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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 (11/16)

Version 1.7.1.11 Balance Patch Notes

Aegislash Move Changes (November 16)
Standard Attack Image
Standard Attack
Boosted Attack: Maximum damage dealt on Wild Pokemon decreased.
Coup De Grace Image
Coup De Grace
• Maximum damage dealt on Wild 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.
1.7.1.11 Boosted Attack: Maximum damage dealt on Wild Pokemon decreased.

Shadow Sneak

1.7.1.7 Damage decreased from 950 to 760. (-20%)
1.7.1.9 Damage decreased from 760 to 678. (-11%) Cooldown increased from 5s to 6s. (+1s) Move now learned at Level 1 or 3.

Iron Head

1.7.1.7 Cooldown reduction from blocking an attack increased.

Coup De Grace

1.4.1.4 Fixed an issue regarding Coup de Grace causing players' screens to darken.
1.7.1.11 Maximum damage dealt on Wild Pokemon decreased.

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.
1.7.1.9 Reduced Defense-ignoring effect of this move.

Aegislash Basic Info

Aegislash
Aegislash.jpg
Tier Rating: A 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
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Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ High damage output with Boosted Attacks.
✔︎ Flexible playstyle. Can go on any lane.
✔︎ Can sustain itself with HP recovery while in Shield Forme.
✖︎ Slow early to mid game.
✖︎ Stance Change has a very high skill ceiling. Not for everyone.

Best Builds for Aegislash

Aegislash Builds

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

Bruiser Build

Bruiser Build
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Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +45
Critical-Hit Rate: +2%
HP: +210
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 balanced build centered on dealing and tanking damage using Sacred Sword and Wide Guard. It aims to offer everything you need to make Aegislash a well-rounded Pokemon on the battlefield, regardless of team composition.

For offense, Razor Claw increases Aegislash's lethality when it chains its moves together with its Boosted Attacks. It also adds a slow effect to your targets, making it easier for you to unleash your attacks. For defense, Focus Band boosts Aegislash's defensive stats and makes the Pokemon more durable. Moreover, it also provides a healing effect when Aegislash's HP falls dangerously low, allowing the Pokemon to survive intense battles. Finally, for utility, Weakness Policy adds both HP and Attack for Aegislash. It also converts damage taken into more Attacks that the Pokemon can use to get ahead in a brawl.

Full Heal provides extra protection from hard crowd control. Make sure to activate the item before engaging in a fight, especially against Defenders or other All-Rounders that can pin you down. 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.

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
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This is a build centered on increasing Aegislash's critical-hit rate through items and Shadow Claw. Since this is an all-in, damage build, expect to play cautiously and only engage in a fight whenever there is an opening. It is best to seek out opponents isolated from their group for easy knockdowns. To get the most out of this build, it is recommended to take the jungler role to get the EXP advantage for ganking lanes. Wide Guard is your survivability move that also increases your boosted attack count when you get hit, always use it before Shadow Claw to get extra boosted activations!

Muscle Band, Scope Lens, and Razor Claw provide all the firepower you need to decimate single targets with critical hits. X Attack adds more damage and increases Aegislash's attack speed for a short time. Alternatively, you can use Slow Smoke instead if you want to pin targets in place for more pressure.

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 andCritical-Hit Rate. If you can, try to get a bit of HP too. You can freely trade Sp. Atk.

Full Stack Build

Full 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
Positive Stats:
HP
Attack
Movement Speed
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

This build runs score-related Held Items that significantly increase Aegislash's stats every time it scores a goal (up to 6 times). It is best used in a coordinated team for easier, early-game scoring. Since Aegislash does not have a full dash move, you will have to rely on the effects of both Sacred Sword and Iron Head to maneuver around opponents. However, it is still best to only score when there is an opening or when opponents have yet to respawn to avoid falling in battle.

Attack Weight and Score Shield give a significant amount of Attack and HP, respectively, each time you score a goal. Score Shield, on the other hand, gives you protection from getting interrupted from scoring and gives extra durability via increased HP.

X Speed is a great item for the build, allowing you to get aggressive, defensive, or escape from opponents when scoring points. However, if you want a more direct way of repositioning Aegislash, you can run Eject Button instead.

Your Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for maximum Attack stat and 4 White Emblems for extra survivability. Equip Emblems that improve Attack, HP, and Movement Speed. You can freely trade Sp. Atk.

Aegislash Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Attack Weight.pngAttack Weight Attack Weight increases Aegislash Attack stat each time it scores a goal. Getting the full amount of stacks makes Aegislash's boosted attacks more deadly.
Aeos Cookie.pngAeos Cookie Each stack of Aeos Cookie significantly increases Aegislash's HP up to 6 times. Getting the full amount of stacks turns Aegislash into an undying juggernaut.
Score Shield.pngScore Shield Score Shield protects Aegislash from getting interrupted while scoring goals. It is best used in builds that run score-related items.
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. 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 57
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Sacred Sword & Iron Head 4
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Shadow Claw & Wide Guard 8
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Shadow Claw & Iron Head 10
Votes

Let us know why in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Sacred Sword & Wide Guard 129
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Sacred Sword & Iron Head 25
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Shadow Claw & Wide Guard 17
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Shadow Claw & Iron Head 12
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How to Play Aegislash

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Rush to Level 7

Aegislash's power spike starts at level 7 where it has both of its primary moves. Focus on leveling up as fast as possible while avoiding fights in the early game. Once you reach level 7, you can start to get aggressive.

Take the Jungle

Putting Aegislash in the jungle is the safest and most efficient way to level up. It's highly recommended to take the Jungler role since Aegislash benefits greatly from the solo farm it gets.

Jungle Guide and Best Junglers

Switch Stances to Adapt

Forme Effects Boosted Attack

Shield Forme
Increases Sp. Def and Defense stats. Deals low damage
but heals Aegislash and reduces Shadow Claw or Sacred Sword's cooldown by one (1) each hit.

Blade Forme
Increases Movement Speed, Attack, and basic Attack Speed. Deals additional damage based on the target's max HP
but does not heal Aegislash.

One significant skill you have to learn to utilize Aegislash is knowing when to switch stances. Each stance boosts specific stats and changes the effects of your Boosted Attacks, allowing you to utilize them and adapt to the scenario at hand.

Stance Change: Aegislash Ability Effect and Cooldown

Switch to Blade Forme when Initiating

Always switch to Blade Forme when initiating fights or to put some pressure on your opponents. The increased movement speed, Attack, attack speed, and the HP-based damage from your Boosted Attacks help you shred enemies quickly. However, be careful of Pokemon with disables since they can punish your aggression with just a single stun.

Switch to Shield Forme while Blade Moves are on Cooldown

Switch to Shield Forme to survive fights or to hasten the cooldown of Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw. The increased defenses, and HP recovery and cooldown reduction effects from your Boosted Attacks should buy you enough time to reengage enemies.

Keep Generating Boosted Attacks

Since Boosted Attacks play a central role in Aegislash's gameplay, constantly generating them is essential. Remember that the effects of your Boosted Attacks change based on your Stance (Blade Forme or Shield Forme). Moreover, it's important to note that Aegislash doesn't gain Boosted Attacks simply by attacking but instead requires using moves.

Use Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw

Hitting enemies with Sacred Sword or Shadow Claw generates Boosted Attacks. Use them to initiate fights and hit as many enemies as you can to gain Boosted Attacks.

Use Wide Guard for Efficiency

Although Iron Head can also generate Boosted Attacks, Wide Guard has been proven to be more efficient. Activate Wide Guard when you're close to enemies since it has a short range and only hits enemies in front of you. Also, you can bait out enemy moves and attacks, then use Wide Guard to gain Boosted Attacks as you take damage.

Wide Guard: Aegislash Move Effect and Cooldown

Deal the Final Blow with Coup De Grace

Knocking out opponents with Coup De Grace also generates Boosted Attacks for each target, allowing you to keep the offense going as you defeat enemies.

Coup De Grace: Aegislash Move Effect and Cooldown

Use Coup De Grace to Secure KOs

Since Coup De Grace deals more damage the lower the target's HP is, it's best to use it to deal the killing blow instead of starting fights with it. Doing so makes the opponents be extremely careful when fighting you since they'll know you can easily defeat them when their HP gets low enough.

Coup De Grace: Aegislash Move Effect and Cooldown

Secure Boss Pokemon

Coup De Grace is a great tool to secure boss Pokemon like Regieleki or Rayquaza since it deals more damage the lower the target's HP is. However, it requires proper timing to deal the final blow, otherwise, it just deals damage.

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 using Shadow 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 Regieleki
• 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 Rayquaza for a fully-upgraded moveset
• Make sure you have Coup De Grace available when Rayquaza arrives
• Try to win a teamfight and secure Rayquaza, 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 Xatu 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 Altaria and Swablus, 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 Altaria and Swablus, getting kills, and scoring points
• If possible, reach level 9 before or when Regieleki spawns to get Coup De Grace
• Rotate to the top lane and help secure Regieleki, and 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 Rayquaza for a fully-upgraded moveset
• Make sure you have Coup De Grace available when Rayquaza arrives
• Try to win a teamfight and secure Rayquaza, 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
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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
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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
ClefableGreedentLucarioSnorlax
Fair Matchup
AbsolBlastoiseBuzzwoleCharizardCinderaceCrustleDecidueyeDodrioDragapultDuraludonEspeonGarchompGengarGreninjaMachampMamoswineMewMr. MimeScizorSlowbroTrevenantTsareenaTyranitarUrshifuVenusaurWigglytuffZoroark
Good Matchup
Alolan NinetalesAzumarillBlisseyCramorantDelphoxDragoniteDuraludonEldegossGardevoirGlaceonHoopaPikachuSableyeSylveonTalonflameZeraora
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 Scizor Image Tsareena Image Urshifu 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 Dodrio Image Gengar Image Mew Image Zoroark Image
How to Beat
• Block their initial burst damage with Wide Guard and quickly counter with a flurry of sword attacks after.
• 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 Tyranitar 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 with Long Range
Dragapult Image 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
Blissey Image Eldegoss Image Hoopa Image Sableye 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
Azumarill Image 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
Mew ImageMew
Venusaur ImageVenusaur
Easy enemy takedowns
These Pokemon have powerful burst attacks and are capable of stunning enemies from a safe distance, allowing Aegislash to concentrate on dealing damage.
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime
Sableye ImageSableye
Stuns and Debuffs
These Pokemon have means of inflicting debuffs and shutting down targets with their moves. This allows Aegislash to catch up and take enemies down easier when pushing lanes.
Slowbro ImageSlowbro
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Tanky Disablers
These Pokemon can lead the charge and help Aegislash setup its attacks with their disabling moves during a lane push or when securing objectives.
Absol ImageAbsol
Zoroark ImageZoroark
High Burst Damagers
These Pokemon help contribute damage through pinning down enemies with combos and burst attacks. While it's still recommended to go with either a Defender or Supporter ally, Speedsters are a huge help when trying to dominate lanes as early as possible.
Machamp ImageMachamp
Urshifu ImageUrshifu
Hard-hitting Initiators
These Pokemon are very dependable allies as they have means to buff or sustain themselves. Whether it's securing objectives or pushing lanes, Machamp and Urshifu are built to initiate clashes, stun enemies, and create openings for their teammates.

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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: 6s
Total Damage: 612 (Per Hit: 306 x2) / 678 (Per Hit: 339 x2)
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: Status
Cooldown: 7s
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: Physical
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.
After using Coup De Grace, the Pokemon gains the following buff(s) for a few seconds:

Shield granted. Movement Speed increased and reduced move cooldowns for a short time.

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
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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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