How to Win Kassadin vs Ahri Counter Matchup Kassadin is in the a tier of champions

Kassadin vs Ahri

How to Beat Ahri as Kassadin in LoL Ahri is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Ahri as Kassadin

based on 1,888 Kassadin vs Ahri matchups
Win Rate
47.1 %
K/D/A
2.17
Pick Rate
6.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Ahri as Kassadin came out of an analysis of 1888 ranked games where both champions battled one another. This particular counter matchup is somewhat uncommon. Kassadin is forced to battle against Ahri in only 6.8% of his rounds.

Kassadin vs Ahri Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kassadin does a below average job of countering Ahri. Normally, he wins a lowly 47.1% of games the champions oppose one another in. In Kassadin against Ahri games, Kassadin’s side is 0.1% less expected to obtain first blood. This indicates that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Ahri.

Best Kassadin vs Ahri Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Kassadin Items

~22 Mins
Crown of the Shattered QueenRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Void StaffFrozen HeartLich BaneSeraph's Embrace

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Kassadin to level up e
>
Second ability for Kassadin to level up q
>
Last skill for Kassadin to max out w

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindLegend: Tenacity
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Kassadin's passive ability p
Kassadin q ability q
Kassadin w ability w
Kassadin e ability e
Kassadin's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
E
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E
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R
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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Q
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Ahri as Kassadin

Tips for Playing as Kassadin against Ahri

Try to get the Ancient Golem buff to counteract Riftwalk's increasing Mana cost.

Kassadin's ultimate has many uses and is on a shorter cooldown than most, use it often.

Kassadin has multiple item paths; he can go caster via Mana and Ability Power or anti-caster with Cooldown Reduction and Magic Resist.

Advice to Win Against Ahri

Ahri's survivability is dramatically reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush, is down.

Stay behind minions to make Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly.

Kassadin vs Ahri Counter Stats

Kassadin Image
Win Rate
47.1 %
VS
Win Rate
52.9 %
Ahri Image
7.8
< Kills >
6.4
6
< Deaths >
5.5
5.2
< Assists >
7.7
1.68
< Killing Sprees >
1.44
156
< Minions Killed >
155
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.36
< Inhibitors >
0.53
1,249
< Physical Damage >
1,933
17,323
< Magic Damage >
12,606
645
< True Damage >
4,511
19,217
< Damage Dealt >
19,051
24,616
< Damage Taken >
18,678
11,566
< Gold Earned >
11,015
1.48
< Towers >
2.19
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,989
< Total Healing >
4,714
13,814
< Experience >
13,461
17
< Vision Score >
20
7
< Wards Placed >
9
158
< Time Dealing CC >
77

How to Counter Ahri with Kassadin in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight some important Kassadin against Ahri matchup stats that can help us explain the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Kassadin’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ahri’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Kassadin may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Ahri..

Kassadin normally has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Typically, he receives more damage than Ahri. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kassadin and Ahri

Damage Types Compared

Kassadin
Ahri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kassadin
Ahri

Who is Better, Kassadin or Ahri?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Kassadin usually loses when taking on Ahri, with a 47.1% win rate. Thus, Kassadin makes a poor counter for Ahri.

While Kassadin does have a lower winrate than Ahri, when facing one another, Kassadin also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to learn and master. You may get destroyed when picking Kassadin into Ahrias his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Kassadin also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ahri. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Kassadin vs Ahri matchups, Ahri is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Kassadin is a trash counter for Ahri. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Kassadin against Ahri.

Additional Information for Kassadin Players

How We Calculated Our Kassadin vs Ahri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ahri as Kassadin, we analyzed 1,888 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Ahri as Kassadin comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Kassadin to counter Ahri during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kassadin most often picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Ahri. Champions who typically don't get much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Kassadin versus Ahri build consist of Crown of the Shattered Queen, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Kassadin used at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better versus Ahri than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Kassadin boasted an average winrate of 47.1% when countering Ahri with these items in his kit.

To have the highest probability of defeating Ahri as Kassadin, Kassadin players should use the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players chose for Kassadin vs Ahri LoL games, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 47.1% winrate overall.

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