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Mobile Legends Akai Guide: Best Build, Emblem and Gameplay Tips

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Akai, The Panda Warrior is a powerful Tank that can help initiate ganks providing his teammates the chance to decimate enemies thanks to his annoyingly awesome Crowd-Control Skills. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will take a look at the best emblem, spell, build, including tips and tricks to dominate every game with Akai. So without much further ado, let’s check out his amazing Skillsets and Builds.

We have previously discussed how to master playing with other Mobile Legends heroes like MiyaLing, WanwanPharsaCarmillaSilvanna, HayabusaAtlasLuo YiYu Zhong, Aurora, Khaleed, Freya, Khufra, X.Borg, Lesley, Tigreal, Hylos, Valir, Cecilion, Lylia, Uranus, Barats, Odette, Angela, Vale, Rafaela, Hanzo, Esmeralda, Brody, Lapu-Lapu, Nana, Benedetta, Hilda, Mathilda, Selena, Miya, Jawhead, Chou, Paquito, Thamuz, Lunox, Yi Sun-Shin, Yve, Gatotkaca, Karrie, Ruby, Beatrix, Gloo, Argus, Baxia, Granger, Phoveus, Hanabi, Alpha, Harley, Karina, Eudora, Natan, Dyrroth, Balmond, Aulus, Guinevere, Sun, Floryn, Aamon, Valentina, Kagura, Saber, Leomord, and Bruno. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Akai.

Skill Analysis

Akai has three active skills and a passive skill like all the other heroes in-game. In this Mobile Legends guide, we will also talk about the skills to use in certain scenarios as well as skill combos to be able to play Akai to his utmost potential.

Passive – Tai Chi

passive akai

After using a skill, Akai will gain a shield that absorbs up to 6% of his Max HP. Lasts 2s. The effect activates every 2.5s.

Skill 1 – Thousand Pounder (Blink, CC)

skill 1 akai

Akai jumps towards a designated location. Upon landing, he deals 300/350/400/450/500/550(+50% Total Physical ATK) Physical Damage to enemy units and slows them by 30% for 2s. When Akai deals damage to enemies marked with Blender, they will get stunned for extra 1s. 

Skill 2 – Blender (AoE)

skill 2 akai

Akai fires a frog-shaped wave in the designated direction. The wave explodes upon hitting enemies or reaching its Max distance, dealing 350/380/410/440/470/500(+120% Extra Physical ATK) Physical Damage to enemies and marking them for 5s. Do note that Akai’s Basic attack on marked targets, deals extra 5% Physical Damage of Akai’s Max Hp. 

skill 3 akai

Ultimate – Hurricane Dance (CC, AoE)

Akai spins like a tornado for 3.5s and knocks back the surrounding enemies, dealing 180/360/540(+100% Extra Physical ATK) Physical Damage  (Damage decays against the same target). Using this skill removes all debuff from Akai immediately. He also becomes immune to Slowing Effects in the duration while increasing his Movement speed by 30.

Skill-up method for Akai

It is advisable to prioritise Skill 2 because of the added damage that can be dealt from it as well as it’s low Cooldown. Upgrade Skill 1 accordingly and Skill 3 whenever available. 

Best Emblem set and Spells for Akai in Mobile Legends

Emblem Setup

This Emblem build provides extra HP, HP Regen, and adequate CD reduction for Akai’s Skills. Hence, we choose Vitality in the First Tier for more Hit points (HP), Inspire in the Second Tier for more Cooldown (CD) reduction.

Custom Tank Emblem for Akai

In the third tier, we can either choose Brave Smite which grants Hp per every Crowd-control Applied on the enemy or, we can go for Concussive blast which deals percentage magic Damage to enemies around the tank every 15s after 1 basic attack.

Battle Spells

  • Flicker: Flicker is a very good Battle spell to use thanks to its Blink. Hence, to efficiently initiate a teamfight, it is advisable to use Flicker to Blink to the back of enemy Gank, then use your Ult to knock back enemies thereby giving your teammates time to decimate them. You can use the following Combo for a better result

Combo: Flicker + Ultimate Ability

  • Petrify: It is very useful in providing extra CC effects after using one’s ult. It helps in countering Heavy Blink heroes like Lancelot, Benedetta, Wanwan and Harith, etc.

Best Builds for Akai in Mobile Legends

One can try many builds on Akai. All which one needs to do is to just follow the enemy’s pick and then decide the role on the battlefield. We have set out the following template to try out with Akai on the battlefield.

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Best Builds for Akai
  • Boots: It is advisable to build your boots according to the situation, if there are more magic damage or heavy CC heroes it will be advisable to build Tough Boots, while if it’s more of  physical damage Heroes, then, leather boots will be better. One can also opt for Demon shoes for sustained Mana Regen in the Early Gameplay. 
  • Roaming Equipment: It is advisable to bless your Boots with a Roam blessing, so as to best suit your job as a tank, unless if otherwise. For Akai, it’s advisable to take the Conceal blessing as a vital element of surprise while ambushing enemies.

Other Equipment like Dominance Ice reduces surrounding enemies’ attack speed and HP Regen by 50%, while, Oracle increases One’s shield generation when a skill is used making one more tankier against enemy ganks. While the rest of the build provides Adequate Physical and Magical Defence to make one literally unkillable throughout the gameplay.

Mobile Legends Akai Gameplay Tips

Akai is a very powerful Tank that can help initiate ganks. However, a player must need a good understanding of the map to bring the best out of any hero. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our Mobile Legends Akai guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game.

Early Game

As a tank, it’s advisable to go to the Gold lane to assist your Marksman to farm easily. While doing this, ensure you have a roam blessing attached to your boots if not the gold and exp will be shared with your Gold Laner which wouldn’t be good for early game start-ups.

Akai on the MLBB battlefield

Also, do take proper awareness of the map to know whether enemies are Ganking up your lanes or invading your buffs, proceed to assist teammates after you have helped Side Laner to clear the incoming minion waves. In terms of Skills usage, Spam skill 2 on enemies then jump on them using Skill 1 in order to stun them thanks to its Synergy. Additionally, you can perform skill combos like:

Skill 1 + Skill 2 = Stun

Mid Game

Assist your Jungler to take Turtle and launch most ambushes on enemies off-lane or jungle camp.  This is advisable because the knock-back effect from Akai’s Ult can be efficiently utilized when enemies are hit on walls or structures like Turrets too, which implies that throughout the duration of his Ult, enemies would be totally defenseless and helpless against his Ult. Where better than to find Walls for ambushes than Off-line or enemy jungle. You can perform the following skills on attaining level 4 to gain an upper hand on the battlefield.

Skill 2 + Skill 1 +Skill 3

Late Game

Akai shines most in this phase of the game due to insane turret diving that can be done by pushing out enemies from the safety of their Turrets straight to their death while using his ult. In this phase, his durability and survivability are also greatly improved thanks to his build.

Heroes that counter AkaiHeroes Akai can counter
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Final Thoughts

As discussed earlier you can play Akai is a very strong tank in the game with amazing Crowd-Control Skills. An excellent pick for rank games, Akai is definitely a good pick for the current meta. These tips will surely help you to guide easy wins with Akai in Mobile Legends. You can also refer to our latest tier list to know more about the revamped meta heroes in this current season.

That’s all for today’s Mobile Legends Akai Guide. Do you prefer to use Akai in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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