Riot Presented Reworked Akali
Riot Games continues to rework older champions of League of Legends. This time they presented the updated version of Akali, a champion first released in 2010. Below you will find the description of her updated abilities.
Akali, The Rogue Assassin
When Akali walked away from the Kinkou Order, she defined her fighting style beyond Shen's teachings. No longer one to cut enemies down in a burst of up-close kama flourishes, Ionia's Rogue Assassin employs hit-and-run tactics: constantly shifting position as she strikes, steps back into stealth, then strikes again.
PASSIVE: ASSASSIN'S MARK
Damaging a champion with an ability creates a ring around them. When the ring forms, Akali gains a burst of movement speed towards it. Once she crosses the ring, Akali gains another burst of movement speed towards the enemy.
Crossing the ring also empowers her kama, which increases the range and damage of her next attack. This attack also restores a small amount of energy.
Q: FIVE POINT STRIKE
Akali throws five kunai in a narrow arc, damaging enemies directly in front of her and slowing those at maximum range.
If cast with nearly full energy, Akali heals for a percentage of the damage.
At rank 5, Five Point Strike deals extra damage to minions and monsters.
W: TWILIGHT SHROUD
Akali restores energy and creates a cloud of smoke, which slowly spreads to cover a ring-shaped area. While in the smoke, Akali is obscured and has increased movement speed.
While obscured, Akali is stealthed and though her position can be revealed, Akali herself can't be – meaning she can't be targeted by abilities or attacks, including by turrets.
Akali can leave the smoke a few times to extend the duration of Twilight Shroud by a small amount.
E: SHURIKEN FLIP
Akali backflips and throws a shuriken forward, damaging and marking the first enemy hit. The shuriken can also hit and mark the smoke from Twilight Shroud.
Akali can reactivate Shuriken Flip to dash to the marked target, damaging enemies she passes through.
R: PERFECT EXECUTION
Akali dashes up to two times, with a slight delay between. The first dash deals physical damage and briefly stuns, while the second dash deals magic damage based on the missing health of the enemy.
Earlier Riot Games also revealed the reworked kit of Aatrox.