Pokemon Unite Aegislash Guide and Build

The best guide on how to play and build Aegislash in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Read on to find out everything about Aegislash including the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as some general tips!

Aegislash is currently one of Pokemon Unite’s very best and most popular All-Rounders. Indeed, he boasts a huge pick rate and an impressive win percentage of over 50%. On top of this, some of the highest ranked users of this pocket monster achieve up to an 80% win rate, which displays potential that few Pokemon can match.

This guide will let you in on a few tricks you can pull with Aegislash, as well as which builds to run, to maximize your win rate with this incredibly strong All-Rounder. Stick around and find out if Aegislash is the character for you!

Is Aegislash Good in Pokemon Unite?

Pokemon Unite Aegislash Guide

The safest and most effective way to level up as Aegislash is definitely in the jungle. However, you will need to be careful of enemy Speedsters operating in the same area. Since Aegislash substantially benefits from farming alone, it is strongly advised to adopt the Jungler role. But he can still fare great as a lane carry!

The power spike of Aegislash begins at level 7 when it has both of its main skills. Be mindful of enemy movements, and path efficiently through the jungle to level up as quickly as you can while avoiding fights in the early stages of the game. After you hit level 7 start making aggressive moves toward the lanes and the enemy Jungler.

Knowing when to change stances is a crucial ability you need to master to draw out Aegislash’s maximum potential. Each stance increases a certain stat and modifies the results of your Boosted Attacks, enabling you to adjust to the situation at hand. Being able to adapt is the strongest tool you can have in Pokemon Unite.

Pokemon Unite Aegislash Stances

Pokemon Unite Aegislash Gameplay

As mentioned above, Aegislash has 2 different stances you can switch between during a Pokemon Unite match. Each stance is best used in different situations. These 2 stances are summarized below.

  • Shield Forme – increases Aegislash’s Sp. Def and Defense stats. His empowered attack deals low damage but heals Aegislash and reduces move 1 cooldown by one 1 second for each enemy hit. You activate the shield form automatically by using ability 2.
  • Blade Forme – increases Movement Speed, Attack, and Attack Speed stats. His empowered attack deals additional damage based on the max HP of your target. You activate the blade form automatically by using ability 1.

Always change to Blade Forme when initiating combat or applying pressure on your adversaries with your mobility, attack, and attack speed buffs. As well as the HP-based damage from your Boosted Attacks. Just be careful around Pokemon with disables and stuns in this form, as you are the most vulnerable when using it.

To survive battles and shorten the cooldown of ability 1, always switch to shield form when said ability is on cooldown. You should have ample time to reengage thanks to your improved defenses, HP recovery, and cooldown reduction benefits from your Boosted Attacks.

The gameplay of Aegislash revolves around Boosted Attacks, therefore consistently switching them is necessary. Keep in mind that your Stance affects how your boosted attacks work. It’s also vital to remember that Aegislash generates boosted attacks by using his abilities, not simply attacking or waiting!

Pokemon Unite Aegislash Best Build

Pokemon Unite Aegislash Overview

Aegislash’s Passive Ability up until level 7 is No Guard. Every time you use an ability you gain the sword stance boosted attack. At level 7 this changes into Stance Change when you evolve. This allows you to switch into the sword stance with move 1, and the shield stance with move 2. Switching to any stance also increases your movement speed and basic attack speed for 3 seconds.

The first move Aegislash gains is Shadow Sneak which sends a shadow projectile in a designated direction. After it hits an enemy or travels to its maximum range Aegislash teleports to it and deals damage to all enemies in an area.

Move 1 Upgrade Options

Sacred Sword transforms the move into a delayed AoE explosion that deals damage to all enemies caught. When an enemy is struck by the explosion, Aegislash follows up with an attack in front of him for additional damage.

The other upgrade option for move 1, Shadow Claw, functions similarly to Shadow Sneak, in the fact that it’s a dash. But instead of one strike, it’s a series of 3 strikes, the final one knocks enemies up into the air.

Sacred Sword is the better option out of the 2. While it doesn’t have as much mobility, it truly doesn’t need it. Indeed, this is easily compensated for by the large damage it can deal when catching multiple enemies in the AoE. It’s such a stacked move that does way too many things at once, and thus by pure numbers, it’s the better upgrade.

Move 2 Upgrade Options

Moving on, we have the second Aegislash move which is Iron Defense and is quite simple. It erects a personal protective barrier for Aegislash that grants him a free boosted attack and will block the next enemy hit.

The first upgrade option for move 2 is Wide Guard. This adds an additional effect that pushes anyone in front of Aegislash back at the end of the shield’s duration and slows them.

The second upgrade is Iron Head. Aegislash dashes in the designated direction, while damaging enemies in the way and then deploys a shield.

Here I have no doubt in my mind, Wide Guard is the way to go. It provides a way stronger shield, that lasts longer, and also blocks hindrances.

Aegislash’s Unite Move

Pokemon Unite Aegislash Unite Movie

Aegislash gains Coup de Grace at Level 8. Upon activation, he sends a shockwave in the designated direction. Anyone struck by the wave suffers heavy damage. Additionally, it deals extra damage based on the missing HP of the target. Therefore you should use it to execute low HP enemies.

Aegislash Best Skill Loadout

Without a doubt, the best combo of upgrades you can pick for Aegislash is Sacred Sword and Wide Guard. This offers you the combination of heavy damage and great tools to disengage or eat through the big hitter abilities of enemy Pokemon.

Best Held Items for Aegislash in Pokemon Unite

I highly recommend Focus Band and Aeos Cookie combo to increase your durability. For the third item, Attack Weight or Weakness Policy is the way to go. The boost to your Atk will make all your moves deal more damage. Check out our Pokemon Unite Item Guide for more details on the best held items to use.

Best Battle Items for Aegislash in Pokemon Unite

The best option for Aegislash’s battle item in Pokemon Unite is Full Heal or Heal. This covers his downsides perfectly as he needs every piece of survivability that he can get while in sword form. Full Heal helps when someone stuns or disables you while you are vulnerable. Check out our Pokemon Unite Item Guide for more details on the best battle items to use.

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