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

Akali vs Vex

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

based on 4,010 Akali vs Vex matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
2.28
Pick Rate
3.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends games that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Vex as Akali resulted from an evaluation of 4010 ranked rounds where both champions faced off against one another. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Akali encounters Vex in only 3.1% of her matches.

Akali vs Vex Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Akali has done a poor job of beating Vex. Normally, she wins a acceptable 48.5% of matches the champions battle each other in. In Akali against Vex matches, Akali’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will get first blood versus Vex.

Best Akali vs Vex Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
RiftmakerZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapDemonic EmbraceVoid Staff

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: TenacityCoup de Grace
Resolve Second WindOvergrowth
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
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
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 Vex as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Vex

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.

Akali vs Vex Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Vex Image
7.8
< Kills >
6.9
5.8
< Deaths >
6
5.4
< Assists >
7.8
1.78
< Killing Sprees >
1.57
139
< Minions Killed >
146
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.33
< Inhibitors >
0.45
1,273
< Physical Damage >
1,709
18,232
< Magic Damage >
21,314
1,091
< True Damage >
1,216
20,597
< Damage Dealt >
24,240
26,815
< Damage Taken >
19,137
10,980
< Gold Earned >
11,096
1.29
< Towers >
1.83
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,697
< Total Healing >
1,719
13,594
< Experience >
13,550
17
< Vision Score >
20
8
< Wards Placed >
9
57
< Time Dealing CC >
529

How to Counter Vex with Akali in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize some valuable Akali vs. Vex counter stats that may help you realize the differences between the pair. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Vex’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Vex..

Akali often has a similar longest killing spree as her matchup does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Vex. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akali and Vex

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Vex
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Vex

Who is Better, Akali or Vex?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Akali usually loses when taking on Vex, with a 48.5% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes a poor counter to Vex.

While Akali does have a lower winrate compared to Vex, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes her a more complex champion to develop with. You should be careful when picking Akali into Vexas her relative depth means you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Akali also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Vex. This 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 Vex matchups, Vex is the better champion 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 for Vex. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Akali against Vex.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Vex Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vex as Akali, we analyzed 4,010 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 Vex 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 in order to counter Vex during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Vex. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to use in your Akali versus Vex build include Riftmaker, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Akali incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better when fighting Vex than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Akali boasted an average winrate of 48.5% battling Vex with this build.

To have the best probability of vanquishing Vex as Akali, you should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Akali vs Vex clashes, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 48.5% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Vex as Akali are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to scope the statistics and builds to an individual division, you can use the selection menu earlier on the page.