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Akali Build Guide by HitsugayaItachi

AP Carry Akali "A Beautiful Assassin" [S3 Upgraded]

AP Carry Akali "A Beautiful Assassin" [S3 Upgraded]

Updated on February 15, 2013
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Hi! Welcome to my Akali build.

First i will say a few words about this champion:
- Akali is a awesome AP champion with a very high damage.
- You can use this champion to play solo top,solo mid or lane. (don't try tank)
- This champion have many good skill and is a very good farmer.

And now I began to explain you this champion.
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Akaly's Story

__ 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


"+"- High burst.
"+"- Escape mechanism with
Shadow Dance & Twilight Shroud.
"+"- Awesome Passive.
"+"- Good Farmer with
Mark of the Assassin & Crescent Slash.
"+"- Very versatile.
"+"- Excellent At Chasing.
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"-"- Squishy Champion.
"-"- High Priority Kill Target.
"-"- Only Excels At Killing
Squishy Champions.
"-"- Countered By Crowd Control.
"-"- Doesn't Have Much CC
Herself Only A Slow.
"-"- Need good rune for Twin Disciplines.
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Skill Priority

** Mark of the Assassin is a very important skill for this champion. In combination with Shadow Dance you will done a incredibility damage. Addition you can use this spell to farm. In team fight or 1vs1 extremely important to hit the enemy after you use this spell on them. You can do this very easily with Shadow Dance. I recommend you to start a fight with this spell because he have a low cooldown and he restore your energy when you hit the enemy. **

** This is a very important skill. You can use them to escape or to help your them to catch an enemy. Addition into the circle you have more armor/magic resist and the enemy can't see you without ward or oracle.
Look at this video to learn you to use Twilight Shroud
Good skill to give more damage on the enemy and to farm the minion. When you attack the turret you can use this skill to active Sheen passive and give more damage.

** Shadow Dance is a awesome skill. Is very good in combination with Mark of the Assassin and Crescent Slash, this combo deal a very high DPS. I suggest you do don't spam this skill, because you have max. 3 essence of shadow, so use them when the enemy try to escape. **
** With Twin Disciplines you can increase your spell vamp and magic damage. That passive can help you to survive more time. With 8% spell vamp you can restore easily your HP and with magic damage you own the lane. **
Skill Sequence
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My masteries is (21/9/0). This will give you all you need.
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Summoner Spells

Other Option
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Don't try these
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Item Build

Starting Items
  • +More mobility in early game, that means, you can dodge more easily the enemy skill shot abilities.
  • +You have 3x Health Potion to survive more easy.
  • "I use this started item because if you have all the rune is useless to buy the other started item because you have both the part of Twin Disciplines activated".
Early Game Items
Mid Game Items
Late Game Items
Boots Enchantment

Optional Item
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Survivability or Situational Items
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Team Fight & Counter Champions

In team fight your role is to harass the enemy. You become with Mark of the Assassin and Shadow Dance. I recommend to put Twilight Shroud because if you are in his area he will increase you armor and magic resist, addition the enemy can't see you. Don't forget, if one enemy have Oracle's Elixir all enemy team will can see you in Twilight Shroud. In this case you can use this skill to slow the enemy or to help your team to escape.

It's very important which enemy is focus. In team fight is very important to don't target the tank. First time you need to kill AD carry or the enemy with a very high damage and squishy(e.g. LeBlanc, Veigar...).

Champions who counter Akali.
Lee Sin
__ Why counter you? Tips
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__ Why Counter You? Tips
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__ Why Counter You? Tips
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__ Why Counter You? Tips
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Take Akali against.
__ Why Akali counter Him?

__ Why Akali counter Her?

__ Why Akali counter Him?

__ Why Akali counter Her?
"For more counters champion go HERE".
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Mid Lane

Solo top

  • Stay back and try to survive as much possible. Don't forget to say SS and put sight ward/ Vision Ward to prevent a eventually gang.
  • When the enemy is around the turret you can try to attack him but don't go far, because the will attack you.
  • Buy Health Potion & Hextech Revolver to restore more easily your HP and survive more time.

Bot Lane


sight ward

This video will help you how to put the ward.

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NEW Patch (3.0.2)!!!

"These changes are to open up additional rune and mastery setups for Akali players. They’re intended to be a small change for those players who choose to stick with the setups they currently use."

Twin Disciplines
  • Discipline of Force - Now takes effect immediately instead of requiring 19.5 Ability Power Base damage bonus reduced to 6% from 8%
  • Discipline of Might - Now takes effect immediately instead of requiring 9.5 Attack Damage Base spell vamp bonus reduced to 6% from 8%

Patch 3.0.2 changelog:
-Modify runes and masteries.
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Last Words

Thanks for all player who see my build!
Plz Vote and Comment My build.
Special Thanks to the Akali artwork author. The artwork link is here.
The separator which I use is my own production. The link for it is here.
I will try to update the build after each new PATCH!.

Have Fun & Good Luck!

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