Best Akshan Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in LoL
Akshan is a really new champion in League of Legends and he has amazing abilities, low ability's cooldown and high physical damage which you can take advantage of by using the right Akshan runes, building items, summoner spells, etc. Let's start!
Best Akshan Build
When playing akshan mid lane your main goal is to prioritize critical strike chance, on hit damage, on hit effects and attack speed. So, the Akshan build is focused on a typical AD Carry build and can deal a huge amount of physical damage in team fights. However, kitting correctly when playing Akshan is really important to take advantage of all the attack damage that Akshan gains with an ADC build.
Akshan mid is a very complete champion which can gain bonus movement speed and with a powerful and abusive early game, so getting ADC items is a must when playing with this amazing champion in the mid lane. On the other hand, ADC Akshan build is perfect to take advantage of Akshan's third attack to deal big damage.
Best Akshan Runes
Akshan mid is a really great pick against almost all melee champions and even range champions, but part of this success is received by the runes set for Akshan. Akshan is perfect when you use precision runes, coup de grace, press the attack and resolve runes with bone plating.
Best Rune Path
Press the attack
Best Slot 1 (Rune)
Presence of Mind
Best Slot 2 (Rune)
Best Slot 3 (Rune)
Coup de Grace
There are no big changes in the main Akshan mid runes, and press the attack is the best rune to take advantage of Akshan's double shot and the powerful third attack. In some cases you may play aggressively by taking Lethal Tempo rune for Akshan.
Best Akshan Rune Shards
To choose correctly the best Akshan runes shards, you may take a look at the enemy champions compositions, if there is a lot of physical damage or magic damage, choose some protective shards.
Best Rune Shards
10% Attack speed
+9 Adaptive Force
Best Akshan Summoner's Spells
The best group of summoner’s spells to use with Akshan are Flash and Ignite. However, if you want to win lane priority or keep your presence over the map you can use Flash and Teleport.
Best Akshan Abilities Order
Akshan's abilities can be somewhat complicated to use but once you've practiced a little bit it gets easier and easier. During the laning phase your skill order is really easy to understand, so start maxing up your heroic swing (E) and your Avengerang (Q) . Any Akshan player will recommend maxing up your Q first to poke the enemy team and activate your passive easily.
On the other hand, Heroic swing is a great way to avoid enemy team ganks, but be careful, Akshan collides with the first object or champion reached while using the heroic swing. Learning how to use Akshan's abilities and the Heroic swing is so important if you consider making this champion your main. On the other hand, level up your Going Rogue (W) in the moment you feel confident to roam around the map.
Best Akshan items
Akshan takes advantage of auto attacks, so all the core items for Akshan (The rogue sentinel) build are based on hit damage, attack speed and critical strike chance to help your allied champions to deal huge damage during team fights. Some of the most important items are: Blade of the Ruined, Kraken Slayer or Eclipse as mythic items, Serylda's grudge, Stormrazor and Berserker's Greaves. A mortal reminder can be also good and builds physical vamp damage to recover health.
Best Starter Akshan Items
In the early game, a Doran's blade or a Long Sword will be your best friend plus some health potions if you're going against a poke champion. Also, try to take care of roaming correctly using your going rogue ability to surprise an enemy champion in the top lane or the entire bot lane. Remember to use your heroic swing to deal attack damage to the nearest enemy champion.
Best Mid Game Akshan Items
In the mid game your second shot and third part attack should deal enough damage to do an all in to almost any champion. At this point in the game, you should get a blade of the ruined king and some armor penetration in case you see many tanks in the enemy team. So, getting Eclipse or Kraken Slayer in the mid game, plus Stormrazor and Rapid Firecannon is a good option to increase your attack speed, auto attack damage and improve the heroic swing damage.
Best Final Late Game Akshan Items
In the later stages in the game, and if you leveled up Akshan's abilities by following our skill order guide, then you should go and get any enemy champion takedown so easily. Remember this is a special feature for Akshan and helps him to increase the snowball effect, so some of the most important core items in the late game are Infinity edge, Blade of the ruined king, Kraken slayer, stormrazor, serylda's grudge and Berserker's Greaves.
Blade of The Ruined King
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Best Champions to pair Akshan with
Akshan is an amazing champion if you like to ambush and enemy dives, his powerful "Going rogue" ability is an amazing tool to roam and be undetectable by enemies in the map. So, the best champions to pair with Akshan are those who can help him to survive during the team fights and apply good crowd control. Try using these champions with Akshan: Volibear, Rammus, Seraphine, Rengar and Evelynn. Take a look at our guide about the best Seraphine build in League of Legends to know more.
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Strongest Champions against Akshan
If you would like to play Akshan at the summoner's rift, you will have to avoid those champions which can affect your auto attack and attack speed or apply CC over Akshan. Remember, Akshan's heroic swing can be interrupted by hard CC (such as Veigar's jail and Trundle's pillar) , so you need to avoid these kind of champs such as: Sett, Jax, Darius and Orn. Read our guide about the best Lucian build in League of Legends, which is similar to the Akshan game style.
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Weakest Champions against Akshan
On the other hand, there are some champs that Akshan can easily burst when buying one core items or even the blade of the ruined king and there is no counter play against him. We recommend you to play Akshan against Akali, Gwen, Sylas and Jayce, this is because the high burst attack damage, attack speed and movement speed are an amazing option against these champions.
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You may also take a look at our guide about thebest Fizz build in League of legends. See you at the summoner's rift!