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League of Legends Build Guide Author jolo

Tanky-Dps Akali

jolo Last updated on April 18, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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





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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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 11

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 16

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 3


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Introduction

Hello guys!! This is my 1st build on Mobafire. Akali's role in a teamfoght is to destroy the enemy carry as fast as she can and jump out. Therefore, she is focused a lot and dies in seconds. This is a guide that I invented and combines survivability and burst. If you are being focused a LOT, then this is a guide for you!


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Pros / Cons

PROS

+ Enjoyable
+ Can jungle (need diff. runes to clear jungle fast)
+ Amazing ganker (Shadow Dance)
+ Strong burst (Mark of the assassin)
+ Decent laner
+ Great at Chasing and Getting away
+ Snowballs well
+ Not as squishy as a normal Akali
CONS

- Melee
- Countered by wards / Oracle's
- Relies on skills to do damage
- Requires map control / awareness


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Abilities

Twin disciplines:

Akali's passive is what makes her a viable hybrid. She gains bonus magic damage from AP and spell vamp from AD. With the runes I suggested to you and a Amplifying tome, both Passives will be activated at level 1.
Mark of the Assassin:

Akali's main damage ability. This skill can cause MASSIVE damage to a target, especially early game with my build. This is what you're going to be using to pull off that epic dps.
Twilight Shroud:

Just a nice escaping skill. Be aware that AoE still hits you, and when the enemys have invis wards/ oracles the shroued will be almost useless. The slow is nice when chasing or getting away.
Crescent Slash:

This skill is a moderate aoe spell that is good to help sustain dps while your Q is on cooldown. This is also a very nice farming tool.
Shadow Dance (Ult):

Akali's ultimate is what defines her. You can do so many things with this ability. Start off a surprise gank with it, last hit that about to die creep, chase and kill steal like a pro, burst with surplus charges, and most importantly, juke. Does a surprisingly large amount of magic damage.


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Runes

I go with :
Greater Mark of Strength x9
Greater Seal of Fortitude x9
Greater Glyph of Focus x9
Greater Quintessence of Strength x1
Greater Quintessence of Resilience x2


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Items

STARTING GAME:

If u have the runes I provided you, you should have activated the 1st passive. So takeAmplifying Tome and aHealth Potion as your 1st 2 items.

EARLY GAME:

Hopefully you have farmed up/got 1 kill :). Once you have 1200+ gold , head back and buyNormal Boots andSheen

You should gank mid and top/bottom lane. Hopefully you got a kill or 2. If not just farm creeps or in jungle. Once you have enough gold, go back and buyGiants Belt andAmplifying Tome.

MID GAME:

You should haveRylais Scepter and farming for yourNeedlessly Large Rod.

Participate in small fights by marking the squishiest -> dash then followed by shroud. Wait for CD then repeat the burst again. If you're losing just flash out to avoid unnecessary deaths.

MID-LATE GAME:

You should have net quite a lot of kills and bought yourordepending on the opposing team.

LATE GAME:

By late game you should have yourLich Bane and working on your. After you have boughtyou should upgrade yourNeedlessly Large Rod to aRabadon's Deathcap.


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Skill Sequence

Take Mark of the Assassin 1st because it is ur main damaging skill.

At level 2, take Twilight Shroud so you can out-zone your enemies. Well, most of them.

Level 3 take Mark of the Assassin again.

Level 4, take Crescent Slash.

Level 5 Mark of the Assassin.

And at level 6, of course Shadow Dance.

From there on, level: Shadow Dance > Mark of the Assassin > Crescent Slash > Twilight Shroud.


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Summoner Spells

I takeFlash andTeleport as my Summoner Spells.

Flash because it helps me escape while in Shroud and Teleport so i can be at places faster.


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Team Work

As a Tanky-Dps Akali, you have more survivability than a normal Akali.

Still, you should let the tank initiate.

When the team fight starts, do your thing.

Dash to the squishiest champion and burst him/her down as fast as possible.

Do not use twilight shroud unless you are dying because you are very hard to take down.

This will make sure that some enemies will focus you, therefore, giving your allies time to damage the enemy.

Make sure not to die and not to use all of your charges to clean-up the enemies who try to run away :)


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Conclusion

Please try this build before you rate it. Please feel free to tell me on what i can change to make this build much more effective. Thank you :)