How to Win Aatrox vs Vel'Koz Counter Matchup Aatrox is in the a tier of champions

Aatrox vs Vel'Koz

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Aatrox in LoL Vel'Koz is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Vel'Koz as Aatrox

based on 2,028 Aatrox vs Vel'Koz matchups
Win Rate
47.5 %
K/D/A
1.93
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Vel'Koz as Aatrox came out of an evaluation of 2028 ranked matches where both champs fought each other. This champion pairing is fairly rare. Aatrox has to counter Vel'Koz in only 2.2% of his matches.

Aatrox vs Vel'Koz Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aatrox has done a poor job of countering Vel'Koz. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.5% of matches the champs fight one another in. In Aatrox versus Vel'Koz rounds, Aatrox’s side is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood versus Vel'Koz.

Best Aatrox vs Vel'Koz Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorLong Sword

Core Aatrox Items

~22 Mins
EclipseMaw of MalmortiusDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Spirit VisageSerylda's GrudgeBlack Cleaver

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Aatrox to level up q
>
Second ability for Aatrox to level up e
>
Last skill for Aatrox to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Second WindRevitalize
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Aatrox's passive ability p
Aatrox q ability q
Aatrox w ability w
Aatrox e ability e
Aatrox's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Vel'Koz as Aatrox

Tips for Playing as Aatrox against Vel'Koz

Use Umbral Dash while casting The Darkin Blade to increase your chances of hitting the enemy.

Cast World Ender when you are sure you can force a fight.

Crowd Control abilities like Infernal Chains or your allies' immobilizing effects will help you set up The Darkin Blade.

Advice to Win Against Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz is very dangerous if left alone in a fight. Try to focus him down early.

Vel'Koz has fairly low mobility and is vulnerable to ganks.

Life Form Disintegration Ray can be interrupted by stuns, silences and knockups.

Aatrox vs Vel'Koz Counter Stats

Aatrox Image
Win Rate
47.5 %
VS
Win Rate
52.5 %
Vel'Koz Image
6
< Kills >
5.2
5.8
< Deaths >
5.7
5.2
< Assists >
8.9
1.37
< Killing Sprees >
1.2
159
< Minions Killed >
89
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.5
19,707
< Physical Damage >
530
65
< Magic Damage >
17,821
922
< True Damage >
5,324
20,695
< Damage Dealt >
23,676
33,297
< Damage Taken >
16,187
11,526
< Gold Earned >
10,150
1.98
< Towers >
1.79
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
12,458
< Total Healing >
1,245
14,480
< Experience >
12,147
17
< Vision Score >
41
8
< Wards Placed >
19
241
< Time Dealing CC >
192

How to Counter Vel'Koz with Aatrox in LoL

The stats provided here show several influential Aatrox vs. Vel'Koz matchup stats that may help you distinguish the differences between these two champions. Aatrox’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Vel'Koz’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Aatrox may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Vel'Koz..

Aatrox usually has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Vel'Koz. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Aatrox and Vel'Koz

Damage Types Compared

Aatrox
Vel'Koz
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aatrox
Vel'Koz

Who is Better, Aatrox or Vel'Koz?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Aatrox usually loses when trying to fight Vel'Koz, with a 47.5% win rate. Therefore, Aatrox makes a bad counter for Vel'Koz.

While Aatrox does have a lower win rate compared to Vel'Koz, when on opposite teams, Aatrox also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less time consuming champion to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aatrox into Vel'Koz.

Additionally, Aatrox also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Vel'Koz. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aatrox vs Vel'Koz matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Aatrox is a bad counter to Vel'Koz. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Aatrox against Vel'Koz.

Additional Information for Aatrox Players

How We Calculated Our Aatrox vs Vel'Koz Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vel'Koz as Aatrox, we analyzed 2,028 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Vel'Koz as Aatrox comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Aatrox to counter Vel'Koz during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aatrox often picks up more CS relative to Vel'Koz. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Aatrox versus Vel'Koz build include Eclipse, Maw of Malmortius, and Death's Dance. When Aatrox combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better against Vel'Koz than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Aatrox boasted an average win rate of 47.5% battling Vel'Koz with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of annihilating Vel'Koz as Aatrox, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Revitalize, and Second Wind runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Aatrox vs Vel'Koz clashes, this combo of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.5% winrate overall.

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