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LoL Aphelios: The Weapon of the Faithful – New Mechanics, Skills, Skins Artwork and Visuals

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.

Aphelios Champion Splash Art LoL
Aphelios Champion Splash Art – LoL


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.

LoL Aphelios Weapon Guide
LoL Aphelios Weapon Guide

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.

LoL Aphelios Weapon Swap Invalid
LoL Aphelios Weapon Swap Invalid

Click the link to quickly skip to Aphlious custom HUD.

Aphelios Weapon: Calibrum, the Rifle

LoL Aphelios Calibrum The Rifle Weapon
LoL Aphelios Calibrum The Rifle Weapon
Aphelios Calibrum Weapon

Calibrum

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.

Aphelios Q Calibrum Moonshot

Calibrum Q: Moonshot

Fire a skillshot that damages the first unit hit and marks them.

Aphelious R Moonlight Vigil

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

LoL Aphelios Crescendumthe Chakram Weapon
LoL Aphelios Crescendumthe Chakram Weapon
Aphelios Crescendum Weapon

Crescendum

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.

Aphelios Q Crescendum Sentry

Crescendum Q: Sentry

Deploy a turret that shoots the nearest target with your off-hand weapon.

Aphelious R Moonlight Vigil

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

LoL Aphelios Gravitum The Rifle Weapon
LoL Aphelios Gravitum The Rifle Weapon
Aphelios Gravitum Weapon

Gravitum

Gravitum is a utility weapon that applies a decaying slow to enemies.

Aphelios Q Gravitum Eclipse

Gravitum Q: Eclipse

Damage and root all enemies on the map affected by Gravitum’s slow. Eclipse doesn’t use Aphelios’ off-hand weapon.

Aphelious R Moonlight Vigil

Moonlight Vigil Gravitum effect

Moonlight Vigil’s follow-up attacks apply a massively increased slow.

Aphelios Weapon: Infernum, the Flamethrower

LoL Aphelios Infernumthe Flamethrower Weapon
LoL Aphelios Infernumthe Flamethrower Weapon
Aphelios Infernum Weapon

Infernum

Infernum is an AoE/waveclear weapon. It deals increased basic attack and ability damage and creates a damage cone behind enemies hit.

Aphelios Q Infernum Duskwave

Infernum Q: Duskwave

Spout a wave of flame, damaging enemies. Then basic attack all enemies hit with your off-hand weapon.

Aphelious R Moonlight Vigil

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

LoL Aphelios Severum The Scythe Weapon
LoL Aphelios Severum The Scythe Weapon
Aphelios Severum Weapon

Severum

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.

Aphelios Q Severum Onslaught

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.

Aphelious R Moonlight Vigil

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.

LoL Aphelios Custom Hud
LoL Aphelios Custom Hud
  1. Passive, explaining Aphelios’ weapons and level ups. The tooltip is as long as this article.
  2. Aphelios’ main-hand weapon and its remaining ammo.
  3. Q.
  4. Aphelios’ off-hand weapon and its remaining ammo. If its Q is on cooldown, the icon will also indicate remaining cooldown.
  5. The next weapon you’ll get once one of your weapons runs out of ammo.
  6. R.

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.

Nightbringer Aphelios Skin

Aphelios Nightbringer Skin Splash Art LoL
Aphelios Nightbringer Skin Splash Art LoL

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