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

Zyra vs Aphelios

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

How to Beat Aphelios as Zyra

based on 961 Zyra vs Aphelios matchups
Win Rate
55.2 %
K/D/A
2.39
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends matches that we evaluate every week. This guide on how to beat Aphelios as Zyra came out of an examination of 961 ranked games where both champions fought one another. This champion matchup is relatively rare. Zyra is forced to battle against Aphelios in only 1.7% of her rounds.

Zyra vs Aphelios Matchup Summary

Zyra does a great job of countering Aphelios. On average, she wins a fantastic 55.2% of the time the champs face off with each other in. In Zyra versus Aphelios rounds, Zyra’s team is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood. This indicates that she probably will get first blood against Aphelios.

Best Zyra vs Aphelios Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Zyra Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishShard of True IceDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Domination Taste of BloodRelentless Hunter
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Zyra's passive ability p
Zyra q ability q
Zyra w ability w
Zyra e ability e
Zyra's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
W
3
Q
4
E
5
E
6
R
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E
8
Q
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E
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Aphelios as Zyra

Tips for Playing as Zyra against Aphelios

Placing a seed in your spell's path after you have cast it gives you the best chance of having a seed in the proper spot.

Seeds grant vision to your team.

Zyra is a great ambusher - look for opportunities to set a trap of seeds in brush, then lure enemies 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.

Zyra vs Aphelios Counter Stats

Zyra Image
Win Rate
55.2 %
VS
Win Rate
44.8 %
Aphelios Image
3.8
< Kills >
6.5
6.1
< Deaths >
6.5
10.8
< Assists >
6.2
0.84
< Killing Sprees >
1.5
55
< Minions Killed >
170
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.2
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.47
921
< Physical Damage >
17,290
19,014
< Magic Damage >
1,198
1,109
< True Damage >
977
21,045
< Damage Dealt >
19,466
15,715
< Damage Taken >
20,633
9,638
< Gold Earned >
11,938
1.81
< Towers >
2.21
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
1,416
< Total Healing >
3,772
11,690
< Experience >
12,941
54
< Vision Score >
18
25
< Wards Placed >
9
247
< Time Dealing CC >
142

How to Counter Aphelios with Zyra in LoL

The stats provided here highlight some strategic Zyra versus Aphelios counter statistics that may help you distinguish the differences between this pair of champions. For instance, Zyra’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Aphelios’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Zyra may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Aphelios. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Zyra often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her foe does. On average, she receives less damage than Aphelios. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the champion with increased HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Zyra and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Zyra
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zyra
Aphelios

Who is Better, Zyra or Aphelios?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Zyra usually wins when taking on Aphelios, with a 55.2% win rate. Therefore, Zyra makes a fantastic counter to Aphelios.

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

Additionally, Zyra also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Aphelios. This often 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 in League of Legends, in Zyra vs Aphelios matchups, Zyra 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 teamfights.

Zyra is a great counter to Aphelios. Focus your play on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Zyra against Aphelios.

Additional Information for Zyra Players

How We Calculated Our Zyra vs Aphelios Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Aphelios as Zyra, we analyzed 961 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 Zyra 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 Zyra in order 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 tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zyra usually picks up a lot less CS relative to Aphelios. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They 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, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Zyra versus Aphelios build include Liandry's Anguish, Shard of True Ice, and Demonic Embrace. When Zyra included at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better when facing Aphelios than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Zyra had an average winrate of 55.2% battling Aphelios with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Aphelios as Zyra, you should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Relentless Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the runes players used for Zyra vs Aphelios battles, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 55.2% winrate overall.

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