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

Akali vs Jhin

How to Beat Jhin as Akali in LoL Jhin is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Jhin as Akali

based on 11,667 Akali vs Jhin matchups
Win Rate
49.1 %
K/D/A
2.37
Pick Rate
9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League matches that we evaluate each week. Our guide on how to beat Jhin as Akali resulted from an analysis of 11667 ranked rounds where both champs battled each other. This particular matchup is somewhat uncommon. Akali has to counter Jhin in only 9.0% of her games.

Akali vs Jhin Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Akali has done a dismal job of beating Jhin. Typically, she wins a acceptable 49.1% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Akali versus Jhin rounds, Akali’s team is 0.2% less likely to get first blood. This implies that she probably won't get first blood versus Jhin.

Best Akali vs Jhin Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeSorcerer's Shoes

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Night HarvesterZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapDemonic EmbraceVoid StaffMorellonomicon

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 Bone PlatingOvergrowth
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
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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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 Jhin as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Jhin

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 Jhin

Jhin places invisible traps around the map. Watch where you step!

Deadly Flourish only roots those hit by one of Jhin's basic attacks, traps, or allies within the last 4 seconds.

Jhin's attacks are quite potent, but he runs out of ammo after the 4th shot. Use this window to jump him and burst him down.

Akali vs Jhin Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
49.1 %
VS
Win Rate
50.9 %
Jhin Image
8.3
< Kills >
7.4
5.7
< Deaths >
5.5
5.2
< Assists >
8.3
1.88
< Killing Sprees >
1.7
142
< Minions Killed >
163
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.23
0.34
< Inhibitors >
0.51
1,441
< Physical Damage >
17,058
19,848
< Magic Damage >
1,980
1,190
< True Damage >
495
22,480
< Damage Dealt >
19,533
27,025
< Damage Taken >
19,126
11,248
< Gold Earned >
12,048
1.32
< Towers >
2.16
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
2,723
< Total Healing >
3,963
13,834
< Experience >
12,641
17
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
9
59
< Time Dealing CC >
140

How to Counter Jhin with Akali in LoL

The stats shown here emphasize several valuable Akali versus Jhin matchup statistics that may help us interpret the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Jhin’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Jhin..

Akali usually has a similar longest killing spree as her enemy does. Commonly, she takes more damage than Jhin. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akali and Jhin

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Jhin
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Jhin

Who is Better, Akali or Jhin?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Akali usually fairs equally well when facing off against Jhin, with a 49.1% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes an ok counter for Jhin.

While Akali does have a lower winrate than Jhin, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more complex character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Akali into Jhinas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Akali has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Jhin. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Jhin matchups, Jhin is the better champion with a similar 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 somewhat poor counter for Jhin. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Akali against Jhin.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Jhin Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Jhin as Akali, we analyzed 11,667 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 Jhin 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 truly master Akali to counter Jhin during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali often accumulates a similar amount of CS as Jhin. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown here to do well.

The most important items to have in your Akali versus Jhin build consist of Night Harvester, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Akali incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better against Jhin than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Akali boasted an average winrate of 49.1% when countering Jhin with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Jhin as Akali, you should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Overgrowth, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Akali vs Jhin fights, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.1% win rate overall.

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