Phosphorus Bomb can be used to reveal enemy units that might be hiding in a nearby patch of brush.
Corki can continue to attack while using Gatling Gun. Maximizing Gatling Gun is key to mastering Corki.
Valkyrie can be used defensively as well, so try using it for a quick escape.
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.
The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight some strategic Corki vs. Akali counter statistics that may help us grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Corki’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Akali’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Corki may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Akali..
Corki normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. Typically, he receives less damage than Akali. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Corki usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Akali, with a 49.4% win rate. As a result, Corki makes an ok counter to Akali.
While Corki does have a lower win rate than Akali, when on opposite teams, Corki also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Corki into Akali.
Furthermore, Corki has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akali. This often 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 overall in League of Legends, in Corki vs Akali matchups, Akali is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Corki is a somewhat poor counter for Akali. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Corki against Akali.
To learn all of the intricacies of Corki to counter Akali during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Corki on average racks up a similar amount of CS as Akali. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts 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 reported on this page to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Corki versus Akali build consist of Luden's Tempest, Ravenous Hydra, and Maw of Malmortius. When Corki bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs Akali than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Corki boasted an average winrate of 49.4% when playing against Akali with this build.
To have the highest chance of coming out on top against Akali as Corki, you should use the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Taste of Blood, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for Corki vs Akali clashes, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.4% winrate overall.
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