How to Synergize Kayn with Aphelios on the Same Team Kayn is in the s tier of champions

Kayn with Aphelios

How to Win With Kayn and Aphelios Paired Together Aphelios is in the b tier of champions
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How to Synergize Kayn and Aphelios

based on 1,926 Kayn with Aphelios pairs
Win Rate
45.7 %
K/D/A
2.25
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

At MOBA Champion, we take in data from from millions of League games straight from Riot Games each week. Kayn has gone into battle with Aphelios in 1926 recently played, competitive matches. By gathering so much complete data straight from the publishers of LoL, we feel confident that we can provide you with robust, insightful builds to help Kayn synergize with Aphelios. It is relatively rare for Kayn to play with Aphelios on the same side. This pairing has only happened in approx. 1.7% of rounds with Kayn.

Kayn Aphelios Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Kayn has done a terrible job of synergizing with Aphelios. Normally, he wins a dismal 45.7% of games the champs fight together on the same side. If you want to play better as Kayn when playing alongside Aphelios by figuring out how to better synergize your play style with him, then review the full build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Kayn Aphelios Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordIronspike Whip

Core Kayn Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerBlack CleaverDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Serylda's GrudgeMaw of MalmortiusSpirit VisageSerpent's Fang

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Kayn's passive ability p
Kayn q ability q
Kayn w ability w
Kayn e ability e
Kayn's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Kayn and Aphelios

Tips for Playing as Kayn with Aphelios

Look at the line-up of both your team and the enemy's team when picking your form.

Remember that nearby enemies can see which wall you're in.

Advice to Understand How Aphelios Will Play

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

Kayn Aphelios Synergy Stats

Kayn Image
Win Rate
45.7 %
VS
Win Rate
54.3 %
Aphelios Image
7.1
< Kills >
7.2
6.4
< Deaths >
6.3
7.3
< Assists >
7.7
1.6
< Killing Sprees >
1.64
42
< Minions Killed >
43
1.34
< Dragons Killed >
1.43
0.36
< Inhibitors >
0.41
17,776
< Physical Damage >
18,181
587
< Magic Damage >
573
1,290
< True Damage >
1,306
19,655
< Damage Dealt >
20,060
35,602
< Damage Taken >
36,372
12,075
< Gold Earned >
12,283
1.23
< Towers >
1.35
0.26
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
14,150
< Total Healing >
14,728
13,667
< Experience >
14,018
20
< Vision Score >
20
5
< Wards Placed >
5
276
< Time Dealing CC >
284

How to Play with Aphelios as Kayn in LoL

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

Overall, Kayn sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Aphelios. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Aphelios helps Kayn perform not as well in ranked LoL rounds. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is not very impactful.

When Kayn is paired with Aphelios, he gets a little drop in his total damage dealt. This change may demonstrate that Aphelios does not provide protection for him to dish out more damage or that his presence on the team also helps increase the match's duration. Similarly, when Kayn is played together with Aphelios on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays without Aphelios. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing alongside Aphelios.

Moreover, when Kayn plays with Aphelios on the same side, he usually receives a little less damage than when he fights alone. Taking not as much damage could mean that Aphelios does a decent job of covering Kayn during teamfights.

Synergies between Kayn and Aphelios

Damage Types Compared

Kayn with Aphelios
Kayn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Kayn
Aphelios
Synergy

Is Kayn better when played alongside Aphelios?

There is no universally accepted best ally for Kayn that will no matter what be his ideal ally. However, overall, Aphelios is a terrible companion for Kayn. By locking into the same side as Kayn, he decreases their win rate by -4.7% to 45.7%. This clearly indicates that there is an easy to overcome and exploit strategic relationship between Kayn and Aphelios that allows them to perform not as well together than alone.

Aphelios has a greater difficulty than Kayn. That means you should be cautious when enlisting Aphelios comrades to play with, as they will require a greater level of skill to be able to cooperate well with you.

Playing together, Kayn players should observe an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to destroy wih physical damage. Together, these champs can provide a great amount of sustained physical damage.

Although, by aligning Kayn and Aphelios together, you probably will not be providing your other teammates enough AP. Make sure to have other champs on your team that fills this relative hole in this pairing's capabilities.

Regardless of your Aphelios ally's ability, you need to focus on increasing your income, warding to avoid ambushes, and clearing objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you should do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Kayn Players

How We Calculated Our Kayn Aphelios Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Kayn and Aphelios, we analyzed 1,926 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 Kayn with Aphelios 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

To truly master Kayn in order to pair well with Aphelios during both the laning and mid / late game phases of LoL, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you use the build and tips presented above, you should grow your win rate by a lot.

The best items to include in your Kayn and Aphelios synergy build consist of Goredrinker, Black Cleaver, and Death's Dance. When Kayn used at least these three great items in his build, he performed much better when paired up with Aphelios than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Kayn had an average winrate of 45.7% helping carry Aphelios with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of annihilating your oponents, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for this champion pairing, this blending of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 45.7% winrate overall.

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