Akali the Fist of Shadow/Strategy
Akali is arguably the best assassin in the game at the moment, due to her high damage output at level six and higher, and her extreme mobility that her ultimate grants her. She is also however, a very item dependent champion, so good farming and snowball kills are necessary to succeed.
- Akali's abilities scale with AP, therefore you want to stack mainly as much AP as possible for the highest damage output possible. The only exception to this is picking up a mandatory Hextech Gunblade because the whole item synergizes well with her kit. A common build for Akali would be Sorcerer Boots, Hextech Gunblade, Lich Bane, Rylais Crystal Scepter, Rabadons Deathcap, and a Guardian Angel. This build allows Akali to effectively stick to and burst down her targets while giving her enough survivability to stay alive in teamfights.
 Tips and Tricks
- One trick is to learn how to use your W or Shroud effectively. You should use it to escape, to apply a slow if you're chasing someone, or to just trick the other team with it and make them think that you're in the shroud when you're not. The best place to drop your shroud when you're trying to escape, is near bushes, or any place where you can use the fog of war to your advantage.
- Akali's ultimate is what allows her to be really mobile, so you can use it to your advantage to close long range gaps, or to create gaps while running away. The way to reach long range targets is to either flash ultimate into them, or if you're running away and you don't have flash, you can ultimate to a jungle creep or minion, or try to juke the enemy from your shroud and ult back to them, and just run away.