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The best guide on how to play Aegislash in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

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Aegislash Latest Nerfs & Buffs (5/30)

May 30 Update (Version 1.5.1.6)

Aegislash Move Changes (May 30)
Sacred Sword Image
Sacred Sword
• Duration of effects on opposing Pokemon decreased.

Standard Attack

1.4.1.4 Fixed an issue regarding Aegislash's Boosted Attack in Blade Forme
1.5.1.2 Increased Sword Forme Boosted Attack damage. Increased Shield Forme Boosted Attack healing.

Coup De Grace

1.4.1.4 Fixed an issue regarding Coup de Grace causing players' screens to darken.

Sacred Sword

1.4.1.7 Fixed a bug where the attack range of Sacred Sword would be wider than that displayed in game.
1.5.1.2 Damage increased from 566/1699 to 600/1801 (+6%). Move effect strengthened.
1.5.1.6 Duration of effects on opposing Pokemon decreased.

Aegislash Basic Info

Aegislash
Aegislash.jpg
Tier Rating: S Rank Icon

Role: All-Rounder
Attack Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Expert
Cost:
"Aegislash is ready to help you battle like a chosen ruler with a regal moveset befitting the Royal Sword Pokémon."

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Aegislash Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
4 Stars.png
5 Stars.png
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Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ High Damage Output
✔︎ Flexible to go on any lane.
✔︎ Can sustain itself with Shield Forme.
✖︎ Low Durability
✖︎ Very high skill ceiling. Not for everyone.

Best Builds for Aegislash

Aegislash Builds
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The Best Build for Aegislash is the one with the gold crown!

Bruiser Build

Bruiser Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +30
Attack Speed: +7.50%
HP: +660
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Movement Speed
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is a well-balanced build centered on dealing and tanking damage using Sacred Sword and Wide Guard.

Muscle Band and Weakness Policy pair well together, increasing your Attack stat as you take damage and benefitiing from a faster attack speed. Buddy Barrier boosts your HP and gives you a survivability tool when you use your Unite Move. However, you can replace Buddy Barrier with Focus Band for more static defense and a passive survivability tool.

Full Heal is the default battle item for the build, giving you an anti-disable tool. However, should you want more damage, equip X Attack instead. Potion is also a good pick, providing a low-cooldown sustain.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum damage, and 4 White Emblems for additional HP. Equip Emblems that improve Attack, Critical-Hit Rate, or HP since you'd want to balance offense and defense for the build. You can freely trade Sp. Atk. and Movement speed.

Defensive Build

Defensive Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +15
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30
HP: +660
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
HP
Defense
Sp. Def
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Movement Speed
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This build utilizes the defensive mechanic from Wide Guard and the knock-up effect from Sacred Sword. The key to this build is staying alive for as long as possible using the healing mechanic from your boosted attacks while on Shield Forme, then retaliating during Blade Forme. Also remember to finish off targets using your Unite Move.

Weakness Policy has a good offense-defense balance since it provides bonus HP and increases your Attack stat when you take damage, making it a perfect item for the build. Focus Band and Buddy Barrier provide durability and survivability you need to execute the build.

Potion is the default Battle Item for the build, adding another layer of survivability. However, you can equip any Battle Item depending on your playstyle.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 4 Blue and Purple Emblems for better defenses, and 2 White Emblems for a bit of HP. Equip Emblems that improve Sp. Def, Defense, or HP since you want to be as durable as possible for the build. You can freely trade Sp. Atk and Movement speed.

Critical-Hit Build

Critical-Hit Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +45
Critical-Hit Rate: +8.10%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
Attack Speed: +7.50%
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Red Boost Emblem Red x3
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Movement Speed
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is an all-in critical-hit build centered on increasing the critical-hit rate using Shadow Claw and finishing targets with Coup De Grace. Wide Guard is your survivability move that also increases your boosted attack count when you get hit, always use it before Shadow Claw.

Muscle Band, Scope Lens, and Razor Claw provide all the firepower you need through critical-hits, allowing you to take out enemies much faster.

X Attack is the default battle item for the build, adding more damage and increasing your attack speed. However, if you're having trouble staying alive in fights, equip Potion instead.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum Attack stat, 3 Red Emblems for more Attack Speed, and 1 Emblem of any color. Equip Emblems that improve Critical-Hit Rate or Attack since the build focuses on increasing your critical-hit damage and rate. You can freely trade Sp. Atk, Movement speed, Sp. Def, and Defense.

Crit Stack Build

Crit Stack Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +18
Critical-Hit Rate: +6%
Critical-Hit Damage: +12%
HP: +450
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Red Boost Emblem Red x3
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
HP
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Movement Speed
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is another critical-hit based build with the same principles as the Critical-Hit Build, relying on Shadow Claw and Iron Head as the primary moveset. The only difference is you'll also be focusing on stacking Atk. stat via scoring.

Attack Weight and Scope Lens are your core damage items and have great synergy, increasing your critical-hit damage as you stack Attack Weight. Score Shield helps you stack Attack Weight safer, and gives some durability via increased HP.

Eject Button is a great item for the build, allowing you to get aggressive, defensive, or help you escape after scoring. However, if you want more offense, equip X Attack instead.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum Attack stat, 3 Red Emblems for more Attack Speed, and 1 Emblem of any color. Equip Emblems that improve Critical-Hit Rate or Attack since the build is similar to the Critical-Hit Build. You can freely trade Sp. Atk, Movement speed, Sp. Def, Defense, and HP.

Aegislash Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band prolongs Aegislash's life during fights, increasing its static defenses and providing a survivability tool.
Scope Lens.pngScope Lens Scope Lens increases Aegislash's burst potential via its boosted attacks, giving a chance to deal massive critical-hits to enemies.
Muscle Band.pngMuscle Band Muscle Band adds a percentage-based damage to Aegislash's attacks and increases its attack speed. It works well as a farming tool, especially when taking jungle camps.
Razor Claw.pngRazor Claw Razor Claw synergizes with Aegislash's unique boosted attack mechanic since it only gains boosted attacks when hitting enemies with its moves.
Weakness Policy.pngWeakness Policy Weakness Policy suits Aegislash's aggressive gameplay, increasing its damage when it receives damage. It also synergizes well with Wide Guard or Iron Head since they increase Aegislash' defenses.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Full Heal.pngFull Heal Full Heal protects Aegislash from disables, allowing it move around freely.
Slow Smoke.pngSlow Smoke Slow Smoke gives Aegislash additional crowd-control and pairs great with its Unite Move, using it either as a setup or a follow-up tool.
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button allows Aegislash to quickly reposition to escape enemies or chase them.
X Attack.pngX Attack X Attack is a straightforward damage amplifier for Aegislash's naturally high damage. It's best used for winning 1v1 duels or harassing enemies out of lanes.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Sacred Sword ImageSacred Sword Sacred Sword provides better crowd-control and bonuses to Aegislash compared to its counterpart. It has a larger area and longer range, making it more effective and powerful overall.
Wide Guard ImageWide Guard Wide Guard grants a better shield for survivability, and increases Aegislash's boosted attacks at a faster rate, making it more viable since Aegislash's boosted attacks also received a buff.

Sacred Sword provides better crowd-control and bonuses to Aegislash compared to its counterpart. It has a larger area and longer range, making it more effective and powerful overall. In addition, it became stronger thanks to the 1.5.1.2 Update.

Wide Guard grants a better shield for survivability, and increases Aegislash's boosted attacks at a faster rate, making it more viable since Aegislash's boosted attacks also received a buff.

It's best to stick to Wide Guard as your Shield Forme move rather than Iron Head. However, you can alternate between Sacred Sword and Shadow Claw depending on your playstyle. Pick Sacred Sword if you want a better teamfight tool. If you're going for an assassin gameplay, opt for Shadow Claw instead.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Aegislash?

Sacred Sword & Wide Guard 100
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Sacred Sword & Iron Head 11
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Shadow Claw & Wide Guard 7
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Shadow Claw & Iron Head 11
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Let us know why in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Sacred Sword & Wide Guard 203
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Sacred Sword & Iron Head 60
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Shadow Claw & Wide Guard 15
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Shadow Claw & Iron Head 16
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How to Play Aegislash

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Secure Wild Pokemon with Shadow Sneak

Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Farming Wild Pokemon with Shadow Sneak

Shadow Sneak is a great initial move that allows you to contest Wild Pokemon during the early game. Its relatively long range and high burst damage gives you a chance to steal EXP from the opposing team. Take advantage of the Tall Grass along the lanes to gank unsuspecting opponents to pressure their HP or even take them down.

Shadow Sneak: Aegislash Move Effect and Cooldown

Get Aggressive with Iron Defense

Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Attacking Absol

Having access to Iron Defensein the early game gives Aegislash an extra layer of defense in the early game. It can block an opponent's move while also giving Aegislash an extra Boosted Attack gauge. Combining that with Shadow Sneak allows Aegislash to get aggressive during the early game. Use it to steal wild Pokemon from the enemy's side and pin down overextending opponents.

Iron Defense: Aegislash Move Effect and Cooldown

Does Not Generate Boosted Attacks Normally

Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Does Not Generate Boosted Attacks

Unlike other Pokemon in the roster, attacking with Standard attacks does not build up Aegislash's Boosted Attack meter. Instead, it relies on hitting enemies with blade moves and/or countering attacks with shield moves to fill up the meter.

Boosted Attack Benefits Depend on Forme

Forme Description

Shield Forme
Does low damage,
but heals Aegislash

Blade Forme
Does high damage,
but does not heal Aegislash

Once Aegislash has accumulated enough Boosted attacks, its effect will be different depending on what move you activate before using a standard attack:

  • Using a Blade Move will make Aegislash use its sword, which deals increased damage.
  • Using a Shield Move will make Aegislash use its shield, which heals Aegislash.

Initiate Fights with Shield Forme to Fill the Boosted Meter

Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Stacking boosted Attack Meters with Shield Move

When you are about to initiate a fight with an opponent, activate your shield move first to absorb the first hits from your opponent. This will fill up your boosted meter at least 2 times. Instead of attacking the opponent, quickly follow it up with your blade move to further increase your boosted meter and switch formes. At this point, each Standard attack you use will deal increased damage.

Blade Forme Boosted Attack Strategy

Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Defeating Blastoise with a Boosted Attack

When picking your Blade Forme move, it is important to know which is best to use in certain situations to get the most value possible. Though both Shadow Claw and Sacred Sword are similar in terms of use, they have notable differences that makes picking one over the other necessary to maximize getting boosted attack meters.

Use Shadow Claw for Disabling Targets

Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Disabling Lucario with Shadow Claw

Shadow Claw is a straghtforward attack move that can also disable targets with stun. Having a shorter cooldown time compared to Sacred Sword means that you can consistently alternate between it and a Shield move to keep combos going. Note that it has a shorter range compared to Sacred Sword, which makes it ideal for one-on-one brawls.

Use Sacred Sword for the most Activations

Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Hitting Multiple Enemies with Sacred Sword

Sacred Sword has a longer reach and a wider area of effect compared to Shadow Claw, which makes it a bit hard to control as you line up your shots. However, Sacred Sword allows you to generate more boosted attack meters if you manage to hit multiple enemies. This makes it have a higher damage potential compared to Shadow Claw. Moreover, its longer range allows you to easily get close to targets and get the first strike.

Deal the Final Blow with Unite Move

Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Dealing the Final Hit with Coup de Grace.gif

You will only get Coup De Grace full damage potential when your target is at half health or lower. So, it is best to use it to deliver the final blow to an opponent. Note that knocking down an opponent with the move automatically fills the boosted meter by 2, allowing you to deal more damage after using the unite move.

Coup De Grace: Aegislash Move Effect and Cooldown

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level Objectives
1 - 4 • Secure as many wild Pokemon as you can to level up quickly
• Deal a bit of damage to you enemies in the lane usingShadow Sneak and Iron Defense, but don't be too aggressive
• Play safe until level 5
5 - 9 • Start to get aggressive using Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw
• Reach level 7 as soon as possible to get Iron Head or, preferably, Wide Guard
• Help your allies secure Rotom or Drednaw
• Reach level 9 after securing boss Pokemon to get Coup De Grace
10+ • Continue farming wild Pokemon, securing objectives, and pushing lanes
• Reach at least level 13 before or when Zapdos for a fully-upgraded moveset
• Make sure you have Coup De Grace available when Zapdos arrives
• Try to win a teamfight and secure Zapdos, or take it down quickly using your moves, boosted attacks, and Unite Move to deal the last blow

Jungle Guide

Level Objectives
1 - 5 • Learn Shadow Sneak first to get to Lillipup quickly and defeat it
• Clear the first wave of jungle camps to reach level 5 quickly and get Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw
• Help the top lane first by securing Vespiquen and Combees, getting kills, and scoring points
6 - 9 • Clear the second wave of jungle camps to reach at least level 7 and get Wide Guard
• Help the bottom lane by securing Vespiquen and Combees, getting kills, and scoring points
• If possible, reach level 9 before or when Drednaw spawns to get Coup De Grace
• Secure Drednaw, use your Unite Move to deal the last blow if you have it
10+ • Continue farming wild Pokemon, securing objectives, and pushing lanes
• Reach at least level 13 before or when Zapdos for a fully-upgraded moveset
• Make sure you have Coup De Grace available when Zapdos arrives
• Try to win a teamfight and secure Zapdos, or take it down quickly using your moves, boosted attacks, and Unite Move to deal the last blow

Aegislash Combos

Slice and Dice Combo

Slice and Dice Combo
Iron Head IconSacred Sword Icon or Shadow Claw IconStandard Attack Icon x3
Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Shadow Claw Combo
This combo takes advantage of multiple boosted attack activations while in Sword Forme. Start by initiating a fight with Iron Head, which gives you at least 2 boosted meters upon hit. Immediately activate Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw to switch to Blade Forme. After hitting the target, proceed to bombard it with Standard Attacks and take advantage of the increase in damage. You can repeat the combo if the target is not yet defeated.

Riposte Combo

Riposte Combo
Wide Guard IconSacred Sword IconStandard Attack Icon x2 ► Repeat or Coup De Grace Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Riposte Combo
This combo involves blocking your opponent's initial attacks using Wide Guard then and counter-attacking with Sacred Sword. Start by stunning the target with a Wide Guard to get the first boosted meter. Then, follow it up with a Sacred Sword to switch Aegislash's stance to Blade Forme. Proceed to use all your boosted attack at the target. Repeat the combo if the target is not yet defeated or use Coup De Grace as finisher.

Shield Sustain Combo

Shield Sustain Combo
Sacred Sword IconWide Guard Icon or Iron Head IconStandard Attack Icon x2 ► Repeat or Coup De Grace Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Shield Sustain Combo.gif
This combo focuses on recovering HP in the middle of a brawl. Initiate the fight with Sacred Sword, then activate Wide Guard or Iron Head to switch Aegislash's stance to Shield Forme. Use the boosted attacks you gained to recover lost HP. If the target's HP is low enough, you can finish the combo with Coup De Grace. Otherwise, you can repeat the combo.

Ultimate Combo

Ultimate Combo
Wide Guard Icon or Iron Head IconShadow Claw IconStandard Attack Icon x3► Coup De Grace Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Aegislash Ultimate Combo.gif
This combo is similar to the Slice and Dice combo but has you finishing off the target with a Coup De Grace. Deplete your target's HP low enough with boosted standard attacks, then hit them with the unite move for a clean knockdown. When you defeat an opponent this way, you will get 2 boosted meters, which can be used to clean up any remaining targets.

Matchups & Counters for Aegislash

Aegislash Matchups

Hard Counter
GreedentLucarioSnorlax
Fair Matchup
AbsolBlastoiseBuzzwoleCharizardCinderaceCrustleDecidueyeEspeonGarchompGengarGreninjaMachampMamoswineMr. MimeSlowbroTrevenantTsareenaVenusaurWigglytuff
Good Matchup
Alolan NinetalesAzumarillBlisseyCramorantDelphoxDragoniteDuraludonEldegossGardevoirGlaceonHoopaPikachuSylveonTalonflameZeraora
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Aegislash.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter With Burst Damage and High Durability

Aegislash's strength depends on its boosted attack activations. Countering Aegislash involves using Pokemon that are strong enough to withstand its initial flurry of slashes or knocking it down before it can fill up its boosted meter. Additionally, Aegislash has a relatively slow early game. If you can disrupt its EXP intake, Aegislash won't be able to reach Stance Change passive in the mid-game, which is what makes it powerful.

Pokemon Explanation
Lucario ImageLucario Rating: ★★★★★
• Can out damage Aegislash with fast-paced moves like Extreme Speed.
• Can dodge sword moves with high mobility.
• Strong early game, can exploit Aegislash's slow start.
Greedent ImageGreedent Rating: ★★★★
• Can sustain HP using its Berries and drag fights in its favor.
• Can escape and provide constant knock-ups using Covet.
• Can deal burst damage using Belch.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax Rating: ★★★
Heavy Slam can disrupt sword combos.
• Can soak more damage while in Block.
• Can turn to the offensive using Flail.

Even Matchups for Aegislash

Manage your boosted meter well and only shift to Sword Forme when fighting these Pokemon. It is best to start with a Shield Forme first to block their initial attacks and generate Boosted Attacks.

Strike and Block

All-Rounders
Buzzwole Image Charizard Image Dragonite Image Garchomp Image Machamp Image Tsareena Image
How to Beat
• Fighting these Pokemon will take skill and awareness on when to switch stances - switching to Shield Forme for surivivability and Blade Forme for offense
• Overall, it is best to get the first strike with Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw so you can take them down first.

Use Their HP Against Them

Pokemon with High HP
Blastoise Image Crustle Image Mr. Mime Image Slowbro Image
How to Beat
• Maneuver around them and accumulate Boosted Attacks with either Wide Guard or Iron Head. Proced to bombard them with Sword Forme attacks.
• Once you chip away about 3/4 of their HP, use Coup De Grace on them to deal huge damage or knock them out instantly.

Bait Moves then Counter

Pokemon with Burst Damage
Absol Image Gengar Image
How to Beat
• Quickly counter with a flurry of sword attacks after they attack with their initial burst damage
• Stay on top of them and burst them down with boosted attacks, or deal enough damage to execute them using Coup De Grace.

Do not Fight for too Long

Pokemon with Burst Damage
Mamoswine Image Trevenant Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon have good crowd control moves that can disable long enough for them to get an advantage
• Use Wide Guard to block their moves and easily fill up the boosted meter.
• Only go for the offensive when you have accumulated a lot of boosted meters so you can quickly burst them down.

Cut the Ranged Advantage

Pokemon wit Long Range
Espeon Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• Make the first strike using Sacred Sword and follow up with boosted attacks
• Immediately switch to Shield Forme if you miss and stack up on boosted attacks, then wait for Sacred Sword to be available again
• Use Coup De Grace when needed to execute them

Cast the Sword Wide

Pokemon with High Mobility
Cinderace Image Greninja Image
How to Beat
• It is best to fight these Pokemon when you already have atleast 2 Boosted Attack meters for Sword Forme.
• When they managed to deplete your HP low enough, switch to Shield Forme and recover HP.
• Do not use use Coup De Grace for the finisher as they can easily dodge it with their high mobility.

Easy Matchups for Aegislash

For easy matchups, target Pokemon that can be easily bursted down with multiple Boosted Attacks. Take advantage of Aegislash's high defenses while in Shield Forme to mitigate most of the damage for easy counter attacks.

Get Close and Perform Combos

Pokemon with Low Endurance
Pikachu Image Gardevoir Image Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Sylveon Image Duraludon Image Delphox Image Glaceon Image
How to Beat
• Block their initial attacks with Shield Forme to fill up the boosted meter. Then, switch to Blade Forme and get aggressive once their moves are on cooldown.
• Close the distance between you and the target with Sacred Sword.
• Having low HP means that they will easily fall to Coup de Grace, which will allow Aegislash to get the bonus boosted meters when it knocks down the target.

Cut Off the Supporters

Pokemon with Low Damage
Azumarill Image Blissey Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon can recover HP and shields to sustain themselves during a brawl. However, single combo with Boosted attacks while in Sword Forme can make quick work out of these Pokemon without hassle as long as you can maintain the pressure.
• Cut through the frontline with Sacred Sword and bombard with attacks.

Take Your Beats and Fight Back

Pokemon with Burst Damage
Dragonite Image Talonflame Image Zeraora Image
How to Beat
• Use Shield Forme to absorb their initial burst damage. After the attack, counter with Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw and proceed to pressure them until they get knocked down.

Best Teammates for Aegislash

Pokemon Explanation
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss
Blissey ImageBlissey
Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff
Increases Survivability
Pokemon that provide healing, shielding, and buffs pair perfectly with Aegislash, making up for its low durability, especially in the early game.
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine
Blastoise ImageBlastoise
Provides Reliable CC
Aegislash also pairs well with Pokemon that can stun, immobilize, or disable enemies, allowing Aegislash to burst them down with attacks easily. In addition,their crowd-control moves are the perfect setup for Aegislash's Unite Move.

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Aegislash Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Shadow Sneak ImageShadow Sneak
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Total Damage: 808 / 900
Has the user cast a shadow in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits. After the shadow hits an opposing Pokémon or travels its maximum distance, the user warps to the shadow’s location and deals damage to nearby opposing Pokémon. This also makes the boost count increase.
Sacred Sword ImageSacred Sword
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7.5s
Total Damage: 316/948 / 600/1801
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 Pokemon. Upgrade: Increases the user's Attack for a short time if the triangular zone deals damage to opposing Pokemon.
Shadow Claw ImageShadow Claw
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5.5s
Total Damage: 405/809 / 900/1800
Has the user slash with its blade twice in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokémon it hits. The user then does a final rising slash that deals damage to opposing Pokémon it hits and throws them. The boost count increases by one when at least one of the three slashes hits.
Upgrade: Increases the user’s critical-hit rate for basic attacks, boosted attacks, and all moves except Unite Moves for a short time when the last attack hits.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Iron Defense ImageIron Defense
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type:
Cooldown: 6s
Total Damage: 0 / 0
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.
Wide Guard ImageWide Guard
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type:
Cooldown: 9s
Total Damage: 0 / 0
Has the user focus in place for a short time to create a great shield on itself. When the great shield appears, the user shoves opposing Pokemon that are in front of it. At the same time, the boost count increases by one and the user receives a shield effect. When the great shield disappears, the user again performs a shoving motion in front of itself. If any opposing Pokemon are shoved, their movement speed is decreased for a short time and the boost count increases by one. If all of the HP that is gained from the user's shield effect is depleted before the great shield would have disappeared on its own, the user performs a shoving motion in front of itself, but in this case, it increases the boost count by one unconditionally. Upgrade: Reduces this move's cooldown.
Iron Head ImageIron Head
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Buff
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 7s
Total Damage: 423 / 621
Has the user barrel in the designated direction, dealing damage to any opposing Pokémon 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.
Upgrade: Also increases the user’s Attack for a short time when an attack is blocked by the special shield.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Coup De Grace ImageCoup De Grace
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Area
Damage Type:
Cooldown: 134s
Total Damage: 1973 / 2616
Has the user unleash a ground-splitting slash in the designated direction, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits. The lower the opposing Pokémon’s percentage of remaining HP, the more damage the move deals. If this Unite Move knocks out an opposing Pokémon, the boost count increases.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack 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 and additional damage based on Enemy's Max HP. 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.

Ability (Passive)

No Guard ImageNo Guard
Honedge / Doublade IconHonedge / Doublade

Increases received damage and dealt damage.
Stance Change ImageStance Change
Aegislash IconAegislash

Allows the Pokémon to switch between Blade Forme and Shield Forme. Using a blade move changes the user to Blade Forme, which increases the user’s movement speed, Attack (+20), and basic attack speed. Using a shield move changes the user to Shield Forme, and its Defense and Sp. Def are increased.

Aegislash Stats & Evolutions

Aegislash Evolutions

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
Honedge.pngHonedge
(Lv. 1)
Honedge.pngDoublade
(Lv. 5)
Honedge.pngAegislash
(Lv. 7)

Aegislash Stats

The two numbers for Aegislash denotes the stats for
Sword Forme / Shield Forme
Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3000 50 35 168
2 3062 53 37 171
3 3136 56 39 174
4 3225 60 42 178
5 3547 75 52 192
6 3675 81 56 198
7 4259 108/308 75/215 323/223
8 4444 117/342 81/241 341/231
9 4665 127/377 88/268 361/241
10 4931 139/414 97/297 384/253
11 5250 154/454 107/327 407/267
12 5632 172/497 119/359 434/284
13 6091 193/543 134/394 464/304
14 6641 219/569 152/412 488/328
15 7302 250/650 174/474 537/357

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Aegislash In-Game Stat Listings

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
3.5 Stars.png 2 Stars.png 4 Stars.png 2.5 Stars.png 0.5 Stars.png

Aegislash Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
AegislashOrange Unite StyleOrange Unite Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 400
AegislashPurple Unite StylePurple Unite Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 400
AegislashBeach StyleBeach Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 400
AegislashNoble StyleNoble Style
Zirco Trading:
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