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.
Killing Tentacles whenever possible will make it much easier to win a fight against Illaoi.
When your spirit gets pulled out, fight back if you can. Dealing damage to Illaoi reduces the spirit's duration.
Avoid grouping up for Leap of Faith to reduce the number of Tentacles available to Illaoi.
The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several vital Akali versus Illaoi matchup stats that may help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Illaoi’s ratio of NaN, showing that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Illaoi..
Akali often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her counter does. Typically, she receives less damage than Illaoi. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually loses when trying to fight Illaoi, with a 45.3% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes a poor counter for Illaoi.
While Akali does have a much lower win rate than Illaoi, when facing one another, Akali also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more complex champion to learn. You should be very concerned when picking Akali into Illaoias her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Akali has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Illaoi. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Illaoi matchups, Illaoi is the better champ with a much lower 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 trash counter to Illaoi. Focus your actions on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Akali against Illaoi.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Akali to counter Illaoi during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali most often accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Illaoi. Champions who on average don't take much CS usualy don't need 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 a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The most crucial items to focus on in your Akali versus Illaoi build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better against Illaoi than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Akali boasted an average win rate of 45.3% when countering Illaoi with this build.
To have the highest probability of vanquishing Illaoi as Akali, Akali players should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Akali vs Illaoi battles, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 45.3% win rate overall.
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