Each of Aphelios' weapons have different strengths, so try to find the right situation for your current weapons.
Tentacles are an immense source of power. Don't fight without them.
Spirits inherit their target's current health. If making a
is your goal, try whittling your opponent's health down a bit first to make killing the spirit easier.
Leap of Faith is best used to follow-up a strong engage or when being engaged upon. Be careful about being the first one into a fight.
The Aphelios Illaoi synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Illaoi, 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 Illaoi. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This negative change shows that Illaoi helps Aphelios perform poorer in ranked League matches. Yet, the small difference proves that this performance change is only marginal.
When Aphelios is paired with Illaoi, he observes a marginal improvement in his full damage dealt. This change may signal that Illaoi helps provide cover for him to dish out more damage or that her allyship also helps extend the match's duration. Similarly, when Aphelios is played together with Illaoi 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 synergisticly with Illaoi.
Moreover, when Aphelios plays with Illaoi on the same side, he typically takes a little more damage than when he plays alone. Taking more damage may mean that Illaoi does a poor job of covering Aphelios during teamfights.
There is no top ally for Aphelios that will always be his ideal ally. Yet, Illaoi is a relatively poor ally for Aphelios. By playing on the same team as Aphelios, she drops their win rate by -2.2% to 44.6%. This clearly indicates that there is a bad synergy between Aphelios and Illaoi that results in them performing not as well together than without each other.
Illaoi has a much lower diffuclty than Aphelios. That means you don't need to be careful when finding Illaoi teammates to fight alongside, as they will require a much lower level of skill to be able to play well with you.
Working alongside, Aphelios players should expect to see an overall large increase in your team’s capability to dish out massive AD. Combined, these two should be able to take down targets with auto-attacks and other AD damage abilities.
Although, by grouping Aphelios and Illaoi together, you may not be giving your side enough magic damage. We recommend you pick other champions on your team that neutralizes this hole in this pairing's kit.
Regardless of the ability of your Illaoi teammate, you need to focus on maximizing your gold income, outlasting your enemies, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you will do well anyway.
If you would like to truly master Aphelios to synergize with Illaoi during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends matches, you should continue reading to gather some more tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot.
The most important items to prioritize in your Aphelios and Illaoi synergy build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Aphelios bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when fighting alongside Illaoi than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Aphelios had an average winrate of 44.6% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Illaoi with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest likelihood of crushing your oponents, Aphelios players should take 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 combinations that we analyzed for Aphelios and Illaoi pairings, this set of runes resulted in the top win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 44.6% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to pair Illaoi with Aphelios are displayed for all skill levels, merged. If you would like to scope the statistics and builds to a specific rank, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.