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Skill usage

Build usage


Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Cloth Armor item Health Potion item5 Warding Totem item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Hextech Revolver item Seeker's Armguard item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Offensive Lich Bane item Hextech Gunblade item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Zhonya's Hourglass item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Amplifying Tome item Health Potion item3 Ruby Crystal item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Hextech Gunblade item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Offensive Lich Bane item Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Hextech Revolver item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Offensive Lich Bane item Hextech Gunblade item Wooglet's Witchcap item Void Staff item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Amplifying Tome item Health Potion item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Hextech Revolver item
Offensive Lich Bane item Hextech Gunblade item Wooglet's Witchcap item
Defensive Abyssal Scepter item Overlord's Bloodmail item
Consumables Health Potion item

Countering

  • AkaliSquare.png Akali is most effective when making quick kills. The longer she has to stick around in a fight the more susceptible she is of taking a heavy amount of damage.
  • She isn't as effective against durable opponents because of her low base health and the fact that she is a champion that has to burst a target down quickly.
  • Do not underestimate Mark of the Assassin.png Mark of the Assassin's secondary damage, as it is where most of her damage comes from.
  • When AkaliSquare.png Akali uses Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud, she can use it to get in and out of stealth, making it tricky to target her. However, having a Vision Ward item.png Vision Ward will make her more vulnerable and easier to take down, and they are highly recommended if one should look to fight her. Investing in a Greater Vision Totem may give you an edge and might prevent her from engaging in the first place.
    • MorganaSquare.png Morgana can damage AkaliSquare.png Akali with Soul Shackles.png Soul Shackles, despite being invisible due to her Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud. This can be an effective way to damage her in her Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud, potentially forcing her to run from her cover. Many other champions have similar auto-targeted abilities that don't require vision.
  • After AkaliSquare.png Akali's burst, she has to wait for her cooldowns in order to deal her burst damage again, which takes a while, even with cooldown runes and masteries. When fighting against her, use this time to take her down, if ever you survive her initial burst.
  • When you are chasing her, make sure you are aware of the amount of HP you have, due to the fact that she can nuke quite easily and score a kill on you.
  • Against AkaliSquare.png Akali, play more offensively before she reaches level 6; try to deny her early game, as she usually has the advantage once she gets her Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance.
    • AkaliSquare.png Akali has very few ways of dealing with pressure early. She can choose between returning damage or farming from a distance with her Mark of the Assassin.png Mark of the Assassin, and using her Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud to farm without being heavily punished or as an escape. Abuse her weakness to try and gain a level advantage before she unlocks her Ultimate.
  • Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud will stealth her only while she is idle inside the AoE, meaning that she will come out of stealth briefly if she performs any offensive actions or leaves it. Try to move out of the AoE as fast as possible to prevent her from bursting you while in stealth, or pick up a Vision Ward item.png Vision Ward if you mean to fight her.
  • Take great care when chasing AkaliSquare.png Akali, as her Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance and her Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud will make her a very effective juker and escape artist.
  • Champions with AoE abilities or reveals (such as LeeSinSquare.png Lee Sin) can be an extremely effective counter.
  • Hitting AkaliSquare.png Akali with hard CC makes her extremely vulnerable.
  • Good AkaliSquare.png Akali players will use Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance to jump out of a fight if there are nearby minions or neutral monsters.
  • A common strategy among Akali players, is to, after level 6, go to other lanes and take advantage of Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance to get multiple kills and help her allies by making them gain assistances and pushing their lanes. If you have no vision of Akali and is unsure of where she is, remember to warn your allies. Because Akali is a champion with a lot of snowball potential, making her ganks succeed can be extremely detrimental to your team.

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