Kassadin Build Guide by StartingPlayer
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Hello and welcome to my Kassadin Guide. This is my first Guide so anything that has to be deleted or added please let me know in the comments! Feel free to Listen to this song while you read through my guide. I have played over 200 gams with Kassadin and have recently won 15 games in a row with Kassadin. This guide is to help any beginner/advanced players of him to release his full potential in-game.
Introduction + Items
So to start off I highly suggest you look over the runes and masters and that you have obtained and checked them off.
Here are some Gameplays with Kassadin
Note They should preferably be the same for maximum use of items and gameplay.
So I start with Sapphire Crystal I always take Q for abilities because that is one of Kassadins main damage sources and deals loads of damage early game. Kassadin is an AP Cary, and an Assasin. His Q Null Sphere deals a lot of damage early/mid/late game. His W Nether Blade is basically his sustain during early game since you want to spam your Q at any chance you get. His E Force Pulse Kassadins Slow and nuke early game which takes on charges to actually use the spell, the charges are gained through nearby spell casted around you in a medium range. His R Rift Walk is his main damage source, assassination technique, and escape tactic, it is basically a flash to you can use every 4-6 seconds depending on items and masteries.
First BackI highly suggest you buy a, Health Pots(2) and last but not least....WARDS!!!
Since the Catalyst give you mana,hp, as well as mana and health regen every level it makes for an amazing item to help your sustain in lane. Since Kassadin has no central based escape tactics you NEED to ward to prevent Ganks to result in you dying and losing valuable CS.
Mid GameSo once you have received your Rod of Agesyou now need to focus on getting Lich Blade . Most people tend to focus on Rabadons early but with Kassadin it is a bad mistake so DO NOT BUY IT BEFORE LICH BLADE!!! It does not benefit in a high damage source until late game.
NoteGet Blue Buff as Much as you Can!
Late GameThis is where things tend to get tricky. If you are not at an admirable feed on minions, you will be but hurt a lot. So make sure when you reach level 6 you push mid lane champ out of lane and devour that delicious Minion hoard. You should finish off your build with Rabadons Death CapZhonya's Hour Glass and Deathfire Grasp .
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
Greater Seal of Scaling Health
Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
Is a basic Rune for Ap champs, Deal more damage buy ignoring Magic resist.
Great Seal for squishy champs. More Hp means more fight time and even more time in lane. You may also use Ap seals but are not as effective in team fights.
Regular Ap per level glyphs, extra damage, you essentially need these to deal more and more poking damage early to late game.
Extra Ap early for more poking advantages. Other choices are movement speed quintessences but that are not *** effective as the extra ap.
Pros / Cons
Great Mana Sustain
One of the best assassins in the game
Long Lasting Silence
Ult can kill and escape from enemies
Looks Like a F*cking Boss
Hard to grab CS
CC destroys him
When behind hard to recover
Look like Darth Vader's Ghetto cousin