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Aphelios Build Guide by Penguto

ADC [12.13] UNOFFICAL r/ApheliosMains Guide - Season 11

ADC [12.13] UNOFFICAL r/ApheliosMains Guide - Season 11

Updated on July 15, 2022
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Runes: Main runes 1

1 2 3
Press the Attack
Presence of Mind
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace

Taste of Blood
Treasure Hunter

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


1 2 3 4
Summoner Spells
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Heal


Ability Order LETHALITY second

1 2

Attack Damage

Attack Speed


Threats & Synergies

Threats Synergies
Extreme Major Even Minor Tiny
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None Low Ok Strong Ideal
Extreme Threats
Ideal Synergies
Ideal Strong Ok Low None

Champion Build Guide

[12.13] UNOFFICAL r/ApheliosMains Guide - Season 11

By Penguto

Hello I am Penguto, An Aphelios Main I come from r/Aphelios sub-reddit here to update with the best builds/runes you should get on Aphelios.

Also Sorry for the bad coding, I am not a coder.
First we need to see what these things are

First up we have Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle. It is a gun that has 100 bonus range. The Ability (Q) for this weapon shoots a projectile that marks them on hit, while they are marked you can auto attack them again with their off-hand weapon from afar in a set range distance.

Our second weapon is Severum, the Scythe Pistol. It is a ranged weapon which has extra life steal with it, and also gives you a free overheal when auto attacking with it. The ability (Q) for this weapon, Aphelios gains 10% movement speed and attacks 6 (+3 per 100% bonus attack speed) times over the duration to the nearest enemy (also with the off-hand weapon), this prioritises enemy champions.

Next up we have Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon, This is a gun that slows the enemy for 30% when is hit which decays over 3.5 seconds. The ability (Q) deals damage and roots the enemy for 1 second.

Next we have Infernum, the Flamethrower, this weapon deals 110% AD to the enemy hit and deals a Cone of other small flamethrower bits that deal damage behind it after it hits the enemy. If this weapon Critical strikes the cone is larger and the bits behind it deal crit damage aswell. The ability (Q) for this weapon sprays out a cone which shoots flamethrower bits and all hit enemies in that area get attacked with Aphelios's Off-hand weapon.

Last weapon in his kit is the Crescendum, the Chakram, Aphelios throws out his Chakram and he retrieves it back, the duration he is waiting to retrieve it back he is disarmed. The closer Aphelios is to the target the faster he attacks since the Chakram comes back faster. Critical strikes make the Chakram come back even faster. Whenever Aphelios uses an ability which requires him to throw out a Chakram, the Chakram comes back as a stack and stays with him for 5 second, he can have up to 20 stacks. With these stacks Aphelios can use Crescendum to attack all his Chakrams at once, dealing more damage with more he has. The Ability (Q) for this weapon creates a turret that fires the off-hand weapon from it.

Moonlight Vigil is his Ultimate which he casts out a projectile, the projectile explodes on the first person hit which creates an explosion around the target and whoever is hit by this get attacked by his main-hand weapon. Bonus stuff: Calibrum, Marks all targets. Severum heals you. Infernum, creates a explosion of flamethrower bits all around the enemy. Crescendum, summons 4 chakram.

Different Play styles
Easy skill floor
Alot of Range with Calibrum
Can do insane amount of damage with Crescendum
Have CC with Gravitum
Insane life steal outplay potential with Severum
Huge burst with with Infernum


No dash
Bad Early game
Hard Combos
Needs a lot of gold to scale
Skill cap is high
Difficult to learn in the beginning



Conqueror is the basic rune for Aphelios, it gives more damage (adaptive force) and more sustain which very easy for Aphelios to stack. Press the Attack is also a really great option since it provides a better early game. Lethal Tempo is also a great option against tanks.

Triumph is what keeps us alive in fights and ganks, which leads to epic outplays and also gives us extra gold which is what Aphelios needs to scale up. Overheal Is usually your option to take since it has more sustain, but i personally prefer triumph since it speeds up our scale faster.

Legend: Alacrity Is a great rune which gives Aphelios more attack speed since Severum, the Scythe Pistol and Crescendum, the Chakram both scale with attack speed. Legend: Bloodline is also Great it increases our Life steal, which makes us life steal as much as a Darkin.

Coup de Grace is the rune that allows us to finish off and secure kills which gives us the extra damage on low health enemy champions. Cut Down Is a secondary option against tanks, take this if the enemy team is full of huge max health champions.


Taste of Blood is the secondary rune we need which gives us sustain, It keeps us alive in duels and teamfights and synergizes well with Severum.

Ravenous Hunter Is also a sustain rune which keeps us alive but it gives you Omnivamp which increases your life steal on abilities.


- Immortal Shieldbow is the best mythic on Aphelios since patch 11.3, it has been buffed with more AD and AS it gives great stats from its mythic passive and keeps you alive vs assassins and i love it personally since i could fight 1v1 a zed without dying because of Aphelios's great life steal and late damage.

- Kraken Slayer is a great mythic for Aphelios especially against tanks, every third basic attack gives you bonus true damage. His attacks feels so good with it and his Q with Severum, the Scythe Pistol also apply the true damage effect but now it has been nerfed so it will deal less bonus true damage every strike.

- Galeforce Is a great option to consider since it gives you a dash which Aphelios Desperately needs. You use this mythic situational if you need to be a bit more defensive or offensive depends how the matchup/game is going.

- Berserker's Greaves Is your go to boots, more attack speed to synergize with your abilities, and ideal ADC boots selection.

- Bloodthirster is a great item it overheals and gives insane life steal, it keeps you alive which adds more overheal to your Severum, the Scythe Pistol.

- Infinity Edge is a great item which gives you more AD and more Crit damage take this fourth since its passive works at 60% crit chance.

- Runaan's Hurricane is one of the best items for Aphelios thats why you take it after boots, it shoots out 2 extra bolts when you auto attack. This works with Aphelios since with all Weapons except Crescendum, the Chakram it shoots out 2 other auto's instead of bolts which synergizes especially well with Infernum, the Flamethrower.

- Mortal Reminder Is a great item against champions like Vladimir, Yasuo, Yone, Kayn's red form and Aatrox. This item gives you a way to reduce healing on enemies (Grevious Wounds) pick this up against huge amount of heals in enemy team.

- Lord Dominik's Regards This item is good to shut down tanks since it has armour penetration. If you wanna go full tank buster against a team full of tanks you can take up this with lethal tempo and cut down.

- Mercurial Scimitar is a great item against hard cc and especially Mordekaiser. If you click this item it removes you from all crowd control effects, and also it gives you 30 Magic resist if their team is full of Ability power.

Thats all for this guide, i might add more chapters in the future and add more stuff, but for now this is all make sure to check out my other guides i have posted!

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