Consider when to cast Lunar Rush without Moonlight and when to wait for another Crescent Strike.
Landing Crescent Strike is critically important, but don't be afraid to miss. The cooldown is short and the mana cost is low.
Use Moonfall and Lunar Rush to stay on targets and activate Moonsilver Blade for extra damage.
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 show some significant Diana versus Akali matchup statistics that may help us distinguish the differences between the pair. Diana’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Akali’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Diana may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Akali..
Diana normally has a similar longest killing spree as her foe does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Akali. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Diana usually wins when taking on Akali, with a 51.5% win rate. Therefore, Diana makes a good counter for Akali.
While Diana does have a higher win rate than Akali, when facing one another, Diana also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Diana into Akali.
Moreover, Diana has almost no 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 ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Diana vs Akali matchups, Diana is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Diana is a decent counter for Akali. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Diana against Akali.
To truly master Diana in order to counter Akali during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Diana usually picks up less CS relative to Akali. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Diana versus Akali build include Sunfire Aegis, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Demonic Embrace. When Diana combined at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better versus Akali than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Diana boasted an average win rate of 51.5% when countering Akali with these items in her kit.
To have the highest probability of vanquishing Akali as Diana, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Diana vs Akali face-offs, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 51.5% win rate overall.
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