How to Win Kayn vs Aphelios Counter Matchup Kayn is in the s tier of champions

Kayn vs Aphelios

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

based on 1,774 Kayn vs Aphelios matchups
Win Rate
54.5 %
K/D/A
2.4
Pick Rate
1.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends games each and every week. In our dataset, Kayn did battle with Aphelios in 1774 rounds. With so many games with Kayn versus Aphelios provides us a lot of faith in our capacity to produce enlightening data and a recommended build to crush your opposition. This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Kayn is forced to battle against Aphelios in only 1.9% of his matches.

Kayn vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

Kayn has done a great job of beating Aphelios. Typically, he wins a whopping 54.5% of the time the champions fight one another in. In Kayn versus Aphelios matches, Kayn’s side is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood versus Aphelios.

Best Kayn vs Aphelios Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLong Sword

Core Kayn Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerBlack CleaverDeath's Dance

Optional Items

The CollectorYoumuu's GhostbladeEdge of NightSerylda's Grudge

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Kayn's passive ability p
Kayn q ability q
Kayn w ability w
Kayn e ability e
Kayn's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Aphelios as Kayn

Tips for Playing as Kayn against Aphelios

Look at the line-up of both your team and the enemy's team when picking your form.

Remember that nearby enemies can see which wall you're in.

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.

Kayn vs Aphelios Counter Stats

Kayn Image
Win Rate
54.5 %
VS
Win Rate
45.5 %
Aphelios Image
7.9
< Kills >
7
6.5
< Deaths >
7
7.7
< Assists >
6.4
1.79
< Killing Sprees >
1.61
42
< Minions Killed >
163
1.41
< Dragons Killed >
0.22
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.49
16,567
< Physical Damage >
17,333
720
< Magic Damage >
1,283
1,280
< True Damage >
871
18,567
< Damage Dealt >
19,489
33,463
< Damage Taken >
18,323
12,459
< Gold Earned >
11,905
1.44
< Towers >
2.24
0.29
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
13,880
< Total Healing >
3,493
13,953
< Experience >
12,519
20
< Vision Score >
18
5
< Wards Placed >
9
265
< Time Dealing CC >
141

How to Counter Aphelios with Kayn in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page feature some valuable Kayn versus Aphelios counter statistics that may help us grasp the differences between the pair. For instance, Kayn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Aphelios’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Kayn may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Aphelios..

Kayn typically has a similar longest kill spree as his enemy does. Typically, he receives more damage than Aphelios. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kayn and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Kayn
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kayn
Aphelios

Who is Better, Kayn or Aphelios?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Kayn usually wins when playing against Aphelios, with a 54.5% win rate. Thus, Kayn makes a great counter to Aphelios.

While Kayn does have a much higher winrate than Aphelios, when they face off with one another, Kayn also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult character to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Kayn into Apheliosas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Kayn also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Aphelios. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Kayn is a great counter for Aphelios. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kayn against Aphelios.

Additional Information for Kayn Players

How We Calculated Our Kayn vs Aphelios Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aphelios as Kayn, we analyzed 1,774 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 Kayn 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 Kayn in order to counter Aphelios during both the lane 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 pay attention to the build and tips shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kayn often accumulates a lot less CS relative to Aphelios. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Kayn versus Aphelios build include Goredrinker, Black Cleaver, and Death's Dance. When Kayn used at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when facing Aphelios than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Kayn boasted an average winrate of 54.5% when playing against Aphelios with this build.

To have the best likelihood of defeating Aphelios as Kayn, Kayn players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds players chose for Kayn vs Aphelios LoL games, this set of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 54.5% win rate overall.

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