Akali
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Toughest Matchups:
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37.7%
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39.3%
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40.2%
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10.4
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Win Rate
44.5%
(+1.4%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
2.4%
(-0.3%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
6.5%
(-3.4%)
vs last patch
Playing against Akali
Key Insights
Akali's
has very high energy costs and low damage early. Try to punish this by pushing the lane when possible so she's forced under turret where farming will be harder.
Akali is invisible when inside
, but you can reveal by abilities that grant True Sight. You can also still damage her with AoE spells or skillshots.
Akali's
restores Energy and grants movement speed. Akali can use
on
to mark the ground and then dash to it so she can use it as an escape or to juke you.
If Akali attacks while inside her
she will briefly be revealed for 0.65 seconds
Whenever Akali damages a champion with
,
or
she activates gains
. If she walks far enough away from the target she will spin her blade for 4 seconds. Keep your distance from her until it runs out or she uses it on a minion, as this attack has bonus range, does bonus magic damage and restores energy.
Generally, MR hurts her all-in kill potential.
or
are good. Akali does mixed damage but her main spells,
and second use of
do magic damage.
Power Spike
Akali has a very strong level 2 if she can combo
with
and Ignite.
Akali's level 6 is extremely strong as she unlocks
. Watch out for the second dash as it is an execute and has high base damage.
Upon hitting level 9, Akali will have
maxed, which does bonus damage to minions, allowing her to wave clear with much more ease.
Item spikes:
then when upgrading to
.
can be bought to give her more waveclear but she will be delaying her main damage spikes.
/
are huge purchases that allow her to buy a lot of time in fights alongside
.
Vulnerable
Whenever Akali uses
to wave clear and has her
on cooldown you have a big time window to trade and punish her as her energy regenerates slowly.
has long cooldown (20 seconds at all ranks). Bait it out first to set up a gank.
Limited mobility pre 6 (
is a 16 sec CD)
Akali is locked out of her second dash from
for 2.5 seconds after using the first one. Try to burst her down or CC and gain distance from her before she can use it again.
has a long cooldown at rank 1 (120 sec CD). During this time Akali's strength in fights is much lower).
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