Best Aphelios Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in LoL

Find out everything you have to know about the best Aphelios build, runes, spells, items and counters. Dominate the bottom lane with this incredible champion!
Best Aphelios Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in LoL




If you love playing in the bottom lane role as AD carry, then you may have heard about Aphelios. That amazing AD Carry with amazing mechanics and incredible burst damage so different from the common ADC in League of legends. Let’s talk about the best Aphelios build, top aphelios items, and the most incredible Aphelios runes to dominate the summoner's rift. Let's start!

Best Aphelios Build

If you're one of those new Aphelios players and want to learn everything about the best Aphelios build items you have to use to destroy your enemies, then you're in the right place. When you play Aphelios you may follow these simple gameplay tips: Buy full damage items, farm minions during your laning phase and wait your moment, Aphelios is a pure late game champion, so don't expect too much in the early game.

Best Aphelios Runes

Pro players recommend playing Aphelios with runes such as Precision, Coup de grace, Fleet footwork, Overheal (To take advantage of Aphelio's life steal), and cut down. Lastly, you may choose the taste of blood and Ingenious hunter from Domination runes to complement Aphelios damage.

Best Rune Path

Precision

Domination

Best Keystone

Fleet Footwork

Best Slot 1 (Rune)

Overheal

Taste of Blood

Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Legend: Bloodline

Ingenious Hunter

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Cut Down


Best Aphelios Rune Shards

Choosing Aphelios runes and shard is pretty easy, and almost all ADC champions in League of legends games use the same. The best aphelios runes shards are: Offense (10% attack speed) , Offense (Adaptive force) and armor. This, plus some main runes such as coup de grace and taste of blood, will help you to be safe in the bottom lane.

Best Rune Shards

Effect

Offense

+10% Attack Speed

Offense

+9 Adaptive Force

Defense

+6 Armor

Best Aphelios Summoner's Spells

No LoL Aphelios guide would be complete without telling you what are the top summoner spells you may use at the summoner's rift to keep you alive. Aphelios is not a high mobility champion. So, Aphelios ADC is commonly played with Flash and Heal, these are the best summoner spells to avoid enemy ganks, hard engage and stay alive even in the most difficult situations.

Best Spells

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Flash



Heal



Best Aphelios Abilities Order

When talking about Aphelios ADC skill order, there are some things you may know. When you level up with Aphelios, you won't learn a new ability, instead Aphelios is able to increase their own stats in the game (Damage, Lethality and Attack speed). This can be really confusing if you want to learn the Aphelios skill order, but don't worry, the skill order is even easier than other champions. Start with your Q, then level up your E and finally your W.

Best Aphelios items

Aphelios build is entirely focused on dealing a lot of physical damage with his basic attacks and improving their attack speed to easily lead his team to the victory. So, some of the main items for Aphelios are: Galeforce among the mythic items, Infinity edge, Lord dominik's regards and Berserker's greaves. This is the highest win rate build for aphelios.

Best Starter Aphelios Items

In the current patch 12.16, it's very common to buy the same starting items for Aphelios, it means, a Doran's blade and health potions. However, some players also prefer changing the Doran's blade for a long sword, it's up to you to choose between the Doran's blade or a long sword.

First Item

Second Item

Doran’s Blade

Health Potion

Best Mid Game Aphelios Items

If you beat the early game, you can easily escalate with Aphelios during the rest of the game. So, in the mid game, you may prioritize galeforce, infinity edge and berserker's greaves. You may buy the noonquiver in order to complete your galeforce item. That mythic item, plus fleet footwork rune, will give Aphelios some dashes and movement speed to position himself better during a team fight.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Berserker's Greaves

Galeforce

Lord Dominik's Regards

Best Final Late Game Aphelios Items

Probably Aphelios is one of the best ADC in the late game, so, consider having these items in your Aphelios build at this point in the game: Lord Dominik's regards, Berserker's greaves, The Collector, Bloodthirster, Infinity Edge and Guardian Angel. There are some item exceptions you may consider depending on the game, you can get Runaan's Hurricane or Mortal reminder too.

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item

Galeforce

Berserker's Greaves

Lord Dominik's Regards

Infinity Edge

The Collector

Bloodthirster

This is the Aphelios build with the highest win rate currently and you can easily bully almost any enemy champion in the late game. You may also read our guide about the best Ashe build League of Legends to discover more late game champions.

Best Champions to pair Aphelios with

Sona, Maokai and Janna are the best champions to pair with Aphelios, but you may also use Lulu, Thresh and Tahm Kench which can keep Aphelios safe during the early stages of the game. Remember, Aphelios is a low mobility champion who can suffer against assassins and hard engage champions. You may also read our guide about the best Lulu build in League of Legends.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Sona

53%


Maokai

51%


Janna

48%


Strongest Champions against Aphelios

There are some strong champions who counter Aphelios so easily, so, avoid playing Aphelios against Miss Fortune, Tristana and Xayah. Those champions can deal a lot of damage in low time and can even avoid Aphelios damage or engage him quickly.

Champion

Win Rate %

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Miss Fortune

45.5%


Tristana

47.16%


Xayah

46.61%


Weakest Champions against Aphelios

On the other hand, you can play Aphelios against Ezreal, Vayne and Zeri, which are champions that Aphelios can burst easily and require to escalate until the late game. This can guarantee a peaceful early laning phase for Aphelios.

Champion

Win Rate %

Icon

Ezreal

45.5%


Vayne

47.16%


Zeri

46.61%


If you're interested in keeping learning about the bottom lane champions, read our guide about the best build Sivir League of legends. See you at the summoner's rift!



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