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

Aphelios vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Aphelios in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Gwen as Aphelios

based on 713 Aphelios vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
48.8 %
K/D/A
2.08
Pick Rate
2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League of Legends games each and every week. In our database, Aphelios did battle with Gwen 713 times. Having so many games with Aphelios versus Gwen provides us faith in our capacity to provide actionable statistics and a pro build to crush Gwen. This particular matchup is relatively rare. Aphelios fights Gwen in only 2.0% of his rounds.

Aphelios vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a dismal job of countering Gwen. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.8% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Aphelios vs Gwen rounds, Aphelios’s side is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Gwen.

Best Aphelios vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

BloodthirsterLord 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
Domination Taste of BloodIngenious Hunter
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
3
Q
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E
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Q
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E
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Q
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W
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W

Guide to Countering Gwen as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Gwen

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

Advice to Win Against Gwen

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Aphelios vs Gwen Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
48.8 %
VS
Win Rate
51.2 %
Gwen Image
6.4
< Kills >
5.9
6.1
< Deaths >
5.8
6.3
< Assists >
4.5
1.46
< Killing Sprees >
1.3
169
< Minions Killed >
163
0.22
< Dragons Killed >
0.17
0.55
< Inhibitors >
0.59
17,555
< Physical Damage >
2,970
1,243
< Magic Damage >
12,067
784
< True Damage >
5,649
19,583
< Damage Dealt >
20,687
18,533
< Damage Taken >
28,726
11,724
< Gold Earned >
11,676
2.48
< Towers >
2.52
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
3,784
< Total Healing >
5,773
12,338
< Experience >
14,455
18
< Vision Score >
17
9
< Wards Placed >
8
141
< Time Dealing CC >
115

How to Counter Gwen with Aphelios in LoL

The stats provided here highlight several valuable Aphelios vs. Gwen matchup statistics that can help us realize the distinctions between the two. For instance, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Gwen..

Aphelios typically has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Gwen. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Gwen

Who is Better, Aphelios or Gwen?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when facing off against Gwen, with a 48.8% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes a bad counter to Gwen.

While Aphelios does have a lower win rate than Gwen, when facing one another, Aphelios also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Aphelios into Gwenas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Aphelios has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Gwen. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Aphelios is a somewhat poor counter to Gwen. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Aphelios against Gwen.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Aphelios, we analyzed 713 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 Gwen 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 learn all of the intricacies of Aphelios to counter Gwen during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Gwen. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't have to have 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, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Aphelios versus Gwen build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs. Gwen than with many other common builds. In fact, Aphelios had an average win rate of 48.8% battling Gwen with this build.

To have the best probability of crushing Gwen as Aphelios, Aphelios players should equip 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 that we analyzed for Aphelios vs Gwen matchups, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.8% win rate overall.

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