How to Win Aphelios vs Vel'Koz Counter Matchup Aphelios is in the b tier of champions

Aphelios vs Vel'Koz

How to Beat Vel'Koz as Aphelios in LoL Vel'Koz is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Vel'Koz as Aphelios

based on 783 Aphelios vs Vel'Koz matchups
Win Rate
42.8 %
K/D/A
1.86
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of ranked LoL matches that we evaluate each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Vel'Koz as Aphelios came out of an analysis of 783 ranked games where both champions faced off against one another. This pairing is fairly rare. Aphelios fights Vel'Koz in only 2.2% of his matches.

Aphelios vs Vel'Koz Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a pathetic job of beating Vel'Koz. On average, he wins a lowly 42.8% of the time the champions clash against each other in. In Aphelios vs Vel'Koz rounds, Aphelios’s team is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood versus Vel'Koz.

Best Aphelios vs Vel'Koz Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeThe Collector

Optional Items

BloodthirsterLord 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
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W

Guide to Countering Vel'Koz as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Vel'Koz

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

Advice to Win Against Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz is very dangerous if left alone in a fight. Try to focus him down early.

Vel'Koz has fairly low mobility and is vulnerable to ganks.

Life Form Disintegration Ray can be interrupted by stuns, silences and knockups.

Aphelios vs Vel'Koz Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
42.8 %
VS
Win Rate
57.2 %
Vel'Koz Image
6.1
< Kills >
5.3
6.4
< Deaths >
5.3
5.8
< Assists >
9.1
1.35
< Killing Sprees >
1.21
169
< Minions Killed >
94
0.18
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.57
16,826
< Physical Damage >
547
1,249
< Magic Damage >
18,101
828
< True Damage >
5,183
18,904
< Damage Dealt >
23,832
20,092
< Damage Taken >
16,092
11,667
< Gold Earned >
10,299
2.14
< Towers >
1.99
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
4,109
< Total Healing >
1,514
12,569
< Experience >
12,462
18
< Vision Score >
41
9
< Wards Placed >
19
141
< Time Dealing CC >
200

How to Counter Vel'Koz with Aphelios in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore some significant Aphelios vs. Vel'Koz matchup stats that can help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Vel'Koz’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Vel'Koz..

Aphelios often has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Vel'Koz. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Vel'Koz

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Vel'Koz
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Vel'Koz

Who is Better, Aphelios or Vel'Koz?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when trying to fight Vel'Koz, with a 42.8% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes a bad counter for Vel'Koz.

While Aphelios does have a much lower win rate than Vel'Koz, when on opposite teams, Aphelios also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more complex champion to learn. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Aphelios into Vel'Kozas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Aphelios also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Vel'Koz. 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 in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Vel'Koz matchups, Vel'Koz is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Aphelios is a trash counter to Vel'Koz. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Aphelios against Vel'Koz.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Vel'Koz Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vel'Koz as Aphelios, we analyzed 783 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 Vel'Koz 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 truly master Aphelios to counter Vel'Koz during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios on average racks up more CS as Vel'Koz. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Aphelios versus Vel'Koz build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios bought at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when fighting Vel'Koz than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 42.8% when playing against Vel'Koz with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of annihilating Vel'Koz 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. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Aphelios vs Vel'Koz fights, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 42.8% winrate overall.

If you want to see Aphelios x Vel'Koz tips and counter builds for a a particular skill level, please select one from the selection menu provided above. By default, the stats and strategies given are computed using all rounds with data with both champs.