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Aphelios Build Guide by Profesor APH.

ADC platinum


By Profesor APH. | Updated on February 11, 2021
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Runes: Conqueror (Domination)

1 2 3 4 5
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace

Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


1 2 3 4 5
LoL Summoner Spell: Exhaust


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


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ADC Role
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Win 45%
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Champion Build Guide


By Profesor APH.
Hello! Im Profesor APH/SNOVA 500K Aphelios Main (At this moment #81 at world) and thats my guide:
x Plat IV
x 26 Rank Aphelios Eune
x 81 Rank Aphelios world
x Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum
x Logitech G910 Orion Spark
x Logitech G903
x Eune - InfamousSNOVA
x Eune - Zwierciadelko
x Pbe - InfamousSNOVA2
x Europe
x Poland
x Lower Silesia

Im playing Aphelios because he have different play styles.
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Now lets talk About Spells

FLASH: Flash is the most usefull summoner spell for Aphelios, You can run away from gank or engage from enemy or you can engage with flash.
HEAL: Standard summoner spell read: Heal, you can heal your self or your support , jungler .
EXHAUST: New meta summoner spell, great vs Yasuo, Vayne, Rakan, assasins etc.
Weapons Back to Top
First You need to know what your weapons doing and what weapons do you have

CALIBRUM (Sniper): High range, Q marks enemys when you aa at enemy with mark it gives damage.

SEVERUM (Scythe): Close range, gains movement speed and quickly fires both his primary and secondary weapon to attack his nearest opponent.

GRAVITUM (Cannon): Slowing enemys when auto attack plus root on q.

INFERNUM (Flamethrower): AoE damage from auto attacks and spells, the biggest damage, increases from crit chance.

CRESCENDUM (Chakram): Chakram which you can stack by your second weapon and gives uncredible damage only from auto attacks. Your q place turrets.

items Back to Top
Your first core item at Aphelios is Galeforce, it gives you 55AD, 20% crit chance, 20% AS and Dash what is great.

Berserker's greaves
After build Galeforce i prefer to build boots.

Runaan's hurricane
Your second core item is Runaan's Hurricane best passive for Aphelios + attack speed and crit chance.

Infinity Edge
Your Last core item is Infinity Edge it gives you 70 AD, 20% crit chance + you get extra dmg from passive.

The Collector
4th item can be The Collector easier way to farm and take kills, huge aoe dmg from Infernum, the Flamethrower.

Mortal reminder
Last item (Situational) can be Mortal Reminder but you can buy Guardian Angel or Ravenous Hydra.

Elixir of wrath
At full build buy potion for bigger damage.
Runes Back to Top


Lethal Tempo is the best option for Aphelios after nerf at Conqueror because you need more attack speed cause its working great with your weapons as Aphelios, you really easy stacking crescendum with your weapons, especially with calibrum, severum becuase you have more attack speed. If you want have better early game [what is kinda useless because Aphelios want to be stronger in late not in early] you can pick press the attacksor if you you want healing pick Conqueror but i prefer Lethal Tempo because its working great with Aphelios weapons at late game, but if you want to focus at early game pick Press the Attack but picking this its useless because you are late champion.

Best option at second tree is Overheal because Overheal work great with severum: severum gives you shield from passive, Overheal gives you shield from lifesteal, if you building Bloodthirster so its working even better.

If im building Bloodthirster and im picking Conqueror + Overheal im must pick bloodline (better lifesteal) + alacracity its useless at Aphelios because in this build you dont need attack speed at all, and Legend: Tenacity at adc's... just no, its like flash on Yuumi or Shaco. So thats why you should pick Legend: Bloodline at Aphelios. If you dont build Bloodthirster you should pick Legend: Bloodline because you dont need that attacks speed from Legend: Alacrity. So at the end lets talk about last part of runes tree, i mean Coup de Grace, Last Stand and Cut Down. But at end i must talk about Lethal Tempo if you picking Lethal Tempo pick alacrity.

At the end we have last options pick Coup de Grace if enemy team dont have much tanks, if enemy team have much tanks pick Cut Down (its really counter tanky teams).

Pros and Cons Back to Top

+ Huge reach
+ Different play styles
+ Have crowd control
+ Easy mechanics
+ Easy harras with calibrium and severum at 2lvl
+ Can protect your self from gank by crescendum

Best in Aphelios is it you can easily run away from enemy jgler at gank if you have deep vision and if you have severum or protect your self from for quick time with crescendum. At first levels your abilities gives incredible damage so use it, in late game you are literally the strongest adc


- No Dash (Without Galeforce)
- Need many games to learn
- Bad early game
- Hard combos
- need big asecuration
- need a lot of gold

The worst thing in Aphelios is none dash, of course he have speed by severum but if you dont have deep vision it not gonna help you at all so its really easy to get you in teamfights if enemy team have shaco or another flancer

Combos Back to Top

Aphelios Have a lot of combos, you will need a lot of time to learn all combos so check this most important


Crescendum + Severum

Typical combo for every situations, stack ur chakrams with severum and aa with crescendum

Crescendum + Calibrum

Second typical combo place your turret use q r from calibrum get like 12stacks and win teamfight


(in work)

So that was the most important combos for teamfights, of course you can do teamfight with Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon and another weapon, when you have Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon use R and root, thats why i love Aphelios find me another adc who can start teamfight rooting all enemy team.

Doing objectives:

First lets talk about doing objectives, if you want do really fast objectives you must have Crescendum, the Chakram and Severum, the Scythe Pistol (thats combo) but if you want to do objectives you dont need that two weapons you really need only one its Crescendum, the Chakram

Crescendum - Place turret near to drake, baron or elder then...

Severum - Change weapon to severum and use q


Its not combo but its worth pointing out for ganks you need Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon you can cc and slow its really easy gank for jgler if you have Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon

Gravitum - slowing and rooting so its ideal for gank

Okey thats it from "ilustration" of combos, so lets talk closly about combos

Combos with Infernum, the Flamethrower

Infernum, the Flamethrower & Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle Q + W + Q + AA + W + AA + Q

Infernum, the Flamethrower & Severum, the Scythe Pistol Q + W + Q + AA + AA + Q + AA

Infernum, the Flamethrower & Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon Q + W + Q + AA + Q + AA

Infernum, the Flamethrower & Crescendum, the Chakram Q + W + AA + AA + Q

Combos with Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle

Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle & Infernum, the Flamethrower Q + AA + W + Q

Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle & Severum, the Scythe Pistol Q + AA + W + Q + AA

Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle & Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon Q + AA + W + Q

Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle & Crescendum, the Chakram Q + W + AA + Q + 3-5AA + Q + AA

Combos with Crescendum, the Chakram

Crescendum, the Chakram & Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle Q + W + 3-5AA + Q + AA

Crescendum, the Chakram & Severum, the Scythe Pistol Q + W + Q + 3AA

Crescendum, the Chakram & Infernum, the Flamethrower Q + W + AA + AA + Q

Crescendum, the Chakram & Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon Q + W + Q

Combos with Severum, the Scythe Pistol

Severum, the Scythe Pistol & Infernum, the Flamethrower Q + W + Q

Severum, the Scythe Pistol & Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle Q + W + AA + Q + AA

Severum, the Scythe Pistol & Crescendum, the Chakram Q + W + AA + AA + Q + W + Q

Severum, the Scythe Pistol & Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon Q + W + Q

Combos with Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon

Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon & Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle AA + Q + W + Q + AA

Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon & Severum, the Scythe Pistol AA + Q + W + Q

Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon & Infernum, the Flamethrower AA + Q + W + Q

Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon & Crescendum, the Chakram AA + Q + W + Q + AA + AA + Q

Of course we have combos with ultimate or even combos with four weapons:

Q + AA + Q + AA + W + Q + AA + Q + Q + AA

But im not gonna talk about this, if you gonna learn all combos with only 2 weapons,

you will learn the rest without any help


At start go to bots or practice tool and learn 2combos from every weapons, if you gonna remember this combos learn another 2 and at the end learn last 5combos

Early game Back to Top

Remember! You are late game champion, you dont need to win early game

At start you getting calibrum and severum, try to poke enemys with calibrum because at the second level you are stronger then enemy adc, if you get some damage change your weapon to severum and lifesteal yourself. Ping to your jgler if you have gravitum, if your jgler dont know what you mean text to him: Hey lee (jgler) come bot when we are pushed cause i have cc. if you have infernum enemy botlane cant freeze cause you can easily push wave into their turret, remember this.

Now lets talk about: OP combos at lane phase, what you should do if you wining lane or losing lane.

OP combos at lane phase:

Crescendum, the Chakram & Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle - big damage + easily stacks

Infernum, the Flamethrower & Severum, the Scythe Pistol - best for fights

Crescendum, the Chakram & Severum, the Scythe Pistol - if you pushing turret thats best combo for it

Infernum, the Flamethrower & Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon - Huge damage with infernum + cc

Losing lane phase:

Its normal for losing lane phase at Aphelios (if you really losing lane buy cull) because you are late game champion, you are not gonnawin lane and get feeded at lane phase sometimes your work is to not feed enemy botlane and hiper farm your self, just wait for jgler if he not gonna come text to him (it really work).

Winning Lane phase:

Great scenario for you! If you winning lane as Aphelios you can easily dominate the game, if your support dont secure farm and let enemy adc to farm text to him to do it, text to him to roam because if bot is feeded bot should help mid jgl etc... You shouldn't roam as adc but sometimes you need to roam.

Late game Back to Top

In late game we have 2 scenario: win early game and destroying everything and everyone or losing early game, lets talk about this 2 scenario

Win early game:

Great you dominate early game farm to 3core items and fight then farm more for full build and win game (remember dont aram on mid its useless, farm if drake is down or team dont have any objective to take).

Lose early game:

If you lose early game its no problem, text to your team im going farm, try to play safe, then farm to get 3core items and then fight if still losing farm more, more. more and more, in low elo nobody want farm thats why i can from 2/7 do 15/8.

Now lets talk about best combos for Late game:

Infernum, the Flamethrower & Severum, the Scythe Pistol - Big damage ideal for teamfights

Infernum, the Flamethrower & Crescendum, the Chakram - use r from infernum then q and stack with your crescendum

Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon & Infernum, the Flamethrower - start teamfight with r from gravitum and root enemy team then give damage from infernum

Conclusion Back to Top

Thanks for reading my guide for Aphelios! If you have any tip for me, or question what you should do at Aphelios or if Phel is playable on another lanes. Say it on comments. Remember to give reaction!

I want to thanks:

-JhoiJhoi: Great tutorial how to do guide

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