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.
Try to get the Ancient Golem buff to counteract Riftwalk's increasing Mana cost.
The second hit of Timewinder does more damage than the first; try to avoid it.
Ekko is significantly weaker when his ultimate is down. Watch for the trail he leaves behind to determine if Chronobreak is available.
Ekko's stun zone takes 3 seconds to arm. Watch for the image he creates on cast and try to guess where the zone was placed.
The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize several strategic Kassadin versus Ekko matchup stats that may help us realize the distinctions between the two. As an example, Kassadin’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Ekko’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Kassadin may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Ekko..
Kassadin typically has a similar longest killing spree as his foe does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Ekko. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also imply that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Kassadin usually fairs equally well when taking on Ekko, with a 50.5% win rate. As a result, Kassadin makes an ok counter for Ekko.
While Kassadin does have a higher winrate compared to Ekko, when they face off with one another, Kassadin also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champ to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Kassadin into Ekkoas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Kassadin also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ekko. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Kassadin vs Ekko matchups, Kassadin is the better champ with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Kassadin is a decent counter to Ekko. Focus your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Kassadin against Ekko.
If you would like to truly master Kassadin in order to counter Ekko during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Kassadin usually accumulates more CS as Ekko. Champs who typically don't earn much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Kassadin versus Ekko build consist of Luden's Tempest, Seraph's Embrace, and Rabadon's Deathcap. When Kassadin incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better when fighting Ekko than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Kassadin had an average winrate of 50.5% battling Ekko with this counter build.
To have the greatest likelihood of beating Ekko as Kassadin, Kassadin players should use the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Kassadin vs Ekko face-offs, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.5% winrate overall.
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