"The Fist of Shadow strikes from the cover of death itself. Do not impede the balance."
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. 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 and to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.
1st Mark of the Assassin (Q)
Previous Splash Art
Magic damage AP ratio increased to 75% AP from 65% AP.
Cooldown reduced to 18 seconds from 20.
Bug Fix: Can now properly proc the bonus damage and energy restore against the summoned .
AP ratio increased to 35% AP from 25% AP.
New Effect: Now works on structures.
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 would not count towards .
Energy cost reduced to 60 / 55 / 50 / 45 / 40 from 80 / 75 / 70 / 65 / 60.
AP ratio increased to 60% AP from 50% AP.
Bonus AD ratio increased to 80% from bonus AD 70% .
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.
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 .
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% from bonus AD 60% AD.
New Effect: Now refunds 60% cooldown if it kills an enemy.
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.
Energy refund increased to 40 at all ranks from 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40.
Dash speed increased to 2000 from 1600.
Now gives 50% less pass-through distance versus targets marked by .
Minimum pass-through distance reduced to 100 from 150.
Maximum pass-through distance reduced to 200 from 250.
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.
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.
No longer activates 's secondary damage.
Range reduced to 700 from 800.
Clarity: Fixed a bug where Shadow Dance stacks were not visible to other champions.
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.
Texture update to Classic, All-Star, Blood Moon, Crimson, Nurse, Silverfang, and Stinger.
Base armor increased to 20. 5 from 16. 5.
The number of stacks can now (once again) be seen in her buff bar.
Now grants vision in the area of effect.
Essence of Shadow charge time reduced to 30 / 22. 5 / 15 seconds from 35 / 25 / 15.
V3.5 (Balance update)
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).
Essence of Shadow charge rate increased to 35 / 25 / 15 seconds from 25 / 20 / 15.
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.
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%.
Movement speed increased to 350 from 325.
Bug Fix: now correctly returns energy when the target is killed by the magic damage from .
Tooltip now states the correct energy return amount.
Energy cost reduced to 60 / 55 / 50 / 45 / 40 from 60 at all ranks.
Now activates secondary damage.
Base armor increased to 16.5 from 13.5.
Base health increased to 530 from 510.
Bug Fix: Shadow Dance's recharge time wouldn't update with new ranks or cooldown reduction until reaching full ammo charges.
Bug Fix: Twilight Shroud not applying assists properly.
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.
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.
Cooldown before Akali's next Shadow Dance charge and her current stacks are now shown in the same buff.
Akali will now attempt to immediately attack champions upon arriving when she uses Shadow Dance.
Adjusted Twin Disciplines to trigger at 9.5 bonus attack damage and 19.5 ability power to account for rounding.
Ability tooltips updated.
Fixed a bug where the sound of Mark of the Assassin could persist after her target died.
No longer deals bonus damage to towers.
Fixed a bug where Shadow Dance could sometimes deal damage even if interrupted by a knockup / knockback.
The application of the mark will no longer be blocked by .
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.
Updated tooltips for Akali.
Fixed a display error with Twin Disciplines and death recap.
Can no longer be cast while rooted.
Now gain 1% spell vamp for every 5 bonus attack damage instead of 1% for every 10 bonus attack damage.
Now gain an Essence of Shadow charge on Champion kills and assists in addition to her standard accumulation over time method.
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.
Fixed a bug with Akali's attack timing.
Using a potion while in Twilight Shroud will no longer break Akali out of stealth.
Adjusted Akali's hit timing to be more accurate.
Fixed a bug where Mark of the Assassin would proc even if you miss or are dodged.
Fixed a bug where Crescent Slash was spell vamping for too much.
Fixed a bug where her failed to count ability power and damage gained through buffs such as Improved , , or .
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 .
Akali can no longer Shadow Dance out of disables.
Stealth is now removed when you actually attack, rather than when you begin your attack animation.
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.
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.
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.
Akali flourishes her kamas, dealing damage based on her attack damage and ability power.
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.