So most of us know how Akali was dominating and was considered OP. Then she got multiple nerfs (bonus stats from shroud removed, R range reduced, Q mark no longer is triggered by E).
Thing is that I think the E - Q connection nerf was too much. Right now Q deals more damage in the second part, but it is quite difficult to trigger the mark because Akali has slow attack speed and quite slow/long attack completion time.
I think Riot should return the E mark triggering or increase the time Akali finishes her auto attack.