League of Legends is filled to the brim with champions that are fun to play with, but today our focus will be on Akali. She hasn’t been in the spotlight as of recently, but we have found a way to make her stronger than ever before. If you have been waiting for an amazing mid-laner, then you should check out our Full AP Akali build.
What items does Full AP Akali need?
- Hextech Gunblade
- Sorcerer’s Shoes
- Zhonya’s Hourglass
- Rabadon’s Deathcap
- Void Staff
We have mentioned this in our League of Legends Lethality Ezreal guide, but it’s still relevant with Full AP Akali: if you are aiming to max out one of your stats, then you cannot meddle with the items. We have taken everything into consideration, and this is the only way to reach this amount of AP.
The items are in priority order, meaning that you should build Hextech Gunblade first and Void Staff last. This will enable you to snowball throughout the game really well, as long as you are able to pick up a good amount of kills.
Which runes does Full AP Akali need?
Presence of mind is one of the most important parts of this build. It increases your energy pool significantly after each takedown, so you should aim to make use of it as much as possible. And of course, it might just make the difference between getting out alive and dying during a fight.
When should you use it?
This League of Legends build is great for everything. It doesn’t matter if you want to climb the ranks or just want to have fun. It will work either way.
I highly recommend it if you have had a loss streak and are feeling a bit tilted. It will help you let off some steam, as the build will enable you to play more aggressively than usual, so you can get the anger out. I know how it feels to get that dreaded defeat screen several times in a row, and trust me – this helps.
When to switch it up
There are some major threats when it comes to Akali. Her counters include Syndra, Fizz, Diana and Malzahar. When you think a bit about it, this doesn’t seem all that bad, as these champions aren’t all that common in the meta. While that’s true, I’ve left out a couple that can still mess your games up.
Champions like Zed and Ekko are still very relevant and are in constant rotation. They don’t pose as much of a threat as the four others, but they are still counters. If you want to have a good game, then you shouldn’t bring Akali against them, because they will make everything a little harder. But if you picked her before the enemy laner has decided, then don’t worry. You still have a good chance against them.
Also, watch out for the jungler as well. Lee Sins can be a real pain.
How to play as a Full AP Akali
League of Legends is not famous for its’ balanced gameplay, but Akali is on a whole other level. If you buy Doran’s Ring first, then you should easily overpower the enemy mid laner. You should level up your Five Point Strike first, which will give you the ability to harass. But once you get your Twilight Shroud, it’s time to stop focusing on your farm.
As soon as you’re capable of going invisible, you need to put your circle right in the middle of the enemy minions. This way when the enemy laner goes up to last hit you can simply abuse them. Don’t forget to last hit your own minions though, as they are still worth a lot of gold. If you do things right, then you should have a kill before the 5 minute mark. After that you will need to keep up the pressure, and not let the enemy farm.
If you want to be generous and a good teammate, then roam around the map as much as possible. But make sure that it will be worth it for you. If you leave your lane for any reason, it better be to return to base or kill someone. No exceptions. Although, if you think an assist is still worth it because you want your teammates to get ahead, then go for it. Good on you for being a team player. You must have read our guide about the Suck-Up Theory.
Akali of League of Legends has always been one of the most broken champions. This part of her identity never went away, it’s just been forgotten, so don’t be too anxious about trying this build. It will work really well, and it’s an easy way to gain some LP.
If you want other tips on how to use this build, check out Eternal Hero’s Full AP Akali guide.