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

Kassadin vs Alistar

How to Beat Alistar as Kassadin in LoL Alistar is in the s tier of champions
Assassin Mage
Tank Support

How to Beat Alistar as Kassadin

based on 428 Kassadin vs Alistar matchups
Win Rate
50.5 %
K/D/A
2.28
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of rated LoL games that we review every week. Our guide on how to beat Alistar as Kassadin resulted from an examination of 428 ranked rounds where both champions faced one another. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Kassadin encounters Alistar in only 1.5% of his rounds.

Kassadin vs Alistar Matchup Summary

Kassadin has done a ok job of countering Alistar. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.5% of the time the champions face each other in. In Kassadin vs Alistar matches, Kassadin’s team is 0.1% less expected to get first blood. This implies that he most likely won't be able to get first blood against Alistar.

Best Kassadin vs Alistar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeTear of the Goddess

Core Kassadin Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostSeraph's EmbraceZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Rabadon's Deathcap

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 MindCoup de Grace
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
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
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E
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E
5
E
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R
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E
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Q
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R

Guide to Countering Alistar as Kassadin

Tips for Playing as Kassadin against Alistar

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 Alistar

Alistar is very disruptive but very tough - try to target more fragile damage dealers.

Watch out for the Pulverize-Headbutt combo when around turrets.

When Alistar uses his ultimate, it's often better to move back and wait until the effect wears off before attacking him.

Kassadin vs Alistar Counter Stats

Kassadin Image
Win Rate
50.5 %
VS
Win Rate
49.5 %
Alistar Image
7.7
< Kills >
1.9
6.1
< Deaths >
6.1
6.2
< Assists >
13.1
1.68
< Killing Sprees >
0.31
155
< Minions Killed >
37
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.55
1,427
< Physical Damage >
1,140
17,611
< Magic Damage >
5,480
717
< True Damage >
775
19,755
< Damage Dealt >
7,397
23,998
< Damage Taken >
21,681
11,518
< Gold Earned >
7,721
1.65
< Towers >
1.93
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,982
< Total Healing >
7,823
13,618
< Experience >
9,997
16
< Vision Score >
45
7
< Wards Placed >
22
177
< Time Dealing CC >
141

How to Counter Alistar with Kassadin in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here emphasize some important Kassadin vs. Alistar matchup stats that can help us appreciate the differences between this pair of champions. As an example, Kassadin’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Alistar’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Kassadin may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Alistar. This observation is in large part caused by the difference in kills.

Kassadin normally has a much larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he receives a similar amount of damage to Alistar. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kassadin and Alistar

Damage Types Compared

Kassadin
Alistar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kassadin
Alistar

Who is Better, Kassadin or Alistar?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Kassadin usually fairs equally well when facing off against Alistar, with a 50.5% win rate. Therefore, Kassadin makes an ok counter for Alistar.

While Kassadin does have a higher winrate than Alistar, when on opposite teams, Kassadin also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Kassadin into Alistaras his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Kassadin vs Alistar matchups, Kassadin is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Kassadin is a decent counter for Alistar. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kassadin against Alistar.

Additional Information for Kassadin Players

How We Calculated Our Kassadin vs Alistar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Alistar as Kassadin, we analyzed 428 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 Alistar 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 in order to counter Alistar during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kassadin usually picks up much more CS relative to Alistar. Champs who typically don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Kassadin versus Alistar build consist of Everfrost, Seraph's Embrace, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Kassadin bought at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better versus Alistar than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Kassadin boasted an average win rate of 50.5% when playing against Alistar with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of vanquishing Alistar as Kassadin, Kassadin players should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Kassadin vs Alistar matchups, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 50.5% winrate overall.

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