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Aphelios Build Guide by Alvatorz

ADC [13.14] | The Weapon Of The Faithful Guide | [All Matchups - Builds]

ADC [13.14] | The Weapon Of The Faithful Guide | [All Matchups - Builds]

Updated on July 21, 2023
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Runes: 1. Conqueror | Long fights

1 2 3 4
Legend: Bloodline
Cut Down

Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm

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


1 2 3 4
Standard Choice
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Heal



Always the best
1st Item
VS. Squishies
VS. Frontlane
2nd Item
VS. Squishies or skillshots
VS. Frontlane
3rd, 4th and 5ft items
Default 3rd item
VS. Huge AD burst
VS. Huge AP Burst
If you're snowballing
VS. All in / You want to stay alive

Ability Order Order of Abilities


Attack Damage

Attack Speed


Threats & Synergies

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

Champion Build Guide

[13.14] | The Weapon Of The Faithful Guide | [All Matchups - Builds]

By Alvatorz

Hey everyone. My name is Tyspect and i'm a French diamond ADC.

I've started playing League 7 years ago and focused on ADC's 4 years ago.
I do play most of the ADC's but some of them are my little favorites, like Zeri, Jhin or, obviously Aphelios.
My peak elo is Diamond 1 but I do want to achieve Master rank in the end of the year.
I am French so if there's any mistake or error in the guide, don't hesitate to mention it in the comments, i'll check them as fast as possible !!

I'm also streaming on Twitch occasionnaly and creating content on Youtube so if you want to join me there, you are welcome !

+ Amazing late game
+ Great teamfight potential
+ Great waveclear
+ Can fit in many different comps
+ Super versatile in builds/runes
+ Learning him is rewarding

Aphelios is one of the best if not THE best late game ADC. He is really versatile and can do most of the things you would want to do in your games.
Waveclear with , 1v1 melee potential with , sustain and survavibility with , utility and CC with and long range trading with .
Your ultimate Moonlight Vigil will allow you to create a lot of chaos during fights, either by creating more chakrams, stunning the whole team or just healing a huge ammount, as I said, super versatile !
- Lack of mobility
- Weak early game
- Hard to play and harder to master
- Hard to comeback when behind
- Need to be babysitted
- Gives you mental instability (lol)

Unlike a lot of other ADCs, Aphelios has literally NO escape or way to run away if he's getting in trouble, meaning any ennemy champion that would arrive melee range would most of the time, lead to a death. You need to be babysitted to have a great carry potential. Aphelios is super squishy and you'll need peel from your team to be able to deal as much damage as you can during fights.
Champions like Lulu or Thresh does this very well !

FLASH: Basic summoner that just fits perfectly with any ADCs. Without his low mobility and lack of escape, it's basically Aphelios only tool to get out of hard situations. You can also use your ult offenssively. A well placed Flash + Moonlight Vigil paired with Infernum, the Flamethrower followed by a Q or by Galeforce can decimate an entire team. Chose wisely when to use your flash !
GHOST: Ghost as been the most efficient summoner on Aphelios for his kite power and mobility during fights. Heal is a terrible summoner at the moment (patch 13.12) so don't bother taking it. Ghost is a mid/late game summoner, it's efficient only if you know when and how to use it. Use it too early and you'll waste it, use it too late and you'll waste some opportunities to keep it for longer.
CLEANSE: As written in the notes on top of the summonners tab, cleanse is really specific. Against champions like Leona, Ashe Enchanted Crystal Arrow or Varus Chain of Corruption.
EXHAUST: This summoner spell is kinda good against comp with assassin like Kha'Zix, Talon or champions in lane like Samira. It also helps you to take easier 1v1 in general.


| When ? |

If you know you're gonna fight for a long time then you should always go for Conq.

Example : Malphite / Sejuani / Lissandra / Zeri / Yuumi


| When ? |

If you need to attack from far away and keep a distance with the ennemy team, this setup is the best.

Example : Kennen / Kindred / Lux / Jinx / Janna


| When ? |

If you face a lot of poke, you'll deffinitly need Fleet to help you out during your laning phase. It's a key component for keeping yourself alive.

Example : Ashe / Xerath or Ezreal / Vel'Koz


| When ? |

If none of the previous conditions are not met AND you have an engage supp, then PTA is good. It is REALLY situationnal, so take care with this one.

Example : Ashe / Seraphine or Ezreal / Sona with Thresh or Pyke
WIP !! Comming really soon
Aphelios is a really strong champion if you perfectly know how to master it. Never forget that you don't have any mobility, no dash, no invisiblityn, the only thing who's gonna help you is Severum's Q which is giving movement speed while used. Aphelios will need a tons of games to really know how to play him, but you'll see that at the end, you'll be proud of yourself and you'll have a new cool main in your pool !

Thanks for following this guide, it is my first guide so 'ill really apreciate if you let a commentary or just a like on it if you liked it, so now i can only say good luck with Aphelios and enjoy the champion ! Bye !
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