Akali Update in 8.15

Posted on at 5:32 AM by Aznbeat
"You really want those to be your last words?" Akali's champion update is slicing it's way to live with patch 8.15, including new gameplay, visuals, updated skins, voiceover, and more!
Continue reading to see kit specifics, updated skin previews, special interactions, and more!

Table of Contents


Release Announcement

From the release announcement - "Akali available now!"
"The Kinkou Order teaches balance in all things. Sometimes balance needs a shove. 
Your enemies? They’re already dead—they just don’t know it yet. Outplay your opponents with smoke bombs, shurikens, kunai and kama. 
Make your move—Akali, the Rogue Assassin, is available now. 
The Bundle
The Rogue Assassin Bundle | 4926 RP (5479 RP if you need Akali) 
Available now until August 13 at 11:59 PM PT, this bundle includes:
  • Akali
  • Nurse Akali
  • Blood Moon Akali
  • Silverfang Akali
  • Headhunter Akali
  • Sashimi Akali
  • Stinger Akali
  • Infernal Akali
  • All-Star Akali 
Legacy skins (Stinger, Infernal, and All-Star Akali) are also available individually during this time. 
New Chromas
Personalize your deadly pursuit with the Headhunter Akali Chroma Bundle for 1935 RP (2725 RP if you need Akali)
Bundle includes:
  • Akali
  • Headhunter Akali
  • All chromas (195 RP each) 
Individual chromas also available for 290 RP each:
  • Headhunter Akali (Ruby)
  • Headhunter Akali (Tanzanite)
  • Headhunter Akali (Pearl) 
Discover More 
Learn more about Akali, her gameplay, and her backstory:

Akali, the Rogue Assassin


Champion Spotlight

Before we get into the details, here's Akali's updated champion spotlight:


Stats & Abilities


Stats:
  • Base HP: 550
  • HP Per Level: 85
  • Energy: 200
  • HP Regen: 0.7
  • HP Regen Growth: 0.1
  • Base MR: 32
  • MR Per Level: 1.25
  • Base AD: 64.4
  • AD per level: 3.3
  • Base Armor:  23
  • Armor Growth: ~
  • Attack Speed: 0.625
  • Attack Speed Growth:   3.2
  • Base Move Speed: 345
  • Attack Range: 125

Assassin's Mark (Passive)
Dealing spell damage to a champion reveals an energy ring around them. 
When Akali crosses the ring, she extends her kama and empowers it. Her next attack has doubled range, deals [39-180 based on level] (+90% bAD)(+70% AP) bonus magic damage, and restores [10 - 30 based on level] energy.

Five Point Strike (Q)
Cooldown: 1.5s
Cost: 100/95/90/85/80 energy
Slings kunai in an arc, dealing 25/50/75/100/125 (+ 65% tAD)(+50% AP) magic damage. Enemies at the tip are briefly slowed. 
If cast near full energy, Akali also heals for [5-20 based on level] (+ 20% tAD) (+ 20% AP). 
At max rank, deals 133% damage to minions and monsters."


Twilight Shroud (W)
Cooldown: 17/15.5/14/12.5/11
Cost: RESTORES 40/50/60/70/80 energy
Drops a smoke bomb, unleashing a spreading cover of smoke that obscures Akali from enemy vision and grants her 20/25/30/35/40% movement speed. 
Twilight Shroud lasts 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 seconds. Entering or exiting obscured extends Shroud's duration by 0.5 second, up to 8 seconds. 
While obscured, Akali is stealthed and cannot be selected by hostile spells or attacks, including by towers, even if revealed.
    • Twilight Shroud's cooldown starts once the cloud disappears. 
    • The cloud's remaining duration is shown around the icon on the ability bar. 

Shuriken Flip (E)
Cooldown: 16/14.5/13/11.5/10s
Cost: 30 energy
Flip backward and fire a shuriken forward, dealing 60/90/120/150/180 (+70% bAD) physical damage and marking the first enemy or smoke cloud hit. 
Re-cast: Dash to the marked target, dealing the same damage.

Perfect Execution (R)
Cooldown: 120s/100/80
Cost: None
Two dashes: The first vaults over enemies, stunning for 0.5 seconds and dealing 120/180/240 (+50% bAD) physical damage.

The second is a piercing thrust that executes, dealing 120/180/240 (+30% AP) to 300/450/600 (90% AP) magic damage based on missing health.

Voiceover

Here's Akali's full voiceover, clocking in at under 5 minutes:


She also has a set of special interactions:


Akali's choose and ban quotes were also updated:
Choose: "Fear the assassin with no master." 
Ban: "You're scared. Good to know."

Lore

Akali has new in-client lore:
"Abandoning the Kinkou Order and her title of the Fist of Shadow, Akali now strikes alone, ready to be the deadly weapon her people need. Though she holds onto all she learned from her master Shen, she has pledged to defend Ionia from its enemies, one kill at a time. Akali may strike in silence, but her message will be heard loud and clear: fear the assassin with no master."
 Akali's full updated bio and a new short story can be found on Universe.

Updated Skins

With Akali's update comes updates to her eight skins!

Stinger Akali

Infernal Akali

(formerly Crimson)

All-Star Akali

Nurse Akali


Blood Moon Akali

[Gif - note VFX will be added to recall in future patch!]

Silverfang Akali

Headhunter Akali

Sashimi Akali


Akali Login Theme

A login themed around Akali with also be featured on the client during Patch 8.15:


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