Akali Build Guide by wsuphomie
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There exists an ancient order originating in the Ionian Isles dedicated to the preservation of balance. Order, chaos, light, darkness -- all things must exist in perfect harmony for such is the way of the universe. This order is known as the Kinkou and it employs a triumvirate of shadow warriors to uphold its causes in the world. Akali is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Pruning the Tree - eliminating those who threaten the equilibrium of Valoran.
A prodigal martial artist, Akali began training with her mother as soon as she could make a fist. Her mother's discipline was relentless and unforgiving, but predicated on the fundamental principle: ''We do that which must be done.'' When the Kinkou inducted her into the order at the age of fourteen, she could slice a dangling chain with a chop of her hand. There was no question - she would succeed her mother as the Fist of Shadow. She has had to do much in this role which others might find morally questionable, but to her it is in service of her mother's inviolable doctrine. She now works with her fellows Shen and Kennen to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.
''The Fist of Shadow strikes from the cover of death itself. Do not impede the balance.''
marks- I use 8 attack damage runes so that i can have 7 extra damage so that i can get the spellvamp passive with my masteries
glyphs- i use all plain ability power so that i can have as much burst as i can early game so that i can start the feeding
seals- i also use straight ability power for the even added burst
and for quints i use more ability power
i like 21/0/9 just because akali needs to level up early as possible to get to her ult which is when she is most dangerous, i also take support tree for the minion buff.
Akali's passive is what makes her a viable hybrid. She gains bonus magic damage from AP and spell vamp from AD. With AP runes+3/3 Archmage's Savvy and AD runes+3/3 Brute Force, both buffs will be activated at level 1.
Mark of the Assassin:
This is Akali's main damaging ability. Max it first. Use it to harass early game. but only consume the mark when its truly safe. wait until the cooldown is up to burn the first mark and afterward use it again for a double auto attack double mark burst.
This is Akali's stealth ability, which gives her the control she needs to dominate her lane. Use it in the thick of a team fight, for zone control, to juke, to 1v1 kite, to slow enemies, and for face checking brushes. Be advised that it starts at 80 energy, so be careful when using it while bursting. Use it at the edge of brush or around a corner to juke. Flash out of it when your about to die.
This is Akali's only AoE ability. i use this mainly for farming, but it also helps when fighting a champ to get that little bit of spell vamp from him and other minions around you. this ability is physical damage not magic.
Akali's ultimate is what defines her. You can do so many things with this ability. Start off a surprise gank with it, last hit that about to die creep, chase and kill steal like a pro, burst with surplus charges, and most importantly, juking. juking with akali is just so much fun i love it when i have 3+ chasing me so i run into a bush ult into a minion and run.
i like to get hexatech revolver right away as soon as possible just because i think she needs the extra spell vamp early to help he with laning time, then i like to get sorcerers boots because it gives more spell pene which is one of akalis main attributes,third i rush into rylai's crystal scepter so that when you use any ability on some1 it slows them so that you can keep up with them basically no matter what,then i finish the hextech revolver into hextech gunblade just so i can get my damage passive, After that i get rhabadon deathcap for obious reasons it gives you a ****on of ability power to nuke all the squishys away, after that i get lichbane for the sheen and the ability power on it the sheen helps you with consuming the mark with mark of the assassin, it will do ALOT more damage, and finally i get gaurdian angel so that when you die you are ressurected after you die so that you can 1. either run away, or 2. get back up and finish the person who killed you gaurdian angel also gives alot of magic resist and gives alot of survivability.
the rotation/ atack order for akali is Q,R,attack,e and W for the people are stupid enough to try to kill you while your in it
Early game i like to stay kinda defencive i use q constantly to harass as much as possible, when your opponents arnt letting you consume your mark pop a shroud and sit there and wait for them to get closer , if they do .. dont forget your shroud will run out so make sure to retreat to safety before it runes out. once you get your ult i always like this combo, q,r,attack,w(shroud), then turn around and run away .. unless surrounded, if so wait till you see a opening and run for it, Always let other team mates go in before akali if they are attacking some1 else you can secretly assassinate all of the other squishy champs. shroud isnt just a defencive ability at low health you can sit there and use mark of assassin , ult then attack while staying in the shroud, make sure after your combo u wait till your invis again and start the combo over. also if you are sitting in your shroud surrounded by enemy champs you can always use your ult on a minion in the distance the run away from the champs.. or even if your runing away from someone, run into a bush ult into the enemy and continue runing the way u ulted.
I hope every once enjoys my guide to the assassin Akali this is my first guide so let me know what you all think, thanks!
Akali is a very fun assassin to play from her burst damage to her fun escapes. i Recommend this champ to every1!