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Akali Build Guide by PockyStick

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League of Legends Build Guide Author PockyStick

Akali - Always win after 6

PockyStick Last updated on August 16, 2014
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



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Introduction

Hello, my League name IPockyStick, and i play on NA and i don't play rank yet(hoping to hit gold before season end). Here is my Guide on Akali the fist of shadow. Akali is very unique champing with her ability to burst down champion very fast and stealth away quickly make her a really hard opponent to face. This guide is help you utilize her kit and learning what is most effective when playing her. If you find this guild helpful to you, then please leave an up vote here, Thank!


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Pros / Cons

Pro

Con
  • Worst early game
  • Unless you are familiar, you're gonna have a hard time farming
  • Can be shut down easily


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
4/1
3/5
1/5
3/5
3/1
1/
3/
1/
1/
2/5
2/5
1/1
3/5
1/1


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration Is a must have for all AP carry

Greater Seal of Armor Need this for those pesky AD mid laner

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist If dealing with a AP mid laner

Greater Glyph of Ability Power Swap into this if dealing with AD mid laner


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Prioritize your R, then max your Q next, Your E after, And W last. Everything will be explain at the "Skill Explanation" section


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Skill Explanation

This is basically your bread and butter skill, you use this to poke, farm, etc. What make this skill worthy of maxing first you ask? because the MARK in which you can trigger with auto attack, Crescent Slash, and Shadow Dance for bonus magic damage. Trust me, this deal more damage then jesus requiem.

Twilight Shroud is a awesome skill to be bless on Akali. This skill make you stealth, reduce enemy armor and mr when standing in the circle while giving you bonus armor and mr, very helpful.

Who would't want a AoE skill that can both scale AD and AP? This skill is particularly more effective when being mark by Mark of the Assassin so i recommend saving this skill for mark target.

Akali ult, i'm not kidding when i say that this ult is uber broken, like seriously, you can proc your Mark of the Assassin TWICE by dashing into them and use auto or Crescent Slash and plus, it only have 2second cd and hold 3 charge which refill one every 20second-ish.(also give one when killing.

Tips and trick
First hit your target with Mark of the Assassin then dash to with Shadow Dance and use your Crescent Slash, after finishing that, put down your Twilight Shroud before your opponent even react, the proceed to kill them with your remaining charge of Shadow Dance.


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Spells

Everyone need their trusty Flash. In Akali case she only need this to escape from a pickle situation

I absolutely love this spell, this always secure a kill for me for me. and is always off cd when i need it most.

I don't pick up Heal much since i have can insta-kill everything without worry about my heal but i recommend picking going annoying champion like Katarina and Yasuo


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Farming

Farming for Akali is VERY hard early because you keep getting harass by your opposing opponent so i recommend farming with your Mark of the Assassin from a safe distant. if you are confident, try farming under turret. Worry not thought, when you hit 6 you will just kill your opponent every time they got to lane, so your lane is free at all time.


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Team Work

In team fight your only job is to get a penta or killing as much as you can while staying alive . Akali is very useful in this situation because she can burst down pretty much everything if in possession of a Void Staff and can instenly stealth herself with her Twilight Shroud. Oh and about the penta? her ult will keep on refilling whenever you get a kill, this will help you greatly.


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Summary

Thank you again for reading my guide! I hope this guide help you play Akali more effectively and get you a few penta :).

If you can please leave a comment or feedback on what i should work on or should've included in this guide to make it better for everyone. Good luck on the Field of Justice Summoner!