Each of Aphelios' weapons have different strengths, so try to find the right situation for your current weapons.
The stats shown on this page emphasize several important Aphelios against Nilah matchup stats that can help us figure out the differences between the two. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Nilah’s ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Nilah..
Aphelios typically has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. Typically, he takes less damage than Nilah. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champ with increased HP has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when taking on Nilah, with a 43.7% win rate. Thus, Aphelios makes a bad counter to Nilah.
While Aphelios does have a much lower win rate than Nilah, when facing one another, Aphelios also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aphelios into Nilahas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Aphelios also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nilah. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Nilah matchups, Nilah is the better champion with a much lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Aphelios is a bad counter to Nilah. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Aphelios against Nilah.
If you would like to truly master Aphelios in order to counter Nilah during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Aphelios on average racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Nilah. Champions who on average don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.
The most crucial items to prioritize in your Aphelios versus Nilah build include Galeforce, Bloodthirster, and Kraken Slayer. When Aphelios incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better against Nilah than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Aphelios had an average win rate of 43.7% when countering Nilah with this build.
To have the highest probability of vanquishing Nilah as Aphelios, Aphelios players should take the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes that we analyzed for Aphelios vs Nilah LoL games, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 43.7% winrate overall.
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