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Cassiopeia Champion Spotlight

Cassiopeia Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Tear of the Goddess item
Essential Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Standard Void Staff item Morellonomicon item Archangel's Staff item
Situational Zhonya's Hourglass item Luden's Echo item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Tear of the Goddess item Health Potion item2
Essential Archangel's Staff item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Offensive Void Staff item Luden's Echo item Wooglet's Witchcap item
Defensive Rod of Ages item Abyssal Mask item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Tear of the Goddess (Crystal Scar) item Ruby Crystal item Health Potion item5
Essential Archangel's Staff (Quick Charge) item Rod of Ages (Crystal Scar) item
Offensive Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Luden's Echo item
Defensive Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item

Tips

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

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia is a great harasser in all stages of the game. All three of her basic abilities, especially Noxious Blast Noxious Blast, can be used constantly in lane to zone, capable of dealing huge amounts of damage over time at a safe distance.
  • Noxious Blast Noxious Blast has a slight delay; lead your enemy when targeting with Noxious Blast Noxious Blast to ensure the hit, or use it on them when they will have to stand still to last-hit.
  • Using Noxious Blast Noxious Blast in the brush does not reveal CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia, 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 Noxious Blast Noxious Blast on an enemy champion to speed yourself up, and Miasma Miasma to slow them down.
  • Using Miasma Miasma 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.
  • Noxious Blast 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.
  • Twin Fang Twin Fang 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 Twin Fang Twin Fang, as it will make it much easier to land the maximum amount of Twin Fang Twin Fang allowed by the duration of your poison effects.
    • If the situation is favorable, try to cast Twin Fang Twin Fang while directly on top of your target, as Twin Fang Twin Fang's extra damage begins when the poisoned target is hit and not on spellcast.
    • Due to Twin Fang Twin Fang 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, CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia and her Twin Fang Twin Fang can realistically cut through tough enemies with time, accuracy, and enough mana.
  • Try to use Petrifying Gaze 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 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 Petrifying Gaze Petrifying Gaze followed by Miasma Miasma, Noxious Blast Noxious Blast and Twin Fang Twin Fang can turn most 1v1 fights and mid game turret dives in your favor.
  • Petrifying Gaze Petrifying Gaze also allows CassiopeiaSquare 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 the only effective when your Petrifying Gaze Petrifying Gaze stuns both targets.
Rune Usage
Item Usage

As a Battlemage, CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia values ability power, cooldown reduction and mana. Survivability through health, armor, magic resist and utility items are also good purchases, since CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia's extreme sustained damage can overpower enemies the longer she can stay alive. Thanks to CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia's passive Serpentine Grace Serpentine Grace, she has no need to buy boots. In long matches this allows her to pick a sixth item as she needs, while still having equivalent movement speed to most other champions.

Countering
  • CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia mostly deals magic damage; investing in magic resistance will mitigate his damage.
  • Adaptive Helm item Adaptive Helm in particular is a heavy counter to CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia, since it will reduce her sustained damage from repeated Twin Fang Twin Fang casts.
  • CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia is heavily restricted by her mana in the early game. If she runs low, she is highly vulnerable to ganks and all-in attacks.
  • When trading against CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia, a lot of her damage comes from poison-enhanced Twin Fang Twin Fangs. Try to dodge Noxious Blast Noxious Blast and stay in close range to avoid Miasma Miasma, and her damage will be greatly reduced.
  • Close-range assassins such as ZedSquare Zed, TalonSquare Talon and FizzSquare Fizz are strong against CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia, especially before she has access to her ultimate Petrifying Gaze Petrifying Gaze. If they can gapclose quickly and avoid Miasma Miasma entirely, their full ability combos can kill or cripple CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia before she is allowed to deal her sustained damage.
    • ZedSquare Zed and FizzSquare Fizz, in particular, are the best, due to their ability to dodge Petrifying Gaze Petrifying Gaze, respectively, with Death Mark Death Mark and Playful Playful/Trickster Trickster, without being stunned or slowed at all. KaynSquare Kayn can also do that with his Umbral Trespass Umbral Trespass, but he needs to have damaged Cassiopeia first.
      • Be wary that none of those abilities can be used if those champions are standing upon Miasma Miasma.
  • A mage that can outrange Cassiopeia such as Vel'KozSquare Vel'Koz, LuxSquare Lux, or XerathSquare Xerath can also deal well with her, as Cassiopeia has difficulty closing the gap against them due to her lack of mobility and will mostly need to eat their harass during the laning phase.

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