Each of Aphelios' weapons have different strengths, so try to find the right situation for your current weapons.
Watch out for Kench's Abyssal Dive - you can cancel it's channel with immobilizing crowd control effects.
When you see Tahm Kench use the shield from Thick Skin, remember that he just opted out of a good deal of healing. He will also not accumulate new gray health until Thick Skin comes off cooldown. Use this to your advantage!
The stats shown here emphasize some critical Aphelios versus Tahm Kench matchup statistics that can help you distinguish the differences between the two. As an example, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Tahm Kench’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Tahm Kench..
Aphelios typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Tahm Kench. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when playing against Tahm Kench, with a 46.8% win rate. Thus, Aphelios makes a poor counter for Tahm Kench.
While Aphelios does have a lower winrate than Tahm Kench, when on opposite teams, Aphelios also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aphelios into Tahm Kenchas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Aphelios also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Tahm Kench. 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 for every situation in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Tahm Kench matchups, Tahm Kench 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 late stage team fights.
Aphelios is a trash counter for Tahm Kench. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Tahm Kench.
If you would like to truly master Aphelios to counter Tahm Kench during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Aphelios most often picks up a similar amount of CS as Tahm Kench. Champs who on average don't take much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.
The most crucial items to focus on in your Aphelios versus Tahm Kench build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Aphelios combined at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when facing Tahm Kench than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Aphelios had an average win rate of 46.8% when countering Tahm Kench with this build.
To have the highest chance of defeating Tahm Kench as Aphelios, Aphelios players should use 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 sets we have analyed for Aphelios vs Tahm Kench battles, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 46.8% winrate overall.
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