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

Akali vs Janna

How to Beat Janna as Akali in LoL Janna is in the s tier of champions
Assassin
Support Mage

How to Beat Janna as Akali

based on 3,305 Akali vs Janna matchups
Win Rate
47.5 %
K/D/A
2.38
Pick Rate
2.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League of Legends games every week. In our data, Akali fought Janna 3305 times. With so many games with Akali versus Janna provides us confidence in our ability to prepare actionable data and a supported build to obliterate Janna. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Akali has to counter Janna in only 2.6% of her games.

Akali vs Janna Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Akali has done a below average job of countering Janna. On average, she wins a lowly 47.5% of games the champions battle each other in. In Akali against Janna rounds, Akali’s side is 0.0% more probable to gain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will get first blood against Janna.

Best Akali vs Janna Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsHextech Alternator

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

MorellonomiconShadowflameVoid Staff

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: TenacityLast Stand
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
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Q
8
E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Janna as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Janna

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.

Advice to Win Against Janna

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.

Akali vs Janna Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
47.5 %
VS
Win Rate
52.5 %
Janna Image
7.5
< Kills >
0.9
5.2
< Deaths >
4.9
4.9
< Assists >
13.9
1.66
< Killing Sprees >
0.13
143
< Minions Killed >
17
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.35
< Inhibitors >
0.54
1,368
< Physical Damage >
839
18,534
< Magic Damage >
3,889
1,130
< True Damage >
409
21,033
< Damage Dealt >
5,137
25,297
< Damage Taken >
14,930
10,765
< Gold Earned >
7,450
1.32
< Towers >
2.02
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,663
< Total Healing >
8,306
13,287
< Experience >
10,084
17
< Vision Score >
49
8
< Wards Placed >
23
59
< Time Dealing CC >
260

How to Counter Janna with Akali in LoL

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.

Differences between Akali and Janna

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Janna
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Janna

Who is Better, Akali or Janna?

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.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Janna Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Janna as Akali, we analyzed 3,305 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 Janna 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

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.