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Aegislash Shield Forme sprite Aegislash Blade Forme sprite

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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)

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Doublade @ evolite
Trait: NoGuard
EV's: 252 Atk/128 Def/128 SpDef
Nature: Adamant (+Atk/-SpAtk) or Lax (+Def/-SpDef)

  • Swords Dance
  • Iron Head/GyroBall
  • Power Trick
  • Shadow Sneak
    This Guy has massive potential under the right circumstances.Swords Dance (+3 atk on base 110 stat) then power trick (still leaves you with base 110 def, which is till great). Now you can have Priority with Shadow sneak + a sharply (+3) base 150 attack, or get massive damage with Gyro ball since Doublade is very slow or iron head for STAB.
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Iron head and gyro ball are both stab
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Slash (Aegislash) @ Shell Bell
Ability: Stance Change
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Gentle Nature
- King's Shield: use it a few times if you are fighting a super-effictive Pokemon
- Flash Cannon: covers Fairy types
- Sacred Sword: it's an awesome move
- Night Slash: good for criticals

I've never tried this, but I think this is good for Smogon Triples.

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Aegislash
Specialized for Trick Room team

Item - Weakness Policy
EVs - 252HP, 128 Attack, 128 Sp.D
Nature - Sassy/Brave (Your choice)
IV's - 0 Speed

King's Shield
Sacred Sword
Iron Head
Shadow Claw/Shadow Sneak (Either works well)

Really easy, works ridiculously well in a trick room based team thanks to its ridiculous defensive stats and overwhelming offensive ability. Even without EV investment, it doesn't struggle much against anything, Weakness Policy is there for coverage, in defensive form this isn't gonna get 1 hit by anything.

Team this with a Gothitelle/Rhyperior or a Mega Mawile in Trick Room set and it's deadly.

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EVs:252 HP, 248 Sp.D, 8 Def
Nature :Careful
Ability : Stance Change
-Toxic
-King's Shield
-Substitute
-Shadow Sneak

A great Toxic stall set! Drag out the poison, and finish them of with priority Shadow Sneak. I once took out 3 Pokemon, and left the other 3 below half health and poisoned with this amazing set.

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Name: Doublade
Ability: No Guard
Item: Eviolite
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Def, 4 HP

Moveset:
- Swords Dance (This Pokemon is literally two swords, so duh)
- Shadow Sneak
- Sacred Sword
- Iron Head

This thing is such a fun sweeper. The main goal is to set up a few Swords Dances and then Shadow Sneak all over the place (duh to the lack of speed investment). Its defense is through the roof and this thing can take Shadow Claws, Crunches, Earthquakes, and Flare Blitzes no problem, while the Eviolite means you can usually take at least one special attack and then bop whatever Dark or Normal type that hit you with a Sacred Sword. Iron Head doesn't serve much of a role but its helpful for any Fairies you may encounter and its a stronger stab than Shadow Sneak.

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Titanium Canon Moveset

This is just my Aegislash, mine tended to be a special attacker, so I made this move set, and now he is a wall

Aegislash
Nature:Quiet (Up Special Attack, Minus Speed)
Item:Leftovers
IV's:31 in every stat except for Speed, 1 IV in Speed
EV's:252 HP, 252 Special Attack, remainder on Defense or Sp Defense
Move set:
King's Shield
Shadow Ball
Toxic
Double Team

I'd suggest using a pp max on all of these moves, but if you can't you still NEED to max out King's Shield and Shadow Ball

I did not use Swords Dance, as that may leave you open to attacks in competitive battling, where there are no healing items. I used Toxic and not Will-O-Wisp, because it gets worse every turn. Double Team makes attacks rare to hit him and with his low speed stat, he would turn into sword form last, so moves would never cause too much damage, even if they did hit.

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When I got my Aegislash I thought 2 myself "what moves should my Aegislash know?" So I came up with this move set:

                            - King's Sheild
                            - Sacred Sword
                            - Shadow Ball
                            - Toxic
                  Item: Expert Belt
            Nature: Anonymous
             Ability: Stance Change

So this is the move set I came up with for my Aegislash

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Aegislash @ Leftovers
Nature: Impish
Ability: Stance Change
EV's: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Sp. Defense
Moves:
Sacred Sword, I mean, he's a LITERAL SWORD!!! He needs this move!!!
Swords Dance, again, he's a sword. Not just that, he's a sword who can dance. It's in THE NAME, PEOPLE!!!
King's Shield, because he's a shield, too and it's his signature move.
Shadow Sneak, for STABing purposes and to sneak in the shadows of your victory.

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SWEEPER SET:

If I wanna win is battle maison or online I just use this set:
Gender: Any (obviously)
Nature: Adamant
Item: Quick claw or leftovers
Ability: Stance Change
Level: 100
Moves:

Destiny bond or Sacred sword
Shadow sneak (Boosted by adamant nature)
Swords dance
Kings shield (ALWAYS use first)

I got 20+ wins in the battle maison with this and my Aegislash didn't even faint because of the whole set

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Special Set, works better in doubles
Aegislash @ Weakness Policy
EV's: 252 Sp at, 128 def, 128 sp def,
Nature: Quiet(Modest works too)
King's Shield
Shadow Ball
Flash Cannon
Wide Guard
A special Aegislash is much better in doubles as it is anti intimidate and anti will-o-wisp

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Aegislash @Weakness Policy
Abilities: Stance Change
EVs: 252 Sp Atk, 252 Sp Def, 4 Def
Nature: Docile, Quirky, Bashful

King's Shield
Shadow Ball (STAB)
Flash Cannon (STAB)
Shadow Sneak (STAB, Priority)
Say what you want, but I think a Special Attack Aegislash is better than a Physical set. You don't need much def EVs, since you can scare off Physical sets with King's Shield. You want a nature that does not boost anything, and if the user tries to use a super effective move... BAM! Weakness Policy activated then you attack next and wreck everything. This set works quite well.

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for me, this set seems to work.

Aegislash @iron ball/ leftovers
brave, 252 SPA, 128 SP DEF, 128 DEF

King shield: obviously...
shadow ball: STAB ghost move
double team/ destiny bond: either set up with double team, or just knock out opponent.
gyro ball: STAB steel. improved by nature and iron ball

let me explain:
King shield really only works if you go last. You're slow enough to take a hit in shield form, then either attack with Gyro ball or shadow ball, or just set up with double team. when your in blade form, king shield to shield form. Destiny bond only works a turn before you're K.O, so it can be annoying if you tank a hit next turn.

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