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League of Legends (LoL) Question: How To Akali?

Posted in Champions | Tags: Akali Heimerdinger 7,658

  • Slowbob

    How To Akali?

    I don't know how to counter Heimerdinger as Akali. I usually play safe under turret. But then they roam bot and feed themselves...

    I don't know how not to tilt/how to play Akali without inting...

    I need help on how to play Akali better... Any advice!?!??!
  • Answers (4)

    KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | March 20, 2018 8:07am
    First of, what are your starting items when you lane against Heimerdinger?
    Second, if you aren't very confidend in your ability to lane against him it might be worth taking Teleport instead of Ignite just because of the amount of pressure this gives to you around the map.
    If you get pocked out, Teleport back to lane without giving him a kill or losing much lane pressure.
    If he roams and you have saved Teleport, you can instantly go to the same lane as him or to the opposite lane to make a play there.
    The reason Heimerdinger roams a lot is because he can just instantly shove every wave.
    Another option for you might be to take Minion Dematerializer to instantly clear the canon minions. That will take a lot of his pushing power away.
    I like to go Mercury's Treads when I play against Heimerdinger because it helps against his stuns + his damage.
    One last thing I you could do when he puts up a turret: wait until the biggest part of the damage from the turret is gone and then auto, q, auto it to instantly clear it.
    The most important part is to not play scared of him. You are Akali and need to snowball early game.

    In the link below is my guide to Akali, you can look in there for some ideas.

    Also, if you really want to learn about Akali I suggest you subscribe to Professor Akali on Youtube. He is a very good Akali player and you can learn a lot from him.

    Don't play too safe, even if it is vs Heimerdinger.

    I hope this will help you with your problems,

    TheAuthor_93 (1) | March 23, 2018 8:30am
    Wow, this will be helpfull for me as well! I am trying to learn Akali and there's some really good advice in here! So good question and nice advice!
    KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | March 23, 2018 8:50am
    Glad I could help! If you have more questions feel free to ask anytime!
    Slowbob (8) | March 21, 2018 5:46pm
    Thanks for such a lengthy reply, and with links to more help... wow :D I should probably mention that I've got mastery level 4 on but I still suck with her (I think I've tilted my self to the point of no return with Akali...)
    KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | March 22, 2018 12:59am
    Don't worry, I am at mastery level 7 on Akali and I still feed really hard some games. You can't snowball every game.
    Another option that I didn't think of before is that you can just ask your toplaner to switch lanes with you.
    But as I said, don't get too scared of Heimerdinger. He is annoying, but nothing a good Akali can't overcome! :D
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    AbaddonSoulchain (16) | March 28, 2018 4:19pm
    Akali is due for a rework soon, right after Aatrox who is after Irelia so maybe don't get too much into playing her now. Chances are she will be very different soon. Sorry, I know this doesn't help you, I just wanted to put it out there.
    Slowbob (8) | April 12, 2018 6:24am
    Why is Aatrox getting a rework?! He got buffed back into play-ability (hes playable now)... Where did you find this information?! HMMMMMM
    AbaddonSoulchain (16) | April 12, 2018 7:06am
    Aatrox has been confirmed for a rework for a long time now, after Irelia fully releases on all servers, it's his turn. It'll only be a gameplay update, nothing like the full visual and gameplay updates that Irelia went through and Akali probably will. Also, I don't like your tone very much, if you don't believe me, you can just google "lol champion reworks" and see for yourself.
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    Prate_k (24) | March 20, 2018 1:09pm
    one word answer = "Roam". Heimer puts his little turrets and farms sitting in one place. If you can't farm then roam to enemy jungle, ward at krugs early on etc... Heimer can't follow up quickly. That's where you get kills and leads.
    Slowbob (8) | March 21, 2018 5:43pm
    Prate_k (24) | March 21, 2018 8:42pm
    One option you have is take Barrier against heimer. Once you reach your item spike and know you can kill him or at least burst him down considerably, you can go in. The good thing about akali is you can stealth from the mini turrets (i'm not sure of that?) and jump to heimer in and out force him back.
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    moon827 (14) | March 20, 2018 7:09am
    For Ban Phase of champ select, if you are going to play Akali, ban Annie. She is your #1 counter and will destroy you in any given circumstance. Her early game isnt the strongest, so you need to play passive until you hit lvl 6. Once you hit 6, you can roam to bot lane, and maybe pick up a kill or 2, trying to get yourself ahead of your enemy. Once you get gunblade (rush Hextech Gunblade), you will hit your first and most important power spike. Try to capitalize off of it as much as possible, getting yourself ahead for late game, due to the fact that akali gets her kills stolen a lot when you hit the ~30 minute mark.

    Hope this helps,

    KajiKumihoAkukei (140) | March 20, 2018 8:16am
    I think he mainly has trouble laning vs Heimerdinger, which is no surprise as many people do vs. the ****er. But IMO it's not really that hard of a matchup if you just play enough games with Akali and you learn all her combo's. :)
    Slowbob (8) | March 21, 2018 5:52pm
    Lol as I said in my last reply, I have a decent amount of experience with Akali, my problem is that Heimer starts to build a bunch of turrets in lane, then when I try to get cs, his damn turrets do like... 25% of my hp. Then I get to afraid to engage him.
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