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Akali at the moment.

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February 14, 2013 12:24pm
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Wheew EUW » February 14, 2013 12:24pm | Report
Farm till 6, get gunblade, get legendary at 20 mins.
Shes so strong now, u don´t even need the runepage anymore so shes even stronger :)
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by utopus » February 14, 2013 12:25pm | Report
I approve of the changes to akali. I never really liked how she had to have her own rune page. Now, that's no longer an issue ^^

The only downsides to akali are that she doesn't bring much CC to a team fight, and she isn't really tanky. You're pretty damn reliant on a strong jungler to take damage for team fights
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by PsiGuard » February 14, 2013 12:31pm | Report
utopus wrote:

I approve of the changes to akali. I never really liked how she had to have her own rune page. Now, that's no longer an issue ^^

The only downsides to akali are that she doesn't bring much CC to a team fight, and she isn't really tanky.

Warmog's Armor + Twilight Shroud is pretty damn tanky. It might not be quite as tanky as some top laners, but it's more than people like Kha'Zix usually get, so I don't think that's a particularly crippling downside.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Creedless » February 14, 2013 12:35pm | Report
I think the change to Akali is nice, maybe even necessary. I remember feeling very annoyed of not having my passive before I got items because I did not have the specific rune page for her.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by MyRepublic » February 14, 2013 12:58pm | Report
I really don't see a difference. This always happens with FOTM champs. Nothing really changes, but all of a sudden everyone decides that they're now much better and the people who played them when they weren't popular are just sitting back like "What?" I had something like an 80-90% win rate with her in season two and only ever went negative with her twice. She's always had that "Hit six, become legendary" thing going for her. People are just now recognizing it. It's just like what happened to ezreal.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Pheyniex » February 14, 2013 1:00pm | Report
as long as there is no cc, Akali is very tanky, or rather, tanky enough.


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Wheew EUW » February 14, 2013 1:06pm | Report
MyRepublic wrote:

I really don't see a difference. This always happens with FOTM champs. Nothing really changes, but all of a sudden everyone decides that they're now much better and the people who played them when they weren't popular are just sitting back like "What?" I had something like an 80-90% win rate with her in season two and only ever went negative with her twice. She's always had that "Hit six, become legendary" thing going for her. People are just now recognizing it. It's just like what happened to ezreal.


Thats what i had said, i only said shes even stronger now as you are not forced into a non optimal rune page for the champion.

And yes u only need like Gunblade, and maybe 1-2 more offensive items to do enough damage.
I will usually get Zhonia and Warmogs and become very tanky.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Bryun » February 14, 2013 5:52pm | Report
I pray she doesn't become FOTM..
I don't want another nerf just because people play her a lot. :(

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Embracing » February 14, 2013 6:00pm | Report
Now that you don't need the AD you can safely go AP Assassin which helps a lot
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by MyLilRafalca » February 14, 2013 6:10pm | Report
As a guy who hasn't played much Akali yet - curious whether you think she fits better at the moment top or mid. I know she can do both - but is she more optimal in one or the other? And what runes are you running on her now - mpen reds with ap quints? Thanks!
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