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

Aphelios vs Zeri

How to Beat Zeri as Aphelios in LoL Zeri is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Zeri as Aphelios

based on 1,228 Aphelios vs Zeri matchups
Win Rate
48.4 %
K/D/A
2.13
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we evaluate every week. Our guide on how to beat Zeri as Aphelios resulted from an analysis of 1228 ranked games where both champions faced off against one another. This particular counter pairing is relatively rare. Aphelios encounters Zeri in only 3.5% of his games.

Aphelios vs Zeri Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a dismal job of beating Zeri. Typically, he wins a lowly 48.4% of the time the champs clash against each other in. In Aphelios against Zeri rounds, Aphelios’s team is 0.1% more probable to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Zeri.

Best Aphelios vs Zeri Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
Kraken SlayerInfinity EdgeLord Dominik's Regards

Optional Items

BloodthirsterThe Collector

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
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
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
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Q
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Q
3
Q
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E
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Q
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E
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Q
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W

Guide to Countering Zeri as Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Aphelios against Zeri

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

Aphelios vs Zeri Counter Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
48.4 %
VS
Win Rate
51.6 %
Zeri Image
6.7
< Kills >
6.8
6.2
< Deaths >
5.5
6.5
< Assists >
7.3
1.57
< Killing Sprees >
1.55
174
< Minions Killed >
173
0.21
< Dragons Killed >
0.2
0.58
< Inhibitors >
0.54
19,102
< Physical Damage >
9,936
1,332
< Magic Damage >
11,116
955
< True Damage >
998
21,390
< Damage Dealt >
22,051
19,795
< Damage Taken >
19,854
12,070
< Gold Earned >
12,251
2.48
< Towers >
2.25
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
4,045
< Total Healing >
2,326
12,493
< Experience >
12,800
18
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
8
147
< Time Dealing CC >
127

How to Counter Zeri with Aphelios in LoL

The stats provided here highlight several strategic Aphelios vs. Zeri counter statistics that can help us figure out the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zeri’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Aphelios may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Zeri..

Aphelios often has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Zeri. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Aphelios and Zeri

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios
Zeri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Aphelios
Zeri

Who is Better, Aphelios or Zeri?

Both League champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Aphelios usually loses when trying to fight Zeri, with a 48.4% win rate. As a result, Aphelios makes a poor counter to Zeri.

While Aphelios does have a lower winrate compared to Zeri, when they face off with one another, Aphelios also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Aphelios into Zerias 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 almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zeri. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Aphelios vs Zeri matchups, Zeri is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Aphelios is a somewhat poor counter to Zeri. Focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Aphelios against Zeri.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios vs Zeri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zeri as Aphelios, we analyzed 1,228 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 Zeri 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 truly master Aphelios to counter Zeri during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Aphelios typically gets a similar amount of CS as Zeri. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Aphelios versus Zeri build consist of Kraken Slayer, Infinity Edge, and Lord Dominik's Regards. When Aphelios combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better against Zeri than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 48.4% battling Zeri with this counter build.

To have the best probability of crushing Zeri 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. Of all the rune builds players used for Aphelios vs Zeri matchups, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 48.4% win rate overall.

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