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.
Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.
When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.
Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.
The stats provided here show several valuable Akali against Malzahar matchup statistics that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Malzahar’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Malzahar..
Akali often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her opponent does. On average, she receives more damage than Malzahar. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Akali usually loses when playing against Malzahar, with a 45.6% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes a poor counter for Malzahar.
While Akali does have a much lower winrate than Malzahar, when on opposite teams, Akali also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming champion to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Akali into Malzaharas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Akali has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Malzahar. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Akali vs Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Akali is a bad counter for Malzahar. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Akali against Malzahar.
To learn all of the intricacies of Akali to counter Malzahar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali most often picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Malzahar. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The top items to have in your Akali versus Malzahar build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali used at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better when fighting Malzahar than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Akali boasted an average win rate of 45.6% battling Malzahar with this build.
To have the highest chance of defeating Malzahar as Akali, you should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Overgrowth, and Second Wind runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Akali vs Malzahar battles, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 45.6% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Malzahar as Akali are shown for every ranked division. To narrow the statistics and builds to a distinct player tier, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.