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

Skarner vs Aphelios

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

based on 137 Skarner vs Aphelios matchups
Win Rate
52.6 %
K/D/A
2.63
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL matches each week. In our database, Skarner faced off against Aphelios 137 times. Having so many games with Skarner vs Aphelios gives us a lot of faith in our ability to prepare actionable data and a recommended build to counter your enemy. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Skarner encounters Aphelios in only 2.1% of his rounds.

Skarner vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

Skarner does a good job of countering Aphelios. Typically, he wins a fantastic 52.6% of the time the champions fight each other in. In Skarner against Aphelios matches, Skarner’s team is 0.0% more expected to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Aphelios.

Best Skarner vs Aphelios Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalIonian Boots of Lucidity

Core Skarner Items

~22 Mins
Trinity ForceDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Optional Items

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo TriumphLegend: TenacityCoup de Grace
Sorcery Nimbus CloakCelerity
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Skarner's passive ability p
Skarner q ability q
Skarner w ability w
Skarner e ability e
Skarner's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Aphelios as Skarner

Tips for Playing as Skarner against Aphelios

Capturing Crystal Spires before attempting neutral objectives or team fights around them improves Skarner's performance in said fights dramatically.

Basic attacks reduce the cooldown of Crystal Slash. Use them as often as possible for maximum damage.

Impale is extremely powerful when you use it to position an enemy so your allies can attack them.

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.

Skarner vs Aphelios Counter Stats

Skarner Image
Win Rate
52.6 %
VS
Win Rate
47.4 %
Aphelios Image
4.8
< Kills >
6.7
5.7
< Deaths >
7.2
10.2
< Assists >
6.7
1.09
< Killing Sprees >
1.51
41
< Minions Killed >
163
1.47
< Dragons Killed >
0.19
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.55
6,384
< Physical Damage >
18,149
4,123
< Magic Damage >
1,228
1,060
< True Damage >
805
11,568
< Damage Dealt >
20,182
26,550
< Damage Taken >
18,139
10,681
< Gold Earned >
11,915
1.5
< Towers >
2.36
0.38
< Baron Takedowns >
0.12
6,647
< Total Healing >
3,122
13,246
< Experience >
12,501
23
< Vision Score >
18
6
< Wards Placed >
9
656
< Time Dealing CC >
140

How to Counter Aphelios with Skarner in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here underscore several critical Skarner against Aphelios counter stats that can help us appreciate the distinctions between these two champs. For instance, Skarner’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Aphelios’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Skarner may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Aphelios..

Skarner usually has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he takes more damage than Aphelios. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Skarner and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Skarner
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Skarner
Aphelios

Who is Better, Skarner or Aphelios?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Skarner usually wins when trying to fight Aphelios, with a 52.6% win rate. As a result, Skarner makes a good counter for Aphelios.

While Skarner does have a higher winrate than Aphelios, when they face off with one another, Skarner also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champion to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Skarner into Aphelios.

Additionally, Skarner has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aphelios. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Skarner is a good counter for Aphelios. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Skarner against Aphelios.

Additional Information for Skarner Players

How We Calculated Our Skarner vs Aphelios Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aphelios as Skarner, we analyzed 137 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 Skarner 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 Skarner to counter Aphelios during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Skarner usually racks up a lot less CS as Aphelios. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Skarner versus Aphelios build consist of Trinity Force, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Skarner combined at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when fighting Aphelios than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Skarner boasted an average win rate of 52.6% battling Aphelios with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of annihilating Aphelios as Skarner, Skarner players should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Nimbus Cloak, and Celerity runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Skarner vs Aphelios counterpicks, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 52.6% winrate overall.

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