How to Win Alistar vs Aphelios Counter Matchup Alistar is in the a tier of champions

Alistar vs Aphelios

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

based on 414 Alistar vs Aphelios matchups
Win Rate
53.9 %
K/D/A
2.63
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked LoL matches that we get from Riot Games every week. Our guide on how to beat Aphelios as Alistar came out of an evaluation of 414 ranked matches where both champions clashed against one another. This counter matchup is relatively rare. Alistar encounters Aphelios in only 1.4% of his games.

Alistar vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

Alistar does a good job of beating Aphelios. Typically, he wins a terrific 53.9% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Alistar versus Aphelios rounds, Alistar’s side is 0.1% more expected to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Aphelios.

Best Alistar vs Aphelios Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Zeke's Convergence

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Hextech FlashtraptionCosmic Insight
CDRScaling Armor Armor
Alistar's passive ability p
Alistar q ability q
Alistar w ability w
Alistar e ability e
Alistar's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Aphelios as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Aphelios

Using Pulverize can allow you to establish better positioning for Headbutt.

Using Flash can allow you catch your target off guard to knock them back into your allies with Pulverize and Headbutt.

Move Speed is very important on Alistar. Consider which boots to buy carefully.

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.

Alistar vs Aphelios Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
53.9 %
VS
Win Rate
46.1 %
Aphelios Image
1.7
< Kills >
6.4
5.9
< Deaths >
6.2
13.8
< Assists >
6.6
0.29
< Killing Sprees >
1.48
33
< Minions Killed >
163
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.2
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.47
1,138
< Physical Damage >
18,615
5,507
< Magic Damage >
1,194
739
< True Damage >
1,157
7,385
< Damage Dealt >
20,966
23,136
< Damage Taken >
17,622
7,559
< Gold Earned >
11,401
1.86
< Towers >
2.3
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
8,284
< Total Healing >
3,518
9,800
< Experience >
11,684
44
< Vision Score >
18
21
< Wards Placed >
8
141
< Time Dealing CC >
143

How to Counter Aphelios with Alistar in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several critical Alistar against Aphelios matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Aphelios’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Aphelios. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Alistar typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Aphelios. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Alistar and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Aphelios

Who is Better, Alistar or Aphelios?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually wins when trying to fight Aphelios, with a 53.9% win rate. Thus, Alistar makes a great counter to Aphelios.

While Alistar does have a higher win rate compared to Aphelios, when on opposite teams, Alistar also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champion to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Alistar into Apheliosas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Alistar has a very large amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aphelios. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Aphelios matchups, Alistar is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Alistar is a great counter to Aphelios. Focus your actions on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Alistar against Aphelios.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Aphelios Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aphelios as Alistar, we analyzed 414 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 Alistar 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 Alistar to counter Aphelios during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar often racks up a lot less CS as Aphelios. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Alistar versus Aphelios build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better against Aphelios than with most other typical builds. In fact, Alistar boasted an average win rate of 53.9% when countering Aphelios with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of annihilating Aphelios as Alistar, Alistar players should equip the Aftershock, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Hextech Flashtraption, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets we have analyed for Alistar vs Aphelios fights, this mixture of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 53.9% winrate overall.

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