Despair is very effective against other tanks, so make sure you're in range of opponents with the highest Health.
Cooldown Reduction on Amumu is very strong, but it's often difficult to itemize for it. Grab the Golem buff whenever possible to gain Cooldown Reduction without sacrificing stats.
Amumu is highly dependent on teammates, so try laning with your friends for maximum effectiveness.
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.
The stat comparisons shown here show several vital Amumu versus Aphelios counter statistics that may help us realize the differences between the two. As an example, Amumu’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Aphelios’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Amumu may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Aphelios. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.
Amumu typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he takes more damage than Aphelios. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Amumu usually wins when facing off against Aphelios, with a 52.7% win rate. Thus, Amumu makes a good counter for Aphelios.
While Amumu does have a higher winrate compared to Aphelios, when facing one another, Amumu also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less challenging champ to learn. You should be be fine when picking Amumu into Aphelios.
Furthermore, Amumu has a lot of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aphelios. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Amumu vs Aphelios matchups, Amumu is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Amumu is an above average counter for Aphelios. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Amumu against Aphelios.
To truly master Amumu to counter Aphelios during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Amumu typically gets a lot less CS as Aphelios. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities 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 surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Amumu versus Aphelios build include Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, and Frozen Heart. When Amumu bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better versus Aphelios than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Amumu boasted an average win rate of 52.7% battling Aphelios with this build.
To have the greatest likelihood of vanquishing Aphelios as Amumu, Amumu players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Cheap Shot, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Amumu vs Aphelios matchups, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 52.7% winrate overall.
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