“Farm up early and Akali has no chance mid/late vs you in a side if even.
D-shield + 2nd Wind is really good vs Akali poke early.”
“Look for trades pre 6, after that the lane gets way harder. You can go Verdant Barrier here if you struggle a lot vs an Akali so it's way easier to survive. If you're struggling, resolve tree is a good option (go Second Wind, not Bone Plating) to be more forgiving when she pokes you with Q. Remember that you can ult while Akali is in her shroud it's really useful to know that. When you're low hp try your best to play conservative and reset, she can easly dive with her mobility + shroud.”
“This matchup is actually a lot easier top lane than it is midlane just because Akali wants to only fight you when her shroud is up. Since the lane is a lot longer, she can’t really hide under tower during her shrouds downtime which is the only time you can try to fight her at all. You can try to poke her with Q level 1 but you should never take a prolonged fight. Akalis level 1 is probably one of the best in the game and she will most likely be too mobile to fight and she can spam Q up to 3 times which can easily all in you if she has ignite. Level 2 you do have a chance to fight her but first you have to bait out her shroud without taking too much damage while she's in it. As soon as it runs out you have about 15 seconds to take a fight with her while your conqueror is up, this gets even easier at level 3 when you can windwall one of her q’s or e’s while she trys to get away from you. I know a lot of people hate Akali and think she’s the most broken champion in the game but if you play the matchup smart and just never fight when her shroud is up you have a huge advantage over her and actually isn’t too hard of a matchup 1v1. At level 6 it’s a very good idea to ult her when her shroud is on cd and force her to ult, her ult is way more important than yours in all ins. Hex or Wits is a must in this matchup.”
“Very annoying and oppressive early game due to her being very hard to hit with 3rd q due to her E and W. I would focus on just going fleet in this lane and just going even and out sustaining/ out scaling her. Never E 3rd Q while she has E but rather E and go on her when you have your regular Q and it's not nado so you can hit it more easily.”
“With Akali's rework she acts a little bit like Zed, try your best to all in pre 6 and kill her (tilt her too). After 6 just make sure you save at least one distortion to get away from her. Also, avoid her E when you W into her (like Ahri charm mechanics) otherwise you will most likely lose a lot of the trades.”
“ Harass with autoattacks, but don't get hit by her Q.
 Don't fight in shroud.
 Sidestep E, or run into turret when she hits it. If she takes it, chain CC her under tower.
 If getting all-inned, don't try to reactively ult her R2. It's fast.”
“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. ”
“I'll harass her with E-AA pre-6. Lux outdamages her with E-AA-Q-AA if she shields too and if Akali W's, I'll retreat. After 6 I won't trade, only poke with E's and farm. Barrier is enough to save any all-ins she might attempt, and if I Q her under my tower during a dive, she's usually dead. Constantly staying behind minions makes it so she can't E and would need to commit her R to gap close. Worth noting her E can take her back to her W if she used it on her shroud on first cast.”
“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.”
“GP wins early, but once Akali gets some item components and her ult she becomes a greater threat.”