How to Win Akshan vs Irelia Counter Matchup Akshan is in the b tier of champions

Akshan vs Irelia

How to Beat Irelia as Akshan in LoL Irelia is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Irelia as Akshan

based on 1,718 Akshan vs Irelia matchups
Win Rate
48.7 %
K/D/A
2.12
Pick Rate
3.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League rounds every week. In our data, Akshan faced Irelia in 1718 games. With so many matchups for Akshan vs Irelia gives us a lot of faith in our capacity to produce informative statistics and a solid build to destroy your opponent. This particular champion pairing is fairly rare. Akshan encounters Irelia in only 3.4% of their matches.

Akshan vs Irelia Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Akshan does a poor job of beating Irelia. On average, they wins a acceptable 48.7% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Akshan versus Irelia games, Akshan’s team is 0.1% more probable to obtain first blood, indicating that they most likely will be able to get first blood against Irelia.

Best Akshan vs Irelia Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
PickaxeNoonquiver

Core Akshan Items

~22 Mins
Kraken SlayerWit's EndGuinsoo's Rageblade

Optional Items

Infinity EdgeThe CollectorBlade of The Ruined KingLord Dominik's Regards

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Akshan to level up q
>
Second ability for Akshan to level up e
>
Last skill for Akshan to max out w

Runes

Precision Press the Attack Presence of MindLegend: AlacrityCoup de Grace
Resolve Shield BashBone Plating
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Akshan's passive ability p
Akshan q ability q
Akshan w ability w
Akshan e ability e
Akshan's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
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R
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Q
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Irelia as Akshan

Tips for Playing as Akshan against Irelia

Raising an eyebrow in the face of danger, Akshan fights evil with dashing charisma, righteous vengeance, and a conspicuous lack of shirts. He is highly skilled in the art of stealth combat, able to evade the eyes of his enemies and reappear when they least expect him. With a keen sense of justice and a legendary death-reversing weapon, he rights the wrongs of Runeterra's many scoundrels while living by his own moral code: “Don't be an ass.”

Advice to Win Against Irelia

Beware of wasting your high impact spells on Defiant Dance.

Pay attention to Ionian Fervor stacks and try to engage Irelia when it is down.

Minion waves greatly enhance Irelia's mobility, beware fighting her inside one.

Akshan vs Irelia Counter Stats

Akshan Image
Win Rate
48.7 %
VS
Win Rate
51.3 %
Irelia Image
7.8
< Kills >
7.8
6.6
< Deaths >
6.9
6.2
< Assists >
5.2
1.77
< Killing Sprees >
1.75
162
< Minions Killed >
196
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.5
16,891
< Physical Damage >
14,767
2,564
< Magic Damage >
5,770
2,465
< True Damage >
968
21,922
< Damage Dealt >
21,506
20,522
< Damage Taken >
29,517
12,344
< Gold Earned >
12,983
2.15
< Towers >
2.42
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
1,729
< Total Healing >
5,114
13,798
< Experience >
14,657
18
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
35
< Time Dealing CC >
95

How to Counter Irelia with Akshan in LoL

The stats shown here highlight some vital Akshan vs. Irelia matchup statistics that may help you explain the distinctions between this pair of champs. As an example, Akshan’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Irelia’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Akshan may be more central to their team's team fighting effectiveness than Irelia..

Akshan often has a similar longest killing spree as their counter does. Commonly, they takes less damage than Irelia. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Akshan and Irelia

Damage Types Compared

Akshan
Irelia
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Akshan
Irelia

Who is Better, Akshan or Irelia?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Akshan usually loses when facing off against Irelia, with a 48.7% win rate. Therefore, Akshan makes a poor counter for Irelia.

While Akshan does have a lower winrate than Irelia, when on opposite teams, Akshan also has a much lower difficulty level that makes them a less time consuming character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Akshan into Irelia.

Additionally, Akshan has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Irelia. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Akshan vs Irelia matchups, Irelia is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Akshan is a somewhat poor counter to Irelia. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Akshan against Irelia.

Additional Information for Akshan Players

How We Calculated Our Akshan vs Irelia Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Irelia as Akshan, we analyzed 1,718 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 Irelia as Akshan 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 truly master Akshan in order to counter Irelia during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Akshan on average gets a similar amount of CS compared to Irelia. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Akshan versus Irelia build include Kraken Slayer, Wit's End, and Guinsoo's Rageblade. When Akshan included at least these three items in their build, they performed a lot better when fighting Irelia than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Akshan boasted an average win rate of 48.7% battling Irelia with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Irelia as Akshan, Akshan players should take the Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Shield Bash, and Bone Plating runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for Akshan vs Irelia face-offs, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.7% winrate overall.

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