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League of Legends Build Guide Author AfghanWalrus

Tread Lightly : A Hybrid Guide of mostly AP to Akali.

AfghanWalrus Last updated on September 28, 2010
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Ability Sequence

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





Not Updated For Current Season

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
2/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 9

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

Utility: 0


Introduction:

Hey guys , this is my 2nd guide and I wll be showcasing my build of Akali , the Fist of Shadow. In this guide I focus on getting both buffs of her passive early game , and well being what Akali was made for..an ASSASIN. As Akali she is an Assasin burst champ that at lvl 6 , excells at killing squishies . What you should for Akali in teamfights is focus on killing the squishies and carry on the team , since she excels at doign that . Akali is a really squishy champ and has no escape mechanisms even though people say her W is one , sure you can juke it with Akali but you can't survive , because if your AOE'd in there at low hp your problably dead. Lets carry on to the rest of the build shall we ? "Without Question"

Pros:
+Great Mid and Late game.
+One of the best Burst Champs in the game.
+Great at juking and escaping with enemy heroes / minions nearby.
+Low Cooldowns
+Uses Energy
+Great at Farming
+Great at killing squishies.
+And she has really good AP Ratios if you think about how fast you can spam your abilities.
+Golem Buff is OP on her.

Cons:
-Really Squishy Hero
-Uses Energy
-Usually focused on first in teamfights , especcially when you get Mejai's Soulstealer stacks rolling.
-Hard to Master
-Sucks early game
-Lacks an Escape Mechanism if you fail at juking in your invis shield
-Item Dependant
-Needs to Farm early game to do good mid and late game.

Masteries:
For Masteries , I like to go with a 21-9-0 build focusing on Ability Power , Cooldowns , Magic Pen , Attack Damage , Attack Speed , and Increased Base and Magic Damage in Offense . In Defense I focus on Magic Resist , Dodge , and the Nimbleness Mastery.

Runes:
For Runes , I go with Flat Magic Penetration Marks , 1 Flat Ability Power and 8 Flat HP Seals , Flat AP Glyphs , 2 Flat Ability Power Quints , and 1 Flat Attack Damage Quint. The reason I choose these runes for Akali is because I am able to activate both her Ability Power and Attack Damage Passives for her Early Game with just a Doran's Blade. Besides , Magic Pen Marks are a must on any Ability Power / Mage / Caster type champ :P

Summoner Spells

For Summoner Spells on Akali , I like to get Ignite and Flash. Ignite to finish off that last burst on a champ , and Flash for when your in your W near a cliff , etc , or if you need it to chase or escape. Other great Summoner Spells on Akali is Exhaust , Ghost , or Teleport. The reason I choose Teleport , (I choose it when I play Ranked once in a while if the enemy team doesn't have AOE) is because when your in your W , which lasts for 8 seconds , and Teleporting lasts about 4 seconds (3.5) with it's mastery upgrade , you can teleport right out of your W , with your enemies dumbfounded when your cloud is over !
I agree to this example and thank "whatt" and his build : http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/akali-teleport-7042 for this brilliant idea.

Will write more later , not much time now D:

UPDATE: Sorry for the title changing so much , they all sound so good so I can't decided XD