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LoL new champion, Aphelios & Alune abilities kit revealed!

LoL new champion, Aphelios & Alune abilities kit revealed!
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Although Senna has just been released, Riot Games are pressing ahead with their preseason content. Aphelios, League of Legends' 147th champion, has been unveiled as a new ADC/marksman — here's what we know so far.

Apparently, you'll need an engineering degree to understand how to play Aphelios. It might be the weirdest and the most complex champion that League of Legends ever seen...

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.
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  • 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.
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  • Since Aphelios can swap between his main-hand and off-hand, weapon order changes throughout the game based on which weapons you use first.
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Base 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


  • Aphelios only has three buttons: Q, W, and R. E doesn't do anything.
  • Since W allows him to swap between his main- and off-hand weapons, he actually has two abilities: Q & R.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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%

All Aphelios' weapons

Calibrum, the Rifle

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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. 

Q — Moonshot

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. 

R — Moonlight Vigil (Calibrum Effect)

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

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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]

Q — Onslaught

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].

R — Moonlight Vigil (Severum Effect)

Moonlight Vigil grants Aphelios a flat heal. [200/300/400 at 6/11/16]

Gravitum, the Cannon

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Gravitum is a utility weapon that applies a [30% slow, decaying over 3.5s].

Q — Eclipse

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. 

R — Moonlight Vigil (Gravitum Effect)

Moonlight Vigil's follow-up attacks apply a massively increased slow [increased to 99%]. 

Infernum, the Flamethrower

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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)]. 

Q — Duskwave

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. 

R — 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

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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)]

Q — Sentry

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]. 

R — 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

Aphelios has a unique HUD to help Summoners understand how he works.

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  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.



Co-written with : Thomas "Calo" Sauzin

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