Each of Aphelios' weapons have different strengths, so try to find the right situation for your current weapons.
The second hit of Timewinder does more damage than the first; try to avoid it.
Ekko's stun zone takes 3 seconds to arm. Watch for the image he creates on cast and try to guess where the zone was placed.
Ekko is significantly weaker when his ultimate is down. Watch for the trail he leaves behind to determine if Chronobreak is available.
The stat comparisons shown here highlight some strategic Aphelios vs. Ekko counter statistics that can help us understand the differences between the two. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Ekko’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Ekko..
Aphelios usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. On average, he receives less damage than Ekko. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when playing against Ekko, with a 44.1% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes a bad counter for Ekko.
While Aphelios does have a much lower winrate compared to Ekko, when they face off with one another, Aphelios also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to learn. You may get destroyed when picking Aphelios into Ekkoas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Aphelios also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ekko. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Ekko matchups, Ekko 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 late stage team fights.
Aphelios is a garbage counter to Ekko. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Aphelios against Ekko.
If you would like to truly master Aphelios in order to counter Ekko during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Aphelios usually accumulates more CS as Ekko. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.
The most important items to have in your Aphelios versus Ekko build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Aphelios included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Ekko than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average win rate of 44.1% when countering Ekko with these items in his kit.
To have the highest probability of defeating Ekko as Aphelios, you should take the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Taste of Blood, and Ingenious Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Aphelios vs Ekko counter picks, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 44.1% win rate overall.
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