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.
Moving closer to Zyra can be a smart move if she places plants too far away from herself.
Moving the fight to a different area will deprive Zyra of accumulated seeds.
Plants take fixed damage from attacks and effects, similar to wards. They also expire quickly on their own.
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.
The stats shown on this page emphasize several vital Akali against Zyra counter statistics that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between these two champs. Akali’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zyra’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Akali may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Zyra. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.
Akali typically has a much larger longest killing spree than her foe does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Zyra. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akali usually loses when facing off against Zyra, with a 44.7% win rate. As a result, Akali makes a bad counter for Zyra.
While Akali does have a much lower win rate compared to Zyra, when they face off with one another, Akali also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming champ to pick up and master. You should be very concerned 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 often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation 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 team fights.
Akali is a terribly counter to Zyra. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Akali against Zyra.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Akali in order to counter Zyra during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akali on average accumulates more CS as Zyra. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.
The most important items to have in your Akali versus Zyra build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed a lot better when facing Zyra than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Akali boasted an average win rate of 44.7% when countering Zyra with this counter build.
To have the best chance of annihilating Zyra as Akali, you should take the Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Overgrowth, and Second Wind runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Akali vs Zyra clashes, this mix of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 44.7% win rate overall.
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