Akali Build Guide by 1BillyMays1
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changes and improvements
7/9-11: added a new section called "changes and improvements"
7/9-11: changed cleanse to ignite
7/9-11: added a new section called "optional items"
7/9-11: changed masteries from 9/21/0 to 21/0/9
7/9-11: moved guinsoo`s rageblade to optional items and replaced it with void staff
12/9-11: swapped the positioning on hextech gunblade and voidstaff
4/11-11: moved hextech gunblade to be before rabadons deathcap
13-12-11: moved hextech gunblade so its after lich bane, because of the new changes to it
ok so let me start off by mentioning that this is my first guide so i would appreciate it if you would leave some feedback about how i can improve it :)
i like these runes because they give me some ap early game. now some may argue that its dumb to go flat ap all the way, and that might be true, but this is just how I like it.
you will start off with a dorans blade. that way you get your passive spell vamp buff in early game.
next you will go home to get a hextech revolver for some ap and that sweet, sweet spell vamp.
then of course you get mercury`s treads for the move speed and the extra durability
after that you will go for a rylais. now i expect that i dont have to explain why you buy this, because every akali player knows that this is a must buy for her, but ill still give it a try. the extra ap and hp is nice, although the thing that just sells me is the slow effect you get on your spells.
and now we have the hextech gunblade. now this is pretty good for akali because not only does it build from the hextech revolver you bought earlier, and give you increased spell vamp and ability power, it also gives you attack dmg and life steal. not to mention that its active is a pretty good chasing tool aswell.
and after that i just love to get a rabadons for that big ap boost it gives you... by now you should be able to crush your opponents.
and next is the lichbane. the lichbane has so great synergy with her q skill, because instead of just doing the dmg you normally do (which shouldnt be bad in itself) you will be doing 100% of your ap as dmg. and that should be alot if you have followed the build correctly.
and finally its time for the void staff which is great because it gives you an ap boost and also magic resistance which will make you burst your enemies down a lot easier.
guinsoo`s is a viable choice but i have discovered that void staff is better
i will be testing new items to see what else would work with her but for now i only have guinsoo`s on the list
now to the ability section of the guide. i will explain her abilities and show you how you should use her combo.
Mark of the Assassin:
Akali spins her kama at a target enemy to deal magic damage and mark the target for 6 seconds. Akali's melee attacks against a marked target will trigger and consume the mark to cause additional damage and restore Energy.
Akali throws her kama at a target enemy to deal 50/75/100/125/150 (+0.4) magic damage and mark the target for 6/6/6/6/6 seconds.
Akali's melee attacks against a marked target will consume the mark to cause 50/75/100/125/150 (+0.4) magic damage and restore 20/25/30/35/40 Energy.
Akali throws down a cover of smoke. While inside the area, Akali gains Armor and Magic Resist and becomes stealthed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her. Enemies inside the smoke have their Movement Speed reduced.
Akali throws down a cover of smoke that lasts for 8/8/8/8/8 seconds. While inside the area, Akali gains 10/20/30/40/50 Armor and Magic Resist and becomes stealthed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her.
Enemies inside the smoke are slowed by 14/18/22/26/30%.
Akali flourishes her kamas, dealing damage based on her Attack Damage and Ability Power.
Akali flourishes her kamas, slicing nearby enemy units for 30/55/80/105/130 (+) (+0.3) physical damage.
Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike her target, dealing damage and consuming an Essence of Shadow charge. Akali recharges Essence of Shadow charges both periodically and upon kills and assists, max 3 stacks.
Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike her target, dealing 100/175/250 (+0.5) magic damage.
Akali stores an Essence of Shadow on kills and assists as well as every seconds up to 3/3/3 total.
1/1/1 Essence of Shadow
ok so now that thats out of the way, let me explain how her combo should be used:
1. Mark of the Assassin:
throw your kama at the enemy.
2. Shadow Dance:
now use this ability to get closer to your enemy.
3. Basic Attack:
now use a basic attack, to proc the Mark of the Assassin, your enemy currently has over his/her head.
4. Crescent Slash:
now use crescent slash to make some extra dmg on them.
5. Twillight Shroud:
now use your shroud to go into stealth until your cooldowns are finished.
now repeat this combo until you have finished off your enemy.
so thats just about what i have to say about my build. i hope you like it and that you will give me some feedback on what you liked and what you think i could improve and how. thank you for reading my guide and (hopefully) use it :)