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.”
Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux.
Crowd controlling Ryze during Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.
Use Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.
The stats shown on this page feature some valuable Akshan vs. Ryze counter statistics that may help you understand the distinctions between these two champs. Akshan’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ryze’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Akshan may be more central to their team's team fighting capability than Ryze. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.
Akshan often has a slightly larger longest killing spree than their counter does. Commonly, they takes less damage than Ryze. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champion with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Akshan usually wins when taking on Ryze, with a 56.2% win rate. Therefore, Akshan makes a fantastic counter to Ryze.
While Akshan does have a much higher winrate than Ryze, when facing one another, Akshan also has a much lower level of difficulty that makes them a less time consuming character to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Akshan into Ryze.
Furthermore, Akshan also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ryze. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Akshan vs Ryze matchups, Akshan is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Akshan is a great counter for Ryze. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Akshan against Ryze.
If you would like to truly master Akshan to counter Ryze during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akshan typically gets a similar amount of CS compared to Ryze. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, 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 situation, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.
The top items to use in your Akshan versus Ryze build include Kraken Slayer, Wit's End, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Akshan combined at least these three pieces in their build, they performed a lot better versus Ryze than with most other common builds. In fact, Akshan had an average win rate of 56.2% when countering Ryze with this build.
To have the best chance of vanquishing Ryze as Akshan, Akshan players should use 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 rune combinations that we analyzed for Akshan vs Ryze matchups, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 56.2% winrate overall.
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