Each of Aphelios' weapons have different strengths, so try to find the right situation for your current weapons.
Gragas can knock everybody away with his ultimate. Be careful that you don't get knocked into him or, worse, an enemy tower.
Body Slam is on a very low cooldown, making it difficult to pursue Gragas. Don't overextend yourself chasing him.
The stat comparisons provided here emphasize some strategic Aphelios against Gragas matchup statistics that can help us grasp the differences between the pair. As an example, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gragas’s ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Gragas..
Aphelios typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives less damage than Gragas. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when facing off against Gragas, with a 47.3% win rate. Therefore, Aphelios makes a bad counter for Gragas.
While Aphelios does have a lower winrate compared to Gragas, when on opposite teams, Aphelios also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champion to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aphelios into Gragasas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Aphelios has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Gragas. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Gragas matchups, Gragas is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Aphelios is a bad counter for Gragas. Focus your tactics on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Aphelios against Gragas.
To learn all of the intricacies of Aphelios to counter Gragas during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Aphelios most often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Gragas. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.
The most important items to prioritize in your Aphelios versus Gragas build consist of Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs. Gragas than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 47.3% when countering Gragas with this counter build.
To have the greatest probability of beating Gragas as Aphelios, you should use 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 sets that we analyzed for Aphelios vs Gragas face-offs, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 47.3% win rate overall.
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