How to Win Lux vs Akali Counter Matchup Lux is in the b tier of champions

Lux vs Akali

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

based on 7,953 Lux vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
51 %
K/D/A
2.44
Pick Rate
5.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Akali as Lux resulted from an evaluation of 7953 ranked matches where both champions faced off against one another. This particular champion pairing is fairly uncommon. Lux has to counter Akali in only 5.1% of her games.

Lux vs Akali Matchup Summary

Lux does a decent job of beating Akali. Typically, she wins a acceptable 51.0% of the time the champions oppose each other in. In Lux vs Akali matches, Lux’s team is 0.1% more probable to obtain first blood, indicating that she most likely will get first blood versus Akali.

Best Lux vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Lux Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestShard of True IceHorizon Focus

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameZhonya's HourglassVoid Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Arcane Comet Manaflow BandTranscendenceScorch
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryTime Warp Tonic
Adaptive Adaptive HealthScaling
Lux's passive ability p
Lux q ability q
Lux w ability w
Lux e ability e
Lux's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
E
4
W
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Akali as Lux

Tips for Playing as Lux against Akali

If you have trouble landing Prismatic Barrier, remember that it returns to you after it reaches max range. Try positioning yourself to hit your allies with its return trip.

Lucent Singularity is a great scouting tool. Try throwing it into brush before walking into it to check for ambushes.

Lux has great zone control abilities. Try to set up Lucent Singularity to prevent an enemy's advance or escape.

Advice to Win Against Akali

Akali can still be hit by area effect spells while obscured inside Twilight Shroud. Doing so will briefly reveal her position.

Return to base if your Health is low and Akali has her ultimate available.

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.

Lux vs Akali Counter Stats

Lux Image
Win Rate
51 %
VS
Win Rate
49 %
Akali Image
5
< Kills >
9.1
6.4
< Deaths >
6.2
10.6
< Assists >
5
1.13
< Killing Sprees >
2.05
77
< Minions Killed >
135
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.36
942
< Physical Damage >
1,253
16,993
< Magic Damage >
18,311
880
< True Damage >
1,037
18,816
< Damage Dealt >
20,602
13,816
< Damage Taken >
25,993
10,044
< Gold Earned >
11,437
1.92
< Towers >
1.34
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
909
< Total Healing >
2,384
12,190
< Experience >
14,165
38
< Vision Score >
17
18
< Wards Placed >
8
283
< Time Dealing CC >
58

How to Counter Akali with Lux in LoL

The stats shown on this page show some important Lux vs. Akali matchup statistics that may help us interpret the differences and similarities between the pair. Lux’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akali’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Lux may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Akali. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Lux normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than her enemy does. Typically, she receives less damage than Akali. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Lux and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Lux
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Lux
Akali

Who is Better, Lux or Akali?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Lux usually wins when trying to fight Akali, with a 51.0% win rate. As a result, Lux makes a good counter for Akali.

While Lux does have a higher win rate compared to Akali, when facing one another, Lux also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex character to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Lux into Akali.

Furthermore, Lux also has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akali. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Lux vs Akali matchups, Lux is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Lux is a decent counter for Akali. Focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Lux against Akali.

Additional Information for Lux Players

How We Calculated Our Lux vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Lux, we analyzed 7,953 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 Lux 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 truly master Lux in order to counter Akali during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Lux typically racks up less CS as Akali. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported here to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Lux versus Akali build include Luden's Tempest, Shard of True Ice, and Horizon Focus. When Lux combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better vs. Akali than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Lux had an average win rate of 51.0% when countering Akali with this build.

To have the best probability of crushing Akali as Lux, Lux players should use the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds we have analyed for Lux vs Akali battles, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 51.0% winrate overall.

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