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

Akali vs Leona

How to Beat Leona as Akali in LoL Leona is in the a tier of champions
Assassin
Tank Support

How to Beat Leona as Akali

based on 3,491 Akali vs Leona matchups
Win Rate
50.1 %
K/D/A
2.55
Pick Rate
2.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked LoL games each and every week. In our dataset, Akali did battle with Leona in 3491 games. Having so many matchups for Akali vs Leona gives us confidence in our capacity to prepare informative statistics and a solid build to counter your foe. This counter matchup is somewhat rare. Akali has to counter Leona in only 2.7% of her matches.

Akali vs Leona Matchup Summary

Akali does a ok job of countering Leona. On average, she wins a acceptable 50.1% of the time the champions face off with one another in. In Akali vs Leona matches, Akali’s team is 0.2% less expected to obtain first blood. This implies that she most likely won't get first blood against Leona.

Best Akali vs Leona 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

Demonic EmbraceZhonya's HourglassVoid 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 MagicRes
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
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Leona as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Leona

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 Leona

When Leona activates Eclipse, you have three seconds to get away from her before she deals damage.

Only foes in the center of Solar Flare get stunned, so you can often avoid this if you're quick.

Akali vs Leona Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
50.1 %
VS
Win Rate
49.9 %
Leona Image
8.3
< Kills >
1.9
5.6
< Deaths >
6.4
6
< Assists >
12.9
1.85
< Killing Sprees >
0.33
139
< Minions Killed >
35
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.44
1,414
< Physical Damage >
2,471
19,329
< Magic Damage >
4,255
1,235
< True Damage >
797
21,980
< Damage Dealt >
7,524
26,194
< Damage Taken >
21,556
11,150
< Gold Earned >
7,848
1.4
< Towers >
1.46
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,647
< Total Healing >
1,868
13,677
< Experience >
10,444
17
< Vision Score >
46
8
< Wards Placed >
21
59
< Time Dealing CC >
110

How to Counter Leona with Akali in LoL

The stats shown on this page highlight some valuable Akali against Leona counter stats that may help us grasp the distinctions between the two. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Leona’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Leona. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Akali usually has a much larger longest killing spree than her counter does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Leona. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akali and Leona

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Leona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Leona

Who is Better, Akali or Leona?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Akali usually fairs equally well when taking on Leona, with a 50.1% win rate. As a result, Akali makes an ok counter to Leona.

While Akali does have a higher win rate than Leona, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a much greater learning curve that makes her a more complex champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Akali into Leonaas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Akali also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Leona. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Leona matchups, Akali is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Akali is a decent counter for Leona. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Akali against Leona.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Leona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Leona as Akali, we analyzed 3,491 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 Leona 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 to counter Leona during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali most often gets much more CS as Leona. Champs who typically don't take much CS usualy don't have to have 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, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Akali versus Leona build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali bought at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better against Leona than with most other common item sets. In fact, Akali boasted an average win rate of 50.1% battling Leona with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of annihilating Leona as Akali, Akali players should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Akali vs Leona fights, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 50.1% winrate overall.

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