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

Aphelios vs Tahm Kench

How to Beat Tahm Kench as Aphelios in LoL Tahm Kench is in the a tier of champions
Marksman
Support Tank

How to Beat Tahm Kench as Aphelios

based on 585 Aphelios vs Tahm Kench matchups
Win Rate
46.8 %
K/D/A
2.03
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League rounds that we evaluate each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Tahm Kench as Aphelios came out of an evaluation of 585 ranked games where both champions faced each other. This particular matchup is fairly rare. Aphelios encounters Tahm Kench in only 1.7% of his games.

Aphelios vs Tahm Kench Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a pathetic job of beating Tahm Kench. On average, he wins a lowly 46.8% of games the champions clash against each other in. In Aphelios versus Tahm Kench matches, Aphelios’s team is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood versus Tahm Kench.

Best Aphelios vs Tahm Kench Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordDagger

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeBloodthirster

Optional Items

The CollectorLord 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
8
E
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Q
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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 Tahm Kench as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Tahm Kench

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

Advice to Win Against Tahm Kench

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!

Aphelios vs Tahm Kench Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
46.8 %
VS
Win Rate
53.2 %
Tahm Kench Image
6.5
< Kills >
4.1
6.4
< Deaths >
5.2
6.5
< Assists >
9.4
1.5
< Killing Sprees >
0.91
163
< Minions Killed >
111
0.18
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.46
19,581
< Physical Damage >
2,531
1,201
< Magic Damage >
12,481
1,043
< True Damage >
620
21,826
< Damage Dealt >
15,633
18,929
< Damage Taken >
30,709
11,603
< Gold Earned >
9,766
2.35
< Towers >
1.92
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,774
< Total Healing >
8,344
12,193
< Experience >
12,550
17
< Vision Score >
24
8
< Wards Placed >
11
146
< Time Dealing CC >
576

How to Counter Tahm Kench with Aphelios in LoL

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.

Differences between Aphelios and Tahm Kench

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Tahm Kench
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Tahm Kench

Who is Better, Aphelios or Tahm Kench?

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.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Tahm Kench Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Tahm Kench as Aphelios, we analyzed 585 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 Tahm Kench 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.

Further Insights to Win this Matchup

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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