Build Guide by Ninja
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This is a guide to to the best amount of burst with akali
First off, akali early game is SQUISHY but can do a high amount of damaged if not focused in early team fights, lets go to her abilitys.
Mark of the Assassin - Akali spins her kama at a target enemy to deal magic damage and mark the target for 6 seconds. Akali's melee attacks against a marked target will trigger and consume the mark to cause additional damage and restore energy.
Akali spins her kama at a target enemy to deal 50/75/100/125/150 (+0.4) magic damage and mark the target for 6 seconds.
Akali's melee attacks against a marked target will trigger and consume the mark to cause 50/75/100/125/150 (+0.4) magic damage and restore 20/25/30/35/40 energy.
This is her harassment skill, since you run off of energy u dont have to worry about mana regen or anything, in addition to the free 60 damage early game if u hit the target u threw the ability at......it will trigger your mark and deal EXTRA damage and returning energy.
Twilight Shroud - Akali throws down a cover of smoke. While inside the area, Akali gains armor and magic resist and becomes stealthed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her. Enemies inside the smoke have their movement speed reduced.
Akali throws down a cover of smoke that lasts for 8/8/8/8/8 seconds. While inside the area, Akali gains 10/20/30/40/50 armor and magic resist and becomes stealthed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her.
Enemies inside the smoke have their movement speed reduced by 14/18/22/26/30%.
Though you only have to put 1 point into this ability, it is well worth it, due to the fact the 1. its your ONLY getaway ability, but 2. it can be used to help teammates runaway but can help you chase enemys with its slow.
Crescent Slash - Akali flourishes her kamas, dealing damage based on her attack damage and ability power.
Akali flourishes her kamas, hitting nearby units for 30/55/80/105/130 (0.3 + ) physical damage.
Dont get me wrong, this is a good ability IF YOU GO ATTACK DAMAGE this will still last hit people but can hit alot of champions and help your team win the fight.
Shadow Dance - Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike her target, dealing damage and consuming an Essence of Shadow charge. Akali recharges Essence of Shadow charges both periodically and upon kills and assists, max 3 stacks.
Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike her target, dealing 100/175/250 (+0.5) magic damage.
Akali stores an Essence of Shadow on kills and assists as well as every 25/20/15 seconds up to 3 total.
1 Essence of Shadow
This is akalis 2nd best skill in my eyes, not only does it have good range, but with your Rylais Scepter it can be used to help u trigger Mark of the Assassin ability, all around great spell.
Runes: I like armor pen reds because early game her mark of the assassin can do great amounts of damage
Yellow: You need dodge because shes a squishy early game champion, and stacks with you NIMBLENESS mastery.
Blues: Cooldown reduction is KEY because it helps you spam you Mark of the Assassin.
Quintessences: 1 armor pen because of my reds, but 2 flat healths because again shes a squishy early game.
Early game: With your boots of speed and health pots, you should be harassing the person your laning with, but also last hitting minions with it as well. Start ganking at level 6 just to ensure you can catch up with people using your ultimate
Mid game: With Guinsoos Rageblade ALWAYS try to keep those stacks at 8, because you will be able to do max amount of damage instead of having to wait 5 seconds to get all the stacks... At this point your dodge chance is ridiculous and in a chase your Nimbleness should help you catch up.
Late game: At this point you SHOULD have your Rylais Scepter and halfway into hextech gunblade, Mark of Assassin then quickly after ult to your target doing about 400 damage (to alow MR champion) Cresent slash and chase with your ultimate and the Rylais scepter slow.
Items: Boots of speed: Well, SPEED because of her squishyness
Ninja tabi: Not only does this give you ARMOR and DODGE CHANCE but it also helps your Nimbleness proc helping you either chase or run away
Guinsoos Ragelade: Why wouldnt you want something that completely beefs you up with your passive and when you have 8 stacks.
Rylais Scepter: Again a 500 health item with 80 AP AND A SLOW this item is a NEED just because it gives you survivability, 80 AP, and a slow to catch up to your targets.
Hextech Gunblade: This is basically a Rageblade, amazing with your passive and its active to slow people is great as well.
Abssyall Scepter: This helps you do more damage to high MR champs but also give you a great amount of AP.
Overall: Akali is a great early game burst, but is still squishy, mid game you can still be able to gank just not effiecently. Late game is when Akali shines being able to slow enemy's with her scepter but can also burst down squishys really good.
This is my first guide please leave comments i like critisicm