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

Brand vs Aphelios

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

based on 1,405 Brand vs Aphelios matchups
Win Rate
57.3 %
K/D/A
2.17
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our dataset, Brand fought Aphelios 1405 times. With so many games with Brand vs Aphelios gives us a lot of faith in our capability to prepare actionable stats and a supported build to annihilate Aphelios. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Brand has to counter Aphelios in only 1.6% of his rounds.

Brand vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

Brand does a great job of countering Aphelios. Normally, he wins a terrific 57.3% of the time the champs fight each other in. In Brand versus Aphelios matches, Brand’s side is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood versus Aphelios.

Best Brand vs Aphelios Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRylai's Crystal ScepterShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassDemonic EmbraceMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Brand to level up w
>
Second ability for Brand to level up q
>
Last skill for Brand to max out e

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindCoup de Grace
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Brand's passive ability p
Brand q ability q
Brand w ability w
Brand e ability e
Brand's ultimate ability r
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W
2
Q
3
E
4
W
5
W
6
R
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W
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Q
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W
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Aphelios as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Aphelios

You can deter enemies from standing near their minions by setting them ablaze, due to Conflagration.

Pyroclasm bounces randomly between enemies, so try to cast it on a small group of enemies if you want to hit the same target multiple times.

You can use Brand's abilities in a variety of combinations to maximize his damage in different situations.

Advice to Win Against Aphelios

Each of Aphelios' weapons have different weaknesses, try to exploit the ones that work best for your champion. Watch out for the purple Gravity gun, it can root you.

Brand vs Aphelios Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
57.3 %
VS
Win Rate
42.7 %
Aphelios Image
6
< Kills >
7
7.2
< Deaths >
7
9.6
< Assists >
6.4
1.4
< Killing Sprees >
1.61
79
< Minions Killed >
166
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.21
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.48
771
< Physical Damage >
18,627
23,484
< Magic Damage >
1,256
1,255
< True Damage >
1,060
25,511
< Damage Dealt >
20,944
19,712
< Damage Taken >
21,482
10,672
< Gold Earned >
12,132
1.86
< Towers >
2.17
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
1,741
< Total Healing >
3,861
12,611
< Experience >
13,094
44
< Vision Score >
18
20
< Wards Placed >
9
87
< Time Dealing CC >
143

How to Counter Aphelios with Brand in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify several vital Brand against Aphelios matchup statistics that can help us distinguish the distinctions between the two. Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Aphelios’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Aphelios..

Brand typically has a similar longest kill spree as his foe does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Aphelios. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Brand and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Aphelios

Who is Better, Brand or Aphelios?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually wins when trying to fight Aphelios, with a 57.3% win rate. Therefore, Brand makes a fantastic counter for Aphelios.

While Brand does have a much higher win rate compared to Aphelios, when facing one another, Brand also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging character to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Brand into Aphelios.

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

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Brand vs Aphelios matchups, Brand is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Brand is a great counter for Aphelios. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Aphelios.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Aphelios Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aphelios as Brand, we analyzed 1,405 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 Aphelios as Brand 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 Brand to counter Aphelios during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand on average racks up less CS as Aphelios. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Brand versus Aphelios build consist of Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand combined at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when facing Aphelios than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Brand had an average win rate of 57.3% when countering Aphelios with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of coming out on top against Aphelios as Brand, Brand players should take the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Brand vs Aphelios face-offs, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 57.3% win rate overall.

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