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Akali: Phage or Rylai's Crystal Scepter?

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Strixie

Member

10-03-2010

Alot of guide's/people are saying to build a Phage on Akali and this bothers me. The argument is that Phage is cheaper than Rylai's and gives a slow.

Phage has a 35% chance to slow on auto attack, while Rylai's has a 100% on spell. Now, if you are using Akali properly you should be using three spells and one hit (for mark of the assassin). This means Rylai's will trigger a slow 3 times and Phage will have a 35% chance to slow once. Akali is a melee spell spammer, not an auto attacker like Jax or Yi. So, while it is true that Phage is much cheaper it is practically useless in comparison with Rylai's.


In conclusion...Phage on Akali is about as useful as stacking health potions and asking the enemy to slow down for you.


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reaver99

Senior Member

10-03-2010

I've never seen anyone build Phage on Akali, it's an awful idea...


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SuicidalPankake

Senior Member

10-03-2010

Rylais, definitely. Slow on spells, hp boost, and AP? Yes please.


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Kamirga

Senior Member

10-03-2010

The only reason I could even see an argument for phage would be for the early game slow and the ability to start with a long sword for the spell vamp passive, but then I would say if you need the slow that badly you would end up selling phage for rylai's later on and you should be able to work without the slow until you get rylai's


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Carados

Senior Member

10-03-2010

Considering you don't want to be starting with the spellvamp passive if it means gimping your laning by not taking a Doran's Shield...


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Xerack

Senior Member

10-03-2010

just get a damage quint and masteries and and dorans blade and you have enough to trigger her passive.


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SonicTheHedgedawg

Senior Member

10-03-2010

Ryalia's is way better on her.

Phage isn't BAD, but, unless they tweak her, she's currently best played as an AP hero with just a touch of attack damage for her spell vamp passive,


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Carados

Senior Member

10-03-2010

Quote:
Xerack:
just get a damage quint and masteries and and dorans blade and you have enough to trigger her passive.

Doran's Shield gives much more survivability while laning, even when this is an option it isn't the best choice.


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Montegomery

Recruiter

10-03-2010

If you're not going to activate the AD passive with a Doran's Blade+Masteries+Quint, you should really just go with a Doran's Shield for laning. Going with a Long Sword (or Amplifying Tome) is something that should only be done if you're extremely confident your opponents won't be able to harass you.


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