Post by Eorl @ 02:37pm 10/05/13 | 5 Comments
Riot Games has unveiled their latest champion to grace the rosters of free-to-play MOBA title League of Legends, Aatrox, the Darkin Blade. Sporting quite a large blade, Aatrox will be the newest addition to the top lane, offering a basic attack dependent melee champion who excels as a duelist and team fighter.
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.For those looking to play this dark demon-like champion, you'll find his abilities offering a unique playstyle. First up is the passive ability, Blood Well which "stores a portion of his abilities' health cost" and allows Aatrox to draw on the Blood Well when depleted of all his health allowing him to essentially be resurrected on the battlefield.
Dark Flight (Q) will allow you to rise into the air and slam your target's location, dealing damage both to those in the impact zone and also those nearby. Blood Thirst (W) will heal Aatrox on every third attack, while activating Blood Thirst toggles Blood Price which will instead deal bonus damage on every third attack. The catch? You'll lose health based on the bonus damage dealt so be weary.
Blades of Torment (E) will offer a line attack that damages and slows enemies caught in the path, with Aatrox also being refunded a part of the health cost if Blades of Torment hits an enemy. Those looking to do some massive damage will find the Massacre (R) ultimate to your tastes, which will instantly damage enemies in an area around you, also gaining bonus attack speed and range for the duration.
For the full run down of Aatrox, the Darkin Blade check out the official reveal page including a sizable chunk of character backstory for your reading pleasure.