Aathrox the new breed of melee carries

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Dues Pater

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05-09-2013

So im wondering what kinda changes does riot have for the older melee carries.

Aatrox is a basic attack dependent melee champion who excels as a duelist and team fighter

Aatrox’s mobility gives him an innate ability to pressure enemy carries in team fights

Aatrox excels as a duelist, able to switch to Blood Price for heavy burst damage when trading with his lane opponent. After the exchange, Aatrox can toggle back to Blood Thirst to top off his health. When he’s ready to finish the job, Massacre adds significantly to an already potent burst combo.

All the while the consistent healing from Blood Thirst and resurrection effect from Blood Well keep him alive long enough to cut through enemy squishies

He has a interesting kit and im looking forward to purchasing him i wonder how he will do in the jungle(maybe not so well compared to top) but over all i cant wait til he is released on pbe to see some of his gameplay.

edit:riot did say they are working on melee carries to make them more assassin like and often time when riot releases a newer champion they do have better features in there kit compared to some of the older champions.


edit: More information was released on Aathrox and it appears he is a melee carry which it says so on his tag. Tags: carry,melee

http://www.reignofgaming.net/news/24...-and-abilities


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Pigrat

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05-09-2013

His ult makes him a medium ranged ADC.


Thats not a melee carry.


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OctopusDropkick

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05-09-2013

Reminds me of Irelia and Xin Zhao.


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Originally Posted by Pigrat View Post
His ult makes him a medium ranged ADC.


Thats not a melee carry.
how so ?


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Defiant1

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05-09-2013

What will his weakness be is probably the answer.


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KoolTurkey

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05-09-2013

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Originally Posted by Dues Pater View Post
how so ?

read ult


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0xiDIzE

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05-09-2013

He's a bruiser, not a melee carry. Melee carries don't get that much CC.


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plasmatorture

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05-09-2013

it's funny, the very thing they praise in his description (win trades then heal back up to full in lane!) they nerfed the **** out of Irelia and Xin Zhao for in the past


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0xiDIzE

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05-09-2013

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it's funny, the very thing they praise in his description (win trades then heal back up to full in lane!) they nerfed the **** out of Irelia and Xin Zhao for in the past
Well his passive sustain isn't that great. Lifesteal on every third attack? Still going to have to build lifesteal and possibly AS to help out with that. Irelia gets passive lifesteal on EVERY attack.


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Originally Posted by 0xiDIzE View Post
He's a bruiser, not a melee carry. Melee carries don't get that much CC.
Tryndamre has cc in his kit a strong slow and a ad debuff.