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Akali Build Guide by Dxrkrai

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Dxrkrai

Akali:Easy to Play Hard To Master

Dxrkrai Last updated on July 9, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
4
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
4/
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Runes/Masteries

This is my first Akali build i have been using this build for a long time and I almost always go positive but everyone has a bad game every now and then. I aim for good early game damage early game kills to transition into late game and carry or just have a good game. One of the ways i set up for early game is with my runes and masteries. My runes and masteries allow me to activate poth parts of Akali's passives at level one with only Boots of Speed. This allows you to have a better chance to dominate your lane in the early game.Having both passives up doesn't seem like a big difference but in the early game it can be a deciding factor and allows you to get your boots for mobility in lane and ganks later without losing any early game damage.


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Items

-Some Mobility and with runes and masteries you will have enough movement speed and CC cripples Akali

-I feel this is the best item on Akali the spellvamp is amazing and adds a lot damage and a nice active

-Adds some nice CC,survivability,and damage.

-The passive of it adds a lot damage with her Q and just normal damage and the movement speed is really great also.

-Damage,Damage,and more Damage

-Survivability and if they focus you in teamfights you have a second life.


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Playstyle

I play Akali as an assassin solo mid champion. You should focus on farming and the occasional Q harass on the enemy champion until level 6. Once you hit level 6 you can go in and start trading with the enemy and trying to get some kills but still be farming. You should also start to gank around level 7 or 8 unless there is a really good opportunity to and your lane is pushed or one of the side lanes needs help. You shouldn't dive straight in into teamfight you should wait till they get a little bit lower about 75% or so and then just start bursting them down because if you go in straight away you wont be able to burst them down most of the time and they will more likely than not focus you down. A great tip when playing Akali is when your trying to escape jump to the enemy minions and cast your W for the slow behind you while you are running in some cases you could even jump to an enemy champion and run the other way to juke your opponents out.


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Pros/Cons

Pros
1.Extremely Fast and Agile
2.LOTS of burst damage
3.Scales well with AP and AD
4.She is a flippin Ninja


Cons
1.Squishy untill you get some certain items
2.Doesn't do the best in a duel lane but isn't terrible
3.Hard to master
4.You get a -1 health debuff if there is another ninja on the team :( lol (True)


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Tips/Tricks

    1.Jump to minions/Champions for get away and chase
    2.Make sure to use the active on your Hextech Gunblade
    3.Try using smartcast (which can be found under key bindings) she really benefits from it because it allows you to cast her combo faster which means more burst in a shorter time.
    4.Dont engage team fights or go in right away unless you have to
    5.Play smart this goes for all champions dont tower dive unless you know you can or have help, Dont over extend especially if the enemy is Missing or MIA and don't listen to your team even in solo queue but then think Is that smart
    6.Call your MIA's which means Missing in Action when ever you don't know where the enemy in your lane is
    7.Last hit minnions don't just auto attack them wait till they are low then finish them off this will hep stop you pushing up to far (over extending) and get you more creep kills which means more gold which means more items which means more kills which means more fun :)


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Summoner Spells

I use Flash and Ignite on Akali because I feel it gives a good balance of escape and damage. I use Flash mainly as an escape mechanism but sometimes I will use it to chase also. I use ignite to finish off kills apply a little bit more damage or cripple champs like Dr. Mundo, Volibear,and Vladimir.

Some other good choices are


Exhaust-Your Melee so you will be up in peoples face and exaughst can change the tide of a battle

Ghost-Another good escape/chase spell

Surge-This is fairly good and viable because AP is good on Akali and Attack speed isn't bad either.


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Other Usefull and Funny Information and Videos

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/champions/84/akali_the_fist_of_shadow -Champion Info

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD873WkmcbM -Emotes and Dance

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL498A7A076BABF37C -Playlist of all Akali skins in-game


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Thank you

Thank you guys for looking at my build I would appreciate a like,constructive criticism,and new ideas for the future. This was Dxrkrai's 5v5 Summoner Rift Akali build.