So i recently bought Kassadin just on a whim. I played him a bit a year or so ago, but never clicked with him. I have over the last few days played kassadin in normal SR. Every game has been a win, and my scores are generally extremely positive such as 23/4/14 and 11/2/9. My question is three fold.
First, why does he seem so strong right now? Is it because so many people are favoring short ranged burst champs like akali and diana in mid? I laned versus a Veiger and just utterly destroyed him.
Second, since I was hoping to learn Kassadin, I was expecting a few games to go badly just so i can learn how to pick up from a deficit, but considering that has yet to happen, can anyone provide any tips on how to play Kassadin if you are behind?
Third, every game I played I tried slightly different itemization routes, from rod of ages first to no rod, and even tried Lich Bane and Liandry's Torment. Anyone got favorite must buy items for him?
***bonus question*** What is the best Kassadin skin, I like pre-void but my fiancee likes Harbinger.