**Heya, reader!** ^^
I main Lux so I'm most interested on strategies for Lux, but in general, it's for AP Mages (like Lux, Veigar, Orianna, Lulu, Ahri, Ziggs, Xerath).
Today I've won a game playing as Lux against Akali. I picked Lux despite knowing the enemy mid-laner was an Akali, because I feel very comfortable with her, and a challenge always feels good (picking Lux against Zed is fun for me (in Normals)). But against Akali it just doesn't really feel like a "challenge"...
As Lux, I can kill her 3 times before level 6 if she's dumb enough. But even then, level 6 arrives, and she has such ease diving me under turret as if nothing. I make sure to not be in range when my Q is on cooldown (I'm absolutely useless when my Q is down). Me, being 3/1, and Akali 1/3. I can't even go to her in AA range because I know she'll instakill me. Everytime she kills me it's like there's nothing I could've done better. To be honest, I don't get the feeling of "getting outplayed" when she kills me or any of my teammates. When I hit Q she's already mid-dash, thus on my face and while my health bar evaporates, OR now she knows I don't have Q, so she'll proceed to dive me.
Exhaust, a very powerful summoner spell. There is one problem. If I use it, she'll just wait it out, and 10 seconds later, dive me again :(
One last thing, her W isn't really a problem since 75 gold is the cost of countering it ^^ Unless I have 6 items, then RIP myself.
**Veigar** has a very powerful stun, and has an easier time than Lux facing Akali, but if Akali gets in range, Veigar's dead.
**Orianna** has no chance of surviving this...
**Lulu** can make her tilt with her polymorph and ult, but with those abilities down, Akali can dive.
**Ahri**'s Charm is useful, but since it now doesn't cancel dashes, it's not that useful anymore. Her 3-dash ult to escape can be followed by 3 dashes from Akali, or just waited out and go back in when it's on cooldown.
Any Akali mains out there who can tell me what they hate most about Lux (or any other champion) so I can focus on doing that next time I face Akali? ^^
I don't want to ban Akali since I think there are better bans (Ashe, Zed still gets a ban from me, Sona, Braum, etc.). I just want to be better at playing against her.
Anyways, have a nice day! :D