You don't balance a old/bad champ design by making the champion even more op/unbearable to play against. That's just a HUGE no-no Especially Akali and Aatrox, I played both these champs pretty heavily pre rework but refuse to touch them now because of how utterly disgusting of a champ design they have become, not to mention they are like 80% pick/ban.
Stop reworking champions if you don't know how or what to do with their kits to truly make them somewhat balanced. You guys screwed up big time with Aatrox's survivability and ratio's, he might as well be Nasus #2 cause he never fkin dies, and Akali? Well we all know how that "unique" shroud of hers is doing, yupp it's pulling her right back into Riot's gutter along with it.
I think the only successful reworks are
You know why? CAUSE NO ONE PLAYS THEM ANYMORE, They are but a shadow of their former selves.
Just my two cents.