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League of Legends Build Guide Author ricepattyhat

PLAY KASS LIKE A BOSS

ricepattyhat Last updated on June 5, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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





Not Updated For Current Season

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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

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

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

This is my very first Mobafire build and i felt neccassary to share with you guys all my tips to become a GODLY kassadin. When i started off playing him on free weeks, i had little success and i felt he was completely under powered but later on, after 200 games of playing kassadin, my experience taught me the right way to build him and most importantly his role in the game.


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Pros and Cons

Pros:
-incredible maneuverability
-escape artist
-fast nuker
-Chase pro like a bro
-make squishies RageQuit
- FUN TO PLAY
-Tower diving- easy
-KASS CUTS THEM LIKE CHEEEESE.
-PRO KS-ER

Cons:
-Very squishy all game
-No sustain damage
-Cannot nuke down tanky teams
-Needs to be farmed and fed to be effective
-Teamates might call you ks, but you need the kills (trust bro :P)


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Runes

NOW LET ME EXPLAIN TO YOU HOW KASS ROCK HIS RUNES



Greater Mark of Insight: IS A MUST HAVE. PENETRATION > AP

Greater Seal of Vitality. Greater Seal of Vitality: even though kass has ulti, he still needs health for survivability so you dont have to stack health items on him.

Greater Glyph of Force: Yes when there's no PEN YOU GO AP BRO!

Quintessence of Insight: YES PENETRATION, YOULL BE SURPRISED HOW MAGICAL IT WORKS.

At earlier levels, youl'l be having 15 magical penetration have of what a normal mid would have (30) which means youll be doing 10% MORE DAMAGE ON ALL OF YOUR ABILITIES (30/130 - 15/115)


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Masteries

9-0-21 NORMAL CASTER SETUP SHOULD BE SELF EXPLANATORY, NOTHING FANCY

YOU REALLY DO NEED THAT EXTRA 15% DAMAGE ON YOUR ABILITIES AND THAT MANA REGEN, GOLD, BUFF DURATION, COOLDOWN REDUCTION AND MOVEMENT SPEED IS PERFECT FOR KASSADIN.


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SUMMONERS

MANY PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME, RICEPATTYHAT, WHY DO YOU USE CLEANSE AND IGNITE? WHAT ABOUT CLEANSE? WHY NOT FLASH? OR HEAL? OR TELEPORT?


WELL THE ANSWER IS, IM A VERY AGGRESIVE PLAYER AND IGNITE IS A MUST ON KASSADIN, 90% TIME I NEED IGNITE TO FINISH MY ENEMIES OFF AND 100% I GET FIRST BLOOD WITH IGNITE. WHEN A KASSADIN DOESNT HAVE IGNITE, I CAN TELL ITS A NEWBIE.



THIS SKILL IS THE ONE THATS GOING TO SAVE YOUR CARELESS ***, IF YOU HAVE PLAYED KASSADIN BEFORE, THEN YOU WOULD KNOW THE ONLY WAY TO KILL HIM IS CC AND NUKE, THAT'S ALL. CLEANSE + ULTI = UNKILLABLE, SIMPLE AS THAT.



EW. KASSADIN IS A NUKER, NOT A DEFENDER. YOU NEED TO SCARE YOUR OPPONENTS AND WHAT DOES TELEPORT DO? NOTHING, A WASTED SUMMONER SKILL, GET BETTER BOOTS BRO. KASSADIN SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO DEFEND,LOOK AT THIS SITUATION: TELEPORTS TO MID TOWER, "OH HI KASSADIN, NOW IM GOING TO GO B" THEN THIS "WALKS, HIDES IN BUSH, NUKES, KILL"


OH RICEPATTYHAT! I LOVE FLASH, WELL FLASH SUCKS ON KASSADIN, WHY?

1. YOU HAVE YOUR ULTI, DONT BE STUPID AND ABUSE IT
2. WHEN YOUR CAUGHT IN CC, FLASH WONT SAVE YOU CLEANSE WILL

CLEANS > FLASH UNLESS YOUR PLAYING DRAFT RACE


OH RICEPATTYHAT! HEAL! HEAL! NO. HEAL SUCKS, NO SKILL, YOU NEED CLEANSE, WHEN YOU GET CCed YOU CANT HEAL = YOUR DEAD. AND NO, YOUR NOT SUPPORT, DONT HEAl TEAMMATES. WHY WOULD YOU EVEN ASK THAT MAN.


KASSADIN EATS MANA SO CLARE? NO AGAIN. cleanse and ignite thats all you need, dont abuse you mana, spam your skills, waste your Force Pulse, mana regen + Tears + Golem should be enough, you should never be the one to spam all your abilities and ultis at the enemies.


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Abilities


Your passive is alright i guess, 15% is not much but at least it's 15% magic damage not physical lol, because you should never die to a physical carry



NOW THIS SKILL IS HIS BREAD AND BUTTER, <3 THIS ****. you silence, you damage, but it has like a 0.5 second travel time so when you last hit and enemy and walk the other way, you can see it slowly hovering in for the kill. you should really take into consideration who you silence (Katarina, Fiddles, Malzhar, Annie, Veigar) all the nuky casters (make sure to interrupt ultis for your team), let them sit and auto attack.



This is alright, master it last because the mana regen wont do much since you wouldnt really be autoattacking a whole lot and the armor penetration is like a WTF thing to me




NULLSPHERE + THIS = ****. This slows and damages + silence and damage = death. This should always be combined with your nullshpere. I also like using this on the caster minions and then rift walk into them for a nice amount of gold. OR AUTO attack all of them till x health then use this to farm.




This is the only thing that makes kassadin so special, after playing him for so long, sometimes i imagine i have this skill on my other champs only to realize i dont, and i need to use flash :( This skill helps you escape, chase down, or just surprise your enemy. The damage is not shockingly large but once you have the golem buff you can stack it with its self to nuke the enemy. ( i prefer 5 stacks if you have the mana = over 600-800 damage)


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Items

CORE:

THESE items are all very important


Sorcerer's Shoes: WHY? because PEN + PEN + PEN = ignore resists and nuke the hellll out of them

Mejais soul stealer: OH YES you will be getting a lot of stacks on these babies, if your doing well 20 stacks at 16, or not you should have at least 15 by 16 from all your ***its because kassadin hardly ever dies. 160 ap with 1235gold, PERFECT>

Banshees: Your only tool needed for survivability, some nice amounts of health, really nice mana that procs your Archangle staff, the magic resist and most of all the shield <3 because you can only die from annoying surprises like eve's stun or malzhar's surpress, when they pop your shield, jsut simply RIftwalk away.

Archangle Staff: YOU NEED MANA, YOU NEED AP, YOU HAVE MANA TO TURN INTO AP, GOOD JOB.

Deathcap: From its title YES, DEATH, AP stack x 130% OMG ****ZZZ THATS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD. I truly love ap.



Why not Lich Bane, Deathfire Grasp or Rod of Ages you ask?




Because... They really have no place with kassadin.


Lich Bane: Yes yes it does scale well with his ap stacking, the resist is nice, the movement is fantastic but i really dont think this is viable of kassadin. You should never get too close to even attack the enemy champion (unless its 1 vs 1,) it puts you in a very dangerous situation. It will work if your going Hybrid Kassadin, which is not popular at the moment.


Deathfire Grasp: IS FOR TANKS to nuke down, your job is not to kill tanks, thats kogmaw's job. You need to kill squishy carries and 30% of their health isn't that much.


Rod of Ages: Health, Mana, Ap, NO. I replace this item with Banshees because

1. similar Health and Mana gain
2. You need the shield more
3. You dont want to wait for it to "grow" kassadin NEVER WAITS


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SKILL sequence

I choose to maxNullsphere first because of it's damage and i use the to harrase early game.



ThenForce Pulse to combine with my Nullsphere



Notice i do not put a second pointRiftWalk until level 12 because i wanted to max my Force Pulls first since your Primary damage is from Q and E.



I maxNether Blade last since there really isn't any use for the tiny mana regen and armor pen.


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Early game

Early on you should only focus on farming ALWAYS TAKE MID.

There are usally three cases

1.Really tanky mider (Malphite,Cho-gath, Mordekaiser), or if they are stacking pots (Katarina)

Solution: Just last hit, you likely wouldn't be able to kill them unless a gank

2. Normal Mider

Soultion: from levels 1-4 harras with Q till 1/2 health, dont put too much pressure and dont let them be afraid of you. when your 5 hit them till 300-400 health, dont go below that or they'll back off. At 6 pretend to last hit and when they come close enough immediately Ulti towards them, ForcePulse, Nullshpere and Ignite = First blood Brah.

NEVER GET THEM SCARED OF YOU, THEY WILL HUG THE TOWER AND YOU WONT GET A KILL


3. Super good mider, push the lane really hard

Then in that case, just hug the tower and get exp, dont die. ASK FOR A GANK


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Mid game

Mid game is where i personally think Kassadin has the most dominance.



Just some tips for you guys

-YOU SHOULD NEVER INITAITE
-DONT LET THEM FOCUS YOU
-YOU MUST FOCUS THE SQUISHIES
-DONT GET COCKY
-UNDERSTAND how much RESIST THEY HAVE




Sometimes what separates a good kassadin from a bad is damage calculation, you have to be exact, take in consideration of their resists. Understand each opponent's play style, are they passive? aggresive? and respond to that. Undertstand the different champions. (example, sion, taric, veigar, maokai) Dont pop in. (tristana, janna, zilean) kill them all!


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Late Game

Late Game really varies

Its either really hard for you or Very easy

Two scenarios

1.They respond to your kills and stack Health/ Resist

Solution: Yeah, your pretty ****ed. Get some Penetration and hope for the Best

2. They are stupid and continues to build full damage

Solution: 1 vs 5 Pentakill them, CUT THEM LIKE CHEEEEESE


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Others

Hey GUYS i WIL BE RECORDING MYSELF AND PUTTING SOME PHOTOS UP! STAY TUNED!


AND MAKE SURE, EVERYTHING IN THIS BUILD SHOULD BE SITUATIONAL, AND NOT IN THIS EXACT ORDER

IF YOUR DOING REALLY REALLY **** DONT GO MEJAIS

IF YOU ARE CC ****ED GET AN EARLY BANSHEE

IF THEY ARE ALL VERY EASY TO KILL, RUSH DEATHCAP

IF THEY ARE ALL VERY TANKY RUSH VOID STAFF


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Photos