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Akali Build Guide by xSagi

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S11 detailed guide | EUW s10 Diamond Akali OTP

By xSagi | Updated on April 17, 2021
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Runes: standard conq riftmaker

1 2 3 4 5 6
Precision
Conqueror
Presence of Mind
Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace

Domination
Taste of Blood
Ultimate Hunter
Bonus:

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

Spells:

1 2 3
TP FLASH
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Ranked #58 in
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Win 49%
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Champion Build Guide

S11 detailed guide | EUW s10 Diamond Akali OTP

By xSagi
PROS & CONS

pros


-high mobility.
-high burst.
-2v1 potential.
-high safety.
-execution ult.
-hybrid scaling.

cons


-**** early
-hard mechanic champ.
-squishy.
-easy to fall behind with.
-hard to master and reach a level u can carry with and influence games.
-falls in late game.
-low objectives damage (can't really do something with baron etc).
-get hard counter by cc.
-melee champ.
ITEMS Back to Top

ITEMS



Doran's Blade - standart with conquerer

Doran's Ring - standard with fleet and elec, if the enemy has double armor runes for some reason go dring with conq as well.

Dark Seal - smurfing/confident u won't die.

Riftmaker - bruiser conq/when going against a tanky comp with fleet.

Hextech Rocketbelt - assasin build.

Zhonya's Hourglass - always unless they have 5 ap, if it's a tough ad matchup ( Kled, Renekton, Zed etc.) u can rush Seeker's Armguard before Mythic and complete it after.

Rabadon's Deathcap - usually built when u ahead/need the extra dmg and not any defensive stat or pen, 4-6 item not earlier.

Lich Bane - if ahead / assassin build.

Morellonomicon - rush oblvion orb against hard heals and finish it later.

Rylai's Crystal Scepter - I don't build this item but if u feel like u need the slowness because u getting kited a lot, go for it.

Void Staff - whenever people stack magic resist on the enemy team.

Guardian Angel - against 4-5 ad-team last item.

Maw of Malmortius - against hard cc and burst ap champs that have a huge amount of burst ( Zoe, Syndra, Ahri, Vel'Koz, etc) and u have a hard time dealing with (not only 1).

Banshee's Veil - usually better than Maw of Malmortius but less efficient vs high burst, u can build both if it's a full ap team.

Sorcerer's Shoes - best option go for it 90% of the time unless one of the following \/.

Mercury's Treads against a high amount of cc, can also be an option if u fed against an ap team and don't wanna buy Banshee's Veil.

Ninja Tabi 3-5 auto attackers and u don't have any lead / insecure vs 3-5 ad champs team / full ad enemy team and u wanna build ap item instead of Guardian Angel
RUNES Back to Top

RUNES



KEYSTONES



Conqueror - the best keystone for Akali atm.

Electrocute - squishy team.

Fleet Footwork - hard poke matchup

TREES


Presence of Mind - most have.

Legend: Tenacity - vs cc.

Legend: Alacrity - my favorite cause u can farm better, combo faster, get turrets faster which means u can sideline better.

Coup de Grace - almost all the time.

Cut Down - vs 3-5 tanks.

Last Stand matchups u lost shorttrades.

Taste of Blood - melee matchup.

Sudden Impact - ranged matchup.

Eyeball Collection - always on elec page, take instead of tob if u wanna one shot casters.

Ravenous Hunter - stacks really well with Riftmaker and Conqueror heal and the best option for Akali.

Ultimate Hunter - I usually take it in addition to Taste of Blood on my conq page.

Bone Plating - take it into Sett, Renekton and Wukong as secondary to Conqueror.

Second Wind - into poke matchups.

Unflinching - really good rune for Akali if, take it into hard cc teams but usually Overgrowth better.

Overgrowth - good for having some extra hp in later stages of the game.

Revitalize - there are better options but can be good with Conqueror, Fleet Footwork and Riftmaker heals.

Celerity - pretty ok nice to have the extra movement speed from your kit/items etc.

Absolute Focus - good for laning.

Scorch - goes well with Qs poke.

Gathering Storm - really good for low elo when games last long.

Minion Dematerializer - I really like this rune as secondary for Conqueror after the q damage nerfs so I can still one-shot backline, even though Domination is better.

Magical Footwear - in addition to Minion Dematerializer
BUILD PATH Back to Top
build path

why to start each one of the starting items? -
u go ring with elec or fleet because both keystones scale with both ad and ap so ring will just give u more heals on fleet and more dmg on elec.

u go dorans shield into poke matchups.

u go dblade when u have conquerer.

riftmaker & conq:
Doran's Blade -> if against ad go Seeker's Armguard and if against heavy heals Oblivion Orb -> Riftmaker > ur choice of boots, if a lot of cc go Mercury's Treads, heavy ad Ninja Tabi but usually just go Sorcerer's Shoes -> Zhonya's Hourglass -> Demonic Embrace / Morellonomicon -> Rabadon's Deathcap/ Void Staff.

riftmaker & fleet:
Doran's Ring -> if against ad go Seeker's Armguard and if against heavy heals Oblivion Orb -> Riftmaker > ur choice of boots, if a lot of cc go Mercury's Treads, heavy ad Ninja Tabi but usually just go Sorcerer's Shoes -> Zhonya's Hourglass -> Demonic Embrace / Morellonomicon -> Rabadon's Deathcap/ Void Staff.

assasin fleet/elec:
Doran's Ring -> Night Harvester u wanna try to get Hextech Revolver on first back -> Sorcerer's Shoes -> Lich Bane -> Zhonya's Hourglass -> Rabadon's Deathcap -> Void Staff.
SUMMONER SPELLS Back to Top

Summoner spells


Flash standard one.
Teleport standart for toplane
Ignite standart for mid lane as secondary for flash, if against an healing matchup on toplane go Teleport + Ignite

Teleport + Ignite - Aatrox, Renekton, Illaoi, Mordekaiser, Irelia, Nasus, Sylas, Dr. Mundo, Vladimir.
COMBOS Back to Top

trading lvl 1


Five Point Strike Assassin's Mark Five Point Strike Assassin's Mark

enemy stepping forward punish


Shuriken Flip Shuriken Flip2 Assassin's Mark Five Point Strike Twilight Shroud Assassin's Mark Five Point Strike

against squishy target lvl 6


Perfect Execution - Shuriken Flip - Shuriken Flip2 - Assassin's Mark
Five Point Strike - Twilight Shroud - Assassin's Mark - Five Point Strike - Perfect Execution2

No delay flash r1

Perfect Execution (out of range)- Flash

Redirect/ expend r2

perfext execution2 - Flash mid animation

Will make video examples soon

-everything can be extended into all in if u have the opportunity.
MATCHUPS Back to Top

MATCHUPS


if your goal is to get better as an Akali player u need to learn all the matchups and how to did with the tough ones.


Kled


Kled can reveal u in ur shroud, he's really tanky and able to out sustain and abuse ur low armor to burst u and run u down if he hits his Beartrap on a Rope / Pocket Pistol at the laning phase. don't use the second part of Perfect Execution if he still has his Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard, try to kill his using the first part of your Perfect Execution and normal abilities and use the second part to burst him without his Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard. rushing Seeker's Armguard is a good option.

LeBlanc


Leblanc can be really frustrating to deal with, she can reveal you in shroud, she can outburst you and dodge your skillshots using her Distortion, usually, if she hits her Ethereal Chains she wins the fight if she misses u win the fight, try to punish her when she to farm with her Distortion and hit your Shuriken Flip but be careful to not reactivate it if she can just use it to go back under turret.

Renekton


really tough matchup stay safe until LVL 3 give up farm if needed because he can always just dash into u press w and chunk most of ur hp, take bone plating and rush seekers armguard, try to trade with getting hit by his empowered Cull the Meek, if you're under 80% when he has 6 he will probably be able to dive u with his ult so be careful and use your Twilight Shroud to try to outplay him under turret.

Yasuo


Yasuo is an Akali favor matchup. a lot of Akali players having troubles with this one for some reason, here are some tips for dealing with him.
1. trade heavily LVL 1 and notice he's XP so he won't get LVL 2 before u and run u down.
2. you can go all in LVL 3 if u hit ur e, the best way to hit e is to wait for him to dash on a minion to hit u with he's q and throw it on him.
3. don't use qs in an obvious way so he won't wind wall it.
4. don't throw abilities without thinking because he can dodge it easily dashing to a minion.
5. if u having a hard time fighting him just wait to 6 and full health combo him with ult u will always win that fight.

Katarina


Katarina is a straight up skill matchup, u win LVL 1-3, don't get caught LVL behind on levels 1-3, bait her to e into a dagger, and e her right after she does, save one of ur mobility abilities to leave her ult (r1, r2, e1).

Mordekaiser


Easy matchup, run tp ignite maximize your damage input by using passive after every ability because he's tanky, dodge his e with your e don't use abilities that arent your q into his w shield and if u cant 1v1 him in his ult stall as much as u can and hide in shroud until it's over.

irela


dodge her stun with your e, if she hits u can get hurt heavily and maybe even die.
after u dodge it go in kill her don't miss ur qs because she dashed into minions.

Sion


trade heavily until he's low enough to all in, don't underestimate his damage, dodge his q with your e.

Dr. Mundo


tp ignite, trading and harssing a lot, dont all in without ignite/oblivion orb.

Kayle


personal preference to me is to go elec page and perma harras and trade, if you ain't secure enough for it go fleet and play the lane, freeze if u can, zone if u can and dont combo her ult.

Garen


the best tip I can give you into Garen is to never get bored. as soon as u do a mistake and be over aggressive he will just chunk ur hp and might even kill you, every time he q you e back and if he uses it on minion u go in if not u back off.
if he ends up hitting a q when your e is on cooldown open shroud and dodge his spins so he doesn't shred you, short trades, u cant all in him from full with your ult just trade until he's low enough to combo.

Fiora


don't throw your e into her parry it will just cancel the mark as well, try to not combo into her parry so u won't waste damage, rush oblivion orb, trade safe early lvls don't let her run u down.

Illaoi


tp ignite, walk up to bait her e and e back as soon as she misses it go in and trade while dodging her tentacles by using shroud, never fight inside her tentacles, all in when ignite is up and burst her down before she heals (even with ignite u need to do it quickly), another way to dodge her e is to ult through her and usually in low elo they will just throw it at the place u stand before ult.

Riven


dont walk up too far lvl 1, dodge her first q/other combos from that requires u to stand next to her) using your e.

Tryndamere


respect his lvl 1, every time he e in you e back and go in for a short trade after that you disengage with your shroud, don't forget your shroud last as long as his ult.

Aatrox


don't get hit by his qs crit, go tp ignite, if he w dodge it with e AND DONT DASH INTO HES Q'S IT WILL GET CANCELED.

Darius


if he pulls u in e out, if he q dodge it with e and go in when its over punish for it, don't get caught without shroud or e cause he will just run u down, tp ignite is an option but don't u better have flash against him just rush anti heal.

Zed


Zed is another skill matchup Akali sided. don't get hit by his w-e-q combo, activate shroud when he ult u and ult him back, try to bully him pre 6.

Anivia


u can go any rune page into her fleet is the safest choice, start dshield, play safe until 3, utilitze the max amount of passive u can get with ur abillities so u dont run out of dmg with her egg(passive), if she wall behidn u e over it.
more will be added in the future.
TIPS & TRICKS Back to Top
1. you can use abilities while casting the second part of Shuriken Flip.

2. if u in a close fight and u need more dmg try to use e1 passive and then e2.

3. u can use ur Shuriken Flip backward to surprise hit with your Five Point Strike or just to chase someone, there are some walls u can go through as well.

4. your Five Point Strike at max range slow people for a short duration.

5. don't use Twilight Shroud in a long sustain fight until u have used the same or more than the energy it recovers in order to maximize the amount of Five Point Strike u can use.
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