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.
The stats shown on this page feature some important Akali versus Qiyana matchup statistics that may help us appreciate the differences and similarities between this set of champions. For instance, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Qiyana’s ratio of NaN, showing that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Qiyana..
Akali normally has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. Commonly, she takes a similar amount of damage to Qiyana. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Akali usually loses when playing against Qiyana, with a 48.3% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes a bad counter to Qiyana.
While Akali does have a lower win rate than Qiyana, when on opposite teams, Akali also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less complex character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Akali into Qiyanaas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Akali also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Qiyana. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Akali vs Qiyana matchups, Qiyana 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 teamfights.
Akali is a somewhat poor counter to Qiyana. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Akali against Qiyana.
To learn all of the intricacies of Akali in order to counter Qiyana 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 pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali most often picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Qiyana. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The best items to prioritize in your Akali versus Qiyana build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better versus Qiyana than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Akali boasted an average win rate of 48.3% battling Qiyana with these items in her kit.
To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Qiyana as Akali, you should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Akali vs Qiyana LoL games, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 48.3% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Qiyana as Akali are given for all ranked divisions. If you want to narrow the stats and builds to an individual skill level, you should use the selection menu at the top of this page.