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

Aphelios vs Thresh

How to Beat Thresh as Aphelios in LoL Thresh is in the a tier of champions
Marksman
Support Fighter

How to Beat Thresh as Aphelios

based on 973 Aphelios vs Thresh matchups
Win Rate
47.7 %
K/D/A
2.06
Pick Rate
2.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends rounds that we get from Riot Games each and every week. This guide on how to beat Thresh as Aphelios came out of an examination of 973 ranked matches where both champs engaged each other. This particular champion pairing is relatively rare. Aphelios has to counter Thresh in only 2.7% of his games.

Aphelios vs Thresh Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a dismal job of beating Thresh. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.7% of games the champs face off with one another in. In Aphelios vs Thresh rounds, Aphelios’s team is 0.2% less likely to get first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Thresh.

Best Aphelios vs Thresh Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeLord Dominik's Regards

Optional Items

The CollectorBloodthirster

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 Thresh as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Thresh

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

Advice to Win Against Thresh

Intentionally breaking a wall of The Box can allow a vulnerable ally to escape unscathed.

Thresh's Death Sentence has a long cast time. Watch for the cast to begin to take evasive actions.

Thresh relies on collecting souls for a portion of his defense and damage. Try punishing him when he moves to collect them.

Aphelios vs Thresh Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
47.7 %
VS
Win Rate
52.3 %
Thresh Image
6.5
< Kills >
2.1
6.3
< Deaths >
5.7
6.5
< Assists >
13.8
1.49
< Killing Sprees >
0.36
165
< Minions Killed >
37
0.23
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.49
18,088
< Physical Damage >
1,158
1,218
< Magic Damage >
5,413
973
< True Damage >
712
20,280
< Damage Dealt >
7,284
17,956
< Damage Taken >
19,095
11,646
< Gold Earned >
7,863
2.5
< Towers >
1.91
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,471
< Total Healing >
1,786
12,050
< Experience >
10,190
18
< Vision Score >
47
8
< Wards Placed >
22
143
< Time Dealing CC >
154

How to Counter Thresh with Aphelios in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize some important Aphelios versus Thresh counter stats that can help us figure out the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Thresh’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Thresh. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Aphelios normally has a much larger longest killing spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Thresh. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Aphelios and Thresh

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Thresh
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Thresh

Who is Better, Aphelios or Thresh?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when taking on Thresh, with a 47.7% win rate. Thus, Aphelios makes a poor counter for Thresh.

While Aphelios does have a lower winrate than Thresh, when facing one another, Aphelios also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to learn. You may get destroyed when picking Aphelios into Threshas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Aphelios has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Thresh. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Aphelios is a terribly counter to Thresh. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Aphelios against Thresh.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Thresh Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Thresh as Aphelios, we analyzed 973 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 Thresh 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 Thresh during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios often racks up much more CS as Thresh. Champions who on average don't earn much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Aphelios versus Thresh build consist of Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Lord Dominik's Regards. When Aphelios used at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better vs Thresh than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 47.7% battling Thresh with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of defeating Thresh as Aphelios, you should equip 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 runes players used for Aphelios vs Thresh face-offs, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 47.7% win rate overall.

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