Top Lane 46.04% Win Rate92% Pick RateK'Sante Top Lane Counters: 43 counter champions
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Tips Against K'Sante in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
X_TRM says “(Start E/W) You beat him early but he will outscale you insanely hard. Very hard to dodge his Q's hitbox. He will try to play around his tower.”
LilliaFanBoy says “Even after constant nerfs K'sante is still a pain.
You can take extended fights easily with Conqueror as long as you don't let him proc Grasp on you or get his by his reverse knockback.
Tabi's are a must here due to his R.”
WhendZ says “K'sante tem a versatilidade de ser um tank assassino (WTF riot?) mas não é problema não. desvia do q dele e cuidado com a ult. ele te dá bastante dano na ult, mas nada que dois barris não te ajudem. Ele já foi mt forte, mas agora é de boas”
LegacyOneTap says “hes just a 2023 champion with a lot of stats, don't let him cheese you with wall hack ultimate he has sending you to his tower better than sett. hes not difficult to play against, dodge his q's and you can build ds bork and so on he loses any time.”
Wizboy73 says “[Conqueror or grasp] Matchup can go both ways. He is still annoying even after the nerfs. I would recommend rushing liandry rylais and getting some armor. The rest is the usualy build, fights are usualy pretty even, but be sure to shotgunblast him with q after his Ult.”
Yogolord says “just broken right now
not much to explain here i feel like he honestly pretty ok to fight against but his abilitis are just bullshit
when it comes to fight in lane you can abuse his knock up as a gap closer because zac trades are pretty damn good as long as you get your blobs”
Denied20 says “MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: SCARCE.
This guy is hard to approach with is extended chain of cc. Due to this and Yasuo's squishy nature makes him "undivable".
It does not help that he brings some cc to his All Out, which makes his offensive form excruciating to duel.”
Murfz says “Matchup is fine as far as I'm concerned, bit boring though since it can feel like a simulator where you're just dodging his Q's. Dshield good vs ksante but I still go lethal tempo, TP recommended. Hard to kill him unless he ints so play for sunderer spike and get your kills later on, in lane focus on CS.”
BurritoTopKing says “Try your best to dodge his Q's, as long as you don't lose a lot of hp early you should have prio and just get vision or roam, after 6 he is killable but try to avoid getting hit by his Q3.”
WarwicksSimp says “Broken champion but I lack enough games vs this champion as warwick top, typically you can't do much though outside of building plated steelcaps and taking good trades. Still winnable.”
xskyswitch says “In lane you bully him pretty hard, I suggest going BC rush if high damage build, or normal frontline build. Respect his damage post 6 as he can burst very fast and get behind your E easily.”
Chaddouk says “If he doesn't want to die, he won't, like yasuo need to bait Q's by faking last hitting CS, Lose short trades win long obviously. It's all about dodging his abilities on lane, I think trynd is decent into K'sante especially for the fact he wastes hp for damage when he R, but I don't care about his damage I have my R, and I do care about him having less hp. Just dodge spells and keep in mind his cooldowns E pretty short W long af.”
daitolol says “TOP // - Very hard matchup due to the fact that his E shield makes short trades hard and his ult extends long trades losing them as well :^)
-Early game you are looking for perma baiting out his q by walking back and forth, your Qs have very similar range so it is easy to do, when he goes for an E+q combo you can either try to hit him with E or wait out on shroud perserving your energy so his shield run out and you can get actual damage in him
-His Q3 is very slow and easy to dodge but he can pair it up by Using E on minion and leave you with little time to react, make sure to keep your distance when he has Q3 ready He can do a Q3+W+R combo to get you out of your tower, you should be very careful
- Your opening to all in is when he Used E/W to damage you, after that just play with your shorud and keep your distance (Your w can make him cancel R) In the scenario where you want to soak up his R or he was able to use it because you dont have shroud, Use E1 and run away as that will great distance in which you can dodge his Empowered w( he will almost always for for R+Q1+W combo) After his W is on CD you can use R2 as when he is ulti form all of his defensives stats drop massively and is extremely sqshy just make sure to be mindful of the E/F as he can dodge your R2 and then he WILL win the long trade
_WhiteSnow_ says “Just be careful not to get mind gamed and unburrow into his w, though it won't put a knockup cooldown on him. He will still kill you if he gets a good engage, and is able to cancel your tunnel dashes with w, r and 3rd q. play conservatively in this matchup and make sure not to push too aggressively as its easy to get caugh out by this champion.”
Smudey says “[Starting Item: DRing/Dark Seal]
[Build: PTA + Riftmaker]
Bully him pre 6 and don't let him get the push and free Qs. Make sure to dodge his empowered Q and you'll be good to go. If you have trouble dodging his Q, you can preemtively throw out a blind so he doesn't get to proc his passive. When he hits 6, stay away from walls and save your Q for when he Ults you. If you played the early game well and poked him a lot, you should even be able to kill him in his All-Out form with Ignite.”
ShadowStealer94 says “A tough matchup but not impossible. Try to kite his CC and be careful as his all in is deceptively strong. Try to CS well and combo your E and W to maximize the damage your dealing by hitting with the true damage from the center of W.”
Samikin says “K'Sante can be bullied in the laning phase if you can constantly stay outside of his range while still poking him consistently. HOWEVER, his lvl 6 can be very lethal if you are not close to your turret or above 75% health. ”
bocchicken says “If he takes you under his tower, then you're kind of doomed. BUT if he goes "all out" it already puts him 1 Urgot trade away from lethal, and him losing his resistances makes him very squishy. ”
ModelitoTime says “K'Sante is super tanky but doesn't pose that much of a threat in terms of pure DPS he has. He can be mildly annoying with his Q in lane phase however. Do your best of your ability to not get hit by these and always remember your E can buffer through knockup cc. So when he tries to land his empowered Q on you just E at him as its about to hit you and you land a free E on to him. As all tank matchups go ALWAYS rush Black Cleaver and you should be fine :]”
Antecc says “K'Sante is usually piloted by bad players, so you'll have an easy time without actually needing any help in this lane. However, be wary of a few things. Don't get hit by his Q when going for minions, expect a W by K'Sante if you press E near him. He'll first try to jump out with E, and if you follow him he'll W. Dodge the W. Lastly, you one shot him if he ever decides to ult in a situation where you aren't 10 HP.”
RuchaczSzmat69 says “I never lost to him but i think i played against some shitty ones. His kit seems pretty strong but i didnt play him so i dont have much experience. He has a lot of insec potential so avoid harassing him under the tower, and if he has ult even near the tower beacuse he will suck you in.”
ToplaneProfessor says “[Grasp] [demolish] [second wind] [ overgrowth] + [magical footware] [approach velocity]
items : start dorans shield -> CORE
he can w your ult and cancel it so bait it before going for undertower combo
lordimboutabust says “Hard to kill, dangerous at 6, tanky with big mobility, try to poke him down then all in when he's low if that's even possible because he seems to have insane regen. Otherwise dodge empowered Q if possible and just try to out heal by stacking conquerer and smashing him in a fight like other tanks | second wind | Dshield - tank mythic or divine (depends on yours and enemy team comp, right now I prefer divine)”
Bernardian says “Broken fuckin tank. K'sante early game is shit, hes EXACLTY like Sion in which he has no good early stats and is very squishy. He scales incredibly well and is really good in teamfights. In lane you win this matchup very hard. k'sante is very weak to your all ins and if he all ins himself he dies as he converts 80% of his total stats to dmg and loses all defenses. Using the full tenacity rune page plus second wind dorans make K'santes poke usless. Into this champion you ALWAYS want to go black cleaver no matter what mythic you have as it not only reduces his resistances but also reduces the damage he deals and how much he can reduce as everything in his kit except his E scales with how much armour and magic resist he has. I wouldnt say you dominate as its easy to throw this matchup away but its not so difficult and even if you make a few mistakes your still generally stronger than him.”
demirkaiser says “Dodge his Q3. Don't ult him when he uses W. Don't full combo him when he uses W since he gets damage reduction. Don't stay near walls or he will ult you. He is a tank so you should be alright.”
Raen says “Try to dodge his empowered Q that knocks you back. He got low cds on his Q so try to move a lot to dodge it. Don't stay near walls bcs he will try to R you. If hes about to R you, wait with ur E for his ,,damage" form to tank some dodge on your E. Some lifesteal would be helpful vs him.”
Federals1 says “K'sante's strength comes from his ability to pull your very far back all the way to his turret. It's the thing that will kill you most often if you are not careful. When he is in his ultimate he also does a lot of damage but does lose a lot of tankiness as well. Once he gets his Iceborn Gauntlet trying to kite him becomes a lot harder, so q max isn't exactly ideal. W is better as it means even if he does slow you a lot so he can keep fighting, you can win the 1v1 with the increased damage and healing. Try to save your ultimate for when his w is used, as if he times it properly it will negate a lot of burst. You can go for Cosmic Drive, Iceborn Gauntlet or Black Cleaver. Doran's Ring and Blade both work well into him. Flash+Ignite are the preffered summoner spell choices. First rune page should be used.”
St0rmyss says “Go lethal tempo with resolve and POM or Grasp if you struggle, and start dshield. Try to dodge his Q's and make sure he doesn't get free autos. When jumping on try use your E so he doesn't get passive hit and stun then walk away, Try to poke him down with your W before you all in.”
KaiOverHere says “Outscale lane but he auto pushes into you because of his AOE
Reason this matchup is not in "Tiny" is because he still pushes you in with his early statcheck which can lead into invade shenanigans ”
BezMemow says “He doesn't have crazy kill potential unless he hits you with Q3 and ults you under his turret. He is very tanky so you're unlikely to ever kill him, very very annoying lane that stops you from snowballing and he will be more useful in teamfights usually.”
LocaLAM says “He has a ton of CC and can be a huge threat if you can't play around him correctly. If he ults, he'll become a nuissance due to his high damage and resistances so it's best to avoid that if possible.”
rilxy4u says “This mf never dies and has cc immunity for half his abilities.
Outplay: try to play around boxes, have preplaced ones for him to dash into, try trading with E, do not fight while he's in his ult.”
Smauggy says “never faced as lillia so ill jsut make some logic thinking:
His q got some range /460 and yours up to 480) , so be carefull of your positioning w8 that he w to ult him, if he ults ou, ult him and run away, with some armor and hp you will be fine to jsut run ”
JaxIsAHobo says “Fucking disgustingly annoying champion. Not hard to deal with in lower ranks as most ksante players are pretty bad, but in higher ranks, hes extremely difficult to deal with due to his extremely efficient trades and insane bulk. Tether his Qs, and engage into him only after he misses a Q. Sidestep the knockups from his 3rd Qs, and use your counterstrike sparingly as he can tank the damage and kidnap you deeper into his side of the map with his push or his ult. ”
Loweloexpert says “Pls kill this shit lvl3. He will Q3 and W, thats it. just Q during his Q3 and E just after his W, then auto ign auto Q auto auto ez. At 6 just wait his ult and ult him right after. ”
Black Demon Ezel says “Best to be careful with dumb K'Sante. He will mitigate literally all of your damage if he gets any unnecessary kills. Although I don't know what his Q, W, or E is, I do know his ultimate is quite deadly, sacrificing a large sum of his health to vastly increase his defenses and make his Ntofos way stronger. Caution is required”
Phrxshn says “Avoid being in front of K'Sante in order to dodge his Ntofo Strike(Q) as it will knock you towards him. Wait for his Path Maker(W) charge to finish so your crowd control would work against him. He can dash with his Footwork(E) and gain shield off of his skill, wait out his shield then fight him. Try to avoid fighting him while he is facing towards his own turret as he can blink your champion towards his turret. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Outscaling Edge: Singed) (Recommended Items: Demonic Embrace)”
Mnem says “Go with Flash Ghost, Conqueror and bone plating. Destroy him xd. E + Q for him to dash to reduce his Q damage. Don't use your E or R while K'Sante is channeling his W. Build Plated Steelcaps and Divine Sunderer.”
Roothor says “He has to engage you, and that is what Illaoi likes most. But beware his high damage, even if he gets behind. Play on the upper side of the map, so he cannot drive you out of the tentacles scope with his R”
Fryx says “K'Sante has good Trading and a dangerous all in since you cant dodge it once you are hit, but in teamfight you should excel. Max W in this Matchup and take Grasp, don't bother too much about destroying him in lane later on you will have your value. Still hard.”
OTP Toxin says “He is another broken champion from Riot Games haha, but he is just a tank that you can poke a lot, try to avoid his dashs and stay out of walls to avoid his ult and you will be fine, just blind him when he ults and you will be ok.”
SesaPrime says “K'Sante does not hold much of a challenge to Camille, but he does hold a lot of disrupting tools to knock you off your game. He can cancel your Hookshot & always prepare to respond to your engages.
He's a bruiser by nature, he'll only be strong for a short while until your items come into play. ”
Vixylafoen says “He'll usually never die and will dash out of your barrels. Catch him up when his dash is down and try to outtrade him with passive resets. If he goes in on you with his R when you're healthy, you will usually kill him first”
Reines Kokosfett says “You can dodge his Q with your E and win trades but his all out (R) damage is very high. If you are mounted when he ults you should be able to just one-combo him. If you are dismounted to can kill you.”
lolkayleee says “[Grasp + Divine Sunderer]
[Ignite/Flash + TP]
Dodge his Q's level 1 and you can walk up to him to trade a grasp auto when his Q is down and W him to heal back. Once he has his E he will block your W with his E shield so try to wait for him to use his E. The onus is on him to get a lead on you early because once you have Divine Sunderer you pretty much just win. Do you best to side step his Q's and keep taking small trades to whittle down his health bar and W him to stay healthy. Your job is to not die before you get your mythic item. Be very careful when he hits level 6 because if he's running conqueror and you use your hookshot on him he can all in you and practically 1 shot you. Also be careful when standing close to his tower because he can pull you into tower range with the kit that he has.”
Kocykek says “Early on you can outtrade him easily.
After 6 beware of his ult. It grants stats that can one shot you (literally).
You block his dash. Don't come close near his tower or he will ult you. Don't understimate him.”
1Yamato1 says “Tome cuidado com trocas early game com ele, Você sempre ganha o all win mas vai fica tentando ter trocas curtas. Se você conseguir fica igual com ele, ele não clica mais depois de 1 item, se não estiver confiante use grasp. ”
StingingChicken says “Your sustained damage with conqueror is quite a bit higher than his early, be aggressive and don't be afraid to walk him down the lane. Your q is faster and has more range than his as well, so juke his and land yours and youll do well. You should be able to get a lead early, and while he gets stronger at 6 it remains manageable”
stefanko says “K'Sante can space you with his q's, so try to bait his q's before going to last hit minions or trade. Try to play with waves until 6, after 6 you win all ins. Don't start trade by q-ing in, cause he can just dash away and negate all your damage. (grasp, teleport)”
Zeffie says “Constant passive damage procs, disruption and displacement from Q3 as well as the desire to throw you any way he wants with his channel. He can also dodge ults or W's with his dash not to mention his bonus damage once he ults.
Very very tough matchup, Iceborn is probably your best option”
PraefectusMace says “What makes him annoying is that his attack slows you, and he is a chonky boy who will build EVEN more chokiness. So while early game he might not be as much of a problem, as time goes on it will be difficult to dent him. So make sure to punish him when you can and dodge those slows of his, ESPECIALLY the third attack as it knocks you right towards him.”
Tonho says “He deals much damage on you and can tank/ dodge your combo with ease. He is hard to kill, and after 6 you lose the trade. Only way to kill him is if he plays poorly. He can one combo you if you dismount after 6 and he has his entire kit available. Just avoid being poked, avoid trades unless he misses everything.”
BoilTheOil says “Try to gain an advantage before he gets items, his early levels are where he's most beatable. Be careful when close to his tower, he can easily pull you into it with his 3rd Q. Don't use W if his E is up unless you combo it with your own E, if he dodges W he will likely run you down.”
Your Desired Username says “Easy match-up. Rush steelcaps and take ignite. If you don't get insanely outplayed, you pretty much win every fight. He can react to your ult animation and cancel it with w if he's good, so make sure you mask your ult with q. Never fight near his turret after 6, he can cc chain you into his tower without counterplay. He gets pretty tanky later on, so only ult him if he is low. ”
Anoying bro5 says “Use your Q to evade his Q (he slams down his arm forward, it is on fairly low cd). You can consistently dodge his Q when you Q to his vitals, and use spacing well. You can W his 3rd Q which pulls you in (almost like yasuo). Be careful as he can move so if you can not consistently and W on this ability, save it for his all in. Be careful of your position as his ult can carry you over walls to his enemy jungler. He is also very strong when near his turret so be mindful of positioning. Overall you win extended trades if you use your riposte properly. Wouldnt recommends engaging if he has over half HP in laneing phase.”
hamgi says “k'sante is strong mid-late game as he gets incredibly tanky, he's very mobile, and he has consistent displacement. early on, he's fairly weak as he doesn't have cd reduction to stay on top of u, so winning trades and avoiding his q3 is fairly easy. he must land q1 to chain them to q3 unlike yone, but if he lands a q, he also gains an empowered aa, so avoid staying in range and make him waste it on a minion before re-engaging. his w makes him unstoppable, so avoid q3/r'ing him when he does this as he won't be cc'd, tho he will still take dmg. his kit is similar to riven in the sense has 3 q's, the last a knock up, a shield+dash, and an ult that increases his ad on his spells. his ult, if knocking u against a wall, sends u thru it and does additional dmg; otherwise, he gets behind u. he loses a threshold of his hp and resistances but he gains omnivamp and ad and becomes manaless, so keep in mind he might be a harder fight at this point than u think”
Black Demon Ezel says “This new threat K'Sante builds too tanky to stop. On top of that, his ult is a shyvana ult and talon backflip combo that annihilates all in it's path. I have never beaten a K'Sante before and why do I get the sinking feeling I will never beat one”
Pep_Shin says “Really annoying matchup as he can disengage very easily.
If he wastes his W you can long trade him to put him in a bad spot
You can tradeback with E-Q.
If you wait for him to engage you, you will statcheck him most of the time. Without his R to disengage you can use yours to beat him.
If he gets too much ahead, you won't be able to kill him anymore, he'll get too tanky and deal too much damage.”
Black Demon Ezel says “K'Sante is downright rude with his Shyvana based ult, extreme strength and impossibly high defenses. Use the walkers and attack from range, Let your little guys do the front row talking”
GannicusTTV says “Shen beats K'sante easy pre6. Just trade with him. Pay attention to the character cue for the knock up and dodge it. Do not use W immediately after taunt and trade, as he can disrupt you away from your W with his Charge. wait to W after. at lvl 6 he can hurt you, so save your E to disengage and pay attention if your back is to a long wall. just poke him but don' tover commit, and as long as you are healthy and he ultis, you have time and space to run away or even kill him if he is low hp.”
lorensj81 says “Patch 13.1 updated - K'Sante got a nerf >>> This is quite an easy matchup early. I usually start Q and trade on cooldown (dodging his Qs), also pushing wave for level 2 advantage. Be careful standing close to his tower when his 3rd Q is ready (whirlwind around him), if he hits that you are knocked towards him, and he can dash with his E (shield) and bring you into tower with his W (unstoppable). At level 6 he is quite scary, he can R you through walls, and he will get alot of omnivamp and 65% reduced resists, this is where ignite is great. Ignite and burst him with your R!
His damage and cooldown on Q scales with resists, so he will get very tanky, but as long as you crush him early he should never become a problem.”
Sovereign Kitten says “Early game is rather simple, he plays similar to that of a Yone or Yasuo with their wind flowing around them.
If you see this, he has the ability to potentially knock you up and behind him locking you down especially around his turret.
Into the late game he becomes more difficult to deal with as he is a scaling tank that can also deal tremendous amounts of damage.
Once he is level 6, stay away from terrain, as he can grab you and throw you through them to the other side. If he is killed before the ultimate finishes you will get bugged and be unable to move for 6 seconds, before getting stunned for a second. ”
Potent213 says “Runes:
Conq or Grasp, PTA is also good cheese.
Goal in lane:
Try to get more resources, or kill him and get plates, but either way, he beats you even if u solo kill him twice in this matchup, champion is just omega overtuned.
Play for Q poke, you can also parry his normal Q's to deny him a TON of damage, and guarantee hitting the parry which is very valuable, you can get prio in this matchup.
Matchup is hard for Fiora if K'sante plays normally.
You wanna take DShield, both Conq and Grasp are good here, although Grasp seems to be more reliable in this matchup.
Constantly be spacing (sideways) to anticipate and dodge his Q's, he can just spam them and poke you down, which is the main threat he has.
I like to keep parry for his 3rd Q, and sometimes his W if he charges it up and its an obvious parry, although if he's in melee range and releases it early, it's extremely hard to react to,
Try to keep in mind that he can kite you vitals pretty well with his abilities, (W & E), and bait out his abilities before going for risky vitals.
As for his ultimate, try to be really mindful of where you are positioned as he can easily bring you towards his jungler and kill you, his ult has a 0.4s cast time, so it's definitely reactable, but you can't really parry it onto him because of how far he dashes.
LoLReal says “Champ isn't a big issue for Darius. He needs to fight up close and we have much stronger extended trades than he does. K'sante can't beat us in a straight up 1v1 but be careful of his gank set up with enemy jungler because it is very good.”
Alan234 says “Fleet footwork or PTA should work well in this matchup. Riftmaker or Liandry should both be good. Treat this as any other juggernaut really, just weaker. I haven't played this matchup a lot so its hard to tell. TECHNICALLY you should be favored. Try to have the push so that he can't stack his q (just like vs yone). One he has 2 stacks on his q focus on dodging it over anything else. You should win most all ins simply because your blind is so powerful. If you think that he will all in maybe keep your blind until after K'Sante ults, since it dramatically increases his auto damage. If he is charging his w Shield you usually have the timer to throw a shroom in the wave and guarantee hitting him.”
Irelius says “He has one of the most strong skillsets amongst all toplaner. Good K'Sante is not an easy enemy.
However, his numbers are so nerfed that he can't really oppose you. Take the prio and never loose it.
Be aware, tho, of his slow asf insec tower cheese. Do not allow him to E+W from behind and pull you to his tower. That is the only way he can actually kill you.
Later in the game his main source of damage is R and W. Which deal physical damage and thus are countered by your W heavily. ”
BiriRamen says “Just go Fleet with a Doran's Ring, and shit on his soul. Fuck this stupid fucking champion. I have yet to lose to him top, idk if it's people cannot play him, but nah. This lane is freelo, just build tanky so your team has some sort of front line for a bit.”
LeyzeHP says “Grasp
I found this to be an easy matchup everytime i played it, just be careful about his W and don't let him pull you under his tower. You can cleanse his R off with W2 or his damage after ult, just hold ignite (if you don't want to play tp) for after he uses R because he gets high lifesteal, but you can oneshot him if he doesn't keep refilling. Focus on keeping HP high.”
RuchaczSzmat69 says “ I dont know the champion yet but i played couple times vs him and i dont think its a hard matchup, his cc is very strong, and if you get by his charged Q you will propably lose trade, but its very easy to dodge though. Be carefull if you are harassing him next to his tower as his insec potential is insane with or without ult, he cant really kill you in his tank form, as his damage sucks there, his ult form is you threat but if you manage to harass him enough he wont be able to all in you due to hp diff and you will win anyways. Remember to avoid staying next to river side walls as he can teleport you to his jungler or just outside the lane where you are not as strong”
Azekar says “Conqueror+Bone Plating.
Start Doran Ring.
Ghost+Ignite or Ignite+Teleport.
K'Sante is just a block with a lot of CC. It is not a problem for Gwen, because she deals a lot of true damage. The guy is losing fights to you, so you should lead the lane. Just watch out for his combo with R, because you won't be able to move.
(I've only played 3 games on K'Sante, so the experiences described here may be very subjective.)”
NegativePhoenix says “K'Sante has been through the riot grinder over and over as they can't seem to pin down a way to balance him fully. Your trades are better than his so long as he cant proc his passive on you and he doesn't constantly land stuns. Late game is kinda iffy on who can damage who faster and who dodges better”