Lissandra General Guide by Mafilix
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Introduction to Lissandra:
Lissandra is a CC oriented burst mage that resides primarily in the mid lane, but can also venture top if you know how to play her. She relies on her massive damage and great escapes to roam and pick up kills. Picking up kills in lane is slightly harder with Lissandra, but like any burst mage, still completely possible.
She excels at isolating targets and bursting them down, then ulting to escape all the repercussion damage when her team swoops in. Lissandra is an incredibly fun champion to play, and if you haven't gotten a chance to yet, I recommend it immediately.
Lissandra’s magic twists the pure power of ice into something dark and terrible. With the force of her black ice, she does more than freeze – she impales and crushes those who oppose her. To the terrified denizens of the north, she is known only as “The Ice Witch.” The truth is much more sinister: Lissandra is a corruptor of nature who plots to unleash an ice age on the world.
Centuries ago, Lissandra betrayed her tribe to evil creatures, known as the Frozen Watchers, in return for power. That was the last day that warm blood ran through her veins. With her corrupted tribesmen and the strength of the Watchers, she swept across the land like a terrible blizzard. As her empire spread, the world grew colder and ice choked the land. When the Watchers were defeated by ancient heroes, Lissandra did not lose faith and swore to prepare the world for their return.
Lissandra worked to purge all knowledge of the Watchers from the world. Using magic to take human form, she masqueraded as numerous seers and elders. Over the course of generations, she rewrote the stories of the Freljord, and so the history of its people changed. Today the fragmented retellings of the Watchers are seen as children’s tales. But this deception wasn’t enough – Lissandra also needed an army.
She set her sights on the noble Frostguard tribe. Lissandra knew corrupting the Frostguard would take centuries, and so she launched her greatest deception. She murdered and stole the identity of the Frostguard leader. Then she slowly began to warp the tribe’s proud traditions. When her human form grew old, she faked her own death and then murdered her successor to steal her identity. With each generation, the Frostguard grew more insular, cruel and twisted. Today, the world still sees them as a noble and peaceful tribe that guards against evil creatures like the Ice Witch. In truth, they now serve the witch and long for the glorious return of the Watchers.
Lissandra knows that on that day nations will fall and the world will be reborn in ice.
“Close your eyes and let the cold take you.” - Lissandra
Max Q first, pretty standard. I recommend maxing Ring of Frost second, for better burst, taking Glacial Path at lvl 2 for utility. If you feel confident taking Ring of Frost early can make for an early kill, because of the ridiculous ap ratios, but if the jungler ganks, good luck. :)
Great at roaming
Tons of CC
Lots of utility with
Mana hungry if you don't wait for your passive
Doesn't have a lot of poke until you get your q maxed
Secret Quest: Battle for Freljord
"The event begins a seemingly random length of time after the following conditions have been met, and can only occur once per game:
PENDING FOR TEST: There must only be one Freljordian leader per team. Having 2 or more will not cause the event to work.
The champions involved must have a sum of 20 kills + assists. (ex: Sejuani has 3 kills and 17 assists. Adding them equals an exact 20.)
After a few seconds of meeting the said requirements, the event will occur. The champions involved will say a unique quote at the start and end of the event.
The victor will be given a permanent buff called, Queen of the Freljord, and an ice crown floating above her head." League WIKI
The Champions involved with this are:
This is a really cool hidden quest similar to Kha'Zix and Rengar's. This would be something awesome to try in a custom game, and if you can do it in a regular 5v5, props to you. :)
Lissandra is an amazing, fun champion to play, and if you haven't tried her yet, go right ahead. (She's free this week.) If you have success stories to share, send them to me, or post them in the comments and I'll put them in the guide. Have fun playing Lissandra, and i hope you enjoyed the guide. Later.