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League of Legends Build Guide Author NeverLCS

Balance in all Things, Except Me- Semi In Depth Akali guide.

NeverLCS Last updated on August 13, 2014
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Ability Sequence

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

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Offense: 21

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

Threats to Akali with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Fizz Your Both melee so after six you can go in on him so easily.
Yasuo You DESTROY yasuo in every way. Your only projectile is your q (cd of 6/5.5/5/4.5/4) which completely counters his windwall and makes one ability useless because its cd is 26/24/22/20/18 and he maxes that last and you max your q first.
Ryze You can destroy ryze, he wont mess with you presix cuz he cant do anything either and later when you go in on him you can shroud when he snares you and all his abilities he has to see you.
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Hello, I picked Akali because she is my best champion and I have finally started winning in ranked because of her and I know her inside and out and out she is kinda easy to play but very hard to master and not a lot of lanes are easy for her ESPECIALLY pre 6, so I just wanna help others master her and do good with her because she can easily carry games alone.

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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. 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


+ Ridiculous Damage
+ High Juke Potential
+ Amazing Roaming
+ Can't Escape Her
+ Carries Hard
+ Passive Spell Vamp
+ Hard to shutdown
+ Is Practically useless without kills.
+ Not the easiest laning phase
+ Incredibly weak pre-6

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When to Pick Akali

Good Pick
+ Squishy Targets
+ Lack of cc (enemy team)
+ When your team has no strong assassin
Bad Pick
+ Enemy has very heavy cc
+ A good Siegeing team
+ Teams that have a lot of true vision

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    After you use your q you want to activate the mark with an AA because it does more damage than activating it with your e and your e does good damage without the mark unlike your aa.
    If you are Running back to lane you can ult to a minion in lane and e for the spell vamp and to get to safety.
    If you get caught in the jungle ward a jungle camp and shroud then ult to the camp and once again e for the spell vamp (the monsters will start to attack you anyway)
    Try to Shroud touching 2 bushes because they can't see you and you can go into the bush they wouldn't think you would go in and they will think you sat in the shroud then they will check the other bush, giving you time to recall, get health from pots, or even for the minions to push far enough for you to ult to.

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    You can q a minion and then last hit it and get some health and do more damage because you will be zoned pre 6.
    Sadly you do not get a reset on your ult if you kill a minion only if you kill a champion so dont last hit with your ult. (you're not Irleia XD)
    If you q then e that minion it does more damage to surrounding targets and hits more surrounding targets.
    You will find it easier to last hit as your build progresses for your aa damage scales off of ap.

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Team Fights

In team fights you want to jump on their adc and kill them immediately. You can then get away if no one has true vision by using your shroud and hopefully an enemy unit other than a fed champion is nearby for you to ult to. Never Forget about your resets or that you have amazing amounts of spell vamp and 10% lifesteal.

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Akali can carry you very far in solo que and she has ridiculous survivability with her passive Twins Discipline and your and maybe and her ridiculous overall and burst damage. But you have to play passive pre 6 and you cannot get cocky, well at least until you get your lol.