Each of Aphelios' weapons have different strengths, so try to find the right situation for your current weapons.
The stats shown on this page show some influential Aphelios vs. Sett matchup stats that may help us understand the differences and similarities between the pair. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sett’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Sett..
Aphelios typically has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. On average, he takes less damage than Sett. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when trying to fight Sett, with a 45.7% win rate. Thus, Aphelios makes a bad counter to Sett.
While Aphelios does have a much lower winrate compared to Sett, when on opposite teams, Aphelios also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Aphelios into Settas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Aphelios also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sett. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Sett matchups, Sett is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Aphelios is a trash counter to Sett. Focus your tactics on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Sett.
To learn all of the intricacies of Aphelios to counter Sett during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for 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 most often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Sett. Champs who typically don't earn much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The top items to have in your Aphelios versus Sett build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better against Sett than with most other common item sets. In fact, Aphelios had an average win rate of 45.7% when playing against Sett with this counter build.
To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Sett as Aphelios, you 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 players chose for Aphelios vs Sett fights, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 45.7% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Sett as Aphelios are presented for all skill levels combined. If you would like to narrow the stats and builds to an individual division, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.