Aphelios vs Zilean Counter Build

How to Win Aphelios vs Zilean Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Zilean as Aphelios in LoL

How to Beat Zilean as Aphelios

4,146 Aphelios vs Zilean Matchups Analyzed

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked LoL games each week. Within our dataset, Aphelios faced Zilean 4146 times. Having so many games with Aphelios vs Zilean gives us faith in our ability to prepare actionable stats and a recommended build to counter Zilean This particular champ matchup is somewhat rare. Aphelios has to counter Zilean in only 2.1% of his games.

Unfortunately, Aphelios does a dismal job of beating Zilean. On average, he wins a lowly 47.6% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Aphelios vs Zilean games, Aphelios’s team is 0.1% more probable to gain first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood against Zilean.

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Best Aphelios Items to Counter Zilean

The most important items to prioritize in your Aphelios versus Zilean build include Immortal Shieldbow, Infinity Edge, and Lord Dominik's Regards. When Aphelios included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better against Zilean than with many other typical builds. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 64.5% when countering Zilean with this build.

Best Aphelios Runes to Counter Zilean

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Overheal Rune Overheal
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

To have the highest probability of beating Zilean as Aphelios, Aphelios players should take the Conqueror, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for Aphelios vs Zilean battles, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 52.7% win rate overall.

We have also displayed the top Zilean runes to fight Aphelios to help you interpret how he will probably be played against your champion.


6.1 | Aphelios Zilean | 2.5


5.9 | Aphelios Zilean | 4.7


6 | Aphelios Zilean | 12.8

Aphelios vs Zilean Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here emphasize several influential Aphelios vs. Zilean counter stats that may help you grasp the differences between the pair. For instance, Aphelios’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is worse than Zilean’s KDA ratio of 3.3, indicating that Aphelios may be less central to his team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Zilean. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.

Aphelios usually has a much larger longest killing spree than his enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Zilean. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Aphelios commonly earns many more minion kills than Zilean. Champions that do not acquire much CS normally don't have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be useful. In either case, work to pass the averages shown here to do well.

If you want to see Aphelios vs Zilean tips and counter stats for a an individual player tier, feel free to choose one from the selection menu displayed above. At first, the stats and guides displayed are computed using all rounds played with both champions.

Num. Killing Sprees

1.42 | Aphelios Zilean | 0.53

Largest Multi-Kill

1.55 | Aphelios Zilean | 0.93

Damage Dealt

19,632 | Aphelios Zilean | 11,089

Damage Taken

18,425 | Aphelios Zilean | 14,957

Healing Done

4,696 | Aphelios Zilean | 5,679

Vision Score

18 | Aphelios Zilean | 44

Gold Earned

11,409 | Aphelios Zilean | 8,356

Minions Killed

169 | Aphelios Zilean | 50

Dragons Killed

0.22 | Aphelios Zilean | 0.05

Barons Killed

0.06 | Aphelios Zilean | 0.01


2.41 | Aphelios Zilean | 2


0.5 | Aphelios Zilean | 0.52

CC Duration (sec)

151 | Aphelios Zilean | 159

Experience Earned

11,946 | Aphelios Zilean | 11,332

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4,146 Aphelios vs Zilean 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 Zilean 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.