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

Rakan vs Akali

How to Beat Akali as Rakan in LoL Akali is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Akali as Rakan

based on 1,186 Rakan vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
48.2 %
K/D/A
2.68
Pick Rate
5.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League rounds that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Akali as Rakan resulted from an analysis of 1186 ranked matches where both champions faced off against one another. This counter matchup is relatively uncommon. Rakan fights Akali in only 5.3% of his matches.

Rakan vs Akali Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Rakan has done a dismal job of countering Akali. On average, he wins a lowly 48.2% of games the champions battle each other in. In Rakan against Akali matches, Rakan’s team is 0.1% more probable to get first blood, implying that he probably will get first blood against Akali.

Best Rakan vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsIonian Boots of Lucidity

Core Rakan Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongChemtech PutrifierBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

RedemptionZeke's ConvergenceShard of True Ice

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Domination Zombie WardUltimate Hunter
CDRScaling Armor Armor
Rakan's passive ability p
Rakan q ability q
Rakan w ability w
Rakan e ability e
Rakan's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
W
6
R
7
W
8
E
9
W
10
E
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R
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E
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E
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Akali as Rakan

Tips for Playing as Rakan against Akali

Danger is as fun as you let it be.

Rakan requires allies near him to make the most out of his tools.

Rakan's dash speeds increase with his Move Speed. Use the extra speed to surprise your enemies!

Advice to Win Against Akali

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.

Rakan vs Akali Counter Stats

Rakan Image
Win Rate
48.2 %
VS
Win Rate
51.8 %
Akali Image
1.7
< Kills >
8
5.9
< Deaths >
5.6
14.1
< Assists >
5.6
0.28
< Killing Sprees >
1.86
35
< Minions Killed >
143
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.37
1,213
< Physical Damage >
1,417
5,375
< Magic Damage >
19,164
725
< True Damage >
1,100
7,313
< Damage Dealt >
21,681
18,865
< Damage Taken >
25,887
7,778
< Gold Earned >
11,066
1.64
< Towers >
1.43
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
4,330
< Total Healing >
2,948
10,209
< Experience >
13,501
52
< Vision Score >
17
26
< Wards Placed >
8
95
< Time Dealing CC >
59

How to Counter Akali with Rakan in LoL

The stats shown here highlight several influential Rakan against Akali matchup statistics that may help you grasp the distinctions between this set of champions. Rakan’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Akali’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Rakan may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Akali. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Rakan often has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives less damage than Akali. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Rakan and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Rakan
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Rakan
Akali

Who is Better, Rakan or Akali?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Rakan usually loses when playing against Akali, with a 48.2% win rate. As a result, Rakan makes a poor counter to Akali.

While Rakan does have a lower winrate than Akali, when they face off with one another, Rakan also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less complex champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Rakan into Akali.

Additionally, Rakan also has a great amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Akali. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

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

Rakan is a somewhat poor counter for Akali. Focus your play on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Rakan against Akali.

Additional Information for Rakan Players

How We Calculated Our Rakan vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Rakan, we analyzed 1,186 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 Rakan 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 Rakan in order to counter Akali during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Rakan on average picks up a lot less CS compared to Akali. Champions who on average don't earn much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.

The best items to use in your Rakan versus Akali build consist of Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Rakan combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs Akali than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Rakan boasted an average winrate of 48.2% battling Akali with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of beating Akali as Rakan, Rakan players should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds we have analyed for Rakan vs Akali counters, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 48.2% win rate overall.

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