JUSTICAR AATROX SKIN REVIEW
Justicar Aatrox is interesting in concept as it presents a being of war with another interpretation.
Instead of an evil force that draws humans towards conflict he becomes a celestial saviour at the vanguard of battles.
His aesthetic displays him under a more polished and less mundane light.
This allows for a fresh new look at Aatrox but also removes the intrinsic and appealing viciousness of his appearance and manners.
Regardless, the result accomplishes an appealing look that manages a feel akin to an angel of war.
The particles seal the deal and even if they aren’t impressive they work well to cohesively finish the theme; especially the halo present during Massacre.
Overall, Justicar Aatrox effectively reinterprets the Darkin Blade.
The result isn’t perfect but it’s certainly nicely done.
JUSTICAR AATROX SKIN INFO
- He shares this theme with Justicar Syndra.
- Justicar Aatrox is meant to resemble Aatrox through the depictions of him by the people whom he saved.
- When he recalls in Justicar Aatrox, he looks up and slowly ascends into the sky.
JUSTICAR AATROX SPLASH ART
- The piece centres all attention on Aatrox to the point of leaving the background as an afterthought that simply fills space.
- One look at the background is clear enough: it’s barren, diffuse and hardly serves as more than a frame for Aatrox celestial presence.
- Even if there are gusts and the peaks are covered with snow in places it all hardly says anything. Conversely, Aatrox displays all of his supernatural magnificence in a rather static but evident way.
- His physique is clearly visible and the confluence of magical energy, pristine armour plus dented blade and torn wings is interesting.
- It speaks of an elevated being that isn’t above putting his hands to work.
- The way in which he is shaded, which isn’t unusual, actually reinforces this: his head bathed in celestial light and his feet dark with the taint of the world below. All in all, it’s a surprisingly good portrayal that does more than display a skin: it adds symbolism to it.
- Regardless, that may be a matter of interpretation or accidental luck.
- Because, when we add the background and vague lower body we find a polarized piece.