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

Darius vs Akali

How to Beat Akali as Darius in LoL Akali is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Tank
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How to Beat Akali as Darius

based on 7,031 Darius vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
49.9 %
K/D/A
1.81
Pick Rate
5.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of ranked LoL rounds that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Akali as Darius came out of an analysis of 7031 ranked rounds where both champions faced off against each other. This matchup is fairly uncommon. Darius is forced to battle against Akali in only 5.4% of his rounds.

Darius vs Akali Matchup Summary

Darius has done a average job of beating Akali. On average, he wins a acceptable 49.9% of matches the champs battle one another in. In Darius versus Akali games, Darius’s team is 0.1% more expected to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Akali.

Best Darius vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsHearthbound Axe

Core Darius Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerMaw of MalmortiusDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Sterak's GageForce of NatureDead Man's PlateSpirit Visage

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Darius's passive ability p
Darius q ability q
Darius w ability w
Darius e ability e
Darius's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
E
3
Q
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Akali as Darius

Tips for Playing as Darius against Akali

Darius benefits greatly from enhanced survivability. The longer you can prolong a fight, the more powerful he becomes.

Noxian Guillotine does more damage the more attacks you can land prior to it. Use Noxian Might to deal maximum damage.

Decimate is a powerful harassment ability. Strike an enemy from maximum range for the greatest effect.

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.

Darius vs Akali Counter Stats

Darius Image
Win Rate
49.9 %
VS
Win Rate
50.1 %
Akali Image
6.7
< Kills >
8.1
6.2
< Deaths >
5.5
4.5
< Assists >
5.4
1.52
< Killing Sprees >
1.84
160
< Minions Killed >
141
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.35
15,563
< Physical Damage >
1,387
137
< Magic Damage >
18,964
3,772
< True Damage >
1,305
19,473
< Damage Dealt >
21,657
28,727
< Damage Taken >
25,817
11,753
< Gold Earned >
11,060
2.33
< Towers >
1.37
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
5,711
< Total Healing >
2,559
14,057
< Experience >
13,621
17
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
159
< Time Dealing CC >
58

How to Counter Akali with Darius in LoL

The stats shown here clarify several strategic Darius vs. Akali matchup stats that can help us interpret the distinctions between the two. As an example, Darius’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Akali’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Darius may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Akali..

Darius typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he receives a similar amount of damage to Akali. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Darius and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Darius
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Darius
Akali

Who is Better, Darius or Akali?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Darius usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Akali, with a 49.9% win rate. As a result, Darius makes an ok counter to Akali.

While Darius does have a lower winrate compared to Akali, when they face off with one another, Darius also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult character to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Darius into Akali.

Moreover, Darius has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Akali. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Darius is a somewhat poor counter for Akali. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Darius against Akali.

Additional Information for Darius Players

How We Calculated Our Darius vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Darius, we analyzed 7,031 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 Darius 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 truly master Darius to counter Akali during both the lane 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 presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Darius usually racks up a similar amount of CS as Akali. Champs who typically don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Darius versus Akali build consist of Stridebreaker, Maw of Malmortius, and Death's Dance. When Darius bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better against Akali than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Darius had an average win rate of 49.9% battling Akali with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of annihilating Akali as Darius, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players chose for Darius vs Akali counterpicks, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.9% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Akali as Darius are shown for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a distinct player tier, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.