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Akali Build Guide by Raikai

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Raikai

[S4] Akali: Nursing through the Shadows

Raikai Last updated on August 31, 2014
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Ability Sequence

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3
5
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9
Ability Key Q
2
14
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18
Ability Key W
4
8
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13
Ability Key E
6
11
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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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Akali with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Alistar Relatively easy to harass him. But just AVOID DIVING him once he hit 6.
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Introduction

What is going on there guys, I am Raikai of NA League of Legends, currently Gold V. Akali is my first Champion I bought when I started the game because I like ninjas, especially this hotie here~ I mostly play her at Top Lane because there are quite a lot of plays to make at top and her sustain and damage are quite decent against most top lane Champions, especially the hard counter Lee Sin.

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.''


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Pros / Cons

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+// Insane burst damage
+// Can make plays with Twilight Shroud and Shadow Dance
+// High mobility
+// High sustain with early Hextech Revolver
+// Snowball mechanics
+// Melee attack animation gives you an easier time to farm



-// Easy to pick up but hard to master
-// Crowd Control just stops her
-// Really needs her core items (Item dependent)
-// Weak Pre-6 phase
-// Vision Wards and other similar mechanics destroys her under her Twilight Shroud
-// Squishy w/e Zhonya Hourglass/Abyssal Scepter/Rylai's Crystal Scepter


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Akali Montage

Here is a video of my Akali Montage showcasing how I play Akali. Hope you all enjoy and I will always gladly share my game knowledge!

In this video shows an Akali vs Wukong Top Lane;

Of course this video is a commentary I did during the 4.14 Patch;


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Summary

Akali is a very snowball champion that hyper carries the team if fed twice or thrice.

PS: Will update the guide from time to time.