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Aegislash Pokedex & learnset

Aegislash Shield Forme sprite Aegislash Blade Forme sprite

asked Oct 24, 2013 by MovesetBot
edited Oct 24, 2013 by Pokemaster
Plenty of Kalos will be OU.
Plenty? I dont think so...
Aegislash is a bit of a hit or miss with Stance Change so I prefer an eviolite Doublade with Hairy Shed's staple moveset and protect instead of King's Shield.
If you think about the amount of Knock Off nowadays, no item on Aegislash is a pretty decent option. People will usually suspect the Weakness Policy if they don't see the Leftovers and might avoid throwing supereffective moves. On top of that, no item also makes Knock Off no concern at all, unless it's from a Crawdaunt. (Life Orb Bisharp still has to 2HKO with Knock Off on a 252 HP Aegislash)

19 Answers

7 votes

Sweeper Set

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This guy is literally DESIGNED to use swords dance, if you don't have the move in your moveset, then what's the point in using him? By the way if this guy doesn't get into OU I will figuratively sh*t myself.

Aegislash @ Life Orb/Shell Bell/Weakness Policy
Trait: Stance Change
EV's: 252 Atk/128 Def/128 SpDef
Nature: Adamant (+Atk/-SpAtk)

  • Swords Dance
  • King's Shield
  • Shadow Sneak
  • Sacred Sword

The strategy for this beastly sword is to use his shield form (helped with defencive EVs) to set up with Swords Dance, all the while annoying physical attackers with King's Shield, switch to blade form (helped with attack EVs) and then start sweeping with priority Shadow Sneak.
If you're up against a Normal or Dark type, or ANY Pokemon for that matter that resists your Shadow Sneak, use King's Shield to switch back to shield form, and then slaughter the enemy with Sacred Sword the following turn.
This guy may also shine in trick room, but I haven't tried it yet.

answered Oct 24, 2013 by Hairy Shed
edited Mar 17 by Hairy Shed
MASSIVE EDIT: Ok so if any of you guys read my previous post I'll tell you right now I was completely WRONG about Aegislash's stats 'swapping'. I've done some testing with my Aegislash and I think this is more or less correct.

*Deep Breath*

Justin, when Aegislash changes Formes its OVERALL stats do not swap. Its BASE stats, however, do. In Shield Forme Aegislash's base Defense and Special Defense stats are 150 and its base Attack and Special Attack stats are 50. This means 0 IVs, 0 EVs, and a nature that does not boost/hinder any of these stats. When Aegislash switches to Blade Forme, the BASE VALUES of these stats switch. IVs, EVs, and Nature are then applied to the stat to give the OVERALL value. The same can be said when Aegislash changes back to Shield Forme. Therefore you DO want an Aegislash with a Nature that boosts its Attack stat (i.e. Adamant) and invest EVs in Attack and breed for Attack IVs if you're going for a physically offensive moveset and want as much power as possible. If you have an Aegislash with an Adamant nature and 252 Attack EVs its OVERALL Attack stat in Shield Forme will be around 110. When Aegislash changes to Blade Forme, this will become closer to 220. With 31 Attack IVs these stats will go even higher.

Ok, I hope I got it (mostly) right this time :P.
This is basically the staple moveset on Aegislash.
Personally i think shadow claw is better because for one its more powerful, and i know shadow sneak gets powered up by swords dance but still so does shadow claw, secondly shadow claw has the critical hit boost, and the third and most important point comes back to power. What if you under estimate your opponent   
and shadow sneak doesn't kill them, you will be stuck in his fragile attack form ready to be destroyed where as shadow claw that wont happen if aegislash is slow enough
*edit*: ive been thinking and im gonna try with shadow sneak and test this myself then decide but any additional feedback helps
I'm trying to get a adamant nature honedge right now but I thought a smart idea would be to send out ninjask first, use agility plus speed boost ability so +4 speed levels then protect to plus 5 then use baton pass on aegislash so he can take out his opponents. And if something bad happens send out cresselia and use lunar dance to revive ninjask or aegislash. Perfect single battle team.
He is now uber in showdown, happy?
3 votes

Defensive set

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Aegislash @ Leftovers
Trait: Stance Change
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spd

  • King's Shield
  • Pursuit
  • Toxic
  • Gyro Ball

I'm telling you, this thing will be the troll of the Generation. With off the charts base stats and a diverse move pool for both of its forms, it'll dominate for sure.

King's Shield scares off physical attacks as many of their moves make contact, thus lowering their attack. It allows Aegislash to recover health with Leftovers and Toxic stall the opponent to death. Pursuit punishes anything that tries to run away, as Aegislash's Blade form has 150 base Attack which will leave a dent in a lot of Pokemon. Toxic allows Aegislash to spread status as it scares the opponent out with their Attack drop, and goes well with King's Shield. Finally, Gyro Ball hits fast Pokemon that may try to set up their Speed boosts. It also hits Choice Scarfers and other fast Pokemon for lots of damage, particularly things like Weavile and Gengar who might have a go at Aegislash's weakness to Ghost and Dark due to the Steel type nerf this Gen. It also prevents Aegislash from becoming useless after a Taunt.

answered Oct 24, 2013 by ƒιzz
edited Oct 24, 2013 by ƒιzz
Just a suggestion, but for this set I think the EV spread would be better off as: 252 HP, 188 Sp. Def, 68 Def, considering the ever present possibility that you will be taking special hits.
Hiya!  I just had the most amazing luck, I was searching for a few honedge and on my second one I found a shiny!!!, my first ever wild one!!! So awesome, anyway I want to train it but it's a hardy nature, you think his would be the best move set for a hardy? What ev tweaks do you guys recommend? First post on the site love it! Keep up the great pokework
The natures don't really break the sets here (although they do help out with the desired role) so any of the movesets here will still work. Same with EVs, as these are more of the basic EV spreads since it would be a bit silly to tweak defensive and speed EVs without knowing tier placements. If you're looking for an ingame moveset, go with the more offensive ones though, as while walling does work ingame, it takes forever and is just more frustrating than anything else.
I'm also happy.  On my 94th egg, I was able to obtain a shiny, 5IV Brave Honedge that is missing its speed stat.  I haven't checked its speed stat, but hopefully its low.  I got it yesterday and it is now a level 46 Aegislash.  Man, I'm super excited.  However I didn't know the correct EVs to put into him, and made them 252 attack and 128 in each defense.  In attack stance he still has a 170 special attack, and I believe a 222 in attack at level 50.  Should he be mixed?  Or should i go all out physical?
If you wanting a strong gyro baller send out a shuckle with its dream world ability that swaps stat moves. (Aka: swords dance lowers your attack by 3) this is great for suprising stat lowers while shuckle is active. Let shuckle use shell smash to lower speed and increase defences. Follow with a baton pass to aegislash and there is a gyro ball slugger. (I think shuckle can learn baton pass, if not get somebody to use psych up to copy shuckles stats then use baton pass. But then this would be a double battle. ALSO: I can give out shuckles if you need it.
3 votes

This Pokemon has a wonderful ability, allowing it to set up in Defensive mode, then attack with new stats. And like some other Pokemon it can go for a Double Dancing set.

Aegislash @ Leftovers
Trait: Stance Change
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Autotomize
- Iron Head
- Shadow Claw/Sacred Sword

While this set is walled by a few Pokemon, steel types in general, it does have strong power and Duo STABs. Iron Head just got popular with the new fairy typing, and with STAB and chance to flinch you'll be doin just fine. Shadow Claw is next STAB with good critical hit chance. However if you go Sacred Sword you get walled by less pokes, though you lose out on STAB. Jellicent is still an issue however. Sacred Sword is probably the preferred option.

answered Oct 24, 2013 by MrKijani
edited Oct 25, 2013 by MrKijani
Autotomize is bestest.
what is aegislash without kings sheild

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tooshay end of silence
An Aegislash without King's Shield.
king'd shield is its best move, you should find a way to include it in :)
no its not its best move :P its to predictable; which makes this set pretty darn good that giving you the chance to set up Automize when people expect King's Shield
wait.. how is this walled by steel types?
Would you recommend Brave nature for this set?
3 votes

Doublade

Doublade is the Evolution of Honedge that deserves just as much recognition as it's bigger brother Aegislash, who quickly rose to fame among the Competitive Community by obviously superior Stats, Movepool, and Typing. But many forget that Doublade is his little brother; a Knight in training if you can, that deserves at least 50% of the credit and honor it's Evolution does- the [Twin] Sword Pokemon is the bridge between Aegislash and Sacred Sword after all. However, despite this, it is nonetheless overshadowed by it's Evolution, naturally. Why would anyone use this guy over a bigger, better version? This is why!


Swords Dance+Automize- "Rebellion"

Doublade (M) @ Eviolite
Trait: No Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 248 Atk / 8 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Shadow Claw
- Sacred Sword
- Swords Dance
- Autotomize

The arguably better DoubleDance'er of the Honedge Evolutions, Doublade's own "Pre-Evolution" Status gives it a 50% Boost to both it's Defense and Special Defense, bringing it to a superior Base Defense at 225 and a decent Base 75 Special Defense, as opposed to Aegislash's Blade Form's 50/50 Defensive Stats. Without having to rely on King's Shield to Switch between Offense and Defense, "Rebellion" attempts to rebel against it's bigger brother, showing that it is the better of the two with immediate Offense.

answered Oct 25, 2013 by Enoch.EXE
edited Oct 31, 2013 by Pokemaster
It's Autotomize :l
Corrected.
2 votes

An attacker when need it, a defender when you want it
Brave
Stance Change
Kasib Berry
- Usually Aegislash would be KO'ed or massively damage by Ghost moves, but not with a Kasib
40 HP/ 252 Attack/ 119 Defense/ 99 Sp.Def
Sword Dance- It raises its Attack by two
Iron Head- It does 80 damage, and has a 30% chance of flinch
Shadow Claw- Does 70 damage, and a higher critical hit ratio (1⁄8)
King's Shield-Protects Aegislash from attacks & if hit, it lower the attacking Pokémon's Attack.

answered Dec 3, 2013 by FenaFox
i would recomend you to do some calculations about overall damage (check smogon for that), aegislash gets better bulk when growing its HP when in shield mode and growing all 3 defensive stats simultaneously on blade mode.... also... since its nature doesnt affect nor defense nor sp def, it wont be getting anything extra for having a odd number on those stats.... and i believe that at least for lvl 50, it doesnt grow attack anymore with brave nature after 248 or 246 EVs (dont remember the actual number)
How has this moveset not been voted at all?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! You CAN NOT have an Aegislash without swords dance or king's shield- especially king's shield because you need it to transform into shield forme and not get KO'd by weak moves. The only strategy for an Aegislash is to swords dance in shield forme, KO your opponent in one hit and then transform back into shield forme with king's shield. You want shadow claw and iron head for stab(1.5x power if moves are same type as pokemon). I don't know why loads of people say shadow sneak because it is so weak and the last thing an Aegislash wants is to attack first and be left vulnerable to DEATH in blade forme. You also don't want special moves like shadow ball. Why? Think about swords dance and what stat it raises... Yeah. I may sound like a droning weirdo and I probably am (at least I admit it), but I know what I'm talking about. My brother has an Aegislash with this exact moveset and it is the only pokemon left at the end of every battle except maybe his Yvetal. The only way I can think of to beat it is my Mega Mewtwo or and Yvetal that knows taunt. That is this moveset's one weakness- taunt. But there is a simple solution- switch out. So all in all this moveset is unbeatable. I could beat an Arceus more easily than this! I would vote for your answer but I can't get it working. The only person my brother can't beat with his Aegislash is a hacker with a Terrakion that is faster than a full speed EV'd Crobat, which is technically impossible. Trust me, this moveset with this pokemon is UNBEATABLE. You do not want to feel the suffering I felt against this dark beast. YOU DON'T. This comment (essay) is so long that nobody will pay attention or read it, but I don't care because I am giving hope to this person who gave a great answer that people don't like. I don't care that nobody will read this, but if someone does, I hope they learn something about this DEMON of a pokemon. You are a great guy.
This moveset is probably the best up here but I'd  go for the weakness policy over the berry as it makes up for the fact that if they have an advantage on you then it would be hard to get in a swords dance so this raises the attack in hope of being able to KO the opponent. Also I find that defensive EVs work better and wouldn't adamant be better than brave anyway?
1 vote

doubles/ singles TR sweeper
Aegislash @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 204 Atk / 252 HP / 52 SDef
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spd
- King's Shield
- Iron Head
- Sacred Sword
- Swords Dance

okay, while similar to others, this is meant for TR.

answered Oct 24, 2013 by tazzie
Whats TR?
Trick Room
1 vote

Being a noob and using gimmicks

Special Offensive Set that is an obvious gimmick and really really sucks

I made this set for no particular reason, and I've been using it occasionally. It's an okay set in all seriousness, since it has a better chance against Pokemon which try beat Aegislash with Will-o-wisp and such (Hello Rotom-W).
Aegislash @ Leftovers
Trait: Stance Change
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
- Shadow Ball
- Flash Cannon
- HP Fighting
- Substitute

With base 150 special attack you'd wonder why people wouldn't use a special set. Then you look at Aegislash's access to King's Shield and Swords Dance, and it's barren special movepool. Yup that's why,
Anyway. Trying to make do with Aegislash's dodgy special movepool sucks, but Shadow Ball and Flash Cannon are decent STABs with good enough coverage. HP Fighting rounds off the set, giving Aegislash something else to use. Hidden Power Fighting has the potential to KO Pyroar after Stealth Rock damage which is always nice. Also Flash Cannon can 2HKO even fully special defense invested Florges (From what I've seen, that's kinda uncommon) though wish suxaphones. This guy is kinda hit and run once sub gets broken =/ so his not that great.
Itemwise, Leftovers to give more substitutes of course :>. Evs = much special attack, and rest is slapped onto hp. Idgaf where the other 4 goes.
Anyway. The reason for running this set, is obviously the suprise factor on teams who bring defensive walls, will-o-wisp users, switch in Pyroar etc. who then find to their horror a specially offensive Aegislash.

answered Nov 17, 2013 by Sempiternus
Such nub
KoD you little call me a scrub but yet you use special set
1 vote

Aegislash (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Stance Change
EVs: 240 HP / 16 Atk / 252 SAtk
Quiet Nature
- Shadow Ball
- Shadow Sneak
- Sacred Sword
- King's Shield

answered Dec 27, 2013 by Mewderator
There can be no SWORD pokemon without SWORD dance
That's actually BS. This set is a complete monster and 10 times better than the Sword's Dance set now that the meta has adapted. Shadow Ball basically 2HKO's anything really.
1 vote

I present to you... my Aegislash set.

Aegislash

Aegislash @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
Adamant Nature
- King's Shield
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Sneak
- Sacred Sword or Shadow Ball

This is the way to run a competitive Aegislash. Swords Dance, Swords Dance, use that Weakness Policy, use King's Shield when you feel like you need to, and then you can sweep. And just when a physical wall comes in/you're burned, surprise, here's a Shadow Ball.

Hope you like it.

answered Jul 1 by Pimplup
1 vote

Now that this little fella is Uber ( ;_; ), we need a new set for him.
Y U editing? Jack gtfo.
Aegislash @ Weakness Policy
EVs: 252 Atk / 34 Def / 34 SpD / 188 Spe
Ability: Stance Change
- Shadow Claw
- Iron Head
- King's Shield
- Sacred Sword

The spread is a little shifty, but it works.
Iron Head for dem GeoXers, and Kyurem-W
Shadow Claw for dem Lugias, Mewtows and Deo N/A/S.
King's Shield because Weakness Policy.
Sacred Sword for dem Dialgas, MLucs,EKiller Arceus (dat immunity tho), Mega Moms and Darkrais (lol dont send him against Darkrai).

answered Aug 6 by Sir Terlor
edited Aug 6 by Sir Terlor
Umm... no, it's not.
Oh, you mean on Showdown!  Ah, so official.  But I guess you have a point.
252 Atk Aegislash-Blade Shadow Claw vs. 252 HP / 176+ Def Multiscale Lugia: 81-96 (19.4 - 23%) -- possible 6HKO after Leftovers recovery
Great.
I use something similer with the same moves
>176+ Defense Lugia
u wot? also, Multiscale is OP
0 votes

Mixed Sweeper

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Aegislash @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 88 Att/ 252 Sp.Att/ 168 Spd
Nature: Rash (-SpDef, +Sp.Att)

  • Automize
  • Shadow Sneak/ Shadow Ball
  • Sacred Sword
  • Flash Cannon/ Hidden Power [Ice]

Weird how no sets listed here are Mixed since Aegislash has good Attack & Special Attack stats. The plan is to switch Aegislash into something it counters and while the opponents switches out you pull off an Automize and when the other Pokemon comes in, you may be able to pull off yet another Automize since Aegislash in it's Shield form is pretty hard to OHKO (even with Rash). You may even get lucky to get the Weakness Policy to activate which puts you into +2 Attack and +2 Special Attack (which puts your Attack stat at 716 and your Special Attack stat at 876). +2 Speed will put your Speed stat at 396 and +4 Speed will put you at a Speed stat of 594. Shadow Sneak is priority and STAB (priority never hurts) or you can go for a STAB Shadow Ball instead. Sacred Sword helps with coverage and Hidden Power [Ice] is for Gliscor and Landorus-T or you can go with Flash Cannon for STAB.

Tips: Having Stealth Rocks up will be very helpful to Aegislash since it'll be able to get past Pokemon with Sturdy or are holding a Focus Sash. This set is good for late game sweeping.

answered Dec 24, 2013 by Spark Pichu
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Aegislash (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Stance Change
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Brave Nature
- Shadow Sneak
- Iron Head
- Shadow Claw
- Sacred Sword

answered Dec 27, 2013 by Mewderator
not having king's shield is risky since aegislash is not fast.... specially since you are not putting nor nature nor EVs on speed, while on blade mode you will be an easy kill
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Mixed Aegislash (I like mixed sweepers.)

Aegislash@Life Orb
EV's 252 Attack/ 252 Sp. Attack/ 4 D
Nature: Bold

Moveset:

King's Shield
Shadow Ball
Iron Head
Toxic

The idea here is that the Aegislash will use King's Shield and go to Shield mode. Then it will use Toxic. (Unless facing Steel or Poison.) Since it has not good speed it will use Toxic after the opponent attacks and Aegislash in Shield mode is hard to kill, even with a Ghost type. Shadow Ball is STAB and Iron Head is STAB and takes out Fairies.

answered Jan 3 by ShadowBlade97
since you are doing a mixed attacker.... why do you choose a nature that reduces one of your attacks? wouldnt make more sense to have a nature that reduces a stat you wont be using much? (i would recommend speed, but a defense might work too if you wanna go with a speedy aegislash..... i still dont like speedy aegislash tho)
The nature is completely messed up
I agree with Cabasho
Use shadow claw>shadow ball and go for a physical, or use flash cannon>iron head and go for a special. If you really want a mixed, go for a different nature.
0 votes

Ok I am new to this site so please do not scream at me if The set is awful

Aegislash @leftovers
Ability: Stance Change
Nature: Hasty (+speed -def)with king's shield defence isn't a problem

Shadow Ball/ Shadow Sneak
Flash Cannon/ Iron head
King's Shield
Substitude/ Swords Dance

Bold words are Preferred

First Sub up to prevent status problem like burn then King's Shield to get leftovers hp back.
Then sweep with special set cuz things like burn, intimidate, and the opposing aegislash's king shield may wreck you up if you want a physical set, or priority STAB is good too.

answered Jan 13 by Amos Chee
i dont like using a speedy aegislash since it will attack before some pokemons and be attaked after that by said pokemons while in blade mode.... even more if you are reducing your defense... having a substitute might work on it if you are doing that but you could minimize damage alltogether been hit while in shield mode and attacking afterwards.... also you are not usign automatize so you wont be sweeping that much since aegislash speed is not THAT great (most sweepers would have at least 1.5 times the speed of aegislash), u will be often attacked both before and after attacking... i dont really recomend it =/.... i do like the special attaks tho for the reasons u mentioned among others
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For those who remember Brave Fencer Musashi, I present you with Lumina
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Say whatever you wanna but I trully believe that special aegislash does quiet good, it might lack sword dance, and the secondary effect of the attacks might not activate that often, but it has 3 advantages over his physical brother:
1) people are expecting physical Aegislash
2) since you cant set up, also means you wont take a turn to setup (wich most people will expect you to), you can choose to attack right away or use toxic on difficult opponents
3) since aegislash will be attacking every other turn (using king's shield to avoid been attacked while in blade form), he can stall for pasive damage generated by toxic wich will be using the sword's dance slot

Aegislash @ Leftovers/Weakness Policy
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 252HP / 252Sp.Atk / 6 Def or Sp.Def (recomend Sp.Def)
Nature: Quiet/Relaxed/Sassy
King's Shield
Toxic/Hidden Power
Flash Cannon
Shadow Ball

would be awesome if this little assassin could learn nasty plot (i would probably just drol for a whole day just staring at it) but if you are lucky, the sp.def drop of the 2 attacks might trigger making you hit a bit harder and passive damage is quiet useful with this poke. You could run Hidden Power instead of Toxic or any of the other attacks for coverage... but I like toxic =P. you could also run weakness policy and enjoy the +2 you missed from a sword dance if you dont mind not having recovery (or if you have other staller using it when item clause is active)

On the other hand, the secondary abilities of all the attacks do actually serve a purpose while iron head's flinch wont even matter since you will be attacking last (ideally), shadow sneak might get you a kill but will leave you wide open for any incomming attack since it has priority, gyro ball will hit hard sweepers, but the damage is not that good against other slow pokes,

answered Feb 12 by Cabasho
This is a good set.
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Aegislash

@ Sitrus Berry
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Adamant Nature
252 Attack / 152 HP / 50 Def / 50 Sp Def
Trait: Stance Change
Moveset:

- Shadow Sneak
- Sacred Sword / Iron Head
- King's Shield
- Swords Dance

answered May 26 by ~~Dazzling Sylveon~~
0 votes

Similar to fizz's set, but different:

Aegislash @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp.Def, 4 sp.atk
Nature: Careful
Ability: Stance Change

King's Shield
Toxic
Iron Defence
Shadow Ball/Flash Cannon

With 150 in both defences in shield forme, this guy makes an amazing staller. I invested in Sp.Def because King's Shield and Iron Defence walls physical attackers.
King's Shield is to prevent damage and harm physical attackers, as said above, while Toxic slowly drains your opponents health. Iron Defence + King's Shield combo makes physical attackers virtually useless on him. Shadow Ball/Flash Cannon to KO an opponent that may be a threat, usually ghosts so I advise Shadow Ball. If you see a fire, ground or dark type, flee.

answered Jun 28 by Lobster44
0 votes

I have an Aegislash moveset that is sure to get it banned!

TOXIC STALLER MOVESET

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Stance Change
Nature: Sassy
EVs: NO SPEED / 252 Sp. Defense / 252 Defense / 4 HP
OR
NO SPEED / evenly spread out on rest

-King's Shield (MAX PP IS A MUST!!)
-Toxic
-Sacred Sword
-Attract

So this one is a pretty dickish.

First off, in order to use this correctly, you need to know what to do and when you do it, and be able to strategist with this moveset in battle.

The goal is to incapacitate your enemies by using toxic and possibly attract (which if you can use attract, then use it first, and not to mention attract can seriously complicate things for your opponent), and then spamming king's shield, and tanking attacks in shield form and healing back up with leftovers and spamming King's Shield when needed.

It is actually GOOD if Aegislash has really low speed!!! If Aegislash goes last in a turn, then he can stance change, get out a sacred sword, and then use King's Shield next turn to stance change before the opponent can attack, effectively getting rid of any opportunity to hit Aegislash while in blade form. Also, Aegislash's shield form is so bulky that it shouldn't be a problem tanking attacks due to being slower than the opponent.

I recommend trying this one out, because it can seriously SERIOUSLY do some damage to your opponents team! And even against Pokemon that have supereffective moves against it, it is still somewhat capable of doing a number on the opponent (although in this case I'd recommend having the evs into all defense and sp. defense).

answered Sep 13 by Entity1037
0 votes

This set has won me so many battles in OU.

Doublade @ Eviolite
Ability: No Guard
Evs: 240 HP / 252 Def / 12 Atk
Impish Nature
- Rock Slide
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Sneak
- Sacred Sword
Rock slide against fire types, Swords Dance is obvious, Shadow Sneak for priority, and Sacred Sword if they are a normal type.

answered 4 days ago by Team Plasma N