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League of Legends Build Guide Author cinco

Akali - Not just a nurse

cinco Last updated on December 3, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 24

Honor Guard

Defense: 5

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 1

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Hi dudes, this is my first guide so if you want to read a great indtroduction....close the window now.
Don't read the guide...nobody does, just check the skill secuence, don't forgot the items and the masteries. IF U WANT read the runes...but that's all. FOR THE LOVE OF MY GOD, UR GOD, SANTA, PASCUA'S BUNNY, DR HOUSE AND XIN ZHAO WHEN IS FED, no not read the guide.
Well, 5000 necesary letters starting....NOW.

Akali is an assassin character who can lane good too. If you are accustomed to use tanks or mages, play with her may will be hard. Those champions got a completely different logic

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Let's start with her history with her little friends Shen,the tanky ninja who makes you hate him cause he also make damage, and Kennen, the koala mage who nobody understand if he really is a guy and how the **** a ninja becomes lighting:

-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.

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

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Pros / Cons

- very fun to play
- can go mid and kill there
- great assasin, the best now that Eve has been nerfed
- great escapist too
- can jungle...but if you want to do that......close the window now and open a diffrent build

- squishy melee
- countered by CC/ focus/ oracle's
- requires good judgment - THIS ISNT A NOOB HERO, well....not that much

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Twin Disciplines: This is the pasive. Akali gains spell vamp from her AD (with this rune set this is alredy activated). Also, upon obtaining 20 AP, Akali's hits deal 10% bonus magic damage

Mark of the Assassin: I love this skill... people dont know how much can hurt until they are dead. Strips one of Akali's karmas and her next atack do extra damage. So, an autoatack goes every time after this skill

Twilight Shroud: This is the stealth skill. Akali spear a smoke bomb in a zone where she will be invisible (****ing oracle) and the enemies get slow. You can use it to check safe in bushes

Crescent Slash: AOE damage (30% from the AP and 60% from the AD)

Shadow Dance: The ultimate, like the name says, this is a great way to kill, appear, escape and many things, not a game or a dance....oh wait. Whatever, Akali's ultimate is like a blink but just to enemies. To use it you need essences of shadow.
Akali stores an essence of shadow on kills or assists as well as every 25/ 20/ 15 seconds up to 3 total

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Greater Mark of Strength x7
Greater Seal of Strength x1
With this and the mastery "Brute Force" we allready had our spell vamp pasive activated

Greater Quintessence of Potency x3
Greater Glyph of Potency x9
This mean our AP bonus is activated too, buying an AP book it will be better

Greater Mark of Insight x2
Magic penetration is always useful, with a killer it is more than

Greater Seal of Vitality Greater Seal of Vitality x8
Extra life will help us to survive

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Skill Sequence and fight

Easy, once you have your sheen, if you are nearby, the ideal skill sequence is Q - R - W if needed - Autoatack - Q - Autoatack - E...
Don't atack if they are all toghether, they will focus you and if there is some oracle's or some stunner you are death. Better wait for one to separate at least a little, anyway you can kill really fast, and then use your smoke bomb
Most of times i recommend to get Twilight Shroud (the smoke bomb) on lvl 2, but if you dont feel threatened, they are allready deaths or some situation when you dont need to run away on every minute, go with Crescent Slash and forget the smoke bomb until lvl 4

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If you are new with Akali, buy hextech later of sheen and rillay after that

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Summoner Spells

Im like Exhaust and Ignite, it's a great way to made a easy first blood. Exhaust Ignite
Flash: Someones uses Flash and Ignite or Flash and Exhaust, that's good if you allready dont know how to escape with Akali.
Smite: is a good choice if you want to jungle, but like i said...if you want to do that, close the window and open another guide.
Ghost: can work too, but flash is a lot more efective to escape and confuse

Never Uses:
Heal ( are a killer...need more explanation?)
Clarity (you have no mana)
Revive (die is not the idea)
Fortify (you have no taunt and you arent a supporter,let this spell to those guys)
Rally (does somebody uses it??)

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Come on...┬┐really? 5000 letters...cause someone's gonna read this