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Akali Build Guide by Radryspyguy

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Radryspyguy

Tank Akali Jungle

Radryspyguy Last updated on March 15, 2016
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Ability Sequence

2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 0

Recovery
 
 
5/
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
1/
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 18



Threats to Akali with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
10
Aatrox Akali really struggles against anyone who can power farm, as they usually can outfarm her and are generally faster than her. They will usually just invade her and overtake her entire jungle, so if possible I'd advise not picking Akali against these champions.
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Udyr ^
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Master Yi ^
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Pros and Cons of Tank Akali Jungle

Pros:

    -Gets relatively tanky, while still doing massive damage
    -Extremely mobile and fast around the map
    -You're a flippin' Ninja


Cons:
    -Lacks hard CC
    -First clear kinda sucks
    -Falls off late game
    -Countered by hard cc/disengage


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Why Tank? Why not AP?

Tank Akali works because instead of focusing on burst damage and maxing Q, you max your E, Crescent Slash. It has an extremely low cooldown and is super spammable, while doing a sizeable amount of AOE damage. While Tank Akali does not have as much burst as an AP Akali would, you have much more survivability in fights, and you become much more useful to your team as a frontliner who can still dish out an extremely high amount of damage while also taking some as well.


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Masteries

The best mastery page for tank Akali is 12/0/18.

12 points in Ferocity really helps with your damage output, while 18 in Resolve gives you a key component of this build, being Grasp of the Undying. Grasp allows you to survive fights as you already have a large amount of spell vamp and lifesteal from your passive.


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Runes

For runes I take 9 Hybrid Pen Reds, 9 Armor Yellows, 9 Magic Resist Blues, and 3 Movement Speed Quints.

Alternatively, you can take scaling magic resist blues, or scaling cdr if the enemy team has low magic damage.

As for quints, you can also take AP quints if you want a little bit of extra damage, but I prefer the movespeed as it helps with ganks and early map control.