How to Win Thresh vs Akali Counter Matchup Thresh is in the a tier of champions

Thresh vs Akali

How to Beat Akali as Thresh in LoL Akali is in the b tier of champions
Support Fighter
Assassin

How to Beat Akali as Thresh

based on 2,322 Thresh vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
47.9 %
K/D/A
2.45
Pick Rate
4.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked League of Legends matches every week. Within our database, Thresh did battle with Akali 2322 times. Using so many matchups for Thresh versus Akali provides us faith in our capacity to provide useful stats and a pro build to wreck Akali. This counter pairing is fairly uncommon. Thresh is forced to battle against Akali in only 4.7% of his games.

Thresh vs Akali Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Thresh does a poor job of countering Akali. On average, he wins a lowly 47.9% of games the champions face off with each other in. In Thresh vs Akali matches, Thresh’s team is 0.2% more likely to gain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood versus Akali.

Best Thresh vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSteel Shoulderguards

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalKindlegem

Core Thresh Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariKnight's VowPauldrons of Whiterock

Optional Items

Zeke's ConvergenceThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Inspiration Glacial Augment Hextech FlashtraptionBiscuit DeliveryTime Warp Tonic
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Thresh's passive ability p
Thresh q ability q
Thresh w ability w
Thresh e ability e
Thresh's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Akali as Thresh

Tips for Playing as Thresh against Akali

Death Sentence and Flay can be combined in either cast order for powerful combinations.

Communication is key when making use of Thresh's lantern. Let your teammates know how you like to use it.

Thresh can collect souls without needing to kill units himself. Planning your map position to be near the most deaths will help to maximize soul collection.

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.

Thresh vs Akali Counter Stats

Thresh Image
Win Rate
47.9 %
VS
Win Rate
52.1 %
Akali Image
2
< Kills >
8.3
6.5
< Deaths >
5.8
13.9
< Assists >
5.4
0.35
< Killing Sprees >
1.88
36
< Minions Killed >
142
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.37
1,043
< Physical Damage >
1,238
5,288
< Magic Damage >
17,525
696
< True Damage >
1,085
7,027
< Damage Dealt >
19,849
18,365
< Damage Taken >
24,104
7,889
< Gold Earned >
11,157
1.78
< Towers >
1.48
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,529
< Total Healing >
2,113
10,301
< Experience >
13,622
47
< Vision Score >
17
22
< Wards Placed >
8
157
< Time Dealing CC >
60

How to Counter Akali with Thresh in LoL

The stats provided here show several vital Thresh vs. Akali matchup statistics that may help us explain the differences between the pair. As an example, Thresh’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Akali’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Thresh may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Akali. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Thresh usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Typically, he takes less damage than Akali. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Thresh and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Thresh
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Thresh
Akali

Who is Better, Thresh or Akali?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Thresh usually loses when playing against Akali, with a 47.9% win rate. Thus, Thresh makes a bad counter to Akali.

While Thresh does have a lower win rate than Akali, when facing one another, Thresh also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging character to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Thresh into Akalias his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Thresh has a very large amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Akali. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Thresh vs Akali matchups, Akali is the better champion with a lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Thresh is a terribly counter to Akali. Focus your tactics on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Thresh against Akali.

Additional Information for Thresh Players

How We Calculated Our Thresh vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Thresh, we analyzed 2,322 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 Thresh 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 truly master Thresh to counter Akali during both the early game 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 listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Thresh most often gets a lot less CS relative to Akali. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Thresh versus Akali build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Pauldrons of Whiterock. When Thresh combined at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better countering Akali than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Thresh had an average win rate of 47.9% when countering Akali with this build.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Akali as Thresh, Thresh players should take the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, Time Warp Tonic, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Thresh vs Akali LoL games, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 47.9% win rate overall.

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