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League of Legends Build Guide Author Tactical Arms

Akali : The Silent Assassin

Tactical Arms Last updated on March 27, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
13
15
17
18
Ability Key W
4
8
10
12
14
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
4/
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 22

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 8


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Introduction

Hey Guys, I'm Tactical Arms and this will be my first guide on Akali: The Fist of Shadow. Akali is high damage assassin who is great at destroying enemy carries before they can dish out any damage. She is also a very versatile champion able to get in and out if fights safely. I prefer to play Akali as a mid champion but she is also a great solo top champ if necessary.


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Pros / Cons

Pros: Massive Damage
Can go invisible
Great Mobility
SIDE BOOBS!!

Cons: Squishy
Oracles destroys her
Easily Countered


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Runes

The Runes i like to give Akali are aimed at being a STRONG threat early - mid while still having great late game potential. I choose 9 Marks of Insight, 9 Seals of Potency, 9 Glyphs of Potencyand 3 Quints of Swiftness


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Masteries

The Masteries i give Akali are your standard AP Casters Masteries with a 22/0/9 Mastery page.


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Items

I start with [*] bootsand three health pots. This gives me Great lane sustain if im laning against skillshot champions like Xerath, Ezreal, Ahriand more. I then try to rush my Hextech Revolver and giants belt for the damage and better sustain. If the enemy team has a lot of Stuns and Slows you're best picking Merc treadsotherwise stick with the Sorcerer Boots.You should now buy a sheen and your Hextech Gunblade.Now go and buy a Rylais, Lich Bane and Rabadons Deathcap. By now you should have enough damage to kill any squishy within 2 seconds. To Top it off you can buy either a void staffif the enemy team is buying a lot of Magic Resist or get a Zhonyas Hourglass for the armor and extra Ability power.


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Skill Sequence

Mark of the Assasin :This is your MAIN damage spell. I suggest maxing this ability FIRST
Twilight Shroud :This is why people HATE versing akali. Using this spell will seperate the good akali players, from the BAD akali players.
Crescent Slash: A good aoe damage spell, Great for farming minions.
Shadow Dance :The way to get around the battlefield fast, to close in on enemies and has a short cooldown. AWESOME skill


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Summoner Spells

I personally choose Igniteand flashbecause i believe these are great tools for escaoing and destroying enemies faster.

Other Optional Spells: Exhaust Ok if your versing a fast or high damage dealing champion
Ghost: Its ok but the slow from your rylais should be enough.

Cleanse: For hard CC on the enemy team

NEVER USE Revive: Just no
Clairvoyance: This is for your support
Surge: Why Riot?

Heal: Your spell vamp should be enough


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Summary

All in All i find akali a Great and fun champ to play. I hope you found this guide interesting/ easy to understand. Please no hate. Thank You