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

Aphelios vs Pyke

How to Beat Pyke as Aphelios in LoL Pyke is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Pyke as Aphelios

based on 1,511 Aphelios vs Pyke matchups
Win Rate
46.7 %
K/D/A
1.85
Pick Rate
4.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated LoL rounds that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Pyke as Aphelios came out of an examination of 1511 ranked rounds where both champs battled one another. This particular counter matchup is somewhat uncommon. Aphelios encounters Pyke in only 4.3% of his matches.

Aphelios vs Pyke Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a terrible job of beating Pyke. Normally, he wins a lowly 46.7% of games the champions battle one another in. In Aphelios versus Pyke rounds, Aphelios’s team is 0.3% less probable to get first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Pyke.

Best Aphelios vs Pyke Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceLord Dominik's RegardsBloodthirster

Optional Items

The CollectorInfinity EdgeRunaan's Hurricane

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
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
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
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Q
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Q
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E
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Q
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Guide to Countering Pyke as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Pyke

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

Advice to Win Against Pyke

Pyke regenerates a significant amount of damage he has taken from enemy champions, but only when you can't see him!

When Pyke is hidden nearby in his Ghostwater Dive, sharks will circle underneath your feet.

Try not to stand near low health allies. If Pyke executes them using Death From Below, you might be next on the list.

Aphelios vs Pyke Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
46.7 %
VS
Win Rate
53.3 %
Pyke Image
6.6
< Kills >
6.7
7.1
< Deaths >
6.5
6.5
< Assists >
8.8
1.51
< Killing Sprees >
1.6
163
< Minions Killed >
39
0.2
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.36
18,640
< Physical Damage >
8,347
1,319
< Magic Damage >
21
907
< True Damage >
2,340
20,867
< Damage Dealt >
10,708
18,981
< Damage Taken >
20,645
11,685
< Gold Earned >
9,500
2.38
< Towers >
1.24
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,586
< Total Healing >
4,514
12,219
< Experience >
10,385
18
< Vision Score >
58
9
< Wards Placed >
27
139
< Time Dealing CC >
85

How to Counter Pyke with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some strategic Aphelios vs. Pyke counter statistics that may help you distinguish the differences between the two. For instance, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Pyke’s ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Pyke..

Aphelios normally has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Pyke. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Aphelios and Pyke

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Pyke
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Pyke

Who is Better, Aphelios or Pyke?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when trying to fight Pyke, with a 46.7% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes a poor counter to Pyke.

While Aphelios does have a lower winrate compared to Pyke, when facing one another, Aphelios also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to learn and master. You should be very concerned when picking Aphelios into Pykeas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Aphelios has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Pyke. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Aphelios is a trash counter for Pyke. Focus your play on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Pyke.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Pyke Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Pyke as Aphelios, we analyzed 1,511 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 Pyke 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 Pyke during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios typically accumulates much more CS compared to Pyke. Champs who typically don't get much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. 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 require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to use in your Aphelios versus Pyke build consist of Galeforce, Lord Dominik's Regards, and Bloodthirster. When Aphelios incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better against Pyke than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average win rate of 46.7% when playing against Pyke with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of coming out on top against Pyke as Aphelios, Aphelios players should use the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune sets players picked for Aphelios vs Pyke LoL games, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 46.7% win rate overall.

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