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Mar 27, 2019

Counter Series #5: How to Counter Lissandra

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Too Hard to Kill?

Playing against Lissandra is often cited as one of the most frustrating match-ups, especially for a top laner. However, since she's played 90% in mid-lane, I'm going to focus in on how to beat her as mid-laner for this article. Up there, you're just going to have to beg for a gank.

Too Hard to Kill?

Playing against Lissandra is often cited as one of the most frustrating match-ups, especially for a top laner. However, since she's played 90% in mid-lane, I'm going to focus in on how to beat her as mid-laner for this article. Up there, you're just going to have to beg for a gank.

Lissandra Overview

Strengths:
  • High crowd-control
  • Excellent poke damage and initiation
  • Incredible survivability
Weaknesses:
  • Low Range
  • Slow initiation

Beating Lissandra

Based on the weaknesses and strengths list above, beating Lissandra largely comprises of champions that can accomplish the following:
  • Burst her before she can use her ultimate
  • Attack her from long range and disengage
  • Out-live/out-sustain her damage
If you don't have any of these, then the following strategies work well too:
  • Wait for her to use her gap closer before ganking
  • Keep track of her items and check for Zhonya's or Stopwatch

    Counters

    • Sylas - When it comes to countering Lissandra, Sylas isn't the first champion that comes to mind. However, his abilities mirror Lissandra's but play out just ever so slightly better as a result of his stronger dueling passive. His ultimate also negates Lissandra's, and because he can push faster, he often ends up getting Lissandra's ultimate before she does.
    • Morgana - Lissandra's main weapon is her crowd-control. In lane and in game, Morgana's black shield negates all of it. Morgana also plays a very non-commital type of laning, which means Lissandra has little opportunity to poke her and has to reserve her mana for keeping the wave in a neutral spot.
    • Anivia - Anivia's an interesting pick against Lissandra. She doesn't necessarily counter Lissandra, and in lane she's much more of a skill-based match-up. However, later in the game she can absolutely destroy Lissandra's engagement potential by blocking out the enemy team with her wall and leaving a rather nasty present for Lissandra as soon as she comes out of invulnerability. 

    Got more tips for beating Lissandra or champions that work well? Comment below!


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