You can release Shield of Durand even while crowd controlled.
You can use the minimap ally icons to cast Hero's Entrance.
You can use the step back from Justice Punch to dodge enemy spells.
Kassadin deals mostly magic damage. If he's doing well consider buying magic resist items like Mercury's Treads and Banshee's Veil.
It takes 6 spell casts for Kassadin's slow, Force Pulse, to become castable. If he levels up that ability, judiciously use your own skills while laning against him.
Each time Kassadin consecutively uses Riftwalk, he pays more and more mana. Keep this in mind as you chase him.
The stat comparisons provided here highlight some valuable Galio against Kassadin matchup stats that may help you understand the differences and similarities between these two champs. Galio’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kassadin’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Galio may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Kassadin..
Galio typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. On average, he takes less damage than Kassadin. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Galio usually loses when playing against Kassadin, with a 48.4% win rate. As a result, Galio makes a poor counter to Kassadin.
While Galio does have a lower winrate compared to Kassadin, when they face off with one another, Galio also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Galio into Kassadin.
Furthermore, Galio also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kassadin. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Galio vs Kassadin matchups, Kassadin is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Galio is a somewhat poor counter for Kassadin. Focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Galio against Kassadin.
To learn all of the intricacies of Galio in order to counter Kassadin during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Galio usually gets a similar amount of CS compared to Kassadin. Champions who on average don't earn much CS often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Galio versus Kassadin build include Everfrost, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Demonic Embrace. When Galio included at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better countering Kassadin than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Galio had an average win rate of 48.4% when countering Kassadin with these items in his kit.
To have the highest probability of annihilating Kassadin as Galio, Galio players should use the Aftershock, Shield Bash, Bone Plating, Overgrowth, Nimbus Cloak, and Transcendence runes from the Resolve and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Galio vs Kassadin counter picks, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 48.4% winrate overall.
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