How to Win Rakan vs Illaoi Counter Matchup Rakan is in the a tier of champions

Rakan vs Illaoi

How to Beat Illaoi as Rakan in LoL Illaoi is in the a tier of champions
Support
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Illaoi as Rakan

based on 543 Rakan vs Illaoi matchups
Win Rate
45.1 %
K/D/A
2.75
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of ranked LoL games that we get from Riot Games every week. This guide on how to beat Illaoi as Rakan came out of an analysis of 543 ranked games where both champs faced each other. This particular matchup is somewhat rare. Rakan fights Illaoi in only 2.1% of his rounds.

Rakan vs Illaoi Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Rakan has done a terrible job of countering Illaoi. Normally, he wins a lowly 45.1% of matches the champs fight each other in. In Rakan against Illaoi rounds, Rakan’s team is 0.1% more likely to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will get first blood versus Illaoi.

Best Rakan vs Illaoi Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsFaerie Charm

Core Rakan Items

~22 Mins
Shurelya's BattlesongChemtech PutrifierBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Zeke's Convergence

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
Adaptive Adaptive 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
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W
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E
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W
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E
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R
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E
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E
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Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Illaoi as Rakan

Tips for Playing as Rakan against Illaoi

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 Illaoi

Avoid grouping up for Leap of Faith to reduce the number of Tentacles available to Illaoi.

Killing Tentacles whenever possible will make it much easier to win a fight against Illaoi.

When your spirit gets pulled out, fight back if you can. Dealing damage to Illaoi reduces the spirit's duration.

Rakan vs Illaoi Counter Stats

Rakan Image
Win Rate
45.1 %
VS
Win Rate
54.9 %
Illaoi Image
1.6
< Kills >
5.7
5.6
< Deaths >
6.3
13.8
< Assists >
4.5
0.26
< Killing Sprees >
1.29
35
< Minions Killed >
187
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.68
1,212
< Physical Damage >
25,172
5,352
< Magic Damage >
652
696
< True Damage >
522
7,260
< Damage Dealt >
26,346
19,236
< Damage Taken >
32,484
7,747
< Gold Earned >
12,173
1.57
< Towers >
3.23
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,212
< Total Healing >
7,298
10,500
< Experience >
15,022
47
< Vision Score >
17
24
< Wards Placed >
8
99
< Time Dealing CC >
79

How to Counter Illaoi with Rakan in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature several significant Rakan versus Illaoi matchup stats that may help you interpret the distinctions between the pair. Rakan’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Illaoi’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Rakan may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Illaoi. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Rakan normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. On average, he takes less damage than Illaoi. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Rakan and Illaoi

Damage Types Compared

Rakan
Illaoi
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Rakan
Illaoi

Who is Better, Rakan or Illaoi?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Rakan usually loses when facing off against Illaoi, with a 45.1% win rate. Thus, Rakan makes a bad counter to Illaoi.

While Rakan does have a much lower winrate than Illaoi, when they face off with one another, Rakan also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champ to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Rakan into Illaoi.

Furthermore, Rakan has a great deal of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Illaoi. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Rakan vs Illaoi matchups, Illaoi is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Rakan is a bad counter to Illaoi. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Rakan against Illaoi.

Additional Information for Rakan Players

How We Calculated Our Rakan vs Illaoi Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Illaoi as Rakan, we analyzed 543 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 Illaoi 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 learn all of the intricacies of Rakan in order to counter Illaoi during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Rakan often racks up a lot less CS relative to Illaoi. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to use in your Rakan versus Illaoi build include Shurelya's Battlesong, Chemtech Putrifier, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Rakan combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better when facing Illaoi than with many other common builds. In fact, Rakan had an average winrate of 45.1% battling Illaoi with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of crushing Illaoi as Rakan, Rakan players should take the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Zombie Ward, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Resolve and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Rakan vs Illaoi counter picks, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 45.1% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Illaoi as Rakan are presented for every ranked division. If you want to filter the statistics and builds to a specific player tier, you should use the selection menu located earlier on the page.