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Akali Build Guide by SillyNooblet

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League of Legends Build Guide Author SillyNooblet

Akali: The Hidden One

SillyNooblet Last updated on September 1, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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1. About me

ABOUT ME



Hey guys, my name is Millad and i am a fairly new player i started late november 2012.
The reason i made this guide is because i camped akali from lvl 6 to around 28 and didn't play a different champion, now that i am in silver i am going to camp akali again to get to gold.
I'm not saying im the best akali, but i am quite good with her and wanted to share my knowledge of her, WITH YOU!


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2. Pros/Cons

PROS/CONS

PROS +++


Insane Burst
Easy escape, can juke people. with Twilight Shroud and Shadow Dance
High mobility
Very versatile

CONS ---


Half a champion pre-6
1 CC ability Twilight Shroud
Destroyed by CC


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3. Masteries

MASTERIES



The masteries i went 21/9/0 IS A MUST on Akali as it brings You get quite a bit of CDR and a decent amount of AP scaling.
The 9 is for extra health and MR/Armor as akali is super squishy until level 6 and even squishy then.


Summoner's Wrath - More damage on Ignite.
Sorcery - Decreases your cool-downs to spam skills more.
Blast - Scaling ability power, EVEN MORE BURSSSTTT ( late game )
Arcane Knowledge - 8% Magic Penetration If you dont get this, well...
Brute Force - You want AD for last hitting
Archmage - More AP
Executioner - Perfect mastery for an assassin like Akali, lowers chance of enemies escaping on low health
Durability - Health per level, gives Akali some bulk later in the game.
Hardiness/Resistance- I put 2 points in each, switch round depending on enemy champion, E.G resistance for Ahri, Hardiness for Zed
Veteran's Scars - Health, akali is super squishy.


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4. Runes

RUNES


x2x1

I went with 2x AP quints because you will have alot of burst late game but you do need that early Ap which is why i picked the third as scaling AP because of you do bad early you can pull it back later.
x9
Again scaling AP we want burst late game
x9
What were you expecting? No AP? :)
x9
Again with the early AP

THESE RUNES ARE RISKY I KNOW, THATS WHAT I STATED BEFORE. THEY GIVE YOU +60 AP AT LEVEL 18 AND I PICKED THESE BECAUSE THEY ARE AMAZING AFTER LEVEL 6. YOU DONT WANT TO FIGHT PRE-6 AS AKALI IS HALF A CHAMPION.

YOU WILL HAVE 60 AP JUST OFF RUNES AT LEVEL 18!


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5. Summoners

SUMMONERS



PRIMARY SPELLS




Teleport- Teleport I love this spell, it is my favourite and In my opinion the best summoner in game, it is amazing if you are doing well and your bot/top lane needs help you teleport to a ward and bam they wont expect a thing.

Flash- Flash This spell is so good, you want to escape from an enemy? put down Twilight Shroud and flash across ward, they wont find out until the Twilight Shroud is gone!

ALTERNATIVE SPELLS



Exhaust- Exhaust is for those who want to replace Ignite and want to chase down enemys and also want to escape for a good escape combo use Exhaust + Twilight Shroud they will be too slow to chase you.

Ghost- Ghost is for those who despise Flash and want to chase enemys i wouldn't recommend this as it isnt that great.


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6. Combo

THE WOMBO COMBO



Wait, we aint done yet! You want to play i know, but you need to know THE WOMBO COMBO
First of all, you need to know that when you throw your Mark of the Assassin the passive on it is longer than the cool down, so when you throw Mark of the Assassin wait until it cools down then Shadow Dance in and then throw your Mark of the Assassin in and finish with the Crescent Slash If you think you might die and you are both on low health put down your Twilight Shroud for armor and turn it around


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7. Skills

SKILLS



Mark of the Assassin
The skill you max first and your most important one. This is your only ranged ability besides your ultimate so use it to get creeps and to harass, if you are against a melee champion throw this at them and use your Crescent Slash or a basic attack for maximum damage for harrasing.

Crescent Slash
Your clear. when you unlock this at level four it is amazing to clear with you will want to max this second for fast clears and alot of damage. the reason we dont max this first is because of the passive on Mark of the Assassin

Twilight Shroud
Did i tell you this is amazing? You can outplay anyone with this, as stated before to escape you can use Twilight Shroud with Exhaust to slow or simply Twilight Shroud and Flash over a wall. Also good for in a fight as you put it down, poke, invisible, poke.

Shadow Dance
My third favourite ult after Final Spark and Trueshot Barrage. You can use Shadow Dance for escaping, fighting, anything. What i like to do is in lane, use Mark of the Assassin then Shadow Dance also Crescent Slash then Shadow Dance back out if there is enemy creeps behind you. This will deal alot more damage at level 2/3 at level one its not that much of a damage dealer.

Twin Disciplines An amazing passive, this is where the hextech gnublade comes in as the hextech gunblade has 45 AD you will get a bonus 7% spell vamp stacked on to your 6% giving you 13% spell vamp Your high AP makes your passive deadly also as you do more damage with basic attacks the more AP you have


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8. Items

ITEMS



CORE


You will want this as akali will use some Auto attacks and it falls in nicely with her passive Twin Disciplines

Highest AP in game 120 + 30%, all AP casters want this and will need it

SHOES


Best boots in game for Akali more Magic penetration = more damage = more kills.

Buy these against someone like Talon

Want this against a high cc team.

THE DMGSSS


You MUST HAVE THIS if enemy is building up magic resistance, if you are doing well you will get focused and people WILL BUILD MR.
Ahhh the lich bane, my favourite item for AP casters makes split pushing amazing as you can take out turrets fast and after an ability use an AA for extra damage, when i buy during my combo i always sneak in a AA for the extra damage

Doing really well? Not dying? Want to be more op? you want this, if you do incredibly well you can stack an extra 160 AP to destroy even more with.

Oh no, your top lane did bad in laning and fed someone like Renekton you will need this Deathfire Grasp to do alot of damage, you will need this for threats like him or even the ADC.

DEFENSES


Hey look at that! You are doing amazing and you have just got that mejai's! Now you want to secure the stacks, you should be getting focused around this point and you want this for a second chance, this is amazing if you die you can be revived then use Twilight Shroud and escape.

We should all know the active on this, go into a team fight they all focus you use it and wait for your team to follow up then you can go back in fight if you want or just run away. You will want this late game or against a AD heavy team.

HEALTH


1000 health, yep you heard right 1000 health. And look at that passive, 1% regen every 5 seconds. So you have 1000 health, thats atleast 10 health regen every 5 seconds i really like this when i want to build HP so i can last longer
Health & AP what else is there to ask?


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9. Thanks!

THANK YOU

I want to thank you for stopping by and checking my guide out, if you could please upvote and write a comment as this was my first guide or if you Downvote Please tell me why, i hope you enjoyed and thank you :)