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Kassadin Build Guide by Jargo

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Jargo

6.4 TANKADIN - SO FAR 4/5 WINS, KDA 4.65

Jargo Last updated on March 7, 2016
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Ability Sequence

2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key W
3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 0

5/
Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 12

5/
Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
1/
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
5/
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 18



Threats to Kassadin with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Tryndamere Start pressuring him as soon as laning phase starts. Keep going in for aa+Ws so he can't build up crit for free. When he ults you ult away. Then go back in to finish him. Choose your fights!
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Tankadin in Action


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How it came to this

Hey guys, welcome to my Tank-Kassadin guide.

First I want to tell you how I got the idea for this build:
I recently got demoted from Diamond after a bunch of very frustrating matches at 0 LP.
I had been playing a bit of top lane tank Akali, better known as "Tankali", in normals and thought I might as well try that in ranked.

Long story short, I won my lane 4/5 times, ended the game on a positive KDA each time, and still lost all 5 matches on 0 LP.
Don't get me wrong, I know that others play her to some success but I just felt she wasn't my kind of playstyle, especially in this ******* Janna-meta - You jump on the ADC, they jump away, you jump again, get ****blocked by the supp, you do it again and there's a freakin' Nautilus infront of you and you die a miserable death without accomplishing much.

So I thought about what makes Akali strong, and who could do her job better.
I needed someone with a bit more utility and a safe escape, but it had to be someone extremely mobile like Akali.

If you had to say who the most mobile champion in the game is, 9 out of 10 times you would say Kassadin with his 5 second flash. And here's the problem. I had NEVER played Kassadin before, so I just did a couple of normals with a build vaguely similar to Akali's.

The more I played the more it seemed to me that tank Kassa is almost easier to play than Tankali, or at least far more forgiving if you jump in, since you can just jump back out 4 seconds later, and almost noone is able to kill a tank in that time.

I realized that this might actually have some potential, and the more I looked into the champion itself - his mobility, item synergy and the fact that in his W he has an aa reset - the more I thought that this could be my fast way back to Diamond.


Anyway, please give it a try before you judge. If you do, I guarantee that it'll be fun.
And you'll be surprised at the amount of damage you can dish out through that thick skin of
legendary Tankadin.