“She can dodge your ultimate with her E and R, so don't use it as long as those two abilities are up. This also applies to Zhonya's Hourglass which she gets every match. Be aggressive off of her E cooldown, and avoid all-ins post 6 unless your jungle is there or you are ahead. ”
“Before fighting her, bait out her W smoke first as it has a pretty long cooldown. While it's cd, zone her as much as possible with your ball while constantly poking her with abilities and autos.
She spikes once she gets hextech gunblade, so respect her damage at that point and don't overextend. ”
“One of the four characters I would suggest perma banning, although she is my third choice as of now. If Akali does not take shroud lvl 2, you want to actively look to e through them and make them use their pots early. Be aware of her lvl 6 as she can easily kill you and is arguably the best champ at keeping on top of you. Shroud in general makes it almost impossible to get a good trade in on her and you should look to roam or spam ping for ganks. ”
“Akali has equal wave clear. ||
Akali loses pre-3 ||
Akali wins pre-6 (Annie can punish
Akali with her range if played properly) ||
Akali and Annie are even at 6. ||
Annie outscales Akali. ||
TIP: Chunk her early if she hasn't gone fleet footwork. If she has, just focus on the wave for a level 2 all-in. At level 6 it is a very close fight. You have to stun her to win. If she gets the jump on you - you will be one-shot unless you have stun up.
Make sure to Q her to guarantee the stun - Akali is slippery and can avoid tibbers. DO NOT GET HIT BY HER E (stand behind minions).”
“Champion got hard nerfed, it's still unfun to play against if she has multiple items. For the purpose of laning, Lux has an extremely easy time against Akali due to the range advantage alone with poke windows.
Akali is unable to keep up due to the Q nerfs. She can still kill us instantly though if we mess up!”
“A lot of players struggle in this match up but it's winnable if you know how to play it out. Level 1 Akali will try to Q spam you with empowered auto attacks. The key here is to intentionally walk within range of her Q and then immediately out again to make her use it and miss. If she does that twice within a short amount of time, her energy levels will be super low, so she can't trade back. That's how you trade with akali in the laning phase. She also likes to use her back flip whenever you engage with Q3 to dodge your knock up, and maybe even follow you back. Her shroud is what makes it hard to trade with her since you're an auto attack / skill shot based champion, so you want to make sure it's on cooldown before you go for any fights. Try to bait it out with fake engages, and keep in mind the cooldown of her shroud is around 20 seconds, so whenever it's on cooldown, that's when you want to force fights. The first cast of her ultimate will make her dash behind you. If you're quick enough, you can time your ultimate to potentially knock her within tower range for 1-2 shots, the moment she pressed R1 on you. She can cancel the R1 animation with her back flip, so keep that in mind against good akali players.
“Pretty sure I'd dodge this match-up. Her weakest point is pre-6, after that whenever her R is up you're dead meat if you miss your E, she can 1v1 you with ease with her shroud, immense damage and INSANE mobility, and if she's not the best she has 3 "get out of jail free" cards in her W, E and R.”
“Take 3 rejuv and double MR into her, and just try to survive. She can Trade with you in ways where there is no recourse. If you can bait out her shroud, when it's down is the only chance you have to possibly fight her. I would consider her a first or second priority for bans, in both mid and top lane. Akali did get nerfed in 10.3, but then they did a micropatch buff, so she is still worth the ban. ”
“MELEE = PUSH EARLY (LEVELS 1-2) - CARE FOR GANKS! (SPAM Q'S TILL 50-60% MANA).
Doran + 2 Pots or Corrupting if you feel it's going to take a while to take her down. Her kill pressure starts only at level 6 where her ult is deadly but that can be countered with Time Warp Tonic and MR. Get Early magic resist and roam first and you will be okay. If you hit your Qs post 6 and you get her down to 50% you can use your E as a deterrent and she will not be able to dash on you engage. Don't stay in her smoke for no reason and just all in her after she's below 50% hp and you are not. Mid-Late game E destroys her dash. If in a nerfed state, Akali matchup is easy. Currently she deals decently with Taliyah so proceed with caution.”
“ If you can windwall one of her q's early she won't be able to win a trade because of how much energy she needs. If you can bait out her W you can go for an all in.”