Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.
Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.
Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.
When Kayn is in terrain near you, you will get a visual warning on the edge of the terrain he's in.
Umbral Trespass requires Kayn to damage a target first. Try to dodge Blade's Reach to deny him a long range cast of Umbral Trespass.
Damage Kayn while he's in Shadow Step to shorten its duration, or apply hard crowd control (stun, charm, knockup, etc) to end Shadow Step immediately.
The stat comparisons provided here highlight several critical Ahri vs. Kayn matchup stats that may help you figure out the differences and similarities between these two champions. As an example, Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kayn’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Kayn..
Ahri often has a similar longest killing spree as her enemy does. On average, she receives less damage than Kayn. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Ahri usually fairs equally well when playing against Kayn, with a 49.3% win rate. Therefore, Ahri makes an ok counter for Kayn.
While Ahri does have a lower win rate than Kayn, when facing one another, Ahri also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less time consuming champion to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Ahri into Kayn.
Furthermore, Ahri also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kayn. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Kayn matchups, Kayn is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Ahri is a somewhat poor counter for Kayn. Make sure you focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Ahri against Kayn.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Ahri to counter Kayn during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ahri typically gets much more CS as Kayn. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to prioritize in your Ahri versus Kayn build include Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Ahri included at least these three items in her build, she did much better against Kayn than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Ahri had an average winrate of 49.3% battling Kayn with these items in her kit.
To have the greatest likelihood of crushing Kayn as Ahri, Ahri players should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Minion Dematerializer, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Ahri vs Kayn battles, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 49.3% win rate overall.
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