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

Akali vs Zoe

How to Beat Zoe as Akali in LoL Zoe is in the a tier of champions
Assassin
Mage Support

How to Beat Zoe as Akali

based on 1,534 Akali vs Zoe matchups
Win Rate
51.4 %
K/D/A
2.32
Pick Rate
1.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends games that we analyze each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Zoe as Akali came out of an examination of 1534 ranked matches where both champions opposed one another. This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Akali encounters Zoe in only 1.2% of her matches.

Akali vs Zoe Matchup Summary

Akali does a decent job of countering Zoe. Typically, she wins a acceptable 51.4% of games the champions face one another in. In Akali against Zoe games, Akali’s side is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood, implying that she most likely won't get first blood versus Zoe.

Best Akali vs Zoe Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsHextech Alternator

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Void StaffZhonya's HourglassDemonic Embrace

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 MagicRes
Akali's passive ability p
Akali q ability q
Akali w ability w
Akali e ability e
Akali's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
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
16
R

Guide to Countering Zoe as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Zoe

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 Zoe

Zoe's Paddle Star deals more damage the further it has flown.

Zoe must return to her starting point after casting Portal Jump, making her vulnerable to a counterattack.

Sleepy Trouble Bubble travels further over walls. Stop Zoe from hiding in fog of war to prevent her from setting the spell up.

Akali vs Zoe Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
51.4 %
VS
Win Rate
48.6 %
Zoe Image
7.9
< Kills >
5.9
5.6
< Deaths >
5.7
5.1
< Assists >
7.3
1.79
< Killing Sprees >
1.33
137
< Minions Killed >
134
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.44
1,329
< Physical Damage >
1,960
18,242
< Magic Damage >
16,857
1,060
< True Damage >
3,287
20,631
< Damage Dealt >
22,105
26,227
< Damage Taken >
18,456
10,915
< Gold Earned >
10,577
1.35
< Towers >
1.7
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
2,601
< Total Healing >
2,057
13,490
< Experience >
12,947
17
< Vision Score >
21
8
< Wards Placed >
10
56
< Time Dealing CC >
132

How to Counter Zoe with Akali in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature some vital Akali vs. Zoe counter stats that may help you figure out the differences and similarities between these two champions. Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zoe’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Zoe..

Akali normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her matchup does. Typically, she takes more damage than Zoe. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akali and Zoe

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Zoe
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Zoe

Who is Better, Akali or Zoe?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually wins when trying to fight Zoe, with a 51.4% win rate. Thus, Akali makes a good counter for Zoe.

While Akali does have a higher winrate than Zoe, when facing one another, Akali also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more challenging champ to learn. You should be careful when picking Akali into Zoeas her relative depth means that 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 utility and CC, a similar amount to Zoe. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Akali vs Zoe matchups, Akali is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Akali is a decent counter to Zoe. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Akali against Zoe.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Zoe Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zoe as Akali, we analyzed 1,534 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 Zoe 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 learn all of the intricacies of Akali in order to counter Zoe during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali on average picks up a similar amount of CS as Zoe. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Akali versus Zoe build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better versus Zoe than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Akali boasted an average winrate of 51.4% battling Zoe with this build.

To have the best probability of coming out on top against Zoe as Akali, you should take the Conqueror, 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 combinations we have analyed for Akali vs Zoe battles, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 51.4% winrate overall.

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