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A (Somewhat) Comprehensive Aphelios Guide

(that you didn't need)



Intro

If I'm being honest, I'm the last person who should be writing this guide. I've only been playing league for a little over a year now, I don't play ranked, and I'm pretty trash at the game overall. I tend to play a lot of jungle champs, a few mid champs, and 1 ADC champ, and that champ is Aphelios. But there's only one other (and much better) aphelios guide on this platform, so I decided maybe I should write this so you have a better idea of Aphelios and his mechanics.

Explanation of His Kit

There's a misconception that Aphelios has a complicated kit. As an Aphelios main, I can say that's not really true-his kit is overloaded, but not complicated. Aphelios has 5 weapons in his kit: the calibrum (sniper rifle), the severum (scythe or pistol?), gravitum (gravity cannon), infernum, (flamethrower gun) and then crendscendum (chakram/frisbee on drugs). Each gun comes with its own ability, its own range, its own type/amount of damage dealt, and its own effect.

Calibrum

Your Q (

Weapon Abilites
) for this gun will fire a slim gunshot at the closest enemy champ or minion (sometimes I use it thinking I'll get a kill, but then it hits the minion in front of me, so be careful.) If you are close enough to attack again, it will mark the enemy and will automatically attack them again if you switch to your offhand weapon.

Severum



Weapon Abilites
here will fire at the closest target, prioritising enemy champs, and it will alternate between your onhand and offhand weapons.

Gravitum

Using Q with Gravitum will root targets for 1 second, and it will also empower other projectiles flying towards that target so that they are immediately affected upon being hit.

Infernum



Weapon Abilites
for the Infernum will unleash a cone-shaped wave of energy that hits most enemies in front of you. All enemies that were hit from that attack will also be hit with an attack from your offhand weapon.

And my personal favorite, Crescendum

Using Q with the Crescendum will deploy a sentry using your offhand weapon. It will attack all enemies that enter the vicinity.

A Few More Things...

Depending on what weapon you are holding, your ult has different effects.

Aphelios has no W or E attack. His W changes what weapon he is holding, and his E shows you the next weapon he can use. Personally, I use whichever I need at the time, but it does help if you create some sort order. Just so you know and can create your own order based on your preferences, the starting gun order is calibrum/severum (offhand), severum/ gravitum, gravitum/infernum, and infernum/crescendum. Remember, his gun changes the result of the fight, so you need to be thoughtful about which one you use.

Runes

When I began playing Aphelios, I used

Fleet Footwork
with
Overheal
,
Legend: Bloodline
, with
Cut Down
, and my secondary was
Taste of Blood
with
Ingenious Hunter
.
Press the Attack
also works pretty well, but it depends too much on who you go against, so now I would most likely recomend
Lethal Tempo
. However, the other runes do work almost as effectively. I will also put runes from hermando's guide here so you have a choice in which ones you use.

  • OG
  • Lethal
  • hermando (conqueror)
  • hermando (lethal)


Summoner Spells (Loadout)

I like using

Flash
and
Heal
because I'm not that good (as I stated before) and because Aphelios, while being able to deal a lot of damage, is very squishy. But, I would suggest using
Cleanse
,
Exhaust
, or
Ghost
as well.

For Weaklings



Flash
and
Heal

For the Bold and Daring



Flash
and
Cleanse



Flash
and
Exhaust



Heal
and
Ghost

Skill Path

Aphelios' skill path is relatively simple. His R is automatically given to you when you reach level 6, so just upgrade your E.

  • Skill Path

Aphelios

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Item Builds

Typically, I build

Galeforce
,
The Collector
,
Infinity Edge
,
Lord Dominik's Regards
, and then
Bloodthirster
. I tend to build
Berserker's Greaves
somewhere in between that because I like to focus more on my AD and crit strike rather than move speed. I recommend building it after the Galeforce.

  • Item Set 1

Recommended Final Build



Situational Items

Those items don't do it for you? Need more crit strike? Tanks got you pissed off? I gothcu. Mages and supports are getting on your last nerve? Don't worry about it. Below are some items for every situation you might find yourself in.

  • Situational

When it comes to crit strike, you can really just build anything, but I suggest building things that offer a lot of AD or AS.

Counters

  • Counters



One Last Thing...

You can always sub the Galeforce for the Shieldbow if you see fit. Also, here are some gun combos before you go: blue/purple, green/red, white/blue, red/white, red/purple. I got a lot of information from pro League players and from hermando's guide to playing Aphelios ADC, so check those out as well. I'll link the other guide here:

https://onlyguides.com/guide/an-introduction-to-aphelios-20-12-2021-165930 Hermando's Guide: https://onlyguides.com/guide/an-introduction-to-aphelios-20-12-2021-165930



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