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

Garen vs Akali

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

based on 9,443 Garen vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
52.5 %
K/D/A
2.09
Pick Rate
5.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League rounds each week. In our data, Garen engaged Akali in 9443 rounds. With so many games with Garen vs Akali provides us faith in our capability to prepare actionable data and a supported build to defeat Akali. This pairing is somewhat uncommon. Garen encounters Akali in only 5.3% of his games.

Garen vs Akali Matchup Summary

Garen has done a good job of countering Akali. Normally, he wins a whopping 52.5% of games the champs oppose each other in. In Garen against Akali rounds, Garen’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood versus Akali.

Best Garen vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordBerserker's Greaves

Core Garen Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerSterak's GageBlack Cleaver

Optional Items

Death's DanceDead Man's PlateMortal ReminderHullbreaker

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingOvergrowth
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Garen's passive ability p
Garen q ability q
Garen w ability w
Garen e ability e
Garen's ultimate ability r
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Q
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E
3
W
4
E
5
E
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R
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E
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Q
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Akali as Garen

Tips for Playing as Garen against Akali

Judgment deals maximum damage when only hitting a single target. For effective trading, try to position such that only the enemy champion is hit.

Garen's regeneration greatly increases if he can avoid receiving damage for several seconds.

Garen is only constrained by cooldowns, making items such as Black Cleaver very effective for him.

Advice to Win Against Akali

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.

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.

Garen vs Akali Counter Stats

Garen Image
Win Rate
52.5 %
VS
Win Rate
47.5 %
Akali Image
6.8
< Kills >
8.2
5.5
< Deaths >
6
4.7
< Assists >
5.2
1.51
< Killing Sprees >
1.86
164
< Minions Killed >
141
0.14
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.62
< Inhibitors >
0.33
13,993
< Physical Damage >
1,385
252
< Magic Damage >
17,932
4,452
< True Damage >
1,039
18,699
< Damage Dealt >
20,357
27,461
< Damage Taken >
25,405
12,190
< Gold Earned >
11,055
2.84
< Towers >
1.34
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,778
< Total Healing >
2,307
14,908
< Experience >
13,741
17
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
164
< Time Dealing CC >
62

How to Counter Akali with Garen in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify some strategic Garen against Akali matchup statistics that may help you interpret the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Garen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Akali’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Garen may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Akali..

Garen usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Akali. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Garen and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Garen
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Garen
Akali

Who is Better, Garen or Akali?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Garen usually wins when playing against Akali, with a 52.5% win rate. Therefore, Garen makes a good counter to Akali.

While Garen does have a higher winrate than Akali, when on opposite teams, Garen also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex character to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Garen into Akali.

Moreover, Garen has only a small amount of utility and CC, 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 a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Garen vs Akali matchups, Garen is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Garen is a good counter to Akali. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Garen against Akali.

Additional Information for Garen Players

How We Calculated Our Garen vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Garen, we analyzed 9,443 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 Garen 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Garen in order to counter Akali during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Garen most often picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Akali. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Garen versus Akali build consist of Stridebreaker, Sterak's Gage, and Black Cleaver. When Garen included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs. Akali than with most other common item sets. In fact, Garen boasted an average win rate of 52.5% battling Akali with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of defeating Akali as Garen, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Overgrowth runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Garen vs Akali fights, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 52.5% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Akali as Garen are presented for all skill levels, merged. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific rank, you should use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.