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

Akali vs Kalista

How to Beat Kalista as Akali in LoL Kalista is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Kalista as Akali

based on 2,088 Akali vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
50.6 %
K/D/A
2.48
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League rounds every week. Within our database, Akali did battle with Kalista in 2088 matches. With so many games with Akali versus Kalista gives us confidence in our ability to prepare actionable statistics and a recommended build to wreck Kalista. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Akali encounters Kalista in only 1.6% of her games.

Akali vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Akali has done a ok job of countering Kalista. On average, she wins a acceptable 50.6% of matches the champs face off with one another in. In Akali against Kalista rounds, Akali’s side is 0.3% less probable to gain first blood, implying that she probably won't be able to get first blood against Kalista.

Best Akali vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBlasting Wand

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassDemonic EmbraceMorellonomicon

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 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
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Q
2
E
3
W
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Kalista as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Kalista

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 Kalista

If you can break line of sight from Kalista, including through brush, her basic attacks will miss you, falling harmlessly to the ground.

Kalista's mobility is dependent upon attacking. This means it is low when she is outside of her attack range and that Attack Speed slows reduce the amount of distance she can cover in an engagement.

Kalista cannot cancel her basic attack wind up. While she is very mobile, this offers a window to land spells on her if you anticipate when she will begin attacking.

Akali vs Kalista Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
50.6 %
VS
Win Rate
49.4 %
Kalista Image
7.8
< Kills >
8.4
5.4
< Deaths >
6.6
5.6
< Assists >
6.1
1.73
< Killing Sprees >
1.91
140
< Minions Killed >
168
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.41
0.36
< Inhibitors >
0.52
1,405
< Physical Damage >
17,969
18,413
< Magic Damage >
1,788
1,121
< True Damage >
706
20,941
< Damage Dealt >
20,464
25,229
< Damage Taken >
22,173
10,819
< Gold Earned >
12,794
1.37
< Towers >
2.42
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.18
2,420
< Total Healing >
2,794
13,312
< Experience >
12,246
16
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
8
59
< Time Dealing CC >
163

How to Counter Kalista with Akali in LoL

The stats shown here feature several significant Akali versus Kalista counter statistics that may help us grasp the differences and similarities between this set of champs. Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kalista’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Kalista..

Akali usually has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. On average, she receives more damage than Kalista. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Akali and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Kalista

Who is Better, Akali or Kalista?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually fairs equally well when taking on Kalista, with a 50.6% win rate. As a result, Akali makes an ok counter for Kalista.

While Akali does have a higher win rate compared to Kalista, when facing one another, Akali also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Akali into Kalistaas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash 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 Kalista. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Kalista matchups, Akali is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Akali is a decent counter to Kalista. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Akali against Kalista.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Akali, we analyzed 2,088 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 Kalista 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 Kalista during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali usually picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Kalista. Champs who on average don't get many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions 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 have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Akali versus Kalista build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali included at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better countering Kalista than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 50.6% battling Kalista with this build.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Kalista as Akali, you should equip the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Akali vs Kalista fights, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.6% winrate overall.

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