Akali Build Guide by kociakos

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League of Legends Build Guide Author kociakos

The flipping ninja (full ap)

kociakos Last updated on June 15, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 6

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 3

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Akali - History

Akali is an extremely fun hot ninja chick. Although she was until recently underrated, she seems to be becoming one of the next FotM champions. Akali excels at dealing large amounts of burst damage, arguably some of the best in the game. Her role in a team is generally labeled as an "anti-carry", someone who singles out the enemy team's squishiest and highest dps champions and rips them to shreds. And of course, Akali is amazing at what she does. This guide will tell you what you need to know to be facerolling in no time!

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Twin Disciplines
Upon obtaining 20 additional ability power, Akali's hits deal 10% bonus magic damage, increasing by 1% for every 5 ability power gained thereafter.

Upon obtaining 10 additional attack damage, Akali gains 10% Spell Vamp, increasing by an additional 1% for every 10 attack damage gained thereafter.

This is why we use flat AP runes. Getting both passives from only runes, masteries, and doran's blad is simply epic. The passives help alot at staying in lane, harrasssing, and farming. In late game one can get over 100% bonus dmg which will help your burst dmg alot.

Mark of the Assassin
Akali spins her kama at a target enemy to deal 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+40% of ability power) magic damage and mark the target for 6 seconds.

Akali's melee attacks against a marked target will trigger and consume the mark to cause 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+40% of ability power) magic damage and restore 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 energy.

Cost 60 Energy | Range 600

This is your main harras skill. While it doesnt make good dmg if only hitting once the autoattack on a marked target will crush it away. Ill come to this in the Chapter Strategys

Twilight Shroud

Akali throws down a cover of smoke that lasts for 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 seconds. While inside the area, Akali gains 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 armor and magic resist and becomes stealthed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her.

Enemies inside the smoke have their movement speed reduced by 14 / 18 / 22 / 26 / 30%.

Cost 80 / 75 / 70 / 65 / 60 Energy | Range 700

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
Akali flourishes her kamas, hitting nearby units for 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 physical damage (+30% of ability power) + 60% Attack Damage.

Cost 60 Energy | Range 325

A very nice farming skill, although doesnt make that much dmg. Use it to proc lich bane and were fine

Shadow Dance
Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike her target, dealing 100 / 175 / 250 (+50% of ability power) magic damage.

Akali stores an Essence of Shadow on kills and assists as well as every 25 / 20 / 15 seconds up to 3 total.

Cost 1 Essence of Shadow | Range 800

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Early game.

In early game you must spam with masrk of the assasin if you have the chance to hit you enemy with melee atack you deal 100 dmg + so its really usefull. In early game you can buy dorans blade or long sword, if the game doesn't look good buy dorans blade and don't buy sword of the occult because you can't stack it.

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Its very easy whe the minion are half hp spam with CRESCENT SLASH.

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Summoner spells

[*]Exhaust: You will be very fast and when one enemy will be lost with half hp you will kill him, with you 460 movent speed 360 ad or ap and exhaust, is great for this build

[*]Flash: whe you use TWILIGHT SHROUD you can use flash to escape and the enemy don't know where you escape.

[*]Ignite: is good for early game domination.

[*]Ghost: i really like ghost, its good for escape when you are stealthed and from run away of teamfights.

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Pros/Cons in this build


+ Attack speed over 1.4 ( when rageblade stacked)
+ Great damage with basic atack
+ A lot of damage from mark of the assasin passive.


- If your teammates ks you you can't do anything.

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Dorans blade : good item for early game, and to get passive ( if you dont have runes ) but if you have runes dont buy dorans lets buy faster ninja tabi.

Sorceres boots: nie magic pen + runes magic pen. at early game you really make a lot of dmg

Rageblade: A lot of dmg and ap + stackable as. Great item (optional)

Rabadons: you will have about 50 ap and 120 dmg... you need more ap... what item give a lot of ap ? RABADONS

Rylais: Slow your enemies and give you more hp why not? and Akali have only 1900 hp with rylais 2400.

Lich Bane: Great a lot of ap and great passive for akali.

Gungblade: A lot of dmg ap and spell vamp IDEAL FOR LATE GAME AND AKALI !

Abyssal scepter - make you a tanky akali for late game and give you ap and more magic pen.

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The best and the worst teammates.

Akali depend of hers teammates.

1)Lux: great stun, whe she use hers stun you can push and deal half hp.
2)Morgana: Great stun again.
3)Veigar: Stun
4)Mundo: Great slow
5)Amumu: Double stun. GREAT.

The worst

1)Tryndamere: he Ks you all the kills, assist for akali are the worst.
2)Kassadin: I hate kassadins who uses his ultimate to ks.
3)Ashe: With his basic attack she deals criticals 700-100 dmg and can easly ks you.
4)Twich: One of the worst teammates, he is always stealthed and cant hep you becase has low armor but whe he is not stealthe he ks you with his poision or his ultimate.
5)Shaco: He isnt good combination with akali.

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In the next days... (news)

This is my first build im doing it fast because i dont have much time. Im not good at english but I'm doing it as good as i can. In the next days i will test new items on custom game to look what build works best. I will post everything what i will see in custom game. When the build wiil be ready i will tes it on ranked game. I will add more pictures and screens from game.
Please vote + and say what is wrong i will repair it. Again sry for my english i will repair all.