Small Akali Suggestion

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Alphecca

Senior Member

06-26-2010

It has been said many times before already. Akali should be able to shadow dance to friendly units. In my opinion I think that could work but that would come at the heavy cost of drastically increasing the cool down on Shadow Dance... Which really goes against her flippin ninja design. With Lizard, Rylai, and other slows she's really able to stick on and kill squishy champions almost instantly. It's getting out that's the real problem. Shaco is an escape specialist with high damage. Nidalee and Kat are also good chasers and can get escape as well. So can Kassadin of course. Akali is lacking a means to escape making her a bottom tier champion.

Anyways, my suggestion is to have Akali's Shadow Dance work on friendly units when she's is stealthed INSIDE Twilight Shroud. In other words when she is stealthed you can target friendly units with Shadow Dance. I know many people argue that Katarina can Shunpo almost anytime but in reality she can potentially spam it much faster on a shorter CD and her damage is really high despite her being squishy. Akali is an assassin and she really should be more mobile. She's required to be directly in melee range, but with ghost, exaust, and an many many forms of CC... She's so easily shut down making her a high risk champion to play. Twilight Shroud just doesn't cut it alone in terms of escapability.

Balance changes should be small, she really doesn't need too much to be viable and I think this is one small step to make her a bit more viable. She's a really fun champion to play but I feel like a liability a lot of times.

TL: DR

Make friendly units be targetable when Akali is stealthed inside of Twilight Shroud.


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Xetvenen

Senior Member

06-26-2010

I have mixed feelings about adding this...on the one hand, it would be great and help her survivability...on the other hand, people would start whining about her crazier escaping abilities, which would probably result in lame nonsense nerfs to shadow dance like a range reduction or longer intervals between stack gains or both


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Alphecca

Senior Member

06-26-2010

Oh I forgot to mention that Twilight Shroud is on a pretty long cool down which is my reasoning behind linking this trait to it. It has many other purposes such as a slow and it's a defensive and offensive ability. What this means is that Akali players will have to make a decision on whether they want to save Shroud to try and bail, use it offensively, or to save your allies.


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Amarth

Senior Member

06-26-2010

Shadow dance only has 3 charges, it would be an escape skill that could be used maybe used once in a fight. I think its fine for someone whos so squishy, unless they are going to give her DR while shes in her smoke bomb.


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bnaM

Senior Member

06-26-2010

Play her smarter; use the Shroud near brushes for a juke, or Shadow dance to enemy creeps far away from enemy hero... I realize this game has many noob players, but giving her ability to Shadow dance to friendly creeps won't increase anyones skill at this game, as it'll require much less strategic thinking and brain use.


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Alphecca

Senior Member

06-26-2010

Please explain how this would not be strategic. You can not spam it, that goes without saying. Akali is a fun champion but she can easily be shut down whether you're a pro or not. It really depends on the team she is facing and honestly this is not the biggest change in the world and in my opinion this should add some much needed survivability. It's a small change that shouldn't effect her overall design too much.


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Lauryl

Senior Member

06-26-2010

I was thinking of something similar. Like, giving her the ability to SD into her shroud. It would be based around the shrouds cooldown, and she would only really to be able to do it once an escape.


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Lucidlore

Senior Member

06-26-2010

Have twilight shroud increase her movespeed by the same percentage that it decreases enemies' movement speed. Problem solved. This should allow her to get out of dodge much easier.


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Tom

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06-26-2010

I like OPs suggestion


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Puppetear

Senior Member

06-26-2010

yeah right now people just use flash on her as an escape, which works well, maybe implement this when flash gets removed.


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