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.
Stay spread out to minimize the impact of Lee Sin's ultimate, Dragon's Rage.
Lee Sin relies heavily on following up with his abilities. Use disables to prevent him from chaining together his abilities and attacks.
Lee Sin has powerful tools to combat physical damage in Iron Will and Cripple but he is still vulnerable to magic damage.
The stats provided here show some important Akali vs. K'Sante counter statistics that may help us realize the differences and similarities between the pair. Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than K'Sante’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than K'Sante. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.
Akali normally has a much larger longest kill spree than her opponent does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to K'Sante. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Akali usually wins when taking on K'Sante, with a 58.6% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes a fantastic counter to K'Sante.
While Akali does have a much higher win rate compared to K'Sante, when facing one another, Akali also has a lower difficulty level that makes her a less challenging champion to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Akali into K'Santeas her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Akali also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to K'Sante. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs K'Sante matchups, Akali is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Akali is a great counter for K'Sante. Focus your tactics on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Akali against K'Sante.
To learn all of the intricacies of Akali to counter K'Sante during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali most often gets a similar amount of CS as K'Sante. Champions who on average don't get much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The most important items to have in your Akali versus K'Sante build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali combined at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better versus K'Sante than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 58.6% when playing against K'Sante with this build.
To have the greatest chance of vanquishing K'Sante as Akali, Akali players should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Overgrowth, and Second Wind runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds players picked for Akali vs K'Sante counter picks, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 58.6% win rate overall.
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