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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Odd Items on Kassadin?

Posted in Champions | Tags: Hextech Gunblade Kassadin Nashor's Tooth 4,796

  • OTGBionicArm

    Odd Items on Kassadin?

    Hey everyone, I'm interested in picking up Kassadin for a staple mid. I like his kit a lot but I never really got into him. But since I'm looking for a champion to fill my "Assassin Mid" role, he looks like my best fit.

    My question is, as he is a melee range AP assassin that does auto attack, would it be viable or worthwhile to build Hextech Gunblade or Nashor's Tooth?
  • Answers (4)

    Embracing (353) | April 1, 2013 4:44am
    Naw It's not. Kass's kit doesn't allow him to tank up damage while autoattacking.

    Diana can do so because her ult and E help stall for her autoattacks while her W helps to tank up damage.

    An example of what can run nashors would be kennen
    LiLStormcloaK (72) | April 1, 2013 10:41am
    dfg only if they have a high priority target, void and zhonyas are more important.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | April 1, 2013 4:52am
    Alright well now I know. I never have playyed an AP assassin before. (I don't consider Diana one) so i was curious.

    I'm guessing just go for DFG deathcap then? XD
    Embracing (353) | April 1, 2013 4:46am
    (though its odd)
    Vapora Dark (624) | April 1, 2013 11:46am
    I once made a Kassadin go 0/5 or something of the sort when I was playing Talon. Outside of laning phase, he bought RoA and Malady, and hard-carried his team despite how badly he'd been doing, getting various quadras and triples. I have no idea how it worked, I have no idea why it worked. All I know is one thing: It worked.

    So Malady could be something to consider. :P My guess is my team was just plain ******ed and completely ignoring the Kassadin auto-attacking them to death, but who knows, maybe it actually is legit.
    Vapora Dark (624) | April 1, 2013 11:47am
    That was at ~1400 Elo by the way, not a normal game. :/
    tehAsian (247) | April 1, 2013 10:24am

    Nether Blade regains the mana used for the toggle AND procs it twice.

    But yeah Gunblade and Nashors are both bad. He doesn't really auto-attack because QE does a lot of damage and it's on a really low cooldown, so you basically just QE, wait ~3 seconds, QER in and kill someone.
    Empyre One | April 1, 2013 3:42am
    If you want to pay some assassination power for sustain, Hextech Gunblade could be a great solution cause you also deal AA dmg with your W and AOE dmg with your E, but i think Nashor's Tooth isnt viable as an assassin with the AS and the CDR. you do more DPS but less burst.
    Embracing (353) | April 1, 2013 4:48am
    Pretty much no.
    You only ult to get into melee range when chasing singular targets down but that's already rare in teamfights.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | April 1, 2013 4:40am
    So his W isn't at a true source of his damage and there's no point in amplifying it? I don't play assassins, Im actually clueless.
    FalseoGod (316) | April 1, 2013 4:27am
    Diana builds it for the AS and CDR which procs her AoE passive, it increases her damage by a lot. Kass doesn't usually desire to stay in the middle of the fray, and his ult doesn't necessarily place him in AA range (hers usually does unless they push her/jump away). I don't think any of those item's is noteworthy on Kass but could be wrong.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | April 1, 2013 4:12am
    I wish thinking it's kinda like why Diana's build Nashor's Tooth. but maybe I'm wrong :/
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