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

Aphelios vs Garen

How to Beat Garen as Aphelios in LoL Garen is in the s tier of champions
Marksman
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Garen as Aphelios

based on 2,085 Aphelios vs Garen matchups
Win Rate
45.3 %
K/D/A
1.98
Pick Rate
5.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we review each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Garen as Aphelios resulted from an evaluation of 2085 ranked games where both champs faced one another. This particular champion pairing is somewhat uncommon. Aphelios is forced to battle against Garen in only 5.9% of his games.

Aphelios vs Garen Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a awful job of countering Garen. On average, he wins a lowly 45.3% of the time the champs fight one another in. In Aphelios vs Garen games, Aphelios’s team is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood against Garen.

Best Aphelios vs Garen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceLord Dominik's RegardsBloodthirster

Optional Items

Infinity EdgeRunaan's HurricaneThe Collector

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
2
Q
3
Q
4
E
5
Q
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E
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Q
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W
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W

Guide to Countering Garen as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Garen

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

Advice to Win Against Garen

Stack armor items to lower the large amount of physical damage that Garen deals out.

Be careful about attacking Garen in brush. It often will lead to taking full damage from Judgment.

Try to run away from Garen as your health gets lower, as he can execute you quickly with Demacian Justice.

Judgment deals maximum damage when only hitting a single target. If getting out of its radius isn't possible, move through allied minions to reduce damage taken.

Aphelios vs Garen Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
45.3 %
VS
Win Rate
54.7 %
Garen Image
6.3
< Kills >
6.3
6.3
< Deaths >
4.8
6.2
< Assists >
4.3
1.44
< Killing Sprees >
1.43
166
< Minions Killed >
175
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.64
18,137
< Physical Damage >
13,453
1,179
< Magic Damage >
252
964
< True Damage >
4,530
20,282
< Damage Dealt >
18,236
18,859
< Damage Taken >
28,288
11,606
< Gold Earned >
12,214
2.37
< Towers >
2.93
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,709
< Total Healing >
2,369
12,275
< Experience >
15,010
17
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
143
< Time Dealing CC >
181

How to Counter Garen with Aphelios in LoL

The stats shown here show several significant Aphelios vs. Garen counter statistics that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Garen’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Garen..

Aphelios often has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Garen. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Garen

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Garen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Garen

Who is Better, Aphelios or Garen?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when playing against Garen, with a 45.3% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes a bad counter to Garen.

While Aphelios does have a much lower winrate compared to Garen, when they face off with one another, Aphelios also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aphelios into Garenas 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 utility and CC, a similar amount to Garen. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Garen matchups, Garen is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Aphelios is a bad counter for Garen. You will do well by focussing your actions on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Garen.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Garen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Garen as Aphelios, we analyzed 2,085 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 Garen 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 Garen during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Garen. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts 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 ideal items to have in your Aphelios versus Garen build consist of Galeforce, Lord Dominik's Regards, and Bloodthirster. When Aphelios included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better countering Garen than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Aphelios had an average win rate of 45.3% when countering Garen with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of crushing Garen as Aphelios, Aphelios players should equip 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 used for Aphelios vs Garen counterpicks, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 45.3% win rate overall.

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