Each of Aphelios' weapons have different strengths, so try to find the right situation for your current weapons.
Darius benefits greatly from enhanced survivability. The longer you can prolong a fight, the more powerful he becomes.
Decimate is a powerful harassment ability. Strike an enemy from maximum range for the greatest effect.
Noxian Guillotine does more damage the more attacks you can land prior to it. Use Noxian Might to deal maximum damage.
The Aphelios Darius synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Darius, 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 very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Darius. His KDA went down from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Darius helps Aphelios perform poorer in ranked League matches. Yet, the small difference proves that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Aphelios is paired with Darius, he observes a small decrease in his total damage output. This could demonstrate that Darius does not provide protection for him to dish out more damage or that his support also helps extend the game's duration. Similarly, when Aphelios is played together with Darius on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Darius.
Moreover, when Aphelios plays with Darius on the same side, he usually takes a little less damage than when he plays alone. Taking not as much damage may mean that Darius does a decent job of protecting Aphelios during team fights.
There is no perfect champion pairing for Aphelios that will always be his ideal teammate. Yet, overall, Darius is a very typical teammate for Aphelios. By being on the same team as Aphelios, he drops their win rate by -0.6% to 46.2%. This demonstrates that there is not really a strong bond between Aphelios and Darius that results in them performing worse together than without each other.
Darius has a much lower diffuclty than Aphelios. That means Aphelios players don't need to be careful when lining up Darius teammates to play with, as they will have to have a much lower level of skill to be able to do well with you.
When playing together, you will likely witness an overall large increase in your team’s capability to destroy wih physical damage. When paired, these two can provide a great amount of sustained physical damage.
In contrast, by bringing Aphelios and Darius together, you may not be providing your side enough AP. Make sure to have other champions on your team that offsets this disparity in their capabilities.
Regardless of the skill of your Darius teammate, you should focus on maximizing your gold income, warding to avoid ambushes, and taking down objectives. If you do this, you should do well, regardless.
To learn all of the intricacies of Aphelios in order to pair well with Darius during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League, you should keep reading to gather some more lessons on this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown here, you should grow your win rate significantly.
The ideal items to have in your Aphelios and Darius synergy build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Aphelios included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when paired up with Darius than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Aphelios boasted an average winrate of 46.2% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Darius with these items in his kit.
To have the highest likelihood of beating your oponents, Aphelios players should equip the Fleet Footwork, Overheal, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for this champion pairing, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 46.2% winrate overall.
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