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Diana vs Akali

How to Beat Akali as Diana in LoL Akali is in the b tier of champions
Fighter Mage
Assassin

How to Beat Akali as Diana

based on 9,690 Diana vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
51.5 %
K/D/A
2.3
Pick Rate
5.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends matches that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Akali as Diana resulted from an examination of 9690 ranked games where both champions fought each other. This particular counter pairing is fairly uncommon. Diana fights Akali in only 5.9% of her games.

Diana vs Akali Matchup Summary

Diana has done a decent job of beating Akali. On average, she wins a acceptable 51.5% of the time the champs oppose one another in. In Diana versus Akali matches, Diana’s team is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood, indicating that she probably will be able to get first blood against Akali.

Best Diana vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandDark Seal

Core Diana Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisRabadon's DeathcapDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Void StaffShadowflameZhonya's HourglassThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Inspiration Magical FootwearCosmic Insight
AttackSpeed Adaptive HealthScaling
Diana's passive ability p
Diana q ability q
Diana w ability w
Diana e ability e
Diana's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Akali as Diana

Tips for Playing as Diana against Akali

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.

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.

Diana vs Akali Counter Stats

Diana Image
Win Rate
51.5 %
VS
Win Rate
48.5 %
Akali Image
7.1
< Kills >
8.1
6.3
< Deaths >
5.4
7.4
< Assists >
5.5
1.64
< Killing Sprees >
1.81
63
< Minions Killed >
142
1.3
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.34
2,700
< Physical Damage >
1,436
17,318
< Magic Damage >
18,902
1,236
< True Damage >
1,074
21,255
< Damage Dealt >
21,412
26,672
< Damage Taken >
25,935
12,309
< Gold Earned >
11,028
1.91
< Towers >
1.34
0.33
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
6,400
< Total Healing >
2,653
13,945
< Experience >
13,639
21
< Vision Score >
16
5
< Wards Placed >
8
159
< Time Dealing CC >
59

How to Counter Akali with Diana in LoL

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.

Differences between Diana and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Diana
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Diana
Akali

Who is Better, Diana or Akali?

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.

Additional Information for Diana Players

How We Calculated Our Diana vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Diana, we analyzed 9,690 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 Diana 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 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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