Build Guide by eLDY
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Hey whats up everyone. This is my first build for a truly strong AP champion. I will go in depth with as many details as i can give to the way i feel Akali works best.
-Lots of Burst DMG
-Can lane mid
-REALLY good Harasser
-Can chase any champion
-Can finish team fights
-Usually really squishy.
-Vulnerable to CC.
Exhaust: Talented(Cripple)you get 10 arm/magic pen on the target. Great 1v1 against anyone really. You can use it to escape or catch up to some annoying champions.
Flash: Great escape mechanism combined with Twilight shroud. Can be used early game with Mark of the Assassin to finish off champs.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
My Builds Focus
The primary goal of my build is to have enough vamp and health for staying power and survivability via runes and talents to get fed early on.
Pick up Doran's Blade and a pot and head to your lane. Your Quintessences Give you enough AD that you only need 6AD from the blade to receive the passive vamp ability. This with the added health from the Blade/talents/runes greatly increases your survivability. Make sure you harass harass harass! Akali can get really annoying, be patient and set yourself up for your first kill. Once you get enough Gold, make sure you pickup Sheen. Sheen ALWAYS procs after Mark, and when it does, Shadow dance away for tons of DMG. If your fed enough and you did it right, Go pick up boots of speed and Mejai's come back to your lane.
Once you finished sweeping your lane, you should be able to judge what boots your going to get. If they are CC heavy pick up Mercury Treads. Akali IS HIGHLY VULNERABLE TO CC! If not get Sorcerer boots. I dont advise getting Boots of Swiftness, its a waste for me at least You have 3 shadow dance, NO ONE should escape from you! From here on out finish your Lich Bane and Rylai's and 2-3 shot away everything that walks.
Build Zhonya's Ring and use any extra cash on elixirs. The Ring helps out a TON if you get focused during a team fight. You can Reset via shroud flash away and pick up the leftovers. Should be GG After that.
Heres where i tell you why AD is BAD for Akali and shouldnt be used unless its for early game. The Vamp just ISNT good for late game at all cus if your focused its usually GG...the vamp wont help. Guinsoo's Rageblade isnt great for Akali. She doesnt really rely on AS at all and the amount of DMG or AP you get just isnt enough to really carry with it. Making that a waste of money. Hexteck Gunblade is really costly. Not only that but its a late game item with vamp that wont do anything if focused.That and the slow DOESNT stack with Rylai's. Sure you get some AP but you can get even more for less with elixirs for only 300g a pop :O The main focus is to get as much AP as you can get for Lich Banes Effect which reads as follows: UNIQUE Passive: 100% chance when an ability is used that your next physical attack deals an additional 100% of your Ability Power in damage. MEANING the more AP you have the harder you hit.
Please Try my build before you - it. I gave you guys my reason, pls give me yours if you disagree and comment.
I hope you like what i feel is the best way to play Akali. At least for me.
With every champion you should play smart, be aware and Roflpwn alway!