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

Aphelios vs Karma

How to Beat Karma as Aphelios in LoL Karma is in the b tier of champions
Marksman
Mage Support

How to Beat Karma as Aphelios

based on 919 Aphelios vs Karma matchups
Win Rate
49.3 %
K/D/A
2.05
Pick Rate
2.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches every week. In our database, Aphelios did battle with Karma in 919 matches. Having so many matchups for Aphelios vs Karma provides us faith in our capability to prepare informative stats and a supported build to wreck your opponent. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Aphelios is forced to battle against Karma in only 2.6% of his matches.

Aphelios vs Karma Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a poor job of countering Karma. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.3% of games the champions face one another in. In Aphelios versus Karma rounds, Aphelios’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood versus Karma.

Best Aphelios vs Karma 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
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Q
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E
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Q
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Q
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Guide to Countering Karma as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Karma

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

Advice to Win Against Karma

Karma's passive lowers her Mantra cooldown when she hits enemy champions with abilities and basic attacks. Deny her from getting free hits on you.

Karma's Soulflare erupts for bonus damage in the area in which it's placed. React quickly and escape the circle to avoid taking heavy damage.

Focused Resolve is a strong disengage tool. Create distance to avoid being rooted and seek to engage afterwards.

Aphelios vs Karma Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
49.3 %
VS
Win Rate
50.7 %
Karma Image
6.3
< Kills >
2.5
6.1
< Deaths >
5.1
6.2
< Assists >
12.7
1.42
< Killing Sprees >
0.54
171
< Minions Killed >
42
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.53
17,931
< Physical Damage >
954
1,293
< Magic Damage >
10,863
879
< True Damage >
695
20,103
< Damage Dealt >
12,513
19,057
< Damage Taken >
16,806
11,730
< Gold Earned >
8,486
2.4
< Towers >
2.04
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,026
< Total Healing >
2,760
12,241
< Experience >
10,731
18
< Vision Score >
49
9
< Wards Placed >
22
146
< Time Dealing CC >
212

How to Counter Karma with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight several important Aphelios vs. Karma counter statistics that can help us distinguish the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Karma’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Karma. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Aphelios often has a much larger longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Karma. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Aphelios and Karma

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Karma
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Karma

Who is Better, Aphelios or Karma?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually fairs equally well when facing off against Karma, with a 49.3% win rate. Therefore, Aphelios makes an ok counter to Karma.

While Aphelios does have a lower winrate than Karma, when on opposite teams, Aphelios also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Aphelios into Karmaas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Aphelios has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Karma. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Aphelios is a somewhat poor counter to Karma. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Karma.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Karma Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Karma as Aphelios, we analyzed 919 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 Karma 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

If you would like to truly master Aphelios in order to counter Karma during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios often accumulates much more CS compared to Karma. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Aphelios versus Karma build consist of Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better against Karma than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 49.3% battling Karma with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of defeating Karma as Aphelios, Aphelios players should take the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Taste of Blood, and Ingenious Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Aphelios vs Karma matchups, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.3% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Karma as Aphelios are given for all ranked divisions. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific rank, you can use the selection menu at the top of this page.