How to Win Kassadin vs Zed Counter Matchup Kassadin is in the s tier of champions

Kassadin vs Zed

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

based on 4,827 Kassadin vs Zed matchups
Win Rate
47.5 %
K/D/A
2.03
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League rounds each week. Within our data, Kassadin engaged Zed 4827 times. Including so many matchups for Kassadin vs Zed provides us a lot of faith in our capability to produce useful statistics and a recommended build to shatter your opposition. This matchup is somewhat rare. Kassadin encounters Zed in only 3.9% of his games.

Kassadin vs Zed Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kassadin has done a dismal job of beating Zed. On average, he wins a lowly 47.5% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Kassadin vs Zed games, Kassadin’s team is 0.1% less expected to obtain first blood, implying that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Zed.

Best Kassadin vs Zed Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Cloth ArmorHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Tear of the GoddessCatalyst of Aeons

Core Kassadin Items

~22 Mins
Rod of AgesSeraph's EmbraceLich Bane

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapFrozen HeartVoid StaffZhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork Presence of MindLegend: TenacityCoup de Grace
Domination Taste of BloodUltimate Hunter
Adaptive Force Armor Armor
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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W
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Guide to Countering Zed as Kassadin

Tips for Playing as Kassadin against Zed

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.

Advice to Win Against Zed

Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.

After Zed uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.

Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.

Kassadin vs Zed Counter Stats

Kassadin Image
Win Rate
47.5 %
VS
Win Rate
52.5 %
Zed Image
7.1
< Kills >
8.6
6.3
< Deaths >
6
5.7
< Assists >
5.8
1.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.98
152
< Minions Killed >
155
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.26
0.36
< Inhibitors >
0.43
1,754
< Physical Damage >
22,705
18,082
< Magic Damage >
1,226
526
< True Damage >
1,400
20,363
< Damage Dealt >
25,332
30,142
< Damage Taken >
23,510
11,078
< Gold Earned >
12,348
1.47
< Towers >
1.79
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.05
5,966
< Total Healing >
4,874
14,640
< Experience >
14,481
16
< Vision Score >
18
7
< Wards Placed >
7
198
< Time Dealing CC >
150

How to Counter Zed with Kassadin in LoL

The stats shown here show several valuable Kassadin versus Zed counter stats that may help us realize the distinctions between this pair of champions. Kassadin’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zed’s ratio of NaN, showing that Kassadin may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Zed..

Kassadin typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. Typically, he takes more damage than Zed. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kassadin and Zed

Damage Types Compared

Kassadin
Zed
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kassadin
Zed

Who is Better, Kassadin or Zed?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Kassadin usually loses when facing off against Zed, with a 47.5% win rate. Therefore, Kassadin makes a poor counter for Zed.

While Kassadin does have a lower winrate than Zed, when they face off with one another, Kassadin also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more challenging champ to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Kassadin into Zedas 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 utility and CC, a similar amount to Zed. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Kassadin vs Zed matchups, Zed is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Kassadin is a garbage counter for Zed. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kassadin against Zed.

Additional Information for Kassadin Players

How We Calculated Our Kassadin vs Zed Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zed as Kassadin, we analyzed 4,827 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 Zed 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 to counter Zed during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kassadin usually racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Zed. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Kassadin versus Zed build include Rod of Ages, Seraph's Embrace, and Lich Bane. When Kassadin bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better versus Zed than with most other common builds. In fact, Kassadin boasted an average win rate of 47.5% when playing against Zed with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Zed as Kassadin, you should equip the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Taste of Blood, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the runes players used for Kassadin vs Zed matchups, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 47.5% winrate overall.

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