Cast World Ender when you are sure you can force a fight.
Use Umbral Dash while casting The Darkin Blade to increase your chances of hitting the enemy.
Crowd Control abilities like Infernal Chains or your allies' immobilizing effects will help you set up The Darkin Blade.
Killing Tentacles whenever possible will make it much easier to win a fight against Illaoi.
When your spirit gets pulled out, fight back if you can. Dealing damage to Illaoi reduces the spirit's duration.
Avoid grouping up for Leap of Faith to reduce the number of Tentacles available to Illaoi.
The stats shown on this page feature several influential Aatrox versus Illaoi counter stats that may help us explain the distinctions between the pair. Aatrox’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Illaoi’s ratio of NaN, showing that Aatrox may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Illaoi..
Aatrox often has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Illaoi. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Aatrox usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Illaoi, with a 49.3% win rate. As a result, Aatrox makes an ok counter to Illaoi.
While Aatrox does have a lower win rate than Illaoi, when they face off with one another, Aatrox also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Aatrox into Illaoi.
Moreover, Aatrox has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Illaoi. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aatrox vs Illaoi matchups, Illaoi is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Aatrox is a somewhat poor counter for Illaoi. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Aatrox against Illaoi.
To truly master Aatrox to counter Illaoi during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Aatrox typically accumulates a similar amount of CS as Illaoi. Champs who typically don't get much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Aatrox versus Illaoi build include Spear of Shojin, Sundered Sky, and Eclipse. When Aatrox bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better against Illaoi than with many other common item sets. In fact, Aatrox boasted an average win rate of 49.3% battling Illaoi with this counter build.
To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Illaoi as Aatrox, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets players chose for Aatrox vs Illaoi fights, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.3% win rate overall.
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