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.
Save an interrupt ability for when Janna uses her ultimate.
Listen for the charge up sound on Howling Gale in case Janna is trying to hit you with it from off screen or from brush.
Janna's at her strongest when buffing another ally. If you can harass her ally, it will weaken her ability to fight you.
The stats shown on this page clarify several valuable Akali versus Janna counter statistics that may help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Janna’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Janna. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.
Akali usually has a much larger longest kill spree than her opponent does. On average, she takes more damage than Janna. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Akali usually loses when facing off against Janna, with a 47.5% win rate. Thus, Akali makes a poor counter to Janna.
While Akali does have a lower win rate compared to Janna, when on opposite teams, Akali also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult champion to learn. You should be very concerned when picking Akali into Jannaas her relative depth means that 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 Janna. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Akali vs Janna matchups, Janna is the better champ with a lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Akali is a bad counter for Janna. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Akali against Janna.
If you would like to truly master Akali in order to counter Janna 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 mind the build and tips shown here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali usually accumulates much more CS compared to Janna. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling 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 situation, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.
The best items to use in your Akali versus Janna build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Akali included at least these three items in her build, she performed much better countering Janna than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 47.5% battling Janna with this counter build.
To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Janna as Akali, you should equip the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Akali vs Janna counter picks, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 47.5% win rate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Janna as Akali are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to narrow the stats and builds to a specific player tier, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.