Akali vs Zed Counter Build

How to Win Akali vs Zed Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Zed as Akali in LoL

How to Beat Zed as Akali

13,237 Akali vs Zed Matchups Analyzed

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League matches each and every week. In our data, Akali faced Zed 13237 times. Having so many matchups for Akali versus Zed gives us a lot of faith in our capability to provide informative stats and a recommended build to suppress Zed This particular pairing is somewhat uncommon. Akali has to counter Zed in only 5.1% of her rounds.

Unfortunately, Akali does a below average job of beating Zed. On average, she wins a lowly 48.3% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Akali against Zed rounds, Akali’s team is 0.1% less expected to gain first blood, implying that she probably won't be able to get first blood against Zed.

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Best Akali Items to Counter Zed

The top items to have in your Akali versus Zed build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Lich Bane, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Akali included at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better versus Zed than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Akali boasted an average win rate of 64.1% battling Zed with these items in her kit.

Best Akali Runes to Counter Zed

Fleet Footwork Rune Fleet Footwork
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Overgrowth Rune Overgrowth

To have the greatest chance of defeating Zed as Akali, you should take the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Bone Plating, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Akali vs Zed counters, this combo of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 59.1% win rate overall.

We have also included the top Zed runes to duel Akali in order to help you understand how he will probably be built against your champ.


7.8 | Akali Zed | 9


6.4 | Akali Zed | 6.5


5.3 | Akali Zed | 5.5

Akali vs Zed Counter Stats Summary

The stats shown here show several vital Akali versus Zed matchup statistics that may help you understand the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.0 is nearly equal to Zed’s ratio of 2.2, highlighting that Akali may be just as central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential as Zed..

Akali normally has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. On average, she takes more damage than Zed. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Akali typically racks up a similar number of minion kills than Zed. Champs that don't finish with much CS normally do not require much CS to be helpful to their team in LoL. They are able to scale properly off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with tons of CS, such as carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to beat the averages presented here to do well.

If you want to see Akali versus Zed tips and matchup stats and build suggestions for a an individual skill level, feel free to select one from the selection menu shown above. By default, the statistics and guides given are calculated using all rounds finished with these champions.

Num. Killing Sprees

1.79 | Akali Zed | 2.08

Largest Multi-Kill

1.59 | Akali Zed | 1.54

Damage Dealt

19,354 | Akali Zed | 22,229

Damage Taken

24,975 | Akali Zed | 20,255

Healing Done

4,389 | Akali Zed | 3,428

Vision Score

17 | Akali Zed | 18

Gold Earned

10,785 | Akali Zed | 11,877

Minions Killed

133 | Akali Zed | 144

Dragons Killed

0.05 | Akali Zed | 0.21

Barons Killed

0.01 | Akali Zed | 0.04


1.33 | Akali Zed | 1.6


0.35 | Akali Zed | 0.38

CC Duration (sec)

57 | Akali Zed | 131

Experience Earned

13,505 | Akali Zed | 13,852

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 13,237 Akali vs Zed 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 Zed 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.