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Akali Build Guide by Eriosunx

Middle (11.21) Eriosun's Akali Midlane Guide S11

Middle (11.21) Eriosun's Akali Midlane Guide S11

Updated on October 24, 2021
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Runes: VS TANKS/BRUISERS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Precision
Conqueror
Presence of Mind
Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand

Resolve
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

1 2 3
SIDE-LANE TPS / SPLIT
LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Ranked #97 in
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Win 49%
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Items

STARTERS
MUST WHEN PLAYING TP+IGNITE. IF YOU GET KILLS ON SIDES WITH TP SEAL WILL SPIKE UP YOUR DAMAGE *MOST GOLD EFFICIENT ITEM IN THE GAME GIVING YOU 65 RAW AP AT 10 STACKS*
VS MEELE / NOT HEAVY POKE
DONT FORGET YOUR SHOES!
VS SQUISHY CHAMPS+FULL-BURST BUILDS
VS AD-CHAMPS / AUTO-BASED
VS AP-CHAMPS / LOT OF CCs
DONT FORGET!
VS AD-ASSASINS
VS HARD AP MATCHUPS
VS STACKING OF MAGIC RESIST
WHEN IS HARD TO FLANK TEAMFIGHTS DUE TO TARGET CCs
VS LOT OF HEALING/SUSTAIN

Threats & Synergies

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(11.21) Eriosun's Akali Midlane Guide S11

By Eriosunx
Heeeey, welcome to my " Akali MIDLANE GUIDE". Im an Italian Diamond Katarina main and Akali is one of the main champions present in my champion-pool.
I started playing in middle Season9 and peaked Diamond I in early Season10.
I know it sounds weird but, hold on, it wasnt my first experience on MOBA games.
I played DOTA 2 for years! So when switching to League of Legends I was still in my environment.

As I said , I come from Dota2, and in Dota details and game knowledge is a MUST.
That's why I decided to make a guide, I really like to speculate on the game details and share with you guys my experiences and knowledge.
I really hope this guide will help you out and answer some of the questions that playing Akali in the midlane raised in your minds.

So, with all that being said, hope you enjoyed the guide, I will do my best to keep it updated and make sure noone will be missing out on new builds and playstyles.
PROS & CONS
PROS
Extremely fun to play
Good gank survivability
Insane mobility
Migh mechanical skill-roof
Rewarding when played correctly
Insanely strong while snow-balling
CONS
Weak early game till lv7
Counterable from champs that reveal invis
Sensible to Burst-Damage
Sensible to Crowd Controls
Her mistakes are easily punishable
Hard to get consistent high CS/m
AKALI GENERAL TIPS

•WAVE MANAGEMENT:
Akali after the early-game nerfs has become a pretty weak champion in the early stages of the laning-phase.
To compensate the lack of kill-pressure we have to focus on CSING.
Make sure to not get shoved too much under your tower since Akali's kit is not that great for last-hitting under turret shots.

•ENERGY USAGE:
Akali early-game lack of energy has become more oppressing than before. they removed the energy refound on our Shuriken Flip and also our Five Point Strike require A LOT OF ENERGY early-levels.
This is why we need to make sure to manage properly our energy usage and one way to do it is by using our Twilight Shroud
after using as much energy as possible.

•BUILD SELECTION:
One of Akali's best feature is that she can FLEX-BUILD on every matchup.
Is very important to choose the proper build in order to play the cleanest of the laning-phases and have the best impact possible later in the game!

AKALI GENERAL TRICKS

•R(CANCEL)+E-VERTICAL:
This combo is one of the most commonly used in the mid-lane due to the lack of space in the lane, since midlane is so short we cant afford to dash OVER THE ENEMY otherwise we will end-up most of the times under enemy tower.
This is where this trick comes in clutch, but needs a bit of timing and practice in order to be pulled of constistenly.
You have to Perfect Execution on the enemy in a STRAIGHT LINE and before reaching to the side over the enemy Hit-box throw your Shuriken Flip right in front of you.
Your champion will not make it to the other side of the hitbot and basically go back to the starting position but with a Shuriken Flip landed on the enemy and our 2nd Perfect Execution ready to go.

•BACKWARDS R:
This is addtionable to the trick showcased up there, you can take your second Shuriken Flip and get as close as possible to the enemy target before using your second Perfect Execution towards your tower.
Perfect Execution hitbox can hit even behind Akali's hitbox, its a bit tricky and you need to learn the spacing properly but is one of the safest way to use your Perfect Execution!

•R(OVER)+E+W:
This is basically the opposite of the other combo I explained before, this combo is most used in teamfights than in the laning-phase and consists in going OVER the enemy with our Perfect Execution and then using our Shuriken Flip to get away as far as possible from the teamfight, we will then proceed to use our Twilight Shroud if we are getting focused.
This trick allows you to have a fully-landed Shuriken Flip on a target in teamfight and set yourself in the back-side of the teamfight.
Its an easy way to flank and join a fight

•Q+AUTO+R:
In order to maximize your damage out-put remember to Five Point Strike + BASIC Assassin's Mark before using your Perfect Execution if you are in range of doing so

•Q & AUTO USAGE IN COMBOS:
Remember in the combos Five Point Strike can be casted and followed up by Assassin's Mark
For example in the R(CANCEL)+E-VERTICAL COMBO when you cast the second Shuriken Flip you can cast your Five Point Strike before the second Shuriken Flip animation ends. [HOT-FIXED , IN 11.20 AKALI CAN NO LONGER CAST Five Point Strike WHILE BEING IN Shuriken Flip ANIMATION]
This can be done with your Perfect Execution as well.
Remember to mix Assassin's Mark and Five Point Strike between the combos in order to pull of the maximum damage output!

•E + W FASTER BASE RESET:
To optimize as much as possible first backs speed , make sure to know what you wanna buy in the shop while you are recalling.
As soon as you bought what you need , Shuriken Flip behind you to dash towards the midlane and use your Twilight Shroud.
This will let you get faster in the lane , doing it on 3 or 4 backs will give you 20-30 seconds of surplus timing.

•Q EDGE SLOW:
If you hit your Five Point Strike at the very edge of its hitbox you will also slow the enemy champion.
This will become important in laning-phase trades.
Hitting your Five Point Strike at his very edge will enable you to safely use Assassin's Mark's bonus damage and trade properly thanks to the slow and the bonus movement speed!
LANING PHASE BASICS


•MANAGE YOUR WAVE PROPERLY AND FOCUS ON CSING
Akali's weak laning-phase doenst give you much kill-pressure or roaming potential before level 6. This is why having a good CS/m in the early stages of the game allows you to properly scale.

•ABUSE YOUR LEVEL 6
At level 6 Akali can pretty much 100-0 in most of the match-ups.
Make sure to manage the wave properly , you will need enough space in the lane in order to have kill-pressure level 6 and pull-off solokills that will be the base for snowball properly trough out the game.

•DARK SEAL IMPORTANCE & FIRST BACK EXAMPLE
Its important to not forget Dark Seal in the first backs.
Dark Seal is one of the most gold efficient items in the game, giving you 65 raw ap at 10 stacks for only 350gold!
A good first back example can be Dark Seal + Refillable Potion + Amplifying Tome + Boots.

•E LANDING IMPORTANCE
Its important to utilize our Shuriken Flip properly in the laning-phase.
Shuriken Flip is basically the only way we can solo-kill in-lane pre-6 thanks to his insane damage even early level at rank 1.
So , dont waste your Shuriken Flip randomly , try to utilize it only when its almost a 100% hit on the trade! Its foundamental to have Shuriken Flip 's damage in the trade if we are looking for an ALL-IN
TEAM-FIGHTING BASICS


•FLANKING
Akali's strongest feature is her flanking potential
She can flank a teamfight from basically any angle!
Make sure to wait for enemies to use their CCs/ESCAPES and prepare yourself for a bloodbath!
Due to her good flanking potential, its also important to run Teleport as summoner spell when you can.
Since Akali is pretty strong in side-lane thanks to her insane 1v1 potential and mobility, if you are ahead noone will be able to contest your side 1v1 and if the enemy team decides to send 2 or 3 players on your side you can easily escape with Akali's mobility and use Teleport to flank if any teamfight occurs while you are sidelaning.

•FRONT TO BACK
Akali's mobility allows her to FRONT TO BACK teamfights
(Es:You can use your first Perfect Execution on a frontliner and then proceed to focus the backline)

•BACK TO FRONT
As we already said we have an Insane mobility kit with Akali and we can also Flank starting from the backline.
As always wait for CCs/Escapes to be used

•SHROUD'S IMPORTANCE
Akali's Twilight Shroud is basically one of the few ways she has to wait her 2nd Perfect Execution to come up and keep dealing damage properly without getting bursted down.
Make sure to use your Twilight Shroud properly , avoid using it before going in or when the TEAMFIGHT POSITIONING IS NOT SET YET.
Make sure to have your Twilight Shroud avaiable when you know the teamfight position and you're already going all-in.
THANKS FOR PASSING BY
THANKS FOR PASSING BY, I REALLY HOPE YOU WILL FIND THIS GUIDE USEFULL

LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT AND IF YOU HAVE ANY BUILD SUGGESTION!

ALSO FEEL FREE TO PASS BY MY STREAM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS I'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER THEM!
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