How to Win Akali vs Aphelios Counter Matchup Akali is in the b tier of champions

Akali vs Aphelios

How to Beat Aphelios as Akali in LoL Aphelios is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Aphelios as Akali

based on 1,982 Akali vs Aphelios matchups
Win Rate
53.5 %
K/D/A
2.53
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League rounds that we evaluate each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Aphelios as Akali came out of an examination of 1982 ranked rounds where both champs faced one another. This particular matchup is fairly rare. Akali has to counter Aphelios in only 1.5% of her rounds.

Akali vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

Akali has done a good job of countering Aphelios. On average, she wins a terrific 53.5% of the time the champions clash against each other in. In Akali versus Aphelios matches, Akali’s side is 0.1% less expected to gain first blood. This indicates that she probably won't get first blood against Aphelios.

Best Akali vs Aphelios Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandAmplifying Tome

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltVoid StaffZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Akali to level up q
>
Second ability for Akali to level up e
>
Last skill for Akali to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingOvergrowth
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Akali's passive ability p
Akali q ability q
Akali w ability w
Akali e ability e
Akali's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Aphelios as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Aphelios

Akali excels at killing fragile champions. Let your team initiate and then strike at the people in the back.

Twilight Shroud offers safety in even the most dangerous situations. Use that time to save up energy for a quick strike later.

Advice to Win Against Aphelios

Each of Aphelios' weapons have different weaknesses, try to exploit the ones that work best for your champion. Watch out for the purple Gravity gun, it can root you.

Akali vs Aphelios Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
53.5 %
VS
Win Rate
46.5 %
Aphelios Image
8.1
< Kills >
6.5
5.3
< Deaths >
6.5
5.3
< Assists >
6.4
1.84
< Killing Sprees >
1.5
141
< Minions Killed >
164
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.19
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.51
1,391
< Physical Damage >
18,719
18,873
< Magic Damage >
1,266
1,127
< True Damage >
953
21,391
< Damage Dealt >
20,940
25,806
< Damage Taken >
19,142
11,012
< Gold Earned >
11,686
1.39
< Towers >
2.3
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
2,624
< Total Healing >
3,799
13,589
< Experience >
12,235
17
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
58
< Time Dealing CC >
140

How to Counter Aphelios with Akali in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight some critical Akali against Aphelios counter stats that may help you grasp the differences between the pair. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Aphelios’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Aphelios..

Akali often has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her opponent does. Commonly, she takes more damage than Aphelios. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Akali and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Aphelios

Who is Better, Akali or Aphelios?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually wins when taking on Aphelios, with a 53.5% win rate. As a result, Akali makes a great counter for Aphelios.

While Akali does have a higher win rate than Aphelios, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less challenging character to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Akali into Apheliosas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Akali has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aphelios. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Akali vs Aphelios matchups, Akali is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Akali is a great counter for Aphelios. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Akali against Aphelios.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Aphelios Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aphelios as Akali, we analyzed 1,982 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Aphelios as Akali comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Akali to counter Aphelios during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali typically gets a similar amount of CS compared to Aphelios. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Akali versus Aphelios build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Akali combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better against Aphelios than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 53.5% when countering Aphelios with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Aphelios as Akali, Akali players should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Akali vs Aphelios matchups, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 53.5% win rate overall.

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