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Build Guide by Ranger4290

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Ranger4290

Faster hits...More Kills

Ranger4290 Last updated on November 15, 2010
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Ability Sequence

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





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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


Well this is my first build, so I'll do the best I can. Comments and criticisms are always welcome.... fire away!

Summoner spells are totally up to you; these two are my personal favorite for Kassadin. I would say Cleanse is my backup option (I'm just not good at popping it and getting out alive).


As far as Skill sequence I think it is important to level upNull Sphere a couple of times in the early levels for the added damage output on the harassing/silence field.
After level 6 I max outForce Pulse ASAP because that is Kass' primary nuke.


This build is fairly similar to many of the other Kassadin builds I've read on this site, the biggest difference involves the emphasis on attack speed. Probably the biggest thing ignored about Kassadin is that his attack does a pretty fair amount of damage too. I understand there are a handful of other hybrid builds that focus on getting AD as well as AP, but from my experience using one or twoNashor's Tooth is a great way to do more damage, as well as cast spells faster and harder. The added damage bonus ofLich Bane is nothing to scoff at either, especially since end game you'll always be casting spells within 2 seconds.

Mejai's Soulstealer
Awesome item choice, but I usually only spend the time to get it if I have a great start to the game.


As most of you know already, Kassadin is very good at harassing casters, and with a minimal cooldown onRiftwalk,
he is perfect for chasing/slowing, or even porting out of combat and into the safety of the jungle.

Erosbrought up a good point I missed my first time through - boots. They are pretty flexible based on your play-style.

  • Mercury's Treads are what I go for whenever the enemy team is pretty AP/Disable heavy
  • Ninja Tabi are for the other extreme when there is a lot of physical dmg coming in, helps Kass' survivability
  • When the team's don't have a clear emphasis on one type of damage, or if you just want more damage output, Sorcerer's Shoes are the best choice. I'm thinking the attack speed of Beserker's Greaves may also be helpful, but I have yet to try them with this build

Thanks for reading, let me know what you think!

Edit 11/15/10: I put lvl 2 skill into nether blade. This allows me to stay in lanes longer with the little bit of mana drain from it. Also Force Pulse drains way too much mana before level 6 or so...so it's worth waiting on a point in that until lvl 4