How to Win Irelia vs Akshan Counter Matchup Irelia is in the b tier of champions

Irelia vs Akshan

How to Beat Akshan as Irelia in LoL Akshan is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Akshan as Irelia

based on 1,256 Irelia vs Akshan matchups
Win Rate
51.8 %
K/D/A
1.87
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL rounds that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Akshan as Irelia came out of an examination of 1256 ranked matches where both champions faced one another. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Irelia has to counter Akshan in only 2.1% of her games.

Irelia vs Akshan Matchup Summary

Irelia has done a decent job of beating Akshan. Normally, she wins a acceptable 51.8% of the time the champions clash against one another in. In Irelia vs Akshan matches, Irelia’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood, indicating that she most likely will get first blood versus Akshan.

Best Irelia vs Akshan Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
DaggerVampiric Scepter

Core Irelia Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerBlade of The Ruined KingDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Guardian AngelFrozen HeartWit's End

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Irelia's passive ability p
Irelia q ability q
Irelia w ability w
Irelia e ability e
Irelia'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
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Akshan as Irelia

Tips for Playing as Irelia against Akshan

Flawless Duet does not have a maximum travel distance, try using it in creative ways.

Defiant Dance is not interrupted by crowd control, try timing it for incoming disables.

Use Bladesurge to cover great distances by targeting low life minions on your way to champion targets.

Irelia vs Akshan Counter Stats

Irelia Image
Win Rate
51.8 %
VS
Win Rate
48.2 %
Akshan Image
7.8
< Kills >
7.8
6.9
< Deaths >
6.6
5.1
< Assists >
6.2
1.78
< Killing Sprees >
1.76
195
< Minions Killed >
158
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.45
14,646
< Physical Damage >
16,666
5,620
< Magic Damage >
2,455
940
< True Damage >
2,351
21,206
< Damage Dealt >
21,473
28,952
< Damage Taken >
20,197
12,881
< Gold Earned >
12,210
2.39
< Towers >
2.07
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
5,410
< Total Healing >
2,190
14,419
< Experience >
13,491
17
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
8
97
< Time Dealing CC >
33

How to Counter Akshan with Irelia in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here feature some influential Irelia versus Akshan counter statistics that may help us grasp the differences between the pair. As an example, Irelia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akshan’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Irelia may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Akshan..

Irelia typically has a similar longest kill spree as her foe does. On average, she receives more damage than Akshan. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Irelia and Akshan

Damage Types Compared

Irelia
Akshan
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Irelia
Akshan

Who is Better, Irelia or Akshan?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Irelia usually wins when trying to fight Akshan, with a 51.8% win rate. Thus, Irelia makes a good counter to Akshan.

While Irelia does have a higher winrate than Akshan, when they face off with one another, Irelia also has a much greater learning curve that makes her a more time consuming champion to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Irelia into Akshan.

Furthermore, Irelia also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akshan. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Irelia vs Akshan matchups, Irelia is the better champion with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Irelia is a decent counter for Akshan. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Irelia against Akshan.

Additional Information for Irelia Players

How We Calculated Our Irelia vs Akshan Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akshan as Irelia, we analyzed 1,256 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 Akshan as Irelia 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 learn all of the intricacies of Irelia to counter Akshan during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Irelia usually racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Akshan. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The top items to have in your Irelia versus Akshan build consist of Goredrinker, Blade of The Ruined King, and Death's Dance. When Irelia included at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better vs Akshan than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Irelia boasted an average winrate of 51.8% when countering Akshan with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of crushing Akshan as Irelia, 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 sets players chose for Irelia vs Akshan battles, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 51.8% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Akshan as Irelia are presented for all skill levels combined. To scope the stats and builds to a specific player tier, you may use the selection menu located earlier on the page.