Each of Aphelios' weapons have different strengths, so try to find the right situation for your current weapons.
Dark Matter deals very high damage, but it can be avoided. Pay attention to the sound and visual indicator to be aware of when and where the spell will land.
Veigar's ultimate deals increased damage based on your missing health.
Event Horizon only stuns units on the edge. If you're inside the spell, you can still move and attack.
The stat comparisons provided here highlight several strategic Aphelios against Veigar counter stats that can help you explain the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Veigar’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Veigar..
Aphelios usually has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Veigar. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when playing against Veigar, with a 43.6% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes a bad counter for Veigar.
While Aphelios does have a much lower winrate compared to Veigar, when they face off with one another, Aphelios also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champion to learn and master. You may get destroyed when picking Aphelios into Veigaras his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Aphelios has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Veigar. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Veigar matchups, Veigar is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Aphelios is a garbage counter for Veigar. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Aphelios against Veigar.
To learn all of the intricacies of Aphelios in order to counter Veigar during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Aphelios on average accumulates a similar amount of CS as Veigar. Champs who typically don't take much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.
The most crucial items to focus on in your Aphelios versus Veigar build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios included at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better against Veigar than with most other common builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 43.6% when countering Veigar with this counter build.
To have the greatest likelihood of annihilating Veigar as Aphelios, you 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 rune combinations players picked for Aphelios vs Veigar battles, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 43.6% win rate overall.
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