Akali Build Guide by Dragon20217
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Welcome to a surviving yet deadly Akali Guide
Welcome to my first build, this build involves a sustain Akali, throughout my plays with and against akali I noticed Akali of course being a deadly burst champion yet she's kind of squishy early game as most champions are, so I hope to eliminate this problem with a few item focusing on health but, adding to the extra ap power.
Pros / Cons
+ Great burst of Damage
+ Escape tools
+ Attack animation makes it easy to farm
+ Flippin Ninja
+ No mana!
- No Crowd Control
- Squishy Early Game (Hope to fix that with build
- Crowd Control Counters Akali
- Focused Often
- vision wards and oracles cripple her chance of getting kills
- accused of kill steals
- Hard to master
Summoner's Wrath The extra 5 damage/ Ability power will be handy while Ignite is on CD
Mental Force Ap Akali...
Sorcery The More CDR you have on Akali the faster you'll be able to spam spells on your enemy
Arcane Knowledge Magic Pen to by pass any magic resist you may come across later in game
Havoc Sort of a buff added to your damage output
Blast Ap per level...Ap Akali...
Archmage basically life steal, useful for recovering after a team fight.
Executioner a small buff to deal about 6% more damage to a enemy champ's who current health is below 40% health
Resistance Magic Resist
Durability Health per level
Veteran's Scars +30 Health
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
Greater Seal of Scaling Health
Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
Greater Seal of Vitality Hp Per level, better then flat hp runes
Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power Getting more Ap as you level up, to keep up with your Ap casters and or enemy Caster.
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power Again Ap right off the bat.
Ignite: For finishing off enemies
Flash: Great for escaping. pop Twilight Shroud near a wall, then Flash through it
Teleport: Great for protecting turrets, allies, and turning a team fight around.
How Akali Rolls
As an Akali your main objective during a Team fight is to burst down either the Ap, support, or adc, obviously your gonna wanna focus down the adc, as the Adc may or may not be the main threat depending on weather the adc is fed or not. Back to Akali Again your the high damage dealer but with the item build i showed and explained to you, your chances of surviving a team fight has increased.
*note everyone is entitled to their own opinion on how they build a certain champion, and i respect that build your champions your way and I build my champions my way, I just care enough to show you how, and why.
- Twin Disciplines: This skill makes Akali a tiny hybrid, your getting extra damage which is useful.
- Mark of The Assassin (Q): Akali Tosses her kama to deal magic damage and applies a mark which can be consumed by a basic attack, Crescent Slash, or Shadow Dance.
- Twilight Shroud (W): Akali's smoke pellet, it will stealth Akali in the circled area, great for annoying the enemy champ, useful for jukes and quick escapes.
- Crescent Slash (E): Akali slashes enemies around her, nothing more i can say great farm tho.
- Shadow Dance (R): This ulti is what makes Akali so deadly, she can blink to her enemy and deal Ap damage, This skill can be used in a multiple of ways, for example, escaping, or chasing, blink to a minion to escape or chase.
: Magic Pen for Burst damage.
: Grab this item for the great ability power, and magic pen, going for this item early game will be useful because I do take the time to build some health items, Void Staff will help keep your damage output high while building some health items.
: This item is very useful on Akali you get 500 Health, plus your skills will slow your targets movement speed, which is great for chasing down enemies.
: I pick up this item for more ability power, and the spell vamp will come in handy plus the active will deal 300 damage and slows the target by 50%, really useful if your pinned down by cc and you see a low health enemy this can be useful for finishing them off, and or chasing down an enemy
: Ok ok, I know the deal with this item and you might ask why not swap it out for Lich Bane or whatever, yeah I get it's more useful then Trinity Force but the thing with Lich Bane is NO HEALTH, my build strictly focuses on ap/ health, you can easily find more builds with Ap Akali. READ THE INTRODUCTION!.
Anyways I pick up this item pretty self explanatory
- : POWERFUL Ap,
Farm early if you can, try not to get zoned, and last hit using Mark of the Assassin, you can spam it easily cause Akali does not use Mana, shes dependent on energy
Basic skill sequence that should be followed to secure you a kill.
start off with Mark of the Assassin followed by Shadow Dance which will consume the mark you left with Mark of the Assassin add some more damage with Crescent Slash, rinse and repeat until the enemy is dead
* Rune update
* Big guide update
* spell sequence
* picture updates
*Simple format for runes, masteries, items, and skills
*Added picture to introduction
*Grammar check :)
*Removed and added some runes
*Improved Pros and Cons
*Added a team fight section
*Added a Q+R+E section
*Updated for season 3
*Changed Merc treads for Sorcerer's Shoes. I decided that Magic pen was much better then low cc duration, but also kept Merc's treads as an optional Item.