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Utility Kassadin [Patch 7.22]

Aizenvolt Last updated on November 13, 2017
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Cheat Sheet

The Void Walker

Kassadin Build

LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ingenious Hunter
Ingenious Hunter

LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: The Ultimate Hat
The Ultimate Hat
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

+11 Attack Damage or +18 Ability Power (Adaptive)

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Threats to Kassadin with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Ezreal Rare but happens you can destroy him after 6 and pre 6 you also have the upper hand if you know how to play kassadin in an average lvl. Ezreal is what i like to call a nerfed Kassadin:D I believe you know what i am talking about if not well...
Kayle Kayle is generally easy you can poke her well but she has poke too. You can win this but be carefull for her ult nothing more to add kayle mid is pretty rare.
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My account in LoL is named Aizenvolt and i play in Eune. I am now Platinum V in Solo Queue and Platinum III in Flex Queue. 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 I can help you be a better Kassadin if you want. I want to thank my friend Aqua Knight for his help with this guide.
Check his Malzahar Guide if you like Malzahar.

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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.

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I will try to explain the changes in the simplest way possible.

2x Quintessence of Ability Power
1x Quintessence of Scaling Cooldown Reduction
9x Mark of Magic Penetration
9x Seal of Scaling Health
9x Glyph of Scaling Cooldown Reduction


2x Quintessence of Ability Power
1x Quintessence of Scaling Cooldown Reduction
9x Mark of Magic Penetration
9x Seal of Armor
9x Glyph of Scaling Cooldown Reduction

I changed the runes i use on Kassadin with these. The reason i now go 9x Glyph of Scaling Cooldown Reduction and 1x Quintessence of Scaling Cooldown Reduction is because i changed the build and now i don't take lich bane that gives 10%cdr instead i take void staff. So to have full 45% cdr i needed 10% more cdr that i know get from these runes pages.

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Rod of Ages What can i say about this item 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 alot of ap damage and survivability. This makes him an assasin he goes in deletes carry or squishy's uses this and gets out also 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 alot 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 in a 5 man team to assasinate someone and get out.

Ionian Boots of Lucidity The cd that they give you is very important, i buy them after rod of ages.

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.

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

Detailed Item Order: Tear of the Goddess> Catalyst of Aeons> Blasting Wand> Rod of Ages> Boots of Speed> Fiendish Codex> Ionian Boots of Lucidity> Zhonya's Hourglass> Seraph's Embrace> Void Staff> Rabadon's Deathcap

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Summoner Spells

Ignite A very useful spell in lane it gives you kill potential. A good choice of 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.

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.

Cleanse Don't take Cleanse versus Malzahar it doesn't work on his ult.

I haven't used any other spells on Kassadin besides these and i don't recommend you to use any other.

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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 kill 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 beat yasuo who is one of the hard matchups(atleast most of the people say it's hard) for Kassadin with general ease. 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 or first blood it isn't impossible i have done it many times. After 6 roam and help other lanes also if you have teleport watch if you can teleport in other lanes to help take kills.

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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 stucked 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.

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Late Game

This 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 come go in one shot it if they are many enemies wait for the right moment and then go from 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 want play wisely and don't go 1 vs 5, i know you plan to do that. Stay with your team 1 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.

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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 ones hot 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

-Added a game in ranked games chapter.

-Added a game in ranked games chapter.

-Edited some champion matchups.

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

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

-Added a game in gameplay videos chapter.

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

-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.