Akshan Wild Rift Guide: Breakdown of Builds, Runes, Combos, and Strategies

Author: Son Acton

Akshan Wild Rift is a marksman with a short attack range but his skills can give him a burst of long-range shooting. Build items mainly to increase critical strike damage and attack speed. Below is the gameplay guide and item build for Akshan according to the latest meta.

Akshan Wild Rift

Akshan Wild Rift

Patch 5.0a

Marksman Marksman - Lane: bot mid

Damage: Physical

Power Spike

Difficulty

Damage

Toughness

Utility

CC

Mobility

Tier S
Win rate 51.45%
Pick rate 3.0%
Ban rate 5.6%
Akshan Wild Rift Build
Akshan: Wild Rift Build Guide

Akshan's Item Build & Runes

Nautilus SP runes Win 50.23% and Pick 22.31%

  • Kraken SlayerKraken Slayer
  • BrutalBrutal
  • Coup de GraceCoup de Grace
  • Legend: BloodlineLegend: Bloodline
  • Empowered AttackEmpowered Attack

Akshan runes Top with Win 53.92% and Pick 24.45%

  • Kraken SlayerKraken Slayer
  • BrutalBrutal
  • Giant SlayerGiant Slayer
  • Legend: AlacrityLegend: Alacrity
  • Sudden ImpactSudden Impact

Build Akshan with the highest win rate

  • Item Blade of the Ruined King Blade of the Ruined King
  • Item Infinity Edge Infinity Edge
  • Item MAGNETIC BLASTER MAGNETIC BLASTER
  • Item Bloodthirster Bloodthirster
  • Item Mortal Reminder Mortal Reminder
  • Item Quicksilver Quicksilver

Akshan item build second

  • Item  Duskblade of Draktharr Duskblade of Draktharr
  • Item  Boots of Dynamism Boots of Dynamism
  • Item  Bloodthirster Bloodthirster
  • Item  MAGNETIC BLASTER MAGNETIC BLASTER
  • Item  SERPENT’S FANG SERPENT’S FANG
  • Item  Mortal Reminder Mortal Reminder

Akshan item build third

  • Item  Stormrazor Stormrazor
  • Item  Black Cleaver Black Cleaver
  • Item  Stasis Stasis
  • Item  Infinity Edge Infinity Edge
  • Item  Blade of the Ruined King Blade of the Ruined King
  • Item  Guardian Angel Guardian Angel

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Akshan Build Breakdown

Early Game

  • Blade of the Ruined King: the first item I will buy for Akshan. It gives attack speed and lifesteal. An important point you need to know is that Akshan deals most of his damage from basic attacks. Combined with the passive of Blade of the Ruined King, it will enhance basic attacks. Not to mention, it will also interact with the third attack to deal more damage and steal the enemy’s movement speed. Akshan is a marksman, but his skills allow him to camouflage or swing to approach his prey. Stealing movement speed will increase his ability to kill targets.
  • Gluttonous Greaves: give more damage and lifesteal to help sustain the lane longer.

Mid Game

  • Infinity Edge: an item that greatly increases Akshan’s damage, giving him a lot of critical strike damage.
  • MAGNETIC BLASTER: gives more critical strike and attack speed. Besides, it gives Akshan more range and a shot that zaps up to 5 targets. This item is very useful at this stage. When the enemy team starts to stick together more.

Late Game

  • Bloodthirster: gives many necessary stats such as damage, critical strike, lifesteal and even attack speed.
  • Mortal Reminder: gives grievous wounds. With this build, Akshan will have 100% critical strike. I have tested many different builds, but speed and critical strike are the best way to build items for Akshan.

Akshan position

  • Top
  • Mid

Akshan summoner spells

FlashIgnite 

Akshan ability 

Akshan ability order

skill order Akshan Wild Rift

The main skill used to poke is Boomerang revenge so you need to be first.

Akshan abilities

DIRTY FIGHTING DIRTY FIGHTING

Every 3 hits on the same target will deal extra magic damage. If the target is a champion, Akshan will get a shield. Here we can see that Akshan will benefit if the fight lasts long. After throwing an attack, Akshan will fire an extra shot.

This passive is similar to Lucian’s when he fires an extra shot after using an ability. However, the difference is that Akshan can skip this extra shot to increase his movement speed. So here to make the most of Akshan’s passive, he will have to focus on one target 3 times in a row.

The extra speed if you don’t want to shoot normally can be used to chase rather than run away. However, when you enter a real fight, I think you won’t have much time to remember. Instead, just focus on shooting more than 3 shots at the same target and that’s good enough.

AVENGERANG AVENGERANG

Throwing a boomerang will deal damage both ways. If it hits a target, the boomerang’s range will be longer. It also gives Akshan more movement speed. This is easy to understand because the main purpose of the extra speed is to adjust the position to make the enemy take damage a second time when the boomerang returns.

This is Akshan’s main poking skill, very useful in both the laning phase and the general teamfight because it deals damage to all enemies in range. I will use this skill when the target and the minions are standing in a straight line, and if the enemy champion is hit twice, I will try to attack more to take advantage of the power of the passive. An important note: this is a skill shot, so calculate the flight path before shooting.

GOING ROGUE GOING ROGUE

Passive: enemies who kill allies will become Scoundrels, if they are killed within 3s of taking damage from Akshan, Akshan will get extra gold and revive allies. Remember, just as long as the Scoundrel has taken damage from Akshan, it’s fine. Is it useful, very useful. Reviving allies early will have a huge effect.

Activate: can camouflage to stealth, increase movement speed and restore energy. No limit to camouflage time if standing near terrain and in bushes. This feature’s main purpose is to allow Akshan to approach targets that need to be killed. And of course, the top priority target is the Scoundrel.

HEROIC SWING HEROIC SWING

Wow, this is definitely a difficult skill to use for new players who are familiar with Akshan. The difficulty here is that Akshan will let go of the rope when he collides with an enemy champion or terrain. And the difficulty is how to swing the rope to create the most damage possible.

And when landing, is it in a safe position or not. Of course, you can reactivate to let go of the rope, but sometimes in a fight, the time to handle the situation is too fast and easy to make mistakes. So I suggest you practice first. An important note is that this skill gives Akshan a very high mobility, and when swinging, Akshan will be hard to target.

On the contrary, if Akshan kills a target, this skill will be reset immediately. I have checked the damage from the shot of this skill and it is not small.

COMEUPPANCE COMEUPPANCE

Lock the target and fire 5 bullets. Can lock from a very long distance. This skill’s usage from advantages to disadvantages is quite similar to Caitlyn’s ultimate.

And of course, the top priority target is the champion with low health to finish them off. The drawback of this skill is that it will be blocked by many things such as champions, minions, walls, turrets. I will use it when the enemy is in the clearest position possible.

How to play Akshan

I have played Akshan for more than 200 games. The first question I ask you is.

What skill makes Akshan scary?

It is the Heroic Swing skill. This skill creates a terrifying mobility for Akshan. When Akshan swings, the enemy can hardly do anything because the swing speed is too fast. Besides, if he kills a target, this skill is reset immediately. In teamfights, if Akshan swings continuously and targets low-health enemies, no one can resist.

This skill is also applied with the ultimate. Change position to create space for attack.

Early Game

Remember the passive 3-hit combo with skill 1 to clear minions fast. Next, use skill 3 to gank the side lanes.

Mid Game and Late Game

Focus on killing enemies with low health. I will play quite aggressively if I face AD or AP champions, but in teamfights, of course, I still have to stay away from assassins.

Combo

Akshan pros and cons

Pros

  • High mobility.
  • Revive allies who have been killed.
  • Good at single-target focus.

Cons

The main damage skill is a skill shot that requires accurate calculation before using.

Conclude

In general, Akshan is a marksman with a different playstyle and a revival mechanism that brings a breakthrough to the match. I hope that the gameplay guide for Akshan and the item build will help you play this champion well.

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