[2.1a] Akali Guide - [CP] Akali - Outsmart, Outwit, Outplay
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I don't play Akali and to be honest I don't even own this champion but having been able to watch hundreds of gameplays from my friends who are GrandMaster/Challenger, Akali is a must pick for these players and I also noticed the pattern on how they build this champion
This first item built by most High Elo Akali I've watched. This is good for countering Tanks as it deals damage based on health percentage, it has pretty high Ability Power stat with Max Health as well and Akali's First Skill Five Point Strike has slow effect so it triggers the additional damage of Torment effect according to the description of this item. Yeah that's the reason why they chose this item first than the rest
Isn't this item broken? LOL. Aside from the bonus Crit Damage, the additional Move Speed and Magic Penetration is something that makes Akali even powerful. She has strong pursuit capability and she's a close combat Assassin champion so these stats are perfect for her
[stasis enchant] or Teleport Enchant
Let's talk about the movement item for Akali. The boots should be situational meaning you should adjust it depending on the enemy team composition. Most of the time the recommended boots for Akali is Gluttonous Greaves but you should change it if and only if:
- The enemies are mostly AP or Heavy Crowd Controllers then use Mercury's Treads
- The enemies are mostly AD users then use [ninja tabi]
- Ionian Boots of Lucidity is purely a personal preference but if you want to have lower cooldown abilities then go for it
How about the enchant item? That's situational as well. [stasis enchant] is a good counter to a target lock Ultimate Skills like Zed's Ultimate [zed:ult], Camille's Ultimate The Hextech Ultimatum , Fizz's Ultimate Chum The Waters or any abilities in general that requires some time to animate. If these champions are not present in the enemy team then go for Teleport Enchant if you play her in Baron Lane so she could easily teleport to a teamfight if needed.
In general, this item will make the wearer's damage spike really high which is perfect for Mid/Late game. Some players prefers to build this item first but that's kinda too early for a high AP stat alone, I personally prefer an item with mixed stats which is why Liandry's Torment is in our first item of this build
For me the most interesting effect of this item is not the Hextech Bolt but the Energy and Life Drain. If you've noticed, Akali's damage does not just came from her abilities but from her Basic Attack as well due to the fact that her Passive Skill Assassin's Mark enhances it. You deal damage, you heal some and that could be a life saver at some point in your gameplay
If you want to deal more damage then go for this item but I kinda believe that the last item should also be situational something like a defense item. You should analyze your gameplay from early to mid game. If an specific enemy champion can easily harass you then you should change this item into Defense one. Guardian Angel or Adaptive Helm is a good replacement
Best Runes for Akali
Conqueror - Akali needs more adaptive stats for continuous damage/DPS. She's a combo type champion so getting full stack of this rune is very easy for her rather than using Electrocute which has a cooldown of 25 seconds and it only damages one enemy per cast. Conqueror is best in the long run specially in late game where teamfight is happening left and right.
If you play Akali in mid lane go for this rune
How to distribute skill points
When to take which summoners
Learn how to maximize the champions potential
It's actually very hard to explain Akali's Combo via text because it needs to be executed very fast but basically always take advantage of her Passive Skill Assassin's Mark and also don't forget to outplay, outwit, outsmart an enemy using her Second Skill Twilight Shroud . These two are what sets apart from a PRO-Akali to a beginner one if you don't utilize them very well. If you want a detailed Skill Combos, you can check my guide app Wild Rift Pocket Guide
Akali Matchups & Counters
Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters
Due to lack of mobility Ziggs is a food for Akali
Use [stasis enchant] to counter Fizz's Ultimate [fizz:ult]
Kennen can disrupt you really hard, you can use the situational items I suggested
Camille is Akali's worst nightmare as she has many outplay skills too. You can also counter her Ultimate The Hextech Ultimatum using [stasis enchant]
This is where [stasis enchant] comes very handy to counter Zed's Ultimate [zed:ult]
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