Akali Build Guide by loptammm
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I tried this build and it is great. I payed attention to AP and AD. With hextech gunblade her passive works great. In this build she has lifesteal and a lot of spell vamp. With this build enemies running away is no problem. And with lich bane u can easily with the first spell and auto attack get the enemy really low. Shadow dance really works great with rylai's crystal scepter when you are chasing an enemy. Rabbadons Deathcap really works great with Lich Bane on Akali because she has low cooldowns.
There exists an ancient order originating in the Ionian Isles dedicated to the preservation of balance. Order, chaos, light, darkness -- all things must exist in perfect harmony for such is the way of the universe. This order is known as the Kinkou and it employs a triumvirate of shadow warriors to uphold its causes in the world. Akali is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Pruning the Tree - eliminating those who threaten the equilibrium of Valoran.
A prodigal martial artist, Akali began training with her mother as soon as she could make a fist. Her mother's discipline was relentless and unforgiving, but predicated on the fundamental principle: ''We do that which must be done.'' When the Kinkou inducted her into the order at the age of fourteen, she could slice a dangling chain with a chop of her hand. There was no question - she would succeed her mother as the Fist of Shadow. She has had to do much in this role which others might find morally questionable, but to her it is in service of her mother's inviolable doctrine. She now works with her fellows Shen and Kennen to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.
''The Fist of Shadow strikes from the cover of death itself. Do not impede the balance.''
Twin Disciples - Passive
Upon obtaining 20 additional ability power, Akali's hits deal 10% bonus magic damage, increasing by 1% for every 5 ability power gained thereafter. Upon obtaining 10 additional attack damage, Akali gains 10% Spell Vamp, increasing by an additional 1% for every 10 attack damage gained thereafter.
I love this passive, with both up at level 1 you can dominate Early Game with a breeze, the use in each passive can determine the good Akalis from the bad. With the 10% Spell Vamp. it allows you to stay in the lane for as long as possible, and with the 10% Magic Damage increasing you'll be owning your lane.
You can activate both passives with the Rune Build and Masteries in each Build Sequence!
Mark of the Assassin: [Q]
Akali spins her kama at a target enemy to deal magic damage and mark the target for 6 seconds. Akali's melee attacks against a marked target will trigger and consume the mark to cause additional damage and restore energy.
Your farming tool early game. Akali's only ranged skill so use it to your advantage! If you're against someone who you are timid about just use this to farm, the cool-down is short so you'll be able to farm efficiently. Or with this ability you can harass the enemy champion with this ability, and if they come to close proc the mark with the auto-attack and fall back. It'll cause them to be weary forcing them back and possibly losing precious gold and experience to level.
Twilight Shroud: [W]
Akali throws down a cover of smoke. While inside the area, Akali gains armor and magic resist and becomes stealthed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her. Enemies inside the smoke have their movement speed reduced.
One of Akali's most well known moves. Her smoke cloud, use this to your advantage! You can use this to farm, escape, slow, and to even scare off the enemies. When using this, determine if you really need it or not, with the energy cost decide if you can survive without it and burst the enemy down leaving extra energy to use "Q", "E", or "R" and be able to use another combo.
Crescent Slash: [E]
Akali flourishes her kamas, dealing damage based on her attack damage and ability power.
Another farming tool, use this to last hit or hit a massive amount creeps. Normally the first Crescent doesn't take down the mob of creeps at full HP, so it'll have to be done twice. This can also be used to destroy what's left of the enemies HP!
Shadow Dance: [R]
Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike her target, dealing damage and consuming an Essence of Shadow charge. Akali recharges Essence of Shadow charges both periodically and upon kills and assists, max 3 stacks.
This is what makes Akali.. Well Akali. With this move you will be able to cover tons of ground, and with Boots of Agility and Flash it's INSANE! As you get a stack every few seconds depending which level it is on, don't be afraid to use it! Also, you gain a stack every time you get and Assist or Kill. Use this move to Chase or Escape.
You will be maxing Mark of Assassin first since it's your damage dealer throughout the whole game and you use this to farm early game
You will only need one point early on (Level 2), since it has the same cool down at any level one point is enough to last you for some time. Later maxing Twilight Shroud in your last remaining levels.
You will be placing a point in Crescent Slash at level four and any other time you cannot place a point in Mark of Assassin. This move will allow you to farm effectively and damage an enemy.
You will max this anytime you can! (Levels 6, 11, and 16) It's your ultimate! Adding a point into Shadow Dance each time will decrease the cool-down, and increase the magic damage inflicted.