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

Aphelios vs Swain

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

based on 1,781 Aphelios vs Swain matchups
Win Rate
43.2 %
K/D/A
1.91
Pick Rate
5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League games each week. In our data, Aphelios fought Swain in 1781 matches. Having so many games with Aphelios vs Swain provides us a lot of confidence in our ability to provide useful statistics and a solid build to obliterate Swain. This particular pairing is fairly uncommon. Aphelios has to counter Swain in only 5.0% of his rounds.

Aphelios vs Swain Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a pathetic job of beating Swain. Normally, he wins a lowly 43.2% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Aphelios vs Swain matches, Aphelios’s team is 0.1% less likely to get first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Swain.

Best Aphelios vs Swain Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLong Sword

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
Kraken SlayerInfinity EdgeLord Dominik's Regards

Optional Items

BloodthirsterThe CollectorRunaan's Hurricane

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
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
2
Q
3
Q
4
E
5
Q
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E
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Q
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W
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W

Guide to Countering Swain as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Swain

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

Advice to Win Against Swain

Swain's passive is very potent if you are immobilized. Make sure to be extra careful around enemies who have immobilizing effects.

High mobility counters all of Swain's basic abilities: Death's Hand does more damage the closer he is, Vision of Empire has a very long delay and Nevermove must start returning back to him to be dangerous.

Buying an item with Grievous Wounds will make Swain much easier to kill during his Demonic Ascension.

Aphelios vs Swain Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
43.2 %
VS
Win Rate
56.8 %
Swain Image
6.3
< Kills >
5.3
6.7
< Deaths >
6
6.5
< Assists >
10.7
1.43
< Killing Sprees >
1.19
163
< Minions Killed >
101
0.18
< Dragons Killed >
0.11
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.48
18,896
< Physical Damage >
1,426
1,247
< Magic Damage >
18,775
955
< True Damage >
965
21,098
< Damage Dealt >
21,167
19,775
< Damage Taken >
27,806
11,503
< Gold Earned >
10,276
2.17
< Towers >
2
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
3,858
< Total Healing >
8,381
12,171
< Experience >
12,408
18
< Vision Score >
30
8
< Wards Placed >
14
141
< Time Dealing CC >
318

How to Counter Swain with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page show some vital Aphelios vs. Swain matchup stats that can help you realize the differences between the pair. As an example, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Swain’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Swain..

Aphelios typically has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Swain. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the champ with increased HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Swain
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Swain

Who is Better, Aphelios or Swain?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when taking on Swain, with a 43.2% win rate. Therefore, Aphelios makes a bad counter to Swain.

While Aphelios does have a much lower winrate than Swain, when they face off with one another, Aphelios also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champion to learn. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aphelios into Swainas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Aphelios also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Swain. 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 one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Swain matchups, Swain 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 team fights.

Aphelios is a terribly counter for Swain. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Swain.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Swain Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Swain as Aphelios, we analyzed 1,781 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 Swain 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 learn all of the intricacies of Aphelios in order to counter Swain during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios most often racks up more CS relative to Swain. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Aphelios versus Swain build include Kraken Slayer, Infinity Edge, and Lord Dominik's Regards. When Aphelios bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Swain than with many other typical builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 43.2% when countering Swain with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Swain 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. Out of all the runes players picked for Aphelios vs Swain counter picks, this mix of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 43.2% win rate overall.

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