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Akali Build Guide by HamsterTroller

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League of Legends Build Guide Author HamsterTroller

The HamsterTroller Guide for my friend

HamsterTroller Last updated on October 5, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
4
14
15
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18
Ability Key W
2
8
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Ability Key E
6
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
4/
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello everyone, my name is HamsterTroller, and I am going to present to you a guide for my stupid friend :P. This Akali guide is dedicated to my friend, so that he can learn how to play Akali effectively. Hopefully, only he will be reading this.


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Pros / Cons


PROS

  • Insane burst damage
  • Has gap closer
  • Hybrid
  • Free spellvamp
  • Has invisibility
  • Is a ninja


    CONS
    • Squishy
    • Get focused all the time
    • Melee to deal good damage
    • Crowd Control shuts her down
    • Countered hard with Wormog's Armour
    • Struggles through early game


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What does Akali do?

Akali is an assassin. The gameplay for the assassin is simple:

  • Kill enemy AD carry
  • If still alive, kill enemy AP carry
  • If still alive, kill enemy Support
  • If still alive, kill the tanky DPS
  • If still alive, kill the tank

    So you must maximize damage output by only buying offensive items. When either team initiates, you must chuck Q on the AD carry and then R on him/her. Follow up with an auto attack. E and auto attack again. Press W and stay invisible. When Q comes off CD, chuck it again on the AD carry and follow it up with an auto attack.

    Repeat this process to killllllllllll.


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Runes

You must get enough Attack Damage from runes to proc your passive spell vamp. Just to let you know, it requires 9.5 AD to proc it and this is why I get 9 marks of flat AD. Flat armour Seals, pretty standard. Magic Resistance per level Glyphs, pretty standard as well. You can swap these for AP Seals and Glyphs if you want the extra edge early game. For Quintessences you can get Flat magic pen. or just flat AP. To totally troll, you can get spell vamp for these.


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Masteries

Maximum damage output while putting some thought into early game. You can go 9/021 to get maximum spell vamp and experience gain boost. This will help your early game more.


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Items

The items listed above are UNDISPUTABLE. However if you don't like them, here are some choices:

Surprised? Get this if you lack the runes to proc your passive spell vamp. is a substitute. Sell this after you get enough spell vamp.

Not-die-for-2-seconds with the tap of a button. When you find yourself getting focused a lot, get this and press the button (1-6 depending where you put it) and laugh as your opponents blow their CC and damage worthlessly on you!

Not enough damage to kill Teemo? Get another and swap it for Rylai's.

Only get this item if you are the leading killer, and the leading Not-dying-person. This item is a gamble, it gives a lot AP, but it yells "Hey guise, kill me first!"

Get this item to instantly reduce your enemy's hp by half. Followed by your Q and R, no one will live.

Mundo too stronk? Get this to counter him. Also works against any champion that has massive hp regen. Swain, Warwick and Vladimir are good examples. Also, the enemy AD carry will have Bloodthirster(s). Ruin his/her lifesteal by using it on him/her.

Since you are a mage, you should get this. It will benefit you and your team. It has more AP than the Hextech Gunblade, but the Gunblade has an active and it provides more spell vamp, AD and life steal.


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Farming

Akali's farming is simple. You last hit normally, and if you miss one that's too far away, use your Q to get it. If you miss one near you, use E.

HOW TO LAST HIT UNDER TOWERS

Melee minions:
Let the tower hit them twice, then you can hit it.

Caster minions:
Hit the minion once, then wait for the tower to hit it. Now you may end it's miserable life. Or you can allow the tower to hit it once, then you use E followed with an auto attack. Or Q.


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Wards

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Summoner Spells


Get these if you are a noob. They are really nice for chasing, getting away and such.


Ghost is better for chasing since you can run faster. Flash is only good for getting over walls.

Teleport is an OK spell, since you can get around the map faster. When there is a huge minion wave at bottom, it would be nice to use this to get too it. You can teleport to wards to gank unexpectedly. You can get back to your lane faster.

This spell is good for shutting down AD carries.

You should always get this for every game. /sarcasm

Get heal if you are a noob.

Anything else would be a waste. Don't get other spells.