How to Synergize Aphelios with Bard on the Same Team Aphelios is in the b tier of champions

Aphelios with Bard

How to Win With Aphelios and Bard Paired Together Bard is in the s tier of champions
Marksman
Support Mage

How to Synergize Aphelios and Bard

based on 546 Aphelios with Bard pairs
Win Rate
41.4 %
K/D/A
1.92
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

At MOBA Champion, we pull the results of from millions of League of Legends rounds straight from Riot Games each and every week. Aphelios has been on the same team as Bard in 546 recent, ranked matches. By pooling so much accurate data straight from the publishers of League of Legends, we are confident that we can give you high-quality, insightful builds to help Aphelios synergize with Bard. It is relatively rare for Aphelios to play alongside Bard on the same side. This pairing has only taken place in about 1.8% of games with Aphelios.

Aphelios Bard Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Aphelios has done a awful job of playing alongside Bard. On average, he wins a lowly 41.4% of matches the champions try and synergize their gameplay. If you want to do better as Aphelios when playing with Bard by figuring out how to better synergize your strategy with him, then dig into the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Aphelios Bard Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Aphelios Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeLord Dominik's Regards

Optional Items

The Collector

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork OverhealLegend: BloodlineCut Down
Domination Taste of BloodIngenious Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Aphelios's passive ability p
Aphelios q ability q
Aphelios w ability w
Aphelios e ability e
Aphelios's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
Q
3
Q
4
E
5
Q
6
E
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
E
12
E
13
W
14
W
15
W
16
W

Guide to Synergizing Aphelios and Bard

Tips for Playing as Aphelios with Bard

Each of Aphelios' weapons have different strengths, so try to find the right situation for your current weapons.

Advice to Understand How Bard Will Play

Don't forget that enemies can also use your Magical Journey doorways, and that your ultimate can also hit your allies!

Let your Caretaker's Shrines charge up - they heal for a lot more when at full power.

It's important to collect chimes to improve your meep's attacks, but don't neglect your lane partner! Try to make a big entrance by bringing an ally into the lane with you with Magical Journey.

Aphelios Bard Synergy Stats

Aphelios Image
Win Rate
41.4 %
VS
Win Rate
58.6 %
Bard Image
6.3
< Kills >
6.4
6.4
< Deaths >
6.4
6
< Assists >
6.3
1.42
< Killing Sprees >
1.48
164
< Minions Killed >
167
0.17
< Dragons Killed >
0.19
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.5
17,298
< Physical Damage >
18,135
1,163
< Magic Damage >
1,269
786
< True Damage >
890
19,249
< Damage Dealt >
20,295
19,020
< Damage Taken >
19,074
11,447
< Gold Earned >
11,743
2.02
< Towers >
2.34
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
4,046
< Total Healing >
4,038
12,331
< Experience >
12,291
17
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
9
141
< Time Dealing CC >
141

How to Play with Bard as Aphelios in LoL

The Aphelios Bard synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Bard, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Aphelios sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Bard. His KDA fell from NaN to NaN. This negative change shows that Bard helps Aphelios perform worse in competitive League rounds. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is not very impactful.

When Aphelios is an ally to Bard, he gets a small decrease in his total damage output. This difference may demonstrate that Bard does not provide protection for him to dish out more damage or that his presence also helps increase the game's duration. Similarly, when Aphelios is played alongside Bard on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays alone. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Bard.

Moreover, when Aphelios plays with Bard on the same team, he often receives a little less damage than when he fights alone. Getting dealt not as much damage may indicate that Bard does a decent job of protecting Aphelios in teamfights.

Synergies between Aphelios and Bard

Damage Types Compared

Aphelios with Bard
Aphelios
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Aphelios
Bard
Synergy

Is Aphelios better when played alongside Bard?

There is no universally accepted best ally for Aphelios that will no matter what be his ideal teammate. Yet, overall, Bard is a terrible teammate for Aphelios. By being on the same side as Aphelios, he lowers their win rate by -5.4% to 41.4%. This proves that there is a terrible synergy between Aphelios and Bard that results in them performing not as well together than without each other.

Bard has a lower difficulty than Aphelios. That means you don't need to be cautious when enlisting Bard allies to play with, as they will have to have a lower level of skill to be able to cooperate well with you.

When playing together, you will likely witness an overall large increase in your team’s capability to destroy wih physical damage. Combined, these two can provide a great amount of sustained physical damage.

Although, by bringing Aphelios and Bard together, you will not be giving your other teammates much AP. Plan to include other champions on your team that nullifies this relative gap in their kit.

Regardless of the skill of your Bard teammate, you need to focus on maximizing your gold income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and taking down objectives. If you heed this simple advice, you should do well anyway.

Additional Information for Aphelios Players

How We Calculated Our Aphelios Bard Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Aphelios and Bard, we analyzed 546 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Aphelios with Bard comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Aphelios to synergize with Bard during both the laning and mid / late game phases of LoL matches, you should keep reading to pick up some more tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot.

The most crucial items to get in your Aphelios and Bard synergy build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Lord Dominik's Regards. When Aphelios used at least these three items in his build, he did much better when fighting alongside Bard than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 41.4% when playing alongside Bard with this build.

To have the greatest chance of beating your oponents, you should use the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Taste of Blood, and Ingenious Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for this team composition, this composite of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 41.4% winrate overall.

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