Akali Guide

Key Insights
Akali is temporarily revealed in
Akali
W
after attacking, using an ability, or being hit by an ability that grants True Sight.
Akali
W
also increases Akali's max Energy by 100 for the duration.
Akali
E
can be used on
Akali
W
to mark the shroud and dash back to it.
Akali
R
's first cast requires a target, but the second cast doesn't.
Strengths
Can out-resource most enemies in lane.
Has consistently high burst damage.
Has a strong level 2/3 with
Akali
Q
's with
Akali
P
. At level 6, she can 100-0 with
Akali
R
.
Has a lot of outplay potential with
Akali
W
/
Akali
E
/
Akali
R
.
Synergizes well with
Hextech Rocketbelt
,
Shadowflame
,
Zhonya's Hourglass
,
Demonic Embrace
,
Abyssal Mask
, and
Lich Bane
. Can opt for
Riftmaker
or
Night Harvester
when needed.
Weaknesses
Extremely high skill champion that requires a lot of well-timed ability casts and outplays to perform well. One misplay can severely cost her.
Akali
Q
is her waveclear and her trade tool. When used for one, she can't do the other.
Akali
W
has longer cooldown of 20 seconds. Once used, she can be punished.
Akali
R
has a 100 second cooldown at rank 1. Once used, her strength diminishes in fights.