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

Aphelios vs Alistar

How to Beat Alistar as Aphelios in LoL Alistar is in the a tier of champions
Marksman
Tank Support

How to Beat Alistar as Aphelios

based on 414 Aphelios vs Alistar matchups
Win Rate
46.1 %
K/D/A
2.1
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL matches each and every week. In our data, Aphelios engaged Alistar 414 times. Using so many matchups for Aphelios vs Alistar provides us confidence in our capacity to provide actionable stats and a supported build to suppress Alistar. This champion pairing is somewhat rare. Aphelios has to counter Alistar in only 1.2% of his games.

Aphelios vs Alistar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a terrible job of countering Alistar. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.1% of matches the champs face one another in. In Aphelios vs Alistar games, Aphelios’s team is 0.1% less probable to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Alistar.

Best Aphelios vs Alistar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordDagger

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeLord Dominik's Regards

Optional Items

The Collector

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
Domination Taste of BloodIngenious Hunter
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
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Q
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Q
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E
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Q
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Guide to Countering Alistar as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Alistar

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

Advice to Win Against Alistar

When Alistar uses his ultimate, it's often better to move back and wait until the effect wears off before attacking him.

Alistar is very disruptive but very tough - try to target more fragile damage dealers.

Watch out for the Pulverize-Headbutt combo when around turrets.

Aphelios vs Alistar Counter Stats

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

How to Counter Alistar with Aphelios in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize some critical Aphelios versus Alistar counter statistics that can help you figure out the differences and similarities between the pair. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Alistar’s ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Alistar. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Aphelios usually has a much larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Alistar. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Alistar

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Alistar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Alistar

Who is Better, Aphelios or Alistar?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when playing against Alistar, with a 46.1% win rate. Therefore, Aphelios makes a bad counter to Alistar.

While Aphelios does have a lower win rate than Alistar, when facing one another, Aphelios also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aphelios into Alistaras his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Aphelios also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Alistar. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Alistar matchups, Alistar is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Aphelios is a bad counter for Alistar. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Aphelios against Alistar.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Alistar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Alistar as Aphelios, 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 Alistar 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Aphelios to counter Alistar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios typically picks up much more CS compared to Alistar. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Aphelios versus Alistar build consist of Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Lord Dominik's Regards. When Aphelios included at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better against Alistar than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 46.1% when countering Alistar with this build.

To have the greatest probability of crushing Alistar as Aphelios, you should use the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Taste of Blood, and Ingenious Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Aphelios vs Alistar battles, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 46.1% winrate overall.

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