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Akali - The Burst Ninja
This build focuses her not only being effective in combat, but also gives her a chance to get in and out of it to.
Her damage maybe not as much as regular builds, but cause of the trinity strike buff and the Mark of the Assassin DoT(q) is a very deadly combination of damage able to have the health of softer targets in a matter of one hit.
Ghost - Is useful for getting in and out of combat, i generally use it to run in unload my burst damage run back out and strike again, not many enemies can survive this attck.
Exhaust - Personally i take this in with most heroes, cause slowing them and making them unable to hit you is extremely handy in buying you them few more second
Cleanse - Its an ok ability i dont overly use it, but it would come in handy to get out of certain debuffs.
Teleport - Helpful to switch lanes and help on a quick gank, or to get back to the battle after gearing up some more
The reason I leave Twilight shroud(w) till the end is well, I dont use it I always forget about and much prefer the increased Burst damage and the Twilight shroud(w) ability will help to escape and slow, but by level 6 what character can out run you with 3 Shadow dash(r) charges. If you dont like the order, simply get your Twilight shroud(w)
So you have your burst damage done instead of giving them a chance to blink or flash out, and keep them slowed after your intial burst is done.
So your in their face and start to deal the damage right then and their.
If the inevetible happens and you have to intiate at melee range keep yourself covered and be careful, cause since you may have trouble making the first move on the enemies as easily.
If the enemy starts to run away chase with
Untill you run out of charges or the enemy is dead, and dont forget you always have exhaust or ghost to help keep up or ditch.