Build Guide by Hell_Pet
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Hello Mobafire and welcome to my 7th build.
First I want to say thx to Kethali and HeAt for my inspiration. Credits go to these guys, I coudn't do it without them. So vote their builds +1! They deserve it.
Back to the build. This build is for those who want to jungle with Akali, Akali is squishy early game and can't do much until lvl 6, so that's why I send her to the jungle.
Pros while not jungling and pros while jungling:
Your buddy has a mate which can help him in narrow situations
No chance of getting ganked in the jungle
You can defend the tower better
More map control
Better chance to farm
More fun (my opinion)
When she is jungling she is very rune and mastery dependant. I will explain why:
Akali's passive is Twin Disciplines. At 20 bonus AP, 10% of her basic attacks deal extra magic damage. And at 10 bonus AD, she gets 10% spellvamp.
So that's why I choose flat AP runes so I got more than 20 AP to deal more than 10% extra damage. And I put 3 points of my masteries in Brute Force so I have 3 AD extra already, then I buy 2 Mark of Strenght runes for 1.90 AD and I buy a doran's blade as my first item. That means I got 3 + 1.90 + 6 = 10.90 bonus AD! And that means my spells also got some spellvamp, me likey. That were her most important runes.
What you want to put in Seals is kinda your choice but I take 9 Seals of Resilience for armor which will protect me better against the jungle creeps. The other 7 Mark runes is also your choice, I prefer to take some armor and magic penetration which will also help me in the jungle.
Ok, now you of course want to know how to jungle with her? I will explain it right now!
Early game (jungle):
Start off with a doran's blade and health potion. The route is fairly easy:
Golems --> Ghouls --> Wolfcamp --> Recall1 --> Lizard buff --> Golems --> Ghouls --> Wolfcamp --> Golem buff --> Recall2 --> Golems --> Ghouls --> Wolfcamp --> Others lizard buff (optional) --> Rape
Blue = Use smite
Yellow = Use health potion
Indigo = Lvl 6
Recall1 = Buy 3 health potions
Recall2 = Buy Amplifying Thome, boots and 1 health potion (optional)
Note: If you are a fast jungler, don't buy the health potion at the 2nd recall.
You are done with jungling now, you should be lvl 6 now or else something went wrong. You can still jungle a bit and wait until you see there's a chance of ganking a lane. Try to finish your boots and rylais as fast as possible now. It are Akali's core items.
Then I buy Hextech Revolver so I got more spellvamp and some AP. Guinsoo's Rageblade is also one of the must items when playing Akali. Very usefull when in fights, destroying a tower or farming creeps. If you want you can first buy this item and then go for a Hextech Revolver.
Anyway, after you get your Guinsoo's Rageblade, I go for a Sheen and then I finish my Hextech Revolver to a Hextech Gunblade
After you got your Hextech Gunblade, upgrade your Sheen to a Lich Bane, this will hurt them A LOT. Then you got 1 empty spot left, there are 2 things I always do. If I want to do more damage I buy Zhonya's Ring and if I want to get some defense I buy Guardian Angel.
- If you want to be nice for your team you should buy wards and place them all over the map. This will prevent your team from getting ganked and more map control. My advice is to buy wards when you recall for the 2nd time. Don't buy Boots or an Amplifying Thome but buy 3 wards and potions instead.
- When you are lvl 8/9 and got the lizard buff you can easily solo the dragon, your team will like it.
- If a teammate dies in a lane, take it over until he's back.
Thanks for reading, got any questions? Ask them!
Please if you do not like this build, or if you think there should be some major changes, SAY it! I hate it when people downrate my build while not saying why.