Riot Changed Akali 49 Times Since Her Rework

Akali has been buffed/nerfed or adjusted 49 times since her rework released back in Patch 8.15.

Akali has received a total number of 19 buffs, 28 nerfs, 2 adjustments, and 6 bugfixes. She has also appeared in 44% of patches since patch 8.15. These numbers do not include indirect changes in her power level through items, runes, or general meta shifts.

Akali currently sitting on 47.38% win rate in the Mid lane, 48% win rate in the Top lane yet Riot is considering nerfing Akali in patch 9.24.

Q – Five Point Strike

  • Hitbox behind Akali
  • Rank 5 bonus damage to minions: 133% >>> 125%


Full List of Akali’s Changes

Patch 8.15 (August 1, 2018)

Rework launch

Patch 8.17 (August 29, 2018)

R – BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where it dealt damage to all opponents based on the health of the last enemy struck, rather than calculating damage individually for each.

Patch 8.18 (September 12, 2018)

R – NERF: First and second cast base damage reduced to 100/150/200 from 120/180/240.

Patch 8.19 (September 26, 2018)

W – NERF: Cooldown increased to 21/18.5/16/13.5/11 seconds from 17/15.5/14/12.5/11

R – ADJUSTMENT: First and second cast base damage changed to 85/150/215 from 100/150/200

Patch 8.23 (November 21, 2018)

BUGFIX: Fixed a bug that made her attack speed higher than intended.

Patch 8.24 (December 5, 2018)

W – NERF: Base duration reduced to 4/4.5/5/5.5/6 seconds from 5/5.5/6/6.5/7.

W – NERF: Maximum duration reduced to 6/6.5/7/7.5/8 seconds from 8/8.5/9/9.5/10.

R – BUGFIX: SFX volume no longer stacks when hitting multiple targets.

Patch 8.24b (December 18, 2018)

W – NERF: Akali now briefly obscures (opponents can see her outline but not target her) before stealthing or re-stealthing even if enemies don’t have true sight in the area.

W – NERF: Targeted abilities and uncancellable basic attacks are no longer canceled when Akali stealths or re-stealths.

W – NERF: Re-stealth timing changed to 1/0.9/0.825/0.725/0.625 (based on minutes) seconds from 0.9/0.8/0.75/0.625 (based on minutes).

W – BUFF: Base duration increased to 5/5.5/6/6.5/7 seconds from 4/4.5/5/5.5/6.

W – BUFF: Maximum duration increased to 8/8.5/9/9.5/10 seconds from 6/6.5/7/7.5/8.

Patch 9.03 (February 6, 2019)

Stats – BUFF: Base health regeneration increased to 6 from 3.5.

Q – NERF: If cast at 180 energy or above, no longer heals for 5/10/15/20/25 (+ 20/25/30/35/40% AD) (+ 20/25/30/35/40% AP).

W – NERF: Twilight Shroud no longer prevents turrets from revealing Akali.

W – NERF: Cooldown increased to 21/19/17/15/13 seconds from 21/18.5/16/13.5/11.

Patch 9.05 (March 6, 2019)

P – BUFF: Movement speed duration gained from moving towards the edge of the ring increased to 2 seconds from 1.25.

P – BUFF: Movement speed duration gained from moving towards enemies increased to 2 seconds from 1.25.

W – BUFF: This is now only revealed by towers if she is within attack range rather than sight range.

W – BUFF: Now only needs exit and re-enter the shroud once to extend the duration by 3 seconds, instead of 6 times.

E – BUFF: Shuriken base damage increased to 70/105/140/175/210 from 60/90/120/150/180.

E – NERF: Dash base damage reduced to 50/80/110/140/170 from 60/90/120/150/180.

R – BUFF: Cooldown reduced to 100/85/70 seconds from 120/100/80.

Patch 9.07 (April 3, 2019)

W – BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where the cooldown was incorrectly calculated with her cooldown reduction.

Patch 9.09 (May 1, 2019)

W – NERF: Bonus duration reduced to 2 seconds from 3.

W – NERF: Maximum duration reduced to 7/7.5/8/8.5/9 seconds from 8/8.5/9/9.5/10.

W – NERF: Cooldown increased to 25/22/19/16/13 seconds from 21/19/17/15/13.

Patch 9.11 (May 30, 2019)

P – NERF: Energy restoration reduced to 10/15/20 (based on level) from 10/20/30 (based on level).

P – NERF: Bonus AD ratio reduced to 60% bonus AD from 90%.

P – NERF: AP ratio reduced to 50% AP from 70% AP.

Patch 9.14 (July 17, 2019)

Stats – BUFF: Base health increased to 575 from 550.

Stats – BUFF: Health growth increased to 95 from 85.

Stats – BUFF: Base health regeneration increased to 8 from 6.

Stats – BUFF: Base magic resistance increased to 37 from 32.1.

Q – BUFF: AP ratio increased to 60% AP from 50% AP.

W – ADJUSTMENT: Cooldown changed to 20 seconds at all ranks from 25/22/19/16/13.

W – BUFF: Energy restore increased to 80 at all ranks from 40/50/60/70/80.

W – NERF: No longer causes all sources of true sight (except for turret targeting) to grant obscured vision instead. Now only gains invisibility in the shroud.

W – NERF: Duration is no longer extended by 2 seconds if Akali breaks and re-enters stealth.

W – BUGFIX: Fixed a bug where she wasn’t immediately stealthed after casting.

E – NERF: Shuriken base damage reduced to 40/70/100/130/160 from 70/105/140/175/210.

E – NERF: Shuriken AD ratio changed to 35% total AD from 70% bonus AD.

E – BUFF: Shuriken damage now scales with 50% AP.

E – BUFF: Dash damage now scales with 50% AP.

E – NERF: Dash base damage reduced to 40/70/100/130/160 from 50/80/110/140/170.

E – NERF: Dash AD ratio changed to 35% total AD from 70% bonus AD.

R – NERF: Cooldown increased to 120/110/100 seconds from 100/85/70.

R – BUGFIX: Travel speed when casting Perfect Execution is no longer slower than intended.

Patch 9.18 (September 11, 2019)

R – NERF: No longer stuns for 0.5 seconds on the first cast.

R – NERF: Second cast minimum base damage reduced to 65/140/215 from 85/150/215.

R – NERF: Second cast maximum base damage reduced to 195/420/645 from 255/450/645.

R – NERF: Cooldown increased to 160/130/100 seconds from 120/110/100.

Patch 9.19 (September 25, 2019)

R – BUFF: Second base minimum base damage increased to 75/145/215 from 65/140/215.

R – BUFF: Second cast maximum base damage increased to 225/435/645 from 195/420/645.

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