With Akali’s rework come her updated skins, and she’s a lot more badass

Both Akali and her blades are a lot edgier.

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The Akali rework dropped yesterday, and with it came a brand new look for the Ionian assassin. The old Akali looked clunky, and not very ninja-like at all, but her reworked skins make her much darker.

Most of her skins are the same, but her Crimson Akali skin was changed entirely. Instead of being a glorified Chroma, the new skin is called Infernal Akali and gives her a fire-based theme.

Aside from that, perhaps the largest change to Akali’s design has been thematic. Specifically, her tattoo has been upgraded significantly. Previously, it was a small mark on her shoulder, but now it takes over most of her back and looks badass. Her Nurse Akali skin is also much edgier now—instead of showing Akali preparing to give Amumu a simple shot, the new splash art features what looks like her murdering a patient.

Overall, the update is amazing and Akali looks more like she should—a ninja that kills from the shadows.

Stinger Akali

Bee afraid. Bee very afraid.

Crimson Akali

Is it just us, or is it getting a little hot in here?

All-star Akali

A fitting skin for what should be the star of the next patch cycle. Alternative caption: Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play!

Nurse Akali

Blood Moon Akali

She’s as mysterious as the dark side of the moon.

Silverfang Akali

Headhunter Akali

Sashimi Akali

We like the way she rolls.