Arena of Valor (AoV) - The Aegis

Information for The Aegis, a usable item in Arena of Valor (AoV). Included are its effects, unique passives, price, and item tree.

The Aegis Details

Arena of Valor The Aegis
Type Arena of Valor Defense Items Defense
Price Arena of Valor Gold Coin 2180
Tier 3
[Effect]
Cooldown Speed +20%
Max Mana +400
Armor +360
Gold Efficiency 93.27% (Costs the enemy 870 gold in Attack Speed and 165 gold in movement speed)
Unique Passive(s) Spirit Bond: When taking damage, reduces the attacker’s attack speed by 30% and movement speed by 15% for 3 seconds.
The Aegis has the best defensive passive in the game, bar none. Any damage that comes your way will leave the attacker sputtering along for three seconds, and attacking much more slowly. In fact, the extra utility provided from the superior passive will often provide the hero more survivability than Shield of the Lost‘s extra 1200 HP does. The 20% cooldown reduction is also massive, solving most heroes’ cooldown issues in one item. Add in the fact that 360 armor is tied for most in the game, and it’s no wonder The Aegis is very commonly picked. The 400 mana is a nice little bonus for heroes that have mana issues (typically The Aegis is built as the third item, and heroes can opt for Lapis Ring over Light Armor when building to it), but you can pick up The Aegis on heroes who don’t even have a mana bar.
Recommended Heroes and/or Situation:

As long as the hero’s kit doesn’t rely on building HP, The Aegis is one of the best possible defensive items, as well as a good choice for heroes needing CDR. Tanks and Mage-Assassin hybrids are the most common users of The Aegis.

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First of all, congratulations for your work, for sure the tips and news you bring about the game make it better all over the world, helping many people to be better players. Can you tell me if the passive effect of Aegis is cumulative? Does it reduce the enemy’s speed of movement, in case you have 2 items, by 30% and reduce attack speed by 60%? Thank you very much for your help.

Any time it says “Unique Passive,” it does not stack with itself, or any other item’s passive with the same name. So The Aegis’ effect (“Spirit Bond”) doesn’t stack with Knight’s Plate’s passive or Shield of the Lost’s passive, even though the effects are different.

Thank you!