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Brand vs Akali

How to Beat Akali as Brand in LoL Akali is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Akali as Brand

based on 3,185 Brand vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
51.7 %
K/D/A
1.8
Pick Rate
4.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter statistics from the millions of rated League rounds that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Akali as Brand came out of an evaluation of 3185 ranked matches where both champions faced each other. This particular champion pairing is fairly uncommon. Brand encounters Akali in only 4.8% of his matches.

Brand vs Akali Matchup Summary

Brand does a decent job of countering Akali. Typically, he wins a acceptable 51.7% of games the champions oppose each other in. In Brand versus Akali matches, Brand’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood versus Akali.

Best Brand vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishRylai's Crystal ScepterDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Zhonya's HourglassVoid StaffShard of True IceMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandScorch
Adaptive Adaptive HealthScaling
Brand's passive ability p
Brand q ability q
Brand w ability w
Brand e ability e
Brand's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
Q
9
W
10
Q
11
R
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Q
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Q
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Akali as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Akali

You can use Brand's abilities in a variety of combinations to maximize his damage in different situations.

You can deter enemies from standing near their minions by setting them ablaze, due to Conflagration.

Pyroclasm bounces randomly between enemies, so try to cast it on a small group of enemies if you want to hit the same target multiple times.

Advice to Win Against Akali

Akali can still be hit by area effect spells while obscured inside Twilight Shroud. Doing so will briefly reveal her position.

Return to base if your Health is low and Akali has her ultimate available.

Akali's Five Point Strike is powerful when used at maximum range and energy. Engage on her when she has low energy to maximize your chance of winning trades.

Brand vs Akali Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
51.7 %
VS
Win Rate
48.3 %
Akali Image
6.2
< Kills >
9.7
8.4
< Deaths >
6.5
8.9
< Assists >
5.2
1.4
< Killing Sprees >
2.16
70
< Minions Killed >
135
0.17
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.39
< Inhibitors >
0.34
707
< Physical Damage >
1,286
21,631
< Magic Damage >
19,567
1,030
< True Damage >
1,111
23,368
< Damage Dealt >
21,965
18,556
< Damage Taken >
26,752
10,519
< Gold Earned >
11,630
1.59
< Towers >
1.3
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,607
< Total Healing >
2,389
12,284
< Experience >
14,331
42
< Vision Score >
17
20
< Wards Placed >
8
64
< Time Dealing CC >
59

How to Counter Akali with Brand in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize some important Brand vs. Akali counter statistics that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between the pair. Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Akali’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Akali..

Brand often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, he receives less damage than Akali. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Brand and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Akali

Who is Better, Brand or Akali?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually wins when playing against Akali, with a 51.7% win rate. As a result, Brand makes a good counter to Akali.

While Brand does have a higher winrate compared to Akali, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less complex champion to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Brand into Akali.

Furthermore, Brand also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Akali. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Brand vs Akali matchups, Brand is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Brand is a decent counter for Akali. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Brand against Akali.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Brand, we analyzed 3,185 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 Akali as Brand 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 learn all of the intricacies of Brand to counter Akali during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand on average gets less CS relative to Akali. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most important items to have in your Brand versus Akali build include Liandry's Anguish, Rylai's Crystal Scepter, and Demonic Embrace. When Brand included at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better versus Akali than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Brand boasted an average win rate of 51.7% battling Akali with this build.

To have the best probability of crushing Akali as Brand, Brand players should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune builds players picked for Brand vs Akali face-offs, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 51.7% winrate overall.

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