Akali, the Rogue Assassin
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Patch 11.9 One For All Akali Mid Lane Build Guide

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Welcome to the METAsrc Akali Mid Lane build guide.

We've used our extensive database of League of Legends stats along with proprietary algorithms to calculate the most optimal Mid Lane build for Akali. This algorithm is able to determine the best summoner spells, item build order, skill order, runes reforged, rune stats, counters, and team mates. Reference it during all phases of the game to ensure that you always have an edge over the competition.

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Best Summoner Spells

Flash
Teleports your champion a short distance toward your cursor's location.
Flash
65%
Ignite
Ignites target enemy champion, dealing 70-410 true damage (depending on champion level) over 5 seconds, grants you vision of the target, and reduces healing effects on them for the duration.
Ignite
66%

Starting Items

Win %
Buy %
Blasting Wand
Blasting Wandcoin850

40 Ability Power
Blasting Wand
Health Potion
Health Potioncoin50

Active - Consume: Drink the potion to restore 150 Health over 15 seconds.

You may carry up to 5 Health Potions.

Health Potion
2
Stealth Ward
Stealth Wardcoin0

Active - Trinket: Place a Stealth Ward on the ground that lasts between 90 - 120 seconds, is Invisible to enemies but grants your team vision of the surrounding area. Stores up to 2 Stealth Wards, generating a new Ward every 240 - 120 seconds.
Stealth Ward
72%
11%
Amplifying Tome
Amplifying Tomecoin435

20 Ability Power
Amplifying Tome
2
Health Potion
Health Potioncoin50

Active - Consume: Drink the potion to restore 150 Health over 15 seconds.

You may carry up to 5 Health Potions.

Health Potion
Stealth Ward
Stealth Wardcoin0

Active - Trinket: Place a Stealth Ward on the ground that lasts between 90 - 120 seconds, is Invisible to enemies but grants your team vision of the surrounding area. Stores up to 2 Stealth Wards, generating a new Ward every 240 - 120 seconds.
Stealth Ward
69%
4%

Best Item Final Build

Night Harvester
Night Harvestercoin3200

90 Ability Power
300 Health
15 Ability Haste

  • Soulrend: Damaging a champion deals an additional (125 +15% Ability Power magic damage) and grants you 25% Move Speed for 1.5 seconds (40s cooldown per champion).


Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Ability Haste.

Damaging a new champion will extend the duration of the Move Speed bonus.


Hextech Alternator+Ruby Crystal+Blasting Wand
Night Harvester
66%
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sorcerer's Shoescoin1100

18 Magic Penetration
45 Move Speed


Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
66%
Lich Bane
Lich Banecoin3000

70 Ability Power
10% Move Speed

  • Spellblade: After using an Ability, your next Attack is enhanced with an additional (150% base Attack Damage + 40% Ability Power) magic damage On-Hit (2.5s cooldown).


Sheen+Aether Wisp+Blasting Wand
Lich Bane
72%
Zhonya's Hourglass
Zhonya's Hourglasscoin2600

65 Ability Power
45 Armor
10 Ability Haste


Active - Stasis: You become Invulnerable and Untargetable for 2.5 seconds, but are prevented from taking any other actions during this time (120s cooldown).


Seeker's Armguard+Stopwatch+Fiendish Codex
Zhonya's Hourglass
68%
Morellonomicon
Morellonomiconcoin2500

80 Ability Power
250 Health

  • Affliction: Dealing magic damage applies 40% Grievous Wounds to enemy champions for 3 seconds. If the target is below 50% Health, this effect is increased to 60% Grievous Wounds.


Grievous Wounds reduces the effectiveness of Healing and Regeneration effects.


Blasting Wand+Oblivion Orb+Ruby Crystal
Morellonomicon
64%
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcapcoin3600

120 Ability Power
  • Magical Opus: Increases your total Ability Power by 35%.


Needlessly Large Rod+Needlessly Large Rod
Rabadon's Deathcap
67%
Stealth Ward
Stealth Wardcoin0

Active - Trinket: Place a Stealth Ward on the ground that lasts between 90 - 120 seconds, is Invisible to enemies but grants your team vision of the surrounding area. Stores up to 2 Stealth Wards, generating a new Ward every 240 - 120 seconds.
Stealth Ward
65%

Best Skill Order

Assassin's Mark
Dealing spell damage to a champion creates a ring of energy around them. Exiting that ring empowers Akali's next autoattack with bonus range and damage.
Assassin's Mark
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Five Point Strike
Akali throws out five kunai, dealing damage based on her bonus Attack Damage and Ability Power and slowing.
Five Point Strike
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Twilight Shroud
Akali drops a cover of smoke and briefly gains Movement Speed. While inside the shroud, Akali becomes invisible and unable to be selected by enemy spells and attacks. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her.
Twilight Shroud
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Shuriken Flip
Flip backward and fire a shuriken forward, dealing magic damage. The first enemy or smoke cloud hit is marked. Re-cast to dash to the marked target, dealing additional damage.
Shuriken Flip
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Perfect Execution
Akali leaps in a direction, damaging enemies she strikes. Re-cast: Akali dashes in a direction, executing all enemies she strikes.
Perfect Execution
RRR

Best Runes Reforged

Precision
Improved attacks and sustained damage
Conqueror
Basic attacks or spells that deal damage to an enemy champion grant 2 stacks of Conqueror for 6s, gaining 2-5 Adaptive Force per stack. Stacks up to 12 times. Ranged champions gain only 1 stack per basic attack.

When fully stacked, heal for 9% of the damage you deal to champions (6% for ranged champions).
Presence of Mind
Damaging an enemy champion increases your mana regeneration by 1.5-11 (80% for ranged) mana per second for 4 seconds. All energy users gain 1.5 energy per second, instead.

Takedowns restore 15% of your maximum mana or energy.
Legend: Tenacity
Gain 5% tenacity plus an additional 2.5% for every Legend stack (max 10 stacks).

Earn progress toward Legend stacks for every champion takedown, epic monster takedown, large monster kill, and minion kill.
Coup de Grace
Deal 8% more damage to champions who have less than 40% health.
Domination
Burst damage and target access
Taste of Blood
Heal when you damage an enemy champion.

Healing: 18-35 (+0.2 bonus AD, +0.1 AP) health (based on level)

Cooldown: 20s
Ravenous Hunter
Omnivamp: 1.5% per Bounty Hunter stack.

Bounty Hunter stacks are earned the first time you get a takedown on each enemy champion.

Omnivamp is only 33% effective when dealing area of effect damage or damage through pets.
Adaptive
+9 Adaptive Force
Adaptive
+9 Adaptive Force
Armor
+6 Armor

Best Item Build Order

Blasting Wand
Blasting Wandcoin850

40 Ability Power
Blasting Wand
Hextech Alternator
Hextech Alternatorcoin1050

40 Ability Power
  • Revved: Damaging a champion deals an additional 50 - 125 (based on level) magic damage (40s cooldown).


Amplifying Tome+Amplifying Tome
Hextech Alternator
Ruby Crystal
Ruby Crystalcoin400

150 Health
Ruby Crystal
Night Harvester
Night Harvestercoin3200

90 Ability Power
300 Health
15 Ability Haste

  • Soulrend: Damaging a champion deals an additional (125 +15% Ability Power magic damage) and grants you 25% Move Speed for 1.5 seconds (40s cooldown per champion).


Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Ability Haste.

Damaging a new champion will extend the duration of the Move Speed bonus.


Hextech Alternator+Ruby Crystal+Blasting Wand
Night Harvester
Boots
Bootscoin300

25 Move Speed
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sorcerer's Shoescoin1100

18 Magic Penetration
45 Move Speed


Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sheen
Sheencoin700


  • Spellblade: After using an Ability, your next Attack is enhanced with an additional (100% base Attack Damage) physical damage On-Hit (1.5s cooldown).

Sheen
Aether Wisp
Aether Wispcoin850

30 Ability Power
  • Glide: Gain 5% Move Speed.


Amplifying Tome
Aether Wisp
Blasting Wand
Blasting Wandcoin850

40 Ability Power
Blasting Wand
Lich Bane
Lich Banecoin3000

70 Ability Power
10% Move Speed

  • Spellblade: After using an Ability, your next Attack is enhanced with an additional (150% base Attack Damage + 40% Ability Power) magic damage On-Hit (2.5s cooldown).


Sheen+Aether Wisp+Blasting Wand
Lich Bane
Stopwatch
Stopwatchcoin650

Active - Stasis: Use one time only to become Invulnerable and Untargetable for 2.5 seconds, but are prevented from taking any other actions during this time (transforms into a Broken Stopwatch).
Stopwatch
Fiendish Codex
Fiendish Codexcoin900

35 Ability Power
10 Ability Haste


Amplifying Tome
Fiendish Codex
Seeker's Armguard
Seeker's Armguardcoin1000

20 Ability Power
15 Armor

  • Witch's Path: Killing a unit grants 0.5 Armor (max 15).


Amplifying Tome+Cloth Armor
Seeker's Armguard
Zhonya's Hourglass
Zhonya's Hourglasscoin2600

65 Ability Power
45 Armor
10 Ability Haste


Active - Stasis: You become Invulnerable and Untargetable for 2.5 seconds, but are prevented from taking any other actions during this time (120s cooldown).


Seeker's Armguard+Stopwatch+Fiendish Codex
Zhonya's Hourglass
Ruby Crystal
Ruby Crystalcoin400

150 Health
Ruby Crystal
Oblivion Orb
Oblivion Orbcoin800

30 Ability Power
  • Cursed: Dealing magic damage applies 40% Grievous Wounds to champions for 3 seconds.


Grievous Wounds reduces the effectiveness of Healing and Regeneration effects.


Amplifying Tome
Oblivion Orb
Morellonomicon
Morellonomiconcoin2500

80 Ability Power
250 Health

  • Affliction: Dealing magic damage applies 40% Grievous Wounds to enemy champions for 3 seconds. If the target is below 50% Health, this effect is increased to 60% Grievous Wounds.


Grievous Wounds reduces the effectiveness of Healing and Regeneration effects.


Blasting Wand+Oblivion Orb+Ruby Crystal
Morellonomicon
Needlessly Large Rod
Needlessly Large Rodcoin1250

60 Ability Power
Needlessly Large Rod
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rabadon's Deathcapcoin3600

120 Ability Power
  • Magical Opus: Increases your total Ability Power by 35%.


Needlessly Large Rod+Needlessly Large Rod
Rabadon's Deathcap

Summoner Spells

Win %
Pick %
Flash
Teleports your champion a short distance toward your cursor's location.
Flash
65%
93%
Ignite
Ignites target enemy champion, dealing 70-410 true damage (depending on champion level) over 5 seconds, grants you vision of the target, and reduces healing effects on them for the duration.
Ignite
66%
80%
Teleport
After channeling for 4 seconds, teleports your champion to target allied structure, minion, or ward and grants a Move Speed boost. The cooldown of Teleport scales from 420-210 seconds depending on champion level.
Teleport
60%
16%
Heal
Restores 90-345 Health (depending on champion level) and grants 30% Movement Speed for 1 second to you and target allied champion. This healing is halved for units recently affected by Summoner Heal.
Heal
56%
5%

Trinkets

Win %
Buy %
Stealth Ward
Stealth Wardcoin0

Active - Trinket: Place a Stealth Ward on the ground that lasts between 90 - 120 seconds, is Invisible to enemies but grants your team vision of the surrounding area. Stores up to 2 Stealth Wards, generating a new Ward every 240 - 120 seconds.
Stealth Ward
65%
93%
Oracle Lens
Oracle Lenscoin0

Active - Trinket: Scans around you, warning against hidden enemy units, revealing invisible traps and revealing (and temporarily disabling) enemy Stealth Wards for 10 seconds (90 - 60s cooldown).
Oracle Lens
71%
13%
Farsight Alteration
Farsight Alterationcoin0

Active - Trinket: Reveals an area and places a visible, fragile Ward up to 4000 units away. Allies cannot target this Ward with Summoner Spells or Abilities (198 - 99s cooldown).
Farsight Alteration
72%
8%

Mythic Items

Win %
Buy %
Night Harvester
Night Harvestercoin3200

90 Ability Power
300 Health
15 Ability Haste

  • Soulrend: Damaging a champion deals an additional (125 +15% Ability Power magic damage) and grants you 25% Move Speed for 1.5 seconds (40s cooldown per champion).


Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Ability Haste.

Damaging a new champion will extend the duration of the Move Speed bonus.


Hextech Alternator+Ruby Crystal+Blasting Wand
Night Harvester
66%
58%
Riftmaker
Riftmakercoin3200

80 Ability Power
300 Health
15 Ability Haste
8% Omnivamp

  • Void Corruption: For each second damaging enemy champions, deal 2% bonus damage (max 10%). At maximum strength, the bonus damage is dealt as true damage instead.


Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 2% Omnivamp and 8 Ability Power.


Leeching Leer+Blasting Wand
Riftmaker
65%
32%
Hextech Rocketbelt
Hextech Rocketbeltcoin3200

90 Ability Power
6 Magic Penetration
250 Health
15 Ability Haste


Active - Hex Bolt: Dash in target direction, unleashing an arc of magic missiles that deal (125 +15% Ability Power) magic damage. Then, gain 30% Move Speed towards enemy champions for 1.5 seconds (40s cooldown).

Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Magic Penetration.

Supersonic's dash cannot pass through terrain.


Hextech Alternator+Ruby Crystal+Blasting Wand
Hextech Rocketbelt
72%
8%
Prowler's Claw
Prowler's Clawcoin3200

60 Attack Damage
21 Lethality
20 Ability Haste


Active - Sandswipe: Dash through target enemy, dealing (100 + 30% bonus Attack Damage) physical damage. For the next 3 seconds, you deal 15% increased damage to the target. (60s cooldown).

Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Lethality


Serrated Dirk+Caulfield's Warhammer
Prowler's Claw
100%
1%
Liandry's Anguish
Liandry's Anguishcoin3400

80 Ability Power
600 Mana
20 Ability Haste

  • Agony: Deal up to 12% bonus magic damage to Champions based on the target's bonus Health (maxed at 1250 bonus Health).
  • Torment: Dealing damage with Abilities causes enemies to burn for (15 + 1.5% Ability Power) + 1% max Health magic damage per second for 4 seconds.


Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 5 Ability Haste.


Lost Chapter+Fiendish Codex
Liandry's Anguish
67%
1%
Stridebreaker
Stridebreakercoin3300

45 Attack Damage
20% Attack Speed
200 Health
20 Ability Haste


Active - Halting Slash: Lunge a short distance and deal (75% Attack Damage) physical damage to nearby enemies, Slowing them by 40%, decaying over 2 seconds (20s cooldown, reduced by Ability Haste).
  • Heroic Gait: Dealing physical damage grants 30 Move Speed for 2 seconds.


Mythic Passive: Grants all other Legendary items 3% Move Speed.

Halting Slash's dash cannot pass through terrain.


Ironspike Whip+Hearthbound Axe+Kindlegem
Stridebreaker
100%
1%

Boots

Win %
Buy %
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sorcerer's Shoescoin1100

18 Magic Penetration
45 Move Speed


Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
66%
78%
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treadscoin1100

25 Magic Resist
45 Move Speed
30% Tenacity


Tenacity reduces the duration of Stun, Slow, Taunt, Fear, Silence, Blind, Polymorph and Immobilizing effects. It has no effect on Airborne or Suppression.


Boots+Null-Magic Mantle
Mercury's Treads
61%
16%
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Ionian Boots of Luciditycoin950

20 Ability Haste
45 Move Speed

  • Gain 12 Summoner Spell Haste.


''This item is dedicated in honor of Ionia's victory over Noxus in the Rematch for the Southern Provinces on 10 December, 20 CLE.'


Boots
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
67%
4%
Plated Steelcaps
Plated Steelcapscoin1100

20 Armor
45 Move Speed

  • Reduces incoming damage from Attacks by 12%.


Boots+Cloth Armor
Plated Steelcaps
67%
3%
Berserker's Greaves
Berserker's Greavescoin1100

35% Attack Speed
45 Move Speed


Boots+Dagger
Berserker's Greaves
60%
2%
Boots of Swiftness
Boots of Swiftnesscoin900

60 Move Speed
  • The strength of movement slowing effects is reduced by 25%.


Boots
Boots of Swiftness
100%
1%