Akali Build Guide by iChaz
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Welcome to my very first guide !
Im iChaz on EU-NE and have played it as main for 2-3 months...
I think I'm pretty decent Akali player and I'd like to share something w/u guys! :)
At runes I'll run:
7 AD marks to activate your passive at level one if you wanna start with boots and 2 Magic penetration marks, so you deal slightly more damage :)
9 HP per Level seals, it is rly helpful in early game, and in end game it's like free 'Ruby Crystal'
9 AP glyphs, again, you need to activate your passive early game. [Saying later why ;)]
3 AP Quints, pretty much the same with glyphs :)
Masteries- basicly, all you need from there is 15% magic penetration and 3 AD, yes 3AD is really improtant, explaining later in 'Skill Sequence' chapter.
Okay, let's move on ;)
This is really important to read.
At first you max R if you can, well, this needs no explenation why.
This skill is really easy to explain. With your ultimate, you can jump to enemy. This combined with your Q = massive damage. So basicly your Akali combo is: Q>R>AutoAttack>E if you can etc.
This skill has no cost and .5 cooldown. You gain one 'Shadow Dance' after short time or on champion kill/assist.
At second you should max: Mark of the Assasin.
Why ? This is your main damage, your everything. Comboing this with your R, you can simply win the game ;) If you take a first look at this skill damage, it looks pretty low and everything, but after yoo cast your Q, you need to autoattack the target who has the 'Mark of the Assasin' on him. So you deal the same damage again + your passive damage + 'Sheen'/'Lich Bane' damage.
If you autoattack after Q, you get your energy back :)
CRESCENT SLASH the 'E':
Whenever you press E, Akali spins her blades w/e.
Basicly used for farming, nothing else, because you will become OOM, if you use E on your combo :)
Twilight Shroud the 'W':
Akali throws down a cloud, and you will become instantly invisible in this and gaining bonus armor and magic resist in this. You should probably cast your W after you first Q>R>autoattack combo, so the opponent can't attack you back :)
Twin Distcipline - the passive:
Now I'll explain why do you need 10 AD and 20 AP in the begginning of the game.
You will get 10% spellvamp from 10 AD, and you deal extra damage on autoattacks from your 20 AP.
This is very big advantage early game and huge damage from mid-game to late-game .
I think thats it about the skills :)
Summoner spells huehue:
This is the easy part.
There arent many changes to Akali IMO!
Flash: This spell is just OP. You can: jump over wall to escape or to kill enemy; You can flash>Baronsteal>Invis etc etc.
The second decent summoner spells are: Exhaust, Ghost, Ignite.
Those spells you can choose freely, but I reccommend 'Ignite'. Cuz 410 true damage @ level 18 is nice :)
Creeping / Jungling
You can jungle Akali, runes/masteries are pretty much the same, just imporve Smite.
Start off with Blue and gank as often as you can.
I haven't seen a decent Akali jungler tho, but everybody can learn it, so good luck ! ;)
Decent champion for SoloQ, you can carry your whole team, if well played, and it is pretty hard to fail with, if you have been practicing it for a while ! :)
There's probably 30948120 TypOOH's.
But still, it's my first guide ever, and I will improve this.
If I missed anything important, just let me know, and I will fix it ! :)
So now: Log Into LoL, buy Akali, and go kill some newbs !