Journey into the Freljord

By Quinn Quinn and Valor Valor

Lissandra, the Ice Witch, revealed

By Tyler 'RiotWenceslaus' Eltringham [2]

Lissandra Lissandra is a flexible, Iceborn.png mana-efficient mage with abilities that emphasize crowd control, kiting, and Glacial Path.png mobility over raw damage.

Lissandra Screenshots
Mid lane

Lissandra's Glacial Path.png mobility and crowd control skills make her an ideal choice for aggressive, roaming mid play. By shoving the lane with her AoE abilities, the Ice Witch can create the space she needs to make a move on top or bottom lane. The long range blink from Glacial Path.png Glacial Path lets her get the drop on enemies from unexpected angles by jumping terrain or by circumventing typical ward locations. Once the ambush has been sprung, Lissandra's potent combination of Ice Shard.png slows, Ring of Frost.png roots, and Frozen Tomb.png stuns allows her to stick to an opponent and close out the kill.

Top lane

Lissandra's Iceborn.png passive allows her to be much less dependent on Crest of Insight.png blue buff compared to many of her AP counterparts, making her an excellent, self-sufficient choice for top lane. Despite her low base durability, the long range blink on Glacial Path.png Glacial Path helps Lissandra stay safe by pulling off daring escapes. If she's caught in a gank, Lissandra can freeze her would-be killers in place with Ring of Frost.png Ring of Frost before disappearing over terrain with a well-placed Glacial Path.png Glacial Path.

The area of effect damage on Ice Shard.png Ice Shard also allows Lissandra to guard turrets even when pressured, or press the lane in an attempt to lure enemy junglers into a counter-gank. When an opponent takes the bait, Lissandra can cast Frozen Tomb.png Frozen Tomb on herself, ensuring her own survival as she uses her other abilities to set up kills.

Team fights

Lissandra isn't the type of mage who immediately blows up high-value targets, but instead has the potential to lay down impressive amounts of damage and crowd control on grouped up opponents. The AoE aspect to Ice Shard.png Ice Shard keeps enemies pinned down through repeated area damage and slow effects while she waits for the opportune moment to unleash her full combo. Once she sees an opening, Lissandra can use Glacial Path.png Glacial Path to close in and lock down a high-value target with Frozen Tomb.png Frozen Tomb. If the opposing team starts to focus her, Lissandra can instead use Frozen Tomb.png Frozen Tomb on herself, juking the initial burst before escaping with Ring of Frost.png Ring of Frost.

If you're looking for a mage who favors crowd control, Glacial Path.png mobility, and kiting over raw burst damage, Lissandra is sure to make a welcome addition to your lineup.