Pokémon Unite Aegislash Guide: Best Build, Held items, Movesets, and Gameplay Tips

Tips to play Aegislash in the all-new MOBA!

Aegislash is a brand-new character that can be played in Pokémon Unite MOBA. Aegislash is a melee all-rounder, which means that Aegislash has a strong balance between both attack and defense. Because of such a playstyle, Aegislash is optimally played in the bottom lane. In this guide, we will take a closer look at the best battle items and abilities, including tips and tricks to play Aegislash in Pokémon Unite.

Previously, we have discussed how to master playing with other Pokémons like Pikachu, MamoswineEldegoss, Zeraora, Blissey, Charizard, Snorlax, Tsareena, Decidueye, Dragonite, Talonflame, Cinderace, Greninja, Gardevoir, Venusaur, Wigglytuff, Trevenant, Gengar, and Lucario. Therefore, one must make sure to check those guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Aegislash.

Aegislash: In-game Cost

Aeglislash Pokemon Unite stats
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Aegislash is one of the more expensive Pokémon, which is available for purchase. It can be purchased for either 10000 Aeos coins or 500 Aeos Gems from the in-game shop called the Unite Battle Committee. The shop consists of all the characters available from which players can view general info, stats, and abilities of the Pokémon before purchasing them.

Pokémon Unite Aegislash movesets

Unlike other Pokémon, Aegislash has the ability to change “stance” between Shield Forme and Blade Forme. By doing such an activity, Aegislash can increase their defenses or offensive stats in a fight! Players must make sure to manage their stance choice by using their abilities effectively.

Passive (Honedge and Doublade) – No Guard

Honedge/ Doublade will deal increased damage. However, they will also receive increased damage from enemies.

Passive (Aegislash) – Stance Change

Aegislash will change stances between Blade Forme and Shield Forme, depending on the last ability used. If Aegislash uses a sword-related ability, which is Ability 1, they will change to Blade Forme. In case. players use a Shield-related ability, which is Ability 2, they will change to Shield Forme.

When in Blade Forme, Aegislash’s attack damage, attack speed, and movement speed are all increased. In Shield Forme, Aegislash’s defense and special defense are both increased. When Aegislash changes stance Aegislash will receive a movement speed buff for a short period of time.

Basic Attack

basic attack pikachu

Aegislash gets boosted attack stacks from specific requirements of abilities. For a boosted attack, Aegislash will have an additional effect based on the current stance. In Blade Stance Aegislash, players will do a piercing attack that dashes forward and deals additional damage based on a percentage of the opponent’s maximum health.

In Shield Forme, Aegislash will knock them with the shield, leaving them unable to act for a short period of time. These attacks will restore the players’ HP and reduce the cooldown of Sacred Sword and Shadow Claw when hit.

Ability 1 – Shadow Sneak

Aegislash will cast a shadow in a given direction. When it hits or reaches its maximum range, the player instantly moves to the location of the shadows, dealing damage and giving Aegislash a boost.

Ability choices at level 5

Ability 1 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 5.

Sacred SwordShadow Claw
 Aegislash creates a triangular zone in the ground which soon after the explosion, deals damage to the opposing Pokémon. When the zone is expended, Aegislash will slash forward and be granted a boost for every opposing Pokémon hit. Aegislash will slash forward twice in a direction and deal damage to any opposing Pokémon hit. Aegislash then does one final hit that does increase damage and displaces them. Aegislash will get a boosted attack if any of the slashes hit.
 Upgrade (Lvl 11): Increases Aegislash’s attack if the triangular zone hits opposing Pokémon.Upgrade (Lvl 11): After using this move, Aegislash will have a boosted critical-hit rate for a short period of time if the last slash of the move hits.

Ability 2 – Iron Defense

Aegislash is granted a protective defense for a short period of time. If Aegislash is attacked, the defense will disappear and Aegislash will be granted a boosted attack.

Ability choices at level 7

Ability 2 evolves into one of the two abilities at level 7.

Wide GuardIron Head
Aegislash will be unable to act while focusing on the move. Once, Aegislash has finished focusing, Aegislash is granted a shield, giving it a boosted attack and another boosted attack whenever Aegislash is hit while the shield is active.Aegislash will spin in a designated direction, damaging any Pokémon hit and gaining a boosted attack. Shortly after, Aegislash is granted a shield that nullifies an attack. When the attack is nullified by Aegislash, the shield disappears and Aegislash receives a boosted attack.
Upgrade (Lvl 13): Reduced cooldownUpgrade (Lvl 13): Aegislash is granted increased damage if an attack is blocked by the shield

Unite Move – Coup De Grace

Aegislash performs a large area of effect slash in a given direction, dealing increased damage based on the remaining health the opposing Pokémon has (the lower the health, the higher the damage they will take). Aegislash will receive a boosted attack if this UNITE move knocks out an opposing Pokémon.

Best items for Aegislash in Pokémon Unite

Further in this guide, we will discuss the best-held items for Aegislash in Pokémon Unite, as well as its best battle item.

Best held items for Aegislash

ItemWhy it’s Useful
Focus BandAegislash’s playstyle revolves around dueling in one-on-one fights and using a high amount of mobility to outspeed your opponent. By using a focus band, it ensures that you will be able to fight at really low health safely. Because Aegislash is extremely mobile Focus Sash also allows you to recover enough health to escape from a fight safely.
Buddy BarrierBuddy Barrier is an extremely versatile item that is used on Aegislash to increase Aegislash’s base health, something that Aegislash lacks. Since Aegislash requires that you get somewhat close to using your UNITE move Buddy Barrier provides large amounts of shielding that allows you to engage in fights with a large shield to protect you.
Razor ClawRazor Claw is the most important item on Aegislash. Aegislash relies heavily on abilities to damage. Aegislash’s abilities have very low cooldowns and because Razor Claw slows the enemy when an ability is used, it has the perfect synergy with Aegislash. Razor Claw also increases the critical hit rate which synergizes well with Aegislash’s high attack damage and speed.

Best Battle Items for Aegislash

  • Eject Button: Eject Button instantly gives Aegislash a short distance of the players’ choice, this item has a 70-second cooldown. Eject button is a universally powerful battle item that can let Aegislash engage, disengage, or use as a combo tool.
  • X-Attack: X-Attack increases the attack damage, special attack damage and attack speed of the Pokémon for a few seconds. X-attack is one of the most useful battle item on Aegislash, because both attack damage and speed are crucial to consistently deal damage.
  • Potion: Potion is a 30-second cooldown item that heals the user for 12.5% of their maximum health. Aegislash needs to be at high health to stay in fights. By using potion, it ensures that the health can constantly stay high.

Pokémon Unite Aegislash Gameplay Tips

Our Pokémon Unite Aegislash guide includes the perfect game plan for the early and late game during the Unite battles.

Early Game

In the early game, Aegislash is stronger than most Pokémon, due to having strong basic abilities and earlier evolutions than a lot of other Pokémon. Because of this, they should make sure to play aggressively to stack up some kills and win the lane, letting players snowball into the late game. In the lane, one should be able to fight in a one-on-one against most opposing Pokémon. Therefore, one must make sure to take advantage of any opportunities they get.

Pokémon Unite Aegislash Guide
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During the early game, the players’ partner in the lane is usually a Support. Therefore, one must make sure to communicate to your partner in lane what plays you wish to make, for example, if you see an enemy misposition make sure to communicate to your teammate to play aggressively. Once Drednaw spawns, you should be around level 7 and fully evolved. Because level 7-8 is when Aegislash reaches its highest power spike you should attempt to fight for Drednaw if you’re ahead.

Late Game

By the late game, one should have a level lead from making aggressive early-game plays. Players should try to use this level led to carry the rest of your team ahead.

Pokémon Unite Aegislash Guide
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Like with all other characters, securing Zapdos with the team is a necessity. Once Zapdos spawns, Aegislash should try to stay out of the vision of the enemy team, that way one will be able to pick out single enemies.

Positioning of Aegislash

Because Aegislash is an all-rounder, Aegislash is primarily played in the bottom lane, with a supporting Pokémon. However, Aegislash can also be played in the center lane, because of the great attack damage and high mobility that Aegislash has. Because, all-rounders have a balance between offense and defense make sure to position, in front of allies to protect them or stay behind them, instead if players need to deal lots of damage while receiving little in return.

Pokémon Unite Aegislash Guide
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Aegislash specializes in one-on-one fights. Therefore, players should try to use their high mobility in teamfights to move around the opposing team and single out an enemy target. With Aegislash, players should prioritize taking out lower health or weaker enemies, because Aegislash is able to chase after almost any character to commit to attacking and knocking them out without taking too much damage as a result.

Aegislash with other Pokémon

Best synergies with Aegislash

Our Pokémon Unite Aegislash guide also focuses upon the relationship between Aegislash and other Pokémon.

BlisseyBlissey is one of the strongest characters to pair with Aegislash. Thus, Blisseys’ abilities provide instant healing to get out of unwinnable fights, movement speed to kite around enemies easily, and increased attack speed to deal consistent damage. All these buffs that Blissey provides make Aegislash an unkillable 1v5-ing monster with amazing stats that can beat almost any opposing Pokémon in a fight.
EldegossEldegoss is another supporter that goes well with Aegislash, because of the healing and shielding provided. Aegislash needs large amounts of health to play aggressively. Eldegoss enables Aegislash to constantly stay in Blade Forme and wipe out entire teams, due to the high amounts of health regeneration and shields provided.
WigglytuffWigglytuff goes well with Aegislash, thanks to their high defenses and great crowd control abilities. Wigglytuff’s Unite move Starlight Recital goes especially well with Aegislash as the large shield given allows Aegislash to make aggressive plays and used buffed abilities while losing very little health in return
SnorlaxSnorlax offers a large amount of crowd control through the use of abilities such as “Heavy Slam” and “Block”, both abilities can make the opposing Pokémon unable to move or displace them. This Pokémon’s abilities are

Pokémon which are strong and weak against Aegislash

Strong againstWeak Against
Alolan NinetalesCinderace
Mr. MimeGreninja

Pokémon Unite Aegislash: Tips, tricks and strategies

This guide will also discuss some tips and tricks for playing Aegislash in Pokémon Unite.

  1. As Aegislash, players should practice managing the Blade and Shield Forme effectively. For example, one should only use a shield ability when they need to regain health and a sword ability, when one needs to deal large amounts of damage.
  2. When playing Aegislash, one should learn how to predict the opponents’ plays. If players know they are going to play offensively and try and deal damage, then, they must use a shield ability to increase your defenses. If they know they are going to play defensively or try to outrun, players can use a blade ability to increase your offences.
  3. Aegislash has a relatively low base health amount. Because of this, players must be wary of surprise attacks from enemies and practice using the high mobility to dodge attacks and abilities.
  4. Aegislash needs to always be on the lookout for surprise attacks, while also using their high mobility to make lots of early game plays around the map. Map awareness is crucial when playing Aegislash.
  5. Save the Unite Move for Zapdos. This is an easily overlooked aspect of the game that can change the entire outcome of the game. By saving your Unite Move for Zapdos, it ensures that they can secure the objective and win the game. Players must try to move around the opposing team during the Zapdos fight and use the combo of the abilities and UNITE move to wipe out the enemy team.
  6. One must make sure to check the map before Zapdos spawns. They must look around in the bushes, surrounding Zapdos to ensure, there are no sneaky enemies waiting to steal it.
  7. The optimal ability path currently is Sacred Sword and Wide Guard. This is because, these abilities provide more value, as well as more boosted attacks as their counterparts.

Final Thoughts

Aegislash is a fun, intriguing character to play with a unique and interesting gimmick, regarding the usage of stances in Aegislash’s gameplay. Currently, Aegislash is a quite balanced character, as none of Aegislash’s stats or abilities are absurdly high. If players enjoy playing characters with a high skill cap and a large amount of versatility, then Aegislash may be of interest.

That’s all for today’s Pokémon Unite Aegislash Guide. Do you prefer to use Aegislash in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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