- Playing As
- Use on poisoned stationary targets like monsters and units stunned by her for maximum damage.
- Lead your enemy when targeting with to ensure the hit.
- Playing Against
- Be wary of Cassiopeia's damage potential with when she has you poisoned.
- Turn away from Cassiopeia when she is casting to be slowed instead of stunned.
- Ability Usage
- harasser in all stages of the game. All three of her basic abilities, especially , can be used constantly in lane to zone, capable of dealing huge amounts of damage over time at a safe distance. is a great
- has a slight delay; lead your enemy when targeting with to ensure the hit, or use it on them when they will have to stand still to last-hit.
- Using in the brush does not reveal , so when in the side lanes, use the brush to your advantage to harass with little to no retaliation from enemy minions.
- When chasing/fleeing, be sure to use your on an enemy champion to speed yourself up, and to slow them down.
- Using in the middle of the lane when enemy minions are coming will slow them and deal some damage giving advantage to your minions, this tactic is best used in pushes as intentionally pushing your lane during the laning phase opens yourself up to ganks.
- 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.
becomes extremely powerful if the target is poisoned, allowing you to deal out large amounts of damage with its extremely low cooldown.
- It is very highly recommended to smart cast , as it will make it much easier to land the maximum amount of allowed by the duration of your poison effects.
- If the situation is favorable, try to cast while directly on top of your target, as extra damage begins when the poisoned target is hit and not on spellcast.
- Due to has extremely low cooldown and high damage, don't be afraid to target durable melee champions if necessary. Unlike many other mages that rely on burst damage, and her can realistically cut through tough enemies with time, accuracy, and enough mana.
- Try to use
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 teamfight 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 followed by , and can turn most 1v1 fights and mid game turret dives in your favor.
- also allows 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 the only effective when your stuns both targets.
- Mastery Usage
- is good on Cassiopeia because, in conjunction with and/or , can proc the damage very easily without putting her at too much risk.
- works well as a means of escape. If can deal enough damage in a short amount of time, she can proc the speed boost and get away safely.
- is another good mastery as it adds an extra DoT to the already potent one has.
- Item Usage