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Kassadin

Kassadin Counters

Slayer

Average difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

Middle

Win 50.8%  Pick 4.7%  Ban 5%

Kassadin lane counter picks

Based on the average gold difference at min 15 (GD@15), Kassadin loses the lane to:

Ahri

- 284

GD@15

Aatrox

- 110

GD@15

Tristana

- 107

GD@15

Sylas

- 100

GD@15

Morgana

- 96

GD@15

Lux

- 84

GD@15

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Kassadin best lane matchups

Based on the average gold difference at min 15 (GD@15), Kassadin counters:

Yasuo

+ 121

GD@15

Viktor

+ 65

GD@15

LeBlanc

+ 65

GD@15

Zed

+ 58

GD@15

Katarina

+ 51

GD@15

Swain

+ 51

GD@15

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Kassadin game counter picks

Based on the win percent vs champs in all roles, Kassadin loses the most against:

Kha'Zix

41.6%

Win Rate

Nocturne

44.7%

Win Rate

Nautilus

45.3%

Win Rate

Zed

45.4%

Win Rate

Ahri

45.4%

Win Rate

Master Yi

45.6%

Win Rate

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Kassadin best game matchups

Based on the win percent vs champs in all roles, Kassadin counters:

Vladimir

59.4%

Win Rate

Evelynn

57.6%

Win Rate

Brand

57.5%

Win Rate

Zoe

57.2%

Win Rate

Kai'Sa

57%

Win Rate

Akali

56.9%

Win Rate

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Kassadin counter tips

Laning Against

Kassadin's Q; aside from dealing damage, shields him from magic damage. Avoid one-to-one ability trades against Kassadin as a Mage and look to trade whenever it's down.

Pre-6, Kassadin has no access to his mobility ability, and has poor wave clearing. He is very easy to gank. Freezing the wave in front of your own tower with a modest amount of jungle pressure (successful ganks being a bonus) can destroy any semblance of his presence in lane.

Post-6, be wary of Kassadin's

R stacking mechanic. Each time he casts his
R
, the damage increases and mana cost doubles. At full four stacks, his
R
costs 800 mana. Keep an eye on his mana pool when fighting as once he is low, he is very vulnerable and cannot return fire.

Strategy VS

Kassadin's Passive and

Q magic shield are useless against AD. Champions like Zed, Talon, and Pantheon are extremely oppressive matchups for Kassadin and, played properly, will prevent Kassadin from scaling appropriately.

Kassadin's late game is potent. Avoid letting Kassadin free farm or stalling the game out for too long without achieving anything. Punish his early game with proper wave manipulation and gank setups so he can't transition smoothly as the game progresses.

When it comes to team fighting, Kassadin will try to assassinate targets in the backline. He will usually hide off to the side to begin with, so make sure the sides are warded when sieging or fighting.

Power Spikes

At level 6 when Kassadin gets access to his

R; new opportunities become clear. Aside from Kassadin's newfound capacity to all-in, Kassadin can look to poke with
E
and
Q
while using his
R
to gap close after his target uses an ability.

Rod of Ages, Archangel's Staff, and Lich Bane all change Kassadin's dynamics regarding how he's played. Adapt your playstyle accordingly when he gets each item as he becomes inherently stronger.

At level 16, Kassadin's teamfighting and mobility potential are unmatched. His

R is on a 1.4 second CD with 30% CD
R
allowing him engage, disengage, bait, and chase at his discretion. His
R
and
E
are powerful, easy to land Ao
E
abilities on very short CD. Play safe and do not over extend unless you can match him.

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