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Akali Render old

A prodigy in the fighting arts, Akali is a member of the martial order known as the Kinkou. She succeeds her mother as the Fist of Shadow, entrusted with the sacred duty to end those who would bring imbalance to her homeland. While some find her methods extreme, Akali is judicious in maintaining harmony across Ionia.

Fist of Shadow

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 is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Pruning the Tree - eliminating those who threaten the equilibrium of Valoran.

A prodigal 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 the 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 ShenSquare Shen and KennenSquare Kennen to enforce the balance of Valoran.

Akali Render old
"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. AkaliSquare 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 ShenSquare Shen and KennenSquare Kennen to enforce the balance of Valoran. This hallowed pursuit has unsurprisingly led the triumvirate to the Fields of Justice.

Previous Abilities

Twin Disciplines
STATIC COOLDOWN: 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4
Twin Disciplines

Akali's first two basic attacks are empowered.

Discipline of Might: Akali's first basic attack Heal power heals her for 5 - 60 (based on level) (+ 60% bonus AD) (+ 45% AP) Health icon health.

Discipline of Force: Akali's second basic attack within 4 seconds deals an additional 10 - 100 (based on level) (+ 50% bonus AD) (+ 75% AP) on-hit Ability power magic damage.

Ability Details
Notes
  • Twin Disciplines works against structures.
  • Parry effects will not stop Twin Disciplines to occur.
    • It also won't block the bonus damage from the second attack.



Mark of the Assassin
TARGET RANGE: 600
COST: 60 energy
COOLDOWN: 6 / 5.5 / 5 / 4.5 / 4
Mark of the Assassin

Active: Akali throws her kama at the target enemy, dealing magic damage and marking them for 6 seconds.

Magic Damage:
35 / 55 / 75 / 95 / 115 (+ 40% AP)

Basic attacks detonate the mark, dealing bonus magic damage and restoring Energy icon 40 energy.

Bonus Magic Damage:
45 / 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 (+ 50% AP)
Total Magic Damage:
80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+ 90% AP)
Ability Details
Notes
  • Mark of the Assassin will apply spell effects to both the initial missile and the damage dealt when the debuff is detonated.
  • Spell Shield Spell shield will block the missile damage but not the damage dealt when the debuff is detonated.



Twilight Shroud
TARGET RANGE: 270
EFFECT RADIUS: 475
COST: 60 / 55 / 50 / 45 / 40 energy
COOLDOWN: 18
Twilight Shroud

Active: Akali Channeling icon channels for 0.25 seconds during which she can not be displaced, and blinks to the target location, leaving a smoke cover for 8 seconds at her previous location and incurring a global cooldown of 0.5 seconds to all her other abilities.

The smoke cover grants Sight icon sight of the area and Slow icon slows all enemies within.

Slow:
14 / 18 / 22 / 26 / 30%

While inside the smoke cover, Akali immediately gains Twilight Shroud old2 invisibility and Movement speed icon movement speed.

Movement Speed:
20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100%

If Akali uses a basic attack or ability inside her smoke cover, she will reveal herself for 0.65 seconds.

Ability Details
Notes
  • If the center of Twilight Shroud is within an impassable terrain, enemies will not receive an indicator of Twilight Shroud.
  • Because of the way blinks works with walls (like Flash Flash or EzrealSquare Ezreal's Arcane Shift Arcane Shift), the maximum distance Akali can blink over a wall is ~499 units.



Crescent Slash
EFFECT RADIUS: 300
COST: 60 / 55 / 50 / 45 / 40 energy
COOLDOWN: 5 / 4.5 / 4 / 3.5 / 3
Crescent Slash

Active: Akali flourishes her kamas, dealing Attack damage physical damage to all enemies around her.

Physical damage:
70 / 100 / 130 / 160 / 190 (+ 80% bonus AD) (+ 60% AP)

Crescent Slash Cooldown reduction icon cooldown is reduced by 60% whenever it kills at least one enemy.

Ability Details
Notes
  • No additional details.



Shadow Dance
TARGET RANGE: 700
SPEED: 2000
COST: 1 Essence
COOLDOWN: 2

RECHARGE TIME: 30 / 22.5 / 15

Passive: Akali periodically stores up to 3 charges of Essence of Shadow. Champion Damage rating takedowns grant one charge.

Akali immediately gains 3 Essences of Shadow upon learning the ability.

Shadow Dance

Active: Akali Dash dashes to the target enemy, dealing magic damage. Akali will land between 100 and 200 units on the far side of her target based on how close they were, halved versus Mark of the Assassin Marked targets.

Magic damage:
50 / 100 / 150 (+ 35% AP)
Ability Details
Notes
  • Shadow Dance will automatically queue a basic attack against her target.



Twin Disciplines
Twin Disciplines old

Discipline of Force: Akali's basic attacks deal 6% 「 (+ 1% per 6 AP) 」「 (+ 16.667% per 100 AP) 」 of her AD as bonus on-hit magic damage.

Discipline of Might: Akali permanently has 6% 「 (+ 1% per 6 bonus AD) 」「 (+ 16.667% per 100 bonus AD) 」 spell vamp.

Ability Details


Mark of the Assassin
RANGE: 600
COST: 60 energy
COOLDOWN: 6 / 5.5 / 5 / 4.5 / 4
Mark of the Assassin old

Active: Akali throws her kama at the target unit, dealing magic damage and marking them for 6 seconds.

Magic Damage:
35 / 55 / 75 / 95 / 115 (+ 40% AP)

Basic attacks detonate the mark, dealing bonus magic damage and restoring 40 energy.

Bonus Magic Damage:
45 / 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 (+ 50% AP)
Total Magic Damage:
80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+ 90% AP)
Ability Details
Mark of the Assassin is a single-targeted ability with debuff and on-hit effect components.

Additional Information:

  • Mark of the Assassin will apply spell effects to both the initial missile and the damage dealt when the debuff is detonated.
  • Mark of the Assassin will not detonate if the basic attack is Counter Strike dodged, Aegis Protection blocked, Riposte parried, or if the attack Blind icon misses.


Twilight Shroud
RANGE: 700 / 400
COST: 80 / 75 / 70 / 65 / 60 energy
COOLDOWN: 20
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Active: Akali throws down a smoke cover which lasts for 8 seconds, granting Sight icon sight of the target area and Slow icon slowing all units within it.

Slow:
14 / 18 / 22 / 26 / 30%

Upon entering the smoke cover, Akali immediately gains stealth and bonus movement speed that decays over 1 second, but refreshes each time she re-enters the smoke cover.

Bonus Movement Speed:
20 / 40 / 60 / 80 / 100%

If Akali uses a basic attack or ability in her smoke cover, she reveals herself for 0.65 seconds.

Ability Details
Twilight Shroud is a ground-targeted area of effect with a self-targeted buff component.

Additional Information:

  • If the center of Twilight Shroud is within an impassable terrain, enemies will not receive an indicator of Twilight Shroud.


Crescent Slash
RANGE: 325
COST: 60 / 55 / 50 / 45 / 40 energy
COOLDOWN: 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1
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Active: Akali flourishes her kamas, dealing physical damage to nearby enemies.

Physical damage:
30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 (+ 40% AP) (+ 60% AD)
Ability Details
Crescent Slash is a point-blank area of effect.


Shadow Dance
RANGE: 「 700 / 100 / 200 」「 700 / 50 / 100 」
SPEED: 2000
COST: 1 Essence of Shadow
COOLDOWN: 2 / 1.5 / 1
Recharge Time: 30 / 22.5 / 15
Shadow Dance old

Passive: Akali uses a stock system on this ability; she stores an Essence of Shadow periodically and upon taking down an enemy champion, up to a maximum of 3 stored at once.

Active: Akali dashes to the target unit, striking through it and dealing magic damage. Upon arriving, she will immediately attempt to land a basic attack on her target.

Magic damage:
100 / 175 / 250 (+ 50% AP)

The strike-through distance increases the closer Akali was to her target before dashing, and is halved against targets affected by Mark of the Assassin Mark of the Assassin.

Ability Details
Shadow Dance is a single-targeted dash.

Additional Information:

  • Shadow Dance uses an ammunition system.
  • If ranked, Akali will start with 1 charge, and will respawn with 3 charges of Essence of Shadow.

Previous Splash Art



Patch History

V8.4
V8.3
  • Stats
    • Base health regeneration increased to 8.5 from 8.342.
V8.2
  • Mark of the Assassin Mark of the Assassin
    • New Effect: Now draws nearby minion aggro when targeting an enemy champion.
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
    • New Effect: Now draws nearby minion aggro when targeting an enemy champion.
V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 31 from 26.38.
    • Base health increased to 593 from 587.8.
    • Health growth increased to 90 from 85.
V7.15
V7.12
V7.2
V6.24
V6.23
  • Twin Disciplines 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 Mark of the Assassin would not count towards Thunderlord's Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree.
  • Twilight Shroud Twilight Shroud
    • Energy cost reduced to 60 / 55 / 50 / 45 / 40 from 80 / 75 / 70 / 65 / 60.
  • Crescent Slash Crescent Slash
    • AP ratio increased to 60% AP from 50% AP.
    • Bonus AD ratio increased to 80% bonus AD from 70% bonus AD.
V6.22
  • General
    • New ability icons.
  • Twin Disciplines 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 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 reclassified as Twilight Shroud old2 Invisibility.
  • Crescent Slash 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 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.
V6.3
V5.10
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
    • Now gives 50% less pass-through distance versus targets marked by Mark of the Assassin Mark of the Assassin.
    • Minimum pass-through distance reduced to 100 from 150.
    • Maximum pass-through distance reduced to 200 from 250.
V5.9
  • Crescent Slash 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 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.
V5.2
V4.18
  • Twilight Shroud 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.
V4.17
  • General
    • Texture update to Classic, All-Star, Blood Moon, Crimson, Nurse, Silverfang, and Stinger.
V4.16
  • General
    • Updated splash artwork.
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 20.5 from 16.5.
V4.2
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
    • The number of stacks can now (once again) be seen in her buff bar.
V3.7
  • Twilight Shroud Twilight Shroud
    • Now grants vision in the area of effect.
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
    • Essence of Shadow charge time reduced to 30 / 22.5 / 15 seconds from 35 / 25 / 15.
V3.5 (Balance update)
  • Mark of the Assassin 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 Shadow Dance
    • Essence of Shadow charge rate increased to 35 / 25 / 15 seconds from 25 / 20 / 15.
V3.5
  • Twilight Shroud 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.
V3.02
  • Twin Disciplines 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%.
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 350 from 325.
V1.0.0.146
V1.0.0.143
V1.0.0.142
V1.0.0.138
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 16.5 from 13.5.
    • Base health increased to 530 from 510.
  • Shadow Dance 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 Twilight Shroud
    • Bug Fix: Twilight Shroud not applying assists properly.
V1.0.0.129
  • Twin Disciplines 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 Mark of the Assassin
    • Projectile base damage and proc based damage reduced to 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 from 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150.
V1.0.0.125
  • Fixed a bug where Akali could get stuck during her dash animation.
V1.0.0.123
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
    • Cooldown before Akali's next Shadow Dance charge and her current stacks are now shown in the same buff.
V1.0.0.121
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
    • Akali will now attempt to immediately attack champions upon arriving when she uses Shadow Dance.
V1.0.0.113
  • Twin Disciplines Twin Disciplines
    • Adjusted Twin Disciplines to trigger at 9.5 bonus attack damage and 19.5 ability power to account for rounding.
V1.0.0.111
  • General
    • Ability tooltips updated.
  • Mark of the Assassin Mark of the Assassin
    • Fixed a bug where the sound of Mark of the Assassin could persist after her target died.
V1.0.0.110
V1.0.0.106
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
    • Fixed a bug where Shadow Dance could sometimes deal damage even if interrupted by a knockup / knockback.
V1.0.0.105
V1.0.0.104
  • Shadow Dance 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.
V1.0.0.100
  • General
    • Updated tooltips for Akali.
  • Twin Disciplines Twin Disciplines
    • Fixed a display error with Twin Disciplines and death recap.
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
    • Can no longer be cast while rooted.
V1.0.0.99
  • Twin Disciplines Twin Disciplines
    • Now gain 1% spell vamp for every 5 bonus attack damage instead of 1% for every 10 bonus attack damage.
V1.0.0.96
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
    • Now gain an Essence of Shadow charge on Champion kills and assists in addition to her standard accumulation over time method.
V1.0.0.94(b)
  • Twilight Shroud 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.
V1.0.0.94
  • General
    • Fixed a bug with Akali's attack timing.
  • Twilight Shroud Twilight Shroud
    • Using a potion while in Twilight Shroud will no longer break Akali out of stealth.
V1.0.0.87
  • General
    • Adjusted Akali's hit timing to be more accurate.
  • Mark of the Assassin Mark of the Assassin
    • Fixed a bug where Mark of the Assassin would proc even if you miss or are dodged.
  • Crescent Slash Crescent Slash
    • Fixed a bug where Crescent Slash was spell vamping for too much.
  • Twin Disciplines Twin Disciplines
    • Fixed a bug where her Twin Disciplines Twin Disciplines failed to count ability power and damage gained through buffs such as Improved Ignite Ignite, Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm, or Mejai's Soulstealer item 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 Crescent Slash.
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance
    • Akali can no longer Shadow Dance out of disables.
V1.0.0.86
  • Twilight Shroud 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 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 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 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 Crescent Slash (E)
    • Akali flourishes her kamas, dealing damage based on her attack damage and ability power.
  • Shadow Dance 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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