Aphelios, the Weapon of the Faithful, now available!

Posted on at 10:08 AM by Aznbeat
"Our thoughts touch. Impossibly close. Which of us am I?" - Aphelios, the Weapon of the Faithful, is now available!

Aphelios is priced at 975 RP / 7800 BE and will drop to the standard 6300 BE price point after 12/25. You can pick up Aphelios and Nightbringer Aphelios in a release bundle for 1837 RP for a limited time.
Continue reading to shed moonlight onto Aphelios's gameplay, special interactions, and more!

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Client Release

Aphelios and his release skin are now available in the store!

Aphelios, the Weapon of the Faithful


Champion Spotlight

Before we get into the kit details, check out Aphelios's Champion Spotlight:


Stats & Abilities

     
   


Stats:
  • Mana: 348
  • Mana Per Level: 42
  • MR: 26
  • MR Per Level: 0.5
  • Base AD: 57
  • AD Per Level: 2.2
  • Base Armor: 28
  • Armor Per Level: 3
  • Base HP: 530
  • HP per level: 86
  • HP5: 0.65
  • HP Regen Per Level: 0.11
  • Attack Speed Per Level: 2.1
  • Move Speed: 330
  • Attack Range: 550

Abilities:

[Because of Aphelios' intricate weapon switching kit, we're going to use Riot Aether's kit primer as base with our own screenshots added in for more details!]

Aphelios Kit Primer

"Most champions can be summarized relatively quickly, but Aphelios isn't most champions. Learning to wield the Weapon of the Faithful demands discipline, focus, and mental acuity, so consider this primer your first test of faith along the path to mastering a champion with one of the highest skill ceilings in the game. (But really, this page has a ton of info to process. Read it a couple times, probably.
We're going to start with the overall structure of Aphelios' kit, then get into what each of his weapons does. 
How the kit works 
Guns, basic attacks & ammo
Aphelios cycles through five weapons, each with its own basic attack. He attacks with his main-hand weapon, but always carries an off-hand weapon he can swap to with W. 
Aphelios can't pick and choose which two weapons he equips at any given time. His weapons have 50 ammo ("Moonlight") each, and when a weapon runs empty you get the next one in line. Empty weapons go to the end of the line to recharge. 
Since Aphelios can swap between his main-hand and off-hand, weapon order changes throughout the game based on which weapons you use first. 
Abilities 
Aphelios only has three buttons: Q, W, and R. W swaps between his main- and off-hand weapons, leaving him with two actual abilities. Kind of. 
Each of Aphelios' five weapons has its own Q ability when equipped as his main-hand weapon. Each Q applies bonus attacks and effects based on his off-hand weapon. All five Qs cost mana and ammo, and each has its own cooldown (you can Q, switch guns, then immediately use the other Q). Aphelios automatically learns Q at level 2 and it slowly becomes stronger over the course of the game. We'll get to what each Q does in the weapon sections below. 
Aphelios' ultimate, Moonlight Vigil, sends forward a moon bomb that explodes on the first enemy hit, damaging nearby enemies. Then, Aphelios follows up with enhanced basic attacks from his main-hand weapon against all enemies caught in the explosion. He automatically learns R at level 6, and it automatically levels up at levels 11 and 16.  
Level-ups 
Since Aphelios automatically learns his Q and R, he puts his 18 level-up points into stats rather than abilities: 
  • Attack Damage [4/8/12/16/24]
  • Attack Speed [6/12/18/24/30/36%]
  • Bonus Armor Penetration [3/6/9/12/15/18%]
Calibrum, the Rifle
Calibrum 
Calibrum is a poke/harass weapon. Its basic attacks have [+100] extra range. 
When abilities deal damage with Calibrum, they mark enemies hit [for 4.5s] . 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 [20/25/30/35/40 at 1/3/5/7/9 (+40% bAD)] against the marked targets. 
Calibrum Q: Moonshot 
9/8.25/7.5/6.75/6s Cooldown at 1/3/5/7/9
60 Mana
10 Ammo
Fire a skillshot that damages the first unit hit for [60/85/110/135/160 at 1/3/5/7/9 (+60% bAD)(+100% AP)] and marks them. 
Moonlight Vigil Calibrum effect 
120/110/100s Cooldown at 6/11/16
100 Mana
Moonlight Vigil's follow-up attacks mark all enemies hit. [125/175/225 at 6/11/16 (+20% bAD)(+100% AP)] These marks deal higher damage when consumed [+20/45/70 damage per mark]. 
Severum, the Scythe Pistol 
Severum 
Severum is a sustain weapon that heals Aphelios for [8-25% based on level] of the damage it deals. Overhealing from Severum is converted into a small shield [10/20/30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/110/120/130/140 at 1/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18 (+6% health)]. [Persists for 30 seconds]
Severum Q: Onslaught 
10/9/8s Cooldown 1/5/9
60 Mana
10 Ammo 
Gain [20% (+10% AP)] movement speed and rapidly fire your main-hand and off-hand weapons at the nearest enemy for 1.75s, prioritizing champions. Onslaught shots behave like basic attacks but deal reduced damage [60/90/120/150/180 (+90% bonus attack speed as damage) over 6 (+1 shot per 30% bonus attack speed) shots].
Moonlight Vigil Severum effect 
Moonlight Vigil grants Aphelios a flat heal. [200/300/400 at 6/11/16]
Gravitum, the Cannon
Gravitum
Gravitum is a utility weapon that applies a [30% slow, decaying over 3.5s].
Gravitum Q: Eclipse 
12/11.5/11/10.5/10s Cooldown at 1/3/5/7/9
60 Mana
10 Ammo 
Damage [50/65/80/95/110 (+35% bAD)(+70% AP)] and root all enemies [for 1s] 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 [increased to 99%]. 
Infernum, the Flamethrower
Infernum 
Infernum is an AoE/waveclear weapon. It deals increased basic attack and ability damage [110% Damage] and creates a damage cone behind enemies hit [75/100% at levels 1/9 (34/45% for minions at levels 1/9)]. 
Infernum Q: Duskwave 
9/8/7/6s Cooldown at 1/3/7/9
60 Mana
10 Ammo 
Spout a wave of flame, damaging enemies for [25/35/45/55/65 at 1/3/5/7/9 (+80% bAD)(+70% AP)]. 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 [Initial explosion deals +50/100/150 at 6/11/16 (+40% bAD)]. 
Crescendum, the Chakram
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. [Bounce return speed 600 (+750% of bonus Attack Speed)] 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 [5s duration] for each enemy hit that increase the strength of Crescendum's basic attack. 
[Bonus Damage starts at 30% total AD and diminishes with subsequent temporary Chakram hit (Min 5% Total AD damage)]
Crescendum Q: Sentry 
9/8.25/7.5/6.75/6s Cooldown at 1/3/5/7/9
60 Mana
10 Ammo
Deploy a turret [20s duration] that shoots the nearest target with your off-hand weapon [25/40/55/70/85 at 1/3/5/7/9 (+50% bAD)(+50% AP) over 4s]. 
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. 
Custom HUD 
All the stuff above is a lot to take in, and a lot to track. Aphelios has a unique HUD to ease this burden. 
  • Passive, explaining Aphelios' weapons and level ups. The tooltip is as long as this article.
  • Aphelios' main-hand weapon and its remaining ammo.
  • Q.
  • 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.
  • 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."

Lore

Aphelios has champion page on the Universe! Check it out for his full biography!

Client Bio:
"Emerging from moonlight's shadow with weapons drawn, Aphelios kills the enemies of his faith in brooding silence—speaking only through the certainty of his aim, and the firing of each gun. Though fueled by a poison that renders him mute, he is guided by his sister Alune. From her distant temple sanctuary, she pushes an arsenal of moonstone weapons into his hands. For as long as the moon shines overhead, Aphelios will never be alone."

Voiceover

Choose Quote: "Summon your weapons, Aphelios. The deadliest is your faith."

Ban Quote: "Condemned to darkness, where our power grows."

Special Interactions:

Champion Theme

Aphelios, The Weapon of the Faithful | Champion Theme

Release Skin - Nightbringer Aphelios

Aphelios' release skin is Nightbringer Aphelios:

Nightbringer Aphelios

1350 RP
"Separated at primordial birth, Aphelios, a fiend of chaos, and Alune, an archoness of order, were created as enemies. Yet, drawn each night to wander by shared visions of the moon, they found each other. Abandoning their natures, they struggle to show creation that darkness can shine, even as other divinities endlessly war..."

Chroma

Nightbringer Aphelios has a set of chroma also available!

Nightbringer Aphelios 
(7 Chromas)

Champion Price Reduction


With Aphelios's release, Lucian's BE/RP price has been permanently reduced from 6300 BE / 975 RP to 4800 BE / 880 RP.

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