How to Win Akali vs Rakan Counter Matchup Akali is in the b tier of champions

Akali vs Rakan

How to Beat Rakan as Akali in LoL Rakan is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Rakan as Akali

based on 1,750 Akali vs Rakan matchups
Win Rate
49.7 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup stats from the millions of rated League matches that we evaluate every week. This guide on how to beat Rakan as Akali resulted from an analysis of 1750 ranked matches where both champs opposed each other. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Akali encounters Rakan in only 1.4% of her games.

Akali vs Rakan Matchup Summary

Akali does a ok job of countering Rakan. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.7% of matches the champs fight one another in. In Akali versus Rakan matches, Akali’s side is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood. This implies that she most likely won't get first blood versus Rakan.

Best Akali vs Rakan Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsHextech Alternator

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Void StaffZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Akali to level up q
>
Second ability for Akali to level up e
>
Last skill for Akali to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror Presence of MindLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Second WindUnflinching
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Akali's passive ability p
Akali q ability q
Akali w ability w
Akali e ability e
Akali's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Rakan as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Rakan

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.

Advice to Win Against Rakan

Champions with crowd control that can be applied quickly excel against Rakan.

Catching Rakan with no allies around severely inhibits his mobility. Try to find him alone.

Rakan's movement abilities forecast their destination. Try to use this to your advantage.

Akali vs Rakan Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
49.7 %
VS
Win Rate
50.3 %
Rakan Image
7.5
< Kills >
1.6
5.4
< Deaths >
5.7
5.5
< Assists >
13.9
1.72
< Killing Sprees >
0.27
141
< Minions Killed >
34
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.35
< Inhibitors >
0.46
1,379
< Physical Damage >
1,214
18,286
< Magic Damage >
5,353
1,095
< True Damage >
678
20,762
< Damage Dealt >
7,245
25,275
< Damage Taken >
18,250
10,773
< Gold Earned >
7,698
1.38
< Towers >
1.72
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,427
< Total Healing >
4,217
13,275
< Experience >
10,162
17
< Vision Score >
51
8
< Wards Placed >
26
59
< Time Dealing CC >
89

How to Counter Rakan with Akali in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize some significant Akali versus Rakan matchup statistics that may help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Rakan’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Rakan. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.

Akali usually has a much larger longest killing spree than her opponent does. Typically, she receives more damage than Rakan. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akali and Rakan

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Rakan
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Rakan

Who is Better, Akali or Rakan?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually fairs equally well when facing off against Rakan, with a 49.7% win rate. As a result, Akali makes an ok counter for Rakan.

While Akali does have a lower winrate than Rakan, when facing one another, Akali also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Akali into Rakanas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Akali also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Rakan. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Rakan matchups, Rakan is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Akali is a somewhat poor counter for Rakan. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Akali against Rakan.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Rakan Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Rakan as Akali, we analyzed 1,750 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Rakan as Akali comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Akali to counter Rakan during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen 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 usually accumulates much more CS relative to Rakan. Champions who typically don't get much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Akali versus Rakan build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali bought at least these three items in her build, she performed much better when fighting Rakan than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Akali boasted an average win rate of 49.7% battling Rakan with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of annihilating Rakan as Akali, Akali players should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for Akali vs Rakan face-offs, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.7% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Rakan as Akali are given for all ranked divisions combined. To narrow the statistics and builds to a distinct division, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.