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[2.3] Akali Guide - Breaking Ranks With Akali

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Breaking Ranks With Akali

A Complete Guide On Akali With All Explanations On Which Items Are Needed As Well An Extremely Detailed Combo Section Along With Some Secret Ones Too :)

Pros

  • Extremely Mobile
  • High Outplay Potential
  • Insane Damage

Cons

  • High Skill Cap
  • Squishy
  • Highly Vulnerable To CC [Crowd Control]

Akali Build

Best Build Guide for Akali

Starting Items
Amplifying Tome
Core Items
Liandry's Torment
Rabadon's Deathcap
Stasis Enchant
Full Build
Liandry's Torment
Rabadon's Deathcap
Stasis Enchant
Hextech Gunblade
Infinity Orb
Void Staff
Boot Options
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Mercury's Treads
Boot Upgrade Options
Stasis Enchant
Teleport Enchant
Quicksilver Enchant
Situational Items
Awakened Soulstealer
Lich Bane
Guardian Angel

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

So with AkaliAkali you want to itemize around items with AP [Ability Power], and remember your going toplane and will be dealing with Bruisers [Champions which build armor as well as damage items] and Tanks [Champions which build only armor items] , so you don't want to go a glass canon build as you'll have no sustain so here how we itemize:



  • Amplifying TomeAmplifying Tome :  Gives a bit of AP which is always good, best item for starting on AkaliAkali currently also this can build into literally any AP item.

Important Note:  Do not take Long SwordLong Sword as it doesn't scale on AkaliAkali as she is an ability based champion and her abilites scale on AP. 



  • Liandry's TormentLiandry's Torment : This item is an amazing combination of tankiness and AP, its passive is absolutely devastating and enables you to shred tanks easily as it burns them on their max health, so especially good against champs like MalphiteMalphite , also lanes like Dr. MundoDr. Mundo and FioraFiora which heal a lot gets relatively a bit easier cause you burn and their healing is reduced due to it. I always rush this item as its a must and should never be replaced with items like Hextech GunbladeHextech Gunblade when playing top.


  • Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap : A must for most AP assassin gives an insane amount of AP and enables you to snowball extremely hard, however if your losing lane replace this item with Hextech GunbladeHextech Gunblade cause its costly


  • Stasis EnchantStasis Enchant : Extremely useful in teamfights as you'll mostly be targeting squishes on the backline, this helps a lot especially in sticky situations where you get lockdown, a few seconds can help you get you abelites back from cooldown. also can negate ultimate's like  [zed:ult] Unstoppable ForceUnstoppable Force , remember timing plays a key role here, you don't wanna use it when MalphiteMalphite has already used his Unstoppable ForceUnstoppable Force on you and your airborne as it will not trigger it.


  • Ionian Boots of LucidityIonian Boots of Lucidity : An amazing item, gives movement speed and sprint like any other tier 2 boots. Provides ability haste which means you'll be able to spam your abilities more often. also it gives 15% CDR on summoners spell which is amazing.


  • Mercury's TreadsMercury's Treads : A really good option worth considering. You should rush this if the opposition is filled with Hard CC as it gives you 35% tenacity which is huge and no item provides tenacity except for Mercury's TreadsMercury's Treads   , plus it provides with a bit of magic resistance which is always welcomed.


  • Teleport EnchantTeleport Enchant : useful in a lot of ways, for example you see a chance to get a double kill bot side, you simply push your wave quickly and Teleport EnchantTeleport Enchant botside. besides you can even help secure objectives like dragon which are far from you, but remember, you should teleport only if you are extremely sure you are going to find a kill or secure an objective cause you'll lose XP from minions in your lane, so if you gained nothing from that teleport than you simply wasted time and let that precious XP and Gold get away, which can be a game changer.


  • Quicksilver EnchantQuicksilver Enchant : Really good item if your getting locked down and the team as hard CC,  take this if you feel your going to get burst down before the fight even starts, especially in team comps containing champions like AmumuAmumu who can change the tide of the battle with his ult Curse Of The Sad MummyCurse Of The Sad Mummy


  • Awakened SoulstealerAwakened Soulstealer : Solid item as it gives you Ability Haste on your ultimate as you stack them, but due to the addition of mana, which is useless on AkaliAkali , it isnt that optimal unless your sure your gonna get a decent amount of kills.


  • Lich BaneLich Bane : This is actually a pretty amazing item, it gives you already empowered AA increased damage by a ton, the main problem is the usage of the AA, if you dont use AA that much or probably dont have much time to exceute AA, which makes it a bit of an optional item.


  • Guardian AngelGuardian Angel : This item basically just gives you a second life, you should only take this if you feel like you have enough damage but need the sustain in exchange, remember this item does not provide any useful damage for AkaliAkali and should only be taken to secure you lead and from getting shutdown if you have a huge bounty on you.

Akali Runes

Best Runes for Akali

Keystone
Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Adaptive Carapace
Adaptive Carapace
Inspiration
Hunter Genius
Hunter Genius

BEST RUNE OPTION

In my opinion, Fleet FootworkFleet Footwork surpasses ConquerorConqueror in many ways,

  • It Helps a lot in the Laning phase as it provides healing plus movement speed
  • We are able to skip Hunter VampirismHunter Vampirism as we get healing from this rune.
  • it scales really well, so you get quite a good amount of healing in the mid- late game.
Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Adaptive Carapace
Adaptive Carapace
Inspiration
Hunter Genius
Hunter Genius

This Rune page provides stacks of ConquerorConqueror on each attack per cast, so basically you get bonus AD or AP, it stacks up to 5 times, once stacked, it gives 10% Bonus AD or AP. So you could take this into matchups where your confident you can snowball your lead and your Laning against a weak counter.

Keystone
Electrocute
Electrocute
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Adaptive Carapace
Adaptive Carapace
Inspiration
Hunter Genius
Hunter Genius

Really situational rune, you want to use it only if there squishes with low mobility like a team containing TeemoTeemo , LuxLux , JhinJhin , SeraphineSeraphine , GravesGraves .

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Assassin's Mark
Assassin's Mark - Passive
Five Point Strike
Five Point Strike
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Twilight Shroud
Twilight Shroud
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Shuriken Flip
Shuriken Flip
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Perfect Execution
Perfect Execution
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
A Must Spell On Akali And Generally Any Champions Your Playing
Ignite
Gives You Kill Potential Early On, Which Will Help You Snowball Your Lead

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Five Point Strike
1st
Assassin's Mark
Passive
Five Point Strike
1st
Assassin's Mark
Passive
Five Point Strike
1st
Assassin's Mark
Passive
Twilight Shroud
2nd
Five Point Strike
1st
Assassin's Mark
Passive
Five Point Strike
1st

Basic Combo



Most basic combo you'll be using to harass and poke your opponent, its basically just using your Five Point StrikeFive Point Strike and then using her Assassin's MarkAssassin's Mark then when you get out of energy, you pop up your shroud Twilight ShroudTwilight Shroud to regain energy as well as invisibility. 


Shuriken Flip
3rd
Assassin's Mark
Passive
Five Point Strike
1st
Assassin's Mark
Passive
Shuriken Flip
3rd

This Combo extremely useful as u can do damage quickly and disengage quickly, the main idea is to use Shuriken FlipShuriken Flip on a cannon minion as it will take time to die as you dont want to be kept hanging if the minion dies before you could activate it then do some damage and get back by pressing Shuriken FlipShuriken Flip again.


Five Point Strike
1st
Assassin's Mark
Passive
Five Point Strike
1st
Shuriken Flip
3rd
Shuriken Flip
3rd
Assassin's Mark
Passive
Twilight Shroud
2nd
Five Point Strike
1st
Assassin's Mark
Passive
Five Point Strike
1st

Pre lvl 5 All In


Best Combo for killing an enemy pre lvl 5



Five Point Strike
1st
Perfect Execution
Ult
Assassin's Mark
Passive
Shuriken Flip
3rd
Shuriken Flip
3rd
Five Point Strike
1st
Perfect Execution
Ult

Quick One Shot Combo


A real quick way to finish a squishy opponent.


Five Point Strike
1st
Flash
Flash

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Q Flash Combo


You Can Catch the Enemy off guard with this trick that I'm 100% sure they wont guess it coming :)


Shuriken Flip
3rd
Flash
Flash

E Flash Combo


This is the same as Q Flash just you do it with Shuriken FlipShuriken Flip for the follow up :)


Akali Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Yasuo
Easy
Yasuo
Malphite
Easy
Malphite
Jax
Medium
Jax
Dr. Mundo
Hard
Dr. Mundo
Fiora
Hard
Fiora
Nasus
Hard
Nasus
Galio
Hard
Galio
Darius
Skill
Darius

Really easy matchup, you want to poke him down as much you can and remember to use your Assassin's MarkAssassin's Mark as much as you can, you can help up his poke with your Fleet FootworkFleet Footwork healing, and remember to keep hold of your [akali:3] and use it only to dodge his Steel TempestSteel Tempest tornado.

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FraAldemar
1 year ago
Great guide man,i really like your guides,keep up the awesome content :)