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.
Be wary of Heimerdinger's Upgrade!!!, as he can use it to find an answer to most trouble he gets into. Once his ultimate is down, go in for the kill!
It's better to destroy all of Heimerdinger's turrets at once with the help of creeps than to fight them one at a time.
The stat comparisons provided here emphasize several important Akali versus Heimerdinger matchup stats that can help you realize the differences and similarities between the two. Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Heimerdinger’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Heimerdinger. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.
Akali usually has a much larger longest killing spree than her counter does. On average, she receives more damage than Heimerdinger. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually loses when playing against Heimerdinger, with a 45.0% win rate. Thus, Akali makes a bad counter to Heimerdinger.
While Akali does have a much lower win rate than Heimerdinger, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less complex champ to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Akali into Heimerdingeras her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Akali also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Heimerdinger. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Heimerdinger matchups, Heimerdinger is the better champ with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Akali is a garbage counter for Heimerdinger. Focus your actions on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Akali against Heimerdinger.
If you would like to truly master Akali to counter Heimerdinger 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 mind the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali typically racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Heimerdinger. Champs who typically don't get much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, 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, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.
The most important items to prioritize in your Akali versus Heimerdinger build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali combined at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better countering Heimerdinger than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Akali boasted an average winrate of 45.0% battling Heimerdinger with this build.
To have the highest probability of crushing Heimerdinger as Akali, you should equip the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Overgrowth, and Second Wind runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Akali vs Heimerdinger matchups, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 45.0% winrate overall.
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