Kassadin Build Guide

DeePSea Kassadin

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Runes
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Attack Damage (+0.95 attack damage)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (+1.34 magic resist)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage (+2.25 attack damage)
Skill Order
Q W E R
1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7
8 8 8 8
9 9 9 9
10 10 10 10
11 11 11 11
12 12 12 12
13 13 13 13
14 14 14 14
15 15 15 15
16 16 16 16
17 17 17 17
18 18 18 18

[highlight]Before playing DPS Kassadin, one must have the Deep one Kassadin before proceeding, as without the skin results may vary[/highlight] DPS Kassadin, the intended type of kassadin when first released, this is the path toward the true power of the deep sea real terror! Kassadin has what a melee dps champion/hero needs Steroids(no not the drugs, he does indeed have a 6 pack). His passive Void Stone, decreases magical damage done by 15%, and that decreased damage becomes attack speed, what this means in that you are an anti mage / anti carry, it is hard to beat people such as irelia, or udyr but you'll still do fine in lane, but that isn't the main role. Secondly he has what many melee champions need, a Blink(Flash) that gap closes in a short duration of time. A slow that will allow you to land a few more auto attacks, or help allies escape from enemies, good skill to kite melee champions with. finally his signature laning technique the silence, if your opponent goes for a last hit, simply fire off a Q at them, and slowly chip away their health. By the end of this guide, a real Kassasdin player plays using dps, not hiding behind people to killsteal with 1-2 and sometimes 3 nukes. i suggest to solo top/mid as DPS kassadin, his ap power is the same early game, due to base values

21 / 0 / 9 not much to explain, if you like to skill differently, go ahead, but this is the mastery page i use, subject to change!

Pros !!!HIGHEST MOBILLITY IN THE GAME!!! with riftwalk Silence Aoe Slow Gap closer (Riftwalk procs trinity force, increased damage Free Mres/Free attack speed Power of AP kassadin early game Good attack animation Map/Jungle control once wriggles is obtained Beat anyone 1v1 with full build Mana sustained with mana items or blue buff Cons Somewhat expensive Positioning is crucial Much knowledge of the game is needed to know which fights you win Not an easy mode champion

runes i use 9x Greater mark of Desolation = 15 Armor pen (for damage / ganking ) or 9x Greater mark of Alacrity = +15% IAS (Increased Attack Speed , for nether blade / lifestealing) 9x Seal of Resilience = 13 armor (works for all situations , Standard) or 9x Seal of Vitallity = 1.08 health per level (increased max hp, free ruby crystal at level 18, good if you know 100% you win early game) *9x Greater Seal of Regenertaion = 0.11 HP/5 * Lvl (18 HP regen / 5 at level 18) to make laning and traveling easier 9x (glyph of Warding = 13 magic resist (1.49*9)(standard for winning early game) or 9x Greater Gylph of Shielding = +1.35*Level magic resist (totals to 24 magic resist level 18) 3x Quintenssence of Strength = +6.8 Attack Damage (last hitting alot easier, early game boost, Standard) with mark of Alacrity it applies nether blade / wriggles lantern / phage faster, so it the trade off is worth it, however if you prefer armor penetration REDS go ahead, this works, and it works well Also if going up againist early game burst casters, i recommend FLAT magic resistance blues, per level blue glyphs break even about level 11

[title][img=skills/kassadin/p.png] Passive: Void Stone[/title] [number]Kassadin takes 15% reduced magic damage and transforms this damage into bonus attack speed. [/number] [title]Explanation:What makes DPS kassadin different from player other DPS heroes, a real anti mage!, a real nice passive, synergizes with Trinity force , lifestealing, and Nether Blade[/title] [title][img=skills/kassadin/q.png] Q: Null Sphere[/title] [number]Kassadin fires a void bolt dealing 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+70% of ability power) magic damage and silencing the target for 1 / 1.4 / 1.8 / 2.2 / 2.6 seconds. Cooldown 9seconds Cost 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110mana Range 700[/number] [title]Explanation: A simple silence to cripple the opponent to be void of skills for the set duration, allowing assassinations or interruptions of combos/channeling easily, while also being a great 1v1 lane harassment tool[/title] [title][img=skills/kassadin/w.png] W: Nether Blade[/title] [number]Passive: Kassadin's melee attacks draw energy from the void, restoring 8/11/14/17/20 mana each hit. If this effect is triggered from attacking a champion the amount of mana restored is tripled. Active: Kassadin charges his nether blade, gaining 30/45/60/75/90 (+0.15 ability power) bonus magic damage dealt on hit for 5 seconds. Cost 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 mana[/number] [title]Explanation: Gives Kassadin mana sustain in his lane, and againist any hero, in the DPS kassadin build, mana is as important as when playing AP, but where does this mana come from? The answer is Nether Blade(this skill), hitting a hero triples the mana restored, allowed rift walking in and hitting the enemy champion fulling rewarding. Combo this and lifesteal, sustain in lane and in combat, this skill also packs a huge punch early game, a good trick with this is to make use of it's full 5 second duration, how do we do this?, when our stacks on our void stone is high, activate netherblade, all of a sudden from 1.0 AtSpd, goes to 2.0 AtSpd, Netherblade will be twice as effective. [/title] [title][img=skills/kassadin/e.png] E: Force Pulse[/title] [number]Kassadin draws energy from spells cast in his vicinity, gaining a charge whenever a spell is cast near him. Upon reaching 6 charges, Kassadin can use Force Pulse to deal 60 / 115 / 170 / 225 / 280 (+70% of ability power) magic damage and slow enemies by 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% in a cone in front of him for 3 seconds. Cooldown 6 seconds Cost 80 mana Range 400 [/number] [title]Explanation:Another big utillity for kassadin, SLOWS from 30% to 50%, 30% is enough for early game combo'ed with rift walk, as the game goes on, this skill can slow entire TEAMS, allowing your team to catch/clean them, or escape from them[/title] [title][img=skills/kassadin/r.png] R: Riftwalk[/title] [number]Kassadin teleports to a nearby location dealing 60 / 90 / 120 (+50% of ability power) magic damage to surrounding enemy units. Additionally, each subsequent Riftwalk in the next 7 seconds costs 100 additional mana and deals 60 / 90 / 120 additional damage. Cooldown 6 / 5 / 4 seconds Cost 100 mana Range 10000 [/number] [title]Explanation:The gap closer, the Map traveller, The Flash, The mana heavy nuke, stacking these as chasing down an opponent with trinity force is one strong combo, as the fight progresses, and you use this to proc trinity force, kassadin only gets stronger, making kassadin one tricky guy to fight againist.[/title]

Starting with [imgsmall=items/boots-of-speed.png] and [imgsmall=items/health-potion3.png] farm up for a [imgsmall=items/wriggles-lantern.png] allowing lane sustain , warding, and jungle control then get in this [imgsmall=items/phage.png]+[imgsmall=items/zeal.png]+[imgsmall=items/sheen.png]=[imgsmall=items/trinity-force.png] usually Phage first, if you can farm alot, Zeal, if fighting alot, Sheen Now [imgsmall=items/warmogs-armor.png] + [imgsmall=items/atmas-impaler.png] for good survival What warmogs does is that it synergizes with your passive, giving some magic resistance per bit of HP, allowing you to make use of your passive more, atmas compliments warmogs, with it's armor and attack damage boost, to allow kassadin to tank down a carry(yes that was intentional).

This guide is intended for solo lane kassadin, more specifically mid Following the skill order, Harass with [imgsmall=skills/kassadin/q.png] , sustain mana with [img=skills/kassadin/w.png], if you can finish someone off with [img=skills/kassadin/e.png] do it, if not don't use it, it's pretty bad other than being a slow Farm up for [imgsmall=items/wriggles-lantern.png], with and [imgsmall=items/health-potion2.png] you should be set to defeat middle, or at least keep farming take enemy jungle when middle lane goes to base, secure any easy ganks this should be about level 7-8 for the ganking

Postioning is essential to playing kassadin, push turrets, kill enemies alone, you can take most players 1v1, choose unfair fights that pretty much mean a automatic win with minimal losses, all that good stuff

If everything was done correctly, you now destroy any carry with ease, if you need to kill tanks, take the red buff as it allows for true damage to be applied as well as a strong slow, take your time , Kassadin can take advantage of people out of position due to high mobility, and high utility to allow his team to catch up to the target(s)

Take out the carry without dying, this includes all high damage mages / damage dealers silence key channelers, or important burst heroes and snipe them down KASSADIN MUST AVOID HARD CC'S anybody is shut down by hard cc, you don't want kassadin to be that one, unless it's a high damage nuke that increases attack speed, and for sure you will live from everything until the very end people that must be silenced (CC'ed not killed ;) Prevent channeling [imgsmall=champ/anivia.png] [imgsmall=champ/nunu.png][img=champ/fiddlesticks.png] [imgsmall=champ/galio.png] [imgsmall=champ/warwick.png][img=champ/katarina.png][img=champ/karthus.png] Prevent ultimates [imgsmall=champ/amumu.png] [imgsmall=champ/mordekaiser.png] [imgsmall=champ/sona.png] [imgsmall=champ/vladimir.png] [imgsmall=champ/zilean.png] Likely targets to kill that should be easy [imgsmall=champ/akali.png][imgsmall=champ/ashe.png][imgsmall=champ/brand.png][imgsmall=champ/caitlyn.png] [imgsmall=champ/cassiopeia.png][imgsmall=champ/corki.png][imgsmall=champ/evelynn.png][imgsmall=champ/shaco.png] [imgsmall=champ/teemo.png][imgsmall=champ/soraka.png][imgsmall=champ/sona.png] [imgsmall=champ/tristana.png][imgsmall=champ/twistedfate.png][imgsmall=champ/twitch.png][imgsmall=champ/vayne.png] [imgsmall=champ/veigar.png][imgsmall=champ/vladimir.png][imgsmall=champ/zilean.png]

Replays http://www.mediafire.com/?dpfefcyfutziycf Videos - another time when i'm not so busy ^ ^

A guide in progress, any feedback (har har anti mage joke) is appreciated, my first guide that i have completed, in hopes that all will see , AD kassadin shines bright among his AD fellows. [imgext=http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff494/pwishere/4.jpg] [imgext=][imgext=http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff494/pwishere/3-1.png]

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