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Cutting a burning swath through the darkest places of the world, Kassadin Kassadin knows his days are numbered. Though once a notorious adventurer, he had chosen to live anonymously and raise a family among the nomad tribes of Shurima—until the day his daughter was claimed by the Void. Kassadin vowed to bring her back, combining a number of arcane artifacts and forbidden technologies for the struggle ahead. His precautions were not enough, however, and these devices now only serve to slow the insidious corruption that ravages his body... but he will gladly pay that price, if only he can save her...

KassadinSquare"There are few indeed who may tread the paths between worlds."  Kassadin
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Early life[]

Kassadin began his life as nothing more than a lowly orphan, hired as bait for the merchant caravans of the Great Sai to distract the predators of the lands away from the more important goods they transported. But to the surprise of many, Kassadin survived every predator attack and instead of being hired as bait, he started being hired as a guide.

He spent many years exploring ancient ruins and guiding his employers through the Great Sai, and it was here finally gained his name; “Kas sai a dyn?” or “whom does the desert know?”, often shortened to Kassadin due to his employers inexperience in the language of Shurima Crest icon Shurima. It was through this line of work where he wandered into Zirima where he fell in love. Kassadin and his new wife decided to settle down, south in the rocky canyons, and the two of them had a daughter daughter.

Though he had a wife and daughter, work still required him to travel very far away, always bringing exciting tales back with him. One day though, on his way home from Piltover Crest icon Piltover, he spotted some terrified, fleeing survivors speaking of a terror that ruined their homes, the maw of the underworld that opened up to devour everything. Kassadin hurried home as fast as his mount could travel, but when he arrived there was nothing left but rubble and ash.

The Prophet[]

After the death of his wife and daughter, and the total ruin of his home, Kassadin fell into a deep depression, spending years drowning his sorrows in Zirima. That was until he heard of some new unspeakable horror bellow the earth and sacrifices being made in its name, by an unholy prophet prophet. He knew what happened to Void Crest icon Icathia and he could not let such utter devestation happen to the rest of Shurima.

He made a vow to himself and his dead wife and child to avenge their deaths by destroying this prophet beckoning the void. Kassadin is well traveled and knows he needs to be as well equiped as possible, so he set off on one last journey to arm himself with the most arcane and esoteric equipment from all over Runeterra Crest icon Valoran. He equiped himself with Zaun Crest icon Zaunite tech, got blessed by Ionia Crest icon Ionian spirit-healers then lastly stole the Nether Blade of Horok Nether Blade of Horok, the bladed gauntlet of the first Ascended to fight against the void. His last stop now was Icathia where he would have his vengeance, no matter what.

Recent events[]

Now Kassadin wanders what was formerly Icathia, killing anything the Void Crest icon Void throws at him, his flesh, mind and spirit slowly corrupting from the dangerous artifacts he carries and from the corrupting nature of the Void, but his resolve unshaking.


Kassadin's Kassadin's body has been heavily modified . His skin has turned a sickly shade of blue, if that even is his skin anymore. On his head he wears a Zaunite helmet made in a deep metal with purple embellishments and with two large metal horns on either side. The helmet itself resembes a gas mask with two metal tubes that go from the helmet to Kassadin's back. He wears two large spiked shoulder pads in the same metal and with the same embellishments as his helmet, he also wears two metal gauntlets in the same style. Other than that he is shirtless, exposing his blue skin. And to cover his lower body he wears a dark purple skirt which reaches down and covers his feet. On his right arm he wields the Nether Blade of Horok Nether Blade of Horok.


Kassadin has become a cold and nihilistic man. He is fixated on delivering justice, but equally wishes for the monsters of the void to strike him down so he may join his wife and child. Either way, he will defy the Void until the very end.


Malzahar Malzahar[]

Kassadin and Malzahar Malzahar are polar opposites. While Kassadin tries to fight the void, Malzahar tries to bring it to Runeterra, therefore Kassadin has sworn to kill him.

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The Void Walker

By Ariel Lawrence

Starring Champion

Void The Touch Of The Void

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Short Story

Whom Does the Desert Know?

By Laurie Goulding

Shurima is dying. I do not think she will rise again.

Mentioned Champion

Kai'Sa OriginalCentered

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Daughter of the Void

By Michael McCarthy

Bel'Veth Kai'Sa Pinwheel

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By Jared Rosen

“Okay,” Kai’Sa pants...

Alternate Universes

Event Horizon Ambition's Embrace

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Ambition's Embrace

By Michael Yichao

Bound by darkness.

Worlds Ignite

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By Numerous creators

Since its inception, Worlds has grown and evolved. Each unbelievable play and phenomenal match created moments and memories that will never be forgotten. In these iconic moments, players and teams reached for something incredible within themselves and brought it to life on the Summoner’s Rift...

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Harmonies: Issue 4

By Michael Yichao

Kai'Sa dances through life, finding her way to present moment as a part of K/DA.

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Short Story

Interview: Inside K/DA

By PopRox, Indu Reddy

PopRox chats with K/DA on their style, personal life, and success after POP/STARS.

Worlds Take Over

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Music Video

Take Over

By Numerous creators

We're Taking Over.


  • In-universe, this former pathfinder's by-name Kassadin is a modified version of the foreign phrase “Kas sai a dyn?" "whom does the desert know?" to describe his talents.
  • Even though he is from Shurima Crest icon Shurima, his ties to his homeland are very weak, due to his preoccupation with the Void Crest icon Void.
  • Ezreal's Ezreal's parents may have been the ones who employed Kassadin Kassadin to search for Ne'Zuk's tomb and found both Horok's tomb and his Nether Blade Nether Blade but he originally did not dare to take it.[1]
    • As shown in Warriors, items like this may be used to prevent Void creatures and will trap those inside the tomb once moved. The tomb has since been claimed by the Void Crest icon Void, which may explain their disappearance.[2]
    • Both Kassadin's Kassadin's Nether Blade Nether Blade and Ezreal's gauntlet originally belonged to Horok. Ne'Zuk likely took the gauntlet after killing Horok.[3] As seen in his Wild Rift icon Wild Rift model, Kassadin's gauntlet used to be gold, like Ezreal's.[4]

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