Aatrox the Darkin Blade
Bio

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.

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.''
-- Aatrox

Abilities
Deathbringer Stance

INNATE: Aatrox's next basic attack gains 50 bonus range and deals 8% - 16% (based on level) of the target's maximum health bonus physical damage, capped at 400 against monsters. Enemy champions are Mutilated for 3 seconds, reducing all healing and shielding on them by 40%.

Deathbringer Stance's cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds when Aatrox casts an ability or hits a champion with the edge of The Darkin Blade.

The Darkin Blade

ACTIVE: Aatrox swings his greatsword in the target direction, striking enemies in a line. The Darkin Blade can then be reactivated twice within 4 seconds, with the second cast refreshing the timer. The second cast strikes enemies in a cone and the third in the target area.

Each cast deals physical damage, increasing by 25% on the second cast and 50% on the third. The Darkin Blade deals 65% - 100% (based on level) damage to minions.

Hitting enemies at the far end of the first two casts and the center of the third deals 50% bonus damage and knocks up enemies for 0.25 seconds.

Monsters take 10% AD bonus damage and are knocked up for 0.5 seconds instead.

Infernal Chains

ACTIVE: Aatrox smashes the ground in the target direction, creating a chain that stops on the first enemy hit, dealing physical damage, doubled against minions, and slowing them for 1.5 seconds.

If Infernal Chains hits a champion or large monster, they are chained to the impact area. If the chained enemy is still in the impact area after 1.5 seconds, they are dragged to the center and take the same damage again

Umbral Dash

PASSIVE: Aatrox heals for percentage of the post-mitigation-physical damage he deals, with a 33% effectiveness against non-champions.

Additionally, Aatrox periodically stores a Umbral Dash charge, up to 2 stored at once.

ACTIVE: Aatrox dashes in the target direction, gaining bonus attack damage for 1.5 seconds.

Umbral Dash resets Aatrox's basic attack timer and can be cast during his other spell casts without interruption.

World Ender

ACTIVE: Aatrox unleashes his true demonic form for 12 seconds, fearing nearby allied and enemy minions for 3 seconds, and for the first second gaining bonus movement speed.

While transformed Aatrox gains increased size and (20% AD) bonus attack damage, refreshing the bonus movement speedwhen out-of-combat with champions and turrets.

Aatrox generates Blood Well equal to 15% - 50% (based on duration) of his maximum health over the first 10 seconds. Taking lethal damage during World Ender revives Aatrox over 3.25 seconds, during which he is untargetable, pacified and slowed by 25% and consumes the Blood Well to recover the same amount in health.

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