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.
Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.
The cooldown on Maokai's self healing is heavily gated on how many time you hit him with spells. Careful about wasting abilities on him.
Saplings will chase the first enemy that gets too close, but detonate after a few seconds or if they collide with other enemies. Be especially careful around brush sapling, as they are much more dangerous.
The stats provided here highlight several critical Akali against Maokai counter statistics that can help you interpret the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Maokai’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Maokai. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.
Akali normally has a much larger longest killing spree than her matchup does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Maokai. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually loses when taking on Maokai, with a 44.6% win rate. Thus, Akali makes a poor counter for Maokai.
While Akali does have a much lower win rate than Maokai, when facing one another, Akali also has a much greater learning curve that makes her a more challenging champ to learn. You may get destroyed when picking Akali into Maokaias her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Akali also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Maokai. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Maokai matchups, Maokai is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Akali is a bad counter for Maokai. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Akali against Maokai.
If you would like to truly master Akali in order to counter Maokai during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali usually picks up more CS compared to Maokai. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The most important items to have in your Akali versus Maokai build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better when facing Maokai than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 44.6% when playing against Maokai with this build.
To have the best probability of crushing Maokai as Akali, Akali players should use 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 runes players used for Akali vs Maokai face-offs, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 44.6% win rate overall.
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