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.
When Rek'Sai is near, she can see the position of you and your allies, but only if you're moving.
If you see one of Rek'Sai's tunnels, briefly stand on one of the entrances to destroy it.
Rek'Sai's Furious Bite gains damage as she builds Fury. Be very careful around her when her Fury is full.
The stat comparisons shown here underscore several critical Akali against Rek'Sai counter stats that may help you realize the differences between the pair. For instance, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Rek'Sai’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Rek'Sai..
Akali often has a similar longest killing spree as her matchup does. Typically, she takes less damage than Rek'Sai. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Akali usually fairs equally well when facing off against Rek'Sai, with a 50.0% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes an ok counter to Rek'Sai.
While Akali does have a higher winrate compared to Rek'Sai, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more difficult champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Akali into Rek'Saias her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Akali has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Rek'Sai. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Rek'Sai matchups, Rek'Sai is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Akali is a decent counter to Rek'Sai. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Akali against Rek'Sai.
To learn all of the intricacies of Akali in order to counter Rek'Sai 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 pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali on average picks up much more CS compared to Rek'Sai. Champions who on average don't take much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost 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 Rek'Sai build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Akali used at least these three items in her build, she did much better when facing Rek'Sai than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Akali had an average win rate of 50.0% when countering Rek'Sai with this build.
To have the highest likelihood of annihilating Rek'Sai 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. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Akali vs Rek'Sai counter picks, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.0% win rate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Rek'Sai as Akali are presented for all skill levels combined. If you would like to scope the stats and builds to a particular player tier, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.