How to Win Kai'Sa vs Akali Counter Matchup Kai'Sa is in the b tier of champions

Kai'Sa vs Akali

How to Beat Akali as Kai'Sa in LoL Akali is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Akali as Kai'Sa

based on 11,573 Kai'Sa vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
49.9 %
K/D/A
2.36
Pick Rate
5.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of ranked LoL matches that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Akali as Kai'Sa came out of an analysis of 11573 ranked matches where both champions battled one another. This champion pairing is relatively uncommon. Kai'Sa encounters Akali in only 5.2% of her games.

Kai'Sa vs Akali Matchup Summary

Kai'Sa does a ok job of countering Akali. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.9% of games the champions fight each other in. In Kai'Sa against Akali rounds, Kai'Sa’s team is 0.1% more likely to get first blood, implying that she probably will be able to get first blood against Akali.

Best Kai'Sa vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordPickaxe

Core Kai'Sa Items

~22 Mins
Crown of the Shattered QueenRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Infinity EdgeRunaan's HurricanePhantom DancerGuardian Angel

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Kai'Sa to level up q
>
Second ability for Kai'Sa to level up e
>
Last skill for Kai'Sa to max out w

Runes

Domination Hail of Blades Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionRavenous Hunter
Precision Legend: AlacrityCoup de Grace
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Kai'Sa's passive ability p
Kai'Sa q ability q
Kai'Sa w ability w
Kai'Sa e ability e
Kai'Sa's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Akali as Kai'Sa

Tips for Playing as Kai'Sa against Akali

Work with your teammates to set up your Ultimate and optimize damage with your passive.

Make sure to buy items that will evolve at least 1 or 2 of your spells.

Try to catch enemy carries alone to burst them with Icathian Rain.

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.

Kai'Sa vs Akali Counter Stats

Kai'Sa Image
Win Rate
49.9 %
VS
Win Rate
50.1 %
Akali Image
7.8
< Kills >
8.1
6.1
< Deaths >
5.9
6.6
< Assists >
5.3
1.79
< Killing Sprees >
1.85
171
< Minions Killed >
144
0.24
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.35
11,458
< Physical Damage >
1,359
7,762
< Magic Damage >
17,808
895
< True Damage >
984
20,115
< Damage Dealt >
20,152
18,227
< Damage Taken >
25,103
12,217
< Gold Earned >
11,075
2.13
< Towers >
1.41
0.08
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,357
< Total Healing >
2,266
12,537
< Experience >
13,709
18
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
31
< Time Dealing CC >
62

How to Counter Akali with Kai'Sa in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight several significant Kai'Sa vs. Akali counter statistics that can help us realize the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Kai'Sa’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Akali’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Kai'Sa may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Akali..

Kai'Sa usually has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. On average, she receives less damage than Akali. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kai'Sa and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Kai'Sa
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kai'Sa
Akali

Who is Better, Kai'Sa or Akali?

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

While Kai'Sa does have a lower win rate compared to Akali, when they face off with one another, Kai'Sa also has a lower difficulty level that makes her a less time consuming champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Kai'Sa into Akali.

Additionally, Kai'Sa also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akali. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Kai'Sa 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 allied champions during teamfights.

Kai'Sa is a somewhat poor counter for Akali. Focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Kai'Sa against Akali.

Additional Information for Kai'Sa Players

How We Calculated Our Kai'Sa vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Kai'Sa, we analyzed 11,573 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 Kai'Sa 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 Kai'Sa in order to counter Akali during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kai'Sa often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Akali. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Kai'Sa versus Akali build consist of Crown of the Shattered Queen, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Kai'Sa combined at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better against Akali than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Kai'Sa boasted an average win rate of 49.9% when countering Akali with this build.

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Akali as Kai'Sa, you should equip the Hail of Blades, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Legend: Alacrity, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets players chose for Kai'Sa vs Akali fights, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.9% win rate overall.

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