“The hardest part of this matchup is just knowing what he does. He doesn't have dashes so you can still blow him up.
Green (Caitlyn): stay behind minions so he can't snipe you.
Red (lifesteal/ballerina): Short range, but when he twirls he can easily dodge since autoing doesn't root. Short range otherwise and can be punished (care all in)
Purple: be very careful about getting rooted, depending on enemy support
Flamethrower: Do NOT stand near minions and if you're team fighting, spread out from your teammates (ult can destroy clumps).
White: Stay far away if you can; he deals more DPS at close range. Don't all-in here unless you burst from far away.”
“He doesn't have much kill pressure over you, just scale and beat him later.”
“This is very Aphelios favored but it's still skill dependent. If you get on top of Aphelios and he doesn't have Chakram, you'll do fine and kill him. The issue is he can destroy in lane with his range and he out scales you if you don't get a big lead.”
“Aphelios starts off the game with a range advantage over Kai'Sa which he can utilize to gain an early health advantage and then use his other guns which have a lot more kill potential.”
“Aphelios is inherently weak early game so you shouldn't have much trouble against him, just don't give him your W - E and then you get rooted with his Blue / Purple gun into an all in by his support.”
“Aphelios has a weak early game and only one of his weapons are long range. Try to fight when his weapons have low ammo. Q poke him down as much as you can just remember he has a weapon that gives him some lifesteal so try to wait till 6 since you'll have your ULT to keep distance once he gets stronger.”
“Aphelios is a pretty bad champion at the moment and even worse in Season 11 as crit items aren't very good at the moment. ”
“I still don't understand this champion so I'm debating whether to put him in even or major. He's in the same place as Kalista, pray he isn't good. You can block many of his abilities, but personally it's hard because I can't even tell when he's casting it.
What you can block:
Calibrum - The missile. For the followup damage, you have to E BEFORE he casts it.
Severum - I don't reccomend blocking this ability because you only block the one damage when he casts it.
Gravitum - E right when he "slams" down, which is the animation for the root.
Infernum - You can block the off-hand weapon damage, but again you'll have to predict the cast.
Crescendum - I'm not really sure but I know you can block part of the damage from the chakrums.
You can block his ult entirely (which is huge).
“Aphelios excels in a lot of the same areas that Jinx does in lane. Having similar range and much more damage, Apehlios can be tricky to trade with. Stay a fair distance away and focus on securing CS and keeping your HP bar high.”
“Aphelios has been nerfed a ton, and isn't as big as a threat as he used to be. A lot of countering him is knowing what he can do with his combos. With Calibrum he outranges you and can poke you down. Gravitum he has a strong engage, and Infernum makes him deal a ton of AOE Damage. Don't let him get near you with Crescendum, as that's his highest DPS possible if he has stacked chakrams. Severum will let him kite and heal a bunch, but overall doesn't deal too much.”