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.
Tidal Wave has a very long range but travels slowly, be aware of when it is coming your way as you can move out of its path.
Try to avoid fighting an opponent affected by Tidecaller's Blessing, it lasts a short duration so waiting it out can help you greatly.
Aqua Prison is a very powerful ability with a long cooldown, take advantage of the situation if Nami misses this ability.
The stats shown here emphasize several significant Akali vs. Nami counter stats that may help us grasp the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Nami’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Nami. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.
Akali typically has a much larger longest killing spree than her matchup does. Commonly, she takes more damage than Nami. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Akali usually loses when facing off against Nami, with a 48.2% win rate. As a result, Akali makes a bad counter for Nami.
While Akali does have a lower win rate compared to Nami, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Akali into Namias her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Akali also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nami. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Nami matchups, Nami is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Akali is a somewhat poor counter to Nami. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Akali against Nami.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Akali in order to counter Nami during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali most often gets much more CS as Nami. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Akali versus Nami build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali used at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better vs. Nami than with many other common item sets. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 48.2% when countering Nami with this counter build.
To have the highest chance of beating Nami as Akali, you should use 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 builds players picked for Akali vs Nami fights, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 48.2% win rate overall.
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