“*MATCHUP THREAT LEVEL IS NOT RELEVANT THEY ARE ALL RANKED 5 FOR PRACTICALITY*
Hard only after 6.
In the recent patches Akali's early-game has been heavily nerfed.
She isnt a lane-bully anymore.
We can easily win lane before level 6.
Make sure to get as much advantage as you can pre-6 in order to be able to duel her in the lv6 spike.”
“One of the four characters I would suggest perma banning. 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. ”
“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.”
“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.”
“Rush hexdrinker or you will get oneshot when she gets level 6. We can stop her from ulting us by freezing the minion wave in front of our tower. Losing a few cs is fine against assassins, because the important thing is to NOT give them kills. ”
“Similar to most assassins, play safely and be aware of her kill potential, which is usually high, and extremely so post-6. She do be weak in solo queue tho, so I'm downgrading her”
“Should be a very simple matchup. Your autos out range her q, so you must focus on your positioning in lane. Do NOT ever use charm in this lane this is your only trump card over her until 6, and if used incorrectly will be guaranteed death. Safe charm for her E'ing and it is a free half hp chunk where you can pressure the lane under turret for a dive or for you to roam out. She is very linear based movements so it should be predictable with charm. If she ults you just ult away and you can't die. ”
“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!”
“Our beloved Akali, champion that is one of the hardest ones to play in a game in terms of mechanics, considering her quite low damage output. (#SarcasmEnd) Well, pre-6 you can do whatever you want to her, just be careful about her dash, that she has with her invisibility. Don't try to harass her in expense of lane minions, always prefer that farm rather than harass - expecially if she has Doran's shield. After she has level 6, don't ever try to come closer to her and farm only through your E and R. Any attempt to go on her face will mostly end in your death, even if you would rush Negatron (which you should do anyways, but it's not guaranteed, that it will always save you). So scale up, get your AP and try to oneshot her later on in teamfights. Otherwise you are doomed.”
“Although Akali players are very dangerous after hitting level 6, they are in some way squishy and your ultimate is the perfect counter for her Twilight shroud since it hits invisible units as well. Punish her with an all-in combo once she jumps on you.”