How to Win Gragas vs Aatrox Counter Matchup Gragas is in the b tier of champions

Gragas vs Aatrox

How to Beat Aatrox as Gragas in LoL Aatrox is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Aatrox as Gragas

based on 1,058 Gragas vs Aatrox matchups
Win Rate
47 %
K/D/A
2.07
Pick Rate
5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League of Legends rounds every week. Within our database, Gragas faced Aatrox in 1058 matches. Having so many matchups for Gragas vs Aatrox gives us a lot of confidence in our capacity to provide informative data and a supported build to wreck your rival. This particular champ pairing is relatively uncommon. Gragas fights Aatrox in only 5.0% of his games.

Gragas vs Aatrox Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Gragas does a dismal job of beating Aatrox. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.0% of the time the champs face off with one another in. In Gragas versus Aatrox games, Gragas’s side is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Aatrox.

Best Gragas vs Aatrox Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionTear of the Goddess

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeDark Seal

Core Gragas Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostFimbulwinterZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Cosmic DriveThornmailVoid StaffShadowflame

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Manaflow BandTranscendenceGathering Storm
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
CDRScaling Adaptive Armor
Gragas's passive ability p
Gragas q ability q
Gragas w ability w
Gragas e ability e
Gragas's ultimate ability r
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W
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Q
3
E
4
Q
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Q
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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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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Aatrox as Gragas

Tips for Playing as Gragas against Aatrox

Try to knock enemies back into your towers with Explosive Cask.

Try to combo Body Slam with Explosive Cask to set up kills for your team.

The damage reduction from Drunken Rage is applied when you start drinking, try to use it when you see damage coming your way.

Advice to Win Against Aatrox

Keep your distance when Aatrox uses his Ultimate to prevent him from reviving.

Aatrox's Infernal Chains are easier to exit when running towards the sides or at Aatrox.

Aatrox's attacks are very telegraphed, so use the time to dodge the hit zones.

Gragas vs Aatrox Counter Stats

Gragas Image
Win Rate
47 %
VS
Win Rate
53 %
Aatrox Image
4.2
< Kills >
5.8
5.7
< Deaths >
5.7
7.6
< Assists >
5.6
0.95
< Killing Sprees >
1.33
115
< Minions Killed >
163
0.25
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.38
< Inhibitors >
0.43
1,425
< Physical Damage >
18,775
13,890
< Magic Damage >
62
853
< True Damage >
768
16,169
< Damage Dealt >
19,605
26,081
< Damage Taken >
30,759
9,805
< Gold Earned >
11,345
1.4
< Towers >
2.19
0.08
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
9,589
< Total Healing >
10,885
12,900
< Experience >
14,025
21
< Vision Score >
17
9
< Wards Placed >
8
375
< Time Dealing CC >
225

How to Counter Aatrox with Gragas in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show some strategic Gragas against Aatrox counter statistics that may help us explain the differences between the two. As an example, Gragas’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Aatrox’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Gragas may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Aatrox..

Gragas usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Aatrox. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Gragas and Aatrox

Damage Types Compared

Gragas
Aatrox
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Gragas
Aatrox

Who is Better, Gragas or Aatrox?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Gragas usually loses when taking on Aatrox, with a 47.0% win rate. As a result, Gragas makes a poor counter to Aatrox.

While Gragas does have a lower win rate compared to Aatrox, when facing one another, Gragas also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex character to learn and master. You may get destroyed when picking Gragas into Aatrox.

Moreover, Gragas has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aatrox. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Gragas vs Aatrox matchups, Aatrox is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Gragas is a bad counter for Aatrox. Make sure you focus your tactics on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Gragas against Aatrox.

Additional Information for Gragas Players

How We Calculated Our Gragas vs Aatrox Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aatrox as Gragas, we analyzed 1,058 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 Aatrox as Gragas 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 truly master Gragas in order to counter Aatrox during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Gragas on average accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Aatrox. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most important items to have in your Gragas versus Aatrox build consist of Everfrost, Fimbulwinter, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Gragas used at least these three items in his build, he did much better when facing Aatrox than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Gragas had an average win rate of 47.0% when countering Aatrox with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Aatrox as Gragas, Gragas players should equip the Phase Rush, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Gathering Storm, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Gragas vs Aatrox clashes, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 47.0% win rate overall.

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