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

Akali vs Zyra

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

How to Beat Zyra as Akali

based on 3,806 Akali vs Zyra matchups
Win Rate
46.3 %
K/D/A
2.36
Pick Rate
2.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we review each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Zyra as Akali resulted from an evaluation of 3806 ranked matches where both champions battled one another. This champ matchup is relatively rare. Akali fights Zyra in only 2.9% of her matches.

Akali vs Zyra Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Akali has done a pathetic job of beating Zyra. On average, she wins a lowly 46.3% of games the champions oppose one another in. In Akali versus Zyra matches, Akali’s team is 0.1% less expected to get first blood, implying that she probably won't get first blood versus Zyra.

Best Akali vs Zyra Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeSorcerer's Shoes

Core Akali Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Void StaffShadowflameMorellonomicon

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: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Second WindOvergrowth
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
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Zyra as Akali

Tips for Playing as Akali against Zyra

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 Zyra

Moving the fight to a different area will deprive Zyra of accumulated seeds.

Moving closer to Zyra can be a smart move if she places plants too far away from herself.

Seeds placed by Zyra's W are larger, a different color, and grant a small amount of vision to her team.

Zyra's seeds can be destroyed by stepping on them. If she tries to grow them as you do, dodge back at the last moment.

Plants take fixed damage from attacks and effects, similar to wards. They also expire quickly on their own.

Akali vs Zyra Counter Stats

Akali Image
Win Rate
46.3 %
VS
Win Rate
53.7 %
Zyra Image
8.6
< Kills >
3.8
5.8
< Deaths >
6.6
5.1
< Assists >
10.7
1.93
< Killing Sprees >
0.82
143
< Minions Killed >
54
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.32
< Inhibitors >
0.47
1,408
< Physical Damage >
994
19,717
< Magic Damage >
19,565
1,179
< True Damage >
1,078
22,305
< Damage Dealt >
21,637
28,032
< Damage Taken >
16,212
11,408
< Gold Earned >
9,582
1.23
< Towers >
1.76
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
2,967
< Total Healing >
1,359
14,155
< Experience >
11,608
17
< Vision Score >
53
8
< Wards Placed >
24
60
< Time Dealing CC >
245

How to Counter Zyra with Akali in LoL

The stats provided here show several influential Akali vs. Zyra counter statistics that can help us interpret the differences between the two. Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Zyra’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Zyra. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.

Akali typically has a much larger longest killing spree than her matchup does. Typically, she receives more damage than Zyra. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Akali and Zyra

Damage Types Compared

Akali
Zyra
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akali
Zyra

Who is Better, Akali or Zyra?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Akali usually loses when facing off against Zyra, with a 46.3% win rate. As a result, Akali makes a poor counter to Zyra.

While Akali does have a lower winrate than Zyra, when facing one another, Akali also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult champ to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Akali into Zyraas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Akali has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zyra. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Akali vs Zyra matchups, Zyra is the better champ with a much lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Akali is a bad counter for Zyra. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Akali against Zyra.

Additional Information for Akali Players

How We Calculated Our Akali vs Zyra Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zyra as Akali, we analyzed 3,806 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 Zyra 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Akali to counter Zyra during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akali most often picks up more CS as Zyra. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Akali versus Zyra build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Akali used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better countering Zyra than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 46.3% when playing against Zyra with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest chance of annihilating Zyra as Akali, Akali players should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Akali vs Zyra LoL games, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 46.3% winrate overall.

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