How to Win Zac vs Akali Counter Matchup Zac is in the s tier of champions

Zac vs Akali

How to Beat Akali as Zac in LoL Akali is in the b tier of champions
Tank Fighter
Assassin

How to Beat Akali as Zac

based on 2,130 Zac vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
54.4 %
K/D/A
3.24
Pick Rate
4.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated LoL games that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Akali as Zac came out of an analysis of 2130 ranked games where both champions faced off against each other. This particular counter pairing is fairly uncommon. Zac is forced to battle against Akali in only 4.9% of his matches.

Zac vs Akali Matchup Summary

Zac does a great job of beating Akali. Normally, he wins a terrific 54.4% of matches the champions clash against each other in. In Zac versus Akali matches, Zac’s team is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Akali.

Best Zac vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsBami's Cinder

Core Zac Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisSpirit VisageDemonic Embrace

Optional Items

Warmog's ArmorRanduin's OmenThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeConditioningRevitalize
Precision TriumphLegend: Tenacity
CDRScaling Adaptive Armor
Zac's passive ability p
Zac q ability q
Zac w ability w
Zac e ability e
Zac's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
E
3
Q
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Akali as Zac

Tips for Playing as Zac against Akali

Picking up goo chunks is very important to staying alive.

When Cell Division is ready, try to die in a position that makes it difficult for the enemy team to kill your bloblets.

Charging Elastic Slingshot from the fog of war will give opponents less time to react.

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.

Zac vs Akali Counter Stats

Zac Image
Win Rate
54.4 %
VS
Win Rate
45.6 %
Akali Image
5.2
< Kills >
8.1
5.1
< Deaths >
6.1
11.3
< Assists >
5.4
1.18
< Killing Sprees >
1.82
44
< Minions Killed >
146
1.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.31
1,062
< Physical Damage >
1,287
13,440
< Magic Damage >
18,206
1,342
< True Damage >
1,486
15,844
< Damage Dealt >
20,980
34,773
< Damage Taken >
25,072
10,883
< Gold Earned >
11,185
1.53
< Towers >
1.3
0.31
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
33,117
< Total Healing >
2,168
13,145
< Experience >
13,757
21
< Vision Score >
17
6
< Wards Placed >
8
499
< Time Dealing CC >
58

How to Counter Akali with Zac in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here clarify several important Zac against Akali matchup statistics that may help us figure out the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. As an example, Zac’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akali’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Zac may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Akali. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Zac normally has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Akali. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Zac and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Zac
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zac
Akali

Who is Better, Zac or Akali?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Zac usually wins when facing off against Akali, with a 54.4% win rate. Thus, Zac makes a great counter to Akali.

While Zac does have a much higher winrate compared to Akali, when facing one another, Zac also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult champ to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Zac into Akalias his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Zac has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akali. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zac vs Akali matchups, Zac is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Zac is a great counter for Akali. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Zac against Akali.

Additional Information for Zac Players

How We Calculated Our Zac vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Zac, we analyzed 2,130 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 Zac 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 learn all of the intricacies of Zac to counter Akali during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zac most often accumulates a lot less CS compared to Akali. Champs who on average don't get much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The best items to use in your Zac versus Akali build include Sunfire Aegis, Spirit Visage, and Demonic Embrace. When Zac used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better countering Akali than with most other common builds. In fact, Zac boasted an average win rate of 54.4% when countering Akali with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of defeating Akali as Zac, you should take the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Revitalize, Legend: Tenacity, and Triumph runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Zac vs Akali counters, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 54.4% winrate overall.

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