Akali Build Guide by ajricochet
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Why should you pick Akali?
CAUSE SHE'S A FLIPPIN' NINJA!
''The Fist of Shadow strikes from the cover of death itself. Do not impede the balance.''
There exists an ancient order originating in the Ionian Isles dedicated to the preservation of balance. Order, chaos, light, darkness -- all things must exist in perfect harmony for such is the way of the universe. This order is known as the Kinkou and it employs a triumvirate of shadow warriors to uphold its causes in the world. Akali is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Pruning the Tree - eliminating those who threaten the equilibrium of Valoran.
A prodigal martial artist, Akali began training with her mother as soon as she could make a fist. Her mother's discipline was relentless and unforgiving, but predicated on the fundamental principle: ''We do that which must be done.'' When the Kinkou inducted her into the order at the age of fourteen, she could slice a dangling chain with a chop of her hand. There was no question - she would succeed her mother as the Fist of Shadow. She has had to do much in this role which others might find morally questionable, but to her it is in service of her mother's inviolable doctrine. She now works with her fellows Shen and Kennen to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.
(Passive) Upon obtaining 20 Ability Power, Akali's basic attacks deal 10% bonus magic damage, increasing by 1% for every 5 Ability Power gained thereafter.
Upon obtaining 10 Bonus Attack Damage, Akali gains 10% Spell Vamp, increasing by an additional 1% for every 5 Bonus Attack Damage gained thereafter.
Akali spins her kama at a target enemy to deal 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 additional damage and restore Energy.
Akali throws her kama at a target enemy to deal 50/75/100/125/150 (+0.4) magic damage and mark the target for 6/6/6/6/6 seconds.
Akali's melee attacks against a marked target will consume the mark to cause 50/75/100/125/150 (+0.4) magic damage and restore 20/25/30/35/40 Energy.
Akali throws down a cover of smoke. While inside the area, Akali gains Armor and Magic Resist and becomes stealthed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her. Enemies inside the smoke have their Movement Speed reduced.
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 are slowed by 14/18/22/26/30%.
Akali flourishes her kamas, dealing damage based on her Attack Damage and Ability Power.
Akali flourishes her kamas, slicing nearby enemy units for 30/55/80/105/130 (+) (+0.3) physical damage.
(ultimate) Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike her target, dealing damage and consuming an Essence of Shadow charge. Akali recharges Essence of Shadow charges both periodically and upon kills and assists, max 3 stacks.
Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike her target, dealing 100/175/250 (+0.5) magic damage.
Akali stores an Essence of Shadow on kills and assists as well as every seconds up to 3/3/3 total.
1/1/1 Essence of Shadow
UNIQUE Passive: Enhanced Movement 3 (does not stack with other Boots)
+35 Attack Damage +45 Ability Power UNIQUE Passive: On basic attack or ability use, increases your Attack Speed by 4% and Ability Power by 6 for 5 seconds (effect stacks up to 8 times).
+500 Health +80 Ability Power UNIQUE Passive: Dealing spell damage slows the target's Movement Speed by 35% for 1.5 seconds (15% for multi-target and damage-over-time spells).
+920 Health +30 Health Regen per 5 seconds Passive: Minion kills permanently grant 4.5 Health and .15...
+40 Attack Damage +70 Ability Power +15% Life Steal UNIQUE Passive: +20% Spell Vamp UNIQUE Active: Deals 300 magic damage and slows the target champion's Movement Speed by 50% for 3 seconds (60 second cooldown).
+30 Attack Damage +30 Ability Power +30% Attack Speed +15% Critical Strike Chance +12% Movement Speed...
In teamfights your job is to get in deal massive damage to everything around you, and then use W to either get out alive or stay in and suprise your enemies. My combo goes like this to get in use R then use Q (remeber to land an autoattack to trigger the mark), E , and end it with W twillight shroud, repeat it if necessary.
Creeping / Jungling
Akali is very good at farming and jungling, because of her short cooldown and awesome burst damage. Use all your abilities if needed, your are using energy so you dont have to think about running out.
Turret dive: If you dive in then make sure you are behind an enemy minion wave. Use to dive in and out.
Escaping: There is multiple ways to escape but my favorite goes like this (in lane) (in jungle): Use to get yourself invisible, then wait a few seconds and use into the nearest enemy creep minion wave, then RUN LIKE HELL!
And of course use if needed.