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

Akali vs Lucian

How to Beat Lucian as Akali in LoL Lucian is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Lucian as Akali

based on 4,826 Akali vs Lucian matchups
Win Rate
50.6 %
K/D/A
2.43
Pick Rate
3.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked LoL rounds each week. Within our dataset, Akali faced off against Lucian 4826 times. Using so many matchups for Akali vs Lucian provides us confidence in our capacity to produce enlightening stats and a recommended build to suppress Lucian. This counter pairing is somewhat rare. Akali encounters Lucian in only 3.7% of her matches.

Akali vs Lucian Matchup Summary

Akali has done a average job of countering Lucian. Normally, she wins a acceptable 50.6% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Akali against Lucian matches, Akali’s team is 0.2% less expected to obtain first blood, indicating that she most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Lucian.

Best Akali vs Lucian 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 HourglassVoid 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

Domination Electrocute Sudden ImpactEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
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
4
Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Lucian as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Lucian

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 Lucian

Lucian has strong burst, but little sustained damage.

Piercing Light does not give Lucian extra Attack Range. He still needs to find a target in range to line up his shot. Avoid Piercing Light by anticipating the angle Lucian will choose.

Lucian cannot change the aim of The Culling. Take advantage of this by avoiding the angle of the bullets.

Akali vs Lucian Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
50.6 %
VS
Win Rate
49.4 %
Lucian Image
8.3
< Kills >
7.9
5.6
< Deaths >
6.5
5.3
< Assists >
6.4
1.88
< Killing Sprees >
1.83
143
< Minions Killed >
173
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.2
0.36
< Inhibitors >
0.5
1,414
< Physical Damage >
17,637
19,554
< Magic Damage >
2,692
1,166
< True Damage >
1,008
22,135
< Damage Dealt >
21,338
26,604
< Damage Taken >
21,004
11,281
< Gold Earned >
12,449
1.4
< Towers >
2.29
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
2,702
< Total Healing >
2,306
13,867
< Experience >
12,732
17
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
9
60
< Time Dealing CC >
35

How to Counter Lucian with Akali in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page show some important Akali vs. Lucian counter statistics that may help us explain the differences between this set of champs. Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Lucian’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Lucian..

Akali often has a similar longest kill spree as her foe does. On average, she takes more damage than Lucian. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Akali and Lucian

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Lucian
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Lucian

Who is Better, Akali or Lucian?

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

While Akali does have a higher win rate than Lucian, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more challenging character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Akali into Lucianas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Akali also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Lucian. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Akali vs Lucian matchups, Akali is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Akali is a decent counter for Lucian. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Akali against Lucian.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Lucian Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Lucian as Akali, we analyzed 4,826 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 Lucian 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 learn all of the intricacies of Akali to counter Lucian during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali most often accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Lucian. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities 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 do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Akali versus Lucian build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better against Lucian than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Akali had an average win rate of 50.6% when playing against Lucian with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of beating Lucian as Akali, you should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Domination and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Akali vs Lucian LoL games, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.6% winrate overall.

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