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Akshan Build Guide by TheWerefloof

Middle Fluffy's Akshan guide, with match-ups, builds and runes.

Middle Fluffy's Akshan guide, with match-ups, builds and runes.

Updated on August 9, 2021
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Runes: Standard

Press the Attack
Presence of Mind
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace

Shield Bash

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)


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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Who am I to decide how you should play Akshan? Huh. Just a guy. I don't have a flashy title or anything like that. I know I ain't selling myself well, but what I lack in prestige I make up for in being addicted to Akshan, I got mastery 5 and then 6 on Akshan not even 5 days into his release (I started playing a ton of splitgate recently though, need to get back on that grind). I want to share my experience with you all, and hopefully you can share your experience with myself. And eventually, you and I can get Akshan perma-banned like every other new champion.. Wait a minute-

Press the Attack Akshan can easily proc PtA with his doubled AA and his E, HoB isn't really that good since for the most part, you get those first three shots off very quick regardless.

Presence of Mind is just the better rune, Akshan isn't super mana hungry but Triumph will rarely save you with your ADC healthbar.

Legend: Bloodline is vital for crit Akshan since you won't be getting lifesteal from BotRK, but if you are going on-hit (or forsee a game where Immortal Shieldbow is necessary to survive) then going Legend: Alacrity is okay.

Coup de Grace is great on Akshan since it helps him assassinate better, for those sweet revives. However it is suboptimal into some team comps, mostly tank in which case you'd want to go Cut Down

Shield Bash is my current rune of choice, while it isn't much damage it's more then enough for me to value it on my runepage. I am going to be testing other runes however, so stay tuned.

Revitalize is a great rune, unlike Taste of Blood and Ravenous Hunter that only give you healing from your own damage, Revitalize will amplify all incoming healing AND shielding when below 40% health. In my tests Taste of Blood offers the exact same amount of mitigation, but do to League being a team game Revitalize is my choice.
First things first, On-hit or Crit? There's actually a lot of pros and cons to each, and you'll have to decide which is right for you in the moment.

If you build On-hit you attack a lot faster, which is pretty obvious but it means a lot more for Akshan. If you get good at cancelling your autos you can basically out kite anybody, making you a monster for bruisers and tanks. On-hit also has a lot more raw damage, where Crit relies on you hitting good E's and R's. This means you are a true menace to Bruisers, Tanks, even some Skirmishers. But it doesn't really help you much with Akshan's true enemy, mages.
In my oppinion if you're new to Akshan, you should 100% go On-hit. It's an amazing build if you don't know how to use your E as well, and it'll help train you to kite lick a god.

If you build crit, you do an absolute **** ton of damage with your abilities. Your E alone can melt any squishy target in moments, and your R can almost one-shot ADCs when you're fed (though, who doesn't one-shot ADCs when fed..) This makes Crit builds feel far more assassin like, although both can blow someone up nobody does it quite as good as Cri Akshan. I'd reccomend it into any team that's lacking on the healthy champs, but it does quite fine even when they have 1-2 bigger champs.
Hey! Thank you for checking out my guide. I know it isn't much, but I hope to do a comprehensive guide once I learn how to use the site. For now I wish you good luck on the rift, and hope I see you out there. I'll pick Pantheon. :^)
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