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Akali Build Guide by HeAt

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League of Legends Build Guide Author HeAt

Akali - You Were Trying To Kill Who?!

HeAt Last updated on November 20, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

Not Updated For Current Season

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.



Offense: 29

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 1

Chapter 1

Hey Everyone! and welcome to my build of Akali!

This is an in-depth look at the new amazing character who can roll many faces:

- Crazy amounts of burst damage
- Amazing Chaser
- Very good at KSing or in some cases preventing it
- Great at juking (you have a portable bush in essence)
- Very strong team contribution in a team fight (picks of squishy DPS chars so fast they dont even notice)

- Squishy/Hard to play early game
- Gets targeted on occasion
- Difficult to master

Summoner Spells:

Flash: This is the most useful spell for me. Using my shroud i have juked SO many people in the 39 games ive played with her using flash. Lead them into shroud, they are slow, flash out and pray that noone is on the other side :)

Exhaust: Helps you catch people or blind those annoying DPSers that can roll you if they dont (especially YI and jax). If they thought that they could kill you, well.. teach them different.

Core Items:


Early Game:

(Pick up the Longsword and a health potion) *you do this because you have the runes to provide you the damage buff for AP and you want your spell vamp as a form of health regeneration A.S.A.P. The spell vamp is the coolest part of akali, and i really do take advantage of it. Stay in lane until level 6 and try to last hit with your mark of the assassin. Don't go back unless you have died or accumulated 1500 gold. When you have, go back and buy a Hexxtech Revolverand another health potion (if needed). This is for more spell vamp and even more health/survivability. If you don't have AP runes this will also provide the second buff to your passive.

Grab your boots of swiftnessand say HELLO to midgame!

Mid Game:

By the mid game, you should hopefully have your rylai'sdone and be a pretty beefy nuker who can drop a squishy to little or no health in 2 seconds or less, and slow them. In team fights you are so important because everytime you use your ult you slow a different target. This combined with your twilight shroud can just slow enemies to nothing and tear them apart endlessly (no the slows do not stack it is just a benefit). Grab your guinsoo'safter and you are a damage dishing MACHINE!

When attacking use this combo

mark > Shadow Dance > Twilight Shroud > Hit > Crescent Slash > Hit > Shadow If they are running and repeat.

(note that if you have lich bane 2 hits occur meaning, 2x your AP.)

Late Game:

Grab your Lich Baneand finish off how you choose. I never have gotten past lich bane and if you do Trinity force seems like a good choice for speed, health, more slows, and the sheen stack as well.

Play the game carefully, dont initiate, let the tank initiate, your job is to finish not to start. Play generally carefully and you wont be dying much. My KD started rough testing builds but has now improved to a 3.7:1 from 1:1 (10 games of 1:1, 20 games after i bumped to a 3.7:1).. If that helps at all..
She is not yet on my most played but is definately getting there as i went on a 9 game win streak >.<.

For Ranked:

In a ranked game, it is likely that you will have a jungler, in which case you should take the solo lane. You are really potent as solo lane, all you really have to do is turtle back until level 6, then take advantage of your cloud to harass them. When the teamfight phase comes around make sure you target the squishy dps heroes or the casters (as they likely will be dealing the most damage and you want them dead A.S.A.P).

Ranked alternatives:

In ranked games, you MAY want to build a little tankier, even after the rylais. My first suggestion would be to build up your resistances, because you wont need a crazy amount of health. Your best bet is a late game guardian angel, or even switching the black cleaver for an abyssal scepter (magic resist).
That black cleaver can be turned into anything which you feel might help you survive!
Take advantage of that last item and tailor it to the game you are in

GL all and i hope this helped!

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- HeAt