It is considered the most prestigious pick for all top laners in the 12.18 meta.
After 32 games played at the 2022 World Finals Kick-off Round, statistics show that there is only one champion that stands out with a 100% ban rate. All of the top laners are likely to have absolute confidence in Aatrox with 19 blocks and 13 bans – according to data on Oracle’s Elixir website.
Preliminary statistics on outstanding champions in the Worlds 2022 Kick-off Round
Aatrox is also amassing a high average KDA of 3.8 – 11th out of all champions picked at least five times at Worlds 2022. Impact, EG’s top laner, is the biggest user of Darkin. with three times. Right behind Impact are MAD Lions’ Armut, Fnatic’s Wunder, DRX’s Kingen, Royal Never Give Up’s Breathe and LOUD’s ROBO with two. Worlds 2022 using version 12.18 opens up the opportunity for many champions to perform with many names reaching a 50% ban rate. But only two of them reached the 80% rate, Kalista and Sylas.
In the 2022 Worlds meta, Aatrox seems to be the best choice for top laners who like to carry, dealing “huge” damage throughout the game with incredible staying power in late-fights- game. In addition, there are a few other popular picks in the top lane including Gnar, Jax, and Kennen. Surely Aatrox will continue to show influence in the Bo5 knockouts in the upcoming Play-In Round when Saigon Buffalo meets MAD and DetonatioN FocusMe faces LLL today (October 4).
Impact used Aatrox the most and won 2/3 times at Worlds 2022 Play-In Round