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.
It's easier to focus Soraka than the ally she is healing.
Take advantage of Soraka's long cooldown on Equinox if she uses it to harass.
Focus on attacking Soraka when she ever ventures to the frontline to heal her allies.
The stats shown on this page underscore some valuable Akali against Soraka matchup stats that can help you distinguish the distinctions between this set of champions. Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Soraka’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Soraka. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.
Akali normally has a much larger longest kill spree than her enemy does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Soraka. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Akali usually fairs equally well when facing off against Soraka, with a 49.2% win rate. Thus, Akali makes an ok counter to Soraka.
While Akali does have a lower win rate compared to Soraka, when on opposite teams, Akali also has a much greater learning curve that makes her a more complex character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Akali into Sorakaas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Akali also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Soraka. 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 one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Akali vs Soraka matchups, Soraka 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 somewhat poor counter for Soraka. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Akali against Soraka.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Akali to counter Soraka 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 mind the build and suggestions shown here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali usually racks up much more CS as Soraka. Champs who on average don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Akali versus Soraka build include Riftmaker, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Demonic Embrace. When Akali bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed a lot better when facing Soraka than with many other common builds. In fact, Akali had an average win rate of 49.2% when playing against Soraka with this build.
To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Soraka as Akali, Akali players should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Domination and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for Akali vs Soraka clashes, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.2% win rate overall.
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