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