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[3.2a] Akshan Guide - The Rogue Sentinel - Akshan

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The Rogue Sentinel - Akshan

Akshan is a midlaner ADC/Assassin who is hypermobile and has the ability to revive teammates. This guide is to help players understand Akshan.

Pros

  • Extremely valuable in late game
  • Hypermobile
  • Deals hybrid damage
  • Can revive teammates

Cons

  • Difficult to maneuver because the map is smaller
  • Has very low attack speed for an ADC
  • Very squishy
  • Very low overall stats

Akshan Build

Best Build Guide for Akshan

Starting Items
Long Sword
Core Items
Blade of the Ruined King
Wit's End
Muramana
OTHER CRIT ITEMS
Infinity Edge
Phantom Dancer
Runaan's Hurricane
Navori Quickblades
Solari Chargeblade
Bloodthirster
BOOTS
Gluttonous Greaves
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
ENCHANTS
Stasis Enchant
Protobelt Enchant
Quicksilver Enchant
ON-HIT BUILD EXAMPLE
Blade of the Ruined King
Stasis Enchant
Serylda's Grudge
Runaan's Hurricane
Wit's End
Guardian Angel

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Starting Items:

  • Long SwordLong Sword will be your first item. This item will give you more AD which allows for your attacks and abilities to deal more damage.
  • DaggerDagger is the second item you'll buy. It gives attack speed which allows you to attack faster and last hit minions easier. Attack speed is very important for AkshanAkshan since his base attack speed is very low.

POWERSPIKE:

CORE ITEMS:

  • Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King . This item gives attack speed, AD and physical vamp. This item is good as it can shred tanks and help you chase down enemies. The %hp damage is not to laugh at, even for ranged champions.
  • ManamuneManamune . This item is also good for AkshanAkshan since his mana cost is really high. ManamuneManamune will also increase your damage a bit, although the tear stacks will take a long time to complete. This item gives you AD, mana and ability haste which is good for AkshanAkshan as it allows him to spam his abilities more often.
  • Wit's EndWit's End . You should buy this as a third item if you're not against an AP heavy team-comp. Otherwise, build this after Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King . This item gives you an incredible amount of attack speed and MR. This helps AkshanAkshan 's survivability and surstain. The bonus magic damage makes it hard for tanks to itemize against you.

FLEXIBLE ITEMS:

  • Guardian AngelGuardian Angel . This item gives armor and AD. Only build this as a third item on AkshanAkshan if you find yourself dying a lot. 
  • Maw of MalmortiusMaw of Malmortius . You should buy this as an alternative for Wit's EndWit's End if you're up against AP heavy matchups. The lifeline passive + shield will ensure your survivability against AP burst.
  • Serylda's GrudgeSerylda's Grudge . Buy this if the enemy team has a lot of tanks, but don't need the grievous wounds effect. This item gives %armor penetration, AD and ability haste. This item adds an extra slow to your abilities. 
  • Mortal ReminderMortal Reminder . Gives %armor penetration and AD. Build this against tanks and when the enemy team has lots of healing.
  • Phantom DancerPhantom Dancer . This is a situational item. This is basically Sterak's GageSterak's Gage but for ADCs. It gives attack speed and crit chance. Only buy this if you're being focused down a lot, but don't need the passive from Runaan's HurricaneRunaan's Hurricane .
  • Runaan's HurricaneRunaan's Hurricane . Gives crit chance and attack speed. This item allows you to shoot extra shots on nearby enemies. This is good for teamfights since it also procs his passive.

BOOTS:

ENCHANTS:

Akshan Runes

Best Runes for Akshan

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
Resolve
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Inspiration
Hunter Genius
Hunter Genius

After countless testing, these runes are by far the best runes for AkshanAkshan . Sadly though, we don't have Lethal Tempo to solve AkshanAkshan 's terrible attack speed, or Press the Attack for that matter, so we will be using Conqueror instead. You can get its 5 stacks easily by doing Dirty FightingDirty Fighting - AA (double attacks) - AvengerangAvengerang - AA. This will increase your damage output in teamfights. Gathering Storm is really underrated, especially for late game champions like AkshanAkshan . After the first 6 minutes or so, it's instantly better than Brutal. Bone Plating is good since AkshanAkshan is very squishy and can easily be bursted down. If you think Bone Plating is not necessary, you can replace it with Conditioning, Hunter Titan, Second Wind or Adaptive Carapace. Lastly, Hunter Genius is important since Akshan's abilities have long cooldown. 

Keystone
Phase Rush
Phase Rush
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

These rune are the best for AkshanAkshan if you're against an assassin or burst heavy team comp. Phase Rush is good for AkshanAkshan because you can proc this easily by hitting a champion 3 times. The movement speed and slow resist it gives is good when they have a lot of slows in their kit. Phase Rush also stacks with Dirty FightingDirty Fighting because of the movement speed it gives after you cancel a double attack. Brutal is good for extra early game damage and Bone Plating will make sure you don't get bursted down easily. Sweet Tooth will allow you to sustain in your lane for much longer.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Dirty Fighting
Dirty Fighting - Passive
Avengerang
Avengerang
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Going Rogue
Going Rogue
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Heroic Swing
Heroic Swing
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Comeuppance
Comeuppance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Ignite
To secure kills.
Flash
Always mandatory.
Ghost
If you think Flash is not enough.
Exhaust
Only use this against bad matchups.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Auto Attack
AA
Avengerang
1st
Dirty Fighting
Passive
Auto Attack
AA

This is your basic combo as AkshanAkshan when laning. This will ensure that you are poking the enemy laner and the minions as well. AA, then use AvengerangAvengerang then utilize your passive with your AA. 

Heroic Swing
3rd
Auto Attack
AA
Avengerang
1st
Dirty Fighting
Passive
Auto Attack
AA

Standard combo for AkshanAkshan when he is going to dive/gank. Use Heroic SwingHeroic Swing as it will attack the nearest enemy nearby. Then AA, use AvengerangAvengerang and utilize the double attack passive from Dirty FightingDirty Fighting with your AA.

Comeuppance
Ult
Heroic Swing
3rd

This is your hook + ult combo with AkshanAkshan . Lock on your target with ComeuppanceComeuppance and after a few seconds, use Heroic SwingHeroic Swing to a wall and reposition. This is useful when you're using your ult at a dangerous situation or when the enemy is trying to hide behind a tower.

Avengerang
1st
Flash
Flash
Auto Attack
AA

This is your combo for AkshanAkshan if you are chasing. Use AvengerangAvengerang before using Flash. This will surprise your enemy and catch them off-guard especially if they have Barrier or Heal. You can AA after this as well.

Avengerang
1st
Heroic Swing
3rd

Use this combo as AkshanAkshan if you want to target a specific champion and want to avoid getting hit. Mark your enemy by hitting them with AvengerangAvengerang , then swing around with Heroic SwingHeroic Swing . Keep in mind that AkshanAkshan will hit the target that is marked by his passive first.

Going Rogue
2nd

Going RogueGoing Rogue is your escape and ganking tool. Use it wisely. 

Akshan Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Lucian
Easy
Lucian
Akali
Easy
Akali
Ezreal
Easy
Ezreal
Gragas
Easy
Gragas
Tristana
Easy
Tristana
Ahri
Medium
Ahri
Annie
Medium
Annie
Fizz
Medium
Fizz
Aurelion Sol
Medium
Aurelion Sol
Seraphine
Medium
Seraphine
Kennen
Medium
Kennen
Corki
Hard
Corki
Diana
Hard
Diana
Galio
Hard
Galio
Malphite
Hard
Malphite
Irelia
Hard
Irelia
Zed
Hard
Zed
Katarina
Hard
Katarina
Ziggs
Hard
Ziggs
Lux
Hard
Lux
Akshan
Skill
Akshan
Twisted Fate
Skill
Twisted Fate
Orianna
Skill
Orianna
Yasuo
Skill
Yasuo

LucianLucian is an easy matchup for you. Both of you have double attack passives, but yours is much better. However, this doesn't mean LucianLucian can't pose a threat to you. Remember that as AkshanAkshan , you do better in late game while LucianLucian does better in early-mid game. AkshanAkshan also has very low stats early on, so play passively unless you see an opportunity to get a kill.

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Synergies

BraumBraum . This guy is one of the best synergies for AkshanAkshan . Your passive works well with Concussive BlowsConcussive Blows . After 4 hits, the target is stunned. This will give AkshanAkshan to hit the target and proc his passive.
AlistarAlistar or LeonaLeona . Pretty much any tank that has hard CC is a good synergy for AkshanAkshan since it allows him to the enemies freely.
CamilleCamille . This champ will keep a champion in the same spot with her The Hextech UltimatumThe Hextech Ultimatum , which is what AkshanAkshan likes.
LuluLulu or NamiNami . Any enchanter support that heals, gives shields, and empowers basic attacks is a good synergy for AkshanAkshan . AkshanAkshan with his passive already deals hybrid damage, with these supports, it will make his basic attacks deal more damage and harder to itemize against. The shield and the heals are also important since AkshanAkshan is very squishy. 

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Laning Phase

Laning phase with AkshanAkshan isn't complicated to follow in terms of what your goals are, how to play the lane out, and what you should know coming into the lane. When AkshanAkshan was released in LOL PC, Riot advertised him as a hypermobile roaming ADC/assassin, but only half of it is true. He is both an ADC and an assassin if he hits his powerspike, but he is not as good as KatarinaKatarina or AkaliAkali when it comes to roaming. If he roams once or twice, it's game over for him since he will fall behind as a champion and he still shares the weakness of an ADC. KatarinaKatarina and AkaliAkali can get away with roaming a lot since they are melee assassins and their damage is already so they don't need to farm a lot compared to AkshanAkshan .

With that being said, when you play the lane you're going to be wanting to look for short quick trades and avoid long trades because you have very low attack speed and you want to go in and out with your AA + Dirty FightingDirty Fighting + AvengerangAvengerang combo. It is important to remember that if you Auto once and move before the Dirty FightingDirty Fighting Auto comes in then you will get an extra movement speed for 1 second which can help close the gap if the enemy is trying to stay out of range from your autos. You can Auto => Move => Auto => Dirty FightingDirty Fighting Auto or Auto => Move => AvengerangAvengerang => Auto => Dirty FightingDirty Fighting Auto. Double Autos with the Dirty FightingDirty Fighting take longer than the short 1 auto and doesn't give you the movement speed, but it does more damage so figure out if you want the MS or the extra damage when going into these trades. 

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Roaming

From all the games I've played with him, I learned that trying to hyper roam like KatarinaKatarina or AkaliAkali is actually really bad for you because if you don't get anything after 1-2 roaming attempts then you're massively behind for the rest of the laning phase. Like I mentioned earlier, champions like KatarinaKatarina or AkaliAkali have so much base damage that they don't care if they lose a lot of gold or some experience early. Eventually, one of their ganks will work and it'll pay off. This doesn't apply to AkshanAkshan . What AkshanAkshan does excel at is lane priority to assist your jungler in securing crabs, camps, or perhaps talking early fights in the river with the enemy jungler or both their jungler and mid laner. You'll be strong and mobile in these fights and should win them most of the time if you kite and play it properly.  

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Mid Game/Teamfighting

When the mid game comes over, then you'll want to leave the midlane and allow your botlaner to farm it because botlaners will be the easiest people to kill and they need the shortness of midlane to farm safely. You'll be farming one of the sidewaves on Baron or Dragon lane until you're needed for objectives, grouping, invading, etc.. Be ready on a standby for anything that might happen, but farm while you wait so you're constantly getting stronger. If you can get a free solo kill, then you can go for that too if you're confident.

Teamfighting will come down to you either making a quick assassination to start it off, or kiting out like a normal ADC until they get lower or you get a number advantage (when your team outnumbers the enemy) in which case you can start to pick them off one by one and use your Heroic SwingHeroic Swing to get resets and keep chasing them.

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On-Hit vs Crit

So when do you build on-hit or crit? I've been testing this out for a while now and it's interesting.

If you build on-hit, you attack faster and your autos deal way more damage than the crit build. However, if you do go for the on-hit build, your abilities deal less damage (building ManamuneManamune / MuramanaMuramana can increase the damage a bit, but it will take a while for you to stack tear. I wouldn't recommend it since it reduces your auto damage a bit.). Also the on-hit build requires for items to be finished ( Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King , Wit's EndWit's End , etc.) for you to start doing consistent damage compared to the crit build.

If you do build crit, your abilities will do more damage (especially ComeuppanceComeuppance ). However, with this day and age where everyone can just jump on you, channeling your ComeuppanceComeuppance can be tough and is really inconsistent.

In conclusion, what you build depends on the enemy composition and game situation. If you're fed and ahead (or if you feel like there's absolutely zero chance that the game is going to 30min+), you can build crit to snowball your lead. However, I like building on-hit for it's sustain and it's damage once you have 3+ items. For late game, on-hit build will be the best option for consistent damage and burst survivability.

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