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.
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.
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.
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.
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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