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

Aphelios vs Nautilus

How to Beat Nautilus as Aphelios in LoL Nautilus is in the b tier of champions
Marksman
Tank Support

How to Beat Nautilus as Aphelios

based on 1,366 Aphelios vs Nautilus matchups
Win Rate
46.3 %
K/D/A
2.06
Pick Rate
3.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently rated LoL games that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Nautilus as Aphelios resulted from an examination of 1366 ranked games where both champions faced each other. This pairing is somewhat rare. Aphelios has to counter Nautilus in only 3.9% of his rounds.

Aphelios vs Nautilus Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a terrible job of beating Nautilus. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.3% of games the champs oppose each other in. In Aphelios vs Nautilus games, Aphelios’s side is 0.2% less expected to obtain first blood. This implies that he probably won't get first blood versus Nautilus.

Best Aphelios vs Nautilus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeBloodthirster

Optional Items

Lord Dominik's RegardsThe Collector

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash 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
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Q
8
E
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Q
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E
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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 Nautilus as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Nautilus

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

Advice to Win Against Nautilus

While Nautilus is shielded, he is capable of dealing large amounts of area of effect damage with his basic attacks - consider taking down the shield if you have time.

If Nautilus uses Riptide right next to you, hold in place until the ripple effect finishes before running. Running early will run straight into the secondary explosions, causing you to take additional damage and slow.

Aphelios vs Nautilus Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
46.3 %
VS
Win Rate
53.7 %
Nautilus Image
6.4
< Kills >
2.1
6.5
< Deaths >
6.1
7
< Assists >
13.5
1.49
< Killing Sprees >
0.39
163
< Minions Killed >
37
0.2
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.44
17,505
< Physical Damage >
2,270
1,159
< Magic Damage >
5,271
941
< True Damage >
804
19,606
< Damage Dealt >
8,345
18,154
< Damage Taken >
19,945
11,570
< Gold Earned >
7,925
2.33
< Towers >
1.55
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,491
< Total Healing >
1,490
12,097
< Experience >
10,284
18
< Vision Score >
44
8
< Wards Placed >
21
142
< Time Dealing CC >
328

How to Counter Nautilus with Aphelios in LoL

The stats shown here feature several valuable Aphelios against Nautilus counter stats that can help us appreciate the distinctions between these two champs. As an example, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Nautilus’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Nautilus. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.

Aphelios usually has a much larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Nautilus. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Nautilus

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Nautilus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Nautilus

Who is Better, Aphelios or Nautilus?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when taking on Nautilus, with a 46.3% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes a poor counter to Nautilus.

While Aphelios does have a lower winrate than Nautilus, when facing one another, Aphelios also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging character to learn and master. You may get destroyed when picking Aphelios into Nautilusas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Nautilus matchups, Nautilus is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Aphelios is a terribly counter for Nautilus. Focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Aphelios against Nautilus.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Nautilus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nautilus as Aphelios, we analyzed 1,366 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 Nautilus 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 Nautilus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios often picks up much more CS as Nautilus. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Aphelios versus Nautilus build consist of Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Aphelios bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better countering Nautilus than with many other typical builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average win rate of 46.3% battling Nautilus with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of defeating Nautilus as Aphelios, you 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 builds that we analyzed for Aphelios vs Nautilus counterpicks, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 46.3% win rate overall.

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