Not Updated For Current Season
This build is for the more... greedy kassadin players, OR the players whom like a bit more oomph in their rift walk ;). This isn't a MID build.
This build is unlike MOST others because it actually lets you get into fights rather than just chilling and kill stealing.
Initiate then get out, maybe use your E, you may be a tanky kassadin but youll get dominated if you don't leave soon.
Pros / Cons
Pros: Great DPS (even with some tank items) Great survivability, Great CC.
Cons: Easily shut down early game, Expensive build.
Why i chose them? Well the AP should be for obvious reasons... BOOM!!! The health is just another part of building a tanky dps floating purple monster.
Went down utility because of the mana regen mainly but the improved tele and bottom mastery both help a lot with jumping around the map.
1: Starting items: Nothing more useful to start with IMO.
2: Grabbing smore items: You should be able to get AT LEAST a sap crystal and swifties, if not you're getting zone controlled. These items just help with laning.
3: In soviet Russia items are grabbing me: Giant's belt and maybe a chain armor. Laning help.
4: BBB!!!: Should be getting sun fire. Probably team fight time. Massive AOE helps.
5: Insert clever name here: Grab a needless. Make your abilities deal even more damage? WHY NOT?!?!?!?!?
6: I give up: Grab zhonya's. Life saver. Pop it when u have that ignite on you and your far away from rest of enemies.
7: GRAB: Get another needless. See number 5.
8: COOLER THAN COOL: Grab frozen heart. Nice armor and better mana/cdr.
9: RABADABADOO: Get your d-cap. See 7.
10: I'm big: Buy your giant's. People are scared of you when you have massive health.
11: UPGRADE!!!: Get your rylai. See 9.
Q Is a great harass, w siphons mana, great for back dooring and such, e is your killer ability here, spam w (low mana cost and low cd) and r to get it up and then just smash peoples faces in. R is just a great synergizer with sun fire and rylai's.
Personal preference, other viable ones are clarity, flash, ghost and sometimes heal.