Akali Build Guide

Akali Mid Guide Season 4

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Hey Guys my name is Arkara73. Akali is my 3rd most played champ in ranked currently and I have about a 64% winrate with her. She is very fun and VERY good. She is easily one of the best assassins in the game right now. She isn't too hard to learn and once you get the hang of her you will be destroying in every single one of your games. I hope this guide helps you learn how to play Akali well. [img=http://i.imgur.com/3pOENjh.jpg]

There are numerous reasons as to why you should play Akali. After all of the recent assassin nerfs she was one of them that did not get hit by them (RIP Zed). She is still very viable despite the past nerfs to her due to Bronze QQ. She is incredibly mobile (one of them most mobile of all the assassins) and is really good at sticking to her target and killing them quickly. She is also really fun and probably my favorite out of all the assassins. [img=http://i.imgur.com/IcMrmIc.png]

[center][img=http://i.imgur.com/4JmKQDV.png][/center] -Great Sustain in Lane -Great at sticking to targets due to [img=skills/akali/r.png] -Very High Burst (One of the Highest out of all the assassins) - Most Mobile Assassin -Has Stealth -Hits a HUGE power spike at level 6 - Really Great at Roaming -Really Fun -Hottest Champion in the Game (Dat Nurse Akali Skin) [center][imgext=http://www.mobafire.com/images/ability/tryndamere-mocking-shout.png][/center] -CC really hurts her -Squishy -Good Focus can really screw her over -Terrible pre 6 -Can be easily bullied out of lane -Items she buys are generally very expensive -Really hard to make a comeback [img=http://i.imgur.com/YChMCTT.jpg]

Early Game what you want to do is just sit back and farm especially when you are up against ranged champions. Whenever you get the chance get up close to them and proc a quick q. If you get them low enough after doing this multiple times you will be able to zone them ezpz. If you go up against someone who is also melee then that is just fantastic. If they want to do damage to you what do they have to do? Get up right next to you. What can you do when they do this? Proc your Q for tons of damage. You will almost always win trades by doing this. The Items I like to start out with are [img=items/amplifying-tome.png] and [img=items/health-potion.png]. With these 2 items you get a total of 61 AP. That is nothing to laugh at. That damage you can do Early Game with this is just ridiculous. I rush [img=items/hextech-revolver.png] and then go straight to [img=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png] usually getting [img=items/giants-belt.png] first Once you hit 6 wait for a few stacks on [img=skills/akali/r.png] and then start harassing them. Go in for the kill if you think you can. If you are going to tower dive make sure that some enemy minions are in front of the enemy turret so when you kill them you have an easy escape [img=http://i.imgur.com/unGWiOD.png]

This is where you want to start roaming and helping out other lanes. If you have done well early game you should have picked up a few kills by now. Bursting down and killing the ADC and support should not be too hard with the help of your ADC and support. From there on get fed and snowball to victory. By Mid Game you should have completed [img=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png][img=items/hextech-gunblade.png] and [img=items/sorcerers-shoes.png] and you should have started working on [img=items/rabadons-deathcap.png]. If you are farther ahead then that then you are doing great. [img=http://i.imgur.com/eEYVRkP.jpg]

Late Game is where Akali starts to shine. By Now you should have [img=items/rylais-crystal-scepter.png][img=items/hextech-gunblade.png][img=items/sorcerers-shoes.png][img=items/rabadons-deathcap.png] and [img=items/lich-bane.png]. Bursting down squishies will be pathetically easy now. You probably won't even need any help at all from your teammates to high priority targets. For Teamfights you want your tank to initiate and wait until they enemy team has used most of their CC on him or her. That is when you go in on the ADC. After you get to them you should immediately use [img=skills/akali/w.png] so you don't get focused down immediately and die. While you are in [img=skills/akali/w.png] wait for your cooldowns and then attack the ADC again. By the 2nd rotation he or she should be dead. So basically what you need to do is: 1) Wait for CC to be used on tank 2) Go for the ADC and use [img=skills/akali/w.png] right after 3) Wait for cooldowns and then assassinate the ADC and then move on to another high priority target [img=http://i.imgur.com/nw8BzE9.jpg]

The Standard Combo is [img=skills/akali/q.png][img=skills/akali/r.png][img=skills/akali/e.png][img=skills/akali/w.png] wait for cooldowns and then repeat. Now what you want to do is use [img=skills/akali/q.png] on the enemy and then wait for [img=skills/akali/q.png] to come off cooldown before [img=skills/akali/r.png] to them. That way when you [img=skills/akali/r.png] to them you will proc your [img=skills/akali/q.png] and then already have another one ready to go. Obviously Late Game and during Teamfights it will be very difficult to do this so by that time it won't really matter. [img=http://i.imgur.com/1ASLXt7.jpg]

Well that's my Akali Guide. I'm still trying to figure this weird new setup for the website so I am sorry if it is a little disorganized and confusing. I hope this guide has helped you and once you get the hang of Akali you should be winning most if not all of your lanes. Comments are appreciated and anything you have about how the actual guide was and what I could do to improve my future guides would be great. She is really really good in solo Q and I am using her to climb up the ladder with much success. Good Luck and Have Fun making your opponents cry their ass off. Thank you for reading my guide and good luck. [img=http://i.imgur.com/pMFgA5S.jpg]

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