Kassadin Build Guide by jaresque9189
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Hey everyone! I decided to make a build for the new Kassadin, so i hope you all enjoy it!
Lets not waste any time though, so lets go!
Its pretty typical for poeple to play this way, flash and ignite are tough to not play with, but if you don't want to, ghost or teleport can replace your flash, and barrier can be used instead of smite in case you feel the need of it, but unless you are vs an ad mid, you most likely wont, as your q now gives a magic shield!
I find my 21-0-9 masteries to work best for me. i understand others will use other things, and i actually think kass can benefit from anything, as he has a squishy start, so feel free to experiment!
Manamune/Muramana vs Boots late game
Now we get to the part that probably will throw off a ton of people.
Why take Muramana/Manamune, and lose Boots of all things?
Simple really, your kassadin! At all ranks, your ult costs 65/150/300/600/then 1200 based off stack ammount. With the 3 second cooldown too, its almost a given your going to be able to spam, especially after you get Seraph's. Also, your ult now does bonus damage off of your mana, so getting higher will increase it.
"well why not replace some OTHER item instead of boots?" because kassadin is already mobile enough, and you don't want to lose out on either mana or ap.
try it out some time at least, i promise, you wont be disappointed with the 1500+ burst damage you will get just from having manamune!
Normally, you'd see some tips on laning, but its just a bother. do what you would typically do to lane, farm it up, poke with q, avoid as much damage as possible, wait til 6 before trying to fight, cuz you'll probably lose. BAD.
After 6, little changes, except that now you can actually try trading or all in-ing your lane opponent, cuz you got mobi now.
you also, as the most mobile mage ASSASSIN in the game, can do ganks to other lanes, both to feed yourself on your enemy team's players, and to help push other lanes.
Post laning phase
Gank ALL THE LANES!
What, though there was going to be something else? nope. stay with your team, your a squishy mofo. go get kills, go get your team fed, and stay alive. you also can't really split all that well without lichbane at least ANYWAYS, so yeah.
alright, so a teamfight broke out, or is about to!
STAY THE HELL AWAY!
"wait what? why would i, my team needs me!" Yup, they do, but if your caught, entire team just lost that teamfight, stay out. wait for enemies' adc/apc isn't surrounded by his/her tanks. in meantime, stack up your ult really quick, but don't go above 2 stacks, then pop on in. burst down ADC as fast as possible, because your q provides a MAGIC DAMAGE shield. if your team is still winning teamfight, go for the APC or squishy support now. If your team is dieing, or losing, or if you are near dead, ult away, and don't stop ulting away until you are safe or can't ult anymore.
Are you a coward? Maybe. But a living coward is somewhat better for your team than an ace for the enemy team.
Rinse, repeat as much as possible until you win or lose.
Thats it, my Kass guide! Hope you can make good use of it, and feel free to comment with any concerns you may have with the guide.
p.s. you have lost the game.