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

Akali vs Vi

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

based on 3,239 Akali vs Vi matchups
Win Rate
48 %
K/D/A
2.33
Pick Rate
2.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked League of Legends games every week. Within our database, Akali faced off against Vi 3239 times. Including so many games with Akali versus Vi provides us confidence in our ability to provide informative data and a supported build to counter Vi. This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Akali is forced to battle against Vi in only 2.5% of her games.

Akali vs Vi Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Akali has done a poor job of countering Vi. Normally, she wins a lowly 48.0% of games the champs oppose each other in. In Akali vs Vi rounds, Akali’s side is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This implies that she probably will get first blood against Vi.

Best Akali vs Vi Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBlasting Wand

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceMorellonomiconZhonya's Hourglass

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 Bone PlatingOvergrowth
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
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Vi as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Vi

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 Vi

Vi cannot be stopped while using her ult. Remember to save your displacement effects until after she's done charging.

Vi will shred your Armor and gain Attack Speed if she manages to hit you three times in a row. Try not to engage in extended brawls with her.

A fully charged Vault breaker deals double damage. If you see Vi start to charge you should back off or try to dodge it.

Akali vs Vi Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
48 %
VS
Win Rate
52 %
Vi Image
8
< Kills >
6.7
5.8
< Deaths >
6.4
5.5
< Assists >
7.8
1.8
< Killing Sprees >
1.52
138
< Minions Killed >
39
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
1.48
0.35
< Inhibitors >
0.46
1,378
< Physical Damage >
16,234
18,318
< Magic Damage >
207
1,182
< True Damage >
1,099
20,880
< Damage Dealt >
17,540
26,467
< Damage Taken >
26,707
10,987
< Gold Earned >
11,552
1.3
< Towers >
1.6
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.28
2,591
< Total Healing >
7,423
13,558
< Experience >
13,220
17
< Vision Score >
21
8
< Wards Placed >
6
59
< Time Dealing CC >
261

How to Counter Vi with Akali in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify some important Akali versus Vi counter statistics that can help us figure out the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Vi’s ratio of NaN, showing that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Vi..

Akali typically has a similar longest killing spree as her matchup does. Typically, she takes a similar amount of damage to Vi. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akali and Vi

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Vi
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Vi

Who is Better, Akali or Vi?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Akali usually loses when trying to fight Vi, with a 48.0% win rate. Therefore, Akali makes a poor counter to Vi.

While Akali does have a lower win rate than Vi, when on opposite teams, Akali also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes her a more complex champion to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Akali into Vias her relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Akali has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Vi. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Akali vs Vi matchups, Vi is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Akali is a terribly counter to Vi. Make sure you focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Akali against Vi.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Vi Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Vi as Akali, we analyzed 3,239 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 Vi 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

If you would like to truly master Akali to counter Vi during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali most often gets much more CS as Vi. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Akali versus Vi build consist of Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali used at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better vs Vi than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Akali had an average win rate of 48.0% battling Vi with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Vi as Akali, you should equip the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Bone Plating, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Akali vs Vi battles, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 48.0% win rate overall.

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