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

Akali vs Darius

How to Beat Darius as Akali in LoL Darius is in the a tier of champions
Assassin
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Darius as Akali

based on 7,031 Akali vs Darius matchups
Win Rate
50.1 %
K/D/A
2.45
Pick Rate
5.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked LoL rounds that we analyze each and every week. This guide on how to beat Darius as Akali resulted from an examination of 7031 ranked matches where both champs faced each other. This pairing is somewhat uncommon. Akali fights Darius in only 5.4% of her rounds.

Akali vs Darius Matchup Summary

Akali has done a average job of countering Darius. Typically, she wins a acceptable 50.1% of games the champions fight one another in. In Akali against Darius matches, Akali’s side is 0.1% less probable to gain first blood, implying that she most likely won't be able to get first blood against Darius.

Best Akali vs Darius Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandAmplifying Tome

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Void StaffZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

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

Domination Electrocute Sudden ImpactEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Resolve Second WindOvergrowth
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Akali's passive ability p
Akali q ability q
Akali w ability w
Akali e ability e
Akali's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
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Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
14
W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Darius as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Darius

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 Darius

Darius's ability to escape from fights is limited. If you have an advantage against him, press your lead.

When Darius's axe grab is on cooldown, he is vulnerable to harassment attacks.

Akali vs Darius Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
50.1 %
VS
Win Rate
49.9 %
Darius Image
8.1
< Kills >
6.7
5.5
< Deaths >
6.2
5.4
< Assists >
4.5
1.84
< Killing Sprees >
1.52
141
< Minions Killed >
160
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.35
< Inhibitors >
0.48
1,387
< Physical Damage >
15,563
18,964
< Magic Damage >
137
1,305
< True Damage >
3,772
21,657
< Damage Dealt >
19,473
25,817
< Damage Taken >
28,727
11,060
< Gold Earned >
11,753
1.37
< Towers >
2.33
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
2,559
< Total Healing >
5,711
13,621
< Experience >
14,057
17
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
58
< Time Dealing CC >
159

How to Counter Darius with Akali in LoL

The stats shown here show several critical Akali vs. Darius counter statistics that may help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Darius’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Darius..

Akali usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her foe does. Commonly, she takes a similar amount of damage to Darius. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Akali and Darius

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Darius
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Darius

Who is Better, Akali or Darius?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Akali usually fairs equally well when taking on Darius, with a 50.1% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes an ok counter to Darius.

While Akali does have a higher winrate compared to Darius, when facing one another, Akali also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes her a more challenging character to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Akali into Dariusas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Akali has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Darius. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Akali vs Darius matchups, Akali is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Akali is a decent counter for Darius. Focus your play on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Akali against Darius.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Darius Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Darius as Akali, we analyzed 7,031 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 Darius 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 Darius during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali on average gets a similar amount of CS as Darius. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Akali versus Darius build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better versus Darius than with many other common builds. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 50.1% when playing against Darius with these items in her kit.

To have the best probability of vanquishing Darius as Akali, you should use the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Domination and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Akali vs Darius counterpicks, this blending of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 50.1% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Darius as Akali are given for all skill levels, merged. To narrow the statistics and builds to a distinct player tier, you should use the selection menu located earlier on the page.