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.
Nidalee's Javelin Toss deals more damage the farther she is. If she is far away, it's imperative to dodge it.
Nidalee's Takedown deals extreme damage to Hunted targets, but she has to get close to use it. Save your crowd control or defensive abilities for when she goes in for the kill.
Nidalee's Hunt debuff is only applied with Javelin Toss and Bushwhack. Avoiding being hit by these abilities will impair her ability to deal follow-up damage.
The stat comparisons shown here underscore some important Akali against Nidalee counter statistics that may help you grasp the differences between this pair of champs. For instance, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Nidalee’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Nidalee..
Akali often has a similar longest killing spree as her foe does. On average, she takes less damage than Nidalee. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually loses when taking on Nidalee, with a 48.3% win rate. Thus, Akali makes a poor counter to Nidalee.
While Akali does have a lower win rate compared to Nidalee, when facing one another, Akali also has a lower difficulty level that makes her a less challenging champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Akali into Nidaleeas her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Akali has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Nidalee. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Nidalee matchups, Nidalee is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Akali is a somewhat poor counter for Nidalee. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Akali against Nidalee.
To learn all of the intricacies of Akali to counter Nidalee during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali often accumulates much more CS as Nidalee. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Akali versus Nidalee build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali included at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better versus Nidalee than with most other typical builds. In fact, Akali boasted an average winrate of 48.3% when playing against Nidalee with these items in her kit.
To have the highest chance of coming out on top against Nidalee as Akali, Akali players should use the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Overgrowth, and Second Wind runes from the Domination and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Akali vs Nidalee matchups, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 48.3% winrate overall.
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