Kassadin Build Guide by Onikenshin
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How much gold??
Just a simple guide for your twisted treeline AD kassadin for fun. It completely works with the downsides being you need tons of gold. But hey, can't put a price on fun can you!?
You're gonna want to start at Golems with your nifty skirmisher blade. Alternatively you could grab machete and a dagger to clear a bit faster. You are going to need to be careful vs enemy jungler. Just check the bush and when you are a little a way into your wolf, the second stop, you wanna use vision on that bush just to make sure.
I like to stay by the wall when using E to kill a camp so the enemy bottom laner or even the jungler cannot see the little wave.
You're gonna want Tear before you finish your jungle item but it's a good idea to grab brutalizer as soon as possible. The tear is gonna let you keep chucking the R early on until you can get manamune.
All of your damage early is going to come from that Trinity Force. Time your sheen proc perfectly to maximize your damage. When in trouble just bail out with R.
Manamune is going to give you scaling damage throughout the game as well as a large mana pool, both of which you are going to need late game to make serious plays. You should probably grab a vampiric scepter as you wait for that stack of gold to finish off your manamune.
Bork is really when you start to destroy the opposition. You will have sufficient sustain and attack speed to destroy their squishies. Coordinate with your team to get CC on the big targets so you can get in the back line.
I have found you can easily burst down the squishier AP champions such as Veigar.
Just remember to secondary initiate or take an opportunity to poke. A veigar got too close to me and I dropped on him taking him well below half health before his team arrived and he dropped his stun which I evaded with my R. We won the fight easily.
You will also have the advantage in taking out somebody separated from their team if they are squishy. Clockman came in from the back to drop a bunch of bombs on us. I simply rift walked onto his face and delivered a nice W and caught up to him with my E and bork active. Turned around and went after their kha.
It will take forever to get to this point with items. You will start to fall off mid game but come back HUGE late game. Gank a lot as a jungler and get a kill lead. If you help your teammates have dominance of their lanes the game will go a lot easier for you as you will be raking in gold.
It's been quite a bit of fun with using this build. Even losing games you just utterly take out tanks and squishies alike provided you can DPS long enough. That W passive just seems like penetration to their armor even though it isn't :P