Ranked #24 out of 59 in MidDiscover all Mid champions who counter Cassiopeia. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Cassiopeia in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Cassiopeia Data for all roles taken from 85,8712151,37025,07758,590627 matches.
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Tips Against Cassiopeia in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
Yamikaze says “Dodge her Q with your dash and look to harass her whenever possible, until you can all-in or force her porting back. She cannot fight back if you have your windwall up, so use it to your advantage. Be careful of her W, if you stand on it, you will have 0 mobility in teamfights, as you can't flash or dash. Her ult is very predictable(Unless she R+Flash), so always be ready to turn away from her, so she doesn't land a free stun. ”
Vicksay says “Scary snake lady punishes mistakes really hard, if you miss an E while in range of her Q or make a mistake with your R you're pretty much done for without Flash. If she takes Cleanse she can also pummel you even if you do hit the E. Great at level 2, scales like a monster and hard to punish if she's good at her champ. However not 100% unwinnable, as she is still immobile and can be shut down by roams.”
iZianni says “You outrange Cassio making it an easy match up in the early levels but as with all scaling champions, she'll look to force you into extended trades where she excels.
Do your best with positioning, as long as you avoid her Q you'll be able to mitigate most of her damage and out-trade her to set up kill windows.
Ironically, this is one of the few match ups where the backwards Force of Will is optimal. ”
Yeager says “When playing against Cassiopeia you have to be good at baiting out her Q. If she misses that ability, her twin fang won't deal any damage because the target has to be poisoned first. Play around her cooldowns and go aggressive when she misses Q.
Getting boots early makes the laning phase much easier. The glacial augment build is strong against Cassiopeia because she has no mobility, so she's pretty easy to lockdown when caught with CC.
Polarshift says “Slows, slows, slows. Counters you quite damn hard since you're insanely immobile and she outranges you with her abilities. Her W and R will keep you in place or slow you, even if you dodge her ultimate it will slow you.”
TheCatOfCheshire says “It's a really dangerous one. Level one she can last it with her spell so she's better than you. Lvl 2 she got the poison + mass claw so she's stronger than you. Lvl 3 you can no longer escape. A good cassio can beat a great ahri, you have to play smart and use the fact that you outrange her to poke her. use the charm flashed to engage her. And if you dash on her, look behind instantly after the dash cause she'll try to ult you. You're a better roamer then her so use it to get some free kills and kill her.”
Yeager says “You have the range advantage, so you can kite her pretty well at all stages in the game. She's immobile if she doesn't hit her Q, so play around that, and get boots if necessary since it's a skillshot.
At level 6 you only have to watch out for her flash ult. Always turn your back when you see her ult animation go off, so you get slowed instead of stun. ”
Drewmatth Taliyah says “Start Doran + 2 Pots if 1) You think you can outplay her and hit your W's to generate a kill at levels 3-5 or 2) You think she will burst you down post 6 (get an extra ring).
Start Corrupting if you think you will not hit your W's (or you will get poked down) and you rely more on wave clear/spammy poke (you will be way more squisher but more durable -- this is recommended if you are sure you will not get hit by CC spells and instantly die).
Rather difficult matchup if it's a very good Cassio. Early try to get boots as fast as you can to dodge as many Q's as you can (since Q enables her). You can play the range advantage with your Q but if you get close be careful since her movement speed (phase rush maybe) can make you miss your W.
Her ult is highly predictable and you can dodge it if you turn around right when you see the animation starting. (You need some practice for this but in time it becomes easy). The impossible thing to dodge is the R->Flash ult - so keep in mind that a good player might do that to kill you. A good player might also try to kill you pre 6 and kick you out of the lane. If you hit your W E Q's combo you have a good chance at winning but otherwise I'd just push and roam because it's a rather annoying and difficult matchup (kind of like Azir).”
eiensiei says “If she hits her Q, I'll wait for the movement speed burst to fade before using my Q. If I hit, I'll follow up with AA-E-AA; if not, I'll W and walk away. Mercury's Treads are a good buy here if I'm losing lane, and can get them really early - Lost Chapter > Merc's > Luden's Echo. After 6 if she's trying to chase me down, I won't risk turning around to Q since she might use that time to stun me with her R. Also if I'm getting low on HP I'll Flash immediately and not give her time to cast W and ground me.”
Yeager says “Slightly cassiopeia favored until you get rylais. You can win this matchup by baiting her Q and then go for trades. If she hits Q, she will run you down with her twin fangs + phase rush. When you get augmented e you can waveclear much faster than her and roam. ”
Yeager says “Lane can go either way. Focus on dodging her Q skillshot. If she misses that, she won't be able to run you down. Get boots early if you struggle and cleanse if they have a jungler with hard cc as well.
She needs to base for a tear and stack it, so she will lack damage at the early stages of the game, so you can abuse that.
Basically, you can win trades if you dodge her Q as her damage will be nonexistant early.
Focus on farming and getting out of the laning phase, where it will be much easier for you because she has short range, so you can easily poke her down. ”
Sylvan Lore says “Orianna is a common counter pick to Cassiopeia in pro play, but that is not to say that this match-up is easy. Levels 1-3 you can actually harass her quite well because any trading on her end is likely to make her run out of mana. Should she miss a Q on you, that is almost always a sign to go in for an advantageous trade. Levels 4-6 if you play it correctly you can slightly outrange her, but the most important thing is to not be falling behind in cs. She is immobile so in many fights in the mid game you will be able to zone her well, but if she gets a flash R off it will really hurt. When you have lost chapter and she is still on tear, you should win overall as long as you don't get hit by her Q. Once she gets her completed archangel, the matchup is Cass favored in my opinion. You will however be able to match her output in teamfights and it will come down to who is the better player. I like either taking teleport or barrier into this lane since it is pretty even and you can try to get your leads from other places of the map. Phase rush is essential due to her speed and needing a quick proc to escape a bad trade. She is usually quite healthy so both Morello or Liandry's work well as mid game items. Merc treads can also work quite well should you fall behind and they make sense against the enemy comp overall.”
xXkillercrackXx says “Very strong laning and trading due to the power of presence of mind. Boots start is recommended as dodging her Q and being able to run away from her level 2 E spam will decide the lane. You can gold card her to try and create some distance, but the speed boost she gets from Q and the slow from her W will allow her to still chase you down. If you're ever below 70% health and she lands a Q, she will outright kill you if she has cleanse.
Can't ever follow your roams so we're good in that regard.”
sweodigaming says “Early game she is weak since her mana runs out quickly, and yours does not. Care when she comes back to lane with Tear of the goddess, she is just going to spam abilities and harass you since she also out ranges you.”
FalleN3 says “This one is a skill match-up and can go either way depending on your knowledge or the enemies skill/familiarity with her. She deals a lot of damage early game so you need to be careful at all times. If you do not start with boots, be sure to pick them up as an early item as they will really help you to avoid her skill shots. If you turn your back to her when she uses her ultimate you will be slowed instead of stunned. She is very immobile and vulnerable to ganks, because of this playing the lane slowly and not pushing it can work to your advantage and allow you to call for some help from your jungler. Try not to give her early kills as this will make her difficult to deal with.”
CaptianMike says “You don't have any movement abilities so her W Miasma won't hurt your kit, but she does deal a lot of damage. Watch out for her power spikes at level 2 and 6. Otherwise, look away from her after you use an ability. If you're constantly turning you head around, the odds that her ult will hit are low. Ensure she doesn't get ahead; better to play safe and lose some cs than give up kills.
FalleN3 says “You need to avoid her skill shots (Q) Noxious Blast and (W) Miasma and try to keep your distance from her while farming.
You should ask your jungler to gank in this match-up and take advantage of any time that she overextends.
Boots and Health Potions can be a good start against her.”
Twitch.Tv-LimitBreaker88 says “Very simillar to you, a hyper DPS mage, but less reliable ( skillshots ) and no mobility. She can win the lane if you are not carefull with her Qs (3s cd) Also keep in mind, that when you drift in she can stun you with her R. Won through dodging her stuff and ganks with your jungler, as she is an extremely easy kill.”
Phrxshn says “3 of her skills are skillshot based. Will be up to you if this will be easy or hard match-up. Noxious Blast(Q) which is a poison blast, must be dodged to be able to trade. Miasma which is 5 second AOE that should be avoided as it can apply slow + grounding. Petrifying Gaze(R) can be avoided if you face away from Cassiopeia. (Recommended Items: Rylai's Scepter, Hextech Protobelt) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Cassiopeia or Singed if he dodges all skillshots) (Outscaling Edge: Cassiopeia)”
Yasukeh says “ This matchup goes from one of your hardest, to one of your easiest if you take phase rush. The entire point of this champion is to kite you, and when you have phase rush, you can't be kited. Her W is useless, as you can just run right past it easily and get your spin off. If you take Q poke in lane, back off a bit, so she can't follow up with Twin Fangs. ”
Yeager says “Skill matchup. Her W makes you unable to use E or R if you stand on it. If you want to engage, it has to be with W first.
The main thing you need to do, is rush boots EARLY. If she lands her Q on you, she will win all trades, as she will follow up with E and proc her phage rush. It makes it almost impossible for you to hit any spells.
This part mainly comes with experience. But most of the time you will know when a Cassiopeia will use her ultimate. That's when you turn your back against her, so you don't get stunned. ”
Yeager says “She has a super strong laning phase against champions with short range and no mobility. Start boots and 4 pots if you struggle against her normally. You can survive this matchup by "baiting" her Q and then walk up to shove the wave. ”
Yeager says “You won't win extended trades against her, and she has built-in sustain. Try make the wave push towards you and farm for your core items. If you have trouble dodging her Q, you can get boots early.”
FalleN3 says “This is a skill match-up. Try your best to out-roam her and you will need to out-play her. She will use her range advantage in order to zone you off your CS and bully you out of lane. You need to avoid her skill shots (Q) and (W), this can be easier said than done but your kit certainly gives you the ability. Her (W) will stop you being able to use your (E). After level 6 you should have the ability to 100-0 her, especially with some jungler help. ”
Dr Eggmund says “Try and dodge Cassiopeia's Q as this is what influence's her damage. If you can out kite her and avoid her Q's then her damage will be nullified and should help you win fights in lane. Poke her to death as much as you can until she get's sick of it. Try and all in her at 6 as she would have built mana items over damage or resistance so it is the perfect time to pounce on the viper.”
Reason97 says “Casseopia is a mostly skill matchup. A good cass can get in your face and kite you out hard, but a good stun will stop her kiting in her tracks, and your all in does a lot more immediate damage than her's. She depends a lot on her ability to kite an enemy and widdle them down over time with her fangs and poison, so if she try's to pick at you, stun her and dis-engage from the fight. Now, if you get the drop on her, you have the advantage, but always keep a lookout for her slowly inching her way up lane towards you, and always be aware of when her R could be ready to use. ”
Fuzzmonkey says “Cassiopeia is a ok match up. The only problem is, once you've gone in, you really need to commit for the kill otherwise she will out DPS you. Reason for this is when you go in with your W, Cassio can then place her W on your W image and will ground you. So, if you ended up going back on your W, this will allow her to get an easy Q-E spam on you. Either wait for her W to go on cooldown or all in her.”
AP WormMaW Mid says “In this matchup it depends how good this Cassio player is. If he is just mediocore and he can't juke your skillshots, then you should win with ease. But against better players, that will walk around you while spamming all spells on you, it might be hard to do anything and early it's just better farm up. It's good though that if you hit your E, you can kite her over it, which should give you enough space to hit few ults off that and win trade. In lategame you should always make sure, that she is poked down, before you try to all-in her, because if you miss your combo on her while going face-to-face, you will just end up getting killed, so even if this snake is behind, never underestimate her damage potential.”
Yuki H. says “Once again a skillshot reliant matchup where victory sways towards the one who is able to dodge most. Cassiopeia's E damage is minimal when the target is not affected by her poison. Therefore, avoid trades after being hit by her Q or W unless you have confidence. Additionally, note her W renders your W and R useless while standing on top of it since it "grounds" you. Prioritize purchasing a hexdrinker, or qss if hexdrinker is not bought. Two MR items may be a bit redundant especially if Merc Treads are bought as well.”
Impossible2Gank says “If they know what they're doing it'll be a hard time. If you get even a little behind say bye-bye to lane phase and welcome to pain city. Hexdrinker can help mitigate the pain and help you setup plays but if they see through your plans it's no dice. Play to bait her in around boxes and make sure to avoid ult as well as don't move too forward where she can throw down her poison to stock you from using your Q.”
ShadowSlayerMain says “Medium damage in Early Game, Malmortius is optional, you can't blink when you are on her W, you can easily poke her from distance, the best way for a successful trade when she uses R is blinking with W after R-ing her”
Dvide says “if you are trying to kill her early then use your e to dodge her q because you will lose early if she q's you flash if you have too. When you are both lvl 6 before you ult look away from her and then ult so you wont get stunned”
FalleN3 says “This is a skill match-up but you need to lane against her with caution. She will use her range advantage in order to zone you off your CS and bully you out of lane. You need to avoid her skill shots (Q) and (W), this can be easier said than done. Her (W) will stop you being able to use your (R). Assuming you can get to her without taking an ultimate to the face, after level 6 you should have the ability to 100-0 her, especially with some jungler help. She packs a lot of DPS though, so if you get stunned by that ultimate - you are in trouble.”
arcanejhin says “her posion smoke that stops dashes is a PAIN, along with her R. Try to bait it out if you can and go all in. Your time to trade is right after she misses the small circle ability.
Get QSS or cleanse if you keep staring into her soul and get CC by R.”
LunarVortex says “Her constant DPS is just too much for you and your high cooldowns on Q and E. She can run you down at will and also has ways to dodge your Q and get out of your R with her Q movement speed and also Phase Rush (if she uses that over Conquerer). The second you miss your Q, you die. Try to predict her R because otherwise she will simply break your shield before using it. Call your jungler for help as soon as she starts to play aggressive and hope that she overextends. Be aware of her 1v2 potential at lvl 6 and afterwards though.”
BCota says “big scary if you get hit by anything that poisons you, you will get absolutely destroyed. Dodge her Q when possible but you can ez outrade if she misses Q. Late game shes oneshot candy with the adc even if she build tanky”
TimRhabey says “She pokes that purple shit on the ground and you can't bodyslam in or out of the fight, just try to focuse on using your ult to deny her during the fights.
Take the glacial rune setup so you can constantly force her to waste her flash or kill her by launching her towards your team or turret.
Cleanse is also decent in this matchup don't be afraid to try it out.”
Akali187 says “Her W shuts you down. Try to get out of her W as soon as possible as you cannot use your E or R. She has great range and damage as well as movement speed. She also has constant damage, so you have to kill her first and fast. If you land your combo on her you should be able to win the fight.”
Coldsong says “Cassiopeia's poke is really bad for Talon, especially with no MR. Make sure to stay out of her W since you cannot E or Q while inside it and face away from her when you engage on her to stop her ult stun.”
BEYBLADE NOXIANO says “Com a mudança do Miasma, de uma match up fácil, passou a ser uma hard match up. Ela pode abusar de você no early, mas você ainda tem potencial pra matá-la no começo. Procure Snowballar contra ela no early. Se você virar pra trás antes de você ultar, ela não consegue parar seu R com o R dela.
DaggerTV_ says “Casiopea will be extreamly powerful if she lands her poison, always move around and try to e onto her to doge her q. Also remember to look away from her before ulting. If you are looking away from her and ult, you can't get stuned”
Chiefsnake says “just keep moving and don't let her hit her Q. Even if she does hit her Q you can easily just run back so she can't hit her empowered E. Most the time you aren't even facing her so you just end up not getting stunned by her ult.”
Tocsam Vladimir says “Just farm and pay attention to her Q's, don't fight early, with protobelt you stomp her, this match is about recognizing you are a lot weaker than her so you need to focus on avoid her Q's or her W, if you get hit by one of theese, just ran away from her and maintain distances, farm the best you can and wait for you 6 to have a chance on nuking cassiopeia, if not, rush protobelt and then the lane changes a lot, because you can stick to her to deal your full combo while you can avoid her R with your pool. ”
ItzJavAgain says “My permaban,biggest threat to Irelia outside top,really high damage,better scaling,and most importanly her W prevents you from using Q,talking away your mobility and a lot of healing since u cant jump on low hp minions to heal or into marked enemies”
elnino9 says “Dodge her Q's, if it lands immediately fall back as she will follow with continous twin fangs. Careful for level 1 harass when you are farming. Passive farm early by Qing minions or Auto attacking at a safe distance from cass and get aggressive at lvl 3-5. Take advantage if she overextends or when her Q is on CD, she won't be able to trade well at 6, if she has no MR, you can burst her down as long as you outplay her ulti by showing your back to her.”
Veralion says “DH/beads. I'm knocking Cass down a peg in this update after doing quite well into the last few I've faced, but that could just be good luck and recency bias skewing the decision. It's still a tough lane. Switching to Smite seriously helped against her in particular, as well as the repeated nerfs she's gotten. That being said, you need to respect her and you have one job: not letting her land Q in the middle of the lane. With that movespeed buff letting her keep up with your burnout, you can take up to 5 E's before getting to safety if you get hit in a bad spot, which will kill your lane phase. Play well back and close to your turret so that she never has the chance to QE you more than once or twice at a time. As long as you limit her damage like that, your smite and beads will outsustain her and you'll scale up just fine. You can’t solo kill her at 6 on even footing since your ult guarantees her stun and full combo, so don't try to take her alone unless it's down or she's out of mana/health. She is very vulnerable without her ult and you can squish her quickly like any other champion; pounce at first opportunity before she gets it back up. Best bet is to call for help at 6 and hope to burst her within whatever CC your jungler brings. Try to turn away for her ult, you can usually intuit when she’ll go for it. Cass players are typically very bad at using it unless they're mains or onetricks and miss it frequently. Failing that, either roam and look to take advantages elsewhere, or spam ult to farm and poke her from a safe distance. ”
Tauricus2017 says “Her DPS is absolutely insane, there is no way you can out damage her in longer fights. She also builds a lot of HP making it hard for you to one shot her. Try to sidestep her ultimate and don't join long fights. Roam and focus on other lanes, you don't have much chance here.”
SkellyBirb says “Cassiopeia isn't very good early game and if you can get the jump on her she doesn't have much to stop you early game. However, she will be dealing a lot of damage late game so be careful of that.”
I1oveZombie says “This one is hard, cuse if you poke her she can get back up but if you doesn't she has a free lane.
So what do you do? One thing is to play glacial, the other thing is to perma shove the lane making it at least a little bit harder for her to farm, and lastly you can poke her and play with jungle.”
vuty2002 says “When you are hit by her Q, prepare to use your Wind Wall because she will definitely attack with her E. After her Q is out, don't try to approach her just yet as she will make sure you cannot dash with her W”
Frixen says “Take Cleanse into her to not get all-inned. Stay as far away as possible, you don't want to take extended trades with her, poking doesn't even do much as she has insane sustain, you just have to wait for your jungler.”
RikudouDovahkiin says “Cassiopeia's damage and sustain maybe not much of problem at 1v1, keep an eye on her ultimate, then she is easy. But be aware of her damage when she gets fed. She can melt you away. As her spell casting range is farther than yours, play around her spells, baiting W shouldn't be that hard also remember that she's unable to W her very near, so it will probably end up on a Petrifying Gaze cast, you should be dodgin' R at this moment to leave her disarmed.”
Tom4tenmark says “Hard Early Game
Start to poke at lvl 3 and get your advantage
Farm up and you win lvl 6 fight easy against her!
If she bullies you in Early Game just farm and try to roam to get your Teammates ahead!”
Melyn says “Often times she will just want to farm. However, be very careful (and save your E) as she can run you down and kill you, especially at level 2. Get into the habit of walking backwards to dodge her ult.”
Lunasta says “Cassiopeia is a really hard champion to deal with, since she can cancel your whole combo and can Kite you really easily, There's no good way of countering her as a Qiyana, I'd recommend just staying safe and try not to get too far behind”
Nooldles says “Her W is the only thing that makes this matchup hard and her R depending on skill levels of players. Her W disables your W and E1, which are both of your defensive abilities and allow you to duel. If you get caught in one of these the trade will always go bad unless you are extremely fed and even that doesn't look too good. To counter her W, try E1 before her W and pray you land the E2 onto anything that isnt on the W preferably her. Post 6 you can also use her ult when she W you to give you time to walk at her and unleash some combos onto her face.”
Stiwy says “A pain in the back.
Lots of damage, can prevent you from using your E, can stun you, can chase you and the list goes on.
Mercury threads and adaptive helm can be really useful.
Jungler can try to help you but still she will remain useful during the whol game.
Very hard matchup overall”
Omega Zero says “Cassiopeia has an extremely strong slow and can kite you rather well, though she's very skillshot reliant. If you get Grounded you will not be able to return to your body, so be very careful during trades. Even if she does not land the stun on her ult, generally she'll just have enough DPS and pressure against you.”
Zoe Sparklepop says “Easy match up until she gets a tear, She'll be able to win any trade you take with her most of the time and doesn't let you run around with your E so don't go Phase Rush build against her.
Basically just try to not let her get ahead.”
Siderman5 says “She's a hard one, if you want to stay alive, you have to outrange her and focus on charming her before she ults you. If you can charm her, turn back instantly after the charm is down, because there is a chance that she will try to ult you. Her W will make your situation really bad, because if it is under you, you can't ult away, and have to walk out of it slowly.”
The PaIe King says “Sustain Karth
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snukumz says “She is hard to hit but you out range her by a lot.
Keep your distance and combo her if you hit your knock up.
Her ult will cancel your ult so try to keep your distance when combo'ing her.
If she gets on you and you miss your knock up you're probably dead. ”
orangepenguinhead says “Her W prevents your Q which is your main source of stacking up. She is also really good at kiting so once she uses her W, you need to make sure you time your Q so that she doesn't get away”
1256 says “scales good, can run you down if you fuck up, has better early but cant kill you w/o tear+6/jg, go for quick trades play around q/w cooldown and you can allin her then
fleet+dom, electro if confident”
AZIR MEN says “Be careful of her Q, if you get hit by that, say goodbye to half of your HP. Do not do long skirmishes with her. Watch out for her flash R, taking cleanse isn't a bad idea.
Take comet or conq.”
LightningTemplar says “Do short trades early and she'll be out of mana before you've used up all your 3 pots. She most likely wont recall before she got enough gold for Tear, therefore play aggressive. Mid-late game she will undoubtedly outscale you, especially as she builds Zhonyas. You can't swap places with your W, nor use R when standing in her W.”
PepeOnDrugs says “This is a skill match-up but you need to lane against her with caution. She will use her range advantage in order to zone you off your CS and bully you out of lane. You need to avoid her skill shots (Q) and (W), this can be easier said than done. Her (W) will stop you being able to use your (R). Assuming you can get to her without taking an ultimate to the face, after level 6 you should have the ability to 100-0 her, especially with some jungler help. She packs a lot of DPS though, so if you get stunned by that ultimate - you are in trouble.
gonzales1 says “U never win long trades with her try to always short trade her and dodge her Q. And always dodge her R. If she hits R and W on u, you are pretty much dead. The thing is most of cassios will probably run exhaust also so keep in mind when exh is on cdr so u can make a play. When u get your tiamat and dirk you can oneshot her. She wouldnt have her seekers yet.”
Lobban says “Cassiopea can shut you down with her ult. What i suggest is you put a W down a couple of inches away from her. Then when you go for the death mark you can switch to dodge her ult. Keep in mind that you should not be too hasty with switching.”
Ekko Rush B Guides says “Cassiopeia is a tricky one. Her W blocks out your E dash or even blink and your ultimate completely. She has much constant damage when she hits her Q's and is super fast, so long trades are basically a death penalty for you.
But when you E on her, she won't have the ability to ground you, because of her minimum W range. Additionally, when you have good reactions, you can negate her ult with yours.
evilforreal says “Cassiopeia can deal extreme levels of damage from an early point in the game. Focus on dodging her poison and disengaging with E if she tries to go in to harass you. Try to bait out her ultimate by tethering to her, and turning away right before your root activates”
KataFlix says “Cassiopeia is a dangerous champion against Katarina, as soon as she lands her Q on you she can take you out easily. Also her W can disable your E and so does her ultimate on you, in order to win Cassiopeia as Katarina in a 1v1 situation, use your ultimate looking back in order for Cassiopeia to burn her Ultimate unfairly”
MaxskeProductions says “This is one of my favorite match-ups. You can easily kill cassio and take her out of the game if you dodge her poison. Make sure to keep turning your back to her in a fight so she cannot ult you! But if you die, she will become scary.”
henxs says “First levels she will poke a lot try not to lose much healt at before lvl 3. At lvl 3 you should engage and trade damage or kill her if possible.
You can Windwall his W E.
Try to e behind her if your engaging you will have a nice chance to dodge her R.”
Gageowago says “Does a lot of annoying poke but you should outrange her with q. If you get hit with a q and she starts moving towards you back off to avoid getting shred by her e. Her w stops your ult and flash and opens you up to a ton of damage. If she walks up like she might ult you try and turn away in order to avoid being stunned. If she runs low on mana in lane try and keep her off of minions to deny her mana sustain. -------(Patch 9.23) Cassiopeia is actually the biggest current abuser of Conqueror. Watch out for this champion and never fight her when she has 10 stacks of Conqueror. Taking Cleanse is a decent option in this matchup.”
BigFatCat909 says “Cassiopeia is a struggle of a lane, thought i find it easier to win with Electrocute than Conq against her. My only advice is to not ult her if she has her w, it's fine to ult her if she has her ult aslong as you turn away after ulting.”
Noodles912 says “This champ is broken in my opinions. Rush tear into mercs for best laning potential. Similar to brand, your Q can block damage over time. You scale a bit better. If she hits you with Q, get out ASAP.”
Kataspina says “Impossible to lane against cassio because of her W and E + conq is broken on cassio so the combination of her E spam and conqueror is insane. Look for opportunities once she uses her W and try to dodge her Q since her E does no damage if she miss her Q.
Doran's shield start.”
Lil Tidepod says “Cassio is a relatively difficult matchup for Ryze. Her ultimate really ruins a lot of your combos, and the fact that she can just spam her Q and do tons of damage is really annoying. If you avoid her Q, take a short, quick trade with E Q. If you're trading and avoid two of them, all-in her, because you will kill her or get really close.”
Sanctuar says “Cassiopeia's kit is perfect for zoning and harassing the enemy laner. Make sure you max Q and learn to bait out her Q, this way you will have an easier time laning against her. After level 6 her all-in is dangerous; if she has a Cleanse in her pocket, do not use Ignite too early, but stun her with a combo, E towards her shortly and you will most-likely bait out her cleanse. Then back off and wait for an opportunity to kill her in an all-in combo.”
Capparelli says “Hexdrinker, engage when W is down, and try to just all in her at 6, best case you kill her and have a lead worst case she has to flash away, the first means a free back the second is a free roam”
zeno smurfer says “This matchup is hard but still winnable. You can kill him until he don't buy mana if he buy tier you can't win the trade. Just try to dodge his q and stay out of range farm with q. If you go in you can't press w or e in his w go out then w and win.”
BigBushMan says “Extremely hard to win, Cass has a huge mana problem early in the game, but once she has a Tear and Lost Chapter, she is a damage printer. Look to try to abuse her and snowball before she hits 2 items, because afterwards, she will just R, Q (or W) you and kill you in 6 E's or so. Watch her W, it will limit you in every way, as you cannot cast R, W, E, or Flash while in it.
Cleanse is a MUST, as her R sets you up to be killed instantly. ”
BigBushMan says “Cassio has a severe mana problem early on but once she gets a couple mana items under her belt she is a damage printer. Look to harrass in the early stages as it is her weakest point, afterwards, just dont get caught by her W or R, as it will mean certain death. Cleanse reccomended. ”
TJ3030p says “Let's hope your faker because the only way you win is if you spam ping for your jungler and have the best reaction time to dodge his ult. Take short trades in lane then look to roam when you get either revolver or protobelt.”
MartinMorningstar says “Outscales you, has more consistent dmg than you, but has definite counterplay in terms of her ult reliance on solokilling you. Either turn around or use E. Cass is vulnerable to all ins when you have ignite.”
serruh says “Basically anivia, except she's actually a lot stronger and it's actually just tilting me thinking about how long she's been like this. she's a better version of ryze in a lot of cases(not all), idk what else to say. potentially ban her”
Noodles912 says “She has a lot of poke in this lane. Respect her at all times in this lane. Mercs is recommended. When you are level 3, you can look for trades. Dodge her Q. Remember her W makes you unable to E, Q or Flash.”
Astalfo says “You can't run from this one, her ground will have you stuck in place easily long enough for her to burst you down, build Maw against her and see if you can have your jungler help early once she's used her grounding ability.”
Kami_EU says “Cassiopeia can chain a lot of damage by landing her Q, try to dodge it inorder to negate her E damage.
When running at her you can take sharp steps back to dodge her R stun.
Similarily when using your Ultimate on Cassiopeia you should immediately step back after every AA > Q rotation to dodge her R stun.”
AriyaIsTheBest says “Cassiopeia is a surprisingly strong AP hypercarry, so be warry of her. Make sure to take care of your early game edge on her by poking her down and denying her farm. The only time where you can efficiently fight her is in the first 10 minutes of the game or when you have a Trinity Force.”
Sismanski says “Cassio is your archenemy, your nemesis! The pool will totally kill your flow, which basically stops you from using your W, E, R, Snowball and your Flash. This is total madness, which will make you moan many times when facing her.”
t3rminated says “[[cassiopeia]] is one of the few champions that I would run heal on. Her kill potential is mainly from chasing you down and killing you with sustained damage rather than burst. The movement speed from heal would be very good against this matchup so you can run away from her. Most Cassio players don’t use ignite so the heal from would have full effectiveness. You can also choose to run [[nimbus cloak]] here as well. You should stomp this matchup since cassio has limited range and you outpoke her. She has no dash abilities so your combo should land easily. If you get a little bit ahead of her, you should be able to 100 to 0 her every combo. You can watch this video here, which is Azzapp’s tips and tricks when facing a Cassio in lane.”
1Recycle Bin1 says “start doran's shield, dodge her Q's and dont get poked down alot by her E.
Dont forget her W since it can ruin your whole combo.
when you think she'd ulti e back or turn your back
ask for a gank if she pushes too hard.”
Loki029 says “Youl could be 3 Levels under her and you still would kill her, Use Silence to avoid her E Spam, use W to survive E Damage ( she will heal less then) Consider Building Banshees ( very effective)”
PrettyPinkPutin says “She can W herself or you on a wall, essentially stunning you for the entire duration you are on the wall, be VERY cautious of her R and dodge accordingly, she needs some time to kill people and her R enables that well, don't rely on your own R to dodge it as she may W herself with you in there before pressing R.”
theboywhodominatedaplat says “She have more DPS than you think she does, If she rush zhoneya's she's un killable unless you are sure you can do a play Bait her R before ulting her and never tower dive her she's squishy and don't look for trades when her Q hits you she can hard poke you”
theboywhodominatedaplat says “She have more DPS than you think she does, If she rush zhoneya's she's un killable unless you are sure you can do a play
Bait her R before ulting her and never tower dive her
she's squishy and don't look for trades when her Q hits you
she can hard poke you
Witchxry says “Again, Cass isn't too troublesome, but she can be trouble if you don't know how to play against her. Like Azir, she has no mobility, so try to harass her in lane and deny her kills and CS.”
Sloyr says “Her W that makes you grounded is a big problem. Her damage are really good when she's able to get her Q off. You have to dodge her Qs and try to bait her W, and remember to turn around when you think she's gonna use her R.”
Yas Yasu Yasuo says “Dodge her ult or turn back, she can stop you from switching places with your shadows, same as Karthus, just keep on dodging. If you play correctly you can kill her easily or make her recall back. You might want to take Cleanse.”
66lew says “Difficult lane match up because she most players which play her have good mechanics. Cassiopeia has very mechanics and this the reason to be careful because it becomes who can lane mechanics better”
Gogicha55 says “Pokes, Poisons, Has Hard CC, You can't jump on her easily cuz of her W and she's actually pretty mobile and can get away easily with phase rush. you can try to kill her early or just roam.”
8wolf says “Pretty short range, but scales extremely well. You can abuse her in the laning phase but be very careful for her W. If you sit in it, you can't dash away and if her jg is around you're a sitting duck.”
Daedralus says “Her W is extremely annoying as you won't be able to cast Q as a dash or your R at all. Once in this zone, she will simply spam E on you and then potentially R to keep doing so. Yet again, this only applies to laning phase as once you get your items, you are capable of one-shotting her. ”
Tehqo says “You really want to be careful of her W. It stops you from doing any sort of dash or blink. Other than that, she isn't an issue. Don't do any extended trades with her because she will always win those. Make short trades and push lane.”
NebuIa says “I hate this character because she can just run at you and kill you. However, like most champions, you should be okay. Avoid her R, trade with q's and auto's, you'll be okay. Phase rush is great in this matchup.”
Je Suis Azir says “The game is going to be about awareness. If you don't let her hit you with her Q, and you don't let her trap you with her W, you will win. She is just like you, a Hyper Carry Mage, but her kit is much more reliant on poisoning you than your kit is on your soldier placement. You can beat the shit out of her if you are better. ”
TheSpark says “Stay away from this snake thing, if you're in her range she will kill you. Her DPS is crazy even with only a tear.
Stay back and poke her early game, espeically before she gets tear since she'll run out of mana fast.”
GalioPlayer says “Cassiopeia counters you in every way possible , her miasma disables 2 of your abilities so you literally cant engage on her in any way , and galio really hates champions that have constant damage in his lane , and cassiopeia is like the biggest dps mage . ”
KitsyMamori says “She will poke you till death. Avoid being poked too much as it will be hard for you to fight back against her. When fighting her, try to look at her and spot the split second animation of her ult. When you notice this TURN AROUND for 1 sec then fight back. If you failed this you're most likely dead.”
cobbzy says “Take Doran's shield. Try your best not to get hit by her Q. This match up is really difficult if you don't dodge her abilities. Her ult can ground you which means no shunpo so make sure to punish when she doesn't have ult up. ”
vaske_lol says “Avoid getting hit by her Q and W and getting poked out of lane. She will have control over the lane if she plays it smart. Play this lane to scale and don't give her a lead of any kind. If you can't quickly burst her down, DO NOT ult on top of her!”
Aizenvolt says “She can be tricky and she has insane damage. She can poke you out of lane really fast if you aren't careful. Try to avoid her q and w otherwise you are dead meat. Ask for gank and roam after 6 dont underestimate her damage. Her w stops you from using any mobility spells(blinks, dashes).”
Quezel says “What do you even do to this champion as a melee top lane? dodge this lane if you can but if you can't run Second wind in your secondaries and try to farm the lane out. You generally won't win all in but if you are fighting her dodge every q and use your r to get rid of her miasma if you do this she won't do any damage to you and won't get her movespeed buff to dodge your abilities learn to dodge her ult as well by turning around other wise she gets a guaranteed q on you and will start to shred through you.”
DravensBukkake says “Ignite/Cleanse/TP.
Level 1, play insanely aggro and get her half hp, and shove the wave. Level 2, freeze the wave and W Q AA her from a distance. Make sure you don't get hit by her Q, or she'll run your ass down. Play around your ranged minions when you use Q to harass her.
When you W E Q shuffle her, as SOON as you ult, turn around. Boom, you dodged her predictable ult, now kill her ass as she's easy pickings past 6 for shuffles.”
MarkeleleYasuo says “This lane is all about one thing, can you dodge her q because if you do you instantly win almost every trade, but you also need to be careful about her w because it can really screw you up, after ulting her turn around so she doesnt get to ult you ”
Marumo says “Threat level 10.
Before the changes to Conqueror, Cassiopeia took Phase rush which made this a skill match up. The additional AP and healing from conqueror just make her far to oppressive to put her as anything but the highest threat. If she can get on you, she can kill you and it stays like that for the entire game.”
Rider0 says “Generally an even matchup, however cassio is incredible in the extended fight if you dont kill her in one rotation of spells she will destroy you, early take trades and force her to use mana, get early boots to avoid her poison, and note you cannot pool in her w.”
spark2 says “The grounded effect from her W messes up both your E and R, which is basically the only thing you need to worry about. If you think she's about to ult, click behind you to face away from her fast so you just get slowed instead of stunned. Once you hit level 3 you're much stronger so you should be able to abuse her in lane.”
IceBite says “Easy matchup when you know how to do it. Simple trick is in a all in to e to her and then look away from her and then cast your ultimate, she will try to R you but you are not really spinning in katarina R so she wont stop your R with hers.”
paykanishe says “In theory Orianna is a good pick into Cass, but this matchup can fall apart quickly if you fall behind. Her main weakness is that she has to come at you in a straight line to deal her damage which will allow you to land your combo for free. You can trade relatively evenly early and late game. If in a fight she ever misses a Q, you should win the trade.”
Novok says “Cassio is the same as Syndra. Really annoying matchup if you don't dodge her poison. Try to pull her towards her and Q+Autohit her since you outdamage her with your passive and autohits+conquerorheal.”
Big Shawn says “This is a champ which you do not really want to face with yasuo, but the chances that you win against her are not too low. Her W Ability is the most annoying part, as she disables your whole mobility. So the best way to defeat her is saving your W for her W or when it comes to a 1v1 Situation when she bursts you with her E Ability.”
Fox1ne says “Her w blocks your from sidestep,dodge,or use ulti with any kind of dash movement and her kit is extremely heavy to counter,her sustain is as well dangerous to out-trade her. Look for possible roams stay safe and try to let her behind by roaming.”
hoppyscotch says “This is a high skill matchup, if you can dodge her ult and block her E's with W. You can't really do much early game she will just bully you, I recommend using fleet into this matchup.”
DanDosXR says “Cassiopeia can poke you a lot and ult you once you try to dive her with your ult. Keep your distance early game and rush Banshee's to be able to ult her and not get stunned and damage by her ult.”
Wizboy73 says “she deals tons of damage and outtrades early, only if you poke agressive with e, will you win the lane. get upgraded E asap, to oneshot waves, then you can roam cause fighting her is kinda difficult.”
TruePvPYT says “This may be hard for you , because she counters your ult and your lvl3 powerspike. Stay away from her and roam alot. Maybe look for all in's but don't all in under turret, beacuse you will get W'ed (Grounded) and problably cause death.”
Vispectra says “Shouldn't be too much of a problem. I max E in this match up as she has to spam her abilities often, resulting in free easy charges for your E and thus easy wave clear. When you're going to all in be mindful of her ground mechanic and always R and turn away for a split second in-case of her R.”
Best Akali Fra says “Cassiopeia can easily counter Akali in lane. This is more difficult to trade her because you have low mobility (Cassiopeia W/Z = can't dash) and Cassiopeia's poison is really dangerous !!”
SepekuAW says “Very easy matchup for syndra if you don't tank the cass Q's. Her q is slightly less CD than yours and about the same range BUT! you have a stun which wins you every trade. don't be afraid to lose a little hp, in order to take a lot from her. You can trade with her by Q'ing melee minions once then setting a stun up by positioning around the ball on the ground. E her then q + w her.
Even if she lands q, when she starts running at you to e.. just Q her.. then pick it up with W
throw the W + e her
then follow up with 2nd Q, you win the trade EVERY time.
if she doesn't take cleanse or barrier you can one shot her at level 6, with 5 ball ulti. Just hit her with ONE q before you go all in.”
Pumparum says “Damage wise, you will be melted. Only jungle ganks pre-6 will give you an edge, but it will all be irrelevant after 6 since you will have no way of getting onto her without being stunned and melted. Best thing you can do survive early, roam after 6, and bring the goons back mid with you.”
unownreality says “Faster then you and more deadly. She can out-kite you, and kill you mid burst. Reccomend banshees veil as soon a possible. Avoid close range if possible. Use singularity to stack minion waves to farm under tower. ”
CC Diana says “Avoid this matchup if you can. As a melee champion, Diana is incredibly easy to abuse for Cassiopeia especially when she hits level 2. Going up for CS can be dangerous since it makes landing her Q extremely easy where she can just instantly follow up with E spam. She also doesn't experience mana problems if starting Doran's Ring since last-hitting minions with her E refunds the cost. Ask your jungler for ganks and play it safe. Once you hit 6, you can use your ult to avoid hers if you are close enough to her since Lunar Rush puts you on the opposite side of your target.”
GaspiNinja says “She moves way faster than you'll ever do. Try to bait her into your tower and stunning her right under the tower range. Or wait for ganks. otherwise you prob won't be able to do much.”
maplecat21 says “She'll have pressure on you pre-6, and will output more raw dps than you in a teamfight super late. She's never straight up stronger than you though, and there's always room for outplays.”
RagexAddict says “This champion, when played well, will give you a hard time in the laning phase. Her miasma (W) can make your Q and E as well as your flash useless as long as you stand in it. It also slows, so it makes you a sitting duck for her jungler to come in and gank you. Hold out for your first back and try to all in her then. If you feel too far behind, just wait for jungler ganks or concede the lane.”
Envel says “She Outrange you with her Q that you cant land your Q on her.
Good Dodge Mechanics required.
+ Dont ever Use Spirit Rush(R) to Obvious on her because she will R you and kick your ass :D
And never forget if you see her R Animation turn around with your Champion because then you don`t get Stunned. ”
SrSuders says “Die Cassiopeia W verhindert Talon's Q und Talon's E, was einen Escape mit den Fähigkeiten schwer macht.
Sobald Cassiopeia Zhonyas holt. wird es schwer Cassiopeia sie i-wie in 1v1 zu oneshoten.”
Yenwai says “Her Q and E constantly damaging you make your passive non-existent and because Malzahar looks where he casts E and Q it opens opportunities for her to ult you and kill, she cant out push you so use that and your teleport to your advantage.”
YourBestSenpai says “Very hard to deal with. Annoying damage, poison, just wait for ganks and farm when possible. Try to poke her with your q, and when is low enough, engage, but look out for her ult!”
Bughans says “You know, i realise... I've never played in lane agains't Cassiopeia before. Not in, what, 400-500 games? Welp. I know her kit though, so let's just say, don't get poked, you won't win the trade. She can prevent your W from even existing, so watch out. Same with your E. Ask for ganks.”
QuickChicken says “Watch out for her ultimate when you are shuffling forward.
As long as you consistently poke her and have an idea of where the junglers are on the map.
Make sure you can rotate to your jungler quickly.
Watch out for her W ground ability as it will not let you dash around.”
Best Karth NA says “Completely skill based matchup. Look to build a lead and shove the wave in and roam. She has very good waveclear early on, and if you don't harass her enough she will zone you off of csing the caster minions. ”
AgreeableOtter says “This is a coinflip matchup. I would always go Cleanse against her, even if she doesn't have exhaust. Try to dodge as many Q's as possible. After Lv 5 you should win because of your damage output. Dorans shield is a great item against her if you are not confident at dodging her Q's.”
Shderen says “Quite a scary mage to lane against, due to her relentless damage and chase potential. Your silence is ESPECIALLY useful considering that her damage comes from bashing the Q and E keys. Your utility will often outscale her damage if you survive lane.”
SmokeyEggs says “Suprisingly, this matchup is harder than it seems. I have never faced bad Cassio's and all of them space their W properly forcing me into a bad situation. Always fight in Melee range, avoid her W and bait out her ult. If she doesn't have ult and flash, you go in every chance you get and you'll win”
BicBee says “Look for fights when her W (grounded pool) is on CD. Her weakest range is up close between her and her pool. Stay away from minions to make her choose CS or harass. She stuns you easily if you ult towards her so ult side to side. ”
Header_FX says “If you manage to have ward control and know that you can 1vs1 her, try to dodge her q and then w into her so she cant use her w. Also try to predict where and when she ults and turn around quickly. (it is harder than it sounds)”
Hatzo1vs9 says “you both need to scale , cassio's late game potential is bigger than yours try to ask for ganks and punish her no mobility pick , your jungler can get a lot of kills and can snowball all around the map
Shaawn says “Be careful of her W, if you stand on it, you will have 0 mobility, try to dodge her Q with your dash and look to harass her whenever possible ill suggest you to start dShield if you never played this matchup.”
OmegaSquadVeigar says “She'll zone you off and won't let you cs early, don't let her all-in you and try to farm from as far away as possible.
Try to get the jungler to gank her due to her being an easy target to gank.
You outscale her but until like 2 items you she'll do more in skirmishes and teamfights.”
RemainingUchiha says “Her ground kind of counters you, and she can harass you out of lane. It's kind of a difficult matchup but you should be able to burst her at 6, just tread carefully against her ult. ”
thedonk says “Play around her W. Go in once its on cooldown. Don't go in with W unless you can kill her as Cass can just W where you used your W. Once you are in her W, the only source of damage you can use is your chains and Q. She has constant, painful, damage if you fight her, so make sure you trade quickly.”
Dudstrol says “Cassio tem alto DPS e um sustain considerável, por isso evite troca com ela pois so ira gastar mana e perder vida sem necessidade. Faça umas trocas pequenas quando ela errar o veneno e tente fazer ela gastar a ult, sem ela a troca vira a seu favor.”
Conceit says “She bullies you super hard early and can burst you before you can ult if she lands her stun after 6. Just make sure to dodge her q in lane and farm. If you somehow get a lead though you can start to bully her with q and e burst.”
kkiskk says “If you want to win her pre-6, be sure to E in before she uses her W. Try to farm safely post-6 because you can't win her if you can't dodge her R and Q. Get adaptive helm first item if you lose more than 1 kills”
Eli The Bat says “Avoiding her ult is a difficult thing....
but if you achieve that, its relatively easy for you to do the necessary damage to kill her.... (squishy champ, even with her healing "E" ability)
moutenn says “Q her as much as posible. But level two you back of. This matchup taking w lvl 2, is a must. You can do stuff against her lvl 3, but lvl 2 if she hits a q on you, you just w-w out of there. She can kill you if you dont flash (if you took e lvl 2) Her ground (w) is hard to deal with, but she cant place it everywhere. So play around her range. Its mostly fine to just engage with w. Time it to jump over her q. Then ult her. Most Cassiopias, know that you apear behind them - therefor they will ult behind themselves - however it only stuns if you face her. Så start walking away right after you have ulted. (Ofcouse if you have the reactions, just ult over her ult to avoid it completly.) (Hexdrinker is also fine here)
qasddsa says “Lane goes pretty even, maybe even in your favor depending on other factors. Once you hit level 6, however, you should still be wary of her since she gains so much more kill potential over you with her W grounding and ultimate. Respect her in teamfights and don't dare to Riftwalk in her face.”
MattBrnr says “Cassiopeia can easily block your mobility since you have to jump almost always to your daggers to deal all your damage. But is not that hard to avoid it, just play around her cooldowns.”
Draczor says “Cassiopeia is a strong lvl 1/2 mage so do not try to trade too much early on and keep a good distance. If you do trade make it a quick trade and walk away as you don't want to prolong it. Focus on pushing rather than fighting her and try everything you can to dodge her poison. Poke her with your laser and if she is low enough you can try and kill her but make sure to dodge her ult as that can turn the fight around. It is also better to bait her W out before fighting her. If she is too low on health you can easily pressure her from farming.”
Exiled Heretic says “Her new W makes it very hard to run or kill her when she gets in on you just get early MR if you can't seek an opportunity with your jungle before she does. If you get behind you can't do much but try to look for picks in other lanes.”
Gambinos says “This champion is just op very op.
Her poison is very dangerous, and she can make you grounded, which you cannot E out of. Yasuo has low mobility without his E and this is just one of the reason why she counters you hard.”
rimzaki says “U need good reflex for her cuz She can disturb early game with Q E combo Dont try to trade against her early game she always win even u in bloodrage but she no match u in late game try to wait ur sanguine pool against her ultimate ”
Sozzoh says “Cassiopeia is better at duel's than you are, so this lane should just be a farm lane. Early game, Cassiopeia has INSANE level 2-3 damage, so try and avoid extended trades with her at all costs. Try to avoid dashing when she throws down her W, and face away from her when she reaches 6. Azir is better in teamfights than Cass since she's mainly single targeted, so if your jungler ganks mid pre-6 or if her ult is down, Cass will probably drop dead. If she's too much of a problem, get Abyssal Mask.”
Witwickies says “I think that it is skill match-up that can go either way. You can kill her, and she can kill you. Junglers presence can be crucial in this line. Just remember to try predict places where she will use her Q.”
undeadsoldiers says “Cassiopeia will probably attempt to bully you at level 1 by spamming E. If she does, stay back, let her push you in, and retaliate when she's out of mana.
If she plays aggressive enough, she's a free kill for you and your jungler because she has no escapes.
If her Q hits you, back off.
You can dodge her ultimate by ulting backward!
Try not to let her get a kill. If she does she can snowball pretty hard.
pokeball says “You have to be conscious of her W at all times. It prevents you from using 3 of your abilitys. It is essentially an anti Ekko ability. She is also a lane bully so if you get hit by 1 q half your health bar is gone.”
Itsyaboyorchid says “Cassiopeia will stay safe in the early stages of the game. You can try to get a 1v1 pick pre 6 or around 6 but once she obtains her Archangel's Staff power spike, she can engage in a 1v1 fight. Try not to engage in a 1v1 fight once she gets her Arch Staff. Farm with Q/W. Save Q/E combo to keep her away/avoid ganks.”
Itsyaboyorchid says “Cassiopeia gets 1 good Q-E-E-E-E-E-E off on you, chances are you're dead regardless of what you do. Avoid her engage/Q. When she hits 6, avoid hard engage, as this can ruin your game with 1 clean Cassiopeia R.”
Eccentrik says “She can make you "grounded" with her abilities. Poke her down hard until she can't deal the damage. Also, if she ults, turn back at the exact moment, it takes practice, but its life saving.”
GeneralJ0hn27 says “She has great poke with her poison and at level 2 its even stronger when she has her twin fang (E) to harass. But you can go for an all in play at lvl 3 when you have your spell shield because you can block her poison cloud which will save you from a good portion of her damage because her E resets if it hits poisoned targets. then just spam kill her until she's to far behind then start roaming”
dumb lucker says “This is by far the hardest matchup i encountered with this pick and my tip is just not try to fight her unless she is very low on mana or you somehow got her low enough with just q poke ”
Smol Jelly says “Cassiopeia has good zoning potential against you. Her miasma is wide, and she's got decent sustain with her heals. Watch out for her miasma, and try to poke her down from afar. If you stay at your max range, she won't be able to stun you out of your combo.”
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Tips Against Cassiopeia in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
I Am Goliath says “This matchup is really annoying and pretty similar to other mage top lanes where it's hard to land your E, but because of her ultimate stunning you and her W grounding you making it to where you can't E, it can be a little bit harder to kill Casseiopeia, I like to go doran's shield and second wind in this matchup, and second item adaptive helm can be very strong in this matchup as well, early merc treads are also a great option. My best tip is to try to turn away when you think she is going to ultimate you to avoid the stun, you'll also have to have your W off when you do this, if you avoid her stun from ultimate you should be able to get an E on her if you land Q and pickup a kill. E flash can also secure you kills in this matchup.”
Ayanleh says “Cass matchup has become easier morde now, it was impossible before rework as morde had no ways of gap closing. Now morde has E pull and passive movespeed and cass struggles against stuff like this also she can't do much in the shadow realm just make sure to turn your back towards her when shes about to ult or you will turn to stone.”
Sovereign Kitten says “Cassiopeia's main problem is her (Q) into her (E) spam which is impossible to avoid after being poisoned. Turn your back to her (R). If you are not familiar with her animations I would advise to check some Youtube videos related to it. Against her I recommend you to work on kiting and baiting out her poisons before trades. She is relatively fast for a champion that can't wear boots. The second you get struck by (Q) or (W) she will follow up with her (E) that can be spammed over and over, which really hurts! They tend to run Conqueror which heals her for a lot. You can't really dodge her (W), but you can build a bit more defensively while building into damage to make up for her damage.”
Rhoku says “TL;DR - ONE OF THE HARDEST MATCHUPS PERSONALLY. DON’T EAT TOO MUCH POKE. SHE STRAIGHT UP BEATS YOU PRE-3. TRIPLE BEAD IS MANDATORY IF YOU TAKE TOO MUCH SHIT. DSHIELD IS FOR IF YOU ARE A BETTER PLAYER. PHASE RUSH WORKS INTO HER BUT SO DOES CONQUEROR RESOLVE + SECOND WIND + UNFLINCHING. IF TAKING PHASE RUSH, TAKE NIMBUS CLOAK. BAIT HER TO WALK TOWARDS YOU. TRY TO PULL HER WHEN SHE IS ATTEMPTING TO Q YOU. RUN AWAY IF SHE LANDS Q. TRY TO FORCE FIGHT IF SHE MISSES Q. TRY NOT TO FACE HER ULTIMATE. DON’T STAND IN HER MIASMA. SPECTRE’S COWL. MERC BOOTS. PHAGE. ADAPTIVE HELM. ALL GOOD ITEMS VS HER.
Cassiopeia is a nightmare to deal with. She has movespeed, she has annoying poke, she has a difficult to counterplay ultimate AND, thanks to new Conqueror, heals up a LOT in all ins AND has early AP. Not to mention how she can ground you which stops you from using your ultimate. I’d recommend taking Conqueror with Second Wind and Unflinching if you wanna be safe. Resolve seconary with Nimbus can potentially work but it is SO risky. She will try to use her Q to poison you and then run you down with her Es. If you get hit by her poison, back off IMMEDIATELY. You will NOT win the fight. If she MISSES her poison, you have an opening to all in her. Try to walk back and then run towards her as she walks towards you to hit her abilities. It helps to be near minions so that you can Q kill a minion and then run towards her with Phage Movement Speed. If she takes Phase Rush, she will be more difficult to stick to but on the other hand, you will actually be able to kill her in an all in. If she takes Conqueror, her missing her Q is your only hope. She is weaker pre-6 so try to get on. Let her push the wave and then run her down with ghost. Having a Jungler helps a lot. Lastly, Adaptive Helmet helps a lot into Cassio so if you are getting your ass beat, get an early Spectre’s Cowl and then build it into an Adaptive helm after Merc boots/Phage. If she is bad and allows you to kill him then just build normally and snowball on her. Be sure to give up minions and play the ranged matchup properly. You are gonna need almost ALL of your HP to beat her.”
Kippari says “She does damage, is fast and no cooldowns. Take Fleet or Grasp and trade when she misses her Q.
Best tip is take Fleet and TP, start Doran's Shield and just farm until Sheen and beg your jungler for ganks.”
Pathetic Singed says “Ground gang. She slaps hard and her passive/phase rush means she can keep up with you. Dodge her Q and stay out of her W to have a fighting chance from my experience. Rylai's is really useful here to slow her down when she chases you.”
Drake6401 says “A growing popular top laner because apparently hand to hand combat is too difficult for many. Her W is the biggest issue because you can't dash from it. It has a 24 second cooldown and she maxes it last so baiting it out is an effective strategy. Beating her ultimate is extremely hard since your engage is so linear. Your Q actually turns your back on her and will avoid the stun though timing this with the moment you turn is so hard, it's not worth leaning on. She will need to be shutdown early because her damage scaling is ridiculous and she heals like crazy when she takes Conqueror. ”
qasddsa says “Incredibly annoying to lane against as she can chase you down in Top with Phase Rush and her poison movement speed. Max Q with an extra point or two into W to harass her safely from range.”
qasddsa says “Cassiopeia is easier to deal with in Mid Lane than Top Lane due to the length of the lanes. However, she is still a huge threat to you when it comes to pre-6 trading and killing her after level 6. You'll want to go 3 points into Q and then max E, building a Hexdrinker or QSS early and/or a Banshee's Veil later on.”
The_Unf0rgiv3n says “This matchup will either be very easy or very hard. Avoid her Q's when you go in for trades and at level 6, try not to use EQ to knock her up for your ult (unless she's at like 20% hp) because you will need to use E to dash through her and avoid getting stunned right after your ult. Getting hexdrinker early on is recommended.”
Persicum777 says “This is teemo on useful mode, Tether the entire laning phase, buy boots quick, and if you can ult her ult you'll prolly win lane post level 6, do not give her a gold advantage, and do not over extend, id take corrupting pot over shield, but comet makes the laning easier.”
Anoying bro5 says “She scales hard and she is fairly strong against Fiora early game. Attack when lvl 3 and and try to riposte her Q or any of her venom damage. She is very fast and good at kiting so try to land the riposte mainly for the slow. Predicting her ult with your riposte will come naturally. You can also see her turn around before the ult fairly easily.”
iZeal says “A matchup that is very hard to play as Cassiopeia deals a lot of damage even in the early game while scaling much harder than Darius. Dodge her Qs or you will die, but even then she has to waste her W. If she ults, turn around so you don't get stunned. If she gets Rylais, you are doomed.
DShield or RejuBeads, Merc Treads, Phage, make sure to get an Adaptive Helm later on.”
Justkb says “This is a hard lane for Darius as Cassiopeia can poke from range and stay out of combat with Phase Rush. Make sure you dodge her Q as then she will have to waste her W to stop you from trading. Make sure that you start Dorans Sheild and rush Mercs treads! Your third item has to be an Adaptive helm!”
Rhoku says “One of the worst matchups for Mordekaiser. Your only hope is to ult her after she uses her miasma after which it should no longer be a factor and you might be able to edge out a kill. Cassiopeia is not only a complete counter, she is also braindead easy to play into Mordekaiser so you can't even rely on mistakes. She is the only lane I'd strongly recommed a Spectre's Cowl rush. There is not much you can do as she will dodge your E with her crazy movemetn speed. and if you do catch her, she will just Miasma you and walk away while chunking you down. Just play safe, don't get hit my her Qs EVER and try to chunk her down with a Q or two if you can. I'd save them for csing however. Ask for Jungle help if possible. Protobelt rush is good here. Wait for R with which you can kill her in rare cases. But if she is good, then its gonna be tough. D.Shield and Second Wind are a must.”
LoLReal says “Really tough lane early. Can trade into us and we have no answer unless we hit a lucky E. Can win post 6 after an early cowl and conceding some CS. All-in post 6 if you haven't taken too much damage. ”
Ravenborne says “Very boring lane, but managable. She will try to E you over and over again, so simply walk back and when she follows you to get extra Damage off step back in and pull her in. Phase Rush is probably mandatory for this matchup due to her extra MS she receives and the Miasma slow that can make her quite slippery.”
Phrxshn says “3 of her skills are skillshot based. Will be up to you if this will be easy or hard match-up. Noxious Blast(Q) which is a poison blast, must be dodged to be able to trade. Miasma which is 5 second AOE that should be avoided as it can apply slow + grounding. Petrifying Gaze(R) can be avoided if you face away from Cassiopeia. (Recommended Items: Spirit Visage, Wit's End) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Cassiopeia or Warwick if he dodges all skillshots) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
ERNESTSAURUS says “SPELLBOOK SETUP BUT INSTEAD OF PRESENCE OF MIND AND BLOODLINE, GO SECOND WIND REVITALIZE - DORANS SHIELD / 3 REJUVENATION BEADS + POT =
Cassiopeia is one of the hardest matchups for Nasus, she can poke you and destroy you in a lot of ways even full build, she even doesn't need boots so she can afford to go a 6th item without losing on movement speed since her passive gives her movement speed per levels. In this lane your looking to survive thats why we swap to Second Wind + Revitalize. Always when going in try to bait her ult whenever you are about to hit a Q, cancel the animation and turn backwards, usually Cassiopeia will hit you with the ult as you are Q'ing her to sort of "mitigate" the damage, so look to bait her R or use Cleanse. Spellbook is obligatory in this matchup since you will need a lot of summoners to beat her, TP to survive in lane, Flash to gap close or dodge her Ult, Cleanse to get rid of the ult in case she hits you with it, Ghost to laner on get closer to her, Heal/Barrier to tank her. This is one of the hardest matchups but luckily, she's more of a midlaner since she doesn't have a lot of mobility and Top lane is a longer lane than midlane where low mobility is punished really hard, but if she is top, ask for a lane swap for with your midlaner in case he can deal with her. Don't be upset if you are 40+ minions behind her early on, it's the nature of this matchup.”
chrisorion says “Fleet Footwork and Second Wind or Nullifying Orb if there's an AP jungler. Your main goal in this lane is to avoid getting hit by her Q. She will win 99% percent of the time if you get hit by Q. Miasma makes it really hard to kill her without using flash. Try to parry her ult or after Phase Rush ends. Quicksilver Sash is good.”
Phrxshn says “3 of her skills are skillshot based. Will be up to you if this will be easy or hard match-up. Noxious Blast(Q) which is a poison blast, must be dodged to be able to trade. Miasma which is 5 second AOE that should be avoided as it can apply slow + grounding. Petrifying Gaze(R) can be avoided if you face away from Cassiopeia. (Recommended Items: Abyssal Mask, Adaptive Helm) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Cassiopeia) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
Shumair says “Cassio is hard to play against in a unique way. Shes a bit like Ahri in the sense that she can poke you down and kite you out in your ult. I think the most essential thing is to focus on CS early on as her poke won't be too strong so you can W it. After first back, look to gain the advantage as she'll probably have tear, which provides no powerspike whilst you'll have an early powerspike from hextech revolver. Also get early boots to match her passive speed. Ult after she uses miasma to remove it from the ground.”
Fan22 says “cassiopeia it´s very annoying in lane and can poke you a lot, and if you try to fight her and then back off she will deal a lot of damague with her E.
But maokai benefits a lot from this matchups, because if you make an adaptative helm she will deal less damague to you and remember, your passive reducces it´s cooldown when hited by an abilitie or when you cast one, which means everytime she spams her E twings fangs, she will quickly chargue your passive and let you sustain for free, if you can AA her meanwhile you are fighting she is in trouble.”
ForgottenProject says “Stupid Damage Early Game and Constant Kiting. Plus Hourglass are Broken which is the main reason you even see Mages Top-Lane.
Start with Corrupting Pot and Play Passive.
Parry her Ultimate/Turn Around(Comes with Practice)
Rush Mercury Treads. Get Quicksilver Sash if you don't want to get Mercury Treads against their Team comp.”
Womsky says “Phase rush setup, doran's shield, believe it or not, she is actually a fine matchup if you take phase rush into her! She is the first champ who l test phase rush on and the results were mind blowing, her kiting abitlity drops so much cause she can't slow you with her W, and u get that nasty speedy steroids when you go for trades, what u want to do is the following, get fury level 1 and spin into her if she over extends abit, or rush level 2 and trade, u can harashly chunk her early, and sustian back up cause she has no sustain in mana or hp, after rushing tiamat you can even do better trades cause your tiamat active with spin and one AA will insta active your PR and make you run her down, she will have such a hard lane vs you, dives are extreamly easy after few short trades to drop her lower than 50% hp to ensure an easy dive, in the mid to late she will scale for sure cause she is the broken cass that we all know but your 1v1 vs her isn't so bad you just need to suprise her from fog of war so you can get on top of her quickly, consider taking tinacity if her team has so much cc.”
Chili Dog says “Runes: Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball, Ravenous + Null Orb, Transcendence or Conq/Fleet, Triumph, Tenacity, Last Stand + Second Wind, Unflinching.
Sub Runes: CDR, Damage, Magic Resist.
Summoners: TP or Ignite
This isn't an impossible matchup, even though it might feel like it. You have to watch her W usage, if you get caught in that, you're dead, period. Best case scenario, you bait out her W and either Q dance around her to avoid her ult or turn around just as she presses R. You also want to see what runes she runs. Phase Rush? you will most likely have to flash to catch her. Conq? Avoid her Q's so she can't E you and you should win the trade. If she gets ahead then there is a small chance of outplay but better to apply map pressure. ”
NullPC says “Super hard matchup, she will poke you constantly and out maneuver you with phase rush her W will stop your dash so their is no escape. Pray to the god of junglers or accept your tower as your only friend.”
Sir Obliterator says “I know, she's ranged AP caster with no need to spend gold on boots. That's as positive as it is negative. Sure she saves gold and her movespeed per level will outscale boots but that means if you rsh boots you're straight up faster than her. If she has phase rush she can gap-create really well, if not she's not that good. What i can say is, she stutter steps too often which is enough for you to be able to pull her. So she isn't the worst because she will be in pull range. If you have ghost then you'll be able to match her speed assuming she too kphase rush in the all in. so to summarise: Dodge her Q, pull her during E animation and look away when she's gonna R
Kryptonite: Maw off Malmortius, Adaptive Helm and Mortal Reminder”
izack2654 says “Range on a melee champ is already a bad mix, but Cassiopeia can push lane from afar while Mordy prefers to keep it close, I recommend Farming under turret and constant harassment attacks. ”
EntxRecoil says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Dorans shield start. Cassiopeia especially with phase rush can be a huge bully to Tryndamere in the top lane and can also deal huge damage in a short period of time however she does have a set of weaknesses that allow a melee character like tryndamere to kill her. First punish point for Cass is that she will have mana issues before her first back, if you are able to dodge enough of her q's in lane or you take a big trade with her she expends her mana and does not kill you and you sustain back up, you can find an opportunity to fight her. With the buffed nimbus cloak for season 10, you have 2 ways to proc nimbus cloak pre 6 that werent available before. Ignite + flash. This is a huge change from season 9 where you couldnt get nimbus cloak activations until 6 and even then it was only at the last second when you ulted. Another kill point in the matchup vs Cass if she takes phase rush is to find a spot to all in her if she wastes her phase rush activation. Phase rush has a 15 second cooldown that you can punish. Post level 6, Cass can stun you with her ultimate as a means of disengage however if you turn your back to her during her cast animation you will be slowed instead which can sometimes get you a kill (must have good reaction time.) If you fall behind against Cass look to farm as best as possible and soak exp, keep yourself high enough hp where you can help your jungler kill her if he decides to gank. ”
BloodyDream81 says “Match up impossible, du moment que le joueur de cassiopeia possède des bras tu n'as aucune chance, à aucun moment de la partie, si elle est top, demande à ton mid laner d'échanger avec toi, ou prend un autre personnage que Darius, si jamais tu es forcé de faire le match up je vais essayer de te donner quelques conseils.
Premièrement joue Rush phasique impérativement, ensuite fais très attention à garder un niveau de vie décent, toujours au dessus de 50% sinon elle peut te tuer en te flashant R dessus, et tu ne pourras pas réagir, enfin essaie push le plus vite possible les waves de sbires avec ton A et de reculer sous ta tour, enfin demande de l'assistance à ton jungle si elle s'avance trop et utilise ton fantôme dès qu'il gank, c'est la seule possibilité pour la tuer.”
Kingarthur720 says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Dorans shield start. Cassiopeia especially with phase rush can be a huge bully to Tryndamere in the top lane and can also deal huge damage in a short period of time however she does have a set of weaknesses that allow a melee character like tryndamere to kill her. First punish point for Cass is that she will have mana issues before her first back, if you are able to dodge enough of her q's in lane or you take a big trade with her she expends her mana and does not kill you and you sustain back up, you can find an opportunity to fight her. With the buffed nimbus cloak for season 10, you have 2 ways to proc nimbus cloak pre 6 that werent available before. Ignite + flash. This is a huge change from season 9 where you couldnt get nimbus cloak activations until 6 and even then it was only at the last second when you ulted. Another kill point in the matchup vs Cass if she takes phase rush is to find a spot to all in her if she wastes her phase rush activation. Phase rush has a 15 second cooldown that you can punish. Post level 6, Cass can stun you with her ultimate as a means of disengage however if you turn your back to her during her cast animation you will be slowed instead which can sometimes get you a kill (must have good reaction time.) If you fall behind against Cass look to farm as best as possible and soak exp, keep yourself high enough hp where you can help your jungler kill her if he decides to gank.”
Alan234 says “Go aery with 3 points in Q
If cassio knows how to play, youre doomed. Dodge q's and r's obviously by turning around, run away from her E if she lands a q and try to poke her with your own q when you have an opening.”
kurbart says “They say gorgons have the power to turn men to stone with just one gaze i guess that's true cause my heart turns to stone when im fighting this animal i have no feelings for how much times i send her back to base looking at a grey screen”
Angela du Seithr says “Cassiopeia est certes faible en early, mais elle vous dépasse sur tout les points. Votre mobilité n'est pas un soucis une fois qu'elle a mis ne serait-ce qu'un proc' de poison et son DPS au E et sa mobilité est largement supérieur au votre.”
WayOfTheTempesst says “One of the more fun lanes. It's a pretty even lane but maybe slightly Cass favored if both players are really good. The lane is basically just nonstop dodging her Q and backing out while windwalling her E's if a Q hits you. The main thing you have to look out for is anytime you E forward through the wave she can ult you and it will always stun you since you are locked in the animation and can't look behind you. Throwing nado also forces you to face the direction you throw it for a second or two. Try to angle your E's so you aren't dashing straight into her. Try going from the side of the wave or dashing at her when you knock her up. Cleanse can also be used in this matchup if you struggle with dodging her stun. ”
Nabura says “Take fleet + resolve. Very difficult the higher elo you go and requires a very good sense of how tethering works in melee vs ranged matchups. You need to be baiting all her Qs, back stepping her ult and surviving until 2-3 items.”
JuarezLOL says “this match up is only playable at lvl 1 she will crush you in every stage of the game you need hex drinker and a lot of help from jungle remember to only farm and not fight (1v1) under any situation”
KrazyKid1024 says “Start Doran's Shield and take second wind + revitalize secondary to help mitigate the poke. Cass top isn't as common as it used to be but it still shows up. Phase rush is necessary to win this lane as she can kite for days with her Q movespeed steroid and her passive. Get an adaptive helm to cut her damage down, but play this lane safe or try to kill her in a level one cheese.”
HIGH TEST TOP88 says “Very squishy earlygame, she can't buy boots and she buys tear first item = no combat stats. You shouldn't struggle in this lane unless you take alot of poke for no reason, giving up some CS early is fine.
You can dodge the stun of her R with your R if you time it right.
SirDrPotato says “Super hard laning phase and she also scales. She doesn't have a lot of mobility and isn't taky at all, ask for ganks. Try to riposte her ultimate (or even dodge it, turning your back to her, but that might be rough). Late game you should be able to kill her when she has her Miasma on cooldown. -Miasma is a skill where she releases several clouds of poison, slowing, grounding enemy champions. Grounding means you won't be able to use your Lunge.”
TrinityForceYasuo says “That's a mechanical match up. Better player wins. Try not to get hit by her Q, block her E's and try to dance around your W while she try to hit you with E.Predict her ult so it wont stun you. Also try to bait her W and wait for it to expire and then you can dash around freely.
(Buy hexdrinker after you purchased bersekers) ”
SuperPopo7 says “Playing against Cassiopeia is both easy and hard, the reason being is that you can dive her pre-level 6 if you get her at least 75% hp before the wave is under her tower and if you are still on Skarll. Also, you can easily dive her level 6 with your R along with your jungler”
MagrelinOnFire says “Runa: vs a distância
Essa matchup recomendo começar com cristal de mana e farmar safe, você só poderá mata la na lane com a ajuda do jungler, rushe sua trindade, troque a Sterak por Elmo adaptativo. Se a cassiopeia estiver de conquistador, recomendo você pegar 1 carrasco no começo do jogo. Late game você consegue fazer 1v1 contra ela, se você acertar os barris, caso contrário ela te mata.”
Thr3shPrinc3 says “Cassiopeia will most likely win this lane if she knows what she is doing, however you can still win the lane if you consistently dodge her Q and punish her mistakes. She can kite you extremely well since you have such a small auto attack range and her sustain matches yours when using Fleet Footwork. Try and play safe and farm up. If the Cass over extends while she has no mana you can kill her so if you see the opportunity then take it. She scales a lot better then you so don't try to 1v1 her late game as you will most likely just end up dying. ”
AGKH says “Heavy dmg in short period of time
Take advantage of her mana issues before her 1st back
Keep yourself high enough hp so you can help if jg ganks
Give up minions and soak exp only if needed
BeautifulWinter says “If she is top lane?
Dodge the game :)
If she is and you already dodged once today just ask mid to swap lanes to avoid Cass.
There isn't much counter play to her but if you do E her back off and try to Flash ult on top of her and the spirit to burst her and the spirit down quickly enough to finish her.”
xxskipskipxx says “Take Second Wind and grab yourself a Dorans Shield!
Farm with your E or 3rd Q.
Dodge her Q.
Keep in mind whenever you go for an all-in to face backwards after getting close to dodge her ult or go through her with your Q ”
Big Belly Bop says “Focus on dodging her Q's. The lane itself isn't too bad since you can E her W and out sustain her. She will out damage you most of the game so coordinate ganks with your jungler to get ahead. Stay even or ahead in farm. Flash + TP, Doran's Shield + 1 HP, Burst rune page.”
9690 says “Really tough lane early. Can trade into us and we have no answer unless we hit a lucky E. Can win post 6 after an early cowl and conceding some CS. All-in post 6 if you haven't taken too much damage.”
3rr0rL says “This is almost the exact same with Vayne but CASSIOPEIA CAN DIVE U EASILY ON LEVEL 6! Her burst and ultimate makes her so dangerous against Darius. The options are to dodge or ban this champion, if you can't do both, you will need serious roams from mid and jungle to escape her!”
Defensivity1 says “Snakes are scary, dont get bitten ok thats a joke, feel free to all in her with some ghouls and the maiden, once locked in your w she really has no escape or way to outtrade you as long as you have the maiden and some ghouls, however before level 6 she could do a lot of burst damage forcing you to base even at level 2 or 3 already. The conqueror page is recommanded.”
ScythedS says “Very annoying champ as she can ground you,which stops you from using dashes.Also when you dash onto her she can instantly stun you with her ult if you are facing her which makes it kind of hard to all-in her.Get double Mr in your rune page”
ThisIsJustSad says “1. Have room to fight her.
2. W the R.
3. Dodge the Qs.
That's about it. She can 100-0 you faster than you can 100-0 her, and she has more MS than you + the W that lets her kite you easily and stops you from Qing. This matchup is not fun if the Cassio is good, and it mostly relies on you dodging her Qs, dodging the R, or using W on the R.”
Aizo says “You won't see this matchup a lot, but when you do, ADAPTIVE HELM must be your first item. I don't care that you want increased healing from spirit visage. Adaptive helm will reduce Cass's damage by 20% and while that still likely won't be enough for you to be able to 1v1 her, at least you won't be getting 1 shot by her.”
SQU1DW4RD2 says “It's a though one early on, but at 6 she should always be dead if you dont missplay. Try to avoid her miasma (W) and constantly run back and forth, so that she isn't able to predict your movement and rarely hits Noxious Blast (Q) & Petrifying Gaze (R)”
SoulHero says “I don't know much about this matchup as I rarely see this now, but dorans shield, use flip from the edges of the root pool, you can dash through it, you outscale, I DONT BOTHER BUYING ADAPTIVE, in teamfight rather heal a sht ton. GET SECOND WIND. You can win with righteous.”
superkind says “Matchup is pretty ok if she plays with comet. Just don't waste your spin offensively if you can't killl her, because she will run you down. If she has phaserush play around it and then go for a allin.”
messketchup says “Rare to vs Cassio in top but if it happens then: Start with Boots and 4 pots. Never stand in her Noxious Blast (Q, 4sec cd). Just dance around, hit her with the edge of your Q. If you can bring her down to ~50-60% you can combo kill her with ult. Get Spectre's and Hexdrinker or Quicksilver for her ult.”
Zestysquid says “If you happen to be against this in top, you should be aware that her pool will prevent you from using your Q. You can sometimes use this to your advantage if your laner figures this out and thinks they can dive your boxes since you can't escape. Post 6 try to bait out her ult with your clone.”
RainbowNova says “Cassiopeia is a midlaner and her abilities rely on poison, meaning Adaptive Helm can protect you against her, The most annoying part about her is her ultimate, but it's usually not very hard to predict when she'll use it.”
Nicram says “Cassiopeia is able to poke you easily and can scale better than you. Try to priotize Adaptive Helm as a vast majority of her damage is placed in her Q and E. A good item that you can consider buying later on is Righteous Glory. This item should close the gap between you and her so that you can potentially kill her. ”
MediocrePolk says “Ranged Matchup. Try to play in the bushes like all of the other matchups, hard because of the ground that she has to get back to the bush. D shield with MR and go Second Wind Revitalize, try to get Hexdrinker first item and go from there. Take TP”
E61K says “Go Doran's Shield + Second Wind and take Phase Rush, Nullifying Orb, Celerity, Gathering Storm and Unflinching. Also take Ghost. Cassiopeia is a DPS mage and a hypercarry. Nearly her entire kit counters you in some wy. Her Q gives her movement speed which she can use to kite you, her W slows you AND grounds you which means you can't ult on it, her high DPS melts everybody and she has a stun/slow in her ultimate effectively making it extremely hard for You to get to her. Add to all those things that Cassiopeia's core items grant her a large amount of HP which Darius hates and Rylai's being a core item for her and You got yourself a hard counter match-up. Requires experience. Pre-6 it's much easier to do something against her since she won't have Rylai's, a lot of Movement Speed and she won't have a lot of damage. Try to force a big lead pre-6. Dodge her Q while dodging her E. There are 2 approaches to this match-up as far as I am concerned. You either shove her in as hard as you can so she is forced to focus on farming and can't harass you OR you let her push and then use the entire lane to run her down with Ghost (my personal approach). If you don't get hit by her Q you potentially get the opening to pull her in and run her down. If you get hit by her Q back off instantly as you wont be able to pull her in because she will outrun you. Also get Adaptive Helm.”
Sion says “AVOID HER PRE-6.
She WILL kite you, and outdamage you. If she's running ignite she will win anything even post-6. Your best bet is to land an E slow into an all-in with R, don't get stunned by her R, then go for a 1 for 1 kill trade. You out-midgame her to an extent so just focus on your CS and roaming.”
Zahkar00 says “Take Glacial.
It's possible to kill her but you have to have a good feel for both Taric and Cass. If you dont land your stun just back off. If you do land it you have a chance to kill her.”
E61K says “Even though Cass is an immobile squishy mage I set her higher up on the list because she actually can match the dueling potential you have in lane by level 2. If you get hit by poison back off. Build Hexdrinker first. Her W denies you the opportunity to use your E and R. Her W and E can both be windwalled. Try to use your E to dodge her Q. If you manage to make her miss or manage to bait it out go in for trades or even an all-in. Be ready to turn away to not get stunned from her ultimate.”
ThebestGP says “Super strong character, and never in range to actually fight you. If she goes in for a kill face her don't back off, your a bruiser you destroy ap burst mages. You don't rely on long cool downs to fight.”
LivesforOnlyOne says “She's really weak if you stay on top of her. Honestly don't bother trying to parry her stun, save it for a slow on an all in or just save it for if you get ganked. Wave control is key and you should just beat her after boots and tiamat. Take Conq and all in her constantly, you will not win any poke/sustain wars here.”
CaioOP1985 says “Cassiopeia can deny your extra mobility (even Flash), has a stun and a shitload of damage later on. Add the fact she normally has a Seraph's Embrace at some point and she easily becomes one of the most irritating champions to kill.”
Ashnard says “Cassiopeia can be slippery with her high speed and dps, as well as stun/grounding to prevent you from fighting back. However, you can still punish her early if she misses a q and will typically opt for a tear which gives you a window of superior lane pressure.”
T1 Lilou Senpai says “Cassio isn't a big threat she's also not played top lane alot, but can be annoying. Playing against good cassio is like playing against that annoying teemo mains. Par her ult to win.”
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Tips Against Cassiopeia in Bottom Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
LegendaryOstrich says “Cassiopeia's W (Miasma) has a root affect making Lucian's dash and flash unusable. Her Q range is longer than Lucian's auto attack range making this a difficult match up inside and outside of lane. To survive lane I recommend a healing support or someone who can all in on her without a dash (Thresh Blitz Brand etc.) Try to bait out her Q while you are going for CS and if you do get hit by it dash away immediately until the poison wares out.”
ELOSANTA says “Cassiopeia can lock down Lucian easily with her Miasma (W) and she out damages Lucian in almost all stages of the game, pre 6 you can duel her if you dodge her Q, post 6 avoid all duels unless engaging with team.”
xf3NNI3 says “Cassiopeia can demolish you in extended fights and outscales you, especially when she gets tear you can't really do anything except ping ponging waves with her. The only way you have kill pressure in this matchup is with your jungler, or if you manage to negate her damage with your support/kill her instantly with your root and followup cc or go lethality with a mage support and poke her out of lane.”