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New Kassadin Build

Creator: Dychronius March 24, 2014 4:48pm
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I was thinking about the new Kassadin, with him being nerfed(as most have said) quite heavily. He doesn't seem quite as viable as a mid laner now, but what about top lane? I thought of this build:
Rod of Ages
Seraph's Embrace
Lich Bane/ Iceborn Gauntlet
Frozen Heart
Spirit Visage
Mercury's Treads/ Ninja Tabi/ Sorcerer's Shoes
This is, of course, not in any order.

My logic behind it is this: Kassadin needs mana. A lot of mana. RoA, Seraph's, and FH all give large amounts of mana for him to use. With the change to his w, lich bane becomes a viable item on him. Of course, it has been nerfed, and he's a tank, so the frozen fist becomes an option.

With his damage also being nerfed, making him a disrupter who cranks out his Force Pulse constantly and Riftwalks around the entire team, drawing enemy focus, and slowing them down constantly, seems possible. The build I gave is against a team with balanced damage, but other viable items are Thornmail, Randuin's Omen, Banshee's Veil, Warmog's Armor, Sunfire Aegis, Zhonya's Hourglass, Abyssal Mask, etc. Some highly situational items would be Wit's End, Nashor's Tooth, Morellonomicon, and Twin Shadows.

The runes and masteries I haven't thought of yet, I'll make an edit to this post when I come up with that. Post what you think, I'm just trying to find a use for our lovely riftwalker.

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He's way too squishy early on to survive top-lane. I honestly think he'd work best in the jungle now, even if he wouldn't be very good there except as a specific counterpick.
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didn't you hear? kassadin is the new ryze

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I'd go with a rather standard kassadin build, tear - roa - seraph's, dcap, zhonya's. Lich bane got nerfed so it's not such a great item for the new kassadin I feel.
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I think the standard build will still work best, though frozen heart may be a great pick for him now. But with too little mana scale he will still need the ap from deathcap and zhonya's.
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Iceborn Gauntlet


also why get Spirit Visage over Banshee's Veil when you have no self-healing or lifesteal, etc.
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Jungle Kass OP. The roams and ganks post-6. No cc? That's okay...press R.
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Thanks for all the replies! I think I should give jungle kassadin a try...
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Iceborn Gauntlet


also why get Spirit Visage over Banshee's Veil when you have no self-healing or lifesteal, etc.

CDR, and the health regen it gives can be used. It's an option, I just put it there as an example of a MR item.

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Darealone wrote:

Jungle Kass OP. The roams and ganks post-6. No cc? That's okay...press R.


how exactly would you build jungle kass? w obviously but you'd need some attack speed imo.
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caucheka wrote:



how exactly would you build jungle kass? w obviously but you'd need some attack speed imo.


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