How to Win Kassadin vs Akshan Counter Matchup Kassadin is in the a tier of champions

Kassadin vs Akshan

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

based on 691 Kassadin vs Akshan matchups
Win Rate
48.2 %
K/D/A
2.43
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League games that we analyze each and every week. This guide on how to beat Akshan as Kassadin came out of an examination of 691 ranked games where both champs clashed against one another. This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Kassadin fights Akshan in only 2.2% of his matches.

Kassadin vs Akshan Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kassadin has done a dismal job of countering Akshan. Normally, he wins a lowly 48.2% of the time the champions face each other in. In Kassadin versus Akshan matches, Kassadin’s team is 0.1% less likely to earn first blood. This implies that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Akshan.

Best Kassadin vs Akshan Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Cloth ArmorHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Kassadin Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostSeraph's EmbraceZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapFrozen Heart

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindLegend: Tenacity
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Kassadin's passive ability p
Kassadin q ability q
Kassadin w ability w
Kassadin e ability e
Kassadin's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
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E
5
E
6
R
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E
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Q
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E
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Akshan as Kassadin

Tips for Playing as Kassadin against Akshan

Try to get the Ancient Golem buff to counteract Riftwalk's increasing Mana cost.

Kassadin's ultimate has many uses and is on a shorter cooldown than most, use it often.

Kassadin has multiple item paths; he can go caster via Mana and Ability Power or anti-caster with Cooldown Reduction and Magic Resist.

Kassadin vs Akshan Counter Stats

Kassadin Image
Win Rate
48.2 %
VS
Win Rate
51.8 %
Akshan Image
7.4
< Kills >
8.2
5.6
< Deaths >
6.1
6.2
< Assists >
5.6
1.59
< Killing Sprees >
1.81
154
< Minions Killed >
169
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.55
1,511
< Physical Damage >
18,785
17,613
< Magic Damage >
2,865
651
< True Damage >
2,858
19,776
< Damage Dealt >
24,509
26,528
< Damage Taken >
20,448
11,535
< Gold Earned >
12,813
1.63
< Towers >
2.45
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
4,261
< Total Healing >
1,365
13,997
< Experience >
14,113
16
< Vision Score >
19
7
< Wards Placed >
8
232
< Time Dealing CC >
36

How to Counter Akshan with Kassadin in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here feature some strategic Kassadin against Akshan counter stats that can help us understand the differences between the pair. Kassadin’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akshan’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Kassadin may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Akshan..

Kassadin typically has a similar longest killing spree as his enemy does. Typically, he takes more damage than Akshan. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champ with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kassadin and Akshan

Damage Types Compared

Kassadin
Akshan
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kassadin
Akshan

Who is Better, Kassadin or Akshan?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Kassadin usually loses when trying to fight Akshan, with a 48.2% win rate. As a result, Kassadin makes a bad counter for Akshan.

While Kassadin does have a lower win rate compared to Akshan, when they face off with one another, Kassadin also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champion to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Kassadin into Akshanas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Kassadin also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Akshan. This often 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 in League of Legends, in Kassadin vs Akshan matchups, Akshan is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Kassadin is a somewhat poor counter to Akshan. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kassadin against Akshan.

Additional Information for Kassadin Players

How We Calculated Our Kassadin vs Akshan Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akshan as Kassadin, we analyzed 691 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 Kassadin 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 Kassadin in order to counter Akshan 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 stats presented above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kassadin typically accumulates a similar amount of CS as Akshan. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The top items to have in your Kassadin versus Akshan build include Everfrost, Seraph's Embrace, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Kassadin incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Akshan than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Kassadin had an average winrate of 48.2% when playing against Akshan with this counter build.

To have the best probability of coming out on top against Akshan as Kassadin, Kassadin players should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets players used for Kassadin vs Akshan LoL games, this combo of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 48.2% winrate overall.

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