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Wild Rift Akali guide: Best runes, items, tips and more

After leaving the Kinkou Order and her title as the Fist of Shadow, Akali fights alone ready to be the deadly weapon her people need, being a fearless assassin with no master.
Wild Rift Akali guide: Best runes, items, tips and more
Rio Games' Wild Rift has become a huge international phenomenon with the launch of its beta in different parts of the world, so it is not surprising that many want to learn about the best champions to take in any role. As a mid laner, you will require a lot of control and vision to succeed in the game, since its champions are known for being initiators with strong abilities and a lot of siege power, so this time we are here to help you pick the best mid lane champions to get the victory.

In this guide, you will learn all about a champion that works in the shadows, defending the people of Jonia no matter the cost and claiming to the world her message loud and clear: that she is a fearless assassin in search of justice. Introducing Akali, the Rogue Assassin.

Akali's active and passive abilities

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With her passive, Assassin's Mark, whenever Akali deals damage to a champion with her spells she will create a circle of energy around them. Leaving that circle will cause her next basic attack to be buffed with additional range and damage.

Let's move on to her active skills:

Five Point Strike:

Akali throws five kunai that slow and deal damage based on her bonus attack damage and ability power.

Twilight Shroud:

Unleashes a smoke screen that gives Akali bonus movement speed for a moment. Being inside the shroud, Akali becomes invisible and cannot be hit by enemy spells and attacks. She will be revealed for an instant if she attacks or uses her abilities.

Shuriken Flip:

Akali flips backwards and fires a shuriken forward, dealing magic damage. The first enemy or smoke cloud hit will be marked. Recasting this, Akali will dash toward the marked target and deal bonus damage.

Ultimate - Perfect Execution:

Akali will leap in one direction to deal damage to enemies hit. When relaunched, Akali will move in one direction and execute all enemies hit.

Runes and spells recommended for Akali

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Akali can be a difficult champion to handle due to her extreme mobility, however, her skill combo is one of the deadliest within the Wild Rift, giving her a special place among Assassin-type champions on the game's roster.

  • Electrocute: Triggers on successful skill combos and trades, dealing bonus damage to affected enemies.
  • Brutal: Grants bonus attack damage and armour penetration.
  • Hunter - Titan: Grants bonus health and tenacity with unique takedowns.
  • Sweet Tooth: Grants additional gold when consuming some Honeyfruit, in addition to increasing its healing effects by 25%.

Being played aggressively in the mid lane, your best options for spells are

  • Flash: Allows you to have more offensive options to engage combat, in addition to serving as an escape tool.
  • Ignite: Use it as a tool to finish off enemies in case they want to escape with low health, as well as open a window of opportunity against enemies with lifesteal or healing abilities.

The best items for Akali

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Akali's items will be focused on her offensive stats, increasing her burst damage to the limit by buying artifacts with lots of damaging passives to make your opponent’s life a nightmare.

Check out the best items for Akali in Wild Rift below.

  • Hextech Gunblade: Adds bonus damage to your attacks, as well as slowing down your enemy and giving you omnivampirism for lifesteal effects.
  • Ionian Boots of Lucidity: Increases the ability haste of abilities and summoner spells. It’s recommended to wear them with Stasis Enchant to counter enemy burst damage or Quicksilver for crowd control.
  • Infinity Orb: Grants movement speed, magic penetration, and bonus damage against low-health targets.
  • Rabadon's Deathcap: Dramatically increases ability power by 40%.
  • Void Staff: Similar to the previous one, increases magic penetration by 40%.

As the last item, you can choose between the Morellonomicon for more magic penetration and apply Grievous Wounds, or the Lich Bane to increase your burst damage capabilities and basic attacks damage.

Tips for Akali’s playstyle

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Having been part of the Kinkou Order as one of its greatest students, Akali is a fierce fighter who uses her skills in frenzied fights thanks to her great mobility and dexterity, allowing her to overcome any enemy from the shadows.

As part of her arsenal, Akali's most powerful tool is her Twilight Shroud, since it allows her to reposition herself to avoid enemy impacts and attack with everything to those who want to face her.

To make the most of it, activate it as soon as you see that you have a disadvantage or an engage opportunity, which will make you invisible even to enemy turrets. When you see the right moment or have enough energy, attack with your Five Point Strike to further harass the enemy, or with Shuriken Flip to initiate a siege.

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As Akali is very dependent on her arsenal, in addition to using energy instead of mana, it is important that you focus and make good decisions about when and where to use each of her abilities, since losing some like the Twilight Shroud can leave you completely exposed.

A proper way to use her lethal combo is to use her Ultimate to launch yourself towards an enemy, then use her smoke bomb and launch her Shuriken Flip at the opponent. Reactivate the Shuriken to get closer to them and then use her Five Point Strike and some basic attacks to get them against the ropes. Finally, reactivate your Ultimate to finish off your opponents.

One of Akali's strongest advantages is that her repertoire of possibilities is so varied that there are many combos that you can try to your liking depending on how you build experience with the champion, which may take some practice to perfect.

So, just like how she did in her training, you must learn the best way to improve her power, seeing where and knowing when to launch her skills, fine-tuning your aim and even calculating her abilities’ damage. We know it can be difficult, but it will be worth the effort.