League of Legends: How to play Akali mid in Season 13

Published: 17:50, 10 February 2023
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League of Legends Akali
League of Legends Akali

This guide will provide you with all the information you need to effectively play Akali and utilize her full potential in the game. With the right build and runes, you'll be able to dominate the mid lane and carry your team to victory.

As Akali,  both your "E" and "Ultimate" abilities have great potential for outplaying your opponents. By playing carefully and waiting for the right moment, you can easily escape from ganks or even turn them around to your advantage. Often, squishy champions will be left on their own, providing you with an opportunity to take advantage of their vulnerability. 

League of Legends  Akali can easily kill these champions and gain a lead. If you're able to get a few kills early in the game, you can use that advantage to continue snowballing and increase your chances of winning. Make sure to take advantage of any small edge you have to further your lead.

On the other hand,  as Akali, you can quickly deplete your energy reserves. It's important to keep track of your energy levels and only make aggressive plays when you have enough energy to sustain them. One of the challenges that Akali and other assassins  face is dealing with teams that have a lot of crowd control (CC) abilities. 

Early Game ( 0-15 min )

Since Akali relies on Energy to use her abilities, it's important to keep an eye on your resource bar before making any all-in plays. Monitoring your Energy levels can ensure that you have enough resources to execute your abilities effectively. Additionally, it's a good idea to keep track of the enemy jungler from the start of the game as they may try to gank your lane until you reach level six. 

Late Game ( 25+ min )

In the late game, teams tend to stick close together, making it harder to successfully assassinate someone. While you should still look for opportunities to pick off enemies, be prepared for the fact that there may be more than one enemy near you. 

In this stage, it will be challenging to take out an enemy in one swift combo as many champions will have completed their builds and will have defensive items like Zhonya's Hourglass or Guardian Angel to protect themselves.

Build and Runes

Akali uses Precision and Resolve runes. Precision rune tree is best for healing, as you should use the Conqueror which provides Akali with healing. Resolve rune tree is used for taking less damage against champions and getting max health while farming minions. Akali's rune page should look like this:

Mobalytics Akali rune page and core items Akali rune page and core items

Akali's core items are Hextech Rocketbelt and Shadowflame. You should also build Zhonya's Hourglass as this item gives you some safety. Last two items are Rabbadon's Deathcap and Void Staff for the maximum damage output.

Tips and Tricks

It's important to constantly monitor your Energy levels and only engage in trades if you have enough Energy to spare. In team fights, target the weakest or squishiest enemy champion. Utilize your "W" ability (Shroud) to increase your survivability. Be willing to give up some creeps for experience and health. 

When facing a ranged champion, maintain good health at all times to be able to trade with them effectively. When you're not trying to last hit or trade, keep a safe distance to avoid taking unnecessary damage.


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