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Kayle Build Guide by Gramps Tewks

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Gramps Tewks

Kayle Badger ~ NIGHTMARISH Tanky DPS

Gramps Tewks Last updated on November 22, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hello and welcome to Kayle Badger; a Kayle build guide of a different color!
I'm Gramps Tewks, and I'll be your curator as we explore the possibilities of playing with this extremely versatile and underestimated champion.

A quick note: This is NOT Kayle-support or off-tank or whateva. You will destroy everything in your path; because you are KAYLE BADGER. You are Xin Zhao with a range of 525. You deal splash damage because you WANT TO. You decide who speeds up and who slows down. You decide who lives and who dies.

This of is ALL due to the fact that you are Kayle and that you were BORN FOR THIS.


Above is the world-renowned "Kayle Badgerborn" skin from Riot Games; notice the similarly fierce facial expressions.


Here's Phreak's Champion Spotlight, in which he highlights Kayle's new AND RIDICULOUS passive ( Holy Fervor), and shows how much damage she can do with just a couple of items!

As always, endless kudos upon kudos to the incomparable JhoiJhoi for the template, which you can find here!

This guide will make you into a LIVING WEAPON that NO ONE will see coming.

Onward, then!


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Pros / Cons

Hello and welcome to Kayle Badger; a Kayle build guide of a different color!
I'm Gramps Tewks, and I'll be your curator as we explore the possibilities of playing with this extremely versatile and underestimated champion.

A quick note: This is NOT Kayle-support or off-tank or whateva. You will destroy everything in your path; because you are KAYLE BADGER. You are Xin Zhao with a range of 525. You deal splash damage because you WANT TO. You decide who speeds up and who slows down. You decide who lives and who dies.

This of is ALL due to the fact that you are Kayle and that you were BORN FOR THIS.


Above is the world-renowned "Kayle Badgerborn" skin from Riot Games; notice the similarly fierce facial expressions.


Here's Phreak's Champion Spotlight, in which he highlights Kayle's new AND RIDICULOUS passive ( Holy Fervor), and shows how much damage she can do with just a couple of items!

As always, endless kudos upon kudos to the incomparable JhoiJhoi for the template, which you can find here!

This guide will make you into a LIVING WEAPON that NO ONE will see coming.

Onward, then!


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Masteries


This spread gives Kayle a great balance of Offense and Defense!


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Health
3


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Summoner Spells


Exhaust: Champions thing they can move/fight/survive?
Kayle Badger TAKES WHAT SHE WANTS.
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Flash: After the nerf, Flash lost some of its functionality. However, teleportation is (shockingly) still viable on some champs!
Saves Kayle's life at least three times every game.
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Skill Discussion


  • Holy Fervor: When deciding how to build a champion, the best place to start is often with their passive. Holy Fervor is a DEFENSE-SHREDDING NIGHTMARE that is best abused by a DPS build with an emphasis on attack SPEED.

  • Reckoning (Q): Decent damage as well as a really healthy SLOW. As if that weren't enough, Reckoning increases the damage that Kayle deals to the target... DISTURBINGLY good.

  • Divine Blessing (W): Mini-ghost and mini-heal ON A STICK! Can be applied to self and/or allies.
    A lifesaver.

  • Righteous Fury (E): This is Kayle. Increases her attack range by 400 to 525 and splashes 20-40% damage. Farming is a piece of cake with Righteous Fury. Take down turrets and champs like you're being PAID FOR IT!

  • Intervention (R): If she pleases, Kayle Badger can simply say, "NO~ IT'S NOT TIME TO DIE YET." When used on oneself, tower-diving becomes a cinch and team-fights get extended while the kills pile up. Also indispensable for protecting your Tryndamere or Kennen so that they can live to deal their burst damage and survive the focus.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Take Righteous Fury first for the brilliant farm and potential for FIRST BLOOD. Nab the other two, then max Righteous Fury! Reckoning gets the nod next for its amazing combat dominance; save Divine Blessing for last.
As always, level your ultimate at 6, 11, and 16.


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Items

  • : With Regrowth Pendant, you can stay in lane as long as you want and be more aggressive!
    A flawless item.

  • philosopher's stone: philosopher's stone boosts the three resources with which you make in-game transactions.
    Significantly.
    You will have better items, lanestay, and experience than others, which WINS GAMES.

  • : Standard-issue damage-boosters that synergize well with Righteous Fury!

  • : Herp-a-Derp-a Damage! Righteous Fury's splash stacks with Attack Damage..

  • : Stay in there!

  • : Boost Kayle's Attack Speed with the Baggins' blade, Stinger!
    It provides so much of her damage all game long!
    The Cooldown Reduction lets you pile on the heat with Righteous Fury.

  • : Combined with philosopher's stone, Targon's Brace provides extraordinary survivability!

  • : Movement Speed is Deluxe!

  • : This is the point where Kayle becomes a death goddess.

  • : No one can chase or escape you!

  • : Buy a defensive item according to your opponents in this slot!

  • : After Guardian Angel, upgrade Targon's Brace for great (team) stats!

  • : Now that you've surpassed the Attack Speed cap, grab Mercury's Treads for the Magic Resistance and indispensable Tenacity!

  • : Upgrade Stinger as a final touch. You are Kayle Badger.

Here's the completed build:




Q: Does this build really work? Kayle does magic damage, right?

A: Righteous Fury ( Kayle's main damage source) does NOT scale with Ability Power.
Therefore, you aren't rewarded for building any!

If you want to go over the top with Kayle, then you need Armor Penetration, Attack Damage, and Attack Speed, because those stack with Kayle's hits!


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Gameplay

Early-Game

What I've found works best for Kayle is to lane with an aggressive carry, such as Tryndamere or Wukong!

The reason for this is threefold:

  • Kayle provides the protection and extra damage they need early-on to get kills.
  • People tend to get fed when laning with Kayle.
  • She carries the game if she can be aggressive early!
Your primary goal is to farm 715 Gold for philosopher's stone and Boots of Speed as quickly as possible; afterwards, you can stay in lane and generate Gold for a good while! If your partner's aggressive and harassing well, you can go for EARLY KILLS with Reckoning followed by Righteous Fury!

Otherwise, just sit back, DRINK SOME FRICKIN LEMONADE, and FARM.

Mid-Game

Once you have Infinity Edge, you're a Monster. With the help of Phantom Dancer, you can get some really improbable kills. Use Intervention as often as possible. Push turrets LIKE MAD and WIN TEAM FIGHTS. FARM hard!

Late-Game

With Guardian Angel and Zeke's Harbinger, you're a DEMON.
Go ahead and WIN THE GAME with your teammates.



You get a lot of comments like, "Wow... Haven't seen a good Kayle in a while!"


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Summary

If you're tired of the SAME OLD ****P, slap down a mere 450 IP for the HIGH QUEEN of DEATH.
No one calls you OP because they fear their own destruction, and rightly so.

Now get out there and CRACK SOME JAWS!

~Gramps Tewks