How to Win Caitlyn vs Akali Counter Matchup Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions

Caitlyn vs Akali

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

based on 7,962 Caitlyn vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
50.8 %
K/D/A
2.21
Pick Rate
5.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League of Legends matches every week. In our dataset, Caitlyn faced Akali 7962 times. With so many matchups for Caitlyn versus Akali provides us a lot of faith in our capacity to produce enlightening stats and a pro build to annihilate Akali. This champion pairing is relatively uncommon. Caitlyn is forced to battle against Akali in only 5.7% of her rounds.

Caitlyn vs Akali Matchup Summary

Caitlyn has done a ok job of countering Akali. Typically, she wins a acceptable 50.8% of matches the champions face one another in. In Caitlyn against Akali games, Caitlyn’s side is 0.1% more likely to gain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will get first blood versus Akali.

Best Caitlyn vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
PickaxeNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeBloodthirster

Optional Items

Guardian AngelThe CollectorStormrazorPhantom Dancer

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup de Grace
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive HealthScaling
Caitlyn's passive ability p
Caitlyn q ability q
Caitlyn w ability w
Caitlyn e ability e
Caitlyn's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
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R
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Q
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W
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W
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Akali as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Akali

Fire 90 Caliber Net away from the opponent to close the gap or hop over walls.

Avoid using Ace in the Hole in large team melees as it might be blocked by the wrong target.

Make use of her Yordle Snap Traps by placing them pre-emptively to ensure that you'll have one off of cooldown during combat.

Advice to Win Against Akali

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

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

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.

Caitlyn vs Akali Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
50.8 %
VS
Win Rate
49.2 %
Akali Image
6.6
< Kills >
8.2
6.1
< Deaths >
5.6
6.9
< Assists >
5.3
1.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.86
166
< Minions Killed >
139
0.22
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.57
< Inhibitors >
0.34
18,081
< Physical Damage >
1,412
1,406
< Magic Damage >
19,119
906
< True Damage >
1,131
20,394
< Damage Dealt >
21,663
19,043
< Damage Taken >
26,598
11,909
< Gold Earned >
11,105
2.58
< Towers >
1.34
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,184
< Total Healing >
2,684
12,394
< Experience >
13,696
18
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
72
< Time Dealing CC >
59

How to Counter Akali with Caitlyn in LoL

The stats shown on this page show several valuable Caitlyn vs. Akali matchup statistics that can help us interpret the differences between the pair. Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akali’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Akali..

Caitlyn typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her enemy does. On average, she receives less damage than Akali. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Caitlyn and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Akali

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Akali?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Caitlyn usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Akali, with a 50.8% win rate. As a result, Caitlyn makes an ok counter for Akali.

While Caitlyn does have a higher win rate compared to Akali, when on opposite teams, Caitlyn also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less challenging character to learn. You should be careful when picking Caitlyn into Akali.

Additionally, Caitlyn has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Akali. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Akali matchups, Caitlyn is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Caitlyn is a decent counter for Akali. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Caitlyn against Akali.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Caitlyn, we analyzed 7,962 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 Caitlyn 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Caitlyn to counter Akali during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn most often accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Akali. Champions who on average don't take much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. 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, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The top items to have in your Caitlyn versus Akali build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Caitlyn bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better vs. Akali than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Caitlyn boasted an average win rate of 50.8% when playing against Akali with this build.

To have the greatest chance of annihilating Akali as Caitlyn, you should equip the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for Caitlyn vs Akali clashes, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.8% win rate overall.

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