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.”
Xayah's Bladecaller will only root targets hit by 3 or more returning Feathers.
Make sure you are ready when you go for the kill. Untargetability from Featherstorm can quickly turn an ambush in Xayah's favor.
Long fights in the same area with Xayah will allow her to drop a lot of Feathers. Try to stay on the move!
The stats shown on this page show some significant Akshan vs. Xayah counter stats that may help you distinguish the differences and similarities between this set of champions. As an example, Akshan’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Xayah’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Akshan may be more central to their team's team fighting potential than Xayah..
Akshan usually has a similar longest killing spree as their opponent does. Typically, they receives a similar amount of damage to Xayah. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Akshan usually wins when taking on Xayah, with a 52.1% win rate. Therefore, Akshan makes a good counter for Xayah.
While Akshan does have a higher win rate compared to Xayah, when on opposite teams, Akshan also has a much lower difficulty level that makes them a less time consuming champ to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Akshan into Xayah.
Furthermore, Akshan also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Xayah. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Akshan vs Xayah matchups, Akshan is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Akshan is a good counter to Xayah. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Akshan against Xayah.
If you would like to truly master Akshan to counter Xayah during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Akshan typically picks up a similar amount of CS compared to Xayah. Champs who on average don't earn much CS often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Akshan versus Xayah build include Kraken Slayer, Wit's End, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Akshan bought at least these three items in their build, they did a lot better versus Xayah than with many other common item sets. In fact, Akshan boasted an average win rate of 52.1% when playing against Xayah with this counter build.
To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Xayah 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 rune builds players used for Akshan vs Xayah counterpicks, this mix of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 52.1% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Xayah as Akshan are displayed for all ranked divisions. If you want to scope the stats and builds to a specific player tier, you may use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.