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Champion Spotlight
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Cassiopeia Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items
Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran&#039;s Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Tear of the Goddess item Needlessly Large Rod item
Essential Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item Archangel&#039;s Staff item Luden&#039;s Echo item
Standard Void Staff item Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item
Situational Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item Will of the Ancients item Liandry&#039;s Torment item
Consumables Health Potion item Vision Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Tear of the Goddess item Health Potion item2
Essential Archangel&#039;s Staff item Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item
Offensive Void Staff item Luden&#039;s Echo item
Defensive Will of the Ancients item Abyssal Scepter item Wooglet&#039;s Witchcap item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Tear of the Goddess item Doran&#039;s Ring item Health Potion item5
Essential Archangel&#039;s Staff item Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item Sorcerer&#039;s Shoes item
Offensive Void Staff item Will of the Ancients item Luden&#039;s Echo item
Defensive Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item Zhonya&#039;s Hourglass item Abyssal Scepter item
Consumables Oracle&#039;s Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item


Playing As Cassiopeia Cassiopeia
  • Use Twin Fang.png Twin Fang on poisoned stationary targets like monsters and units stunned by her Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze for maximum damage.
  • Lead your enemy when targeting with Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast to ensure the hit.
Playing Against Cassiopeia Cassiopeia
  • Be wary of Cassiopeia's damage potential with Twin Fang.png Twin Fang when she has you poisoned.
  • Turn away from Cassiopeia when she is casting Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze to be slowed instead of stunned.


Ability Usage
  • Stacking up Aspect of the Serpent.png Aspect of the Serpent is paramount for Cassiopeia Cassiopeia.
    • Landing Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast on enemy champions helps her stack faster. Miasma.png Miasma is a great tool to try to engage/disengage safely. Poisoning multiple enemy champions do not give extra stacks but it does do damage to both so keep that in mind.
    • Note that even if you do not spam Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast on enemy champions, Aspect of the Serpent.png Aspect of the Serpent will still stack every 6 seconds. Know when you hit your powerspikes to play aggressively with this.
    • 3-6 Twin Fang.png Twin Fangs can be cast for each Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast without putting Twin Fang.png Twin Fang on full cooldown. The number depends on how close you are to your target as twin fang has a travel time and a 0.5 second cooldown on reset. Be aggressive with this in lane, even when a trade goes poorly. Getting stacks of Aspect of the Serpent.png Aspect of the Serpent quickly is paramount.
  • Each benchmark of Aspect of the Serpent.png Aspect of the Serpent is a massive power spike for Cassiopeia Cassiopeia.
    • At 100 stacks, Cassiopeia Cassiopeia gains a very small AP boost and significant health sustain which, along with the mana sustain from Twin Fang.png Twin Fang, allows her to stay in lane very well just last hitting with Twin Fang.png Twin Fang. As well, this allows Cassiopeia Cassiopeia to trade and duel very well.
    • At 250 stacks, Cassiopeia Cassiopeia gains a decent AP boost and can have her poisons up constantly. The CDR also means failing to Twin Fang.png Twin Fang a poisoned target is less punishing and keeping targets poisoned is easier.
    • At 500 stacks, generally hit around 20-35 minutes on Summoner's Rift, Cassiopeia Cassiopeia gains a massive AP boost, equal to and stacking with Rabadon&#039;s Deathcap item.png Rabadon's Deathcap's passive.
  • Cassiopeia Cassiopeia is a great harasser in all stages of the game. All three of her basic abilities, especially Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast, can be used constantly in lane to zone, capable of dealing damage over time at a safe distance. Twin Fang.png Twin Fang provides the bulk of her damage at any stage of the game though.
  • Cassiopeia Cassiopeia must play fairly safely until she hits late game, however harassing is very important for gaining stacks and farming is a very large part of her gameplay.
  • Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast has a slight delay. Lead your enemy when targeting with Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast to ensure the hit, or use it on them when they will have to stand still to last-hit.
  • Using Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast in the brush does not reveal Cassiopeia Cassiopeia, so when in the side lanes, use the brush to your advantage to harass with little to no retaliation from enemy minions.
  • Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast can also be used to check brush, as it gives you a movement speed bonus (and a buff icon) if an enemy is hit. If you cast it in a brush, and notice the buff icon, you know that an enemy is there.
  • Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast grants a significant speed boost, using this is crucial to juking skill shots and repositioning in fights.
  • When chasing/fleeing, be sure to use your Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast on an enemy champion to speed yourself up, and Miasma.png Miasma to slow them down.
  • Since Miasma.png Miasma grants vision over the area affected, it can be used to check brush.
  • Twin Fang.png Twin Fang is the main source of Cassiopeia's mana and health sustain.
    • It is crucial to last hit with Twin Fang.png Twin Fang to sustain your mana. Using Twin Fang.png Twin Fang repeatedly on a high health target, like tanks, Dragon Dragon, or Baron Nashor Baron Nashor, will drain your mana.
  • Twin Fang.png Twin Fang becomes extremely powerful if the target is poisoned, allowing you to deal out large amounts of damage with its low conditional cooldown.
    • It is very highly recommended to smart cast Twin Fang.png Twin Fang, as it will make it much easier to land the maximum amount of Twin Fang.png Twin Fang allowed by the duration of your poison effects.
    • Due to Twin Fang.png Twin Fang having the potential to be constantly refreshed, don't be afraid to target durable melee champions if necessary. Unlike many other mages that rely on burst damage, Cassiopeia Cassiopeia and her Twin Fang.png Twin Fang can realistically cut through tough enemies with time, accuracy, and enough mana.
  • Twin Fang.png Twin Fang is reduced to a 0.5 second cooldown on cast if the target is poisoned. However it doesn't matter who poisoned the target. So if you have a teammate such as Teemo Teemo or Singed Singed who have a poison effect on their abilities, use it in your favor.
  • Try to use Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze offensively, and usually against more than one target. That said, it can also be used when being ganked to escape enemies.
    • It is, however, safest to use it when a team fight has happened. The enemy will be less likely to manage to turn around with their attention split amongst five champions - and more likely to all be facing you since that is largely required to fight your team.
  • Using Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze followed by Miasma.png Miasma, Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast and Twin Fang.png Twin Fang can turn most 1v1 fights and mid game turret dives in your favor.
  • You can cast Twin Fang.png Twin Fang and Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze together for a surprise stun. This is really difficult to pull off.
  • Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze also allows Cassiopeia Cassiopeia to be a very strong anti-ganker. Simply casting it when your lane opponent and the enemy ganker are in range, then bursting down the weaker one with your combo can turn the 2v1 into a 1v1. This tactic is only effective when your Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze stuns both targets.
  • Cassiopeia Cassiopeia can proxy through the use of Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast and Miasma.png Miasma.
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
  • If you can predict when Cassiopeia Cassiopeia will use Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze, such as at the beginning of a fight or at the end, you can avoid the 2 second stun.
    • You will hear Cassiopeia Cassiopeia gasp before she activates Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze (0.65 second cast time) so you have a brief moment to react.
  • Cassiopeia Cassiopeia relies heavily on landing Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze so that Miasma.png Miasma and Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast are unavoidable.
  • When dueling her she will put Miasma.png Miasma right on you, despite the constant damage from it the time needed to move out will let her spam Twin Fang.png Twin Fang to death. It's better to stay in the venom and outburst her.
  • Cassiopeia Cassiopeia lacks a powerful instant nuke apart from Petrifying Gaze.png Petrifying Gaze, other mages who can nuke potently or disabling her like Malzahar Malzahar or Xerath Xerath can effectively counter her mid-late game.
  • Cassiopeia Cassiopeia has excellent range on Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast and as her main harassing tool, outranging her is highly beneficial, mages like Lux Lux and Xerath Xerath have a clear advantage.
    • These mages can also outburst her if done correctly.
  • Cassiopeia Cassiopeia is a very powerful harasser. Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast allows her to give her lane opponent a hard time, but also be wary for Miasma.png Miasma, as it can set you up for ganks, make landing Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast or especially Twin Fang.png Twin Fang extremely easy, or zone you from minions very effectively. Buying Boots of Speed item.png Boots of Speed is a good and cheap way to limit her harassment.
  • Cassiopeia Cassiopeia is extremely proficient at duels, having the most sustained damage of all mages (maybe only matched by Vladimir Vladimir) therefore it is not recommended to engage her alone.
    • Champions who can outmatch her sustained damage but also survive the 2 second stun like Vladimir Vladimir, Kayle Kayle, Elise Elise, or Swain Swain can potentially duel and kill her.
  • Due to Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast and Miasma.png Miasma, Cassiopeia Cassiopeia is very powerful at kiting. If she gets Rylai&#039;s Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter she will be almost impossible to reach if played correctly. Do not engage her with a champion without strong gapclosers or excellent range, all this while also being able to withstand her damage in a 1v1.
  • Avoiding her Noxious Blast.png Noxious Blast and Miasma.png Miasma is critical for your survival, as they deal heavy DoT, and being poisoned allows Cassiopeia Cassiopeia to spam her Twin Fang.png Twin Fang on you.


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