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

Aphelios vs Caitlyn

How to Beat Caitlyn as Aphelios in LoL Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Caitlyn as Aphelios

based on 2,225 Aphelios vs Caitlyn matchups
Win Rate
45.9 %
K/D/A
2.07
Pick Rate
6.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter stats from the millions of rated League matches that we evaluate every week. Our guide on how to beat Caitlyn as Aphelios resulted from an evaluation of 2225 ranked matches where both champs fought each other. This particular matchup is fairly uncommon. Aphelios is forced to battle against Caitlyn in only 6.3% of his games.

Aphelios vs Caitlyn Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a awful job of countering Caitlyn. Normally, he wins a lowly 45.9% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Aphelios vs Caitlyn games, Aphelios’s team is 0.1% less likely to get first blood, indicating that he probably won't get first blood against Caitlyn.

Best Aphelios vs Caitlyn Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeBloodthirster

Optional Items

The CollectorRunaan's HurricaneLord Dominik's Regards

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash 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
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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 Caitlyn as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Caitlyn

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

Advice to Win Against Caitlyn

You can intercept Ace in the Hole's missile from hitting an ally if you stand in its path.

Keep behind allied minions if Caitlyn is harassing you with Piltover Peacemaker (it deals less damage with each subsequent target).

Aphelios vs Caitlyn Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
45.9 %
VS
Win Rate
54.1 %
Caitlyn Image
6.3
< Kills >
6.8
6
< Deaths >
5.5
6.1
< Assists >
6.8
1.43
< Killing Sprees >
1.57
166
< Minions Killed >
170
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.22
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.6
17,681
< Physical Damage >
17,879
1,230
< Magic Damage >
1,326
901
< True Damage >
950
19,812
< Damage Dealt >
20,156
19,238
< Damage Taken >
18,478
11,631
< Gold Earned >
11,975
2.33
< Towers >
2.73
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
4,028
< Total Healing >
3,198
12,393
< Experience >
12,435
18
< Vision Score >
18
9
< Wards Placed >
8
143
< Time Dealing CC >
73

How to Counter Caitlyn with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature several influential Aphelios vs. Caitlyn counter statistics that can help you understand the differences and similarities between this set of champions. As an example, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Caitlyn’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Caitlyn..

Aphelios often has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Caitlyn. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Caitlyn

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Caitlyn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Caitlyn

Who is Better, Aphelios or Caitlyn?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when facing off against Caitlyn, with a 45.9% win rate. Therefore, Aphelios makes a bad counter to Caitlyn.

While Aphelios does have a much lower win rate compared to Caitlyn, when they face off with one another, Aphelios also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to learn and master. You may get destroyed when picking Aphelios into Caitlynas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Aphelios has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Caitlyn. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting 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 Caitlyn matchups, Caitlyn is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Aphelios is a garbage counter for Caitlyn. Focus your actions on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Aphelios against Caitlyn.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Caitlyn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Caitlyn as Aphelios, we analyzed 2,225 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 Caitlyn 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 truly master Aphelios in order to counter Caitlyn during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios most often accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Caitlyn. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Aphelios versus Caitlyn build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Aphelios combined at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Caitlyn than with many other typical builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average win rate of 45.9% battling Caitlyn with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of defeating Caitlyn as Aphelios, Aphelios players should take the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Aphelios vs Caitlyn battles, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 45.9% winrate overall.

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