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

Zac vs Aphelios

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

based on 1,013 Zac vs Aphelios matchups
Win Rate
57.2 %
K/D/A
3.67
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League games each week. In our data, Zac faced Aphelios 1013 times. Including so many games with Zac versus Aphelios provides us confidence in our ability to provide useful data and a recommended build to wreck your rival. This counter pairing is fairly rare. Zac fights Aphelios in only 1.5% of his rounds.

Zac vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

Zac has done a great job of countering Aphelios. On average, he wins a fantastic 57.2% of the time the champions fight one another in. In Zac vs Aphelios rounds, Zac’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Aphelios.

Best Zac vs Aphelios Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Zac Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisThornmailDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Randuin's OmenSpirit Visage

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeConditioningRevitalize
Precision TriumphLegend: Tenacity
CDRScaling Adaptive HealthScaling
Zac's passive ability p
Zac q ability q
Zac w ability w
Zac e ability e
Zac's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
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E
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W
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R
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W
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W
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Q
15
Q
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R

Guide to Countering Aphelios as Zac

Tips for Playing as Zac against Aphelios

Picking up goo chunks is very important to staying alive.

When Cell Division is ready, try to die in a position that makes it difficult for the enemy team to kill your bloblets.

Charging Elastic Slingshot from the fog of war will give opponents less time to react.

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.

Zac vs Aphelios Counter Stats

Zac Image
Win Rate
57.2 %
VS
Win Rate
42.8 %
Aphelios Image
5.3
< Kills >
6.1
4.5
< Deaths >
6.3
11.2
< Assists >
6.1
1.21
< Killing Sprees >
1.4
46
< Minions Killed >
170
1.29
< Dragons Killed >
0.18
0.42
< Inhibitors >
0.48
1,156
< Physical Damage >
18,363
14,531
< Magic Damage >
1,209
1,319
< True Damage >
1,523
17,007
< Damage Dealt >
21,096
36,066
< Damage Taken >
18,578
10,840
< Gold Earned >
11,484
1.5
< Towers >
2.22
0.33
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
35,505
< Total Healing >
3,635
12,949
< Experience >
12,071
20
< Vision Score >
18
6
< Wards Placed >
9
473
< Time Dealing CC >
141

How to Counter Aphelios with Zac in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore several vital Zac against Aphelios counter statistics that may help us figure out the distinctions between the two. Zac’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Aphelios’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Zac may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Aphelios. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Zac normally has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. Typically, he receives more damage than Aphelios. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Zac and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Zac
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zac
Aphelios

Who is Better, Zac or Aphelios?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Zac usually wins when trying to fight Aphelios, with a 57.2% win rate. As a result, Zac makes a fantastic counter to Aphelios.

While Zac does have a much higher winrate than Aphelios, when on opposite teams, Zac also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less difficult champ to learn. You should be be fine when picking Zac into Apheliosas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Zac also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aphelios. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Zac is a great counter to Aphelios. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Zac against Aphelios.

Additional Information for Zac Players

How We Calculated Our Zac vs Aphelios Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aphelios as Zac, we analyzed 1,013 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 Zac 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 Zac 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 listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zac on average picks up a lot less CS compared to Aphelios. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Zac versus Aphelios build include Sunfire Aegis, Thornmail, and Demonic Embrace. When Zac incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better against Aphelios than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Zac boasted an average win rate of 57.2% when playing against Aphelios with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of crushing Aphelios as Zac, Zac players should take the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Revitalize, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Zac vs Aphelios counters, this sequence of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 57.2% winrate overall.

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