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[ 7.23 ] Korean Akali Top Tank Guide

tjktakbuonngu Last updated on November 22, 2017
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Cheat Sheet

Akali Build

LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Unflinching
LoL Rune: Conditioning
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind

LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

+65 health and +9 ability power or +5 attack damage, adaptive

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Top Lane
Ranked #23 in
Top Lane
Win 51%
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
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Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Threats to Akali with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Nasus Not a very powerful champion at early game so Nasus won't be a big problem for you.
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Champion's Lore

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. 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, 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.

''The Fist of Shadow strikes from the cover of death itself. Do not impede the balance.''

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Hello everyone, I am Bronzer, and this is my Akali Tank Top guide. I have worked hard to make this guide the best I could, and I would appreciate any and all feedback that you guys may provide. Akali with this build is a high damage, yet tanky enough to survive during combat.

Without further ado, I present to you, my dear readers, my Akali guide. I put a fair amount of effort into this guide, so I do implore you to reconsider any downvotes pending the actual trial and testing of my guide that I imagine you are planning to do. And above all, thank you for taking the time to read this Akali Guide.

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Pros / Cons

+ Very tanky with this build, hard to die.
+ Easy assaulting enemy's Carries.
+ Invisibility.
+ Good farming ability
+ Decent healing.

- Pretty weak before level 6.
- You need items to become strong.
- Lack of CC.
- Squishy compare to other Top Laners.
- If you fall behind early, you're in big trouble
- Extremely hard to come back from being behind
- Struggles in early game quiet a bit
- Control Wards

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Runes Reforged

So if you want to play Tank Akali, I recommend you follow these runes:

Since you are a Top Laner and you play Tank style, Grasp of the Undying is pretty good compare to the other two.
I usually go for Unflinching since it gives you a little boost on damage and escape ability. But Akali is also a very good turrets pusher, so maybe going for Demolish is not a bad idea.
Give you extra tankiness against both AD and AP, so why not?
For me, Akali's passive Twin Disciplines gives you some decent healing, so Second Wind will give you 5% or 10 % boost on your passive. But if you want to go for extra tankiness, Overgrowth is better.
Shadow Dance deals extra damage, perfect for KS.
Better healing from Twin Disciplines.

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Summoner Spells

This is a common Summoner Spell for escaping from the enemies or assaulting the enemy team. How to use it is up to you.

You are a Top Laner so Teleport is essential for ganking and joining team fights.
Or at least you can use it to Farm or Protect Turrets.

Situational Summoner Spells ( not really recommend )

If you are facing a high healing ability champion ( for example: Dr. Mundo, Aatrox, Xin Zhao, ... ). Ignite will be your best friend.
I, myself, prefer to use Ghost than Flash because Flash is better at escaping through terrains while Ghost is better at chasing enemies and it lasts pretty long.
Just some more tankiness for you. Or you can go for Heal if you want.

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In this part, I will try to explain Akali abilities in a short way.
  • Passive Twin Disciplines: After a few seconds, you 2 next attack will have bonus effect. The first one will heal Akali. The second one deals extra damage. Good for laning and healing.
  • Q Mark of the Assassin: You throw some bullshyt at the enemie, dealing some mini damage ( not worth counting ) and mark him for 6 seconds. If you melee the marked enemy, you will deal 1 millions damage on him, garuantee a clean Kill Secured ( KS ).
  • W Twilight Shroud: You throw a Smoke Genade out, you will Flash for a short distance ( this is not included in League Wiki but I think this is true ). You move faster inside that area, slow down any enemies and if you don't attack anything, you will become invisible.
  • E Crescent Slash: You deal damage to all nearby units. If it kills something, its cooldown will be restored 60%.
  • R Shadow Dance: You fly right next to the enemies, use your leg and kick the shyt out of them.

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With this Akali build, you should be focusing on tankiness items. So in my opnions, these items suit the Akali Tank Play Style.

This is a CORE item for Akali tank. Because, it provides you with some armor and health ( extra tankiness ) and it also help you farming much faster.
This item provides with some health and some magic resist. And it also boost your healing ability from your passive Twin Disciplines by 30%.
This item is also a CORE item for a tank Akali. Because it provides you with 450 health and it also provide you with some more damage from its base damage and its passive. Besides, its active deals a shyt ton of damage on the enemies, so why not?
When choosing boots, I usually go for this pair of Dr Martens because they suit me well.
Extra tankiness to deal with their ADC. And some slow to help escaping or chasing down the enemies.
This item helps you push turrets much faster. And it also help you maintaining your lane. Besides it gives you both armor and magic resist and some mobility which is pretty helpful.

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Team Fights

During team fights, Akali should be the one to go first due to her tankiness and her decent damage. You should try to focus on Enemies' Carries or any squishy champions.
With you tankiness, you will be able to survive the fight, or at least deal enough damage to the enemies.
Also, try to protect your carries from the enemies as well because your damage won't be able to take down any Off-Tank or Full-Tank champions.

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Akali is an easy, yet powerful champion to play. You just need some practice and you can easily master Akali. And this is the end of my Akali Top Guide.
If you have any comments, questions or queries about my guide, please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

Upvote if you liked the guide, and only downvote if you feel it is absolutely necessary. If you do downvote, please inform me of why, and perhaps I can rectify any mistakes I have made.