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Kassadin Build Guide by Seby88

How to actually play Kassadin

By Seby88 | Updated on November 21, 2018
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Choose Champion Build:

  • LoL Champion: Kassadin
    Kassadin, the ultimate hunter
  • LoL Champion: Kassadin
    Kassadin, the ultimate ganger

Runes:

Domination
Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter

Sorcery
Gathering Storm
Absolute Focus
Bonus:

+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Heal

Heal

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Middle Lane
Ranked #25 in
Middle Lane
Win 52%
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Ability Order

Threats & Synergies

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Ideal Synergies

Attention

PLEASE READ THE NOTES

ALL THE INFORMATIONS ARE FOR SEASON 9

I WILL UPDATE THIS GUIDE OVER THE TIME. I WILL EVEN MAKE A SPECIAL CHAPTER WHERE I WILL PUT ALL THE INFO ANY COMMENTS ASKS FOR. LIKE INFO FOR SPECIFIC SCENARIOS
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Introduction

Welcome to the true Kassadin guide
In this guide I will be explaining my play stile and also how you can become a better out of the meta Kassadin player.
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Runes

Ah, yes, the runes.
Now, most people use fleet foot work on Kassadin, but I really don't find it useful.

Let's get to this guide's rune, shall we?
Starting off with the main rune, the one and only Dark Harvest(DH).
In season 9 the DH is completely different. Once an enemy champion is below 50% health, any of dmg you apply to that enemy will be increased by an 36 physical (at 0 stacks) an it will harvest their soul, permanently increasing the dmg. By the way, there is no stack limitations the base cooldown is 40s but it resets on takedowns. So in other words, do a **** ton of dmg to enemy's below 50%

Sudden Impact will always activate when you use Riftwalk.

Eyeball collection will give you additional AP.

Ultimate Hunter will make Riftwalk have an even lower CD.

As we all know, Triumph is a very good rune.

Coup de grace will just increase the DH dmg.
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Items

In season 9 you will want to take Spelltheif's Edge, Because of Kassadin's pokes you will earn a lot of gold there for you will have an item advantage

Tear has to be the first item you buy when you recall, because charging it will take a lot of time, and if you play right when you first back you will have more then enough gold.(play stile below)

I suggest you firstly buy Swiftness Boots before you buy the Sheen, or maybe you can can buy them both if your farming was almost perfect.

I normally Rush Lich Bane first so I can do a lot of dmg.

I secondly go Luden's Echo because the charge is very op, but if you prefer you can go with Rod of Ages because it does take 10 minutes for it to become very op.

Once tear is fully charged buy the Manamuna. As soon as you buy it, it will transform into the Muramana. the Muramana is good on Kassadin because it empowers every ability of his.

I personally never got to buying the Archangle's Staff because the game ended.
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Farming

For Farming there isn't much to say, just try to get an perfect farm use W if your about to miss a farm
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Play Style

Start the game with Q so you can poke your enemy every time he gets close or try's to farm

Take W secondly use it on you enemy every time you are close enough to replenish your mana

You should max out W for the maximum dmg output, if the enemy tends to run from you a lot, max out e secondly so they can't run, if the enemy does quite some dmg and is a ap based champ max q.

I normally get level 11 very early, like around 11 minutes, and that is when I first Recall.

Now then, in early game, the enemy will be under heavy pressure because of your constant poking and (95% of the time) full health, so you might get ganged a lot. But for Kassadin is no problem, you will be able to pick up at least a kill if not a doublekill and still be alive, Witch will put even more pressure on your enemy.

When you want to kill a squishy enemy try to pop up behind a wall or out of a bush using your R, followed up by a Q, then another R to get in range of your E and hen just pop W. If they are below 50% health they will die from just one W maybe another R if they have Heal.

When being chased by one enemy, wait for your Q and W o be up. Then Q the enemy R to get in range E them and then nuke them aka use W.
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Kassadin Jungle

Now the play style of Kass in the Jungle is no different, you just take 2 different items.
But his gangs are illegally OP

Also if you want you can change the Jungle item later in the game for a Luden's Echo
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Team Work

I'll be honest, Kassadin does not work well in team fights, mostly because he can get kills. Reason being You will be doing all the dmg and you ally's will take the kills. And because your mobility your team wont be able to keep up with you and you might have to 1v4 (your enemy laner doesn't count because he was already dead from the start).
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