You’ve tried everything. You tried harassing her in lane, but she just farmed from a distance. In early skirmishes, she outdamages you and has higher utility. In late game, you finally manage to make her feed. Unfortunately, she just ults your adc and wins the teamfight for her team.
Lissandra is a tanky mage who’s quite reliable. She has fairly good waveclear, good damage, great utility, good mobility, and cannot be easily assassinated. With all these strengths, it may seem impossible to deal with her.
However, she does have a number of clear weaknesses that you can exploit. In this guide, I’ll be teaching you how to make this powerful ice queen just a regular woman.
Passive – Iceborn
Lissandra’s next basic attack has no mana cost. This refreshes every 18 seconds. Using CC on enemies with her abilities reduces the cooldown by 1 second.
Q – Ice Shard
Lissandra throws a spear of ice, dealing damage and slowing the first enemy hit, at which point it expands into a wider cone and hits the enemies behind the original target.
W – Ring of Frost
Lissandra freezes all enemies nearby, dealing magic damage and rooting them.
E – Glacial Path
Lissandra casts a claw of ice that moves in a target direction, dealing magic damage to all enemies it passes through. Reactivating this ability will blink Lissandra to the location of the claw.
R – Frozen Tomb
Lissandra freezes the target enemy champion, stunning them. If she selfcasts this ability, she turns immune to all damage and heals herself, but also do any actions until the ability is done. Black ice spreads from the target, dealing magic damage and slowing all enemies nearby.
In the early game, Lissandra has mana problems and low AD. Try pushing her under turret for the first wave of minions or two.
If Lissandra uses her Glacial Path, she won’t be able to use it for quite a long time. This is your time to engage on her.
If Lissandra casts her ult on herself, she’s immune, basically like if she used Zhonyas. However, if she casts it on you, you’re merely stunned, meaning her team can still deal damage to you.
Lissandra’s ultimate can be removed with QSS or Cleanse.
Lissandra does well against assassins, but does poorly against mages with longer range than her.
Lissandra has to use all of her spells in order to clear waves. Keeping her constantly pushed under turret will make her use mana quickly.
Never ever dive a Lissandra.
You can clear waves far faster than her, and you can easily keep her in your Gravity Field by just placing it where the claw from her Glacial Path lands. You’re basically her but stronger in every aspect except utility. Just be wary of ganks, because she can easily set one up with all her CC.
You can waveclear way better and you can harass her constantly with your balls. Be very wary about ulting until she’s cast her ult or she can negate all your damage.
You out range her. Just push the wave in constantly and go gank bot.
This is an equal lane. Just farm until you hit level 6, then roam bot. Your ultimate has more utility than hers.
Lissandra is a mage, so building magic resistance is good against her. Items like Abyssal Scepter are good if you want to counter her as a mage. QSS is also good for ADCs wanting to avoid all her CC.