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Akali - The Akali.

Last updated on July 23, 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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


Table of Contents
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Introduction

Akali. I have played many games with this champion and want to show the world how I play and find new ways too improve the game play. This is how I play both top and mid. (Mostly mid) But top, getting wards whenever I can.


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Runes

The runes I suggested are making sure you can proc your passive as soon as you enter the game without any other items needed as well as giving you more health too sustain your lane. Much needed for against range champions mostly in mid.


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Farming

Akali farming early game comes quickly as you can rely on Mark of the Assassin (your q) to get farm as well as your melee hits. At level 6 most ap carries will get shut down with your ulty and q and will stay away from your shroud giving you more freedom to farm and too still be able to throw your q out at them with the low cooldown it does stack up. Keep in mind if you can get a auto attack in between q's every now and then do so if not using your e (cresent slash) also procs your q so you can gain farm while harrasing them. But Cs is the key too every game. Go for kills that you know you can get. That is it. If you "think" you could. Avoid the fight and call for a jungle to gank or to scare them off so you can push the lane, go b, and then recover. A kill for a kill is not always worth it.


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Lore

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.''