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A guide on Aegislash including its build and moveset in Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA). Includes playable character Aegislash's stats, best items, release date, skins, cost & price!

Table of Contents

Ranked Meta Report

Aegislash Buffs, Nerfs, & Changes

Aegislash Move Changes (April 28)

Move / StatChanges
Sacred SwordSacred SwordChanges
- Damage dealt to opposing Pokémon increased.
- Duration of effects on opposing Pokémon increased.
Basic AttackBasic AttackChanges
- Boosted attack Move Upgrade
April 28 Updates And Patch NotesClick To See Previous Balance Changes

Aegislash Move Changes (March 14)

Move / StatChanges
Sacred SwordSacred SwordChanges
- Area of Effect has been adjusted
Patch Notes: Balance Patch (March 14)

Aegislash Move Changes (February 24)

Move / StatChanges
Coup de GraceCoup de GraceChanges
- Bug fixes have been made for the following aspects of this move:effects
Basic AttackBasic AttackChanges
- Bug fixes

Aegislash Release Date

Aegislash Has Come To Pokemon Unite!

aegislash release date

Pokemon Unite welcomed a very strikingly sharp looking new Pokemon in the February 11 Update: Aegislash! With its shield and sword in tow, it's looking to be both able to defend itself and strike quite powerfully at any foe that dares to fight it. With this interesting balance of qualities, we're not surprised that it's now officially Pokemon Unite's newest All-Rounder!

Aegislash Release Date & Time

Aegislash Overview

Aegislash
RoleAll-Rounder
DifficultyExpert
Attack TypePhysical
Tier RankB
(Full Tier List)
List Of Playable Pokemon

Aegislash Stats

Offense 3.5 Stars (7)
Endurance 2 Stars (4)
Mobility4 Stars (8)
Scoring2.5 Stars (5)
Support2.5 Stars (5)
Total29

HP, Defense, & Sp. Defense

※ Listed stat values are at level 15

HPDEFSP DEF
7302250174
Stats Per Level For Each Pokemon

Aegislash Evolution

First
HonedgeHonedge
Second
(Lv. 5)
DoubladeDoublade
Final
(Lv. 7)
AegislashAegislash

Aegislash Best Builds

Overview Of Builds

※ Click or tap to swap between different builds

Lane
MiddleMiddle
Moves
Lv. 5Sacred SwordSacred Sword
Has the user thrust its blade into the ground, creating a triangular zone. The triangular zone erupts with a hidden power, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and throwing them. Also increases the boost count, and the greater the number of opposing Pokémon that are damaged, the more the boost count increases. When the move deals damage to wild Pokémon, the boost count increases by a maximum of two; when it deals damage to Pokémon from the opposing team, the boost count increases without limit.
At the same time as the eruption, the user slashes forward, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon that it hits. For a short time after this slash hits, damage dealt by the user partially ignores the Defense of all opposing Pokémon.
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Lv. 7Iron HeadIron Head
Has the user barrel in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits. Also increases the boost count by one, and the user protects itself with a special shield for a short time afterward. This shield doesn’t protect the user from hindrances, but it can nullify damage. When the shield blocks an attack, it disappears and the user’s boost count is increased by one.
Cooldown: 7 seconds
Held Items
Muscle BandMuscle Band ・Atk +1 (+15)
・Basic Atk Speed +0% (+7.5%)
When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased by 1% of the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP.
Razor ClawRazor Claw ・Attack +1 (+15)
・Critical-Hit Rate +0.6% (+2.1%)
After the Pokemon uses a move, its next basic attack deals a minimum of 10 more damage. The higher the Pokemon's Attack, the more this damage increases. When this item is held by a melee Pokemon, this basic attack also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
Battle Item
X AttackX Attack ・Increases the Pokemon's Attack, Sp. Atk, and basic attack speeed for a short time.
(Cooldown: 40s)

Boost Attacks With Sacred Sword

Aegislash can inflict damage on gathering stacks with its Sacred Sword. Its wide AoE makes it easier to attack numerous Pokemon at once, triggering its Boost Atk and powering its next basic attack. For a short time after this slash hits, damage dealt by Aegislash partially ignores the Defense of all opposing Pokemon. This makes them further vulnerable to get damaged from its next attack and may eventually get knocked out in the process.

Iron Head For Combined Damage & Protection

Bash Enemies with Aegislash's Shield form with Iron Head! Any Pokemon on its path will end up receiving damage. This moves gives you the ability to move around while nullifying damage from enemy attacks. In addition, it will increase your boost count with one bar when it blocks an attack.

Held Items To Maximise Performance

Aegislash is naturally tanky and equipping it with Focus Band further increases its defense capabilities - enabling it to survive aggressive team battles. It also recovers 8% of the HP Aegislash may have lost from getting pressured. To enhance its firepower, use Razor Claw and Muscle Band to help get that extra damage. Aside from additional Attack and Crit-Hit Rate, whenever Aegislash use a move, its next basic attacks deals at least an increase of 10 damage. It also has a special buff for melee Pokemon like Aegislash that decreases the movement speed of enemies for a short period of time. Muscle Band increases the damage equivalent to 1% of the target's remaining HP.

Battle Item To Increase Firepower

X Attack will give Aegislash more damage potential that it can inflict with its moves. This will be particularly helpful on executing low HP enemies. Make sure to activate this before using your moves to magnify their attack power.

Lane
MiddleMiddle
Moves
Lv. 5Shadow ClawShadow Claw
Has the user slash with its blade twice in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits. The user then does a final rising slash that deals damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and throws them. The boost count increases by one when at least one of the three slashes hits.
Cooldown: 5.5 seconds
Lv. 7Iron HeadIron Head
Has the user barrel in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits. Also increases the boost count by one, and the user protects itself with a special shield for a short time afterward. This shield doesn’t protect the user from hindrances, but it can nullify damage. When the shield blocks an attack, it disappears and the user’s boost count is increased by one.
Cooldown: 7 seconds
Held Items
Score ShieldScore Shield ・HP +15 (+450)
While Pokemon is attempting to score a goal, it is granted a shield equal to 5% of its max HP and its goals cannot be interrupted while it is shielded.
Razor ClawRazor Claw ・Attack +1 (+15)
・Critical-Hit Rate +0.6% (+2.1%)
After the Pokemon uses a move, its next basic attack deals a minimum of 10 more damage. The higher the Pokemon's Attack, the more this damage increases. When this item is held by a melee Pokemon, this basic attack also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 70s)

Move Silently In The Darkness With Shadow Claw

Aegislash has the element of surprise with Shadow Claw. You can use this to move about from the grassy bushes in the jungle and gank enemies trying to score in ally goal zones. Aegislash swings its sword twice in the selected direction, inflicting damage on each opponent Pokemon it strikes. Aegislash then performs a last soaring slash, inflicting damage and throwing opponent Pokemon. When at least one of the three slashes strikes, the boost count rises by one. You can also use this to dash forward to catch up fleeing target or as an escape tool when faced with unfavorable situations.

Iron Head For Protection

Aegislash charges in the specified direction, inflicting damage on each opponent Pokemon it hits. As Aegislash dashes towards its target, it defends itself against any counter attacks from its enemy with a special shield for a brief period of time. This shield does not defend Aegislash from obstacles, but it can negate damage. When Aegislash's shield blocks an assault, it vanishes and the boost count increases by one.

Held Items For Max Performance

Aegislash can make use of its speed not only in battle but through scoring goals as you dash through opposing guards in goal zones. Score Shield will make sure that you won't get interrupted even when attack. Aegislash has a naturally high endurance, so even if the shield effect is only 5% of its max HP, it will take some time before the shield wears off. Razor Claw will further increase your firepower with the additional Atk and Crit Rate it provides along with hiking up your damage by 10. Aegislash will also benefit on its speed debuff perk you can use against targets. Last, equip Aegislash with Focus Band so you'll be able to withstand attacks and get instant 8% HP recovery whenever you need it.

Dash Through The Lanes With This Battle Item

You can use Eject Button to quickly change your placement easily and quickly. Paired with Aegislash dashes, you'll be able to cover distances swiftly. This is great for getting in and out of battles quickly. You can also opt to utilize this when you get pressured and need to flee pursuers.

Lane
MiddleMiddle
Moves
Lv. 5Sacred SwordSacred Sword
Has the user thrust its blade into the ground, creating a triangular zone. The triangular zone erupts with a hidden power, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect and throwing them. Also increases the boost count, and the greater the number of opposing Pokémon that are damaged, the more the boost count increases. When the move deals damage to wild Pokémon, the boost count increases by a maximum of two; when it deals damage to Pokémon from the opposing team, the boost count increases without limit.
At the same time as the eruption, the user slashes forward, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon that it hits. For a short time after this slash hits, damage dealt by the user partially ignores the Defense of all opposing Pokémon.
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Lv. 7Wide GuardWide Guard
Has the user focus in place for a short time to create a great shield on itself. When the great shield appears, the boost count increases by one, and the user shoves opposing Pokemon in front of itself and receives a shield effect. While the great shield is present, if the user is attacked by an opposing Pokemon, the boost count increases by one. The boost count can increase by a maximum of two due to attacks from opposing Pokemon. If all of the HP that is gained from the user's shield effect is depleted before the great shield disappears, the user performs a shoving motion. This further increases the boost count by one unconditionally.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Held Items
Muscle BandMuscle Band ・Atk +1 (+15)
・Basic Atk Speed +0% (+7.5%)
When basic attacks hit, the damage is increased by 1% of the opposing Pokemon's remaining HP.
Razor ClawRazor Claw ・Attack +1 (+15)
・Critical-Hit Rate +0.6% (+2.1%)
After the Pokemon uses a move, its next basic attack deals a minimum of 10 more damage. The higher the Pokemon's Attack, the more this damage increases. When this item is held by a melee Pokemon, this basic attack also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 70s)

Take On Multiple Enemies With Sacred Sword

Since the only way Aegislash can boost it attacks is by hitting enemies with moves and not from normal attack, Sacred Sword would be your best pick as its the only move that has a wider AoE that can inflict damage to multiple opponents at once. This is useful during team fights and you need that extra firepower.

Defend Yourself With Wide Guard

Even though you need to stick to your ground when you use Wide Guard, it still has its own perks that makes it a good choice. You can easily activate it whenever you see enemies approaching, enabling you charge up your boosted attack gauge as each attack increases the gauge by 1. You can pose as a dummy to distract your enemies on attacking you instead of your fleeing ally and help them get back to the base safely. As the shield effect wears out, you'll be able to push back enemies, giving you enough time to escape or follow up your next move.

Improve Performance With Held Items

You can further add more damage to your attack when you equip Razor Claw. This item will enhance your Atk and Crit Hits, dealing additional 10 damage to the next basic attack which you can increase when you pair this item with Muscle Band. This will increase Aegislash's Basic Atk Speed and Atk, while also increasing your damage equivalent to 1% of the remaining HP of your enemy. For defense, Focus Band can provide extra protection while recovering 8% HP it had lost from fighting.

Battle Item To Increase Mobility

Eject Button is a great alternative to increase Aegislash mobility to be able to change its placement in battle or use it as an escape tool when its get pursued by the opposing team.

Lane
MiddleMiddle
Moves
Lv. 5Shadow ClawShadow Claw
Has the user slash with its blade twice in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits. The user then does a final rising slash that deals damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and throws them. The boost count increases by one when at least one of the three slashes hits.
Cooldown: 5.5 seconds
Lv. 7Wide GuardWide Guard
Has the user focus in place for a short time to create a great shield on itself. When the great shield appears, the boost count increases by one, and the user shoves opposing Pokemon in front of itself and receives a shield effect. While the great shield is present, if the user is attacked by an opposing Pokemon, the boost count increases by one. The boost count can increase by a maximum of two due to attacks from opposing Pokemon. If all of the HP that is gained from the user's shield effect is depleted before the great shield disappears, the user performs a shoving motion. This further increases the boost count by one unconditionally.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Held Items
Buddy BarrierBuddy Barrier ・HP +20 (+600)
When the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, that Pokemon and the nearby ally Pokemon with the lowest HP are each granted a shield equal to 20% of their max HP.
Razor ClawRazor Claw ・Attack +1 (+15)
・Critical-Hit Rate +0.6% (+2.1%)
After the Pokemon uses a move, its next basic attack deals a minimum of 10 more damage. The higher the Pokemon's Attack, the more this damage increases. When this item is held by a melee Pokemon, this basic attack also decreases the movement speed of opposing Pokemon for a short time.
Focus BandFocus Band ・Def +2 (+30)
・Sp. Def 0 (+30)
When the Pokemon drops to low HP, then each second for three seconds, it recovers 8% of the HP it had lost.
Battle Item
Eject ButtonEject Button ・Quickly moves your Pokemon in the designated location.
(Cooldown: 70s)

Shadow Claw To Slice Enemies

Aegislash can deal damage to enemies by slashing them with its blade, the last slash throws the opponent it hits. It has a short cooldown time so you'll be able to use this move more frequently. This makes it great in 1v1 situation as Aegislash can deal burst damage to its enemies.

Protect Yourself Wide Guard

Aegislash focuses in place to generate a shield on itself. Aegislash throws opponents as it gets shielded. This will be useful when you make Aegislash an escape goat during close battles since it will look vulnerable while standing still, enemies will surely attack it. When this happens, Aegislash will benefit from this as its boost count increases by a maximum of two when it gets attacked. Thus you can surprise them afterwards with a boosted attack.

Held Items To Enhance Performance

Buddy Barrier will give Aegislash extra protection and its nearby allies when it uses Coup de Grace, thus increasing the teams survivability in team battles. Focus Band will further enhance Aegislash's endurance making you able to outlive your enemies. Razor Claw will increase the damage output of Shadow Claw so you'll be able to inflict more damage.

Battle Item For Mobility

Eject Button is a great alternative to escape unfavorable situations. Its preferable to equip to give Aegislash that extra mobility it will need to get in and out of battles quickly.

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Hyper Cutter (Vicky's Build)

Author's Notes
- You should choose shadow sneak at the first of the match and take over the lane easily with this build
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Troptical Build (Shuriken1o2o's Build)

Author's Notes
- First grind and be sure to evolve to Doublade and then do stacks UT will help you level up and make you level up more.

Kill n' Bump (LTGzzzz's Build)

Author's Notes
- X attack is also a fine item. Try to score small, fast goals and increase attack stats early, and avoid picking enemy matches before you get Wide guard. Once you evolve, check out areas with large clumps of enemies gathering and use a Sacred Sword + Basic Attack + Wide Guard combo, which deals immense damage while blocking damage. You may use sacred sword right away then repeat ( it should have finished charging ) or use your shield forme basic attack to heal.

Aegislash - Basics & Advanced Tips

Basic Mechanics

This section has basic tips and tricks that you must know to effectively control Aegislash.Treat this as a supplement to the Beginner's Guide.

Basics
Prioritize Level Progression
Honedge is vulnerable during the early stages. Its best to farm wild Pokemon first to unlock its moveset quickly and get its Unite Move. You'll definitely need this to prepare for the upcoming team battles when capturing Boss Pokemon.
▶How To Level Up Fast - EXP Farming
Maximize Aegislash's Ability To Switch Forms
Having the right timing when executing either Aegislash's Shield or Sword form can make the most of its move effects. Depending on your enemies move and attack style, switch your form accordingly from aggressive to defensive position vice versa. Having the right build will also enhance your performance in battle so make sure to equip the best items to match your moveset.
▶Best Held Items For Each Pokemon
Coup De Grace For Sniping
Similar to Sacred Sword, Aegislash's Unite Move has a ranged AoE that can be used to attack targets from a distance. Its a higly effective move in executing fleeing enemies with low HP although we highly recommend it to use on stealing the last hit from team objectives.
▶Last Hitting - Tips & Guide

Advanced Mechanics

This section is for those looking to up their play with Aegislash. Treat this as a supplement to the Beginner's Guide.

Advanced
Use Sacred Sword To Hit Multiple Opponents
Sacred Sword's wide AoE enables it to hit multiple enemies thus increasing the stack count quickly so you'll be able to follow up with a boosted attack. Make sure to use this during team battles where you can inflict damage to gathering crowds.
▶5 Techniques For Advanced Players To Improve
Distract Enemies With Wide Guard
Wide Guard has the capacity to prevent Aegislash from suffering tremendous HP loss by nullifying the damage on enemies attack. Since you need to stay still as you generate a shield, you can use this to distract enemies and make them think they are doing damage. With each attack your gauge increases, making it easier to surprise them with a follow up boosted attack when your shield wears off.
▶What To Do In A Close Battle
Take Advantage Of Aura Effects
Aegislash's thrives as a Jungler in the Center Lane. Aside from farming Exp to level up quickly, having access to Boufallant and Ludicolo's aura will give you temporary power-up effects to enhance your performance. We recommend to knock them out first before battling Boss Pokemon to increase your chance of defeating them.
▶Map Objectives

Aegislash Strategy Guide

Aegislash Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths
It can change itself to a Shield Form that heals it or a Sword Form that increases its damage output. You can used this to transition from getting offensive to defensive mode in certain scenarios
Aegislash has dash moves that enables it to change its position in battle quickly and can be used as an escape tool from unfavorable situations.
Sacred Sword is effective on team battles as it can inflict damage to multiple enemies. Its also great for sniping down objectives and fleeing targets.
Weaknesses
You can only get attack boosts when its Move hits and not from the usual basic attacks like other Pokemon do
You need to stay still while using Wide Guard for it to take effect or else it will get cancelled and immediately goes into cooldown, rendering this move useless.
Its Unite Move has a short delay that enables mobile targets to dodge it and its narrow AoE makes it hard to hit moving enemies. You will need an ally to help you to hold or slow down target to hit them.

Recommended Lanes

The number of ★ shows the level on a particular route area.

LaneRoute Details
TopTop Recommendation level: ★★・
Since there are fewer team encounters in this lane, Honedge can safely farm wild Pokemon nearby to evolve. It can defeat Rotom to actively push lanes at the top.
MidMidRecommendation level: ★★★
Honedge can definitely secure its evolution as battle's don't usually occur in the middle lane. You can use this to quickly farm spawns to snowball enemies or as a tactical position for ganking roamers passing by.
BottomBottomRecommendation level: ★・・
Honedge may not be able to fare well in this lane as the team battles occuring here are aggresive especially when it concerns capturing Drednaw. Honeedge may not be able to focus on leveling up from the constant confronation thus delaying its evolution that may lead to level disadvantage later on.
Lane Guide - Which Lane Should You Go To?

Honedge (Lv 1~) Strategy

Choose Shadow Sneak

The most crucial thing to do at the start of the game is to clear the initial wave of wild Pokemon to gain Exp and level up as quickly as you can. Shadow Sneak gives both damage and movement to help with this compared to Iron Head which gives only you a shield at the beggining. You can still get it later and unlock your second move slot even before the firs Drednaw appearance.

Prioritize Level Progression

Focus on farming wild Pokemon and leveling up to Doublade before engaging in team battles. This is to ensure that you can unlock your complete move set you can use to withstand opponents in fights and counter their attacks.

How To Level Up Fast - EXP Farming

Head To The Jungle

Honedge's recommended lane is in the central lane by default so you can head straight to the Jungle. Quickly wipe out the 5 Wild Pokemon at the start of the match. This advantage will help you to level up quickly unlock your second move slot. Strategically speaking, you can also push upwards and steal the last hit on spawns in the enemy team's side in the middle lane to suppress your Jungler opponent from getting Exp and delaying its level progression.

Jungle Guide

Aegislash (Lv 5~) Doublade Strategy

Boost Attack Stacks Different

Keep in mind when choosing your moveset that with Aegislash, you won't be able to stack boosted attacks normally from basic attacks. You will need to hit a target with your moves for the boost to stack up, and the more opponents you hit the faster you'll be able to max your gauge. Build the gauge up to at least 2 bars so you can continually attack your opponent. To do this, attack wild Pokemon first before ganking targets. Use this information to your advantage so you can plan a workaround regarding this.

Lock In Your First Move

Once you reach Level 5, you'll get to choose between Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw. If you want to deal more damage to multiple Pokemon, choose Sacred Sword, which you can also use to quickly boost your attacks! If you want more speed and damage, Shadow Claw is your pick. This move will help you to apply forward pressure. In any case, make sure to choose a build that best suits your playstyle in order to maximize Aegislash success in battle!

Hit Multiple Targets With Sacred Sword

Sacred Sword has more range and wider AoE compared to Shadow Claw. If you want to increase your chances to get more boosted attack, you'll definitely want to pick this move.

Shadow Claw For Sniping & Ganking

With its straight forward dash, you'll find that Shadow Claw is better to use in aiming at any direction along with its fast response time which suits playstyles that involves a lot of ganking and sniping targets from a distance. It also a great move to execute fleeing enemies.

Aegislash (Lv 7~) Strategy

Aegislash Has A Unique Moveset

It is important when playing as Aegislash in your team is to master executing your Shield and Sword forms in the right moment to maximize their potential in battle. With some practice, you'll be able to hone your skills and timing.

Aegislash Shield & Sword Form

FormEffect
aegislash shield form
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Blade Form
・Attack up
・ Normal attack speed up
・ Movement speed up
aegislash sword form
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Shield Form
・ Defense up
・ Special defense up

Switch Form According To Situation

It may transform into a Shield Form to block attacks while restoring its HP, or a Sword Form in which it can use to boosts its damage output. You can use this to go from aggressive to defensive position or vice versa. Depending on the situation, you can use it to your advantage. Use Blade Form to increase your firepower or transform into Shield Form to slam opponents and immobilize them for some time. The latter also recovers Aegislash's HP while reducing the cooldown of Sacred Sword and Shadow Claw.

Effects From Boosted Attack Changes Depending On Form

After level 7, Aegislash transforms into a Blade Form while using Move 1 or its Unite Move, and a Shield Form when using Move 2. The blade shape has superior combat capabilities, while the shield form offers superior durability. When you want to strike, use the blade form; when you want to defend, use the shield form.

How To Stack And Use Boost Attacks

Aegislash can only accumulate boost attacks when its move hits. This can stack up to 4 boost count which consumes 1 for each Boosted Attack done.

The Number Of Boost Attack Count That Can Be Accumulated For Each Move

MoveNumber Of Boost Attack Count
Shadow Sneak One
Sacred Sword Number of Pokemon Hit
Shadow ClawOne
Iron HeadOne
Wide Guard Up to 4
Iron Defense Up to 2
Unite Move Number of KO Pokoemon

Surprise Attack Aegislash's Enemies

Aegislash is good at ambushing enemies with Sacred Sword. When launching a surprise attack, make sure that your enemies are together to inflict damage to multiple Pokemon as much as possible.

Check Out Opportunities To Attack In Group Battles

Aegislash is a Pokemon that struggles at long-distance battles, so it is difficult to attack in group battles unless you have an opportunity when your ally attacks. Make sure to pair up with a Pokemon that is good at sabotage such as Defense-types that can create openings for attack by aiming to incapacitate multiple opponents.

Adapt Your Build To Your Attack Style

You'll need to consider choosing Wide Guard or Iron Head - choose carefully as you will use this for the rest of the game. Ensure that your second move complements your other move to get the best build for Aegislash. Equip the right Held Items and Battle Item to improve your gameplay.

Wide Guard
Lv 7: Wide GuardWide Guard
Has the user focus in place for a short time to create a great shield on itself. When the great shield appears, the boost count increases by one, and the user shoves opposing Pokemon in front of itself and receives a shield effect. While the great shield is present, if the user is attacked by an opposing Pokemon, the boost count increases by one. The boost count can increase by a maximum of two due to attacks from opposing Pokemon. If all of the HP that is gained from the user's shield effect is depleted before the great shield disappears, the user performs a shoving motion. This further increases the boost count by one unconditionally.
Cooldown: 9 Seconds
Iron Head
Lv 7: Iron HeadIron Head
Has the user barrel in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits. Also increases the boost count by one, and the user protects itself with a special shield for a short time afterward. This shield doesn’t protect the user from hindrances, but it can nullify damage. When the shield blocks an attack, it disappears and the user’s boost count is increased by one.
Cooldown: 7 seconds

Iron Head & Sacred Sword

Recommended Combo
Iron HeadSacred Sword

This Aegislash build is most effective on team battles and sniping down targets. Iron Head is a great opening move to dash towards your target while also shielding yourself from absorbing damage your enemy may deal by counter attacking to defend themselves. Follow this up with Sacred Sword to inflict damage to enemies, most effective when used on gathering crowds as you can increase your boost count each time this move hits. Its important to note that afterwards Aegislash's damage ignores all opponent Defense that has been affected by this move for a brief time. As a result, they are far more vulnerable to being attacked and has a high chance to get knocked down completely on your boosted attack. Sacred Sword also has comparably a much longer range you can use to snipe down objectives or execute fleeing targets.

Shadow Claw & Iron Head

Recommended Combo
Iron HeadShadow Claw

This Aegislash build combines speed and power. Activate Iron Head first to protect yourself from counter attacks before dashing in to bash enemies while also dealing damage to anyone on its path. This move synergises very well with Shadow Claw as it will not hinder your momentum in battle. Aegislash gets a shield afterwards that nullifies damage from attacks, thus increasing your survivability in close battles. Use Shadow Claw next to deal three hits to your unfortunate target and throwing them afterwards. Once you upgrade this move, Aegislash's critical-hit rate for the basic and boosted attacks are enhanced throughout the whole duration. As your level progresses, you can enhance this move to also increase Aegislash's Attack when its shield successfully blocks an attack from the enemy. Take note that Shadow Claw and Iron Head are Aegislash's two mobile moves at its disposal that is likely to work to its advantage.

Sacred Sword & Wide Guard

Recommended Combo
Wide GuardSacred Sword

This Aegislash build focuses on its damage output and increasing its rate to generate boosted attacks. As you approach targets, use Wide Guard to protect Aegislash from incoming attacks from enemies. Since you need to be steady for a few seconds while doing this move, you can be used as a bait or an escape goat by your team or lane partner. This also shoves them away, creating a leeway for Aegislash to back down when needed. It will also benefit you to attract more Pokemon to attack Aegislash during the duration of Wide Guard as you can use Sacred Sword when it gets depleted. This follow up move will inflict damage on multiple Pokemon that are caught on its triangular zone. The more enemies that are hit, the more boost counts you get. When your attack gets boosted from this move, use it to hit your targets to deal additional damage. Aegislash can choose to spam moves frequently with the boost count from Wide Guard and Sacred Sword.

Shadow Claw & Wide Guard

Recommended Combo
Shadow ClawWide Guard

Start off by approaching lane opponent's with Shadow Claw. You can also opt to hide from the bushes nearby and surprise them. Aegislash will cut its opponents thrice before knocking them back. As they get thrown off, activate Wide Guard to get Aegislash its shield before the opponents can counter attack. This will give you enough time to wait for Shadow Claw to cool down while also getting your boost count stack with every attack. You'll get a boosted attack by the end of the duration, make sure to use it on your enemy as the shield wear off. Then you can use Shadow Claw to finish them off or Coup de Grace in case they tried to dash away to escape.

Unite Move: Coup de Grace

This Unite Move allows the Aegislash to attack enemies in a ground-splitting slash in the specified direction, doing damage to any opposing Pokemon that it hits. Predicting enemy movement and proper timing will help you increase the chance to knock out enemies, which can potentially turn the tables against the opposing team especially during the crucial moments like sniping team objectives not to mention when your team is attempting to capture Zapdos in the Final Stages.

Teamfight Battle Tips - 3 Things To Remember

Aegislash - Timing Specific Guide

What To Do At Every Stage Of The Game

This section will guide you on which specific Wild Pokemon to target in order, as well as what to do at the start and end of the game. This guide is based exclusively on a jungle build.

10:00~8:50

※ If the central path on your side is in the desert zone, the locations of Ludicolo (3) and Bouffalant (4) will be reversed.

Target Level5
Tasks① Choose Shadow Sneak as your first skill.
② KO Lillipup
③ KO Ludicolo
④ KO Bouffalant
⑤ KO the 2 Corphish.
⑥ Head to the bottom path.

Choose Shadow Sneak as your first skill as this move will let you jump over the initial wall to reach Lillipup faster! Make sure to KO all other Pokemon within the Central Area to reach level 5 so you'll evolve to Doublade through which you'll be able to learn Sacred Sword.

8:50~7:00

Target Level7
Tasks① Clear the Combees and Vespiquens in the middle.
② Return to the central area.
③ KO the newly spawned Ludicolo.
④ KO the newly spawned Boufallant.
⑤ KO the 2 newly spawned Corphish.
⑥ Head back again to the bottom path.

After KO-ing Combee & Vesqpiquen, we recommend that Aegislash KO some opponents to take advantage of the buffs it gets from this. However, if the opponent is too strong, then retreat for now and head back to the central area until you reach level 7.

7:00~Until Defeating Drednaw's 1st Appearance

Target Level9
Tasks• Use Sacred Sword immediately to opponents & to increase your attack as well
• Time your attack with your opponents
• Use your Unite Move to get the last hit on Drednaw.

Aegislash's Sacred Sword can deal damage and also enhances your attack when it hits multiple opponents, making it effective against team battles. Take advantage of its range to steal the last hit on Drednaw. Similarly, you can use your Unite Move to snipe it, although you have to aim first for level 9 to unlock this.

Drednaw Guide - Spawn Time & Location

After Defeating The 1st Drednaw~Zapdos Fight & Endgame

Target Level13
Tasks• KO Wild Pokemon to raise your level.
• Use Sacred Sword immediately to opponents & to increase your attack as well
• Time your attack with your opponents
• Use your Unite Move to get the last hit on Drednaw.

When Aegislash reaches level 13 at this stage, both of its moves will have been upgraded before the Zapdos fight. Since you can quickly knockout wild Pokemon, attempt to steal wild Pokemon on your opponent's side. Save your Unite Move for team battles involving main objectives. Capturing Rotom or Drednaw, especially Zapdos at the Final Stages, can turn the tables on close battles so use it wisely.

Jungle Guide - What To Do In The Center Area

Zapdos Fight

Tasks• Use Sacred Sword immediately to opponents & to increase your attack as well
• Time your attack with your opponents
• Use your Unite Move to get the last hit on Drednaw.

Apply the same strategy for Drednaw during this fight. Use the element of surprise by hiding in the grass bushes near the Legendary Pit and time your Unite Move execution to steal the last hit on Zapdos.

Zapdos Guide - Spawn Location & Strategy

Aegislash Counters

Pokemon Aegislash Is Weak Against

How To Play Against Aegislash

Use Crowd Controls to stop its momentum and slow it down, enabling your ally attacker to knock it down
You can either Kite it with a ranged-types or knock it out fast with Pokemon with high burst damage output
Aside from Sacred Sword, most of it moves have a narrow AoE which can be dodged easily by Speedster or any Pokemon with dash moves or Eject Button.

Best Matchups For Aegislash

Pokemon Aegislash Is Strong Against

Best Teammates For Aegislash

Tips When Allied With Aegislash

Use moves like Slowbro's Amnesia or Gardevoir's Fairy Singularity to held enemies in place so Aegislash can attack them.
Hinder and incapacitate enemies so Aegislash can be able to catchup to them and do melee damage.
Aegislash, as a melee Pokemon, struggles with long-distance battles so make sure to create openings for it to attack at close-range.
Even though Aegislash can recover some of its HP, it won't be enough if it gets pressured so make sure to provide constant heals.

Aegislash Moves & Unite Move

Basic Attack & Passive

Basic Attack
Basic AttackRange: Short
The user slashes at opposing Pokémon in front of itself, dealing damage to them. If the boost count is one or more, the user’s basic attack becomes a boosted attack that changes as follows:
When in Blade Forme, the user swiftly pierces through opposing Pokémon, dealing damage.
When in Shield Forme, the user rams opposing Pokémon, dealing damage and leaving them unable to act for a short time. Additionally, the attack restores the user’s HP and reduces the cooldown of Sacred Sword and Shadow Claw when it hits. Every boosted attack consumes one boost count.
Passive
()No Guard/Stance Change
Honedge & Doublade: Increases received damage and dealt damage.
Aegislash: Allows the Pokémon to switch between Blade Forme and Shield Forme

Level 1 or 3 Moves (Choose Order)

Shadow SneakShadow Sneak Dash
Has the user cast a shadow in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits. After the shadow hits an opposing Pokemon or travels its maximum distance, the user warps to the shadow’s location and deals damage to nearby opposing Pokemon. This also makes the boost count increase.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Damage: 868
Iron DefenseIron Defense Buff
Envelops the user in a powerful protective force for a short time. The protection disappears after blocking one attack and increases the boost count by one at the same time.
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Damage: 0

Level 5 Moves (Choose One)

Sacred SwordSacred SwordArea
Has the user thrust its blade into the ground, creating a triangular zone. The triangular zone erupts with a hidden power, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and throwing them. Also increases the boost count, and the greater the number of opposing Pokemon that are damaged, the more the boost count increases. When the move deals damage to wild Pokemon, the boost count increases by a maximum of two; when it deals damage to Pokemon from the opposing team, the boost count increases without limit. At the same time as the eruption, the user slashes forward, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon that it hits. For a short time after this slash hits, damage dealt by the user partially ignores the Defense of all opposing Pokémon.
Cooldown: 7.5 seconds
Damage: 1857
Shadow ClawShadow ClawDash
Has the user slash with its blade twice in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits. The user then does a final rising slash that deals damage to opposing Pokemon it hits and throws them. The boost count increases by one when at least one of the three slashes hits.
Cooldown: 5.5 seconds
Damage: 1350

Level 7 Moves (Choose One)

Wide GuardWide GuardBuff
Has the user focus in place for a short time to create a great shield on itself. When the great shield appears, the boost count increases by one, and the user shoves opposing Pokemon in front of itself and receives a shield effect. While the great shield is present, if the user is attacked by an opposing Pokemon, the boost count increases by one. The boost count can increase by a maximum of two due to attacks from opposing Pokemon. If all of the HP that is gained from the user's shield effect is depleted before the great shield disappears, the user performs a shoving motion. This further increases the boost count by one unconditionally.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Damage: 0
Iron HeadIron HeadBuff
Has the user barrel in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokemon it hits. Also increases the boost count by one, and the user protects itself with a special shield for a short time afterward. This shield doesn’t protect the user from hindrances, but it can nullify damage. When the shield blocks an attack, it disappears and the user’s boost count is increased by one.
Cooldown: 7 seconds
Damage: 621

Unite Move (Level 9)

Coup de GraceCoup de GraceArea
Has the user unleash a ground-splitting slash in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon it hits. The lower the opposing Pokemon’s percentage of remaining HP, the more damage the move deals. If this Unite Move knocks out an opposing Pokemon, the boost count increases.
Cooldown: 1 seconds
Damage: 2616
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