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.
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.
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.
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.
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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