Twilight Shroud offers safety in even the most dangerous situations. Use that time to save up energy for a quick strike later.
Akali excels at killing fragile champions. Let your team initiate and then strike at the people in the back.
The second hit of Timewinder does more damage than the first; try to avoid it.
Ekko's stun zone takes 3 seconds to arm. Watch for the image he creates on cast and try to guess where the zone was placed.
Ekko is significantly weaker when his ultimate is down. Watch for the trail he leaves behind to determine if Chronobreak is available.
The stat comparisons shown here show several significant Akali against Ekko counter statistics that can help us distinguish the distinctions between the two. Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ekko’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Ekko..
Akali typically has a similar longest killing spree as her counter does. Typically, she takes less damage than Ekko. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually loses when facing off against Ekko, with a 48.7% win rate. As a result, Akali makes a bad counter to Ekko.
While Akali does have a lower win rate than Ekko, when facing one another, Akali also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Akali into Ekkoas her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Akali has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ekko. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Akali vs Ekko matchups, Ekko is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Akali is a somewhat poor counter to Ekko. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Akali against Ekko.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Akali in order to counter Ekko during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali on average accumulates more CS relative to Ekko. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.
The most crucial items to prioritize in your Akali versus Ekko build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Akali bought at least these three items in her build, she performed much better vs Ekko than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 48.7% battling Ekko with this build.
To have the highest likelihood of beating Ekko as Akali, you should take 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 combinations players picked for Akali vs Ekko clashes, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 48.7% winrate overall.
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