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

Aphelios vs Sion

How to Beat Sion as Aphelios in LoL Sion is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Sion as Aphelios

based on 845 Aphelios vs Sion matchups
Win Rate
43.9 %
K/D/A
2.03
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of rated League of Legends matches that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Sion as Aphelios resulted from an analysis of 845 ranked rounds where both champions clashed against each other. This counter matchup is relatively rare. Aphelios encounters Sion in only 2.4% of his games.

Aphelios vs Sion Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a terrible job of beating Sion. Normally, he wins a lowly 43.9% of matches the champs battle one another in. In Aphelios vs Sion matches, Aphelios’s side is 0.1% more likely to get first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood against Sion.

Best Aphelios vs Sion 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

BloodthirsterLord 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
1
Q
2
Q
3
Q
4
E
5
Q
6
E
7
Q
8
E
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Q
10
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 Sion as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Sion

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

Advice to Win Against Sion

Use the time after Sion has died to reposition and prepare for his return.

Even if Sion still hits a Decimating Smash, making him release the charge earlier reduces its impact.

Aphelios vs Sion Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
43.9 %
VS
Win Rate
56.1 %
Sion Image
6.6
< Kills >
4.4
6.4
< Deaths >
6.4
6.4
< Assists >
6.4
1.51
< Killing Sprees >
0.97
167
< Minions Killed >
173
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.16
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.58
20,073
< Physical Damage >
12,409
1,258
< Magic Damage >
6,187
1,055
< True Damage >
589
22,387
< Damage Dealt >
19,186
19,348
< Damage Taken >
36,790
11,690
< Gold Earned >
11,717
2.27
< Towers >
3.03
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
3,871
< Total Healing >
3,270
12,479
< Experience >
14,774
17
< Vision Score >
16
8
< Wards Placed >
7
147
< Time Dealing CC >
717

How to Counter Sion with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here show several critical Aphelios vs. Sion counter statistics that can help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Sion’s ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Sion..

Aphelios typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives less damage than Sion. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Sion

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Sion
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Sion

Who is Better, Aphelios or Sion?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when taking on Sion, with a 43.9% win rate. Thus, Aphelios makes a bad counter to Sion.

While Aphelios does have a much lower win rate compared to Sion, when facing one another, Aphelios also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champion to learn. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aphelios into Sionas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Aphelios also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Sion. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Sion matchups, Sion 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 bad counter to Sion. Focus your tactics on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Sion.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Sion Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sion as Aphelios, we analyzed 845 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 Sion 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Aphelios to counter Sion during both the laning 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 suggestions shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios most often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Sion. Champs who on average don't take much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Aphelios versus Sion build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better versus Sion than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average win rate of 43.9% battling Sion with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Sion as Aphelios, you should use 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 used for Aphelios vs Sion matchups, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 43.9% win rate overall.

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