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

Aphelios vs Karthus

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

based on 574 Aphelios vs Karthus matchups
Win Rate
47.2 %
K/D/A
1.97
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL rounds each week. In our database, Aphelios did battle with Karthus 574 times. Using so many games with Aphelios vs Karthus gives us faith in our capability to prepare informative stats and a recommended build to counter your opponent. This particular pairing is somewhat rare. Aphelios fights Karthus in only 1.6% of his matches.

Aphelios vs Karthus Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a below average job of beating Karthus. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.2% of the time the champions fight one another in. In Aphelios vs Karthus rounds, Aphelios’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Karthus.

Best Aphelios vs Karthus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLong Sword

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

Bloodthirster

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
1
Q
2
Q
3
Q
4
E
5
Q
6
E
7
Q
8
E
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Q
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E
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E
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W
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W
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W
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W

Guide to Countering Karthus as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Karthus

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

Advice to Win Against Karthus

Karthus can cast spells for a short duration after he is killed. Move away from his corpse to be safe.

Make sure you always have enough health to survive Requiem, even if you have to go back to the base more frequently to heal.

Aphelios vs Karthus Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
47.2 %
VS
Win Rate
52.8 %
Karthus Image
7
< Kills >
7.7
6.9
< Deaths >
7.2
6.6
< Assists >
9.8
1.67
< Killing Sprees >
1.76
170
< Minions Killed >
102
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.8
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.32
18,494
< Physical Damage >
258
1,285
< Magic Damage >
30,020
851
< True Damage >
1,791
20,630
< Damage Dealt >
32,070
21,799
< Damage Taken >
25,619
12,169
< Gold Earned >
12,907
2.25
< Towers >
1.35
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.19
4,374
< Total Healing >
5,062
12,959
< Experience >
14,660
19
< Vision Score >
18
9
< Wards Placed >
7
140
< Time Dealing CC >
192

How to Counter Karthus with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show some significant Aphelios against Karthus matchup stats that can help you understand the differences between this pair of champions. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Karthus’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Karthus..

Aphelios usually has a similar longest kill spree as his opponent does. On average, he receives less damage than Karthus. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Karthus

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Karthus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Karthus

Who is Better, Aphelios or Karthus?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when trying to fight Karthus, with a 47.2% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes a bad counter for Karthus.

While Aphelios does have a lower win rate than Karthus, when on opposite teams, Aphelios also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Aphelios into Karthusas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Karthus matchups, Karthus is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Aphelios is a terribly counter for Karthus. Focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Aphelios against Karthus.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Karthus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Karthus as Aphelios, we analyzed 574 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 Karthus 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 to counter Karthus during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios usually accumulates more CS as Karthus. Champs who on average don't earn much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The top items to use in your Aphelios versus Karthus build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when facing Karthus than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average win rate of 47.2% when playing against Karthus with this build.

To have the highest probability of coming out on top against Karthus as Aphelios, Aphelios players 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 combinations we have analyed for Aphelios vs Karthus LoL games, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 47.2% winrate overall.

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