Aphelios vs Malzahar Counter Build

How to Win Aphelios vs Malzahar Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Malzahar as Aphelios in LoL

How to Beat Malzahar as Aphelios

5,295 Aphelios vs Malzahar Matchups Analyzed

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds every week. In our data, Aphelios fought Malzahar 5295 times. Having so many matchups for Aphelios versus Malzahar provides us a lot of confidence in our capability to prepare useful statistics and a solid build to smash Malzahar This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Aphelios is forced to battle against Malzahar in only 2.7% of his matches.

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a dismal job of countering Malzahar. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.3% of the time the champions oppose each other in. In Aphelios vs Malzahar rounds, Aphelios’s side is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Malzahar.

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Best Aphelios Items to Counter Malzahar

The top items to focus on in your Aphelios versus Malzahar build include Kraken Slayer, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs Malzahar than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Aphelios had an average win rate of 66.0% battling Malzahar with these items in his kit.

Best Aphelios Runes to Counter Malzahar

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Cut Down Rune Cut Down
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

To have the greatest chance of crushing Malzahar as Aphelios, you should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Aphelios vs Malzahar counter picks, this combo of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 54.0% winrate overall.

We have also displayed the top Malzahar runes to fight Aphelios in order to help you understand how he will likely be setup versus you.


6.7 | Aphelios Malzahar | 4.8


5.8 | Aphelios Malzahar | 5.5


6.8 | Aphelios Malzahar | 7.6

Aphelios vs Malzahar Counter Stats Summary

The stat comparisons provided here feature some valuable Aphelios against Malzahar counter stats that may help us grasp the differences between the pair. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is nearly equal to Malzahar’s ratio of 2.3, indicating that Aphelios may be just as central to his team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential as Malzahar..

Aphelios usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. Typically, he receives more damage than Malzahar. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Aphelios usually takes a similar number of minion kills than Malzahar. Champs that do not amass much CS normally do not need much CS to be helpful to their team in LoL. They are capable of scaling adequately off of their abilities alone. However, champions with plenty of CS, such as ADCs, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to top the averages presented here to do well.

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Num. Killing Sprees

1.55 | Aphelios Malzahar | 1.12

Largest Multi-Kill

1.64 | Aphelios Malzahar | 1.26

Damage Dealt

19,185 | Aphelios Malzahar | 19,461

Damage Taken

18,451 | Aphelios Malzahar | 14,760

Healing Done

4,816 | Aphelios Malzahar | 1,001

Vision Score

18 | Aphelios Malzahar | 20

Gold Earned

11,726 | Aphelios Malzahar | 11,219

Minions Killed

166 | Aphelios Malzahar | 172

Dragons Killed

0.24 | Aphelios Malzahar | 0.12

Barons Killed

0.07 | Aphelios Malzahar | 0.04


2.56 | Aphelios Malzahar | 2.29


0.56 | Aphelios Malzahar | 0.56

CC Duration (sec)

152 | Aphelios Malzahar | 375

Experience Earned

12,338 | Aphelios Malzahar | 14,029

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5,295 Aphelios vs Malzahar 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 Malzahar 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.