Best Akali Counters League of Legends

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Best Akali Counters League of Legends

Do you need help laning against Akali in League of Legends? Don't worry—here are the best champions to help you climb the LoL ladder.

One of the finest assassins in the game, Akali, is returning to form in League of Legends as she receives some significant buffs ahead of the 2024 Mid-Season Invitational. As most often is the case ahead of international events, champions like Akali, who have high skill variance, are often buffed to bring more excitement to the biggest esports tournaments in the world.

The question is, which champions can stop here? ESTNN is here to bring three champions that counter Akali in League of Legends.

Best Akali Counters in LoL


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Akali loses the range matchup hard in this matchup. Whenever she goes to kill a minion, Taliyah can fully combo her, chunking her health very low. This is reminiscent of when top laners play a tank into Vayne. They are not able to breathe because they are constantly being poked out of the lane.

The only way Akali can safely farm is when her shroud is up. Unfortunately for her, it has quite a significant cooldown, so when it is not up, this is when Taliyah should be spamming out her abilities to shove Akali away from the wave.

Once Akali is out of lane, Taliyah thrives. This is because her passive gives her extra movement speed when she is near terrain. So when Taliyah looks to roam, she can get to other lanes quickly, even if she does not have her ultimate up.

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This match-up heavily revolves around Veigars’ cage. Akali has more freedom to push up and potentially trade if it is down. If it is up, she is forced to sit back and take any creeps she can without having to blow her summoners or abilities.

If Akali can land her E onto you and pop the cage on top of yourself, this will prevent her from being able to re-cast her E as she will be stunned by the cage. Try and keep the lane closer to you because she cannot inflict any damage onto you, and she can easily be caught up in the lane with the Veigar cage and or a gank.

Twisted Fate

This match-up requires a little more skill than the two listed above, but Twisted Fate still has the advantage. TF has the range over Akali, so regardless of what build you go for, you will still be looking to kite from a safe distance. On top of that, if she manages to land her E, you can stun her as she re-casts by getting a gold card ready. This is essentially the problem for Akali in this lane; as long as you dare her to walk up with your Gold Card ready, she can’t do anything to you. On top of that, Twisted Fate can roam better than Akali, thanks to his ultimate.

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Worst Champion To Pick Into Akali In League of Legends

Yone is one of the worst champions you can pick into Akali in League of Legends, and we do not recommend it. According to Mobalytics, Yone has just over a 47% win rate against Akali in over 5000 games on the new patch. Akali can cause Yone a lot of problems simply because her kit can play around with Yone’s quite well.

Whenever he is looking to be aggressive, just pop the shroud and walk around him to not be hit by his poke. If he dashes in, use E to bounce away from him. Only really go for any heavy trades when his E is down. Both champions are amazing at roaming, so the idea is to try and shove him out of the lane and then go for a roam to either lane to try and get ahead that way.

Best Akali Duos League of Legends

According to Mobalytics, here are the best champions to play with Akali in League of Legends on patch 14.7. Please note that this article will be updated as new patches are released. For more information on when a new League of Legends patch will be released, check out our patch schedule article here.

  • Brand
  • Gwen
  • Fiddlesticks

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Jordan 'Marn' is an esports journalist from across the pond. Jordan has a passion for telling stories about the esports titles he loves such as League of Legends and Call of Duty. He has written for Esportz Network, Unikrn and United Stand. Twitter: @official_marn