I understand she is quite a force to be reckoned with, but she really can't compete mid until level 6. So why do people prefer mid than solo top with her?
1) Mid champions tend to be squishier than solo top champions.
2) She has great damage output at level 6 and an easy harass retreat option.
3) She has a crazy stealth that gives bonus armor and magic resist.
4) She has passive spell vamp and extra spell vamp and lifesteal if you build a gunblade on her.
Why not jungle akali? I've seen it before!
You can achieve more farm and levels mid or solo lane than jungle.
She can sustain herself easily while dealing tons of damage.
So the trick?
Harass her early before level 6 and keep her off of the creep wave.
Don't allow her jungle to pick up assists on you giving her the kill.
Call MIAs, prevent her from getting easy kills top or bottom. (Ping the brush top and bottom if you have to)
Ask the jungle to buy wards for top if top doesn't ward or likewise bottom.
Get the tanky dps to focus akali.
Stay back if you are squishy and let your tanks/tanky dps initate.
Position yourself well and make sure you ARE warding your jungle, even if it is the support's job.
Get a vision ward if you are laning against her.
Put a strong harasser and sustainable champion mid such as Swain, Malzahar, AP TF, or Annie. (Gragas works great as well)
Akali will most likely do tons of damage to squishies without much farm so that is why you tell your tanky dps to concentrate her such as Irelia, Renekton, Garen, etc.
How do you guys deal with an Akali that is mid?
What are your tactics?
Which champions would do well against her?