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Akali Build Guide by adzzb


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Season 8 | Akali - The UNSTOPPABLE Carry!

adzzb Last updated on January 5, 2018
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Akali Standard (Electrocute)

Akali Build

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch
Bonus:

+5.4 Attack Damage or 9 Ability Power (Adaptive)

Precision / Sorcery / Inspiration: +5.6 Attack Damage or 9 Ability Power (Adaptive)
Resolve: +65 Health

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Win 51%
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
8
Ability Key Q
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
9
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R

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Introduction

Hi guys, my name is Adam and today I'll be taking you through how to become a BEAST with Akali. Akali is one of those champions that people tend to forget about as she isn't played much on the pro scene, however, her insane burst and sustain off her passive make her a force to be reckoned with!
I have one tricked Akali for about three seasons now, starting in bronze and working my way up to platinum, in which I am still climbing :P I was ranked top 10 Akali in OCE before I decided to take a super long break and am now working my way up to rank #1 in OCE before setting my sights on becoming the #1 ranked Akali in the world.

Anyway enjoy the guide, oh and if you have twitch, feel free to follow me on twitch.tv/adzzteemo or check out some of the videos on my Youtube that will show my gameplay and item builds in action =)


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Pros / Cons

Pros


+ Has EVERYTHING you want in an assassin
+ INSANE BURST
+ Massive sustain due to her passive Twin Disciplines
+ Can go invisible and blink using her Twilight Shroud
+ High mobility with the ability to stick onto any champion very easily using Shadow Dance
+ Great split pushing power with the second part of Twin Disciplines
Cons


- Semi-weak early game
- Heavily reliant on Hextech Gunblade to powerspike
- Can be bullied by range very easily early
- Hard to come back if she is behind
- Champs with point and click CC such as Annie can demolish her in lane


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Abilities

Twin Disciplines (Passive)

Akali's first two attacks are empowered. The first strike heals her, and the second strike deals bonus magic damage. Twin Disciplines will recharge itself automatically a short while after being used.

Mark of the Assassin (Q)

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 throws her kama at a target enemy to deal 35/55/75/95/115 (+40% Ability Power) magic damage and mark the target for 6 seconds.Akali's melee attacks against a marked target will consume the mark to deal 45/70/95/120/145 (+50% Ability Power) magic damage and restore 40 energy.

Twilight Shroud (W)

Akali teleports to a nearby location, leaving a cover of smoke at her previous location. While inside the shroud, Akali becomes Invisible and gains Movement Speed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her. Enemies inside the smoke have their Movement Speed reduced.

Akali teleports to a nearby location, leaving a cover of smoke at her previous location that lasts for 8 seconds and slows enemies within its area by 14/18/22/26/30%.While inside the shroud Akali gains Invisibility and 20/40/60/80/100% movement speed. Attacking or using abilities briefly removes Invisibility.

Stealth - Invisible: Akali can only be revealed by nearby enemy Turrets.

Crescent Slash (E)

Akali flourishes her kamas, dealing damage based on her bonus Attack Damage and Ability Power. When Crescent Slash kills a unit, it has a shorter cooldown.

Akali flourishes her kamas, slicing enemies for 70/100/130/160/190 (+80% bonus Attack Damage) (+60% Ability Power) physical damage. If Crescent Slash kills an enemy, its cooldown is refunded by 60%.

Shadow Dance (R)

PASSIVE: Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike through her target, dealing damage and consuming an Essence of Shadow charge. Akali recharges Essence of Shadow charges periodically, max 3 stacks.

ACTIVE: Akali quickly strikes through her target, dealing 50/100/150 (+25% Ability Power) magic damage. Akali stores an Essence of Shadow on kills and assists as well as every 30/22.5/15 seconds up to 3 total.22.5/15 seconds up to 3 total.


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Spells


Flash: is always going to be running on Akali. Combined with her Twilight Shroud this enables a lot of distance to be covered in a short amount of time, giving you the advantage of surprising laners that think they're far enough to not get bursted.

Ignite: I always run ignite as it provides that extra little bit of damage that you will need to finish the champion off. Also for a lot of AD champs, it will stop their life steal from autos and give you the upper hand.

Exhaust: This is super, super rare to ever be used for Akali however, if you are unsure about laning phase and want the extra ability to survive in lane or to engage even harder, then feel free to take exhaust!


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Match Up and Combos

Ok, now we've got your spells and runes set! However, the most important aspect of any champ is how you play the lane! So i'll take you through some of the most common match ups, how to deal with them and some of the combos I use. (NOTE: I will be uploading more match ups as I complete commentaries on them)

Akali vs Yasuo:

All combos, runes and masteries are in the Youtube video or shown above!

Akali vs Riven:

The main combo I used in this game was:

Early Game: q > w > aa > q > aa
Mid to Late: r > gunblade > q > aa > e > w > r > q > aa etc.

Akali vs Katarina: