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

Aphelios vs Maokai

How to Beat Maokai as Aphelios in LoL Maokai is in the s tier of champions
Marksman
Tank Mage

How to Beat Maokai as Aphelios

based on 382 Aphelios vs Maokai matchups
Win Rate
49.2 %
K/D/A
2.16
Pick Rate
1.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League games that we evaluate every week. Our guide on how to beat Maokai as Aphelios resulted from an examination of 382 ranked rounds where both champions faced each other. This particular pairing is somewhat rare. Aphelios has to counter Maokai in only 1.1% of his matches.

Aphelios vs Maokai Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a dismal job of beating Maokai. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.2% of matches the champions face one another in. In Aphelios against Maokai games, Aphelios’s side is 0.0% more probable to get first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood against Maokai.

Best Aphelios vs Maokai Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordDagger

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

Lord 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
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 Maokai as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Maokai

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

Advice to Win Against Maokai

The cooldown on Maokai's self healing is heavily gated on how many time you hit him with spells. Careful about wasting abilities on him.

Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.

Saplings will chase the first enemy that gets too close, but detonate after a few seconds or if they collide with other enemies. Be especially careful around brush sapling, as they are much more dangerous.

Aphelios vs Maokai Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
49.2 %
VS
Win Rate
50.8 %
Maokai Image
7
< Kills >
2.7
6.3
< Deaths >
6.2
6.6
< Assists >
11.6
1.59
< Killing Sprees >
0.51
170
< Minions Killed >
49
0.16
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.43
19,341
< Physical Damage >
1,434
1,180
< Magic Damage >
14,031
1,068
< True Damage >
892
21,590
< Damage Dealt >
16,357
19,562
< Damage Taken >
24,503
12,093
< Gold Earned >
8,586
2.37
< Towers >
1.34
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,837
< Total Healing >
6,244
12,637
< Experience >
10,961
17
< Vision Score >
39
9
< Wards Placed >
17
140
< Time Dealing CC >
399

How to Counter Maokai with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some strategic Aphelios against Maokai counter statistics that may help us realize the differences and similarities between the two. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Maokai’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Maokai. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Aphelios often has a much larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives less damage than Maokai. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Aphelios and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Maokai

Who is Better, Aphelios or Maokai?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually fairs equally well when playing against Maokai, with a 49.2% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes an ok counter to Maokai.

While Aphelios does have a lower winrate than Maokai, when facing one another, Aphelios also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champ to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Aphelios into Maokaias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Aphelios has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Maokai. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Maokai matchups, Maokai is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Aphelios is a somewhat poor counter to Maokai. Focus your tactics on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Maokai.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Maokai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Maokai as Aphelios, we analyzed 382 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 Maokai 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 Maokai 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 here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios often picks up much more CS as Maokai. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Aphelios versus Maokai build consist of Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios bought at least these three items in his build, he performed much better versus Maokai than with many other common builds. In fact, Aphelios had an average win rate of 49.2% when playing against Maokai with this counter build.

To have the highest probability of defeating Maokai 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 sets players chose for Aphelios vs Maokai fights, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.2% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Maokai as Aphelios are given for every ranked division. If you would like to filter the stats and builds to a specific division, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.