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

Akali vs Varus

How to Beat Varus as Akali in LoL Varus is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Varus as Akali

based on 2,339 Akali vs Varus matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
2.32
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League games that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Varus as Akali came out of an evaluation of 2339 ranked rounds where both champs opposed one another. This particular champion matchup is relatively rare. Akali encounters Varus in only 1.8% of her games.

Akali vs Varus Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Akali has done a poor job of beating Varus. Typically, she wins a acceptable 48.5% of games the champs oppose each other in. In Akali vs Varus games, Akali’s side is 0.1% less likely to get first blood. This indicates that she most likely won't get first blood versus Varus.

Best Akali vs Varus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsHextech Alternator

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltVoid StaffShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapZhonya's HourglassMorellonomicon

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 Armor
Akali's passive ability p
Akali q ability q
Akali w ability w
Akali e ability e
Akali's ultimate ability r
1
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 Varus as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Varus

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 Varus

If you are affected by Blight, Varus' abilities will deal extra damage to you.

When he gets a kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed and is much more dangerous.

You'll get bound in place if a tendril from Varus' ultimate, Chain of Corruption, reaches you. You can cause the tendril to die however by running far enough away from it.

Akali vs Varus Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Varus Image
8.4
< Kills >
7.7
6
< Deaths >
6.7
5.5
< Assists >
6.9
1.9
< Killing Sprees >
1.8
139
< Minions Killed >
161
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.24
0.35
< Inhibitors >
0.52
1,437
< Physical Damage >
13,525
19,440
< Magic Damage >
8,047
1,179
< True Damage >
978
22,057
< Damage Dealt >
22,551
27,384
< Damage Taken >
20,034
11,261
< Gold Earned >
12,244
1.35
< Towers >
2.31
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
2,822
< Total Healing >
2,622
13,833
< Experience >
12,947
17
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
9
59
< Time Dealing CC >
242

How to Counter Varus with Akali in LoL

The stats provided here highlight some important Akali vs. Varus counter statistics that can help us realize the distinctions between this pair of champs. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Varus’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Varus..

Akali typically has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. On average, she receives more damage than Varus. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akali and Varus

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Varus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Varus

Who is Better, Akali or Varus?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Akali usually loses when trying to fight Varus, with a 48.5% win rate. Thus, Akali makes a poor counter to Varus.

While Akali does have a lower win rate than Varus, when on opposite teams, Akali also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Akali into Varusas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach 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 Varus. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Akali is a somewhat poor counter to Varus. Make sure you focus your strategy 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 Varus.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Varus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Varus as Akali, we analyzed 2,339 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 Varus 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Akali to counter Varus during both the lane 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 mind the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali on average racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Varus. Champions who typically don't take much CS usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Akali versus Varus build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Void Staff, and Shadowflame. When Akali combined at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better vs Varus than with many other common builds. In fact, Akali had an average win rate of 48.5% battling Varus with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of beating Varus as Akali, you should use the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Akali vs Varus LoL games, this blending of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 48.5% win rate overall.

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