How to Win Akali vs Caitlyn Counter Matchup Akali is in the b tier of champions

Akali vs Caitlyn

How to Beat Caitlyn as Akali in LoL Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Caitlyn as Akali

based on 7,962 Akali vs Caitlyn matchups
Win Rate
49.2 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
6.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of ranked LoL games that we review each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Caitlyn as Akali came out of an examination of 7962 ranked games where both champs engaged each other. This champ matchup is fairly uncommon. Akali is forced to battle against Caitlyn in only 6.2% of her games.

Akali vs Caitlyn Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Akali does a below average job of beating Caitlyn. On average, she wins a acceptable 49.2% of matches the champs fight one another in. In Akali against Caitlyn matches, Akali’s side is 0.1% less expected to gain first blood. This implies that she probably won't get first blood against Caitlyn.

Best Akali vs Caitlyn Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsDark Seal

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltLich BaneShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapVoid StaffDemonic EmbraceZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Akali to level up q
>
Second ability for Akali to level up e
>
Last skill for Akali to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Second WindOvergrowth
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Akali's passive ability p
Akali q ability q
Akali w ability w
Akali e ability e
Akali's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
8
E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Caitlyn as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Caitlyn

Akali excels at killing fragile champions. Let your team initiate and then strike at the people in the back.

Twilight Shroud offers safety in even the most dangerous situations. Use that time to save up energy for a quick strike later.

Advice to Win Against Caitlyn

You can intercept Ace in the Hole's missile from hitting an ally if you stand in its path.

Keep behind allied minions if Caitlyn is harassing you with Piltover Peacemaker (it deals less damage with each subsequent target).

Akali vs Caitlyn Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
49.2 %
VS
Win Rate
50.8 %
Caitlyn Image
8.2
< Kills >
6.6
5.6
< Deaths >
6.1
5.3
< Assists >
6.9
1.86
< Killing Sprees >
1.54
139
< Minions Killed >
166
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.22
0.34
< Inhibitors >
0.57
1,412
< Physical Damage >
18,081
19,119
< Magic Damage >
1,406
1,131
< True Damage >
906
21,663
< Damage Dealt >
20,394
26,598
< Damage Taken >
19,043
11,105
< Gold Earned >
11,909
1.34
< Towers >
2.58
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
2,684
< Total Healing >
3,184
13,696
< Experience >
12,394
17
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
8
59
< Time Dealing CC >
72

How to Counter Caitlyn with Akali in LoL

The stats shown here highlight several vital Akali against Caitlyn counter stats that can help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Caitlyn’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Caitlyn..

Akali usually has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her foe does. Typically, she receives more damage than Caitlyn. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Akali and Caitlyn

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Caitlyn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Caitlyn

Who is Better, Akali or Caitlyn?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Caitlyn, with a 49.2% win rate. As a result, Akali makes an ok counter to Caitlyn.

While Akali does have a lower win rate compared to Caitlyn, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more difficult champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Akali into Caitlynas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Akali has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Caitlyn. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Akali vs Caitlyn matchups, Caitlyn is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Akali is a somewhat poor counter for Caitlyn. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Akali against Caitlyn.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Caitlyn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Caitlyn as Akali, we analyzed 7,962 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Caitlyn as Akali comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Akali to counter Caitlyn during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali typically gets a similar amount of CS as Caitlyn. Champions who typically don't get much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, 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 numbers reported here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Akali versus Caitlyn build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Lich Bane, and Shadowflame. When Akali included at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better vs. Caitlyn than with many other common item sets. In fact, Akali had an average win rate of 49.2% battling Caitlyn with this build.

To have the greatest probability of vanquishing Caitlyn as Akali, Akali players should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Akali vs Caitlyn counterpicks, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.2% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Caitlyn as Akali are presented for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to filter the stats and builds to a particular division, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.