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.
Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.
Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.
The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight some strategic Kassadin versus Katarina matchup stats that may help you distinguish the distinctions between the two. Kassadin’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Katarina’s ratio of NaN, showing that Kassadin may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Katarina..
Kassadin typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives more damage than Katarina. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Kassadin usually wins when facing off against Katarina, with a 52.9% win rate. Thus, Kassadin makes a good counter to Katarina.
While Kassadin does have a higher winrate than Katarina, when on opposite teams, Kassadin also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult champ to learn and master. You should be be fine when picking Kassadin into Katarinaas his relative depth means that 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 Katarina. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Kassadin vs Katarina matchups, Kassadin is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Kassadin is an above average counter to Katarina. Make sure you focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Kassadin against Katarina.
To truly master Kassadin in order to counter Katarina during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Kassadin typically accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Katarina. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed here to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Kassadin versus Katarina build consist of Seraph's Embrace, Void Staff, and Rod of Ages. When Kassadin incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs Katarina than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Kassadin boasted an average winrate of 52.9% when playing against Katarina with this build.
To have the best likelihood of crushing Katarina as Kassadin, Kassadin players should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Future's Market, Cosmic Insight, Sudden Impact, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Inspiration and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Kassadin vs Katarina clashes, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 52.9% winrate overall.
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