Akali OP OP OP

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Nethird

Junior Member

05-09-2011

I really hope some one reads this and come into sense regarding Akali's OP'ness...

Akali

The Innate skill is already too op: "Upon obtaining 20 Ability Power, Akali's basic attacks deal 10% bonus magic damage, increasing by 1% for every 5 Ability Power gained thereafter."
So, lets take the 3 most common items on AP builds: Gunblade, Lich Bane and Rabadon's. Without any runes nor Masteries (which will take this further up) she gets a score of 403 AP at level 18. That is 10% (first 20 ap) + 383/5 = 36% = 46% bonus magic damage. That is a lot.

Mark of the Assasin: the most OP skill in game IMO.
"Akali throws her kama at a target enemy to deal 50 (+0.4 ap) magic damage and mark the target for 6 seconds.

Akali's melee attacks against a marked target will consume the mark to cause 50 (+0.4 ap) magic damage and restore 20 Energy. "

So, it does 100 + 0.8 ap at level 1, and 300 + 0.8 ap at level 5. Cosidering the same 3 items (gunblade, LB and Rabadon's) this would be 150 + 161 plus 150 + 161 = 300 + 322 = 622 damage. Add Lich Bane's proc = 403 and you have a total of 1025 points of damage, + 111 from basic attack, + 51 (46% bonus base attack passive - and I am assuming that the basic attack that consumes the Mark is not causing the 46% of that and lich bane's proc too, because that would be 150 + 161 + (111+150+161+403)*1.46 = 1515 poinst of damage) Look it either way, 1.1 or 1.5 k of damage with just one skill is plainly TOO MUCH. Not to mention the ridiculous short cool down this skill has.


Twiglight Shroud:
Akali throws down a cover of smoke that lasts for 8 seconds. While inside the area, Akali gains 10/20/30/40/50 Armor and Magic Resist and becomes stealthed. Attacking or using abilities will briefly reveal her.

Enemies inside the smoke are slowed by 14/18/22/26/30%.

Not only does this conceal her, but it also slows opponents and grants akali Armor and MR. A LOT of Armor and MR. So, the only way to hit her while she is smoked is first: guess where she is, and then blast the hell out of that place hoping it will do enough damage to kill her. Sure, you can buy wards and oracle's, but she will kill you before you can say "hey theres an akali over ther..." and then she will return to stealth.

IMO this should be nerfed to either conceal her only "once" (if she breaks the conceal then the cloud is over) or not grant the armor bonus. If it is suposed to be an escape mechanism, do not grant defenses encouraging her to stay in battle, or if its an attack tactic, it should be "discharged" after the first attack.


Crescent Slash

Akali flourishes her kamas, slicing nearby enemy units for 130 (+0.6 ad bonus) + (0.3 ap) physical damage.

This is possibly the only "no op" skill akali has, the Cool Down is still a bit too short at level 5 (3 secs) but the damage is balanced.


Shadow Dance

Akali moves through shadows to quickly strike her target, dealing 250 (+0.5) magic damage.

Akali stores an Essence of Shadow on kills and assists as well as every 15 seconds up to 3 total.

Jump + Nuke + 3 times + if kill or assist, restores 1, and CD is 15. Lets sum it all:

(250 + [0.5 ap]) *3 = 750+(1.5 ap)
Cool down: (15 secs + 1 sec between each) 47 secs.

Same build: 750 + 403*1.5 = 750 + 604 = 1359 damage
Coold down: 47 secs.

What were you thinking RIOT? She can unleash over 2800 damage in less than 5 (MotA + SD). If that is not OP then tell me what is.....


But that is not all.... because at level 18 she has a decent 1955 base HP, plus whatever life steal she gets from passive and with lets say we do not max out damage, one tank item (Guardian Angel? Banshee's Veil?) to avoid nuke or cc makes her WAY TOO OP.


Please RIOT, we know you love ninjas, but this is absurd.


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Big fahking J

Senior Member

05-09-2011

Focus Akali. She has no base resistances at all, and she's squishy. You just wait for her cloud to end and she dies.


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The Jungler

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05-09-2011

Assassins are OP!! They do damage!!!


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Lafua

Senior Member

05-09-2011

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Originally Posted by Grande Jota 0526 View Post
Focus Akali. She has no base resistances at all, and she's squishy. You just wait for her cloud to end and she dies.
Or get ANYONE to get an oracles and her smoke cloud is usless minus the little bit of armor and magic res she gets. Seeing that she can only stealth in that area oracles are very useful vs her.


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Showdang

Senior Member

05-09-2011

just try playing her.

she can't hit for squat against a tanky team, she runs out of energy fast making her high burst very short lived, and she is extremely squishy


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Signature

Senior Member

05-09-2011

Lee Sin, E, nuffsaid.


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Cosamaru

Senior Member

05-09-2011

You probably only tend to play squishy characters don't you? If that's so, then killing you is exactly what Akali is meant for. She has a lot of trouble with Tanks, and Tanky DPS tend to do well against her as well, cause they can survive her ridiculous burst but still put out enough damage to hurt her back.


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Eninya

Senior Member

05-09-2011

Akali doesn't scale well. Mark of the Assassin may burst hard, but champions like LeBlanc still outburst her in moment, where Akali's tends to be slightly staggered. She suffers hard against CC and due to low bases and scaling, doesn't do well into the late game. If anything, she's borderline underpowered in the current meta.

With the unusual buffs to items that have affected her, her sustained survival has gone up, but it doesn't remedy the fact that she's frail and is easily burst down, even in her shroud in the late game while running upwards of 2500 HP and 130 armor and MR.


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DoransTroll

Senior Member

05-09-2011

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Originally Posted by Grande Jota 0526 View Post
Focus Akali. She has no base resistances at all, and she's squishy. You just wait for her cloud to end and she dies.
Unless you have a pretty decent team, you do have to coordinate that rather well, especially if you don't have any hard CCs. Akali can disappear into her shroud, making it excessively hard to kill her at times. But once she has been stopped, she does melt like most people suggest.

She's certainly very strong, but there are ways to deal with her. As a squishy, you just need to hope that your tank is competent enough. As a tank, you just have to be competent enough to keep your squishies alive for 3 seconds.


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King Draxx

Senior Member

05-09-2011

And yet I wonder why she is never picked or banned in competitive games..


Oracle = Akali gets instagibbed.


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