[4.3] Akshan Guide - Akshan Mid lane
- A lot of damage
- Can fight most champs late game
- You can gank lanes with your jungler
- Takes time to master
- Squishy(can’t change it)
- You need to have patience
Best Build Guide for Akshan
Item Build Description
Additional information on the items
The current items haven’t been added but you need collector and dynamism boots or the AD armor pen boots with this build. Crit is your friend especially with your main rune is kraken slayer. BT and Botrk is used for lifesteal. Stromrazor for the attack speed. Essence reaver is used for mana and additional crit damage. Lord Dominik’s regards was really useful until they took it out as you get additional armor pen.
Best Runes for Akshan
So kraken is your best friend. You will deal a lot of damage with it even early game. You can proc it thru auto attacks and with heroic swing. I’ll post the actual build.
Learn how to maximize the champions potential
You need to throw his bommerang out and proc his passive. Once you hit the enemy champ, you hold down auto cuz it will give you a shield and proc kraken as well. You can swing towards them to proc kraken slayer as well for true damage.
You go invisible, swing towards the enemy champ, auto them twice and ignite them. The swing wil proc kraken slayer and it should be back in time to auto them leaving the low enough for your ult.
Akshan Matchups & Counters
Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters
The only thing you have to worry about is her ult and her stun. You out damaged her early and late game especially if you don’t give shutdowns. Again the only time she’ll beat you if you give her shutdowns or her jungle ganks you nonstop.
You shouldn’t have a problem with asol. The only time you will is it’s a one trick for him.
You can fight on even grounds. The only ability you have to worry about is her root. But if you can dodge it you can kill her. Heroic swing, bommerang and passive shield auto attacks will make you survive the 1v1s.
He doesn’t do much damage compared to you. The only thing to worry about is stun card.
She can be easy to beat or give you a challenge. If you play smart and dodge her charm you can beat her. But if you don’t then, you gotta play a bit more passively.
Only thing you have to worry about is his ult and stuns. You can dodge pretty much everything with your heroic swing.
She is a hard matchup. Her abilities will hurt. You gotta play smart and patiently until you have either collector or maw. Once you have one of those to two items you can take fights with her.
Early games fights will be in fizz’s favor. You have to worry about his untargetable skill. Not only that he can interrupt your swing so you need to play smart and not take fights until you feel comfortable. Magic resistance items will help you.
Her shroud is gonna make it a skill matchup. If you can deal enough damage to proc kraken and your shield passive you’ll win. But if you don’t then, back away from her shroud area. Otherwise you get shredded.
You can bully him more,But you have to be careful with him. He can bully you back with his 1st ability. But you have a better one cuz yours can extend. Be careful with his stun zone. Don’t stick to one spot or you’re dead. Your heroic swing is your best chance to win. Make sure you use it everytime you fight him.
This is a tough one. She can stun you but you have a good chance of dodging it. Heroic swing, boomerang and passive are your best bets for fights with her. Until you learn this matchup just play smart and passively. You have a good chance to beat her early game but watch out late game.
You don’t see many oriana’s but if you do, it’s just a skill match up. You can beat her but don’t get cocky. She ults you, you need to get passive shield.
Mid Akshan only
Akshan is best in mid lane only. He doesn’t have viability in solo lane or duo lane. Granted you can play him in solo lane but you will have a hard time due to the tanks. Akshan takes time to master. You will not be good your first game if you try him. His swing takes skill cuz you have time it perfectly cuz if you don’t , you will lose your lane. Certain matchups will easy or hard. Take the time to learn his [heroic swing] angles. You can recast it and go backwards with enough practice. I didn’t get all matchups done but once I do get them done I’ll updated the guide. Now since the website doesn’t have current items, I’ll post pictures of what I believe is a good build for akshan. You can swap out some of the items with other ones in different situations. Like if they have 2-3 tanks you can swap out mortal reminder for black cleaver. If they have a lot of ap champs , swap out mortal reminder for wits ends or force of nature. Force of nature not only gives you magic resist but also hp. The single rune you will use is kraken slayer. The sub ones are precision and resolve. You can swap out legend bloodline for legend tenacity. You don’t have to worry about attack speed. Until they add press the attack kraken is your best rune. Your true damage will make fights go in your favor. Again you will need time to master akshan. But hopefully this guide will help you understand how to play him somewhat.
Solo Lane akshan
Now in the off chance, you decide to play Akshan in solo lane. Here’s the runes, same as mid lane. For the build you’re gonna want Black Cleaver first item because you’re gonna be facing tank champs instead of squishy ones. The build can be the same but black cleaver is first. The mid build can be used in solo lane if you’re facing adc champs like kaisa, vayne, ezreal and tristana.