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

Aphelios vs Gangplank

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

based on 1,431 Aphelios vs Gangplank matchups
Win Rate
47 %
K/D/A
1.98
Pick Rate
4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends rounds that we evaluate each and every week. This guide on how to beat Gangplank as Aphelios came out of an analysis of 1431 ranked matches where both champs opposed each other. This particular counter pairing is fairly uncommon. Aphelios fights Gangplank in only 4.0% of his rounds.

Aphelios vs Gangplank Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a poor job of countering Gangplank. On average, he wins a lowly 47.0% of games the champs fight one another in. In Aphelios against Gangplank games, Aphelios’s team is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood. This implies that he probably will be able to get first blood against Gangplank.

Best Aphelios vs Gangplank Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceLord Dominik's RegardsBloodthirster

Optional Items

Infinity EdgeThe Collector

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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Guide to Countering Gangplank as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Gangplank

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

Advice to Win Against Gangplank

Once Gangplank reaches level 6, watch out for his global-range ultimate, Cannon Barrage!

Parrrley deals a high amount of physical damage. Items that grant Armor can help if an enemy Gangplank is doing well.

Aphelios vs Gangplank Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
47 %
VS
Win Rate
53 %
Gangplank Image
6.5
< Kills >
6.5
6.3
< Deaths >
5.9
6
< Assists >
6.4
1.47
< Killing Sprees >
1.51
172
< Minions Killed >
186
0.21
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.46
17,837
< Physical Damage >
15,984
1,279
< Magic Damage >
3,471
785
< True Damage >
4,215
19,902
< Damage Dealt >
23,670
19,602
< Damage Taken >
23,652
11,963
< Gold Earned >
13,750
2.39
< Towers >
2.17
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
4,014
< Total Healing >
5,310
12,649
< Experience >
15,106
19
< Vision Score >
17
9
< Wards Placed >
8
143
< Time Dealing CC >
273

How to Counter Gangplank with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show several significant Aphelios versus Gangplank matchup stats that may help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Gangplank’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Gangplank..

Aphelios typically has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Typically, he receives less damage than Gangplank. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Aphelios and Gangplank

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Gangplank
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Gangplank

Who is Better, Aphelios or Gangplank?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when taking on Gangplank, with a 47.0% win rate. Thus, Aphelios makes a bad counter to Gangplank.

While Aphelios does have a lower win rate compared to Gangplank, when on opposite teams, Aphelios also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging character to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Aphelios into Gangplankas 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 CC and other utility, a similar amount to Gangplank. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Gangplank matchups, Gangplank is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Aphelios is a terribly counter to Gangplank. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Aphelios against Gangplank.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Gangplank Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gangplank as Aphelios, we analyzed 1,431 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 Gangplank 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 Gangplank during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on 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 most often picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Gangplank. Champs who typically don't take much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Aphelios versus Gangplank build consist of Galeforce, Lord Dominik's Regards, and Bloodthirster. When Aphelios combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better versus Gangplank than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Aphelios had an average win rate of 47.0% battling Gangplank with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of crushing Gangplank 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. Of all the runes we have analyed for Aphelios vs Gangplank clashes, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.0% win rate overall.

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