Xayah's attacks and abilities leave Feathers on the ground that she can later recall for massive area damage and control.
Xayah can use Featherstorm to dodge almost any ability while also creating a ton of Feathers. Try to utilize the offensive and defensive aspects of this ability.
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.
The stats shown on this page show some important Xayah against Akali counter statistics that can help you grasp the differences between the pair. Xayah’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Akali’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Xayah may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Akali..
Xayah normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her opponent does. On average, she receives less damage than Akali. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Xayah usually wins when trying to fight Akali, with a 51.4% win rate. Therefore, Xayah makes a good counter for Akali.
While Xayah does have a higher win rate compared to Akali, when they face off with one another, Xayah also has a lower difficulty level that makes her a less difficult champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Xayah into Akali.
Additionally, Xayah also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Akali. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Xayah vs Akali matchups, Xayah is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Xayah is a decent counter to Akali. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Xayah against Akali.
To truly master Xayah to counter Akali during both the lane 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 mind the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Xayah most often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Akali. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Xayah versus Akali build include Eclipse, Maw of Malmortius, and Serylda's Grudge. When Xayah used at least these three items in her build, she did much better against Akali than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Xayah boasted an average winrate of 51.4% when playing against Akali with these items in her kit.
To have the best probability of beating Akali as Xayah, Xayah players should equip the Summon Aery, Manaflow Band, Absolute Focus, Gathering Storm, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Xayah vs Akali face-offs, this sequence of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 51.4% win rate overall.
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