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Previous Lore

"The Fist of Shadow strikes from the cover of death itself. Do not impede the balance."
Akali Render old

There exists an ancient order originating in the Ionian Isles dedicated to the preservation of balance. Order, chaos, light, darkness - all things must exist in perfect harmony for such is the way of the universe.

This order is known as the Kinkou and it employs a triumvirate of shadow warriors to uphold its causes in the world. Akali Akali is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Pruning the Tree - eliminating those who threaten the equilibrium of Valoran.

A prodigious martial artist, Akali began training with her mother as soon as she could make a fist. Her mother's discipline was relentless and unforgiving, but predicated on a fundamental principle: "We do that which must be done."

When the Kinkou inducted her into the order at the age of fourteen, she could slice a dangling chain with a chop of her hand. There was no question - she would succeed her mother as the Fist of Shadow.

She has had to do much in this role which others might find morally questionable, but to her, it is in service of her mother's inviolable doctrine. She now works with her fellows Shen Shen and Kennen Kennen to enforce the balance of Valoran.

This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.

Previous Splash Art

Patch History

  • Twin Disciplines.png Twin Disciplines
    • Healing AP ratio increased to 45% AP from 30% AP.
    • Bonus damage AP ratio increased to 65% AP from 50% AP.
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where damage from Twin Disciplines and Mark of the Assassin.png Mark of the Assassin would not count towards Thunderlord&#039;s Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree.
  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud
    • Energy cost reduced to 60 / 55 / 50 / 45 / 40 from 80 / 75 / 70 / 65 / 60.
  • Crescent Slash.png Crescent Slash
    • AP ratio increased to 60% AP from 50% AP.
    • Bonus AD ratio increased to 80% bonus AD from 70% bonus AD.
  • General
    • New ability icons.
  • Twin Disciplines.png Twin Disciplines
    • New Effect: Akali's next two attacks are empowered, the first restoring 5 - 60 (based on level) (+ 60% bonus AD) (+ 30% AP) health and the second attack, within 4 seconds, dealing 10 - 100 (based on level) (+ 50% bonus AD) (+ 50% AP) bonus magic damage.
    • Cooldown: 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 seconds after the first attack.
  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud
    • New Effect: Now teleports Akali to the cast location, placing Twilight Shroud at her original position.
    • New Effect: Casting Twilight Shroud places Akali's other abilities on a 0.5 seconds global cooldown.
    • New Effect: 250 units cast range.
    • New Effect: Now retains Twilight Shroud's full bonus movement speed value until she leaves the area.
    • Stealth reclassifed as Invisibility.
  • Crescent Slash.png Crescent Slash
    • Cooldown increased to 5 / 4.5 / 4 / 3.5 / 3 seconds from 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1.
    • Base damage increased to 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 / 190 from 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130.
    • AP ratio increased to 50% AP from 40% AP.
    • AD ratio changed to 70% bonus AD from 60% AD.
    • New Effect: Now refunds 60% cooldown if it kills an enemy.
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Cooldown increased to 2 seconds at all ranks from 2 / 1.5 / 1.
    • Base damage reduced to 50 / 100 / 150 from 100 / 175 / 250.
    • AP ratio reduced to 25% AP from 50% AP.
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Now gives 50% less pass-through distance versus targets marked by Mark of the Assassin.png Mark of the Assassin.
    • Minimum pass-through distance reduced to 100 from 150.
    • Maximum pass-through distance reduced to 200 from 250.
  • Crescent Slash.png Crescent Slash
    • Cooldown reduced to 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 seconds from 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 / 3.
    • Ability power ratio increased to (+ 40% AP) from (+ 30% AP).
    • New particle effects indicating its range (for all skins except Headhunter), visible to allies and enemies.
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • New Effect: Now leaves Akali 150-250 units on the far side of her target.
      • The strike through distance increases the closer the target is from Akali on cast. [1]
  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud
    • No longer grants an armor and magic resistance buff while inside the shroud.
    • Now grants 20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100% bonus movement speed that rapidly decays over 1 second each time Akali enters stealth.
  • General
    • Texture update to Classic, All-Star, Blood Moon, Crimson, Nurse, Silverfang, and Stinger.
  • General
    • Updated splash artwork.
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 20.5 from 16.5.
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • The number of stacks can now (once again) be seen in her buff bar.
  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud
    • Now grants vision in the area of effect.
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Essence of Shadow charge time reduced to 30 / 22.5 / 15 seconds from 35 / 25 / 15.
V3.5 (Balance Updates)
  • Mark of the Assassin.png Mark of the Assassin
    • Initial damage reduced to 35 / 55 / 75 / 95 / 115 from 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 / 145.
    • Mark detonation damage ability power ratio increased to (+ 50% AP) from (+ 40% AP).
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Essence of Shadow charge rate increased to 35 / 25 / 15 seconds from 25 / 20 / 15.
  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud
    • Akali is now immediately concealed/revealed upon entering/leaving the Shroud zone.
    • Akali is now immediately concealed when casting Twilight Shroud directly on herself.
    • Akali is now revealed upon casting a spell or beginning an attack rather than upon dealing damage.
    • Delay on re-concealment increased by 0.15 seconds.
  • Twin Disciplines.png Twin Disciplines
    • Discipline of Force
      • Now takes effect immediately instead of requiring 19.5 ability power.
      • Base damage bonus reduced to 6% from 8%.
    • Discipline of Might
      • Now takes effect immediately instead of requiring 9.5 attack damage.
      • Base spell vamp bonus reduced to 6% from 8%.
  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 350 from 325.
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 16.5 from 13.5.
    • Base health increased to 530 from 510.
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Bug Fix: Shadow Dance's recharge time wouldn't update with new ranks or cooldown reduction until reaching full ammo charges.
  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud
    • Bug Fix: Twilight Shroud not applying assists properly.
  • Twin Disciplines.png Twin Disciplines
    • Initial spell vamp gained upon obtaining 10 bonus attack damage reduced to 8% from 10%.
    • Additional spell vamp reduced to 1% per 6 attack damage from 1% per 5 attack damage.
    • Initial magic damage bonus upon obtaining 20 ability power reduced to 8% from 10%.
    • Additional magic damage bonus reduced to 1% per 6 ability power from 1% per 5 ability power.
  • Mark of the Assassin.png Mark of the Assassin
    • Projectile base damage and proc based damage reduced to 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 from 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150.
  • Fixed a bug where Akali could get stuck during her dash animation.
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Cooldown before Akali's next Shadow Dance charge and her current stacks are now shown in the same buff.


  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Akali will now attempt to immediately attack champions upon arriving when she uses Shadow Dance.


  • Twin Disciplines.png Twin Disciplines
    • Adjusted Twin Disciplines to trigger at 9.5 bonus attack damage and 19.5 ability power to account for rounding.


  • General: updated tooltips for Akali.
  • Mark of the Assassin.png Mark of the Assassin
    • Fixed a bug where the sound of Mark of the Assassin could persist after her target died.



  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Fixed a bug where Shadow Dance could sometimes deal damage even if interrupted by a knockup / knockback.



  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Time to gain Essence of Shadow charges is reduced by cooldown reduction effects.
    • Time to gain next charge does not progress while you are at maximum charges.


  • General
    • Updated tooltips for Akali.
  • Twin Disciplines.png Twin Disciplines
    • Fixed a display error with Twin Disciplines and death recap.
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Can no longer be cast while rooted.


  • Twin Disciplines.png Twin Disciplines
    • Now gain 1% spell vamp for every 5 bonus attack damage instead of 1% for every 10 bonus attack damage.


  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Now gain an Essence of Shadow charge on Champion kills and assists in addition to her standard accumulation over time method.


  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud
    • Now grants additional magic resist equal to the armor values.
    • Now lasts for 8 seconds at all ranks from 6 / 6.5 / 7 / 7.5 / 8 seconds.


  • General
    • Fixed a bug with Akali's attack timing.
  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud
    • Using a potion while in Twilight Shroud will no longer break Akali out of stealth.


  • General
    • Adjusted Akali's hit timing to be more accurate.
  • Mark of the Assassin.png Mark of the Assassin
    • Fixed a bug where Mark of the Assassin would proc even if you miss or are dodged.
  • Crescent Slash.png Crescent Slash
    • Fixed a bug where Crescent Slash was spell vamping for too much.
  • Twin Disciplines.png Twin Disciplines
    • Fixed a bug where her Twin Disciplines.png Twin Disciplines failed to count ability power and damage gained through buffs such as Improved Ignite.png Ignite, Eye of the Storm.png Eye of the Storm, or Mejai&#039;s Soulstealer item.png Mejai's Soulstealer.
    • Twin Disciplines spell vamp ratio increased to 10% per 100 attack damage, from 5% per 100 attack damage, to compensate for the above bug fix. In total, Akali will vamp more from her single target spells and less from Crescent Slash.png Crescent Slash.
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance
    • Akali can no longer Shadow Dance out of disables.


  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud
    • Stealth is now removed when you actually attack, rather than when you begin your attack animation.

V1.0.0.85: Added.

  • Twin Disciplines.png Twin Disciplines (Innate)
    • Discipline of Might: Upon obtaining 10 attack damage, Akali gains 10% Spell Vamp, increasing by 1% for every 20 attack damage gained thereafter. This does not include base damage.
    • Discipline of Force: Upon obtaining 20 ability power, Akali's attacks deal 10% bonus magic damage, increasing by 1% for every 5 ability power gained thereafter.
  • Mark of the Assassin.png Mark of the Assassin (Q)
    • Akali spins her kama at a target enemy to deal magic damage and mark the target for 6 seconds. Akali's melee attacks against a marked target will trigger and consume the mark to cause additional damage and restore energy.
  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud (W)
    • Akali throws down a cover of smoke. While inside the area, Akali gains armor and becomes stealthed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her. Enemies inside the smoke have their movement speed reduced.
  • Crescent Slash.png Crescent Slash (E)
    • Akali flourishes her kamas, dealing damage based on her attack damage and ability power.
  • Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance (Ultimate)
    • Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike her target, dealing damage and consuming an Essence of Shadow charge. Akali recharges Essence of Shadow charges periodically, max 3 stacks.



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