“A decently good Ahri, when fed, can swing this quite hard in her favour because of her mobility and one-shot potential, but you definitely have the upper hand early game with your push potential, she uses a lot more mana than you early on. If she takes Cleanse her kill pressure on you will be greatly reduced as she doesn't have much damage unless she snowballs. Remember that without her ult she is the same as any other squishy immobile mage, she can be burst down really easily. Definitely DO NOT Portal Jump in front of her because it guarantees her Charm, and more than likely a free kill on you.”
“Your windwall blocks all her damage, but you want to keep it for her charm. This is a really easy matchup for Yasuo. I take ignite in this matchup so i can burst her before she escapes with her ultimate.”
“A good ahri player can make the laning phase very tough for Yone. If you dash forward with stacked Q, she can get a free hit with E(charm). Most of your damage comes from skillshots, and ahri's mobility just makes it super hard to hit anything.
Ahri's itemization and runes gives her a lot of CDR ,so her ultimate will be on a much lower cooldown than yours.
She's annoying to lane against, especially if she has glacial augment. Play the early game out as safe as possible and avoid using third Q forward if her charm is up. You can go for short trades by baiting out her charm with a fake engage.
The only time you can kill her, is if you managed to do a bunch of short trades, leaving her at low-mid HP. In that case you can look for an all-in with your ultimate. Always do Q3 -> R so you make sure she can't dodge the ult.
“This is pretty much a skill match up.
Avoid her skill-shots and you will be able to burst her down after level 6. Take care though because if she manages to hit you with a charm, you are in for a world of hurt. Be sure to not lead with your (R) when you are going for an all-in on her as she can be very mobile when using her ultimate and you can easily miss, qq.
Avoid her (E) Charm or you will take a big chunk of damage. She does outrange you but will find it difficult to trade with you unless she lands her charm. Use you minions to your advantage as they will block it.
If Ahri misses her (E) Charm you should try to harass her while it is on CD.
Rylai's can help you to chase her down if she doesn't die to your all in burst.
Be careful if she hits level 6 before you! Without a stun, you are in big trouble!”
“The Ahri matchup is pretty even pre-6 but it can get out of hand very quickly. In early levels you need to find a good balance between standing behind the minions and standing beside your wave. If you stand behind your wave too much she will be able to poke you and push the wave at the same time which is not ideal. Similarly, if you stand without the protection of your minions you will be vulnerable to charm trades which are almost entirely losing in every case. A missed charm on her end is a great signal to attempt a trade or pressure her backwards off the wave. She can push very well early levels so ensure you are matching it. Should the jungle come to your lane, I would highly recommend flashing early as charm-flash is nearly impossible to dodge. At level 6 you will lose most even trade. Do your best to poke her down with QW safely so she never gets the chance at a fair all-in. If she does go in on you, try your best to either hold your ult until her 3 charges are gone, or ult IMMEDIATELY after she uses one of the charges to ensure she can't dodge it. Midgame and lategame you are more useful in team fights, but at a constant threat to die to her. It is very difficult to follow her roams midgame as she can just turn on you and win the one on one. Do you best to pressure mid and make plays with your jungler as the 2v2 is still winnable. You will outscale her should the lategame be relatively even. You can take cleanse into this matchup to really reduce her kill pressure, especially if she has a cc heavy jungler. But barrier works as well against her ignite. IMO she has enough pressure that TP is a tough take unless you are sure she is going TP as well. Phase rush is very useful in this matchup to escape bad situations and highly recommended. Normal items should be fine in this matchup. I would avoid MR in your runes unless they have another major AP threat.”
“Dodge her charm with your E and you win. After level 6 she's really hard to kill due to her mobility, so it really depends on who is able to push the lane first and roam + impact other parts of the map. ”
“Before 6, I'll harass her with E-AA (she won't be able to punish since her charm doesn't pass through minions and even if her Q hits, it deals less damage through my W than I deal to her. Post-6 I'm mindful of how I use my Q's - if I miss, she can use it as a window of opportunity to go in and I might need to waste my flash to dodge her E if she does. As a general rule I'll play close to my turret after 6, 'cause a good Ahri might be able to kill me otherwise. I'll poke her with E without going for passive procs. There's a slight delay between the casts of her R, so I'll try to use my Q right after she uses one charge as it's easier to hit.”
“Stay behind minions when fighting her as they can block her charm. Don't use your ultimate while hers is up because she can easily dodge it, unless she's caught by surprise.
If you're struggling against her, merc treads and banshees veil are great items. If you're playing against glacial augment Ahri, you should also consider having cleanse.
“As long as you play safe and play around your passive, it should be pretty hard for her to get an all in on you. Keep mobile so she cant land easy Q's, play back and safe when your shields down, and you should be ok. ”
“Skillmatchup depending on if you can dodge or bait her skillshots. She has the upper hand early since her pushing ability is higher and her rune setup is often electrocute/glacial augment. Remember that her returning Q deals true damage. You probably will fight for lanepriority and roam potential in this lane or keep it in the middle/towards your side. After level 6 she has the upper hand till well into midgame, since she actually gets an useful ultimate, so be careful.”