How to Win Nasus vs Aphelios Counter Matchup Nasus is in the a tier of champions

Nasus vs Aphelios

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

based on 1,022 Nasus vs Aphelios matchups
Win Rate
56.1 %
K/D/A
2.18
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked LoL matches each week. Within our dataset, Nasus fought Aphelios 1022 times. Having so many matchups for Nasus versus Aphelios provides us a lot of faith in our capability to provide useful data and a pro build to wreck your foe. This particular champion pairing is somewhat rare. Nasus encounters Aphelios in only 1.7% of his games.

Nasus vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

Nasus has done a great job of beating Aphelios. Normally, he wins a terrific 56.1% of matches the champions oppose each other in. In Nasus vs Aphelios rounds, Nasus’s side is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood against Aphelios.

Best Nasus vs Aphelios Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Cloth ArmorHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalSheen

Core Nasus Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererFrozen HeartGargoyle Stoneplate

Optional Items

HullbreakerSpirit VisageThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Second WindUnflinching
CDRScaling Armor Armor
Nasus's passive ability p
Nasus q ability q
Nasus w ability w
Nasus e ability e
Nasus's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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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 Nasus

Tips for Playing as Nasus against Aphelios

Paying attention to last hitting with Siphoning Strike will have a large impact at the end of a game.

If you're solo, Spirit Fire is a great way to farm a lane. It can be bad if you're in a lane with 2 and you push too far. Find the right balance between Siphoning Strike last hits and AoE farming.

If you have low defenses, people will focus you down even during your ultimate. Try buying some survivability items even in your DPS builds.

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.

Nasus vs Aphelios Counter Stats

Nasus Image
Win Rate
56.1 %
VS
Win Rate
43.9 %
Aphelios Image
5.2
< Kills >
6.7
5
< Deaths >
6.5
5.7
< Assists >
6.4
1.2
< Killing Sprees >
1.53
157
< Minions Killed >
162
0.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.23
0.59
< Inhibitors >
0.52
12,972
< Physical Damage >
18,826
5,491
< Magic Damage >
1,214
544
< True Damage >
1,124
19,007
< Damage Dealt >
21,165
34,565
< Damage Taken >
19,983
11,657
< Gold Earned >
11,844
2.72
< Towers >
2.34
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
4,330
< Total Healing >
3,571
14,894
< Experience >
12,590
15
< Vision Score >
18
7
< Wards Placed >
9
463
< Time Dealing CC >
143

How to Counter Aphelios with Nasus in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify some important Nasus vs. Aphelios matchup stats that may help you figure out the distinctions between the two. Nasus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Aphelios’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Nasus may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Aphelios..

Nasus typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he receives more damage than Aphelios. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Nasus and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Nasus
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Nasus
Aphelios

Who is Better, Nasus or Aphelios?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Nasus usually wins when taking on Aphelios, with a 56.1% win rate. As a result, Nasus makes a fantastic counter to Aphelios.

While Nasus does have a much higher win rate compared to Aphelios, when facing one another, Nasus also has a much lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging character to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Nasus into Aphelios.

Additionally, Nasus has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aphelios. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Nasus is a great counter to Aphelios. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Nasus against Aphelios.

Additional Information for Nasus Players

How We Calculated Our Nasus vs Aphelios Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aphelios as Nasus, we analyzed 1,022 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 Nasus 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 learn all of the intricacies of Nasus in order to counter Aphelios during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Nasus usually gets a similar amount of CS relative to Aphelios. Champions who on average don't take much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Nasus versus Aphelios build consist of Divine Sunderer, Frozen Heart, and Gargoyle Stoneplate. When Nasus included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better vs Aphelios than with most other common builds. In fact, Nasus boasted an average winrate of 56.1% battling Aphelios with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Aphelios as Nasus, Nasus players should take the Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds we have analyed for Nasus vs Aphelios clashes, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 56.1% win rate overall.

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