Akali Build Guide by F4ancyHD
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Akali Game Carry
High Damage Midlane
Not Updated For Current Season
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My name is F4ancy and I like to explain you how to get an easy win with Akali !
Akali is a good mid champ (you can play her top of course if you want) and she uses energy as ressource.
She uses Attack Damage and Ability Power to damage the enemies.
Read the chapter "Items" to get more knowledge what to buy and why.
Read the short chapter "Runes" to get more knowledge why to use this runes.
F4ancy OUT !
The Runes with Akali!
To make it short: You need AP, AD and Health with her (in late game)!
The Ability power for the early game, the Attack Damage for mid game...
and finally you need Health for the late game !
Just trust me... do it !
Akali uses Ability Power as her main output damage (her Q, W and her Ultimate are AP).
So pick the Ability path in the Offense chapter.
But you don't have much chances to survive if you just deal massive damage.
Use a little bit Magic Resistance and Armor with Health in the Defensive chapter of your masteries.
The most important chapter... the Itemization.
Everybody knows that akalis first full item is the Hextech Gunblade.
You get AP and AD with the nice bonus of Spell Vamp and the OP Active of it.
If you really read this chapter (wow congatulations), you are the first one i know who is reading the chapters.
You can decide between Mercurys and Sorceres's Boots. If you are playing against AP Champs or
Stuns/Slows, it's better to use Mercurys.
Now you have to choose what the game is like. If you know, that you are good with Akali you choose the High Damage Path. Buy a Liandry's Torment for a little bonus of Health and Magic Penetration.
If you are playing against a Kha'Zix or a Talon or somebody else which harrasses you very hard, go buy a Rylais Crystal Scepter for Health and Ability Power! Continue this with the new item, the Seeker's Armguard for Armor and build it really fast in a Zhonya's Hourglass for a massive AP burst.
Back to the offensive build... You need more damage, so buy a Rabadons Deathcap and continue it with a Rylai's Crystal Scepter for extremely high damage and even more Health !
In the defensive build, i recommend a Abyssal Scepter now, for Magic Resistance and a little bit more AP. You can buy the Abyssal Scepter in the Damage build too, but be sure that you may buy a Zhonya's Hourglass or a Guardians Angel now. They're both awesome ! I recommend the Guardians Angel, but at least you can buy whatever the game forces you to buy.
It's very important that a Hextech Gunblade, a Rylai's Crystal Scepter and a Needlessly Large Rod are included in your build !
The Q Skill is the most powerful one at early game.
So try to skill it up to 5 units first.
I think you know that u need to skill W and E at lvl 2 and 3...
But after that do it.
Your most powerful skill in mid and late game is the E skill.
You know what to do .
The OP Ultimate of Akali has to be skilled at 6, 11 and 16... everytime the same.
You need your W very often to save your A** but its more needed in late game so maximate it last.
Take Ghost... really do it !
If you are in your Smoke, you can just run out of it very fast, or you can chase an enemy and jump on him with your Ultimate.
And Ignite, because it's OP... Deal with it!
Exhaust is very nice too, to jump on your selected target but I recommend Ignite and Ghost.
So I hope you like my first Guide here... I know this is not so good but please rate if you like it a little bit ;)
I would love it !
BTW Akali is my main champ ;)