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Support LIssandra: Freeze their balls off!
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Pros / Cons
Can deal substantial damage
Can hold her own in 1v1s late game
Squishy/ All about positioning
Long Cooldowns (build helps this)
I take my first point in Ring of Frost to give myself both a farming tool and a great early stun. I take the second point in Glacial Path to allow me to initiate harder by using Glacial Path into Ring of Frost. Then, just for a library of attacks, i put my third level in Ice Shard.
I max Ring of Frost first because it gives you the massive root and the root duration increases at each level, as well as the cooldown reducing. I then max Glacial Path for its usefulness in initiations and jukes. Of course, i level Frozen Tomb every chance i get. Lastly, i level Ice Shard last, but put an early point in it because its initial damage and harassment, let alone farm.
Early Game Items
My build is focused around being useful to your team, while being able to dive in, root enemies, and GTFO. I start Lissandra with a Faerie Charm, 2 sight wards, a Vision Ward, and health pot, and rushing a Sightstone. Sightstone is great because it saves you money on wards and gives you a much needed HP buff. Rushing into the Morellonomicon prevents mana problems, Boots of Swiftness gives speed.
Next, let me talk about Frozen Mallet. People are very critical when it comes to frozen mallet. Lissandra has a lot of CC, but you can never have too much. I find it infinitely useful to have the slow on your basic attacks as well. It also gives you more health, which is always good. If you don't agree with me on Frozen Mallet, then don't buy it, it's that simple, but try it first. Now you have another choice to make, which part of the mallet to get first. Getting Giant's Belt as the first part of your frozen mallet will give you more sustain, while Phage will give you more offense. Either way will lead you well into mid game.
Mid/Late Game Items
Heading into your Mid/late game will be finishing your Frozen Mallet for more health and a basic attack slow, followed by Shard of True Ice for its gold and active. Upgrading to Ruby Sightstone gives you another free ward and more health, and Rylai's Crystal Scepter gives more slow and health. Once your team is pushed and has the enemy defending, you can choose to sell your Ruby Sightstone for more useful items late game. You can finish the game with a Twin Shadows for it's movement speed and magic resist. As always, though, change your late game items depending how the game is going, but items such as the ones listed here give a good amount of AP and defense, let alone usefulness as a support. And ward. for the love of god get some wards.
Overall, this build (without wards) costs just under 15000 Gold.
As far as your ADC goes, I like really mobile characters with Lissandra. My favorites are Quinn and Ashe (ironic much?) because your slow can let them do so much damage, and their speed and range lets them chase for the kill. Never miss an opportunity to Frozen Tomb the enemy ADC if you know yours can get the kill. And with characters like Ashe and Quinn, your ult is the perfect amount of time to finish someone.
6-You will Killsteal. Maybe not on purpose, but it will happen
5-You have to have a ballsy ADC. If they aren't going to finish people, there's no point in you being there.
4-Cooldowns are bad, luckely, this is tackled in this guide.
3-Squishy early game and going into mid game.
2-You WILL get focused in teamfights. That is why it is YOUR job to disrupt as much as possible, then GTFO
1- Everyone is playing her- At the time of this writing, i have tried to play her at least 10 more times and had someone beat me to her. And when you do get her, people are surprised your supporting and think your trolling. Just do what i do, show them with your actions how good she is.
Thank you for reading my guide, and hopefully you will enjoy Support Lissandra as much as I have.