Akali excels at killing fragile champions. Let your team initiate and then strike at the people in the back.
Twilight Shroud offers safety in even the most dangerous situations. Use that time to save up energy for a quick strike later.
Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions.
Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes.
The Akali Karthus synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of her gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Karthus, compared to her overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how her gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Akali sees a very large drop in her KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Karthus. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This negative change shows that Karthus helps Akali perform not as well in ranked LoL matches. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is only marginal.
When Akali tries to synergize with Karthus, she sees a small increase in her total damage output. This could indicate that Karthus helps provide protection for her to dish out more damage or that his presence also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Akali is played alongside Karthus on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when she plays without Karthus. This is contrasting evidence that she is worse when playing alongside Karthus.
Additionally, when Akali plays with Karthus on the same side, she often takes more damage than when she plays alone. Taking more damage could mean that Karthus does a poor job of protecting Akali in team fights.
There is no ideal champion pairing for Akali that will no matter what be her #1 ally. Yet, overall, Karthus is a below average companion for Akali. By locking into the same team as Akali, he lowers their win rate by -2.1% to 46.5%. This clearly indicates that there is a harmful bond between Akali and Karthus that allows them to perform not as well together than alone.
Karthus has a lower difficulty than Akali. That means Akali players don't need to be very careful when finding Karthus teammates to go into battle on the same side as, as they will have to have a lower level of skill to fight well with you.
Fighting together, Akali players should witness an overall large increase in your team’s capability to to do a lot of AP damage. Combined, these champions can deal quite a lot of AP type damage.
Although, by aligning Akali and Karthus together, you will not be providing your other allies enough tankyness. Plan to include other champions on your team that helps cover this hole in their playstyle.
Regardless of your Karthus ally's ability, you should focus on maximizing your gold income, warding to avoid ambushes, and taking down objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you will do well, regardless.
If you would like to truly master Akali in order to synergize with Karthus during both the lane and mid / late game phases of LoL games, you should keep reading to master a few extra tips and tricks for this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you should grow your win rate significantly.
The most crucial items to build first in your Akali and Karthus synergy build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Akali incorporated at least these three finished items in her build, she did significantly better as an ally of Karthus than with most other typical builds. In fact, Akali had an average winrate of 46.5% helping carry Karthus with this build.
To have the best chance of defeating your oponents, Akali players should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Overgrowth, and Second Wind runes from the Domination and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for this team composition, this composite of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 46.5% winrate overall.
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