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.
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.
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.
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.
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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