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

Aphelios vs Aatrox

How to Beat Aatrox as Aphelios in LoL Aatrox is in the a tier of champions
Marksman
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Aatrox as Aphelios

based on 1,468 Aphelios vs Aatrox matchups
Win Rate
48.1 %
K/D/A
2.02
Pick Rate
4.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we evaluate every week. Our guide on how to beat Aatrox as Aphelios came out of an evaluation of 1468 ranked matches where both champions faced off against each other. This particular champion pairing is relatively uncommon. Aphelios is forced to battle against Aatrox in only 4.1% of his rounds.

Aphelios vs Aatrox Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a below average job of countering Aatrox. On average, he wins a lowly 48.1% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Aphelios vs Aatrox rounds, Aphelios’s team is 0.0% more likely to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood versus Aatrox.

Best Aphelios vs Aatrox Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeBloodthirster

Optional Items

The CollectorRunaan's HurricaneLord Dominik's Regards

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork OverhealLegend: BloodlineCut Down
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Aphelios's passive ability p
Aphelios q ability q
Aphelios w ability w
Aphelios e ability e
Aphelios's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
Q
3
Q
4
E
5
Q
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E
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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E
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W
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W
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W
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W

Guide to Countering Aatrox as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Aatrox

Each of Aphelios' weapons have different strengths, so try to find the right situation for your current weapons.

Advice to Win Against Aatrox

Keep your distance when Aatrox uses his Ultimate to prevent him from reviving.

Aatrox's Infernal Chains are easier to exit when running towards the sides or at Aatrox.

Aatrox's attacks are very telegraphed, so use the time to dodge the hit zones.

Aphelios vs Aatrox Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
48.1 %
VS
Win Rate
51.9 %
Aatrox Image
6.3
< Kills >
5.9
6.2
< Deaths >
5.5
6.2
< Assists >
5.5
1.46
< Killing Sprees >
1.3
167
< Minions Killed >
155
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.4
18,157
< Physical Damage >
19,526
1,265
< Magic Damage >
74
1,071
< True Damage >
881
20,494
< Damage Dealt >
20,482
18,700
< Damage Taken >
31,243
11,532
< Gold Earned >
11,161
2.31
< Towers >
2.1
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,737
< Total Healing >
11,922
12,006
< Experience >
13,946
18
< Vision Score >
16
8
< Wards Placed >
8
141
< Time Dealing CC >
234

How to Counter Aatrox with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore several important Aphelios vs. Aatrox counter statistics that can help us explain the differences and similarities between this set of champs. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Aatrox’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Aatrox..

Aphelios usually has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. On average, he takes less damage than Aatrox. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Aphelios and Aatrox

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Aatrox
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Aatrox

Who is Better, Aphelios or Aatrox?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when playing against Aatrox, with a 48.1% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes a poor counter to Aatrox.

While Aphelios does have a lower winrate compared to Aatrox, when facing one another, Aphelios also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champ to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Aphelios into Aatroxas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Aphelios also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Aatrox. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Aatrox matchups, Aatrox is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Aphelios is a somewhat poor counter to Aatrox. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Aphelios against Aatrox.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Aatrox Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aatrox as Aphelios, we analyzed 1,468 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 Aatrox as Aphelios 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 Aphelios to counter Aatrox 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 listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios on average gets a similar amount of CS compared to Aatrox. Champs who typically don't get much CS often 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 a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Aphelios versus Aatrox build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Aphelios included at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better countering Aatrox than with most other common builds. In fact, Aphelios had an average win rate of 48.1% battling Aatrox with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of beating Aatrox as Aphelios, you should use the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Aphelios vs Aatrox counterpicks, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 48.1% winrate overall.

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