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

Kassadin vs Kalista

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

based on 235 Kassadin vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
51.5 %
K/D/A
2.35
Pick Rate
0.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Kalista as Kassadin came out of an analysis of 235 ranked matches where both champions clashed against each other. This matchup is fairly rare. Kassadin is forced to battle against Kalista in only 0.8% of his rounds.

Kassadin vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Kassadin does a decent job of beating Kalista. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.5% of matches the champions face off with each other in. In Kassadin versus Kalista games, Kassadin’s team is 0.3% less probable to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely won't be able to get first blood versus Kalista.

Best Kassadin vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeTear of the Goddess

Core Kassadin Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostSeraph's EmbraceZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport 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
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Q
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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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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Kalista as Kassadin

Tips for Playing as Kassadin against Kalista

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 Kalista

Kalista's mobility is dependent upon attacking. This means it is low when she is outside of her attack range and that Attack Speed slows reduce the amount of distance she can cover in an engagement.

If you can break line of sight from Kalista, including through brush, her basic attacks will miss you, falling harmlessly to the ground.

Kalista cannot cancel her basic attack wind up. While she is very mobile, this offers a window to land spells on her if you anticipate when she will begin attacking.

Kassadin vs Kalista Counter Stats

Kassadin Image
Win Rate
51.5 %
VS
Win Rate
48.5 %
Kalista Image
8.3
< Kills >
8.9
6
< Deaths >
6.8
5.8
< Assists >
6.1
1.77
< Killing Sprees >
2.03
150
< Minions Killed >
167
0.09
< Dragons Killed >
0.45
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.57
1,473
< Physical Damage >
17,430
17,914
< Magic Damage >
1,520
686
< True Damage >
790
20,073
< Damage Dealt >
19,741
24,111
< Damage Taken >
20,366
11,586
< Gold Earned >
13,006
1.8
< Towers >
2.75
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.22
3,826
< Total Healing >
2,156
13,652
< Experience >
12,310
16
< Vision Score >
20
7
< Wards Placed >
8
197
< Time Dealing CC >
184

How to Counter Kalista with Kassadin in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature some valuable Kassadin vs. Kalista matchup stats that may help us distinguish the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Kassadin’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kalista’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Kassadin may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Kalista..

Kassadin usually has a similar longest kill spree as his counter does. Typically, he receives more damage than Kalista. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champion with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kassadin and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Kassadin
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kassadin
Kalista

Who is Better, Kassadin or Kalista?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Kassadin usually wins when trying to fight Kalista, with a 51.5% win rate. Therefore, Kassadin makes a good counter for Kalista.

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

Furthermore, Kassadin has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kalista. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Kassadin vs Kalista matchups, Kassadin is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Kassadin is a decent counter for Kalista. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kassadin against Kalista.

Additional Information for Kassadin Players

How We Calculated Our Kassadin vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Kassadin, we analyzed 235 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 Kalista 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 Kalista during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kassadin most often picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Kalista. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.

The most important items to have in your Kassadin versus Kalista build consist of Everfrost, Seraph's Embrace, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Kassadin incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs Kalista than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Kassadin boasted an average win rate of 51.5% when countering Kalista with this build.

To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Kalista as Kassadin, you 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 combinations players used for Kassadin vs Kalista counterpicks, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 51.5% winrate overall.

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