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The Fist of Shadow


General counter information:

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Counter Items & Summoner Spells:

Health Points: 445 (+85 / per level) Health Regen: 7.25
Energy: 200 Energy Regen: 50
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

Twin Disciplines


''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.

Mark of the Assassin


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

Twilight Shroud


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 %

Crescent Slash


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)

Shadow Dance


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)

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.

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