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 on this page emphasize several vital Vex against Akali matchup statistics that may help you grasp the differences and similarities between these two champs. As an example, Vex’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akali’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Vex may be more central to their team's team fighting capability than Akali..
Vex often has a similar longest killing spree as their counter does. Commonly, they takes less damage than Akali. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Vex usually wins when playing against Akali, with a 53.4% win rate. Thus, Vex makes a great counter for Akali.
While Vex does have a higher winrate compared to Akali, when facing one another, Vex also has a much lower difficulty level that makes them a less time consuming champion to learn. You should be be fine when picking Vex into Akali.
Furthermore, Vex also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Akali. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Vex vs Akali matchups, Vex is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Vex is a great counter to Akali. Focus your play on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Vex against Akali.
To learn all of the intricacies of Vex to counter Akali during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Vex typically gets a similar amount of CS as Akali. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills usualy 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, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Vex versus Akali build include Luden's Tempest, Void Staff, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Vex included at least these three pieces in their build, they did a lot better countering Akali than with most other common item sets. In fact, Vex had an average win rate of 53.4% when playing against Akali with this counter build.
To have the highest chance of defeating Akali as Vex, Vex players should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Vex vs Akali matchups, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 53.4% win rate overall.
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