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Kassadin Build Guide by Aizenvolt

Middle Utility Kassadin [Patch 10.1]

Middle Utility Kassadin [Patch 10.1]

Updated on January 28, 2020
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Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band
Gathering Storm

Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


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Champion Build Guide

Utility Kassadin [Patch 10.1]

By Aizenvolt
My account in LoL is named StunyG(my main account is Aizenvolt but it was banned) and I play in euw. I am now Platinum IV in Solo Queue. In season 7 I ended Platinum II in flex queue and Gold IV in solo queue(midseason I changed to euw from eune and I didnt play enough to climb to platinum I also trolled a little trying to change lanes and learn new champions), in season 6 I ended Platinum III in solo queue and in season 5 I ended Silver I. I main Kassadin and he is my favourite champion. I dont say I am the best Kassadin but I sure have a lot of experience and if you want I can help you be a better Kassadin player. I want to thank my friend Aqua Knight for his help with this guide.
If you want to see my older stats check my eune account on The name is Aizenvolt.
Check his Malzahar Guide if you like Malzahar.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:Guys today(15/3/2018) my account(Aizenvolt in euw) got permanently banned. I have a new account in euw with the name StunyG(it's a lvl 30 account I bought).
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Pros / Cons

+ High mobility.
+ Late game God.
+ He can one shot squishies.
+ He can sustain mana with his Nether Blade.
+ Very good at roaming and ganks.
+ His Null Sphere absorbs ap damage and helps trade with mages.


- Difficult early game.
- He is meele APC meaning you will get alot of easy poke from mages while you farm.
- Needs experience to learn when and how to use Riftwalk.
- If you fall behind early its difficult to come back.
- He needs some games to get used to.

Arcane Comet is a very useful rune. You can poke your opponent out of lane with its damage.

Manaflow Band gives Kassadin mana and restores his mana which is very useful.

Transcendence gives you 10% cd on lvl 10. I know with the item rework you surpass the 40% limit with my build but hear me out. If you play the standard build and buy all the items that give you cd you get 20% more cd than you need but with transcendence your bonus cdr becomes ap and with the standard build you get 40 ap from the 20% cdr that exceeds the limit. Absolute Focus gives you 3-30 ap based on lvl when you are above 70% hp so its useless since you get 40 ap with Transcendence and you dont need Celerity since you have the ult to chase.

Gathering Storm is a great rune for kassadin since he scales extremely well in late game.

Sudden Impact is a very useful rune because it helps you deal more damage and it is especialy useful on Kassadin because he can use it almost every time he uses his ultimate. The rune's cooldown is very low(4 seconds) so the bonus magic penetration will be used to it's fullest with Kassadin.

Ravenous Hunter can help Kassadin stay longer in fights thanks to the sustain it gives. You will be able to get more kills thanks to this rune. I sure have gotten more kills since I started using this rune.
Rod of Ages This item is truly amazing on Kassadin, it has it all, hp mana ap damage and gives you some sustain in lane, a must have on Kassadin. Also it synergizes well with seraph's embrace since seraph's embrace passive gives 3% of your mana as bonus ap.

Zhonya's Hourglass This is also a core item on Kassadin, it gives him armor a lot of ap damage and survivability. This makes him a better assassin since you can go in, delete carry or squishy champs then use zhonyas and get out. Finally with this build you have low cd and when you are out of hourglass stasis at lvl 11 and above you will have a blink ready to get out.

Seraph's Embrace This is my favourite item in game, it works extremely well with Kassadin and his mana needs. It gives him alot of mana, refunds 25% of the mana spent (it helps a lot with his ult when it is fully stacked) and has passive that gives you bonus ap based on your mana. You get 3% of your mana as bonus ap. Finally it gives you a nice shield as an active to help you survive going in a 5 man team to assasinate someone and get out.

Ionian Boots of Lucidity It gives 10% cdr on summoner spells and on abilities.

Rabadon's Deathcap There are no words to describe this item in my opinion a must have in every mages build. I buy this item fifth.

Void Staff Very important item with it you can do alot of damage to tanks. You can take this last if there is one tank or second to last if there are 2 or more.

Lich Bane is an amazing item on kassadin since he can use its passive all the time.

Basic Item Order: Rod of Ages> Ionian Boots of Lucidity> Zhonya's Hourglass> Seraph's Embrace> Rabadon's Deathcap> Lich Bane

Detailed Item Order: Blasting Wand> Catalyst of Aeons> Rod of Ages> Tear of the Goddess> Boots> Sheen> Ionian Boots of Lucidity> Fiendish Codex> Zhonya's Hourglass> Lost Chapter> Archangel's Staff> Rabadon's Deathcap> Lich Bane

You can get Catalyst of Aeons before Blasting Wand if you have trouble staying in lane from the poke.
Summoner Spells
Ignite A very useful spell in lane it gives you kill potential. A good choice if you want an early lead.

Flash A good spell that can help you to survive easier on laning phase. You can use it offensively closing the gap between you and your opponent and defensively to escape a difficult situation where your ult isn't enough to save you. You can also do the flash ult combo where you increase the range of your ultimate with flash. This can help you surprise the opponent since he will think he is out of range. I have gotten many kills with this combo.

Teleport I prefer this spell instead of Ignite because it can help you more in late game(where kassadin shines) than Ignite you can use it to get back to lane faster, do a flank teleporting to a ward behind enemy team and killing backline or you can use it to do a backdoor to end the game. This spell can also help you survive laning phase since you will get a lot of poke pre 6 and with teleport you can get back to base and return without losing any or almost any cs.

Cleanse Don't take Cleanse versus Malzahar it doesn't work on his ult.
Early Game
This is where you are the most vulnerable, without Riftwalk you are easy to get ganked and die. At least thats what everyone thinks. I mean these are some of the facts but it's not that bad. I have taken kills with Kassadin pre 6 many times and I think your early game depends on how experienced you are with Kassadin. I remember my first game with Kassadin I lost against Soraka mid. Funny thing really, and now I can sometimes beat yasuo who is one of the hard matchups(atleast most of the people say it's hard) for Kassadin. Listen guys we aren't born pros but with practice and experience we all get better. So trust me when I say this, when you play enough games with Kassadin early game won't seem so hard in fact I find early game fun to play most of the time. Now what you should do in early game is farm poke and see if you can get early kills with the jungler help. After 6 roam when you can(after clearing your minions) and help other lanes, also if you have teleport watch if you can teleport in other lanes to help take kills.
Mid Game
This is where you begin to do some serius damage you have Zhonya's Hourglass your Rod of Ages is almost almost fully stacked or fully stacked and you have Seraph's Embrace. In this stage of the game you must focus on taking towers and objectives help the lanes that need help and try to snowball the game. In team fights focus squishy targets and dont go in if you aren't sure your team will have your back. Don't spam Riftwalk for no reason because you will lose your mana and you wont be able to escape, use your Riftwalk wisely. My last advice for the mid game is that you do whatever you can to keep the lanes pushed and farm. It's important for you to reach the late game as soon as possible.
Late Game
This is where Kassadin shines. You literaly become the God of the game. Noone can catch you, noone can stop you. You can one shot every squishy member in the enemy team. Your Riftwalk will have 1.2 seconds cooldown and you will have a huge mana pool. Lead your team to victory. Start warding for Baron and while your team does Baron hide in place 7(look map at warding section) and wait for enemy team to come when you see a squishy champion come go in one shot him. If there are many enemies wait for the right moment and then go behind them. The above trick works if you are in blue team. Be aware with great power comes great responsibility just because you have so much damage doesn't mean you can do anything you must play wisely and don't go 1 vs 5, I know you plan to do that. Stay with your team. One mistake can cost you the game. Remember that mind wins against power. I have lost many games where we had the strongest team but the enemy had better teamwork and vise versa. League is a strategy game so play it like it is supposed to be played.
Your role in team fights
In team fights you should focus on enemy adc, so when you see him wait for the right moment when his team is focused on one or more members of your team and Riftwalk on him. Your damage is enough to oneshot him most times but if not just Riftwalk again and he will probably die. Remember you aren't the initiator your team needs your damage so if you go first and die you will lose team fight. When you see enemy adc and you are in jungle with your team try to hide in a bush and when he passes one shot him, that will probably give you the team fight. Of course this requires vision of the enemy team for example if they are behind him you will probably die so be sure you have enough vision before you do anything.

I usually place a control ward in places 1(if I am on blue side) and 3(if i am on the red
side). Places 2 and 4 are good too but wards on 1 and 3 are more difficult to be spotted. I also place a yellow trinket in place 6 if i have a control ward in 1 and in place 5 if i have a ward in 3.
Ranked Games
These are some of my greatest wins with Kassadin.
KDA 18/0/5 Silver III
KDA 18/4/11 Silver III
KDA 15/7/12 Silver II
KDA 24/6/7 Silver III
KDA 20/4/6 Silver III
KDA 21/5/3 Gold V
KDA 27/6/12 Gold V
KDA 13/5/10 Gold V
KDA 7/2/5 Gold I
KDA 8/3/6 Platinum V
KDA 9/5/7 Platinum IV
KDA 19/2/5 Platinum IV
KDA 19/1/15 Platinum V
KDA 20/10/10 Platinum IV
KDA 25/6/6 Platinum V
KDA 24/9/8 Platinum V
KDA 14/2/7 Platinum IV
KDA 15/4/4 Platinum IV
KDA 13/0/6 Platinum IV
KDA 11/0/5 Platinum IV
KDA 14/7/13 Platinum IV
KDA 12/4/5 Platinum IV
KDA 22/9/10 Platinum III
KDA 17/8/17 Platinum IV
KDA 7/0/2 Platinum IV
KDA 11/1/5 Platinum IV
KDA 11/4/8 Platinum IV
KDA 11/3/5 Platinum IV
KDA 16/7/12 Platinum IV
KDA 13/3/7 Platinum IV

My greatest win with Kassadin. Preseason 6 Gold V Solo Queue.

My greatest win with Kassadin. Flex Queue.

Largest winning streak with Kassadin in Solo Queue.

Preseason 8 new largest winning streak with Kassadin in Solo Queue. 9 wins in a row. The one loss you see its a remake, we had afk on our team. The second picture is the continuation of the first.

Preseason 8 Kassadin stats with Kassadin in Solo Queue. 15 wins 4 loses 1 remake, 69% win rate in 54 games with 3.30:1 KDA

Season 9 Stats
I main Kassadin and Pantheon as you can see. Also dont give much attention to flex since I only play flex to learn new champions in a ranked enviroment and try out new builds.
Gameplay Videos(Youtube channel name:mid for the win)
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-I updated the items chapter where I explain why I use these items on kassadin cause some items stats changed in the mage rework and I forgot to change the explanations.
-I added my youtube channel link at the summoner information chapter.
-Added some more games at the ranked games chapter.

-Added two games in ranked games chapter.

-Added a game in ranked games chapter.
-Added some things in Malzahar's matchup.

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-I change both rune pages. The only change is in the glyphs. Further explanation in the notes for runes.
-I created a runes chapter and edited items chapter.

-Some changes to the malzahar matchup.

-Small change to the skill sequence.

-Updated leblanc and talon matchups.

-Added a gameplay video.
-Added a game in ranked games chapter.

-Added a gameplay video.

-I updated Introduction infrormation.

-I finally updated all matchups.
-Added pantheon in matchups.

-Added a game in ranked game chapter.

-Added 3 games in ranked games chapter.

-Fixed some grammatik mistakes and updated the guide to patch 7.8

-Major guide update.

-Updated anivia matchup.

-New season update.

-Completely changed rune page.
-Updated Runes chapter.

-Added a video in the Gameplay Videos chapter.

-Updated Runes Chapter.

-Updated Ranked Games Chapter.

-Updated Runes Chapter.

-Updated swain matchup.

-Items update.
-Runes update.

-Profile update.(Ban message)

-Corrected some minor mistyping mistakes.

-Changed Rune Page.

-Changed Rune Page.
-Changed Item Buying Order.

-Added 2 new gameplay videos in Gameplay Videos Chapter.

-Added Season 9 stats in Ranked Games Chapter.

-Updated Pantheon matchup.

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