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

Aphelios vs Sylas

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

based on 1,602 Aphelios vs Sylas matchups
Win Rate
48.6 %
K/D/A
2.03
Pick Rate
4.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League games that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Sylas as Aphelios came out of an examination of 1602 ranked matches where both champs faced off against one another. This particular champ matchup is fairly uncommon. Aphelios has to counter Sylas in only 4.5% of his matches.

Aphelios vs Sylas Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a dismal job of beating Sylas. Typically, he wins a acceptable 48.6% of the time the champs face each other in. In Aphelios vs Sylas games, Aphelios’s side is 0.1% less likely to earn first blood, implying that he most likely won't get first blood versus Sylas.

Best Aphelios vs Sylas Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLong Sword

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

BloodthirsterRunaan's HurricaneLord 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
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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W
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W
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W

Guide to Countering Sylas as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Sylas

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

Advice to Win Against Sylas

Sylas's healthbar can be deceptive, watch out for his Kingslayer!

Try to fight Sylas when he isn't able to take your ultimate.

Aphelios vs Sylas Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
48.6 %
VS
Win Rate
51.4 %
Sylas Image
6.3
< Kills >
7.3
6.3
< Deaths >
6.4
6.5
< Assists >
6.8
1.46
< Killing Sprees >
1.64
165
< Minions Killed >
134
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.09
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.4
18,225
< Physical Damage >
643
1,231
< Magic Damage >
18,932
904
< True Damage >
1,096
20,361
< Damage Dealt >
20,672
18,454
< Damage Taken >
30,100
11,479
< Gold Earned >
10,941
2.35
< Towers >
1.58
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,650
< Total Healing >
7,187
12,038
< Experience >
13,133
17
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
8
138
< Time Dealing CC >
305

How to Counter Sylas with Aphelios in LoL

The stats provided here show some vital Aphelios versus Sylas counter statistics that can help us interpret the distinctions between the two. As an example, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sylas’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Sylas..

Aphelios normally has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Typically, he takes less damage than Sylas. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Sylas

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Sylas
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Sylas

Who is Better, Aphelios or Sylas?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when playing against Sylas, with a 48.6% win rate. Thus, Aphelios makes a poor counter for Sylas.

While Aphelios does have a lower winrate than Sylas, when they face off with one another, Aphelios also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more complex character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Aphelios into Sylasas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Aphelios also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Sylas. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Aphelios is a somewhat poor counter to Sylas. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Sylas.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Sylas Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sylas as Aphelios, we analyzed 1,602 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 Sylas 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 to counter Sylas during both the lane 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 listen to the build and stats displayed here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios most often gets a similar amount of CS relative to Sylas. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Aphelios versus Sylas build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better against Sylas than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 48.6% when playing against Sylas with this counter build.

To have the best chance of beating Sylas as Aphelios, you should take the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Taste of Blood, and Ingenious Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Aphelios vs Sylas LoL games, this blending of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 48.6% win rate overall.

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