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

Aphelios vs Bard

How to Beat Bard as Aphelios in LoL Bard is in the s tier of champions
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Support Mage

How to Beat Bard as Aphelios

based on 564 Aphelios vs Bard matchups
Win Rate
49.3 %
K/D/A
2
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League matches each week. In our database, Aphelios faced off against Bard 564 times. Including so many matchups for Aphelios versus Bard provides us faith in our capacity to produce enlightening data and a supported build to crush your rival. This particular pairing is fairly rare. Aphelios has to counter Bard in only 1.6% of his matches.

Aphelios vs Bard Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a poor job of beating Bard. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.3% of the time the champions clash against one another in. In Aphelios versus Bard rounds, Aphelios’s team is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Bard.

Best Aphelios vs Bard Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

Lord 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
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
2
Q
3
Q
4
E
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Q
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E
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Q
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W
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W

Guide to Countering Bard as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Bard

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

Advice to Win Against Bard

You can crush Bard's healing shrines just by walking over them. Don't let his allies take them without a fight.

Bard's ultimate, Tempered Fate, affects allies, enemies, monsters, and turrets alike. Sometimes it can be to your advantage to jump into it!

Bard's opponents can also travel through his Magical Journey doorways. You can follow him, if you think it's safe.

Aphelios vs Bard Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
49.3 %
VS
Win Rate
50.7 %
Bard Image
6.2
< Kills >
2.5
6.2
< Deaths >
5.2
6.2
< Assists >
13.7
1.41
< Killing Sprees >
0.51
172
< Minions Killed >
26
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.49
18,342
< Physical Damage >
2,217
1,342
< Magic Damage >
7,586
918
< True Damage >
875
20,603
< Damage Dealt >
10,678
18,803
< Damage Taken >
18,558
11,683
< Gold Earned >
8,181
2.59
< Towers >
1.79
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,763
< Total Healing >
5,180
12,174
< Experience >
10,829
18
< Vision Score >
56
9
< Wards Placed >
27
144
< Time Dealing CC >
250

How to Counter Bard with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature several important Aphelios vs. Bard matchup statistics that may help you interpret the distinctions between the two. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Bard’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Bard. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.

Aphelios often has a much larger longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Bard. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Aphelios and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Bard
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Bard

Who is Better, Aphelios or Bard?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually fairs equally well when taking on Bard, with a 49.3% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes an ok counter to Bard.

While Aphelios does have a lower win rate compared to Bard, when facing one another, Aphelios also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Aphelios into Bardas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Aphelios also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Bard. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Bard matchups, Bard is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Aphelios is a somewhat poor counter to Bard. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Bard.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Bard Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Bard as Aphelios, we analyzed 564 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 Bard 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 in order to counter Bard during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios typically racks up much more CS as Bard. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The top items to have in your Aphelios versus Bard build consist of Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better countering Bard than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Aphelios had an average win rate of 49.3% battling Bard with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of annihilating Bard as Aphelios, you should equip 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 sets we have analyed for Aphelios vs Bard battles, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.3% win rate overall.

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