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Akali Counter Stats

Akali Counters
Discover all 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 106,783 matches.
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Middle Lane (69%) Akali Middle Lane Counters: 73,228 matches, 53 counter champions

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

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. ”
In Depth Rank 1 Grandmasters Tryndamere by Yasukeh (Preseas by Yasukeh | Tryndamere Player
FalleN3 says “Akali is weak before level 6 and therefore should be abused as much as possible. You should be able to harass her with your AA a lot. When she goes in to last hit a minion you should be able to land some decent damage onto her. Even if Akali uses her (W) Twilight Shroud you can still damage her with your (W) Incinerate and your (R) Tibbers Be careful of ganks as this is a perfect way for Akali to get ahead of you!”
Annie Mid | FalleN3's Guide to Annie by FalleN3 | Annie Player
eiensiei says “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.”
[10.24] eiensiei's guide to Lux | Mid by eiensiei | Lux Player
Reppy says “This champion is one of the hardest, if not the hardest counter to Katarina. Her whole kit is able to dodge Katarina’s daggers and this nullifies her relevance. Her damage output is also way higher than Katarina’s and the only way you can deal with her is if you’re SUPER ahead. If not, she beats you side lane and is impossible to kill during teamfights.”
iZianni says “This champion is pure pain and I hope it gets nerfed into the ground. Due to her vamp, our poke is meaningless and her damage potential means that we will die to a full combo if we ever misstep. Fortunately, we do have a good laning phase against her and it comes down to who has more impact in team fights. If we deny her the snowball, we should be more impactful. ”
Zianni's Challenger Orianna Guide by iZianni | Orianna Player
Yamikaze says “Reworked Akali is also a quite difficult matchup because she's able to spam her Q's on you, and dissappear with smoke bomb when you're engaging. You have to bait her Q's by walking in and out, and try farm with your Q. You can also "fake" a engage in order to make her use her smoke bomb, and then you can all-in her. Be sure you have a minion wave around you when you're fighting, so you can dash around and make it much harder for her to hit her ultimate as both charges are skillshots. Take oracle lens after the laning phase. It won't reveal her, but it will show where she's going so you can still hit her with Q's.”
Dr Eggmund says “Can have some incredible poke on you, position yourself so your out of harms way and always farm and poke with Q as she is a melee champion. Her invisibility can be quite a shock so play passively while it's out unless you are CERTAIN you will be fine and can beat her.”
Vladimir《Season 11》: Cosmic Devourer IN-DEPTH by Dr Eggmund | Vladimir Player
PlayCabex says “Easy match up , you can out damage her in early game , also your e counters her w (smoke) go to centre and use your e to see where she is.”
Vladimir guide patch 10.24 MID/TOP Iron to diamond by PlayCabex | Vladimir Player
Sylvan Lore says “You outrange Akali pretty heavily, but that doesn't mean that she can't get to you. Level 1 she will almost always take Q. If you space her correctly you should be able to land poke in the form of Autos and Q while being safe from her Q. Should she land her Q on you though, the slow combined with her speed will likely allow her to land her passive auto and win the trade. Don't be afraid to chase her a bit and keep autoing her after she combos as she will be stuck on cooldowns. Pushing into an Akali is acceptable early as long as you are in a position to push hard enough to reset the wave before her jungler comes. Levels 3+ you will lose any even all-in trade. That's not to say that you will lose all trades, but you have to be strategic in safely poking her when possible without going oom. 3+ she wins, but especially at level 6 she has a devastating all-in that must be respected. As with most assassins, she falls off in the mid to late game. Zhonya's is super high value into her in lategame fights as she is super vulernable when diving in and can rarely afford to stick around for 2.5 seconds to finish you off. You can even win a lot of lategame 1v1s against her if you play it well, but regardless the damage and utility you can safely put out will not be matched. The real goal of this matchup is to not fall so far behind that you never get there. Phase rush and Stopwatch are ideal runes into Akali. If they have another AP threat you can consider MR runes, but I wouldn't do it just for her. Zhonyas is very high value as always into an assassin and can even be considered a second item. Merc treads are also viable if you are really struggling with this lane. Other than that building standard items and out-scaling her is completely fine.”
[10.24] Command: Attack - One Trick Orianna Mid by Sylvan Lore | Orianna Player
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Top Lane (29%) Akali Top Lane Counters: 30,794 matches, 58 counter champions

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

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. ”
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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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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NPGRiven says “Level 1 all-in. You can tank one Q hit, do not get hit by 2 Qs though. Let Akali push into you and try freeze the wave, this will make it hard for her to trade into you. Try your best to do short trades until you can all-in her. Q>W>AA and E>Q>Q out is a trade she can't really trade back into. You can all-in her at level 6 when she is around 60% hp. Getting an early oracle lense is always an option to keep track of her in her shroud (W). ”
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.”
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Persicum777 says “Bate out her Q, when shes low on energy all in, if she doesn't get any early Kills you can just control the lane early on, keep in mind damage adds up quick and she will try to widdle you down, landing W's goes a long way in this match up, like most champs she really gets a edge over you at level 6 and if your even she maintains that advantage until about level 9, gold or level differences can fix that thou. I would take Pta into this match up personally, or grasp. She can smoke you out of longer trades and you dont want to let her get to 6 easy playing comet. Dorans shield, dorans blade, or corrupting pot are all viable.”
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MarkFromSingedMains says “Akali can be a pain to play against, but she can't cast her E or R whilst standing on your W. She can be solo killed if you can tank her damage but is easy enough to play against as you outdamage her early with your E. Most Akali's outplay themselves but if given the chance to combo you, it's hard not to die.”
Mark's Guide to Singed: SEASON 11 GO TANK by MarkFromSingedMains | Singed Player
Kippari says “GP wins early, but once Akali gets some item components and her ult she becomes a greater threat.”
{10.24} The Gangplank Compendium {S11 Ready!} by Kippari | Gangplank Player
Rhoku says “Akali is a very annoying matchup to fight. The changes have added counterplay but if you don't pay attention, she can chunk you out very easily. Don't let her hit her empowere autos. It is too much damage. Later on, you need to start punishing her. Try to save your Es, as you will need them to stop her from getting away as she is VERY slippery. In an all in, you do win as long as you hit your Qs and keep close to her with your passive. Overall, Rylai's makes this matchup much easier so wait for that. It might be a bug but he shroud doesn't go away in Mordekaiser ultimate. The stats are still useful though.”
[NEW ITEMS 10.24] Iron Stands Eternal! Ω Rhoku’s Morde Gu by Rhoku | Mordekaiser Player
lol Wero says “Lane can be cruel as AD Neeko. Hard to trade vs Akali in lane. Building defensive will not help vs Akali. Lane is winnable if you can spam your w passive on her.”