Akali Build Guide by HamsterTroller
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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.
Pros / Cons
- Insane burst damage
- Has gap closer
- Free spellvamp
- Has invisibility
- Is a ninja
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Let the tower hit them twice, then you can hit it.
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.
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.