate warriors. At first, they could only watch in awe as this unknown hero cleaved through their enemies, his body and blade moving in unison as if one being. Soon, the warriors found themselves imbued with a potent thirst for battle. They followed Aatrox into the fray, each fighting with the furious strength of ten until they had won a most unlikely victory.

Aatrox vanished after that battle, but the Protectorate army's newfound fury did not. Their surprising triumph led to many more until they were able to finally return home victorious. Their countrymen hailed them as heroes, but though they had saved their entire civilization from destruction, darkness lingered in the mind of each warrior. Something within them had changed. Over time, their memories of battle faded, only to be replaced with a grim revelation: their acts of heroism were, in fact, brutal atrocities committed by their own hands.

Aatrox Statue
Tales like these appear among the myths of many cultures. If they are all to be believed, Aatrox's presence has changed the course of some of the most important wars in history. Though these stories remember him as a savior in dark times, Aatrox's true legacy may be a world filled with conflict and strife.
"Some fight for honor, some fight for glory. It matters only that you fight."

Related Lore


Upon selection
  • Play "This battle will be my masterpiece."
  • Play "Cut the courage from them."
  • Play "Every kill brings victory closer."
  • Play "There will be no retreat."
  • Play "Fight or be forgotten."
  • Play "Honor will not save them."
  • Play "Break and fall."
  • Play "Teach them to fear us."
  • Play "Now we turn the tide!"
  • Play "Sow the seeds of strife."
  • Play "Rage against the dying of the light."
  • Play "Violence is elegance."
  • Play "Pain is temporary, victory is forever!"
  • Play "Peace is the greatest lie of all."
  • Play "War reveals what is within us."
  • Play "Surpass the frailty of your form."
  • Play "They will greet you as heroes."
  • Play "True warriors are born in blood!"
  • Play "I am as timeless as war."
  • Play "Let fear become fury!"
  • Play "I know what lurks in the hearts of men."
  • Play "Hesitation is death."
  • Play "Nobody understands me! They called my work a hack job."
  • Play "This is no mere massacre; this is my masterwork!"
  • Play "Fight and be remembered as a hero, or die and be remembered as a coward."
  • Play "Fight as a hero, or die as a coward."
  • Play "Fight and be remembered, or die and be forgotten."
  • Play "Die with fear in your heart, or win with blood on your hands."
  • Play "Even those who have nothing can give their lives."
  • Play Aatrox laughs.
  • Play Aatrox laughs.
Upon using  Massacre
Meeting  Tryndamere first time in a match
  • Play "Tryndamere, my greatest creation."
  • Play "This one's rage will shape the world."

Patch History

  •  Blood Well
    • Passive attack speed changed to 30/35/40/45/50/55% (upgrades every 3 champion levels) from 50% flat.
  •  Blades of Torment
    • Damage reduced to 75/110/145/180/215 from 75/120/165/210/255.

V3.8: Added June 13, 2013[1]

  •  Blood Well (Innate)
    • Aatrox stores a portion of his abilities’ health cost in the Blood Well, which slowly drains to a base amount while he is out of combat. When Aatrox loses all of his health, he draws on the Blood Well and recovers the amount of health stored.
  •  Dark Flight (Q)
    • Aatrox rises into the air and slams into a target location. Enemies within the impact zone are knocked up and take damage, while nearby enemies take damage.
  •  Blood Thirst /  Blood Price (W)
    • Activation will toggle between Blood Thirst and Blood Price.
    •  Blood Thirst : Aatrox heals himself on every third attack.
    •  Blood Price : Every third attack now deals bonus damage instead of healing Aatrox. Aatrox loses health based on the bonus damage dealt.
  •  Blades of Torment (E)
    • Aatrox fires a line attack that damages and slows enemies caught in its path.
  •  Massacre (R)
    • Upon activation, Aatrox instantly damages enemies in an area around him. For the duration of Massacre, Aatrox gains bonus attack speed and range. Massacre has no health cost.


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