How do you play Akali well?

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User Info: generalguy64

generalguy64
7 months ago#1
Both mid and top. What runes do you take?
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User Info: CrowsB4Hoes

CrowsB4Hoes
7 months ago#2
dont take any runes. you don't actually need them. the best way i found to be successful on akali is locking her in at champ select. that's literally all you need to do,.
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User Info: sahilmohammad

sahilmohammad
7 months ago#3
please dont, have some dignity damn it
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User Info: 8420

8420
7 months ago#4
Rune choice is usually Electrocute -> Sudden Impact -> Ghost Poro or Eyeball Collector -> Ravenous Hunter (some players like Ingenious Hunter for GunBlade CDR, and also works on Predator as a handful of Akali players like Predator for mid-game roams). You can take Precision with Triumph + Coup de Grace second, or Sorcery for more late game scaling with something like Gathering Storm, either Nullifying Orb or Transcendence. It's preference; I like the CDR, personally, but Akali doesn't truly need it since her CDs are fairly low. Some Akalis also like Klepto (I don't since nerfs) or Spellbook. Spellbook makes it much easier to survive lane with TP, and sums cooldown are great for late game. Also, something something League of Stopwatch.

R > Q > E > W is skill max. If you're against something like a Teemo top or something with bad waveclear early (or something that will stack MR vs you), you can max E first and shove enemies to tower, just make sure to ward, obviously.

When laning, use Q, back off and wait for Q to come up, then Shroud to them, auto -> Q -> auto if you're quick enough. That's the ideal trade in lane for Akali. Make sure you auto something else first to prep your passive if you won't get a second hit; the passive damage plus Q and auto damage should be enough to proc Electrocute.

You'll always want to rush Gunblade, obviously, but don't be afraid to buy defensive boots on Akali if they have someone who is fed or a lot of CC for you. GA is a fantastic late game item on Akali, don't be afraid to buy it as a 3rd/4th item.

Do not give up your Shroud easily! This is your only defensive ability, save it for their biggest skillshot/CC/damage ability. Save it for the Trynd or Fiora ult; use it when knocked away by Alistar to negate the displacement by timing it right. If you're pushed and your Shroud is on cooldown, don't be afraid to take a few steps back to make yourself harder to be engaged on or ganked.
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User Info: Johnny_Cueto

Johnny_Cueto
7 months ago#5
pound head into keyboard. Congrats you win lane.

User Info: 8420

8420
7 months ago#6
Johnny_Cueto posted...
pound head into keyboard. Congrats you win lane.


Only if your opponent is a potato, or doesn't have a working keyboard.
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User Info: generalguy64

generalguy64
7 months ago#7
sahilmohammad posted...
please dont, have some dignity damn it

I main R.O.B. I want other people to hate me as much as I hate myself. Akali seems perfect for that since I can't stand playing Veigar.
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User Info: RJ1771

RJ1771
7 months ago#8
8420 posted...
Johnny_Cueto posted...
pound head into keyboard. Congrats you win lane.


Only if your opponent is a potato, or doesn't have a working keyboard.

But...but what about the memes?!

THE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEMES!!!!

:^)

User Info: Le__Seul__Dieu

Le__Seul__Dieu
7 months ago#9
Johnny_Cueto posted...
pound head into keyboard. Congrats you win lane.

User Info: generalguy64

generalguy64
7 months ago#10
Le__Seul__Dieu posted...
Johnny_Cueto posted...
pound head into keyboard. Congrats you win lane.

Akali, not Katarina.
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