The Best Aatrox Skins in League of Legends (All Ranked)

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In terms of lore, Aatrox is probably the coolest champion in League of Legends.

I mean, the dude is literally a possessed sword and a war God.

However, his in-game appearance is a bit mediocre compared to that amazing story. But how can we get his look to match his lore?

With skins, of course!

So here’s my ranking of every Aatrox skin in League, ranked from kinda-good to best-of-the-best.

 

6. Victorious Aatrox

Victorious Aatrox Skin Splash Image From League Of Legends
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Released: November 21st, 2019
Price: Ranked Reward

Victorious Aatrox definitely had the potential to be amazing – but I think the final design flopped in the end.

The angelic look could have been pretty cool, and I do like the mix of white and gold on the champion model. However, the front side just looks awful.

How can you give him a cool golden arm and cool wings, and then just slap a nerdy sweater on top of it?

The animations are pretty decent here, I will give him that. But it just feels like a waste to pair them with this model.

Especially when you consider that there’s a different skin that covers the same theme and does it in a much better way.

So I will admit that this skin isn’t terrible. But I can’t say that’s worth grinding ranked for.

 

5. Mecha Aatrox

Mecha Aatrox Skin Splash Image From League Of Legends
Credit: Riot Games

Released: July 23rd, 2014
Price: 1350 RP

OK, I might get a lot of hate for this, but I think Mecha Aatrox is severely overrated.

The base model looks so basic that I can’t take the skin seriously.

Don’t get me wrong, the animations and particles are very nice. And this skin probably has the smoothest Q animation out of the entire lineup.

But I just can’t get myself to like it.

The dude just looks like he’s made out of Legos. And I see none of the original badass design mixed in here.

Even his ult, which is supposed to be his coolest state, looks a bit dull.

The splash art and backing animation are both decent for sure. But I think the design team could have done a lot better with the idea.

If you really like the Transformers, give it a shot. But rest assured that there is a better futuristic skin for Aatrox coming up.

 

4. Sea Hunter Aatrox

Sea Hunter Aatrox Skin Splash Image From League Of Legends
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Released: July 22nd, 2015
Price: 750 RP

If you’ve spent your entire life thinking that this is a trash-tier skin, don’t worry, I was right there with you.

But Sea Hunter Aatrox is lowkey fire.

Sure, it only changes the character model. But I think that’s more than enough to justify the price.

I mean, you basically look like an even more demonic Kisame.

You get a cool-looking demonic arm, your head and torso become very shark-like, and your ult wings just look demonic in the best way possible.

I can’t say that the base animations fit the skin perfectly – but they don’t detract much either.

Maybe if Riot just changed his W to be a bit more water-themed things would look better here. But even with the minor gripes, it doesn’t matter too much.

This skin is very simple and very good for what it is – so if you’re a lover of minimalism and don’t need fancy bells and whistles, I suggest giving this a shot.

 

3. Odyssey Aatrox

Odyssey Aatrox Skin Splash Image From League Of Legends
Credit: Riot Games

Released: October 15th, 2020
Price: 1350 RP

Now this is how you do a futuristic design for Aatrox.

I say “futuristic”, but it’s more galactic than anything.

But then again, the galaxy is in our future, so my point stands.

This skin borrows everything cool about Mecha Aatrox, and it even adds a bit of Thanos in there to really make the whole thing pop.

The character model makes you feel like you can take on the world. And your new backing animation confirms that belief, as you tear open a hole in space and time.

All the animations are clean as all hell, managing to be pretty without becoming too flashy and obnoxious. Especially the W animation.

I will say that the face looks a bit weird in this skin, as my dude just looks completely lost. But the cool Thanos glove, warrior armor, and Honor level five head piece more than make up for that.

And don’t even get me started on that sword.

Odyssey Aatrox doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses. But I do prefer the following skins (just my personal taste) since they embrace the demonic side of Aatrox a lot more – which is what I want to see.

 

2. Blood Moon Aatrox

Blood Moon Aatrox Skin Splash Image From League Of Legends
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Released: January 10th, 2019
Price: 1350 RP

I absolutely love this skin, because it takes everything cool about the original concept, and dials up the coolness meter.

I mean, just look at this skin’s character model.

You get those sweet horns, that demonic color palette, and even a literal skull on your shoulder.

And the sword just looks like an ancient artifact ripped straight out of Demon Slayer.

Plus if all of that wasn’t good enough, the design team decided to put in some excellent animations as well.

The Q and W are both very clean and easy to keep track of, while the ult is just a feast for the eyes. I never even thought about how black raven-like wings would look on Aatrox – but now it’s the only thing on my mind. And you even get the blood moon itself once you activate it.

I personally prefer the original Blood Moon skin over the Prestige edition for Aatrox, but I will admit that both designs are fantastic. And the splash art is just God-tier for both too.

Like honestly, this might be the coolest splash art in the entire game.

This skin has everything an Aatrox main could want.

And I want to see more League skins like this in the future.

 

1. Justicar Aatrox

Justicar Aatrox Skin Splash Image From League Of Legends
Credit: Riot Games

Released: June 12th, 2013
Price: 975 RP

Even though I just spent a dozen paragraphs drooling over the Blood Moon skin, it honestly has nothing on Justicar Aatrox.

Even the concept alone is pretty amazing, as it’s always interesting to think about what a bad guy would look like if they were good.

So the fact that Riot nailed such an interesting thematic is a good sign.

The yellow and blue color palette here makes you look royal, but also dangerous. And the headpiece plus white wing combo just really sells the “angelic” vibe.

I will admit that the animations aren’t anything too extravagant – but I think they’re just distinct enough to make this skin stand out amongst the others.

Also, the ult is just amazing.

Plus we have to keep in mind that this skin is the oldest out of the bunch. And as such, it holds a certain legacy among Aatrox veterans.

All of this is without even mentioning that the skin is almost the cheapest in Aatrox’s entire arsenal!

Justicar Aatrox is just amazing:

It has been around the longest, it offers the best bang for your buck, thematically it’s the most interesting, and visually it’s also among the best.

It’s truly deserving of the top spot.

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