Aatrox Possibly Receives Significant Changes for League of Legends Patch 9.9

Aatrox has received massive changes on the PBE which means that his kit could look significantly different in League of Legends Patch 9.9.

Aatrox as a whole has had a difficult time finding a niche in competitive or even casual League of Legends. His original gameplay wasn't exciting and once he was nerfed years ago, he was left in vault as no one played him.

That all changed when he received his first rework and remodel. The character was much more engaging and had viability in the top lane. Now, it's all about tweaking his build. Here are the changes listed:

  • Deathbringer Stance (passive) changes:
    • Movement Speed lowered from 345 to 335
    • [New] Heals Aatrox for the bonus damage dealt
      • Attack frame adjusted to more closely match other basic attacks
        • "Looking to address frequency of passive attacks being cancelled unintentionally"
      • Cooldown lowered from 25 to 15
      • Cooldown reducing effect changed from [2 seconds per spellcast + 2 for hitting champions with sweetspots] to [2 seconds per damaging attack or spell on enemy champions + 2 on sweetspot hit]

    Infernal Chains (W) changes:

    • Slow changed from 15/20/25/30/35% to 25%
    • Cooldown increased from 18/17/16/15/14 to 22/20/18/16/14

    Umbral Dance (E) changes:

    • Healing increased from 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% to 20/25/30/35/40%
    • Cooldown increased from 9/8/7/6/5 to 10/8.5/7/5.5/4
    • Passive healing source changed from [physical champion damage] to [non-periodic champion damage of any type]

    World Ender (R) changes:

    • [New] Aatrox now only revives if he gets a takedown during World Ender
    • [New] Takedowns refresh the duration of World Ender and reset The Darkin Blade (Q)'s cooldown
    • Cooldown lowered from 160/140/120 to 140/120/100
    • Bonus movement speed (on cast and out of combat) increased from 120/180/240 to 150/200/250
    • Increased total attack damage increased from 20/25/30% to 25/27.5/30%
    • Cast time lowered from .5s to .25s
    • Revive self slow increased from 25% to 99%
    • Revive heal changed from [10-50% Max HP] to [30% max HP]
    • [Removed] No longer fears allied minions
    • [Removed] Blood Well

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