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Kalista Build Guide by DoViso

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League of Legends Build Guide Author DoViso

Kalista, The Spear of Vengeance by: DoViso

DoViso Last updated on August 24, 2015
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Ability Sequence

2
4
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
5
7
8
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Kalista with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
2
Ezreal Ezreal has a burst combo, if he fail his Q you can go in and the trade is yours.
2
Jinx Jinx is kind of an easy enemy if you're playing Kalista. Dodge her W or even her R with your passive easily and use her missed skillshots to stack spears on her.
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Introduction

Hi! I'm Marcelo "DoViso" Silva, I'm a League of Legends Amateur player and currently I'm Diamond V.
At the moment, I play in one of the best League of Legends Academies in Portugal, a Multigaming called FOR THE WIN ESPORTS.
My main role is AD Carry and my favourite Champions are Kalista, Vayne and Draven.

I decided to write this guide because, on the last few days, so many people started to asking me how to play, what to build and which are the best matchups with Kalista, so I decided to write this little guide to share with those people and of course with you all. :)


P.S.: If you want to show me some support, please like my facebook page here.


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Kalista's Pros/Cons

PROS:
[*] Farming is easy because of your E - Rend;
[*] It's very easy to dodge skills because Kalista is very mobile;
[*] Awesome Kiter and Chaser;
[*] Saving your Soul-Bounded team mate is pretty easy, just press R - Fate's Call.

CONS:
[*] Very Squishy;
[*] Pretty hard to mastery her;
[*] Weak Early Game (lvl 1, 2 & 3);
[*] Hard CC shuts Kalista down pretty easy;
[*] Kalista IS NOT a 1v1 Champion.


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Laning Phase: Trades

Trading with Kalista is pretty hard before having your "First Back", especially when you are facing strong champions against her.
If you want to trade and try to win it before your "First Back", you'll need to poke your enemies using your E - Rend, but you'll need to pay attention to a detail, if E - Rend scores a kill (creep, jungle creep or champion kill), the cooldown is refreshed and refunds 20 mana for each target killed, up to 40 mana, so try to put the CS low using Basic Attacks on them and on your Enemies too and then, when the CS is low, press E - Rend and voilĂ , you are poking, farming and recovering a part of the mana that you spent trading so, you can do it again and again until you win the trade before going back for the first time in the game.
After your "First Back" in the game, everything becomes much more easier, especially when you have a Bilgewater Cutlass and a little bit of Attack Speed, trading becomes much more easier because now you can go for faster trades and burst your enemies much more faster.


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First Back

Always try to buy a Bilgewater Cutlass and Boots of Speed on you first recall. If you have enough money, a Dagger would be great too.


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Early > Mid Game

After building up your Blade of the Ruined King and your Berserker's Greaves, you'll need some damage so, you should build a Bloodthirster, that'll give you everything you need, damage and sustain.


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Mid > Late Game

Now that you have a bunch of AS, AD and Life Steal, it's time to make your team proud and start to make the enemy team cry >:D. Build a Runaan's Hurricane and spread your damage on the fights ;).


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Oh Sh*t, it's Late Game

Kalista is one of the best Late Game AD Carries because of her E - Rend, but this is not enough, you'll need to penetrate on those ******s! >:D
Get a Last Whisper ASAP and start to build your defensive item, believe me, you'll need it!
WARNING: As you know, Kalista is very weak when we talk about Crowd Control, and now you ask me - "What's the best item against Crowd Control?" - The answer is Banshee's Veil!


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Team Fighting

When you're playing Kalista, team fighting is not that easy, because you need to have a pretty good positioning skill and a bit of protection from your team aswell.
Kalista is a very good engager. With her R - Fate's Call, Kalista is very good engaging or also getting picks.
Kalista is pretty like Katarina when we talk about team fighting. Kalista needs to wait for the enemie's hard CC and then, she can go in and kill everyone spreading his damage basic attacking with Runaan's Hurricane help and then burst'em with her E - Rend.


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Kalista works well with

Nautilus
Leona
Annie
Yasuo


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Summary

NOW YOU ARE READY TO WIN THE GAME!



GL&HF in the Fields of Justice :D
FTW DoViso

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