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Akali

Akali

the Fist of Shadow

Assassin
Hybrid
TopMid
Counter items & Summoner spells:
Counter mechanics:

Hard CC

Reveal Stealth

Stun

Silence

Build HP

Health Points: 445 (+85 / per level) Health Regen: 7.25 (+0.65 / per level)
Mana Points: 200 (+0 / per level) Mana Regen: 50 (+0 / per level)
Damage: 53(+3.2 / per level) Attack Speed: 0.694 (+3.1 / per level)
Attack Range: 125 Movement Speed: 325
Armor: 16.5 (+3.5/ per level) Magic Resistance: 30 (+1.25/ per level)
Influence Points (IP): 3150 Riot Points (RP): 975
''Discipline of Force'': Akali's auto-attacks deal 6% bonus magic damage, increasing by 1% for every 6 ability power gained thereafter. The bonus magic damage doesn't affect towers, but it affects other structures.
''Discipline of Might'': Akali gains 6% spell vamp, increasing by an additional 1% for every 6 bonus attack damage gained thereafter.
Active: Akali throws her kama at a target enemy, dealing magic damage and marking the target for 6 seconds. Akalis melee attacks and Crescent Slashes against a marked target will consume the mark dealing the same magic damage again and restore energy.
Cost: 60 energy
Range: 600

Cooldown: 6/5.5/5/4.5/4 seconds
Magic Damage: 35/55/75/95/115 (+0.5 per ability power)
Energy restored: 15/20/25/30/35
Active: Akali throws down a circular cover of smoke that lasts for 8 seconds. While inside the area, Akali gains armor and magic resistance and becomes stealthed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her for 0.5 seconds. Enemies are slowed while inside the smoke.
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Range to center of AoE: 700
Radius of AoE: 400

Cost: 80/75/70/65/60 energy
Armor & Magic Resistance Bonus: 10/20/30/40/50
Slow: 14/18/22/26/30 %
Active: Akali flourishes her kamas, hitting nearby units for physical damage. Using Crescent Slash also triggers Mark of the Assassin.
Radius of AoE: 325

Cost: 60/55/50/45/40 energy
Cooldown: 7/6/5/4/3 seconds
Physical Damage: 30/55/80/105/130/(+0.6 per attack damage)/ (+0.3 per ability power)
Active: Akali moves through the shadows to quickly deal magic damage to the target and appear next to it. Akali gains an Essence of Shadow charge once every few seconds up to a total of 3, affected by cooldown reduction. The time to gain a charge doesnt count when at maximum charges. Additionally, Akali gains an Essence of Shadow for a kill or an assist.
Cost: 1 Essence of Shadow
Range: 800

Cooldown: 2/1.5/1 seconds
Essence of Shadow Recharge Time: 30/22.5/15 seconds
Magic Damage: 100/175/250 (+0.5 per ability power)

Akali

Counter Tips
Try to carry a pink ward against her so that she can't use her shroud defensively.
Picking a stealth reveal champion such as Lee Sin, will make things much harder for Akali as she will not be able to her shroud as freely.
Akali will still be hit by AOE abilities while inside her shroud.
After level 6, try to prevent her use of Mark of the Assassin, as she can proc it twice using her dashes.