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

Zed vs Akali

How to Beat Akali as Zed in LoL Akali is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Akali as Zed

based on 3,553 Zed vs Akali matchups
Win Rate
50.7 %
K/D/A
2.15
Pick Rate
5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds every week. Within our database, Zed faced Akali 3553 times. Having so many matchups for Zed versus Akali gives us confidence in our capability to provide useful stats and a solid build to destroy Akali. This particular counter matchup is somewhat uncommon. Zed has to counter Akali in only 5.0% of his matches.

Zed vs Akali Matchup Summary

Zed does a average job of countering Akali. On average, he wins a acceptable 50.7% of the time the champs face one another in. In Zed against Akali matches, Zed’s side is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Akali.

Best Zed vs Akali Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordVampiric Scepter

Core Zed Items

~22 Mins
EclipseEdge of NightSerylda's Grudge

Optional Items

Black CleaverMaw of MalmortiusYoumuu's GhostbladeThe Collector

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Sudden ImpactEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery TranscendenceScorch
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Zed's passive ability p
Zed q ability q
Zed w ability w
Zed e ability e
Zed's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Akali as Zed

Tips for Playing as Zed against Akali

Quickly double tapping Living Shadow will teleport Zed to his shadow immediately for rapid escapes.

Placing a Living Shadow before using Death Mark can give Zed a safe escape from combat.

Saving energy and spell cooldowns until you use your ultimate will maximize Death Mark's damage.

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.

Zed vs Akali Counter Stats

Zed Image
Win Rate
50.7 %
VS
Win Rate
49.3 %
Akali Image
8.6
< Kills >
8.4
6.6
< Deaths >
6.4
5.6
< Assists >
5.1
1.99
< Killing Sprees >
1.92
135
< Minions Killed >
141
0.35
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.37
< Inhibitors >
0.35
19,122
< Physical Damage >
1,237
970
< Magic Damage >
17,795
1,308
< True Damage >
1,083
21,401
< Damage Dealt >
20,116
21,199
< Damage Taken >
25,157
12,176
< Gold Earned >
11,269
1.56
< Towers >
1.4
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
2,826
< Total Healing >
2,170
14,065
< Experience >
13,951
19
< Vision Score >
17
7
< Wards Placed >
8
147
< Time Dealing CC >
58

How to Counter Akali with Zed in LoL

The stats provided here highlight some valuable Zed versus Akali matchup stats that may help you realize the differences and similarities between the pair. Zed’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akali’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Zed may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Akali..

Zed typically has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. On average, he receives less damage than Akali. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Zed and Akali

Damage Types Compared

Zed
Akali
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Zed
Akali

Who is Better, Zed or Akali?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Zed usually fairs equally well when facing off against Akali, with a 50.7% win rate. Therefore, Zed makes an ok counter to Akali.

While Zed does have a higher win rate than Akali, when on opposite teams, Zed also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Zed into Akalias his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Zed has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akali. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

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

Zed is a decent counter for Akali. You will do well by focussing your play on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Zed against Akali.

Additional Information for Zed Players

How We Calculated Our Zed vs Akali Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Akali as Zed, we analyzed 3,553 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 Zed 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 Zed in order to counter Akali during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Zed on average racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Akali. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions 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, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The ideal items to prioritize in your Zed versus Akali build include Eclipse, Edge of Night, and Serylda's Grudge. When Zed combined at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better against Akali than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Zed had an average winrate of 50.7% when playing against Akali with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of annihilating Akali as Zed, you should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Transcendence, and Scorch runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Zed vs Akali matchups, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 50.7% win rate overall.

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