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Kassadin vs Annie

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How to Beat Annie as Kassadin

based on 471 Kassadin vs Annie matchups
Win Rate
53.5 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter statistics from the millions of ranked LoL rounds that we review each week. This guide on how to beat Annie as Kassadin came out of an analysis of 471 ranked games where both champs battled each other. This champion pairing is somewhat rare. Kassadin fights Annie in only 1.7% of his rounds.

Kassadin vs Annie Matchup Summary

Kassadin has done a good job of countering Annie. Normally, he wins a fantastic 53.5% of games the champs battle one another in. In Kassadin versus Annie games, Kassadin’s team is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood, indicating that he probably won't get first blood against Annie.

Best Kassadin vs Annie Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeTear of the Goddess

Core Kassadin Items

~22 Mins
Crown of the Shattered QueenSeraph's EmbraceZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Lich BaneRabadon's Deathcap

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindLegend: Tenacity
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
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
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R
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Q
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E
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Q
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E
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R
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E
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Annie as Kassadin

Tips for Playing as Kassadin against Annie

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 Annie

Summoner Smite can be used to help take down Tibbers.

Annie's summoned bear, Tibbers, burns opposing units around himself. Try to keep your distance from him after he's been summoned.

Keep an eye out for a white, swirling power around Annie. It means she's ready to unleash her stun.

Kassadin vs Annie Counter Stats

Kassadin Image
Win Rate
53.5 %
VS
Win Rate
46.5 %
Annie Image
8.5
< Kills >
6.4
5.8
< Deaths >
6.4
5.5
< Assists >
7.5
1.81
< Killing Sprees >
1.42
153
< Minions Killed >
136
0.08
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.46
1,299
< Physical Damage >
1,108
17,376
< Magic Damage >
17,437
673
< True Damage >
1,136
19,350
< Damage Dealt >
19,681
24,350
< Damage Taken >
16,451
11,766
< Gold Earned >
10,638
1.65
< Towers >
1.91
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,080
< Total Healing >
1,116
13,919
< Experience >
13,029
16
< Vision Score >
19
7
< Wards Placed >
9
164
< Time Dealing CC >
199

How to Counter Annie with Kassadin in LoL

The stats shown here highlight several influential Kassadin versus Annie matchup stats that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between this set of champs. Kassadin’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Annie’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Kassadin may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Annie..

Kassadin usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he receives more damage than Annie. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kassadin and Annie

Damage Types Compared

Kassadin
Annie
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kassadin
Annie

Who is Better, Kassadin or Annie?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Kassadin usually wins when trying to fight Annie, with a 53.5% win rate. As a result, Kassadin makes a great counter for Annie.

While Kassadin does have a higher winrate compared to Annie, when they face off with one another, Kassadin also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champ to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Kassadin into Annieas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Kassadin has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Annie. This often 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 in League of Legends, in Kassadin vs Annie matchups, Kassadin is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Kassadin is a great counter to Annie. Focus your play on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Kassadin against Annie.

Additional Information for Kassadin Players

How We Calculated Our Kassadin vs Annie Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Annie as Kassadin, we analyzed 471 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 Annie 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 learn all of the intricacies of Kassadin to counter Annie during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kassadin often accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Annie. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Kassadin versus Annie build include Crown of the Shattered Queen, Seraph's Embrace, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Kassadin incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs Annie than with many other common item sets. In fact, Kassadin had an average winrate of 53.5% battling Annie with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of crushing Annie as Kassadin, Kassadin players should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Kassadin vs Annie counters, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 53.5% win rate overall.

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