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Kayle Build Guide by Staple Sawse

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Staple Sawse

Kayle: An eye for an eye everyone ends up blind

Staple Sawse Last updated on July 4, 2011
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Ability Sequence

3
4
7
9
12
Ability Key Q
2
5
8
10
13
Ability Key W
1
14
15
17
18
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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

DISCLAIMER: This is the build I use, it works for me and my playing style. I try to convey my playing style while outlining some points in this guide. It may not work for you, and im sorry. GLHF.

I remember a time when I laughed when I heard people were trying to play Kayle legitimately. I laughed until I realized this underbuffed champion, when played correctly, ruined opposing teams. Through heals, constant dps output late-game, and the ability to make your team invincible; Kayle proves herself a tough support-carry option. This guide will outline the strategy and build that I use to make Kayle great. (Thats right guys, Kayle isnt bad... when played correctly)

KEYNOTE: THIS GUIDE IS INTENDED FOR TEAMS THAT WILL LET YOU GET BLUE BUFF


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Pros / Cons

Pro(status):

    Mid and Late game you can keep you & your team alive for most teamfights
    Invincibility is awesome
    People will think your super sexy and request to play with you all the time (Good people, who you actually want to play with.

Cons:
    Early game is tedious

The only other con might be that; if for some reason you dont like to win, you will not have fun. Because you will win most if not all games.


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Runes

I don't really think that you should buy Kayle specific runes. This is due to the fact that you should already have most of them for other champions.

These probably arent perfect for Kayle but they are more than enough to get the job done.

Quints:

    Greater Fortitude (HP)
    Greater Swiftness (MOVESPEED)
    Greater Celerity (CDR)
Marks:
    Greater Insight x9 (MAGIC PEN)
Seals:
    Greater Knowledge x9 (MANA)
Glyph:
    Greater Celerity x9 (CDR)

The runes that are really important to grab are the CDR and MANA. Spamming your heal and reckoning are huge for the entire match. The mana buff is huge because Kayle has mana problems early and mid game. The CDR is self explanatory.


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Masteries

I chose the standard 9/0/21 build. Kayle is meant to support her team while also whittling away at enemies health so you need all the AP and Regen you can get.


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Items

GET A F*CKING RAGEBLADE



As a general rule I start out with a Dorans Ring. Its got AP, Regen, and Hp to make you a damage machine and less squishy. By the time I 'B' I have enough to buy boots and a meki pendant. After that i rush a Guinsoo's Rageblade this is the best item for Kayle. I cant stress that enough, you need to get a rageblade! After the rageblade you should be able to solo the golem at blue buff (if you couldn't before) At this point of the game, it becomes easy mode. Pick up a hextech revolver, it will do wonders for your survivablility. I usually pick up a Nasher's Tooth (Starting with the stinger) I've never had a game last long enough for me to get my last item. I would suggest a Trinity Force


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Skillz

Reckoning:
You like damage? This is how Kayle dishes it out. Its also a slow. Awesome.

Divine Blessing:
Kayle is a support champion. This is a heal. 1 + 1 = 2.
Its also got a speed buff. This makes chasing/escaping easymode for Kayle. (Or forever she devides to cast it on)

FIRE SWORD!!!!!:
Makes you ranged. Makes you deal splash damage. Looks super cool. Will get you laid. Its the only way Kayle can farm competitively. (IT MAKES YOUR SWORD ON FIRE. F*CK YEAH!)

Intervention (A.K.A. Why Kayle is broken):
Makes you (or anyone for that matter) invincible. The best part is, with this build its cool down is ~30 seconds. Or in league terms "Twice A Teamfight"


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Summoner Spells

Get These

Flash:
You're Squishy *thanks eric*

Ghost:
This + Divine Blessing = Uncatchable


Because You Hate Flash/Ghost:
Clairvoyance:
Someone should always pick this up, why not you.

Celerity:
Kayle has mana problems. This solves those... sort of.

Teleport:
Just as useful as Celerity for regaining mana, but with more applications.
(I have used teleport to assist teammates early game with a gank on more than one occasion.)


Because your hilarious:
Rally & Revive


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Learning To Play (L2P)

This is where I will be outlining some Tips, Tricks, and General Strategy while playing as Kayle.

Off the bat, i want to explain the skill sequence that I use. Most people want to jump all over the fire sword and max it first. To those people I say, "Yes your flaming sword is cool, but it hits like a wood stick wielded by a crippled elderly woman". This skill is how Kayle farms and thats the beauty of it. Once you put in a point you get the range AoE attack that Kayle uses to last hit. The main damage output early game comes from reckoning. Therefore, you put 1 point into your firesword and forget about it. To get kills, assists, and keep your team alive you need to put your points in heal and nuke. (Not to mention invincibility)
Okay cool, at this point i hope you understand the subtle message I've been sending to you, which is:
(ONLY 1 POINT IN FIRE SWORD)

The next tip seems fairly obvious looking back, however it didnt occur to me right away. See your AD carry? They are putting out alot of damage arent they! Know what would be cool? If they couldnt die and were still killing everything. Point being, if possible target a dying high damage teammate with your Ult. Hopefully this will change the tide of battle. (Just kidding because the other team was probably dead already because your team kicks so much ***). Be sure that you pay attention in case someone else (or perhaps you) need it. Its got a 36 second cool down after all.
(MAKE SURE YOU DONT LET YOUR AD CARRIES DIE, USE YOUR ULT)

Kayle has mana problems. Blue buff solves those. Get blue buff.
(GET THE F*CKING BLUE BUFF)


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Key Notes / Spark Notes / Conclusion

Okay, for those of you about to start a game and who are in a hurry to get the basics before you go kick ***; here are some IMPORTANT THINGS

MAKE SURE YOUR TEAM LETS YOU GET BLUE BUFF WHENEVER POSSIBLE. IT LETS YOU SPAM LIKE A SUPPORT MONSTER.

ONLY PUT 1 POINT IN YOUR FIRE SWORD AND DO IT FIRST

GET A RAGEBLADE IT WILL MAKE YOU 100x BETTER

YOU ARE SUPPORT, NOT A TANK, NOT A DPS. STAY ALIVE-KEEP YOUR TEAM ALIVE

IF YOU CHOOSE RALLY&REVIVE AS YOUR SUMMONER SPELLS, PEOPLE WILL 'LOL' AT YOU



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