Akali Build Guide by Imfiringmahlazzorz
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Akali: The fist of Shadows
Akali excels at bursting champions down. Once she gets her hextech Gunblade and lich blade, her damage will be too much for the other team to take. Because of lich blade's passive, she could easily take down squishy ap and ad carries with her standard burst combo.
I take magic penetration marks for good early game damage, armor seals , ability power per lvl glyphs for maximum damage and flat ability power quints for very very good early game damage.
I put 9 points on offense for improve ignite, and 21 points in defense for improved defense and resistant in lane. This makes akali very durable against many champoins.
I start out with a doran's blade to trigger her 2 passive giving her an early 11-12% spell vamp in lane. Her passive works very good with q , recovering health very quick in lane. Then I build a hextech revolver for even more spell vamp. After getting hextech revolver your will have over 25% spell vamp. After getting a hextech revolver , get your boots of speed, but build your mercury treads later. After getting your boots, build into a bilgewater cult***, and finish that by buying a hextech gunblade. Make sure that its in the first slot so that you will access its passive a lot easier. After getting the gunblade, get your mercury treads( you could get magic penetration boots if you want but i prefer mercury treads for more magic resistance). After getting your boots, buy a sheen, start harassing your enemies, the passive on sheen makes it very effective for you to harass your opponents. After getting enough gold for the WHOLE Lich blade recall to get it immediately, this will make your harass game even more stronger. After your done with that then, build either a deathcap or buy a rylai's crystal septer. I usually vary from either item but both is a must buy. My last item usually varies depending what i feel i need to get. I usually get a guardian angel, but i sometimes would get a hourglass for more ap and more damage. I usually get a guardian angel since when you rebirth, your spell vamp would let you recover health very quickly and rapidly.
After lvl 6 your harass game would be very good. Start by cast your q on the opponent, then immediately dash to them with shadow dance and auto attack, then throw your w on the ground for the slow, right after this activate your e and start auto attacking, by this time, your q will be back up again, through your q onto them and then shadow dash and auto attack, ignite them and if you done think that, that would do then shadow dash again and e them. By this time most champions would die to your full combo.
Pros / Cons
-Very good burst
-Passive recovers health very well early game
-3 free flashes every 30- 60 seconds
-very good at 1v1ing champions
-YOU CANT RUN FROM AKALI TROLOLOL
-squishy early game
-target right after the ad carry dies
In early game start by farming in your twilight shroud, when you see a minion about half health, throw your q onto them then auto attack to trigger your passive. This should work very well most of the time if your timing is good. Or your could just toss your q onto them, but make they are very low health since if they aren't your wasting your skill and time.
In rank NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER get a soulstealer since your just wasting your gold. In high or low elo game. The more SS stacks you have, the more likely chance your going to get ganked and die, This is a horrible snowball item, and i would never recommend it in any sort of game whatsoever.
Let say this, you just kill the ad carry in the lane and the jungler comes out and ganks you now. The first thing to do is shadow dance then and juke them, they would see it coming, but if they do shadow dance again to the nearest enemy minion,(flash away if necessary. But lets say your in a big team fight and your get stuck in the middle of the teamfight. Immediately tossed your twilight shroud on the ground. Wait several seconds. When you see a nearby enemy minion walking up, shadow dance to them and flash away. And if there aren't any minions, then why the hell are you initiating -.- .
Akali is a excellent champion with lots of burst damage, just make sure you know how to use her skills correctly or your most likely going to die. HAVE A NICE DAY :P :DDDDD