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Akali Build Guide by Akali187

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All Aspect Akali Guide OTP

By Akali187 | Updated on April 26, 2021
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  • LoL Champion: Akali
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    Glass Cannon
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    Fleet Footwork/Night Harvester
  • LoL Champion: Akali
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Runes: Sustain

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Precision
Fleet Footwork
Triumph
Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace

Domination
Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter
Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

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Greedy
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Champion Build Guide

All Aspect Akali Guide OTP

By Akali187
My Akali Guide

Table of Contents


Hi, I'm just a guy who loves to play Akali . I have only ever played Akali in league. Akali was the first champion I bought pre rework and still continued to play her after rework. I have played Akali in every role with every kind of runes and every item set. In my opinion Akali is the most fun champion in the game, from her fancy flips, too her extreme damage and mobility. I love to experiment with my champion and learn new things about her every day. Hopefully you will find this guide helpful as well as give you ideas to try new things. You will int a lot before you get a good grasp on her as well as her match ups so be patient..

Pros

  • Great Mobility
  • You will have the Time of Your Life playing Akali
  • High Damage
  • ManyDifferent Styles of gameplay
  • Almost every play you perform Looks Great
  • High Outplay Potential
  • Able to Take on Multiple Opponents

Cons


Their are no cons.
This is AKALI

Spells

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Flash and Ignite are great to use especially in mid lane so you can try and go for that early game first blood or that early game jungle kill over scuttle. It's also great to take against champions who have healing such as Vladimir and Darius. As well as if the enemy bot lane has a strong healing comp such as Sona or Soraka.
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Flash and Teleport are just as good, especially if your playing with a team and you have communication. When you have teleport always watch the other lanes and make sure you punish them if they over extend. Teleport is also great to manipulate minion waves as well as get back into lane quick if you had a poor start or died. Teleport also gives you the option to Teleport to your team if you are split pushing late game, in case your needed for a team fight or objective.

My Akali 18/03/2021
This section is just an update on how I am currently using Akali according to that date I put up, for those who are interested.
Runes
Spells
Items

You can play with many different runes with Akali. I've used all the runes before, the ones that I think are viable is, Conqueror, Fleet Foot Work, Electrocute, Dark Harvest, Omnistone and Grasp. My favourite is easily Electrocute, it just gives so much more burst damage but all the others work fine and are also quite fun!
Conqueror is great with Akali especially when versing a team that is tanky. Akali can proc conqueror quite easily especially because she can hit multiple targets at once with her Q and also can proc her e twice allowing it too stack faster. Conqueror is great for doing damage over time instead of going for the one shot one kill, you want to try and land your Q at as many enemies as you can while in team fights as you will shred your enemies as well as get insane heals from this rune.
Fleet is good if your versing someone who pokes you down a lot or if you want to stay in lane longer as it give you great sustain. Also the movement speed from Fleet works well with Akalis Passive
and W .
If you want to have a fun time pick this. You can one shot anyone in the game early especially with ignite. Late game its great for squishys even though you may over kill sometimes, other times it will save your life.
Dark harvest is also fun especially if you have a lot of stacks late game. It does tons of damage with your R and some people believe it helps with Akali's late game. I personally don't take this as I believe Akali's ult is plenty but give it a go maybe your play style is different.
Omnistone is also really fun and keeps you on your feet the whole game. Having dark harvest , Fleet Foot work , Conqueror and Electrocute is Over Powered as you can proc them really easily. But the down side is when you get lethal tempo , hail of blades and press the attack if you can't proc them you have to wait 45 seconds for another rune. If your willing to look past the other runes its great but you have to play according to the stone. Also your team mates will flame you as they think you will be trolling.
Grasp works great in the top lane allows you to heal heaps when you trade and gives you abit of health. I'm still working on this rune for a new experiment for Akali support. I've tried it top lane in ranked and it worked. Just build Gunblade like normal than rush spirit visage than buy Rylais . The Spirit Visage is for the increased heals from Gunblade and Revitalize and the Rylais is for Font of Life , the slow on Rylais activates Font of Life which allows your team mates to heal off slowed champions. You become a heavy healing tank who supports their team, I try go dark seal too make up for some missing damage but its still very fun.
Their are so many different secondary runes to pick with Akali. It is all preference at the end of the day just open your mind to the possibilities.
Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind allows you too have extra energy generation by 1.5 per second as well as restore 15% of your maximum energy after a take down, it is not really a must anymore after the reduced Akali Q Energy Cost but it can still help you with an Extra Q in team fights due to the enery restoration.
Triumph
Triumph is a great rune as it grants you an extra 20 gold on a take down as well as restore 12% of your missing health. This gives you that little more sustain in them long team fights against multiple opponents.
Legend: Bloodline
This grants you more life steal on top of your already huge healing build runes. You may want to take this if you feel you need more healing or if you don't like the other 2 options. (I personally don't take this as I believe Akali has enough heals from her gunblade as well as from conqueror and other side runes.)
Legend: Tenacity
This is great for Akali especially with conqueror as your doing consistent damage, you don't want to stop for anything. This reduces the amount of time your CC'd.(Works well with Mercury's Treads
Legend: Alacrity
Alot of people like to take this as they believe it makes her passive Assassin's Markproc smoother as well as allows Akali that touch more attack speed for pushing towers.
Last Stand
This rune is great when your on low health as it grants you tons of damage. I don't normally take this rune with Conqueror due to me being able to stay healthy because of Conquerors heals.
Cut Down
If your versing a team comp that is all tanks you can take it but you shouldn't take it in a normal game as you want to pick off the squishys. I personally don't use this rune.
Coup de Grace
This is the rune I use when I play conqueror as it just gives consistent damage to enemy champions who are lower than 40% health works well with your Perfect Execution as well!
Taste of Blood
Great for early game sustain I personally take this as it helps you stay in line and win trades.
Sudden Impact
This also works well with Akali as you can proc it easy and do more damage. It also has a short cool down 4secs.
Cheap Shot
Cheap shot works with your Five Point Strike tip slow, you can use this for the extra true damage but it is not as consistent as the other runes.
Eyeball Collection
I believe this is the best rune choice for this category as it gives a lot of bonus AP which allows you to snowball harder.
Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter is great for the extra sustain as it grants omni-vamp, great for Akali as she can heal through her abilities.
Ingenious Hunter
This gives you extra cooldown on your active abilities including wards. I used this rune for quite a while and it is really fun especially with Zhonya's Hourglass and Night Harvester. You get to abuse these actives. Though I don't think it is better than Ravenous Hunter but give it a try maybe it will suit your gameplay.
Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter is good for roaming as it gives you extra out of combat movement speed. If you love to roam alot and are greedy for kills you could take this.
Ultimate Hunter
This grants reduced Perfect Execution cooldown. A lot of Akali players feel her Perfect Execution has too much of a cool down especially during the times of the cool down nerf. But she is in a good place right now with this. But again if you want to do more flips sure go ahead and use this.
Abilities
Their are many ways to play Akali, you can either be a 1 shot kamikaze assassin or a damage over time Akali or even a utility support Akali they all work.Basic things you have to know is her kit of course and how to use it.
When you land any ability you are able to proc your passive Assassin's Mark which creates a ring, walking out of the ring gives you an empowered auto attack. If you don't walk out of the ring it will disappear in 5seconds. This gives you 5 seconds to auto attack or to bait the enemy champion to walk back toward you or something similar. This is great for level 1 trades as you can Five Point Strike than AA walk out of ring and Assassin's Markgain to proc electrocute. You want to use your abilities to gain as much empowered auto attacks as possible so you can keep consistent damage going in. Unless you are going for a quick burst combo.
Akali's Five Point Strike is the first ability you upgrade and is practically your main damage. Learn to use your Five Point Strike so it hits multiple opponents. Use your Twilight Shroud to line them up. Your Five Point Strike also slows at the tip. You can use Five Point Strike in other abilities such as your Shuriken Flip while you reactive it as your running back you can Five Point Strike before you land.
Akali's Twilight Shroudis a smoke bomb she throws and grants you invisibility while in the shroud. It also grants her extra energy so I recommend to use this at least after you have used Five Point Strike once. Use her Twilight Shroud to position your self in places where you can attack multiple enemies at once as well as use it to dodge enemy abilities. Obviously you can use it just to escape or waste time until your team mates arrive. Her invisibility is given away by true sight which allows players to target her. True sight includes Sonic Wave, Soul Shackles, Destiny, Focused Resolve, Ethereal Chains, Void Seekerand you will find many more this is just from the top of my head.
Akali's Shuriken Flip is her throwing a shuriken. When she throws it she flips backwards, this allows you to hop over walls, dodge abilities and look cool. If you land your Shuriken Flipyou are able to activate it again and you will travel to where ever it lands on.(It has to be a minion, monster, champion or her shroud.) Shuriken Flip is really good for engaging on champions who have low health or are really squishy as it does damage on landing as well as if you reactivate. Her Shuriken Flip is also great if your chasing enemies as you can throw it backwards to displace yourself toward the enemy thus closing the gap.
Akali's Perfect Execution is very powerful but can get you killed if not used correctly. Akali's Perfect Execution contains two parts first part she can only use it on an enemy champion and her second part is free to use anywhere. Her first part doesn't do much damage but is great to dodge other peoples abilities, chase down people or jump straight to the back line. ( You can dodge Unstoppable Force if timed well as well as many abilities if positioned correctly by hopping to other enemy champions or straight over your enemy champion. Her second part of the ult is where the damage is. You use this part to assassinate low health enemies, you want to use this like you use your Five Point Striketry to line up the enemies while your in your Twilight Shroud and the ULT AWAY Perfect Execution. If you think your in trouble go for an early Perfect Execution so you can use the second Perfect Execution to get out. Their are many creative ways to use Akali's Perfect Execution BE CREATIVE!
Starting Items
Great Item after after the changes for Akali as it now grants 5 Ability Power Per stack. Also now has 40 health instead of the "25% healing from potions" passive
Great if you want some health as well as early AP damage. Most people take this item. Mana is useless though and you can only take 2 health pots
I've used this many times it works, gives you a bit of life steal as well as health and damage.
This is the item I use when I go against tough match ups as well as when I'm taking the game serious. Most reliable item against all champs in my opinion.
People like to take it against heavy ad comps as well as heavy ad champs in lane with health pots. Can also build into Zhonya's Hourglass early or Ninja Tabi.
You can take boots first as well if you want that extra bit of movement speed early, maybe to get easier trades on ranged champions as well as dodge early poke.
Against heavy ap if you want to build into Banshee's Veil straight after your mythic item or get Mercury's Treads
No sustain but lots of early damage, if your confident why not, very greedy pick.
Does more physical damage, can take 3 pots or refill potion with it.
Mythic Items
"Riftmaker's mythic passive can grant up to 40 ability power and 10% omnivamp with 5 other Legendary items." Good item if you want more incoming heals during fights as well as the extra bonus Ability Power. You will do huge amounts of damage but not instantaneously. Like Night Harvester.
"Night Harvester's mythic passive can grant up to 25 ability haste with 5 other Legendary items." It does instantaneous damage per champion which is huge when it comes to fighting multiple champions. Great if your more of a bursty Akali player and just want to assassinate the enemies carry. No sustain compared to Riftmaker.
"Hextech Rocketbelt's mythic passive can grant up to 25 magic penetration with 5 other Legendary items." Gives you an active dash that grants you 30movement speed after use. Most people take this due to its mythic passive of 5 magic penetration per legendary item.
Boots
Great if you want more damage or you see your enemies building magic resist
Buy these if your enemy deals most of their damage through Auto Attacks or If your enemy team consists of a high Attack Damage composition.
Great if your enemy team has a lot of crowd control or if they have a high ability power team composition
Kombos
Akali's Combos are different in every situation depending on which champion your versing and which team comp your versing. You have to adapt to every situation and think instantly on the spot.

Q > P

Q > AA > P

E > E2 > P > Q > P

E > E2 > Q > P

E > E2 > P > Q > W > P > Q > P

R > E > E2 > Q > P > R2

This is an example of stringing combos against 2 enemies, in this case the opposing laner and jungler.

Laning Phase
The most important thing in laning phase is minions. Your goal is to acquire as many minions as you possible can whilst simultaneously trying to deny your opposing laner as many minions as you can. Your not just farming to beat your laner, your farming to beat everyone else in the game. The more gold and XP you have the easier it will be to continue the game and be strong, even if you don't get any kills. Patience is a must especially against tough match ups which will try to deny you from farming. Don't worry your time will come in the mid game where you shine in the team fights and assassinations. If your really struggling prepare your lane for a gank and ask your jungler for gank.
Wards
Always be mindful of your wards. Assess the game and see who your opponents are so you may ward accordingly, are your opponents someone you can fight and harass or someone that is able to harass you? If your able to harass the enemy, place offensive wards in the enemy jungle so you may invade when you can. If your not able to harass and they are strong against you, you may need to place wards around your learn so your aware if they are coming to GANK you.
Who does Akali Ban!
If your curious like me and love challenging yourself ban no one or Ask your team mates if they would like a certain champion banned. (Sometimes helping your team mates ban a champ can change the whole atmosphere of your team).

Depending on what role your playing your bans may change, for example if your playing Top you may want to ban a top laner you struggle against or if your playing mid you may want to ban a certain support who stops you from assassinating the ADC as you should be roaming heaps in the mid lane.

Typically as Akali you want to ban someone who stops you from doing Akali things, like using your Twilight Shroud(So champions who are able to put true sight on you easily like Lee Sin.) or destroying carries (a support who disables your assassination potential like Lulu with her polymorph). Or maybe you don't want to deal with a fed Renekton in the top lane, so you ban him even though your playing mid. Perhaps you can't stand another mid laner like Galio as he has great CC in team fights?

Theirs many champions you can ban when playing Akali but at the end of the day you can only ban one champion and theirs always going to be champions that counter your kit on the rift, but that is part of the game so get used to it and try to adapt.

Typically try and ban players who are annoying to play against and are picked often (theirs no point banning someone who annoys you but is barely ever played, you want to have some sort of consistency in your games). You can always look on websites that hold league stats such as LoL Graphs, as they tell you who the most played champions are in your ELO and region and you can ban according to that.

Again all this stuff is personal preference and their is no right or wrong way of who to ban.
Tips & Tricks

Using R to Wall Jump

This is an Example of how to use your abilities to play against strong melee champs with CC and one shot potential such as Renekton. In this case even if you get stunned your still moving a fair distance so your able to move again once they get back in melee range

Learn to try and hit multiple opponents with your Q, your objective is to do as much damage as you can so use your kit to its full potential.

Remember your very mobile with Akali and do lots of damage so try and take out as many enemies as you can in the team fights, target the squishiest champions first so you can move on too the next enemy as soon as possible. (Unless of-course their is a carry you have to eliminate each situation is different

Learn to try and hit multiple opponents with your Q, your objective is to do as much damage as you can so use your kit to its full potential.

In Game Clips
These are just random clips of me playing in game, if you like these my youtube is full of them check it out!
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