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League of Legends • Jul 08, 2019

Scarra demonstrates absurdly powerful Teamfight Tactics strategy

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Scarra demonstrates absurdly powerful Teamfight Tactics strategy
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Scarra showed off an absurdly powerful Teamfight Tactics strategy that lets Akali destroy entire enemy compositions single-handedly.

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Scarra is a former League of Legends pro player and coach who now focuses on streaming, and since the release of Teamfight Tactics he’s been breaking down the game and trying to figure out the strongest and most reliable strategies in Riot’s new autobattler.

During a recent stream, Scarra showed off an incredible strategy that resulted in his Akali one-shotting multiple enemies at a time, resulting in the enemy team being eliminated ridiculously quickly.

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Teamfight Tactics is Riot Games' take on the autobattler genre popularized by Auto Chess.

The strategy centers around placing three items on a level two Akali – two Rabadon’s Deathcaps, and a Luden’s Echo. The Rabadon’s Deathcaps add 50% Ability Power each and the Luden’s Echo makes spells deal additional splash damage on hit.

When these combine with Akali’s Five Point Strike, the attack deals a staggering 1667 damage to multiple enemies, enough to instantly eliminate most targets. As a result, Akali can almost single-handedly wipe out entire teams before they have a chance to even react.

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Of course, this strategy does rely on being able to acquire the necessary items, requiring a total of five Needlessly Large Rods and a Tear of the Goddess in order to make all three. Even if you get whatever you want at each carousel round, you’re likely to be relying on some fortunate drops from monsters as well.

With so much emphasis put on the Akali, the strategy can also get shut down if she dies too early - as Scarra discovered in the following round, with the enemy Pyke able to land some critical hits early and prevent her from wiping out the team.

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While it’s obviously very situational, it’s certainly worth keeping in mind just how powerful this strategy can be, especially as Akali being a Ninja means she doesn’t necessarily need to fit in with the rest of the composition in order to offer a trait bonus.

It’s still very early days in Teamfight Tactics, and while certain champions or strategies have proven powerful, it seems there are still plenty of creative approaches like this still to be discovered.

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