Akali Build Guide by KankleTankZ
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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 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.''
This is my first guide I've done so bare with me on this but through my time with Akali I've been through many build and many fail builds until i finally came up with my own to where i hardly ever lose to anyone. This build will give you the highest burst damage I've personally ever seen. Out of a my 240 so games I've played her about 185 of them and out of those 185 games with her my score has almost always been positive ill occasionally have a bad day with her and fail completely but everyone has those days but anyways I hope you enjoy my guide.
Pros / Cons
*High Burst Damage
*Best Champ to take down any carry
*Hard to kill 1v1
*Almost no ever escapes her ult(if used wisely)
*Never focused unless you piss someone off or they are smart and finds the carry but you can easily out burst them and W if scared.
*can be destroyed easy if not careful for ganks
*if you are stunned or feared you can most likely be destroyed
*noobs will QQ
*not a good jungler dont do it
*if focused by two or more champs thing may get tricky
ALWAYS FOCUS THE SQUISHIER CHAMPS ALWAYS. The best Sequence I use is Q-R-Auto Attack-E-Q-Auto Attack-R-E-if they run use your last ult then E and they should be day or very close to it which is when ignite will come in handy. Only use your W if you feel you can be beat or you are getting ganked so you can juke easily. You Can use you ult to juke and even kick towards enemy minions if you chase and need to get away from a gank or turret.
I used these runes because they activate her passive which helps out alot early game if you can pull off an organized gank or even get someone 1v1 you can destroy them easy. Also the Seals will help you alot in late game along with rylai's crystal scepter
Sorcers shoes are great to have when you need to get through tankier targets. Rylai's scepter is a key item for akali no for the ability power but for the health and the occasional slow you get form the passive of the item. Mejai's is an item i prefer mostly because the more stacks the more you will kill if you are fully stacked and built you should have at least 720 AP and unstoppable.
When i play Akali I constantly harass with my Q and throw down my w when I can to keep my enemy's at bay so I can farm if they get ballsy just show your burst damage potential I also use my W to face check bushes to make sure they are empty. Akali also has decent farming ability with her E ability I personally find the point inside all the minions to use my E for maximum efficiency. You should never initiate a fight or gank until 6 because you can easily be focused and taken out of the picture. I only use my ignite when necessary( ex.) I use my skill sequence and if they aren't dead yet then I use my ignite to finish off what little bit of health they have left also in a trynda*** circumstance burst the OP *** down and ignite a sec after gay undying rage ulti. REMINDER ALWAYS FOCUS SQUISHIES cant stress it enough akali can easily be out of team fights in a heartbeat if you fight the tankier champs instead take the squishies out and let the other enemy champs be scared because they are the last ones standing. I also ignore jungling you should only be getting buffs off of champs you are laning against or see with buffs and annihilate. Also its good to move in and out of fog of war or bushes to keep them scared of where you are and if you know you can take them start a fight with your ult so it happens so fast they dont even know what hit them.
Best Laning Partners
I prefer a champ with alot of stuns but also champs with slows and fears so you can burst them down with no problems. (champs with * next to their name is the the most preferred)
most AP users
stealth units like twitch or shaco