Table of Contents
- Aphelios Release Date
- Aphelios In-game Visuals
- Aphelios: Levelling Up
- Aphelios Weapons and Skills
Aphelios has been unleashed and will shortly be playable on LoL PBE. Bringing new mechanics, New Custom Hud, Multiple weapons and even altering the way a champion levels up. Plus, all-new in-game visual showing each one of his weapons.
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- Teamfight Tactics News / Teamfight Tactics Guides
- Essences – In-game Currency Guide
- Gemstones And Hextech Skins
- Capsules And Orbs Guide
- A Hextech Chest Guide – Collecting, Drop Rates And More
- K/DA Wallpapers / Awaken Wallpapers
Aphelios: The Weapon of the Faithful
League of Legends newest champion features a brand-new mechanic that leaves Apehlios equipped with only spells Q and R. Aphelios W is not included because it is a button used for swapping out weapons and is not actually an ability.
For the first time ever, a champion will automatically learn their ability upon levelling up. Alternatively, players will choose to level up Aphelios stats rather than abilities.
The reason Aphelios only possesses two skills is that he will access to five unique weapons, thanks to his twin sister Alune sending him magical-infused weaponry through psychic connection. Each weapon can be swapped out throughout the course of the game and have their own Q ability and R bonus.
To help, to keep track of all of Aphelios weapons is a brand-new custom HUD specifically made for Leagues newest AD Carry.
To make things a little easier here is a break down of Aphelios weapons and their Q abilities and R bonuses, along with his in-game custom HUD, visuals and released skin Nightbringer Aphelios.
Aphelios Release Date
Apehlios and his Nightbringer skin are set to be released in LoL Patch 9.24 on the 11th of December. Ahead of the Christmas holidays.
Aphelios In-game Visuals
Aphelious: Levelling Up
Aphelious automatically learns his Q and R skills. Instead upon levelling, you can place a point in one of three Aphelious stats.
- Attack Damage
- Attack Speed
- Bonus Armor Penetration
Aphelios Weapons and Skills
How does Aphelios Weapons Mechanic Work?
Aphelios has five weapons and can only carry two of them at one time with each weapon loaded with 50 ammo.
The two weapons he is carrying is known as his main hand and off-hand weapon. Players will have the option to swap Aphelious main hand weapon with his off-hand weapon with the W skill. But once a weapon has run out of ammo, it will go to the end of the weapon cycle to recharge.
Players will not have the option to pick which two weapons he is equipped with. However, by swapping between your main hand and off-hand weapon, you can change the weapon cycle.
Aphelios Weapon: Calibrum, the Rifle
Calibrum is a poke/harass weapon. Its basic attacks have extra range.
When abilities deal damage with Calibrum, they mark enemies hit. Aphelios can right-click marked enemies anywhere on the map to follow up with a basic attack from his off-hand weapon (or his non-Calibrum weapon, in cases where he swaps Calibrum to his off-hand before firing). This attack detonates other nearby marks for bonus damage against the marked targets.
Calibrum Q: Moonshot
Fire a skillshot that damages the first unit hit and marks them.
Moonlight Vigil Calibrum effect
Moonlight Vigil’s follow-up attacks mark all enemies hit. These marks deal higher damage when consumed.
Aphelios Weapon: Crescendum, the Chakram
Crescendum is a close-range DPS weapon that behaves like a boomerang. Once Aphelios basic attacks with Crescendum he can’t attack again until it returns to him, but his attack resets when it does. Attack speed increases Crescendum’s travel speed instead. The closer Aphelios is to his target, the less distance Crescendum has to travel—and the faster Aphelios can attack.
When abilities or their follow-up attacks deal damage with Crescendum, they create temporary copies of it for each enemy hit that increase the strength of Crescendum’s basic attack.
Crescendum Q: Sentry
Deploy a turret that shoots the nearest target with your off-hand weapon.
Moonlight Vigil Crescendum effect
If Moonlight Vigil hits fewer than three enemies, its follow up attacks still increase the damage of Crescendum’s basic attacks as if at least three enemies were hit.
Aphelios Weapon: Gravitum, the Cannon
Gravitum is a utility weapon that applies a decaying slow to enemies.
Gravitum Q: Eclipse
Damage and root all enemies on the map affected by Gravitum’s slow. Eclipse doesn’t use Aphelios’ off-hand weapon.
Moonlight Vigil Gravitum effect
Moonlight Vigil’s follow-up attacks apply a massively increased slow.
Aphelios Weapon: Infernum, the Flamethrower
Infernum is an AoE/waveclear weapon. It deals increased basic attack and ability damage and creates a damage cone behind enemies hit.
Infernum Q: Duskwave
Spout a wave of flame, damaging enemies. Then basic attack all enemies hit with your off-hand weapon.
Moonlight Vigil Infernum effect
Moonlight Vigil’s follow-up attacks create damage circles around enemies hit instead of damage cones behind them.
Aphelios Weapon: Severum, the Scythe Pistol
Severum is a sustain weapon that heals Aphelios for a portion of the damage it deals. Overhealing from Severum is converted into a small shield.
Severum Q: Onslaught
Gain movement speed and rapidly fire your main-hand and off-hand weapons at the nearest enemy, prioritizing champions. Onslaught shots behave like basic attacks but deal reduced damage.
Moonlight Vigil Severum effect
Moonlight Vigil grants Aphelios a flat heal.
Aphelios Custom HUD
To help keep track of Aphelios weapon cycle, a new custom HUD has been created specifically for him.
- Passive, explaining Aphelios’ weapons and level ups. The tooltip is as long as this article.
- Aphelios’ main-hand weapon and its remaining ammo.
- Aphelios’ off-hand weapon and its remaining ammo. If its Q is on cooldown, the icon will also indicate remaining cooldown.
- The next weapon you’ll get once one of your weapons runs out of ammo.
Additionally, if your main-hand gun has 10 or less ammo remaining, an ammo tracker will appear on the right side of your screen so you can track your remaining shots.