Hello everybody I'm going to make this a quick guide. I'm a lvl 7 Akali main and have used her to carry me out of bronze and silver. I am not the best player but I know how to play her. I am sure a lot of you reading this are better than me but this is a quick guide on how to play Akali. This is not super detailed but if you want to see all this in action, check out my youtube channel(KillerVenom42)! I'm going to be uploading a lot of guides on her along with funny gameplay I find.
Here it is, mechanically Akali is easy. It is all about when to go in. This takes timing and game knowledge. Play her a couple of times and decide when to go in and make mistakes. It doesnt take long to get a hang of her playstyle. Play passive until 6 then go ham and cheese. This seems easy but late game is where you need knowledge of how to clean up fights. Take a couple of games and try, this isnt meant to be a long guide just general knowledge. Good luck in your game!
Magic pen marks(not hybrid since only e and auto does physical damage), scaling health seals,scaling ap glyphs for that late game, and flat ap quints.
As seen above, the general build is pretty straightforward. If the enemy team has a lot of ap, getting spirit visage can be a good choice late game for the increased self healing, mr, and health. All the rest is very situational. Rylai's and Lian to deal with tanks. Ludens and lich bane for more burst if you dont need the resistances.
Take q, then w, then e and max R>Q>E>W. W second to move around and farm to avoid harass.
Akali has no skill shots, so this makes her skills easy. Q is primary damage. ALWAYS auto after the q to get the full damage off. Q is useless without the auto attack. W gives stealth to slip in and out of fights. Use this after you engage, not before. Lee sin e, pink wards, and a lot of other things can make this useless. E is AOE damage around you. R is a 3 stacking ulti. Never engage without 2 stacks. BASIC COMBO, QR auto EW, repeat.
Quick Tips and tricks
Use the combo I described above, then w and think if you can go in. If you can't, try to ult back to a minion to escape. Roam bot if they dont have a lot of cc or even in the jungle.
Do not pick Akali if they have a ton of cc you will want to pull your hair out.