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

Akali vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Akali in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Gwen as Akali

based on 1,076 Akali vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
53.7 %
K/D/A
2.47
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Gwen as Akali resulted from an examination of 1076 ranked games where both champs faced off against one another. This particular champ matchup is fairly rare. Akali fights Gwen in only 1.4% of her matches.

Akali vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Akali does a good job of countering Gwen. On average, she wins a fantastic 53.7% of matches the champs oppose one another in. In Akali vs Gwen games, Akali’s side is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood. This indicates that she most likely will get first blood against Gwen.

Best Akali vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeHextech Alternator

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Zhonya'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

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityCoup de Grace
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
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
12
E
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E
14
W
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W
16
R

Guide to Countering Gwen as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Gwen

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.

Advice to Win Against Gwen

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Akali vs Gwen Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
53.7 %
VS
Win Rate
46.3 %
Gwen Image
9
< Kills >
6.1
5.8
< Deaths >
6.6
5.3
< Assists >
4.9
2.02
< Killing Sprees >
1.37
141
< Minions Killed >
134
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.36
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.48
1,366
< Physical Damage >
3,131
19,333
< Magic Damage >
10,062
1,119
< True Damage >
5,363
21,819
< Damage Dealt >
18,557
24,442
< Damage Taken >
29,305
11,410
< Gold Earned >
11,419
1.49
< Towers >
2.28
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.09
2,225
< Total Healing >
5,561
14,014
< Experience >
14,053
17
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
7
60
< Time Dealing CC >
128

How to Counter Gwen with Akali in LoL

The stats shown here underscore several vital Akali versus Gwen matchup statistics that may help you realize the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, showing that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Gwen..

Akali typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her counter does. Typically, she receives less damage than Gwen. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akali and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Gwen

Who is Better, Akali or Gwen?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually wins when facing off against Gwen, with a 53.7% win rate. As a result, Akali makes a great counter for Gwen.

While Akali does have a higher winrate than Gwen, when on opposite teams, Akali also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more challenging champion to learn. You should be be fine when picking Akali into Gwenas her relative depth means that 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 Gwen. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Akali is a great counter to Gwen. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Akali against Gwen.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Akali, we analyzed 1,076 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 Gwen 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Akali to counter Gwen during both the lane 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 stats presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali often racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Gwen. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. 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 several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Akali versus Gwen build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better countering Gwen than with many other common builds. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 53.7% when playing against Gwen with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of defeating Gwen as Akali, you should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets players chose for Akali vs Gwen counterpicks, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 53.7% win rate overall.

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