Akali vs Zilean Counter Build

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

How to Beat Zilean as Akali

4,477 Akali vs Zilean Matchups Analyzed

We get our counter stats from the millions of ranked LoL matches that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Zilean as Akali came out of an analysis of 4477 ranked games where both champions clashed against one another. This particular matchup is somewhat rare. Akali has to counter Zilean in only 1.7% of her rounds.

Unfortunately, Akali does a terrible job of countering Zilean. On average, she wins a lowly 46.7% of games the champs oppose each other in. In Akali against Zilean games, Akali’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood, indicating that she probably will get first blood against Zilean.

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Best Akali Items to Counter Zilean

The top items to have in your Akali versus Zilean build consist of Night Harvester, Lich Bane, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Akali incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better countering Zilean than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Akali boasted an average winrate of 60.6% when countering Zilean with this build.

Best Akali Runes to Counter Zilean

Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

To have the best probability of annihilating Zilean as Akali, you should use the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Akali vs Zilean counter picks, this combination of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 51.5% winrate overall.

We have also shown the top Zilean runes to fight back against Akali to help you recognize how he will probably be setup against you.


7.6 | Akali Zilean | 2.6


5.8 | Akali Zilean | 5.2


4.9 | Akali Zilean | 12.4

Akali vs Zilean Counter Stats Summary

The stat comparisons provided here feature some influential Akali against Zilean matchup statistics that may help us grasp the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.2 is less than Zilean’s KDA ratio of 2.9, showing that Akali may be less central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Zilean. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Akali normally has a much larger longest kill spree than her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. Typically, she takes more damage than Zilean. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Akali typically gets many more minion kills than Zilean. Champions that don't get much CS typically do not require much CS to be useful. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills and stats alone. However, champs with many minion kills, such as ADCs, usually need a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, try to best the values shown here to do well.

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Num. Killing Sprees

1.71 | Akali Zilean | 0.54

Largest Multi-Kill

1.6 | Akali Zilean | 0.93

Damage Dealt

20,227 | Akali Zilean | 11,631

Damage Taken

24,306 | Akali Zilean | 15,794

Healing Done

4,564 | Akali Zilean | 5,808

Vision Score

17 | Akali Zilean | 42

Gold Earned

10,634 | Akali Zilean | 8,513

Minions Killed

138 | Akali Zilean | 52

Dragons Killed

0.06 | Akali Zilean | 0.06

Barons Killed

0.01 | Akali Zilean | 0.01


1.27 | Akali Zilean | 1.95


0.33 | Akali Zilean | 0.52

CC Duration (sec)

60 | Akali Zilean | 157

Experience Earned

13,351 | Akali Zilean | 11,639

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 4,477 Akali vs Zilean 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 Zilean 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.