You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge.
You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm upon them.
Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its Energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward.
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.
The stats shown here feature several vital Kennen versus Akali counter stats that may help us interpret the differences and similarities between the two. Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Akali’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Akali..
Kennen usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. On average, he takes less damage than Akali. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Kennen usually fairs equally well when taking on Akali, with a 49.5% win rate. As a result, Kennen makes an ok counter for Akali.
While Kennen does have a lower winrate than Akali, when facing one another, Kennen also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less difficult champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Kennen into Akali.
Additionally, Kennen has a good 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 is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Kennen 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 team fights.
Kennen is a somewhat poor counter to Akali. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Kennen against Akali.
To truly master Kennen in order to counter Akali during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Kennen usually picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Akali. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. 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, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to have in your Kennen versus Akali build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Kennen combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better countering Akali than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Kennen boasted an average win rate of 49.5% battling Akali with this build.
To have the best chance of beating Akali as Kennen, you should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Absolute Focus, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune sets players chose for Kennen vs Akali matchups, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.5% winrate overall.
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