All Guides Lissandra Guides [SEASON 8] Dark Ice Queen [8.12]
3 months ago

Lissandra Statistics for petRoXD

Author's performance with Lissandra compared to the ranked average.

Games Played
Win %
KA:D Ratio
Gold Earned
Creep Score


  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top



4.png Flash is a must for every midlaner, it's without any doubt the best summoner spell in League of Legends. It allows you to escape countless situations and also make incredible plays. Please take it.


12.png vs 1.png vs 14.png

12.pngTeleport is something that we've seen being used very frequently by the pro players. This summoner is one of the most effective with 127.png. Due to her mobility and CC, she aplies a lot of map pressure and that can be crucial to winning the game.

1.png Cleanse should be used when you play against champions that rely a lot on their cc. e.g (45.png). 

14.png Ignite isn't so popular anymore at higher ranks, due to the utility that other spells have gained in the current meta. I recommend taking this spell only if you know that you'll pressure your opponent and your jungler will be around for some kills. Ignite truly guarantees you some kills. If you're smurfing, you should consider taking it for mid lane domination.


New Runes Back to Top

Those are the runes I'm using, I found them to be pretty good so far. Since they were recently implemented, it still needs more testing, and there might be better ways to build it. 


Why Sorcery as the main path?

  • Arcane%20Comet.png?width=64is extremely good due to its insane poke and low cooldown. This rune will give you the chance to annoy your enemies and also send them to base earlier. It is especially effective due to your CC, allowing the comet to hit most of the time. Summon%20Aerie.png?width=32 is also a viable option, exactly due to the same reasons I stated above, but I just believe Arcane%20Comet.png?width=32 performs better overall with 127.pngPhase%20Rush.png?width=32 won't be of any use for you, stay away from it.

  • Manaflow%20Band.png?width=64 performs really well with 127.png, considering the quite high mana cost of her main poke ability, her Q (lissandraq.png). Manaflow%20Band.png?width=32 will save you a ton of mana and will definitely allow you to poke a little more your enemy. Together with her passive, you won't spend much mana. Nullifying%20Orb.png?width=32 can be helpful against burst AP champions, but still, it won't surpass the utility of Manaflow%20Band.png?width=32The%20Ultimate%20Hat.png?width=32 is also a viable option, and depending on your play style, it can be even better than Manaflow%20Band.png?width=32. I encourage you to test this rune.

  • Transcendence.png?width=64 seems really good for ability users in general, especially the ones with quite high cooldowns. It'll give you an extra 10% CDR at level 10. Celerity.png?width=32 will also be a pretty viable choice, as it will give you some boost on your AP and Movement Speed. You should test it and see if this rune matches your play style. Absolute%20Focus.png?width=32won't be the most useful rune for you, when compared to the other two, this one falls behind.

  • Scorch.png?width=64 is perfect to help you poking your enemy down, together with Arcane%20Comet.png?width=32, you'll deal a great amount of damage. Waterwalking.png?width=32 can be useful, but not the best choice, in my opinion. It'll definitely help you roam the river, but I believe it won't be as helpful as Scorch.png?width=32Gathering%20Storm.png?width=32 will always be the best choice if the game reaches a pathetic amount of time like 60 minutes. As those games are just 1% of your total, I still recommend going with Scorch.png?width=32.


    Why Inspiration as the secondary path?

  • Perfect%20Timing.png?width=64 is a really great choice, it can help you survive a critical gank or fight that can change the game completely. It's also very useful if you're playing against champions like Zed. Moreover, you'll probably be building 3157.png most of the games, it'll cost you less 350! It got even better on patch 8.10, as it'll become available at 8min mark instead of 10min.
  • Cosmic%20Insight.png?width=64 is a viable choice, giving you some cooldown reduction and increasing the total of CDR that you can have by 5%. Give it a test, a see if it matches the way you play.
785.jpg                                                                           Neglected Precision runes

  • Hextech%20Flashtraption.png?width=32 will be useless for you, as a mid laner, I truly believe this will not give you what you're looking for to win the game. Even though some plays can be made with it, but it'll work much better for something like Blitzkrank.

  • Biscuit%20Delivery.png?width=32 can be quite useful, if you feel that your lane is full of poke and you need some extra sustain, this rune can be a great option.

  • Futures%20Market.png?width=32 is an option full of potential, but for Lissandra I don't think it would be as good as the other options.

  • Minion%20Dematerializer.png?width=32 won't do you any good, don't even consider this an option.

  • Magical%20Footwear.png?width=32 were a pretty good choice, but we can't pick them over Perfect%20Timing.png?width=32.

  •  Approach%20Velocity.png?width=32 won't do you any good, don't even consider this an option.

  • Celestial%20Body.png?width=32 won't be as good as any other rune we labeled viable, I believe this rune would disrupt your farm and also you may lack the damage to kill early on. 

Abilities Back to Top

Passive updated.jpg

  • Allows you to be in lane for more time.

  • Gives you the chance to poke without spending too much.

  • Great synergy with Manaflow%20Band.png?width=32.

    Q updated.jpg

  • Main damage and poke ability.

  • Should be maxed first.

  • Very short cooldown.

  • Hitting your opponent through the minions won't decrease the damage.

  • Splits into shatters, giving it a wider and longer AoE after hitting the first target.

W updated.jpg
  • Perfect ability to use when engaging with lissandrae.png.

  • When getting ganked, this can be very useful to use when your enemy gets close. (If your lissandrae.png isn't available)

  • Great CC that makes life easier for junglers when ganking your lane.

    E updated.jpg

  • Due to its long cooldown, it should be used wisely.

  • You can use it to engage or to escape.

  • Throwing it one direction and running to the other can be a great strategy to confuse your opponent.

    R updated.jpg

  • Should be used in the middle of a fight to take the most advantage.

  • If you can get a carry, use it on them, otherwise save it for yourself.

  • It'll disrupt the focus in a team fight.


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Pretty solid start, if you're new to this champion, stick to this.

Core Items

    Your early core should look very similar to this.
    This is an example of one of the final builds possible.

Situational Items

    Very good item against AP champions like Veigar/Fizz.
    If you feel that you need some extra health to survive team fights.
    Can be an option if you feel like you're lacking some damage.
    Can be a really good choice if you need some health and mana. IF you have a hard lane, consider it.

Build Path

  • Start with 1056.png+2003.png+3340.png. This will be the best start, you should be able to farm safely while occasionally poking your enemy. Mana shouldn't be a problem due to your lissandrapassive.png and Manaflow%20Band.png?width=32.

  • On your first back, you should aim to at least get a 3145.png, a 2031.png and a 2055.png if possible. In case you have enough money, start working to complete 3152.png.

  • Upgrade your 3145.png to 3152.png as soon as possible and also you should aim to upgrade your boots to 3158.png. Your core should look like 3158.png3152.png3136.png.

  • You should aim than to get your 3157.png as soon as possible and start working on upgrading your 3136.png to 3151.png. But that can change according to the enemy team composition.

  • Your last items are the most situational, you'll in most cases go for a 3089.png  and a 3135.png, but like I said, analyze their team and make a choice based on what you can see.

    Generic Final Build



Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
  • Anivia
  • Annie
  • Aurelion Sol
  • Azir
  • Cassiopeia
  • Corki
  • Fizz
  • Kassadin
  • Katarina
  • LeBlanc
  • Malzahar
  • Orianna
  • Syndra
  • Xerath
  • Zed
  • Zoe



  • Stay behind minions early game to not get charmed.
  • Make sure to dodge her ahriorbofdeception.png's, they do a lot of damage.
  • Try to keep the lane in the middle to avoid any ganks, and also to keep it gankable for your jungler before she hits 6.
  • After 6, don't be afraid, if she tries something just drop everything on her.
  • Keep side bushes warded, 103.png is a very good champion to roam with.



  • She out damages you early on.
  • You should push her to turret early on, as her wave clear before 6 isn't good. That way she'll miss minions under her turret and also and most importantly, you'll be free to roam. Effective roaming should give your team some advantage. 



  • You can safely farm with your long range.
  • Be careful when she has her stun ready or about to be, she might be planning to call her jungler.
  • After 6, you need to be really fast using lissandrar.png on yourself when she tries to use infernalguardian.png.
  • You know that any 1.png that hits 6 vs you will try to go all-in. A smart way is to call your jungler and tell him to stay nearby. She'll definitely be greedy!
  • Try to keep the lane pushed and roam.


Aurelion Sol

  • Keep wards on side bushes, knowing where he's going to roam is key.
  • Punish him by pushing as much as you can.
  • He's not a good farmer under turret.
  • If he's not roaming, he's planning to catch you with a gank, tell your jungler to stay nearby.
  • Try to keep his lane pushed and follow him with your 12.png.



  • One of your hardest lanes.
  • He out damages and out pushes you.
  • It'll be very hard to roam.
  • You should try and invite your jungler to come, as Azir will most likely keep your lane pushed.
  • Look for opportunities to use your 12.png and gain some advantage from him.



  • Don't try to 1v1 her, she'll definitely win.

  • Ideally, you should push your lane and look for roaming opportunities.

  • If she's pushing you under your turret, try asking your jungler for a gank. You'll most likely get a kill.



  • You can safely farm and poke him with lissandraq.png.
  • Make sure you dodge his phosphorusbomb.png.
  • If he starts getting too close, he might be planning to use carpetbomb.png to assist his jungler, be careful.

  • You can easily push him to his turret and start roaming.

  • He has no abilities to stop your lissandrae.png.



  • You beat him pre 6, try to farm and poke him hard early.
  • You can make him miss minions by pushing him under his turret.
  • If he wastes fizze.png to close the gap to you, just use lissandrae.png and go away.
  • After 6, like 1.png, he'll try a funny play, you might want to call your jungler to stay close by and punish 105.png for his insolence.
  • You counter his ultimate with yours.



  • You should push your lane early and look for roaming opportunities.

  • Try hitting some lissandraq.png on him early on, but don't trade too much as he might win due to his nulllance.png's shield.
  • After 6, he can roam better than you, you should take advantage on him before he hits 6.

  • If he starts pushing early, just punish him with your jungler, he has no escape, it'll be very hard for him to survive.



  • Poke her early on with your lissandraq.png, she needs melee range to farm some creeps without using katarinaq.png.
  • Save your ultimate to interrupt hers, this will be key.
  • If she comes for you, just cast lissandraw.png+lissandraq.png and save your lissandrae.png to escape or chase.
  • Stay away from her daggers.



  • Try to use your lissandraq.png to poke her early on.
  • Time your lissandraw.png properly, as soon as she reaches you with leblancw.png.
  • Try to dodge her leblance.png by staying behind your minions.
  • Going for an early 3102.png might be a good idea.
  • Pushing your lane early and going for a roam will definitely be a good choice.



  • It'll be very hard for you to out push him.
  • Make sure to hit him at least once to take his passive out and make things easier for your jungler.
  • After 6, he might try something, keep your distance, if he uses 4.png+malzaharr.png, make sure to be fast enough and self-cast your lissandrar.png. That might be hard, but there's a time gap between his 4.png and malzaharr.png, just practice!



  • You should be able to safely farm.
  • Try to push early and look for roaming opportunities. 
  • Beware of her poke too, she also has a huge range.
  • This will be a farm lane most likely.
  • Self-cast your lissandrar.png when she tries to go all-in on you with her orianadetonatecommand.png.



  • You can out push her early on.
  • Look for roaming opportunities.
  • If she uses syndrar.png on you, make sure to self-cast lissandrar.png, it's a big counter for her.
  • Keep in mind that if she spams too many syndraq.png, she'll be out of many quickly and you'll do whatever you want in your lane.



  • He outranges you.
  • Try farming and dodging his abilities.
  • If he's going too aggressive, you'll need your jungler to punish him.
  • Post-6, you can try going for all-in on him, he's extremely immobile.



  • Poke him early with your lissandraq.png, but keep your distance.
  • If he tries to gap-close to you with zedw.png, just use lissandraw.png and go back with lissandrae.png.
  • When he hits 6 he'll try something on you, but I believe that he can't kill you, just self-cast lissandrar.png and avoid his ultimate damage.
  • Try going for a 3157.png early on.



  • Farm and poke her early, always keeping your distance.
  • She has no escape, if she starts pushing, invite your jungler to come and punish her.
  • Play behind your minions to avoid her zoee.png.
  • Don't be afraid of her, at 6 you can burst her down. As long as you don't get hit by zoee.png, you'll be fine.

Playstyle Back to Top


Early Game

  • Try to not push your lane too much to avoid any ganks, even though you have lissandrae.png, it can be quite dangerous. Try to keep the lane even, Lissandra is especially good when your jungler ganks, due to her CC and early damage.

  • Occasionally use your lissandraq.png to poke your enemy. Timing it properly with your lissandrapassive.png and Manaflow%20Band.png?width=32, you'll spend close to no mana.

  • Make sure you keep your side brushes warded, you don't want to die too early.

  • You can push your enemy to his turret if you arrange with your jungler for a counter gank.

  • Focus on farming, it's one of the biggest factors to carry a hard game.

  • Look for opportunities to roam, Lissandra is very good at that.


    Mid Game

  • Keep your lane pushed and look for roaming opportunities like I stated above. Mid game should be your best phase of the game to roam. Doing it effectively might give you more chances of winning the game.

  • When you destroy your enemies turret or get yours destroyed, laning phase will be over. You should ask yourself some questions. Is Dragon available? What about Herald? If you lose your turret, make sure to ward around that area to keep the vision.

  • Let's say you got your enemies turret and you're ahead, if Dragon is available, try to set up a play with your jungler in order to secure the objective. If you succeed, start getting some deep wards in their jungle to know every move they make. Push mid lane and farm your jungle, if you see their mid laner roaming, maybe you can follow. Push or follow, it'll be up to you to evaluate the situation.

  • At this point in the game, you should be really farmed and teaming up can be a great choice.

  • Flanking your enemies in a team fight can be a great way to catch the carries off guard and win.


    Late Game

  • Playing late-game Lissandra is very different from the current meta mid laners. She excels at engaging or split pushing. The other team composition will decide which role you should take. It'll also depend on how strong you are at that point. 

  • Most important here is to keep up with the vision and don't overextend farming.

  • If you're thinking about engaging, try flanking the enemy team, it'll give a great setup for your team to fight at their maximum potential. Your job should be to take the carry out. 

  • Keep an eye on objectives. If you're split pushing, make sure your 12.png is up.

  • As you may notice below, Lissandra's win rate chart in Diamond+ is quite weird, it gives us the idea that she peaks around 40min mark and then drops significantly. I believe she's good during the whole game but loses a bit late-game when compared to the current meta mid laners. That peak at 40min can be explained through terrific engages by very good players that won the game. (Try checking the same source, but for ranks below diamond, you'll find out that her win rate decreases with time)
  • WINRATE.jpg



Combos Back to Top


Basic Farm Combo


Only utilize this combo if you know where the enemy jungler is and if you have enough AP to clear a wave, you don't want to waste your lissandrae.png and regret.

Teamfight Combo


lissandrae.png will be used for positioning, then you hit lissandraq.png+lissandraw.png at the same time and time your lissandrar.png properly to extend your CC the most. 

Ambushing enemy


The main goal here is to keep your opponent under your CC enough time for you to get a 2nd lissandraq.png. This way, you'll definitely one-shot those squishy targets.


Tips & Tricks Back to Top


Tips & Tricks

  • Using lissandraq.png to check brushes can be a great way to avoid being surprised, as your Q shatters when it hits a target, allowing you to identify if someone is trying to ambush you. This way you'll be able to check those non-warded brushes and avoid pointless deaths.

  • Utilizing a hotkey for self-cast can be a great way to improve your tempo with your lissandrar.png. Make sure to go to your keyboard settings in-game and set one key that you feel comfortable with.

  • Use your lissandraq.png to poke your enemy in lane through their minions, as your range extends when it hits a target.

  • You have a handful of plays that you can make with your lissandrae.png. Casting it to one side and moving to another can make your opponent confused on where to focus.

  • Casting lissandrae.png creating a path to escape and flashing for a kill in a different direction can make a great play, but you have to be fast with your keyboard.

  • If you get ganked, make sure to use lissandrae.png and lissandraw.png right after. Only after that, you should recast lissandrae.png, that is to avoid an interruption.

  • Your lissandrae.png can be used to distract your enemies and make them think you go a certain path in a team fight, it'll definitely make them reconsider when moving.

  • Use your lissandrar.png wisely in a team fight, if you plan to engage, casting on yourself can be a great way to disrupt the focus. If you get in good position, hitting a carry with lissandrar.png and everything you have and then using 3157.png can be a really good combo.

     Ganking Paths

    Ganking paths.jpg


About Me Back to Top


My name is Pedro, I'm 24 and I've been playing this game since the very beginning. With in and outs those were my rankings throughout the seasons.

Season 11980 Elo 
Season 2: 2500 Elo 
Season 3: Diamond 1
                                                 Season 4: Diamond 3 (Stopped playing competitively)
Season 5: Diamond 5
Season 6: Diamond 5
Season 7: Diamond 5



You can contact me on:



Discord: petRoXD#2526 


Player's Mentality Back to Top


Pro Mindset

The most successful players all have one thing in common, either they win or lose, they always think "what could have I done better?". This is the key for you to become closer to the greatest players, it's not about how many games you play in a day, it's about what you learn from each of them. 



The easiest thing to do when you are losing a game is to blame your team, even if you're right, that won't give any help on winning the game. If you really want to get to the next level, try to keep cool and boost our teammate's morale. 


Winning Attitude

Everyone is fed in the other team, your team is far behind and the easiest thing to do here is surrender. You might argue that it'll save you a lot of time and playing would be a waste. Yes, you're right, but some of those games you'll actually win, and you'll learn much more from hard games than from easy games that finish at 15min. Just keep focus and don't stop believing. Everyone throws, even the pros.


Think about this:

If you're one of those players stuck in Silver, you feel like you deserve much more, but you are just unlucky and can't climb, it feels like a curse that Riot put on you. I will tell you straight away there's no such thing, and yes, sometimes we can be very unlucky, but it doesn't last. If you're stuck there, you might've been doing something wrong, the proof is that people boost accounts and they know exactly what to do in order to carry a game and climb quickly. If you find yourself in that situation, I suggest watching some of your own replays, maybe your mechanics are good but it only takes a few mistakes for you to not be able to carry your team. Start thinking, what could have you done better? The other team is silver too, if you're much better you should be able to outplay them in every way possible. 


Special: How to get in The Zone Back to Top


What is being "In The Zone"?

  • It's a state of mind where you become extremely focused and hyper-productive!

  • Being in the zone is being completely immersed in what you're doing. Losing the sense of time is very common while in this state of mind.

  • You'll be able to predict your opponents movements and see them almost like in slow motion!


    How to enter "The Zone".

  • Think about what you're doing and your role.

  • Get rid of distractions. (Close the door if open. Being in a conversation will most likely stop you from entering this state as you'll get distracted easily).

  • You need a deep understanding of what you're doing. (Once again, know your role and your opponent as well).
  • Create a balance between challenge and skill. Big challenges require huge skill. Taking a step bigger than your leg will only get you demotivated. (Yes, this one is for boosted accounts.)

  • Be patient, it might take some time to achieve and master this state of mind.

  • Now that you know about it, you just made it easier.

    Source: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, "The Flow" (1990).

    Source: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, "The Flow" (1990), p. 74.

  • As you may notice, balance is key. Even if your skill level is low, a small challenge for some people can be a true one for you!

    (I do not own this video.)

  • Use headphones.

  • Those sounds will help you achieve a focused state of mind.


Changelog Back to Top

  • 15th of January: Guide published.

  • 11th of February: Runes update. (Patch 8.3)

  • 29th of April: Abilities updated. (Patch 8.8)

  • 24th of May: Updated runes "Stopwatch". (Patch 8.10)

Send Feedback