Zilean vs Aphelios Counter Build

How to Win Zilean vs Aphelios Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Aphelios as Zilean in LoL

How to Beat Aphelios as Zilean

2,696 Zilean vs Aphelios Matchups Analyzed

Win Rate


First Blood


Best Zilean Items to Counter Aphelios

The ideal items to prioritize in your Zilean versus Aphelios build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Cosmic Drive. When Zilean incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Aphelios than with most other typical builds.


2.8 | Zilean Aphelios | 6.2


4.7 | Zilean Aphelios | 6.1


12.8 | Zilean Aphelios | 6.3

Best Zilean Runes to Counter Aphelios

Summon Aery Rune Summon Aery
Manaflow Band Rune Manaflow Band
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight
To have the highest probability of defeating Aphelios as Zilean, Zilean players should equip the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Celerity, Waterwalking, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Zilean vs Aphelios battles, this blending of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also included the top Aphelios runes to fend off Zilean to help you infer how he will probably be setup to try to beat your champ.

Runes Aphelios Will Likely Use to Counter Zilean

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Overheal Rune Overheal
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Zilean vs Aphelios Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here emphasize some strategic Zilean versus Aphelios matchup stats that can help you interpret the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Zilean’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 3.3 is more than Aphelios’s ratio of 2.0, demonstrating that Zilean may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Aphelios. This observation is largely caused by the differences in kills assists.

Zilean typically has a significant smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, Zilean receives less damage than Aphelios. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with increased HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Zilean often totals many fewer minion kills than Aphelios. Champions who on average do not earn a lot of minion kills normally do not require much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale well off of their skills and stats alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to do better than the values shown here to do well.

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Killing Spree

1.3 | Zilean Aphelios | 2.8

Damage Dealt

11,860 | Zilean Aphelios | 19,976

Damage Taken

15,486 | Zilean Aphelios | 18,711

Gold Earned

8,523 | Zilean Aphelios | 11,375

Minions Killed

53 | Zilean Aphelios | 164


5.4 | Zilean Aphelios | 5.3

Dragons Killed

1.9 | Zilean Aphelios | 2.1

Barons Killed

0.4 | Zilean Aphelios | 0.5


0.9 | Zilean Aphelios | 0.9

Zilean vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each week. In our database, Zilean fought Aphelios in 2,696 rounds. Including so many matchups for Zilean versus Aphelios gives us faith in our capability to prepare useful stats and a recommended build to obliterate your enemy.

This particular champion pairing is fairly uncommon. Zilean is forced to battle against Aphelios in only 5.0% of his games. Zilean has done a good job of countering Aphelios. Normally, he wins a whopping 53.0% of games the champions clash against one another in. In Zilean against Aphelios rounds, Zilean’s team is 3.0% less likely to get first blood, implying that he probably won't get first blood versus Aphelios.

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 2,696 Zilean vs Aphelios 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 Zilean 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.