: Make your Top 5 of the most beautiful or sexiest champs in LOL (Male and female) :
1:{{champion:84}} I love everything about her updated visuals. 10/10 hottest champ in league now. 2:{{champion:163}} Imo she has the best voice/personality in league. Incredibly cute and has a modest attractiveness that I love. Love the eyebrows. 3:{{champion:142}} Zoe's just an adorable, really fun character that I like similarly to Taliyah. **I wasn't as inspired with these ones but I'll still give my reasoning for them:** 4:{{champion:55}} Sexy sadist redhead, big fan of that shade of red. 5:{{champion:92}} Tomboy with a muscled body, I'm into it. --- 1:{{champion:81}} He's probably the cutest guy in league to me. I'm into a slimmer figure when it comes to dudes rather than big and muscle-y. 2:{{champion:11}} Yi's pretty damn good looking in the eternal sword skinline. 3:{{champion:202}} I'm sure he's sexy. 4:{{champion:24}} I'm pretty sure he's a weird alien but damn is his voice fine. 5:{{champion:497}} I'm not into cloaca's nor do I like his weird ear feather things, but overall I'd say I like him more than most of the dudes in league.
: > [{quoted}](name=Flemman,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=yxEliueI,comment-id=000d00000000,timestamp=2019-09-26T07:26:00.614+0000) > > poeple assuming doesn't mean riot is at fault. > From the prestige point announcement > Starting in 9.1, we’re introducing _a different type of prestige skin_ that stays in the store until the end of the year and is _unlockable with new Prestige Points. > _ > The skins team has a bunch of ideas for future prestige versions of skins, so we are experimenting with another way for us to release these skins throughout the year without limiting them to events. So _we’re keeping event-specific prestige skins_, but adding yearly prestige edition skins, which are craftable for 100 Prestige Points each. These 2019 yearly prestige skins will release throughout the year until they all expire on January 31, 2020, at 11:59 PM PT. > > they couldn't have been more clear than that, there is event prestige skin and PP prestige skin I realize this also, but what is the purpose of allowing people to get event skins in 2020 and 2021 at the end of the year and not 2019? Like most people did not realize they were going to be an event exclusive thing and expected them to be in the shop at the end of the year. So what is the harm of allowing people to use prestige points on them at the end of this year? Multiple people who have event skins, on this thread and the prestige update thread itself, do not care if someone can purchase the skin in the prestige points shop. It shouldn't matter to such a SMALL demographic!
> I realize this also, but what is the purpose of allowing people to get event skins in 2020 and 2021 at the end of the year and not 2019? Because the people that earned the event skins in 2019 were told they'd never be available again, and if they made them available again they'd likely get a lot of backlash from the players that earned them. > Like most people did not realize they were going to be an event exclusive thing and expected them to be in the shop at the end of the year. Definitely wouldn't say most, I'd say the majority of people who really wanted the skins got them. > So what is the harm of allowing people to use prestige points on them at the end of this year? Making the skins available again will lower the rarity of them by quite a bit, and therefor devaluing them. As I already said, the people who put in the effort to earn the skins did so knowing they would never be available again. > Multiple people who have event skins, on this thread and the prestige update thread itself, do not care if someone can purchase the skin in the prestige points shop. It shouldn't matter to such a SMALL demographic! Those few don't necessarily represent the beliefs of the many.
: > [{quoted}](name=Stupid Idea,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=yxEliueI,comment-id=000d,timestamp=2019-09-26T05:18:36.201+0000) > > You may not like it but I'm just stating some facts here. Riot never promised that event skins will be available in the end of year shop. In opposite - they said they will be gone after the event. There were people who bought event orbs to get these skins. And buying enough orbs for event tokens is much more expensive than getting 100PP for money. They would need to offer refunds if they change the rules. {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-popcorn}} I realize that they never said that. But they never specified what they were actually going to do. And since the other prestige skins were in the shop, MULTIPLE people assumed the event skins were going to end up there as well. They never truly specified it.
> [{quoted}](name=Mageichael,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=yxEliueI,comment-id=000d0000,timestamp=2019-09-26T06:38:15.958+0000) > > I realize that they never said that. But they never specified what they were actually going to do. And since the other prestige skins were in the shop, MULTIPLE people assumed the event skins were going to end up there as well. They never truly specified it. They specified it [here](https://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/client-new-features-feedback/qKY4WrdK-kda-kaisa-prestige-edition) when Prestige KDA Kaisa came out, and again [here](https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/features/prestige-points-and-new-prestige-edition-skins) when they introduced the Prestige Points system. You could make the argument that "they never specifically said they weren't going to release the event skins again so I assumed they would." which is what you're doing but it doesn't really make for a great case. They made a pretty big deal about these skins being "event specific" and figuring out what that means, even if you don't already know, is a quick google away. That second post I linked is literally the second result after searching "prestige skins,"
: > [{quoted}](name=Mageichael,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=yxEliueI,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-09-25T20:19:10.814+0000) > > Why would you make this change for 2020 but not apply it to 2019? It doesn’t make sense, and I just want Prestigous Lux {{champion:99}} D: EXACTLY THANK YOU FOR SAYING IT!! They weren’t clear originally on how prestige points work so it’s not fair for them to restrict these from us!!
> [{quoted}](name=AlexPepperoni,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=yxEliueI,comment-id=00000000,timestamp=2019-09-25T20:34:27.602+0000) > > EXACTLY THANK YOU FOR SAYING IT!! > > They weren’t clear originally on how prestige points work so it’s not fair for them to restrict these from us!! Idk they made it pretty dang clear that the event skins were only going to be available during the event and not after. Like, if you couldn't play league or couldn't afford a pass during the respective event that's a pretty good excuse to miss the skin, but not understanding how the prestige points work isn't, and that's on you. https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/features/prestige-points-and-new-prestige-edition-skins It's the second result after searching "prestige skins" into google, so it's not hard to find by any means. They explained it all in this post, 9 months ago. Only two Prestige Skins were available before that through events, and those were Prestige KDA Kaisa, and Prestige KDA Akali, with each having a respective post explaining how to earn them through their specific event. You can't really pretend they didn't explain the point system clearly, because it seems to me they explained that _Prestige Shop_ skins and _Prestige Event_ skins were separate things from the very beginning.
: Can you guys please stop acting like Akali hasn't been a broken pick/ban champ in pro games and high elo for the whole season? Thanks Champ has only got joke nerfs for a year now
Hmm, removal of stealth under turret. Joke Nerf. Removal of "true stealth." Joke Nerf. Removal of extending shroud time when reentering. Joke Nerf. Removal of Heal on Q. Joke Nerf. Just this patch, removal of her microstun and upping her ult CD to almost 3 min at level 1. Ha! Joke Nerf. Halving her Passive Damage. Joke Nerf. I guess it's not a real nerf until they cut off one of her legs or something. :/ She's gotten tons of strong fucking nerfs. **Can you guys please stop acting like Akali hasn't been getting consistently nerfed because of pro games and high elo for the whole season?**
: Prestige K/DA Akali Availability
They answered this in an [Ask Riot](https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2019/04/ask-riot-next-chroma-sale/). > All Prestige skins can drop randomly from loot after they’ve been retired from an Event or Prestige Point Shop, just like other Mythic Skins. The drop chance is very, very small but it is possible to receive a Prestige skin from a Hextech Chest or other loot-related item (like Orbs or Capsules). Other than the loot system, we don’t currently have any plans to bring back retired Prestige skins. Unfortunately unless their plans have changed it doesn't look like they're going to re-release the event skin anytime soon.
: > [{quoted}](name=Prestige AkaIi,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=wEvK21ig,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-09-04T16:13:50.131+0000) > > If you feel like she's better just play her, or if you like Zed more, just play him. I don't see the point of this post. No point in being jealous of another champs kit when there's nothing stopping you from playing them too. If you dont see the point why would you attempt to make a response that has nothing to do with the post.
Well your post is you comparing two very different kits and just complaining about Akali since hers is arguably stronger. This belongs in the rant board imo. I also answered your question, so it isn't like my response had nothing to do with the post. > Why would you ever play Zed when you can play Akali? ______ > If you feel like she's better just play her, or if you like Zed more, just play him. Just because Akali's kit is objectively better in certain situations doesn't mean you have to be salty if you play someone else. Just play who you think is fun, jeez. Edit~ She also doesn't have a "spammable heal" anymore, they removed that mechanic months ago.
: Akali vs Zed
If you feel like she's better just play her, or if you like Zed more, just play him. I don't see the point of this post. No point in being jealous of another champs kit when there's nothing stopping you from playing them too.
: > [{quoted}](name=MagicTale2000,realm=EUW,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=If9HQhUG,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-08-22T16:46:36.681+0000) > > She might use nerfs for her utility/slipperiness. > > Otherwise she is pretty much counterable. I don't understand. Do you want to be able to counter her with any champion given? > > Many champions have true vision. Let me count you some: > > Rengar R > Twisted Fate R > Karma W > LeBlanc E > Caitlyn W/R > Kai'Sa W > Lulu E > Lee Sin E > And so on. > > She is pretty easy to shut down with true vision, especially early game. > > And yeah, if you don't pick something safe such as an Anivia or Jayce, then you'll get countered. > > Or you can just counter the enemy laner by keeping your champion pool wide :) > > You should should also freeze the lane if you can. > > Have a nice day Yeah but the point is you shouldn't have to pick a very specific pool of champions to play against another. It shouldn't be nearly an instant loss if you don't have true vision in your kit. As a player, you shouldn't have to rely on very specifically counterpicking an enemy champion, or have to rely on them misplaying. The problem with her is that she is designed with so many handicaps that even if you are a terrible player, you can still win lane 90% of the time.
> Yeah but the point is you shouldn't have to pick a very specific pool of champions to play against another. But that's exactly how it's worked for years. If you have trouble against a specific champion you learn their counters, be it their weaknesses in a fight, or specific matchups that just counter them. No matchup in the game is an instant loss, you can always do things to help win, roam, play for objectives, etc. > The problem with her is that she is designed with so many handicaps that even if you are a terrible player, you can still win lane 90% of the time. She has a relatively high skill floor and a very high skill ceiling, pretending that anyone can climb with her with little to no experience is ridiculous. She isn't the hardest champion in the game but she isn't that easy either. This entire post is filled with bias against Akali, so my suggestion is to start playing her, and if you can win 90% of your matchups in lane then I'll admit you're right.
: > [{quoted}](name=Lapis,realm=OCE,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=H7fWVua4,comment-id=00020000000000010000,timestamp=2019-08-22T11:38:29.295+0000) > > Being hated =/= being broken. She's annoying, sure, I'm not arguing against that. Being hated for this long despite multiple changes means the kit is fundamentally broken. She is one of the few champions who can be weak in solo queue and still banned because of how terrible her design is.
Lapis (OCE)
: Man, I feel so sorry for Akali mains. Everyone telling you your champ is broken while her winrate's in the gutter. Can't be fun!!
Don't worry about getting downvoted, the boards just like to circlejerk and hate akali. I guarantee very few, if any of these people are severely affected by Akali being in the state that she is right now since she's only strong in high elo(d1+) and proplay and relatively balanced everywhere else. She's just annoying so they want her to be terrible, it isn't fun.
: akali "balanced" or not, will never reach a point where the large majority of the player base ( everyone who doesn´t main her ) won´t hate her. She just ticks all the boxes for things players hate in league. - getting poked from safety like pokemages do ---> check - getting bursted in an instant like burstmages and assassins do ---> check - having stasis effects like fizz and vlad have ---> check - being impossible to catch like most assassins are ---> check - having enough tools to catch others ---> check - sustain ---> check - stealth ---> check the only things she is missing is a revive-, invincibility-, and suppress mechanic and she would combine nearly every single mechanic most people can´t stand in one champ. Bear in mind that a single annoying mechanic is enough to make a champ hated, take malz for example. Expecting that a champ like akali, who is just a clusterfuck of infuriating mechanics, would be welcomed and accepted because of a few numbers changes is beyond me.
She doesn't have a stasis tool? She's still able to be hit by skillshots, unlike fizz and vlad. She also doesn't have sustain anymore, so there goes that argument. She's frustrating but not nearly as bad as people make her out to be, people just find excuses to call her broken now. She's the most balanced she has ever been since being reworked and people are still crying for nerfs. Malz is definitely hated.
: > [{quoted}](name=iiGazeii,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=ggiX0dxr,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-08-17T22:58:14.889+0000) > > I did read your idea of adding the slow to her E. I didn't comment on it because it's a bad idea. > > Kiting people around and being able to both engage and escape is Akali's thing. She's supposed to be slippery and difficult to catch. The trade-off is that her time to kill is lower than other assassins. She can't insta-kill you unless she's ahead. She needs to take extended trades with multiple rotations to actually get the kill. > > She's just as vulnerable to being CC'd as any other assassin. If you get right in her face, she can't slow you. Her shroud is on a long cooldown. She simply doesn't have enough energy to spam Qs all the way back to her tower. > > Your time to get ahead of Akali is before she builds Gunblade. If you aren't on top when she finishes it, you have lost lane. Start grouping with your team and stop trying to call your jungler in for ganks. All you'll do is feed her double kills. 'This is her thing" is a bad argument to begin with and holds little weight. So is the brilliant idea that you should let Akali take towers unmolested and hope you can zerg down another lane. Moreover, her time to kill is not slower than other assassins at all. With her ult up, which every assassin relies on anyways, she can one rotation any champ that's not a bruiser. With gunblade she doesn't even need to land her E. Her combo is not any more delayed than Katarina's dagger combo, and it does more damage than anything Ekko does. More importantly, her overbearing ability to dictate engagement makes her as much of a scourge in top lane as aatrox mid was, where the toolkit completely abuses champions and unlike ranged champs, she is way more resistant to ganks and is one of the best scaling assassins in the game next to Zed.
> 'This is her thing" is a bad argument to begin with and holds little weight. I agree. > her time to kill is not slower than other assassins at all. It most certainly is. Unless she's ahead already it takes her about 3-6 seconds to 100-0 someone. The reason it takes her so long is because of how much she relies on her passive AAs to get damage on an enemy champion, and because of the way her passive works, she has to literally move away from the enemy champion(or wherever they were when she procced the passive) to get the bonus damage, which takes up a lot of time. > With her ult up, which every assassin relies on anyways, she can one rotation any champ that's not a bruiser. It depends on a lot. If she already has an established lead in lane than yes, otherwise she'll usually need two rotations from of her Q and Passive. Though there are always exceptions. > Her combo is not any more delayed than Katarina's dagger combo, and it does more damage than anything Ekko does. You compare Akali to the AP Assassin with the most delay on their abilities, and then compare both Akali and Kat to arguably one of the weakest AP assassins atm. You're really grasping for straws with this one. > More importantly, her overbearing ability to dictate engagement makes her as much of a scourge in top lane as aatrox mid was, where the toolkit completely abuses champions and unlike ranged champs, she is way more resistant to ganks I agree with this one as well. While she's not as bad as she once was she's still pretty frustrating to go against as a melee toplaner, but that's also a matchup thing. It's not like she counters every champion that goes top, and even if you are in an unfavorable matchup there are still things you can do to win the game. Annoying but not unwinnable. > and is one of the best scaling assassins in the game next to Zed. I wouldn't say she scales well, at least in the way you're putting it. She does better late than most assassins due to her survivability in teamfights which is largely due to her shroud.
PzyXo (EUW)
: You need to remove AP assassins
> [{quoted}](name=PzyXo,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=EELFiGUQ,comment-id=,timestamp=2019-08-17T11:16:07.450+0000) > > these champions are just cancer and aren't doing assassins's job. Every AD assassin have a bad late game that makes him a free kill. But these fucking kata/akali/diana/sylas are above that. They have a good laning phase, good midgame, getting ez fed, good late game, can be carries, oneshot tanks... What the fuck is that ? Playing against Akali and killing her over and over than she just oneshot your ass at level 12 ? what the fuck ? fix your goddamn game. I can't really speak for the others, but I can at least give my insight on Akali. She's a bit frustrating sure but it's not like she doesn't have counterplay. I personally find AD assassins to be more frustrating, but that's just how it is, different players like and dislike different things. > a good laning phase Her pre 6 is ok, she can fight most melee's at lvl 3, but struggles against certain mages. If you have good positioning as a mage(like lux or xerath) Akali shouldn't be able to get you, especially if you have barrier/exhaust, so she'll have to roam to snowball. > good midgame She has a great midgame if she manages to get a kill or two in laning phase, and it's not bad if she doesn't. This is where Akali's strongest, right after finishing gunblade. > good late game Definitely doesn't. Her lategame is alright if the enemy team doesn't know how to focus her in teamfights. It's good for an assassin, but no assassin wants to make it to late. If the game doesn't close by end of midgame she's gonna have a much harder time contributing. > oneshot tanks This is when I lose you. Like, she _can_ oneshot tanks, but only when: A. Akali is really ahead B. The tank is really behind C. Neither A, nor B is the case, but the tank isn't building properly and doesn't respect the Akali's damage. In normal circumstances Akali shouldn't ever be able to oneshot a tank. > Playing against Akali and killing her over and over than she just oneshot your ass at level 12 ? Just because she's behind doesn't mean she won't be able to assassinate you if given the chance. It's literally her only job as an assassin. As a squishy even when the Akali's behind you still have to respect her damage and keep good positioning, otherwise you die.
: because riot fucked the ranked system this season ):
People say they fuck the ranked system every season though.
Alissian (NA)
: Project Akali chromas still bugged
enshine (NA)
: ok since akali doesn't get true stealth anymore
The blink was clunky af, sure it made the veigar matchup bearable, but overall I prefer her W without it. Her current W is pretty much the same as it was pre 6.22, when ricklessabandon fucked her kit up, except it was smaller and wasn't a donut. Also, if there's one thing current Akali definitely doesn't need, it's more mobility, she's already one of the most mobile Champions in the game.
Barkley (NA)
: Nah. It'll be Victorious Aatrox/Sejuani/Irelia/Sivir/Yuumi/Sona Its based on pro play, because that's all Riot cares about.
: i perma ban {{champion:122}} fuck that champ unless i play {{champion:105}} , then i can outplay him hard
: Riot, Why are you removing champs that can go AP or AD
What? If anything AD Akali is much stronger after her rework. I personally prefer her AP build but a lot of Akali mains have had success with her AD/Bruiser builds, her rework has given her a lot of build diversity.
: Bring back game mode rotation, this team fight tactics isnt cutting it. Urf is better than tft.
'AR'URF is most definitely not better.
DGËN (NA)
: Huh thx for the advice but I thought event prestige skins wouldn't show up in the prestige shop?
> [{quoted}](name=DGËN,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=vsrEvtbA,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-08-06T14:10:34.318+0000) > > Huh thx for the advice but I thought event prestige skins wouldn't show up in the prestige shop? They don't
: I can't believe you're getting rid of the old cursor
Nekorus (NA)
: honestly i think {{champion:15}} {{champion:518}} {{champion:76}} {{champion:246}} {{champion:16}} are hotter than {{champion:84}} but hey thats just my opinion. Also i think im about to die because of how long it took me to get to the comment section.
> [{quoted}](name=Nekorus,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=7u1F2U0W,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-07-29T00:32:42.843+0000) > > honestly i think {{champion:15}} {{champion:518}} {{champion:76}} {{champion:246}} {{champion:16}} are hotter than {{champion:84}} but hey thats just my opinion. Also i think im about to die because of how long it took me to get to the comment section. Qiyana's hairdo legitimately bothers me. It's like her hairdresser put a dead rat on her head. Soraka's goat legs and her being purple are also a pretty big hurtle for me to get over but the rest are fine.
: Akali Bug That Caused Me To Die Multiple Times
Now I could be wrong I'm pretty sure that's happening due to the 8.24b changes. Because of those changes, before obscurity was removed Akali would be "revealed" briefly and would have a white silhouette, but since obscurity is gone now she's straight up revealed.
: How big should your champion pool be for ranked?
Have at least one champion you're comfortable with in each role, in case you're autofilled, but have a focus on one or two champions and get really good with them. Tbh I just one trick Akali in ranked, not that I've really played much ranked this season.
: What runes do you think are the best for akali?
I go Precision with Domination second, Conqueror into tanks, Fleet into pretty much everything else, but especially into poke.
huhndog (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Prestige AkaIi,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=fimzPqdj,comment-id=000200000000,timestamp=2019-07-17T10:55:40.830+0000) > > Not as good as Akali or Irelia tho. She also has about the same popularity as Akali, Akali's is 8.4%, while Diana is 8.1%. Gotta take that with a grain of salt since you are talking about your main...
> [{quoted}](name=huhndog,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=fimzPqdj,comment-id=0002000000000000,timestamp=2019-07-17T11:15:27.141+0000) > > Gotta take that with a grain of salt since you are talking about your main... I guess... I don't like that I'm automatically biased because I'm talking about a champion I'm familiar with. Don't get me wrong, I am happy Akali is getting another skin, but objectively I believe she has earned a hell of a lot of money with her rework and new/updated skins that came with it, which is why she got the skin over a champion like Diana, or Talon. I'm not sure with Irelia, but just think about it a little, Akali has gotten incredible skin sales since her rework, especially with all the attention she got with her KDA + Prestige KDA skins. Not even including how much promotion POP/STARS gave league and the skins, that video was everywhere with almost 245 million views. Of course, this is mostly conjecture due to the fact that Riot hasn't publicly released their earnings for individual skins, so it's not like we can prove it, and I didn't really start this thread to get into a "he said she said" sort of thing. The popularity I'm mentioning is how often she is played in league of legends not how well advertised she is, otherwise Akali would likely win by a landslide due to the KDA video. The stats I used in my previous comment were taken from a fairly reliable site. Although they are changing pretty rapidly due to the new patch, and the fact that since Akali has changes she'll probably be played by more people. As I'm writing this she has a 10.6% popularity and Diana has 9.0%. [Feel free to check yourself.](https://www.leagueofgraphs.com) Diana wouldn't have been a bad choice for the skin, but strictly for profits Akali (and probably Irelia) make more sense to Riot.
: > [{quoted}](name=chipndip1,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=JhfEIQBg,comment-id=0004,timestamp=2019-07-17T06:39:39.164+0000) > > Here's everything I don't like about this thread: > 2) You seem to not understand why assassins have lower cds and mobility in comparison to mages. Assassins are normally *melee* champs. Without gap closers Tell me 1 assassin that doesn't have a gap closer
> Assassins are normally melee champs. Without gap closers, they wouldn't be able to do their job of quickly descending on targets and bursting them. Lol he wasn't saying they don't have gap closers, you misunderstood.
huhndog (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Quality Content,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=fimzPqdj,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-07-16T21:13:09.748+0000) > > Riot only does what makes sense as a business, and Akali and Irelia are more profitable than Diana. It is sadly the world we live in now. actually diana has pretty good skin sales for not being that popular of a champion!
> [{quoted}](name=huhndog,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=fimzPqdj,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2019-07-17T01:11:30.525+0000) > > actually diana has pretty good skin sales for not being that popular of a champion! Not as good as Akali or Irelia tho. She also has about the same popularity as Akali, Akali's is 8.4%, while Diana is 8.1%.
: Who's Your Current Perma-Ban (If You Have One)?
It's always either {{champion:90}} or {{champion:25}} for me. {{champion:90}} since after his rework in the MSMU and {{champion:25}} since forever, really annoying kits.
D357R0Y3R (EUW)
: Why isn't the design team being held responsible for this game's state?
I'm just hoping the Akali changes that Repertoir is working on help move her into a more balanceable state. I'm so sick of having her soloqueue viability nerfed because of how oppressive she is in proplay. I'm also hoping the changes push her into being more of an assassin, like she's supposed to be, rather than having more of a skirmisher's playstyle.
D357R0Y3R (EUW)
: same garbage thread
Honestly... Like I know she isn't in a balanced state, but some of these threads are ridiculous.
: AKaLi Is BaLaNcEd Durrrr 41% wR
> instantly murders tahm and Nocturne with 1 rotation+Tiamats. Stopped reading.
Leon4167 (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Prestige AkaIi,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=e71Ek77o,comment-id=00000001,timestamp=2019-06-25T19:34:31.906+0000) > > I'm not saying the nerf wasn't justified or whatever, I'm not getting into it because she's getting pretty significant changes in a patch or two anyway, so it doesn't matter. > > However, saying she's the Assassin that snowballs the strongest in the game is simply untrue, in every ELO except GM+ almost every assassin can snowball easier than Akali can. She is incredibly safe when played well, but she can't one shot tanks, even if she's fed. Obviously there are exceptions, but if the tank knows what theyre doing she won't "oneshot" but she can duel them pretty well, as she has a lot of consistent damage. Before MSI Akali was ripping apart Vlad in matches left and right. I know you said except elos GM+ but that's where the balancing should be concern on. If the best are struggling against her then she needs to be nerfed. Though I do agree that nerfing her passive is stupid she performs way too well at the highest elo and I understand the thought of nerfing her just not her passive or at least not by this much.
I had to reread your comment as most of it has nothing to do with what I said and I was confused with why you were replying to me specifically, but I'll do my best to reply well anyway. Vlad vs. Akali is a skill matchup, better player wins, even now. That grandmaster+ comment wasn't about balancing, it was about her snowball potential. Outside of grandmaster+, where Akali is truly strong, she doesn't snowball as easily when compared to other assassins. I'm not exaggerating when I say that every assassin is easier than Akali right now, except maybe Kat, still talking about below grandmaster btw. As I stated at the beginning of my comment, I never really wanted to get into whether she deserved to be nerfed or not, but since you brought it up: Imo they needed to bridge the incredible gap between her being so problematic in high elo, while being really bad in solo queue, not simply buff or nerf her. Which is what they are trying to do with the upcoming changes, which is great. Again I never said anything about nerfing her passive, I'm pretty impartial to the change. I believe they nerfed her passive the deal with how she's a better skirmisher than an assassin, but they nerfed her skirmisher half without buffing her assassin half, making her just not great at either. Looking forward to these changes, hopefully they push her into being a balanceable assassin instead of an unbalanceable skirmisher.
Xavanic (NA)
: She is the most snowbally assassin in teh game rn, and her top lane is actually too strong, since most top lane champs rely on aa's she can avoid a large amount of their dmg with just shroud and get fed, once she's fed it doesn't matter how tanky you are, she WILL one shot you
I'm not saying the nerf wasn't justified or whatever, I'm not getting into it because she's getting pretty significant changes in a patch or two anyway, so it doesn't matter. However, saying she's the Assassin that snowballs the strongest in the game is simply untrue, in every ELO except GM+ almost every assassin can snowball easier than Akali can. She is incredibly safe when played well, but she can't one shot tanks, even if she's fed. Obviously there are exceptions, but if the tank knows what theyre doing she won't "oneshot" but she can duel them pretty well, as she has a lot of consistent damage. TLDR: Other than the fact that she can avoid a good deal of damage, most of what you said is wrong.
: I'm done!
Laura Bailey is overrated.
Knelliel (NA)
: Blood Moon Akali Discussion
You don't have to like it, but saying it's low quality compared to the generic, overdone current bloodmoon skinline is a bit much. Plus keep in mind it's a 975rp skin, not a 1350rp skin, it's quite high quality for what you pay imo.
: > [{quoted}](name=Calibur66,realm=EUW,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Fd86kj5r,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-06-13T00:07:20.904+0000) > > Jesus, she doesn't need reverting, Riot just need to get over their "Every champ needs to have something completely unique" thing and get rid of her true stealth. > > As soon as they just admit its a nightmare trying to balance her when she has true stealth on her shroud, they can return it to normal stealth or something in between and give her her back all the power they just keep taking and taking so they don't have to nerf the shroud. > > Do not, for the love of god, revert her to that mess because she is incredibly fun to play, pretty much everyone agrees that everything about her now is better, except for the ridiculous issues with trying to balance around a champ that has true stealth. > > Nerf the shroud, give her damn damage back. her shroud was awesome season 8 this new shroud is straight garbage. no real escape potential like there was before her rework.
> [{quoted}](name=DevilSlayerGray,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=Fd86kj5r,comment-id=00020000,timestamp=2019-06-13T03:18:11.290+0000) > > her shroud was awesome season 8 this new shroud is straight garbage. no real escape potential like there was before her rework. Now I'm not saying I don't want a revert, but her shroud in s8, or specifically post patch 6.22, felt really clunky and I personally hated it, and I know I wasn't the only one. Like it or not the current shroud is more like pre - patch 6.22 and therefor more true to old Akali than the second iteration of shroud. I never liked that clunky blink on that shroud, revert to pre - patch 6.22 or I don't want it.
: Unpopular opinion on Akali
She needs another Aatrox sized rework. Doesn't really matter to me how she ends up I'll just keep playing her I guess.
: Odyssey: Extraction and Star Guardian Invasion need to come back
> These two modes were the most _boring _ things Riot has ever made. ftfy Odyssey just became a fight in champ select between people getting missions, it was a nightmare. I hated that you had a choice between 5 champs, none of which I enjoy playing personally. PvE is just boring in general though. I don't even remember anything engaging in the star guardians gamemode so I can't really get into the specifics about that. I'm not saying don't bring them back because tons of people enjoyed them, I'm just saying please don't attach missions to them so I don't have to play them, because I, myself, did not. At all.
: FOR THE AKALI FANS
Unfortunately it doesn't seem like they're going to re-release the Prestige Skins, they addressed this in this [Ask Riot article](https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2019/04/ask-riot-next-chroma-sale/). "Other than the loot system, we don’t currently have any plans to bring back retired Prestige skins."
: Can the Prestige Kai'sa skin/ Akali ever come back besides being in hextech?
They have already answered your question on an [Ask Riot article](https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2019/04/ask-riot-next-chroma-sale/). "Other than the loot system, we don’t currently have any plans to bring back retired Prestige skins."
Syrile (NA)
: Ehh. Akali is still pretty toxic, to be fair. However, you will get lots of hate for stating the truth.
Syrile (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=Galiö,realm=NA,application-id=3ErqAdtq,discussion-id=PJk4iKaY,comment-id=000000000000,timestamp=2019-05-22T02:30:25.341+0000) > > And she would atkeats take a hit or 2 from a turret if she bothered to attack you under turret. Vlad doesn't take any of the damage :p Not if you knew how to time it. And Vlad could not break his untargetability and then go back into it after he attacked, repeatedly, and then escape easily without taking any damage after hitting you in the face for 7 seconds.
Taking turret shots was unavoidable if the Akali was under turret and wanted to deal damage to an enemy. She had to reveal herself to do damage, and her shroud didn't cancel turret shots after they'd already targeted her, timing had nothing to do with it.
FkValeRly (EUW)
: true, akali is fucking disgusting
: What champs do you actually find fun anymore?
I've been really only playing {{champion:84}} & {{champion:18}}, both of which I enjoy a lot. I've only semi recently picked up ADC Tristana, I used to play AP Tristana back when it was decent, and I've just always been playing Akali since I started league. She was the first champ I bought back in 2014 and I've been maining her since.
huhndog (NA)
: I just wish taliyah's q could have aoe again ;-;
: Those are stats. Doesn't classify her as a main support. It's still true, and still the case. She was created as a mid lane mage. Still is one. Again, only going bot because the meta has pushed her there for the time being- too many high mobility overpowered assassins right now.
Zyra was a midlaner until the meta shifted her to support, same with morgana. Blitzcrank was originally designed as a midlaner as well. Thresh was originally designed as a toplaner. Lux may have been a midlaner, and still doesn't fit the support role imo, but I just wanted to point out that it isn't uncommon at all for champs designed for other roles to be pushed support. Just because she was designed as a midlaner doesn't mean she isn't considered a support now, like so many other champs before her.
: Wait...Why does Akali still have a grace period when leaving her shroud?
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