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

Aphelios vs Darius

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

How to Beat Darius as Aphelios

based on 2,010 Aphelios vs Darius matchups
Win Rate
44.7 %
K/D/A
2
Pick Rate
5.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches every week. In our dataset, Aphelios fought Darius 2010 times. With so many matchups for Aphelios vs Darius gives us confidence in our ability to produce informative statistics and a recommended build to obliterate Darius. This particular champion matchup is somewhat uncommon. Aphelios fights Darius in only 5.7% of his rounds.

Aphelios vs Darius Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a awful job of beating Darius. Typically, he wins a lowly 44.7% of matches the champs fight one another in. In Aphelios versus Darius games, Aphelios’s team is 0.1% less likely to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Darius.

Best Aphelios vs Darius 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

Runaan's HurricaneThe CollectorLord 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
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Q
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Q
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E
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Q
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Q
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W

Guide to Countering Darius as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Darius

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

Advice to Win Against Darius

Darius's ability to escape from fights is limited. If you have an advantage against him, press your lead.

When Darius's axe grab is on cooldown, he is vulnerable to harassment attacks.

Aphelios vs Darius Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
44.7 %
VS
Win Rate
55.3 %
Darius Image
6.2
< Kills >
6.6
6.2
< Deaths >
5.6
6.2
< Assists >
4.4
1.4
< Killing Sprees >
1.5
168
< Minions Killed >
163
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.15
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.51
17,375
< Physical Damage >
14,557
1,181
< Magic Damage >
140
1,021
< True Damage >
3,702
19,578
< Damage Dealt >
18,400
18,689
< Damage Taken >
27,478
11,558
< Gold Earned >
11,693
2.3
< Towers >
2.45
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
3,698
< Total Healing >
5,695
12,126
< Experience >
14,052
18
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
140
< Time Dealing CC >
159

How to Counter Darius with Aphelios in LoL

The stats provided here highlight several vital Aphelios vs. Darius counter stats that may help you grasp the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Darius’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Darius..

Aphelios typically has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Typically, he receives less damage than Darius. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Aphelios and Darius

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Darius
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Darius

Who is Better, Aphelios or Darius?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when playing against Darius, with a 44.7% win rate. Thus, Aphelios makes a bad counter to Darius.

While Aphelios does have a much lower win rate than Darius, when they face off with one another, Aphelios also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more complex champ to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aphelios into Dariusas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Aphelios has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Darius. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Darius matchups, Darius 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 teamfights.

Aphelios is a bad counter to Darius. Focus your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Darius.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Darius Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Darius as Aphelios, we analyzed 2,010 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 Darius 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 in order to counter Darius 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 stats shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios typically racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Darius. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. 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 a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Aphelios versus Darius build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Aphelios incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs Darius than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average win rate of 44.7% when countering Darius with this build.

To have the highest chance of crushing Darius 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 combinations players chose for Aphelios vs Darius matchups, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 44.7% winrate overall.

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