Kalista General Guide by Rogie
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Kalista - Unstoppable masterpi
Example full build
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my name is Fr3ak and you can find me in game on EUNE server under nick Im Fr3ak. Practically I am diamond level ADC, but my actual division is Platinum II. Unfortunatelly I haven't much time for rankeds right now.
This is my first guide ever and maybe you are wondering why did I start to write this guide. Answer is simple, I just felt in love with Kalista. And I want to share my experience as longtime main ADC player with you. And please, read the notes, lot of useful informations in there.
If you are any kind of grammar nazi, you should probably try another guide because my english may be realy disgusting for you.
Pros / Cons
+ Extremely funny to play!
+ Very good ability for chasing targets down
+ Strong kiting with high damage output
+ Unique ultimate with high potencial
+ Easy farming (E)
+ High mobility in combat
- Weak laning phase against burst Combos
- Hard to learn
- Hard to play teamfights properly
- Low mobility out of combat
Basicly, her synergy is based on ability to throw support into the enemy botlane's faces. It means the best synergy is logicaly with tanky supports. Best choices are:
Thresh, Braum, Leona, Morgana(Isn't that tanky but her ult will make the mess!).
Of course there is possibily to play with other high tier supports like Nami, Janna, etc. But you are wasting potential of your ultimate so I hardly prefer to play with tanky supports. Throwing your support to the enemy's faces at the right time is double kill in most of situations.
Why is there no matchup chapter?
Maybe it's just me, but I don't realy care about ADC vs ADC matchup as long as it is 2v2 lane. Support is doing most of the job, atleast in the early game so I can't realy tell which adc is hard to play against because support is what matters here.
In my opinion winning of botlanes depends on 30%/pick and 70%/skill. For example if enemy bot lane has Leona and you are playing ADC without escape and your support hasn't any protect against leona's engage, it is clear you have to play it safe or enemy bot lane will farm you like creeps. They will have probably advantage with free farm but you can play it safe and try to farm as much as you can.
Rule number 1: Playing passively doesn't mean LOST LANE. So don't hesitate and wait for help from jungler or teamfights.
So my advice is, pick smart and play smart. If you can't see enemy botlane at the time when you are picking, I suggest you to pick some safe ADC with escape unless you are very experienced ADC player.
This is the end
Hold your breath and... okay, just kidding.
If you are reading this I have to say big THANK YOU for reading my guide. I hope you like my first guide ever and let me some feedback if possible. If you want to add more sections let me a comment below. I am playing League for years and I can explain pretty much anything.
Guide is pretty simple but explains lot of things in the easiest way possible to help even the newbies. Experienced players are probably not reading this guide anyways.
Again thank you for reading the guide and have a lot of wins!