League of Legends Aatrox is one of the least picked champions and also a contender for the worst champion in the game. Riot Games recently made some changes to him in order for him to be on par with other champions, but it does not seem to be going their way.
Here are the changes to Aatrox in patch 7.5:
Changes to Blood Thirst:Heal: 20/25/30/35/40 (+0.25 bonus attack damage) ⇒30/45/60/75/90 (+5% missing health) Removed: Bloodied- No longer triples the healing while below 50% health
Changes to Blood Price:Removed: Cost 15/23.75/32.5/41.25/50 health ⇒ No cost Damage: 60/95/130/165/200 (+1.0 bonus attack damage) ⇒30/60/90/120/150 (+0.75 bonus attack damage) New: For The Blood God- Now fills 20% of Blood Well on proc E - Blades of Torment Cost: 5% current health ⇒ 30 health Damage: 75/110/145/180/215 (+0.6 AP) (+0.6 bonus attack damage) magic damage ⇒ 70/110/150/190/230 (+.7 bonus attack damage) physical damage Slow Potency: 40% at all ranks ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50% Slow Duration: 1.75/2/2.25/2.5/2.75 seconds ⇒ 2 seconds at all ranks New: For The Blood God- Now fills 20% of Blood Well upon cast
The problem with Aatrox now is with his completely reworked passive, as it can only be activated during a short time frame of Blood Rush. Blood Well storage will slowly decrease whenever Aatrox is out of combat. If Aatrox is on the brink of death and does not have sufficient time to fill up his Blood Well to full before he is killed, he will not revive.
The League community has been saying that these changes will make Aatrox playable again due to his abilities' health cost reduction. However, little that they know his new passive works differently than before. He seems to be much easier to kill and his win rate decreased from 52% to 34%.
As these changes to Aatrox is just a temporary fix until Riot has plans for a larger update for him, hopefully his next major update will make Aatrox great again.