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Aphelios Build Guides, Runes and Items

Aphelios The Weapon of the Faithful

Find the best Aphelios build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.19. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Aphelios build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Aphelios' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Aphelios Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Aphelios we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Aphelios, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Aphelios this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.19. However, if you are a new Aphelios player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Aphelios!

Patch 11.20: 494917 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Aphelios's Runes

Aphelios's Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 4740 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Aphelios's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 1598 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Cut Down
Cut Down

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Aphelios's 3rd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 959 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Overheal
Overheal
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Aphelios's Summoner Spells

Aphelios's Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 15014 Games

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Second Best

Aphelios's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 3657 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Aphelios's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1564 Games

Cleanse Flash

Aphelios's Starters

Aphelios's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 77 Games

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Trinket

Aphelios's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 12982 Games

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Second Best

Aphelios's 2nd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 7240 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Aphelios's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 290 Games

Oracle Lens
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Aphelios's Ability Order

Aphelios's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 13 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 12.16: 469470 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Aphelios's Runes

Aphelios's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 203 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Overheal
Overheal
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Cut Down
Cut Down

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ingenious Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Aphelios's 2nd Best Runes 0%

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Third Best

Aphelios's 3rd Best Runes 0%

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Aphelios's Summoner Spells

Aphelios's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 168 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Aphelios's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 91 Games

Flash Barrier

Third Best

Aphelios's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 602 Games

Flash Heal

Aphelios's Starters

Aphelios's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 788 Games

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Second Best

Aphelios's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 147 Games

Cull Health Potion

Third Best

Aphelios's 3rd Best Starter Items 42%

Win Rate 349 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Aphelios's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 839 Games

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Second Best

Aphelios's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 537 Games

Stealth Ward
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Aphelios Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Aphelios guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Aphelios ADC in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Aphelios. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

CR is Counter Rating, which is a combination of multiple counter factors. Counters shown are for Aphelios Aphelios ADC

Best Against Aphelios

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Worst Against Aphelios

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Aphelios Skins

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Aphelios' Abilities

Aphelios's The Hitman and the Seer
The Hitman and the Seer Aphelios's Passive Aphelios's Passive
Self
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios wields 5 Lunari weapons made by his sister Alune. He has access to twoa t a time: one main-hand and one off-hand. Each weapon has a unique attack and ability (Q ability). Attacks and abilities consume a weapon's ammo. When a gun is out of ammo, Aphelios discards the weapon and Alune summons the next one.

Aphelios unlocks his weapon's ability (Q ability) at level 2 and his ultimate at level 6. Instead of powering up his abilities, Aphelios rank-ups grant him permanent stats, allowing him to choose between 5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 attack damage, 7.5 / 15 / 22.5 / 30 / 37.5 / 45% attack speed or 5.5 / 11 / 16.5 / 22 / 27.5 / 33 lethality.

Lunari Weapon Order:
- Calibrum (Rifle): Long range attacks.
- Severum (Scythe pistol): Life steal and movement speed.
- Gravitum (Cannon): Slowing + immobilizing effects.
- Infernum (Flamethrower): Area of effect damage.
- Crescendum (Chakram): High damage at close range.
Aphelios's Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle
Calibrum, the Sniper Rifle Aphelios's Passive Aphelios's Passive
Self
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios's Passive
Calibrum Passive: Aphelios gains 100 bonus attack range.

Abilities that use Calibrum mark targets for 4.5 seconds, revealing them. Aphelios can attack a marked target from long range with his off-hand weapon, causing all nearby marks to be consumed, dealing an additional 15 (+0.2 per bonus attack damage) physical damage each to the main target.

When Calibrum is assigned, Aphelios can use Moonshot.
Aphelios's Severum, the Scythe Pistol
Severum, the Scythe Pistol Aphelios's Passive Aphelios's Passive
Self
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios's Passive
Severum Passive: Attacks using this weapon restores 2.5-9% of the damage dealt as health, and abilities using it restores 8.3-30% instead. This weapon can heal Aphelios over his max health, granting him a 10-140 plus 6% of target's missing health shield for 30 seconds.

When Severum is assigned, Aphelios can use Onslaught.
Aphelios's Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon
Gravitum, the Gravity Cannon Aphelios's Passive Aphelios's Passive
Self
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios' attacks slow targets by 30%, decaying over 3.5 seconds.

When Gravitum is assigned, Aphelios can use Binding Eclipse.
Aphelios's Infernum, the Flamethrower
Infernum, the Flamethrower Aphelios's Passive Aphelios's Passive
Self
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios' attacks deal 110% attack damage as physical damage to the primary target and 82.5-110% attack damage as physical damage to enemies behind them. This ability is reduced by 25.3-33% against minions (depending on level).

When Infernum is assigned, Aphelios can use Duskwave.
Aphelios's Crescendum, the Chakram
Crescendum, the Chakram Aphelios's Passive Aphelios's Passive
Self
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios's Passive
Crescendum Passive: Aphelios attacks ricochet off their target and back to Aphelios. Aphelios can attack again immediately after he catches the ricochet.

Other abilities that use Crescendum create mirror Chakram which each deal 0-160% bonus damage when Aphelios attacks (depending on level).

When Crescendum is assigned, Aphelios can use Sentry.
Q
Aphelios's Moonshot
Moonshot Aphelios's Q Ability
1450
0
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios fires a long range shot, dealing 60−160 (+100% of ability power) (+42−60% per bonus attack damage) physical damage to the first enemy hit and marking them (depending on level).

Each use of the ability will cost 10 Moonlight + 60 Mana.
Cooldown: 10-8 (between levels 1-13)
Q
Aphelios's Onslaught
Onslaught Aphelios's Q Ability
550
0
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios gains 20% (+10% per 100 ability power) bonus movement speed and fires both weapons at the nearest enemy for the next 1.75 seconds. Deals 10−40 (+20−35% per bonus attack damage) physical damage over 6 shots, prioritizing champions (depending on level).

Each use of the ability will cost 10 Moonlight + 60 Mana.
Cooldown: 10-8 (between levels 1-13)
Q
Aphelios's Binding Eclipse
Binding Eclipse Aphelios's Q Ability
20000
0
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios triggers a gravity field on enemies he has slowed with gravitum, rooting for 1 second and dealing 50−110 (+70% of ability power) (+26-35% per bonus attack damage) magic damage (depending on level).

Each use of the ability will cost 10 Moonlight + 60 Mana.
Cooldown: 12-10 (between levels 1-13)
Q
Aphelios's Duskwave
Duskwave Aphelios's Q Ability
650
0
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios spouts a wave of flame, dealing 25−65 (+70% of ability power) (+56−80% per bonus attack damage) physical damage. Then he attacks each enemy hit with his off-hand weapon (depending on level).

Each use of the ability will cost 10 Moonlight + 60 Mana.
Cooldown: 9-6 (between levels 1-13)
Q
Aphelios's Sentry
Sentry Aphelios's Q Ability
Self
0
Aphelios's Passive
Aphelios deploys a lunar sentry equipped with Aphelios' off-hand weapon that lasts for 20 seconds. Sentries activate when an enemy approaches and fire at them for 31−100 (+50% of ability power) (+40−60% per bonus attack damage) physical damage per shot over 4 seconds (depending on level).

Each use of the ability will cost 10 Moonlight + 60 Mana.
Cooldown: 9 / 8.5 / 8 / 7.5 / 7 / 6.5 / 6 (levels 1-13)
Target Range: 475 Effect Radius: 500
W
Aphelios's Phase
Phase Aphelios's W Ability
Self
0
0.8
Aphelios swaps between his main-hand and off-hand weapons.
R
Aphelios's Moonlight Vigil
Moonlight Vigil Aphelios's Ultimate (R) Ability
1300
100
120 / 110 / 100 / 100 / 100
Aphelios fires a concentrated blast of moonlight that explodes when it hits a champion, dealing 125 / 175 / 225 (+100% of ability power) (+0.2 per bonus attack damage) physical damage to surrounding enemies (depending on level).

Then, Aphelios attacks all champions hit with his main-hand weapon, applies the unique effect of Aphelios' main-han weapon.

Calibrum: Marks added this way deal an additional 50 / 80 / 110 physical damage each when consumed (depending on level).

Severum: Aphelios restores 275 / 400 / 525 health (depending on level).

Gravitum: Slow strength increased to 99%. Binding Eclipse's Root effect is increased to 1.35 seconds against these targets.

Infernum: The moonlight blast deals an additional 50 / 100 / 150 (+0.25 per bonus attack damage) physical damage, and the subsequent attacks explode, each dealing 90% of their damage to surrounding targets (depending on level).

Crescendum: Summons an additional 5 mirror Chakrams.
R
Aphelios's Moonlight Vigil, Calibrum
Moonlight Vigil, Calibrum Aphelios's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
100
120 / 110 / 100 / 100 / 100
Aphelios fires a concentrated blast of moonlight that explodes when it hits a champion, dealing physical damage to surrounding enemies.

Then, Aphelios attacks all champions hit with his main-hand weapon, applies the unique effect of Aphelios' main-han weapon.

Calibrum: Marks added this way deal an additional 50 / 80 / 110 physical damage each when consumed (depending on level).
R
Aphelios's Moonlight Vigil, Crescendum
Moonlight Vigil, Crescendum Aphelios's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
100
120 / 110 / 100 / 100 / 100
Aphelios fires a concentrated blast of moonlight that explodes when it hits a champion, dealing physical damage to surrounding enemies.

Then, Aphelios attacks all champions hit with his main-hand weapon, applies the unique effect of Aphelios' main-han weapon.

Crescendum: Summons an additional 5 mirror Chakrams.
R
Aphelios's Moonlight Vigil, Gravitum
Moonlight Vigil, Gravitum Aphelios's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
100
120 / 110 / 100 / 100 / 100
Aphelios fires a concentrated blast of moonlight that explodes when it hits a champion, dealing physical damage to surrounding enemies.

Then, Aphelios attacks all champions hit with his main-hand weapon, applies the unique effect of Aphelios' main-han weapon.

Gravitum: Slow strength increased to 99%. Binding Eclipse's Root effect is increased to 1.35 seconds against these targets.
R
Aphelios's Moonlight Vigil, Infernum
Moonlight Vigil, Infernum Aphelios's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
100
120 / 110 / 100 / 100 / 100
Aphelios fires a concentrated blast of moonlight that explodes when it hits a champion, dealing physical damage to surrounding enemies.

Then, Aphelios attacks all champions hit with his main-hand weapon, applies the unique effect of Aphelios' main-han weapon.

Infernum: The moonlight blast deals an additional 50 / 100 / 150 (+0.25 per bonus attack damage) physical damage, and the subsequent attacks explode, each dealing 90% of their damage to surrounding targets (depending on level).
R
Aphelios's Moonlight Vigil, Severum
Moonlight Vigil, Severum Aphelios's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
100
120 / 110 / 100 / 100 / 100
Aphelios fires a concentrated blast of moonlight that explodes when it hits a champion, dealing physical damage to surrounding enemies.

Then, Aphelios attacks all champions hit with his main-hand weapon, applies the unique effect of Aphelios' main-han weapon.

Severum: Aphelios restores 250 / 350 / 450 health (depending on level).

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