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.
Launch skillshots toward the landing position of Draven's Spinning Axes.
Disrupt Draven with the goal of making him drop his axes. If you do, his power drops dramatically.
The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify several critical Akali versus Draven counter stats that can help you explain the differences and similarities between these two champions. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Draven’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Draven..
Akali often has a similar longest killing spree as her matchup does. On average, she receives more damage than Draven. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Akali usually loses when facing off against Draven, with a 47.2% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes a bad counter for Draven.
While Akali does have a lower winrate than Draven, when on opposite teams, Akali also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less challenging character to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Akali into Dravenas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Akali has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Draven. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Draven matchups, Draven is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Akali is a terribly counter to Draven. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Akali against Draven.
If you would like to truly master Akali in order to counter Draven during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali typically picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Draven. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.
The most crucial items to prioritize in your Akali versus Draven build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali used at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better vs Draven than with most other typical builds. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 47.2% when playing against Draven with this build.
To have the best probability of vanquishing Draven as Akali, you should take 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 Draven fights, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 47.2% win rate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Draven as Akali are presented for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to scope the stats and builds to an individual player tier, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.