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Akali Statistics for Rastilan

Author's performance with Akali compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
61
5
Win %
49
39
Kills
9.2
6.9
Assists
6.3
5.1
Deaths
6.6
6.9
KA:D Ratio
2.4
1.7
Gold Earned
11.9K
10.6K
Creep Score
136.9
146.7
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Cunning Tree

  • Wanderer  vs Savagery

Single target doesn't help with your W spam to push waves. Wanderer helps you gank or escape ganks. Which, due to you being squishy with no cc.. I imagine you will be ganked at least once.
  • Assassin vs Runic / Secret Stash

You don't have mana and longer lasting pots wont help as much as a constant 2% extra dmg in people caught out or in lane fights. Nor will you be getting many camp buffs. Your an assassin, this mastery was MADE for you.
  • Merciless vs Meditation

No mana, and you always want to finish your kills as Akali for resets.
  • Bandit Vs Dangerous Game

I could see you going bandit vs low aa range top laners that you can trade with over and over. However Dangerous Game will help you survive and snowball in team fights.

Resolve Tree

  • Recovery vs Unyielding

Recovery is great in lane.. and tanky masteries won't help us much here.
  • Explorer vs Tough Skin

This is really your only optional one. More MS = escaping ganks, or catching up on ganks. However most people with AA you out of lane with their better range. So I like to take less damage. Lane phase is all about surviving till you can kill people later.
  • Runic Armor vs Veterans Scars

45 bonus health? Or 8% improved healing/lifesteal? vamp scepter by itself makes this better then more flat hp.
  • Insight Vs Perseverance

Less CDR on flash/tp/ignite? Yes please! We don't build warmogs, so the other mastery is somewhat weak.
  • Swiftness vs Legendary Guardian

CC is one of the many deaths of Akali, Tenacity helps with that. Most fights ill jump in and hourglass asap, just so they drop cc on nothing. People will want you dead quickly, no matter how far you are behind.
  • Grasp of the Undying vs Strength of Ages vs Bond of Stone

Grasp is the strongest mastery right now. Get sunfire, keeps you in combat even when in shroud. Then use that to AA the enemy hero for health and back away, repeat. Strength of Ages is what you will pick up if you are jungling.

Abilities Back to Top

E
Q
W
E
E
R
E
Q
E
Q
R
Q
Q
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
2
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W
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E
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R
6
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Max E now! People constantly rush MR, maxing E allows you to do physical and trade quite well. You still get energy back from the Q proc, but you can E twice on trades instead.. so Q wait, proc>E>Q>E>proc>E if you can. Also E helps farm/push better. Just try it, it works much better (no more Qing people just to watch spectres cowl heal everything back)

Always get W 3'rd, second if your really having issues.

(IF TOP LANE START E AND TAKE AN ENEMY JUNGLE CAMP)
Go for the enemies razorbeaks or wolves *opposite of where he starts* this will delay his jungle, as well as you get you level 2. However, if you are soon. Do one of your junglers camps.

(IF MID LANE START Q)
You don't have time to rush a camp. Just get to lane and farm.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    VS AD
    Vs Skill shots
    Cheaper AP items hype! Gunblade is still your rush, but going Hourglass into Deathcap is awesome due to the changes
    Vs auto attack based champions *more dmg in autos, then abilities*
    Korean Akali build! Last item can be zzrot/thornmail/GA/Dead Mans. Depending on what you need most. (Zzrot can force people to split and let you pick people off or fight with an advantage)

Core Items

    Rush this! The only reason you would build anything else first is to counter a heavy ad or ap lane. *matchups will tell you when to do this*
    Needless is cheaper now! much easier to get into this item and spike sooner! <3
    VS hard ap matchups with poke. Shen/Rumble/Vlad/Swain

Situational Items

    Helps take turrets, adds more on hit burst *only get if your over 400 ap and have little chance of dieing in fights*
    They have MR? LOL NOT ANYMORE!
    Deathcap buffed.. get this
    A bit of a tankier build I've had some luck with in the new meta.. Aka (adc's burst harder then you the assassin)

You build can vary greatly depending on your matchups. However I will post the basics.
3146_32.png This is your first item 90% of the time. This item will allow you to catch up to people. Slightly sustain and overall.. Just a great item. I stopped building it for awhile but due to Ludens nerfs. I think its a bit better *can't Q proc harass as much anymore :(* Gunblade + Hourglass is a godly combo to get out of some bad situations as well!

GUNBLADE + HOURGLASS OP




3285_32.png (Witch changes to AP ill have to  test this more.. but it seems like hourglass/deathcap are now much better)
  • 3258_32.pngNow you want to finish your boots, Sorc shoes 90% of the time.. Mercs' if the cc is real *W maxing Ryze for instance*
  • 3268_32.pngThey added 10% tenacity to masteries.. 45% tenacity is op.
  • 3157_32.pngHourglass time!! This saves you and allows some crazy aggression.. Sometimes I like to R in, flatten someone or even just immediately hourglass.. Watch them throw every skillshot at you while invuln. GG Free fight!
  • This is where you fill out your build more, Lichbane/Deathcap/Abyssal. Depends on your enemy team and how your doing!
  • NOW the tanky item... probably 3116_32.png for the aoe slow and more dmg.. or 3026_32.png (only if the revive will really make much difference)

Where does 3100_32.png fit in? Honestly depends on the enemy.. if you just need a tad more dmg.. or if you are not afraid of death due to you being awesome... skip the tanky item.. don't need sustain? or void? lichbane.. idk add it if you want to quickly delete targets. *Generally if they are splitting, or if you can catch them alone... Lich isn't the greatest item for team fights where you can get cc'd/killed* However the ms+ludens+TP? Adc pushes bot alone? FK EM UP!

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Easy
  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Hard
  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Amumu
    Medium
  • Anivia
    Easy
  • Annie
    Medium
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Azir
    Medium
  • Bard
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Medium
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Braum
    Easy
  • Cassiopeia
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Hard
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Diana
    Medium
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Evelynn
    Hard
  • Fiddlesticks
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Easy
  • Fizz
    Easy
  • Gangplank
    Medium
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Easy
  • Hecarim
    Hard
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jarvan IV
    Hard
  • Jax
    Easy
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Easy
  • LeBlanc
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Lissandra
    Easy
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Malzahar
    Hard
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Master Yi
    Hard
  • Nasus
    Hard
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Quinn
    Easy
  • Rek'Sai
    Hard
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Shen
    Hard
  • Singed
    Medium
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Swain
    Medium
  • Syndra
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Urgot
    Hard
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Hard
  • Zed
    Hard
  • Ziggs
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Easy

Either build works!


//Regular AP Assassin Build Akali Section

Most people don't main this champions.. I finally fought a guy with some games played as him and well... His passive allows you to wait on energy and cds. So you don't really have to worry, rush into seekers armguard.

Item start: 1054_32.png2003_32.pngx5
Runes: VS AD
Game Start Plan: Start E and go do razor beaks or wolves for 5 pots, you will out sustain him hard with this setup.
Laning Phase Plan: Just Q, wait, Proc/E Q. He can't out trade you at this point.

//Korean Build Akali Section

Item start: 1054_32.png2003_32.pngx5

Runes: VS AD

Game Start Plan: Start E and go do razor beaks or wolves for 5 pots,play defensive and rush Sunfire cape.

VS

Ahri

Medium

Go AP Assassin Akali!

I have found that going Korean Akali, whether its sunfire or MR rush. Most Ahris will just push hard and roam. Effectively making you worthless.


This matchup can be anywhere from easy/med/hard depending on the ahri and how good you are with Akali.
Main thing you want to do is wait for her to charm. If you can dodge the charm you can all in. She can't escape you with her ult and most Ahris will want some kind of Mana item first.. either Morello or Athenes. Either puts them behind on damage early, while you go for damae. So just all in and kill her!

(Pre 6)
Farm behind minions, if she lands charm you will lose hard.

Item start:  1001_32.png2003_32.png into either 1057_32.png for abyssal or 3146_32.png if you don't need the mr.
Runes: VS AP
Game Start Plan: You have to start Q, can't do E camp rush.
Laning Phase Plan: Farm behind minions, wait for 6, dodge charm, engage.

VS

Akali

Hard

Wait for the Q proc to be done! IF you can proc Q and they can't on an engage you will win. Unless your like heavily out itemed or out farmed..

Be aware Akalis will spam E now, regardless of its effectiveness. Try to bait and dodge the E spam, maybe in shroud? If Akali has no energy.. shes dead.

VS

Alistar

Medium

Korean build for sure!

//AP Akali Build

Turns out this is cancer. If you ult him, he pushes you into turret. If you fight him, he just wins trade with cc.. If you look at him funny he cc's you anyways. I got rekt by this in lane.. but I can't say its late game was worth anything.

//Korean Akali Build

Rush Sunfire into abyssal.

VS

Amumu

Medium

Amumu can keep you from jumping, and thats the main problem with him. Merc treads would be good for this, so that you can get out of cc if caught faster. Realistically later in the game you can just hourglass if he engages on you.

VS

Anivia

Easy

Most players don't know how to play her. You out damage her easily AS LONG AS YOU DODGE THE Q. Mobility really helps here. DO NOT LET THE EGG BAIT YOU, It gives the jungler some time to gank while your scrambling eggs! Ward properly! (Pink ward early)

Item start:  1001_32.png2003_32.png
Runes: VS AP
Game Start Plan: Straight to lane, can't do a camp.
Laning Phase Plan: Dodge the darn stun, don't sit in minions. You don't want her just ulting the minions AND you.

VS

Annie

Medium

Sit back, wait for 6. When you have 3 jumps, wait for her to blow her stun or get out of position. Then all in her, or get a gank.

Item start:  1001_32.png2003_32.png
Runes: VS AP
Game Start Plan: Straight to lane, can't do a camp. (unless its top)
Laning Phase Plan: Just sit as far back as you can, when she has stun.

VS

Ashe

Easy

If you R quickly, her ult will pass you by!... or you run into it. Its best to try and dodge the arrow then go in. The ult is the only thing that will cause you trouble. Other then her being fed.

Squish? Skill shots?

nom nom.

If she's in lane she would be annoying, but lets face it.. shes bot, you have tp.. show her whos boss!

VS

Azir

Medium

Gotta kill him early though, his dmg is great.. long as you get/stay ahead with TP and kills in lane.. your good. However, his dmg scales really well.

Note: His ult... watch for it, if you jump into it.. you will bounce off! THIS WASTED A JUMP AND TAKES ALOT OF TIME. Azir is kinda top tier right now... not sure why he's not played/banned more.. but hey, long as you don't have to fight him! (Good Azirs are one of your hardest matchups.. if not your hardest... but you won't see them in anything less then diamond)


Edit: He got nerfed so moving to medium.. but I don't know how powerful it is.

VS

Bard

Easy

CC will screw you over if your not careful. However he's all skill shots, and squish.

That being said avoid walls or allies when running at him. His cc only stuns if it passes through you to something else. Aka hit you>ally or you>wall.

Hit stun and your ult go straight, if you ult into him and he stuns. You will get hit, try to dodge the skill shot before going all in on him.

VS

Blitzcrank

Medium

Tanky, and AOE silence... Try to wait out his ult in team fights.. other then that, your good.

Take hourglass quickly vs Blitz. You don't want to be pulled, but if you do. Pop the hourglass!

VS

Brand

Easy

Has a similar issue as most stun champions. Wait for them to blow some abilities then go in. If you get stunned you have a decent chance of just dieing without doing anything. Luckily brand needs to land another skill then stun. If 1-2 are on cd, ggwp.

vs AP
(Pre 6)
Farm behind minions.

Item start:  1001_32.png2003_32.png into either 1057_32.png for abyssal or 3146_32.png if you don't need the mr.
Runes: VS AP
Game Start Plan: You have to start Q, can't do E camp rush.
Laning Phase Plan: Farm behind minions, wait for 6, dodge whatever you can, when a spell is on CD you can fight.

VS

Braum

Easy

just kill the adc first, your ult puts you behind his shield anyways. Just R>Q>AA the adc if this goes up before you can Q. The stun he gives allies will be a pain late game though, try to avoid him.

VS

Cassiopeia

Medium

Cass is a nightmare if played well... but you have more burst, don't drag fights out.


Item start:  1054.png2003.pngx5 into 3211.png Spectres cowl is great against her! Any Auto or spell will give you a boost in health regen! After this build revolver and boots *I build sorcerers shoes* to help get in and out of spells.
Runes: VS AP
Game Start Plan: Do a camp for an early 2
Laning Phase Plan: Farm safely till 6 or a gank, then kill her.

VS

Cho'Gath

Hard

Silence/Knockup will kill you.. Its a farm lane. Just gank bot with your tp.. If you get far enough ahead you can kill him.. Strangely though. At 6 cho has more burst then you. So, thats fun. Wait for him to eat a minion or something, then engage if you can.

vs AP.

VS

Corki

Medium

Easy to kill, per say. Harder to gank. Valk will get him out of your range, and safely into tower.. They have to be pushed deeper to gank.

VS

Darius

Hard

New Darius will wreck you. He has more sustain.. more range, more clear... its just nasty. However he is normally banned.
VS AD

VS

Diana

Medium

Its about even now... use to be hard. You may look into 3111_32.png/3001_32.png


vs ap

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy

Can be medium depending on Mundos cleavers... Stay behind minions.. don't take Q hits, those will fk you up.. HOWEVER, you can kill him without ignite. does he get strong/tanky late game? Sure but you can kill him after needlessly large easily.. Just farm off the guy, too tanky too early? TP.. not like he can stop you. He has to farm with cleavers if he wants to avoid you Q procing him. He will kill himself really.

VS

Evelynn

Hard

Runeglaive buffs have made Eve difficult to deal with! Woot! Try to keep a pink down. A good Eve will fk up your lane hardcore! Sadly she will be able to lane gank or river gank easily.. since you can't pink both. Wait for her to be somewhere else on the map before fighting.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Medium

HE CAN DRAIN YOU IN SHROUD... that being said, you out damage him at all points.. Just don't play it wrong. R>Flash out of his ult and kill him.. ggez

LATE GAME WARNING! Do NOT dive onto Fiddle because you are fed/won early. That fears duration will straight up get you killed, only jump on him if you can delete him or he blew fear.

GET MERCTREADS! The new 10% mastery will give you 45% NEEDED vs FIDDLE.

VS

Fiora

Easy

Go Korean Akali

shroud her ult... kill her, you out damage her at all points. CARE FOR RIPOSTE THOUGH!
Stop hitting yourself.

vs AD

VS

Fizz

Easy

Try to bait his jump, dodge the fish.. Your fine as long as you do this. However if you get hit by the fish your kinda dead.

vs ap

VS

Gangplank

Medium

(NEED MORE INFO FOR NEW GP, WILL PLACE AS HARD UNTIL I FIGHT HIM)

vs AD

VS

Garen

Easy

Go AP Akali

Q and farm from a distance, Don't get silenced and spun on and your good. You outscale easily.. just don't fight too early.

vs AD

To be tested: Going Deathfire torch build may be the best, due to being able to stop his healing with a constant Q burn.

VS

Gnar

Easy

If he is really aggressive rush into 3191.png
If not rush into 3145.png

you can trade with him at any point AFTER HE TURNS BACK INTO LIL GNAR.
Mega Gnar will destroy you ALWAYS, Its a short transformation, and there is no point in fighting it. Small Gnar though? PFFT you can kill him before 6 if he misplays hard enough. After 6? Yeah, just kill him over and over.


(Pre 6)
(Do a camp for an early level 2)
Farm behind minions, his Q will slow and return after it hits stuff. Be sure to avoid having him get a third proc on you with his autos. If he has 2 procs on you, sit and wait for them to wear off. Its like your Q proc, DONT LET HIM PROC IT.

Item start: 1054.png2003.pngx5
Runes: VS AD
Game Start Plan: Buy Dorans and a pot, start the camp and start a pot. Get level 2, tp to lane.
Laning Phase Plan: Farm behind minions, out trade him if you can, if not wait for 6 and kill him. NEVER FIGHT WHEN HE IS NEAR MEGA FORM. Wait for it to wear off to engage.

VS

Hecarim

Hard

TP and hope for the best. He ganks better then you with tp, he out damages you, he out tanks you.. he out runs you. Luckily he got nerfed or something so he's not a insta pick/ban anymore. Doing the wolves level 1 will really help since he will probably go do a camp as well for an early 2.

vs AD

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium

Fk his turrets... I don't see much of him, but DO NOT underestimate the ult and towers! This is a lane where TP will save you. A bad heimer is easy, a good heimer will be a pain. Just don't fight in his turrets.

vs AP

VS

Irelia

Hard

(if your looking for a personal ban, this is it. Irelia does Akali better)
Irelias have gotten harder as I climb elo. What I have noticed is the early level 2 strat helps alot if they also do it. So go kill wolves or razorbeaks level 1, and go to lane. If she engages on you behind your minions. Fight her, you barely out damage her at level 2. However check for ignite, and make sure to get her as low as you can first. No need to risk too much. If you can get a kill or two, you will snowball. However if she rushes sheen, she may start to turn it around. 7-9 is her power spike and triforce will make her better then you.

VS

Jarvan IV

Hard

Oh look its the prince. He's a REALLY strong top, thats almost never top. All of his skills hit you in shroud.. his ult makes you fight him, and you CANT 1v1.. with ludens anything is possible.. but good luck making it that far, he will jump on you for even THINKING of famring.

vs AD

(*id also go cloth + 5 health pots vs him... its not fun*)

VS

Jax

Easy

Jax is a matchup I have very little experience with, so ill throw this on medium. However it seems that poking him with Q, and Shrouding the stun or dodging it with R. Makes this matup simple. He can't range poke and you have a better 1v1 if you play it right.

vs AD

VS

Jayce

Easy

He has range, so you will be playing SUPER safe till you have your first big item. Then, when he blows a cd or switches his form. Kill him, you do WAY more damage 1v1.

you out damage him HARD

vs AD

(dorans shield + 1 pot) If you kill wolves you can get more pots.

VS

Katarina

Easy

She pushes lane with Q, just play it safe for a gank or your items. You out burst, just DO NOT SIT NEAR HER ULT.. and you will be fine. Though I would ban her. She is a scripters hero, as she will spam abilities as fast as people drop, and in solo Q. Thats too often.

VS

Kennen

Medium

This guy will poke you down, try to avoid marks. Get 6 first and avoid his ult. A gank will do you alot of good vs this guy. Sit behind minions to avoid Q's

VS

Kha'Zix

Easy

Stay in minions.. honestly you out burst him, you out gank him... I see no reason to lose. UNLESS your hanging out either A:on minons so his W hits you or B: Your away from minions for his free damage.

VS

LeBlanc

Medium

Eh, I don't play alot of mid first off... but I will say this.

This match up is different.. You want 14.png
She goes invis for a second, and ignite could mean the difference there. As well as letting you know which is which easily. She also can out burst you... so careful of that :D

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

Go Korean Akali

New items have buffed Lee in lane, Dodge Q and you should be ok.. If he knows to ult THEN Q, so that it can't miss, you might be screwed.

VS

Lissandra

Easy

You do out damage her... but I don't see her much really. So I will say.. take this with a grain of salt.. I say this is easy, but I can't offer a great deal of info about it..

VS

Lux

Medium

Either Akali works

Can now pop that orb skillshot mid air... makes dodging her abilities MUCH harder..

She will just pop it quickly to slow.. Snare>Ult. You will need to hope shes not super aggressive till later.. because she WILL kill you early.

However if you manage to out play her or wait for ganks, you have this in the bag. She is squishy, and has no escapes. Your favorite kind of feeder.

VS

Malzahar

Hard

His ult can destroy you... Thats about it. Avoid the ult, avoid the silence... Try and get ahead by ganking other lanes.

VS

Maokai

Medium

You spam spells, he heals off of them. So he will be a pain to deal with, but really he shouldn't kill you. It will just be a farm lane until you get ganks or roam and kill other lanes.. but you WONT kill him.. *if you CAN its a bait or a stupid Maokai*

VS

Master Yi

Hard
1054_32.png2003_32.pngx5

Do the early wolves/beaks and hope he doesn't Q push super early to deny farm.
I only have one game of experience, but from what I have seen, all he needs is a 3155_32.png to really win this lane. Because of his Q pushing lane id max E.

VS

Nasus

Hard

Get ganks, get ahead! If you can't get ahead and punish him for farming.. you will be lucky to outfarm.. He scales harder faster with farm though. You basically need to tp/roam sooner and get ahead.


(Pre 6)
(get level 2 off camps)
Double proc Q if he goes to farm! Q wait AA>Q>AA you HAVE to slow down his farm. Get ganks, get ahead. You REALLY don't want him getting ahead.. heck I wouldn't pick into this.

Item start:  1029.png2003.pngx5
Runes: VS AD
Game Start Plan: Camp Rush, punish him all day.
Laning Phase Plan: Kill him, get ganks, kill him. This matchup will eventually kill you.

VS

Pantheon

Hard
3/20/2017 updated

cloth + 5
(start Q to farm, W second to hide as you Q creeps he is near/in range of to hope for free farm)
so Q>W>E>Q Max asap, you can point more points into W or E at your preference.

Rushing Ninja tabi to stay outside of his range and reducing his damage is your best rush. After that because of the way pen works now with lethality you basically can't rush Armor, he will still just kill you. Will have to test more on what works best, but rushing gunblade is your best bet. Ask for a gank, and beware that his stun will also give him a shield, he will block two of your AA's which can mean a Q proc in your combo.

Ganks sooner, pokes harder, blocks AA/Q procs. You basically have to get ganks, hope he messes up OR get better ganks bot. However, his ult lets him move around the map more.

VS

Quinn

Easy

Early game a pain, after needless. Not a problem. You greatly out damage her. Try to bait the blind.

VS

Rek'Sai

Hard

This girl can see you, cc you, and out damage you.. I can see Rek'sai getting nerfed soonish.. until then, your just going to have to be extremely careful of this jungler.

VS

Renekton

Medium

Cloth+5 is good here. If he goes to stun you, back off. Let him use it on a minion, and then fight him.. Same as Riven, R away for his ult to wear off. Id roam.. he's a tad scary to 1v1.

VS

Rengar

Medium

Go Korean Akali

I don't really think he's a HUGE problem in lane without some good ganks, however his ult does remove your stealth, so if you get ganked. Don't rely on it for stealth.

VS

Riven

Medium

You can kill her, R away from her when she ults. Get W second to try and dodge her Q>W. The main thing is (avoid her stuns) If she stuns you, she can kill you. All there is to it. However same with everyone, you can *without her ult* easily out burst her.

VS

Rumble

Medium

(Max E because he WILL push with Q)
(Do wolves/beaks with 1 health pot no items, buy a 1033_32.png with health pots, rush a 3211_32.png)

You have to time his Q's, you can trade in between Q's early, when he doesn't have CDR.

VS

Ryze

Easy

New W maxing Ryze is annoying, but does not deal more damage.. Not at all. Main thing is.. sit behind minions and pop shroud when he goes onto you. Watch his buffs if its around 2-3 for his stacks, he can engage. After his passive pops and finishes, thats when you should kill him. Since it will take him a bit to be able to combo again.

3111_32.png This is for late game, If you can't move.. you can't proc Q

VS

Shen

Hard

if he rushes into spectre cowl3211_32.png. You just want to farm.. theres no killing him, you can't out tp him.. its a pain. You just do your best and hope when you DO tp. That your team is far enough ahead.

New Shen is even harder :(

VS

Singed

Medium

Singed got buffed! This matchup is now at medium till I can see otherwise! MR buff/MR per level AND his fling laughs? I missed Singed ALOT and I am happy for his buffs.. but this matchup is no longer a walk in the park. Your W will help keep him off of you and avoid flings.. He has no way of revealing you.


Proxy Singed Matchup Video

VS

Sion

Medium

Easy/Medium

If you can dodge his skillshots, you can dodge a ball...

you can also easily win this matchup. Nothing to worry about AT ALL. Run left and right to avoid the skill shots, try to not sit on  or behind minions.

VS

Swain

Medium

(You can take ignite against this lane, but I prefer tping bot for kills if you can't kill swain.. plus if he goes ignite you have more map pressure then him)
More practice against swain has shown me that top lane, he is a weird matchup

level 1-3 Hard matchup, if he has ignite you are fk'd
4-6 medium due to you having some sustain
6+ You can kill him easily if you play it right

(Pre 6)
Play very defensive His dot + ignite does tons of damage.
Item start:  1054.png2003.pngx5 into 3211.png Spectres cowl is great against him! Any Auto or spell will give you a boost in health regen! After this build revolver and boots *I build sorcerers shoes* to help get in and out of spells.
Runes: VS AP
Game Start Plan: Do a camp for an early 2
Laning Phase Plan: Farm safely till 6 or a gank, then kill him.

VS

Syndra

Hard

THE BALLS!
The outrange cc and poke will hurt ALOT. You need ganks. She can kill you after 6... you can out roam her.. Akalis mobility will play into this, Dodge her skills, roam.

VS

Teemo

Medium

He will hurt early, avoid shrooms. You can kill him though, his ult does not give him ANY 1v1 power if you avoid the shrooms. get a pink or a trinket to clear shrooms.

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

DO NOT FIGHT HIM EARLY, DO NOT.

After 6 your ult does more, try to jump away while he is all rage mode. Tp will help stop his split push, so I don't take ignite. You can burst him so fast he will ult early, or die trying.

VS

Urgot

Hard

Ouch, the pain! Urgot will poke you ALL day long, the slow is a pain... if he lets you roam or farm your fine. But he shouldn't.. he should be ulting you to stop your tp.. he should be shooting you when you farm.. Ask for ganks.

VS

Vladimir

Medium

(If he pushes hard max E)
(do wolves with 1 pot *dont buy an item* and then back for a 1033_32.png rush a 3211_32.png then continue gunblade)

Just play defensive early.. Thats the trick. TP back to lane and out scale him. When you have needlessly large, you will just kill him.

VS

Yasuo

Hard

The last patch buffed him.. Currently worth a ban.

Akalis an assassin with burst? Nah thats yasou

VS

Zed

Hard

Zed is a hard matchup. Greatly depending on how the Zed plays. A good one will bait you to fight before 6, since he deals more damage and normally takes ignite, you will lose. However wait until 6 and shroud his ultimate so it does minimal damage, and you will win. As long as you didn't let him get a kill or two early that is.

Rush Sunfire, Tank Akali

VS

Ziggs

Medium

Early game he kills you, pre6 is weak with Akali always. This is apparently so with Ziggs more so then most.. Farm up and out burst him. If you can dodge a skillshot, or he uses something on minions, engage. The less he has to throw at you, the better.

Combos? When do I use these abilities? Back to Top

Why I made this guide Back to Top

Lots of people have abandoned Akali after the nerfs... Heck alot of the guides just DON'T update anymore!

Old info in a guide is a good way to mislead people into thinking they can/can't do something with that champion, and limit themselves greatly! I am going to keep this up to date even through the hard times Riot is putting us Akali mains through.

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Akali vs Vlad


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