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LISSANDRA BUILD GUIDE: Intro Guide to Lissandra by Reginald

by Reginald (last updated over a year ago)

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Greater Mark of Magic Penetration( +7.83 magic penetration)
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Greater Seal of Armor( +12.69 armor)
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Greater Glyph of Magic Resist( +12.06 magic resist)
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Greater Quintessence of Ability Power( +14.85 ability power)
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Iceborn
QIce Shard
WRing of Frost
EGlacial Path
RFrozen Tomb
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Skill Order

Player Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Iceborn
QIce Shard
WRing of Frost
EGlacial Path
RFrozen Tomb

Champion Matchups

Introduction

This is just a quick and intro guide to Lissandra because she was just released so this guide will help players that are trying to pick her up. From my understanding, Lissandra is a very weak champion in her laning phase and she is more of a utility mage than a carry ap champion. She is weak in lane, however her ability to catch people or kill opponents is huge with help allies. I think she has potential and can be very scary if people learn to play her correctly. I'm still trying to figure her out =D. Lissandra is a very high skill cap champion and I think it'll take people quite a bit of time to actually maximize her potential, the reason why her win rate is so low atm is because people are not good with her at all.

I do not think Lissandra is a great champion for solo queue at all, but wayy better for competitive play. In Solo queue , you want champions that have high damage that can 1v1 and 1v5. Lissandra isn't that type of champion.

Summoner Spells



Explanation:

Flash to help you catch people off guard or to help position you for a better ultimate.

ignite because Lissandra lacks damage and you need it to have killing potential.

Skills

Passive: Iceborn

Explanation:

Lissandra's passive is only good in lane phase because her abilities are high on mana and you usually don't really need mana once you start getting blue buffs. Try to use spells when your passive is up to harass opponents.




Q: Ice Shard

Explanation:

This is her damage ability that you must max first because her other abilities are not reliable damage. This is also her shortest Cooldown spell that has a 3 sec CD. You want to max this first and this is her main damage spell. It is very important that you're precise or you will lack damage in team fights.





W: Ring of Frost

Explanation:

This is her AOE snare that is very useful for catching opponents and also escaping. Try not to stack up her W and her R . You want to maximize your CC in small battles of 1v1 , 2v2, and 3v3.. .IN big fights, you might want to just spam both w and r for instant damage on as many targets as possible for higher aoe damage rather focus on maximizing CC.


E: Glacial Path

Explanation:

Glacial Path is Lissandra's hardest spell to master because you need to really use it for damage and mobility. It is very very hard to use. Generally most players will only use her E for mobility, but better players will try to land it on opponents and use it to follow up as well. The difference in landing it in late game is around 500 damage =D.




R: Frozen Tomb

Explanation:


Frozen Tomb is her ultimate and is a very very strong ability. There are two ways to use this spell and I think it is really cool. You can either focus one target or you can aoe a whole team. It is generally better to cast the spell on yourself if you can hit 2-3 targets because it would affect the team fight much much more. You only want to ult 1 target if you can instantly burst the enemy down and make the fight a 4v5 fight.

AOE:
Hit 3-5 people
Other AOe champions on your team to follow up
When you can use zhonya's and ultimate to zone back line.

Single Target:

Against fed Champions that MUST die.
When you catch someone off guard and can burst them and make the fight 4v5.
When you can instantly kill a high priority target like their ap or ad carry w.o them using their abilities.



Skill Order

I max Q first for more effective damage.

MAx w for more damage

MAX e for more mobility

The Role of Lissandra

As a Lissandra player, you cannot be scared to engage. Most AP Mid players play like huge pussies! Lissandra has the ability to be very aggressive and engage and a great engage can easily win you the game. If you see an opportunity, take it. Decision making is very key, because there are a lot of instances where you can tower dive with lissandra. It is very hard to do this because solo queue players wont follow up and you'll just die. I do not think Lissandra is a great champion for solo queue at all, but wayy better for competitive play. In Solo queue , you want champions that have high damage that can 1v1 and 1v5. Lissandra isn't that type of champion.

Early Game

In early game, you want to survive your lane and farm to get level 6. Once you hit level 6,you'll have a lot more killing potential. Lissandra is very deadly with a strong jungler because she has high mobility and can get into range to CC your lane opponent. You're generally looking to pick people off with her high utility. She has a very good gap closer and a lot of CC. She is strong in 2v2 battles and big battles because of her AOE. She is not a strong 1v1 duelist , but has super high utility.

Mid Game

In Mid game, you're trying to pick people off with her strong cc and gap closing abilities. It is very easy to catch opponents on tower trying defend by themselves when you're pushing or when you're fighting at dragon. You want to try and make plays on Lissandra, She also scales very well.. so you can feel comfortable farming as well. Lissandra is the type of champion that can really make things happen =D.

Team Fights

In Teamfights, your goal is CC the right targets and deal the most damage possible.You're always trying to do the most AOE damage or instantly killing a target to force a 4v5 fight. Because Lissandra's mobility is very good, it is very easy for you to enage on an enemy carry. You have to make sure that if you're using your ultimate on only 1 target, that the target must die. The best case scenario is killing an enemy AP carry/AD when they have not used any of their spells yet or did any damage. The ability to catch people off guard on Lissandra is insane. It gets harder and hard as enemies build defensive items like zhonya's or quicksilver sash. Sometimes it is good to ult a tank if they're too overextended and you can instantly burst the tank down, other wise it is best to go in and use frozen tomb on yourself and AOEing multiple targets. It is very important to have good decision making on Lissandra because all of her spells have sooo much potential.

You generally don't maximize your w for CC , if you're going on a squishy target because your goal is to instantly kill them, however if you 're going on tanks, it is better to maximize your cc abilities.

Comments

July 26, 2013 - 04:46 PM #1

Strike firmly, you are correct about having to poke them down to kill them, but thats the great thing. You can do so safely considering her q has massive range if you can use it properly. Which either leads to them staying in lane with low hp so they dont lose exp and end up dying, or they back because they dont want to die and end up losing exp which starts the snowball effect. Ive been playing lissandra a lot lately and ive found that even her hardest counters have a very difficult time taking her. Its all about your play style, if you can play her right she is a force to be reckoned with, even leblancs will fear you. Ive done it several times.

July 26, 2013 - 04:33 PM #2

I strongly disagree with this build. Lissandra is a very strong initiator and to do so you have to have some hp. I can only see this build working well for lane phase. I agree that the nuke is very nice, but you can build her healthy and still nuke considerably well. I understand that you can build glass cannon with her and take advantage of the double zonyas via her ult, but after you pop the ult and zonyas you're done for, which doesnt really help your kdr much. I went against a lissandra that did this build and completely wrecked her. Deathcap, rylais, rod of ages, zhonyas, and deathfire provide just as good of a nuke as well as survivability, which is what lissandra is all about. I also personally beleive her lane phase is one of the strongest out of most ap champs, mainly due to her passive. If you can use it well you can poke champs down and finish them off with your ult,w,q combo. And she is actually a very strong 1v1 duelist, you just have to play her right. She is probably one of the easiest champs to 1v1 with without taking any damage at all due to her mobility. This build pretty much isnt for lissandra, leave the glass cannons to lux, try my suggested build and i guarantee you will like it much more.

May 14, 2013 - 03:23 AM #3

@Peruman and tybolly, read all of his other guides, they never have match ups are anything in depth.

May 12, 2013 - 05:26 PM #4

You can't really all in on her before poking people down, Leskx. I have been playing her exclusive and she is more of a poke/wither them down then gimp them. Similiar to Nidalee imo. Poke Poke Poke > Finish.

May 11, 2013 - 10:49 PM #5

i dont think that shes that weak in laning phase.

I didnt played her, but her all in combo must be so powerfull..

E on Target ->W->Q->Ignite->Ult or Target or ureself and enemy should be down or not ?

May 11, 2013 - 06:45 AM #6

Can Lissandra be used as a Support? If so, is there a guide on it?

May 10, 2013 - 10:42 AM #7

@Solatoral Usually featured pro guides don't get longer than this. If you want quality, you go to the approved guide for the champion. Use the featured guides purely as reference as how to your favorite player would build them with runes, masteries and items.

May 8, 2013 - 02:03 AM #8

As others have said, Liss is new and so is the guide, it will be longer soon.



Though to be fair (and you can't deny this unless you're hugely bias), the pros don't often have long explanatory guides in general anyway. So if you're looking for a massive, long, but very high quality guide you'll have to wait till some other person makes one.

May 8, 2013 - 01:51 AM #9

@Glartix ... its called INTRO guide to lissandra..what did you expect

May 7, 2013 - 09:54 PM #10

Glartix, Lissandra just came out. Calm your tits.

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