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NO ESCAPE (Kalista Top)

Last updated on December 8, 2014
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Ability Sequence

2
3
9
11
12
Ability Key Q
4
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
5
7
8
10
Ability Key E
6
13
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: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 9



Threats to Kalista with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Udyr Unless he flashes for you, he's not touching you, kite all day and pop him with Rend.
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Kalista in Top

Lately ADC's with a lot of kite potential have been going top, Kalista is Ideal for playing against top, Her Q's hard to dodge, her Oathsworn should be the jungler so they have an easy gank top, free wards, and the rend, is easy damage since you have more room and the AS to apply a lot more stacks. Her opponents aren't safe under tower either, your passive allows you to go into turret range and auto which immediately puts you out of range, and continue to harass with rend.


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Why AS? and Runaan's, wtf?

In top lane, there's a lot more room for error, and the match-ups usually you Vs. some kind of melee fighter/tank, Kalista's E allows for easy free damage stacked upon the autos you poke with. AS allows for more stacks and quicker kiting, however this makes you extremely reliant on Rend, so manage it well.


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Playstyle

Kalista in top is a very aggressive champion that pokes down other champs and has an easy time farming, never fight without your Rend. A General tip for poking 3 or more spears in your opponent is worth rending, to keep rend up, alternate between attacking him and a minion, when your Rend Executes a minion, it'll refresh, and still have the extra damage applied to the enemy champ, its good to follow your Rend with a Pierce if you feel that you can't land it when they're not slowed.


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Strengths/Weaknesses

Strengths:
- Massive Kiting Potential
- Splitpushing monster
- Will crush anyone without gap closers + Hard CC Udyr,Shyvana, Etc.
- Jungler will have an easier time ganking your lane
- Crazy hard to land most skills/combos against at certain AS
- Rend acts as a smite for Dragon and Baron, so very hard to steal objectives from
- Generally enemy team will devote 2+ people to fight/lock you down, so coordinate your team to push/fight when enemy team is split.
- Ult is basically an on-demand Thresh lantern + Malphite ult
Weaknessess:
- Loses to any other kiting ADC, Vayne, Quinn, Etc.
- AA+Vision reliant, needs Rend for escape
- Low DPS, with Burst being AA-reliant
- Generally squishy
- Playstyle lends itself to be ganked a lot if their jungler is decent
- Overall a trollish build, so expect only to work in low elo SoloQ
- Build overall is very reliant on Rend