[NEW SEASON 12 - 12.9 UPDATED!!] - The MIDLANE ICE QUEEN OF DEATH!
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
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+8 Magic Resist
Champion Build Guide
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|You will always want to take Flash when playing as Lissandra. Without Flash, adding this to her already mobile kit allows you to lock down combos or escape with ease. Flash and Ignite are my preferred Summoners because they allow me to get early kills pre-6 if you play aggressive enough. This in turn gives me an early power spike, which can lead to first blood and a potential snowball. Ignite also increases your kill pressure in the worse of matchups and allows you to 1v2 early ganks while procing Electrocute.|
|Flash is taken as your primary escape summoner and is works tremendously well on champions that have an escape mechanism already built into their kit like Lissandra. Flash allows you to make fantastic escapes, or to get in range for your E+W Combo in teamfights.|
|Ignite suits my Lissandra playstyle due to the high burst it offers with Electrocute early game. It offers additional kill pressure, turn around potential and will help me get ahead in lane early.|
|Teleport offers Lissandra great map control and global pressure. She can use it to get back to lane and help her allies get kills around the map. Teleport is also good for countering ganks or matching roams. Having Teleport also adds great objective pressure with Lissandra having strong lockdown built into her ultimate.|
|Lissandra’s build depends on a few different things. She is very versatile so you can build a lot of different items on her.|
|Liandry's AnguishIs the recommended Mythic for Lissandra. It gives her mana, haste, a great amount of AP and allows her abilities to deal burn damage. It is a good item for Lissandra, and will be very beneficial in team fights/early trades in lane. Being able to poke from afar and constantly proc this allows you to slowly burn down your enemy laner.|
|Sorcerer's Shoes give you extra pen and movement speed. Penetration is so important on Mages including Lissandra. It is also very good versus tanky team comps, especially combined with Liandry's Anguish. If the enemy has lots of CC or lots of AP champions, Mercury's Treads is preferred, this is fantastic with Lissandra and her escape mechanism. It's great being able to have reduced stun duration along with her E/R + Flash for enhanced mobility.|
|For your next item, you’ll need to go Zhonya's Hourglass. It offers you extra protection against high burst champions like assassins and will help save your life in team fights. It also has good synergy with your Ultimate Frozen Tomb which can prolong your life enough in teamfights to allow peel and disengage. This item is an integral buy for Lissandra due to its extreme synergy.|
|Cosmic Drive is a great item that offers movement along with ability haste. It is good on Lissandra because it helps her to run down low life enemies or to kite away potential threats in a 2v1 scenario. Rylai's Crystal Scepter is an option also as Lissandra has high mobility in her kit. It synergises well and allows her to heavily slow the enemies. If you need to, you can also go for a Morellonomicon to reduce the enemies healing depending on the matchup.|
|Your next item is Void Staff. The extra pen will come in handy versus teams and champions that are building a heavy amount of Magic Resistance. It is also a crucial buy due to Liandires offering no Penetration and only Ability Haste as its Mythic Bonus.|
|For your final item, you should go Rabadon's Deathcap. It will heavily increase your AP thanks to the raw and Passive stats it provides, buying this late allows you to have your highest potential Ability Power. In the late game, it will also heavily increase your damage output and make you a huge threat.|
|If faced against an Assassin Midlane then Crown of the Shattered Queen is a must buy on Lissandra! This item works unbelievably well when used correctly with your Ultimate, adding survivability, great burst, movement speed and damage. This would be swapped out instead of Liandries or Ludens.|
|Arcane Comet is a viable rune for toplane or support along with Aftershock. This is due to the nature of the champions you will be against - Yone, Fiora, Camille, Tahm Kench, Malphite, Irelia etc...These champions are mostly melee and having Arcane Comet allows you to consistently punish them and poke them for trying to CS or trade any kind of damage! Aftershock allows you to play a lot more utility based focusing on slows and stuns with a more tanky low risk playstyle. Sadly both of these runes fall off late game unless you have a solid team around you to support and help along the way.|
|Electrocute is a great keystone on Lissandra in the early game. Once you get level 3 you can do a crazy amount of damage with a E+W+Q Combo. Electrocute offers a lot of additional burst damage, while Summon Aery or Arcane Comet only offer poke, these runes don't offer her much in relation to lane pressure as Lissandra has quite low range for a mage. Electrocute is great throughout the game, even into late.|
|Taste of Blood is a great rune for Lissandra. It offers her extra sustain and survivability in lane which allows you to stay longer without recalling.|
|Eyeball Collection is a solid rune for Lissandra as it gives her additional AP. Lissandra can aquire these stacks quite easily as she has great kill pressure and lane control.|
|The last domination rune to take on Lissandra is Ultimate Hunter. This works very well on her due to the amount of impact her ultimate offers teamfights. Having her Ultimate on a low cooldown helps increase the threat she offers.|
For your secondary rune tree, Sorcery with Scorch and Manaflow Band is preferred. Scorch helps with early game poke and is very underrated, while Manaflow Band helps deepen your mana pool as the game progresses - this helps you trade aggressively and not have to worry about going OOM once you have a Lost Chapter
|When an enemy champion dies near Lissandra they become a Frozen Thrall. Frozen Thralls slow nearby enemies and then, after a delay, shatter from the intense cold, dealing magic damage to nearby targets.|
|Lissandra Throws a spear of ice that shatters when it hits an enemy, dealing magic damage and slowing Movement Speed. Shards pass through the target, dealing the same damage to other enemies hit.|
|Lissandra Freezes nearby enemies in ice, dealing magic damage and rooting them.|
|Lissandra creates an ice claw that deals magic damage. Reactivating this ability transports [Lissandra]] to the claw's current location.|
Every champion has some pros and cons, and Lissandra is no exception.
★ Can be played multiple lanes with a variety of runes. She can be built full damage or off-tank.
★ Although this guide only focused on Lissandra in 1 role, she can be played in multiple positions - support, midlane, toplane and even APC.
★ Very strong CC and impact in teamfights due to her Frozen Tomb.
★ Hard to lock down due to her hyper mobility and slows.
★ Very good engage pick with strong burst damage when built correctly.
★ Can roam and help with objectives/other lanes due to her E.
★ Melee champs have a very difficult time against her .
★ Low health early and can be punished for it.
★ Low range compared to that of other mages.
★ A failed combo can easily be abused.
★ Low damage if not built correctly.
★ Doesn't scale into late game as effectively as other mages.
★ Very team reliant as all of her abilities are CC focused.
★Conclusion and Final thoughts!★
Lissandra is an excellent mage that excels in teamfights, she can do wonders to set up her team and herself up for success. While she does have certain limitations with her early low damage, short range and her low carry potential, she more than makes up for it with her tremendous CC/lockdown and her ability to be useful to the team even if she falls behind. Lissandra is a champion that a team can rely on for strong engages and picks to help setup teamfights. Take control of the Ice Queen of Death, learn to harness her frosty touch and send enemies straight to the Frost Tomb while laughing in LP gains.