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The Holy judicator
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As many of you are most likely aware, Kayle is one of the more underestimated mid champions of league of legends. Despite her potential for massive damage and insane healling as an AP carry many people dont notice this.
Through many games of trial and error with Kayle against many champions, I have developed this build which giving the correct level of farming will enable you to carry most games and defeat any ADC late game and maybe even solo baron once or twice, releasing the true power of Kayle.
(Btw mobafire does use passives on item when calculating AP and so at full build your AP is 596.88 and not 392.39)
why AP is better than AD
Many people in high level games still play AD/AS or hybrid Kayle. and although given the correct farm and a decent number of kills can be pretty strong, they do not have the ability to escape dangerous situations due to Divine Blessing being weaker.
The AP scaling and AOE damage on Righteous Fury makes it easy to push lane and clear jungle camps mid/late game. The AOE damage will also do alot more damage which is useful when engaged in team fights in the jungle.
Pros / Cons
~High levels of Damage mid/late game
~Great at bullying during lane phase
~AOE damage on auto attacks with Righteous Fury
~Team fight changing ulti
~Over powered heal
~Mana hunger early game
In this section i will explain the importance of each item to the build and how they will help in team fights.
Sorcerer's Shoes are the obvious choice for any AP Carry they supply Magic Penetration that is vital for bypassing the magic resistance of tanks and other high defense champions. The Enchantment: Alacrity is used on Kayle as her base movement is low and so she needs a constant speed buff to enable her to escape any sticky situation, however Enchantment: Homeguard is better late game as u will need to quickly reach team fights or clear waves of minions.
Nashor's Tooth is your source of cooldown reduction, this is vital for AP Kayle as it will allow you to constantly use your Righteous Fury to shred your enemies health without getting too close and risk taking damage yourself. It also provides about half the boast to your attack speed and a decent amount of ability power.
The Malady is also a source magic penetration. The scaling of it's passive magic penetration and the extra 15 +10% of ability power to your auto attacks massively increases the damage you will deal in short space of time. It supplies the half of your attack speed allowing you to hit hard and fast with your Righteous Fury.
The Archangel's Staff/ Seraph's Embrace is your sustain item, it will supply you with mana so that u will not need to recall as often. When the Archangel's Staff has reached it's maximum mana it will change into Seraph's Embrace, the shield it produces gives a major advantage in team fights. I would recommend activating it at the start of a team fight when your mana is highest for the largest shield possible.
Rabadon's Deathcap is another must have item for all AP Carries. It supplies a large amount of your ability power, base and with it passive.
Lich Bane is allows your first attack on a target to deal massive damage, this will normally cause their adc to turn and run as the high damage will make the hesitant to attack. If they stay and fight. the 2 second cooldown of this passive is also affected by the cdr of the Nashor's Tooth.
It is VERY important to farm for the 6 levels as Kayle as without your Intervention you can't risk to fight your opponent too much. However it is as important to bully other AP mid like Twisted Fate or Nidalee, if done correctly you will find that your lane phase will be pretty much problem free, apart from ganks from their jungler.
Be sure to take blue buff as often as possible as the further cdr and increased mana regen will give you the ability to constantly have your Righteous Fury active, this will put huge pressure on the enemy mid.
Once you have your Sorcerer's Shoes you can play alot more aggressive. the attack speed from your Nashor's Tooth and Malady will make it easy to pick up kills at this point, and once u have ur Archangel's Staff or Rabadon's Deathcap you can start to roam.
In team fights it is important for you to concentrate on the health of you allies. As AP Kayle your Divine Blessing and Intervention can change the out come of the fight. It is important to remember that although u will need all members of the team in a 5v5 your Intervention should only be used on you or your team's ADC as you two are the DPS of the team. Remember to activate the shield on Seraph's Embrace just before entering the fight, this will allow you to take and deal alot more damage.
Kayle can be very dangerous if left unchecked. With her ability to snowball and sustain in team fights. Even if she is left behind after the lane phase it is easy for her catch up and deal her insane damage late game. If mastered she will pose a real threat late game and will often carry her team to victory.
Hope this build has helped you all, and good luck with AP [kayle]] ^^