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Akali Counter Stats

Akali Counters
Middle Lane
Ranked #58 out of 59 in Mid Discover all Mid champions who counter Akali. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Akali in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Akali Data for all roles taken from 15,553 matches.
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Middle Lane (68%) Akali Middle Lane Counters: 10,599 matches, 48 counter champions

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Tips Against Akali in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Daers says “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. ”
Yeager says “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. ”
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Avucado says “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. ”
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Aethlo says “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).”
iZianni says “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!”
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Yeager says “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. ”
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Vicksay says “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.”
Yasukeh says “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. ”
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Drewmatth Taliyah says “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.”
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XayLies says “ 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.”
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Top Lane (30%) Akali Top Lane Counters: 4,626 matches, 40 counter champions

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Tips Against Akali in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Drake6401 says “ Turn on Attack Champions Only when engaging so you don't waste you W on a minion when she shrouds. She has better burst than you so you lose your usual advantage when both targets are low HP. Early on, don't fear her poke way too much as it melts her energy. At level three, engage her when her energy is low and ”
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PH45 says “Fight her when her shroud is down but care about her burst. When she comes for an empowered auto attack dodge it with your E and fall back after doing quick trade. Also try to not eat her Q for free since she will chunk you down fast with those + her empowered auto afterwards. ”
Rhoku says “TL;DR - SKILL MATCHUP IN HER FAVOR. DON’T TAKE BAD TRADES. DON’T MISS YOUR OWN QS. DON’T EAT FREE EMPOWERED AUTOS. TRY TO CANCEL HER DASHES WITH YOUR E. DON’T FIGHT IN SMOKE UNLESS YOU KNOW YOU WILL KILL HER. CONQUEROR OR AFTERSHOCK ARE BOTH GOOD INTO HER. START DSHIELD. SWEEPER IF SHE IS OUTPLAYING YOU IN HER SMOKE TOO OFTEN. Akali is a problematic matchup for quite a few Darius players but if you understand the champion, it becomes easier. The key to winning an Akali matchup is not taking bad trades and not eating her empowered autoattacks for free. Don’t take trades level 1 that go beyond just a simple Q, as she can chunk you out to the point where you can’t even fight back anymore. Level 2 is where the tides turn, as you get access to one of your CC abilities that let you hold her in place. Akali only beats you in an all in if she is able to kite you so stick to her and kill her. Don’t miss your own Qs. If you have an idea of the Akali Q range, you can time it as she goes in so that you both get hit. And since your Q is stronger, you will win the trade. Unless you are aiming to all in and kill her, and KNOW that you can do so, don’t fight in or around her smoke. Make sure she has to walk out quite a bit if she wants to damage you further. This way you can trade back. Another plus of playing Darius is that your bleed ticks, show you where the Akali is when she is invisible. If you are on low ping and are good at predicting, you can effectively cancel all of Akali’s dashes with your E. You can even cancel her ultimate’s damage if you pull her before she reaches you. The easiest dash to cancel will be her shuriken jump. Doing that will immediately destroy her. Her level 6 powerspike is STAGGERING. She can straight up kill you from full HP with her ultimate. Try not to fuck around with her too much when you're low hp at this point. DO NOT lose lane to her, as a fed Akali is going to be a nightmare to face. She will be able to kill you with ease, even if you are under turret. If you do lose lane, try to pick up CS under turret without being poked down too much from her. Conqueror is my go to but Aftershock is an excellent choice for a more secure lane, as it neutralizes her burst. Do not underestimate her when you have a few kills on her, as her damage is crazy high either way. If you are getting unbelievably stomped, then you should invest in some early MR options. Negatron Cloak is a VERY solid buy as its a lot of MR for very cheap and it builds into FoN later on. ”
Anoying bro5 says “Do not fight her when she is in her shroud. Try to bait out the shroud and fight her when it is down. Riposte the empower aa after her Q as it does the most damage and is one of the only abilities that is predictable.”
jpaul2077 says “Akali is frustrating mainly due to her access to stealth and 4 dashes which can make Garen look truly like a boomer (lol). Use E only when Akali uses her second activation of her own E and goes in to you as if you try to E akali any other time she will walk away or dash away and then slow you leaving you defenseless without your main damage tool.”
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Sovereign Kitten says “Never trade with Akali while her shroud is up! Your poison will reveal her location, so keep an eye on where her silhouette appears so you can avoid her gap close to trade with her. Unlike when she was first released, she is no longer unstoppable. You will have enough time to throw out a (Q) or (E) before she hides again within her shroud. You can use minions to body block her (E) shuriken. She can also use it to dash over walls and gain distance from you. Do not let her land this or you will LOSE the trade immediately. You must try your best to side step or bait her (E) before trading while her shroud is down! Her sustain is worse than it was in Season 10. ”
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Justkb says “She is very annoying to lane against as she can go in and out of Darius's abilities. Rush mercs in this lane and try not to get hit by her empowered autos after she Q's. Only go in against her after she has used her shroud, and start trades with your Q.”
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iZeal says “Bait out her Q, be aware of her E, if you hit her with W in her shroud you can auto her and murder her. Rush Hexdrinker or be prepared to get 1shot at level 6. Electrocute possible rune choice. You can shut her down in teamfights hard but be wary of her sidelane pressure.”
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Raen says “After rework it's tough opponent. Try to fight her when she got W on cd. It may sounds stupid but try to fight her in her minions, when she is hiding at her shroud you will lose your attack speed from passive and conqueror. If you will keep those 2 things up you got small chance to beat her going all in when her W expires. I recommend to ban Akali when playing Jax personally.”
Jungl says “Play far back. I recommend taking Night Harvester and Phase Rush in this matchup so she cannot catch up to you to combo her q+passive. ”
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