Kled Build Guide by xoonaka
[11.11] KLED SUPA OPPRESIVE BULLY MIDLANER
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Runes: STANDARD SCALING MID
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Really hard to play against, She can always W away from your Q and return to punish you and always win trade. Try to all in her after she uses her W before 6,after 6 it's just not worth as she can dash twice. Buy D shield and try to farm safely with your Q.
Really hard matchup, Sett is just really strong right now and the fact that hit kit has max HP damage does not go well with Kled at all. Try to farm safely with your q as you don't want to fight him if he is ahead or if your jungler is not present. If he freezes try looking for an opportunity to roam.
Before she hits 6, the matchup is pretty easy, try to farm with you q avoiding her pokes and all in her at lvl 3, after 6 , her ulti can be very annoying as she can just dash away. Try wasting her ulti and look for a dive or roam.
Against a good Azir, he is just going to poke you out and farm from a distance, He has quite a lot of mobility but your E can always catchup, His ult is the only issue as he can deny your dives HARD.
Make sure not to take too much damage before that because his burst damage from his R is insane, He's super vulnerable after using E so always bait his E before fighting him.
Her passive allows her to do a lot of damage and outtrade you, avoid fighting her if she has 5 stacks, otherwise it's a skill matchup.
Against a good Katarina, she will never let you trade, she can always E back to her minions to negate your Q. If the kata tries to fight tho, you can kill her pretty easily.
Lux is annoying, she can poke you out so farm with Q and make sure to dodge her E, wait for lvl 3 and bait her Q before fighting her. After lvl 6, Don't fight her if she hasn't used his Q, she can full combo you into a demount which may or may not lead to a death.
He has poke, and a point and click snare, Can be quite annoying but as long as you don't get poked too much, you should be able to kill him.
Annoying poke, and her E can push you back whilst your Q is on her. Her ult can be quite dangerous whilst you're demounted but that's about it.
Annoying poke, Has a lot of damage and range. Avoid pokes and try looking for an opportunity to kill after he uses his knock-up.
Similar to Katarina, he can always W away from your Q and punish you with his Q. Other than that the 1v1s should be easy. Just be careful if Skaarl's hp is low as his combo can do a surprising amount of damage.
He can knock you away, has annoying poke and can punish your towers when you're roaming, wait for his W and he is killable as heck. You can tank his entire E and kill him as long as you're ahead and have full HP.
Relatively easy matchup, respect her lvl 1-2 and try to look for an all in once you hit lvl 3, since your Q and E gives true sight, it almost renders her W useless.
Avoid poke until lvl 3, try baiting her Q before an all in and save your E2 for her W.
Just make sure to farm safely and avoid pokes. As long as her passive isn't up, you can always all in her after lvl 3. After 6 she can be annoying but she is still very squishy and killable.
Similar to Anivia his pokes can be annoying, but he has very little mobility and is very killable. Just remember to bait his Q and look for an all in.
Pre-6 she is pretty easy to kill, you can outtrade her even with her shield. Just make sure to avoid her Q. After 6, she can do quite a lot of damage, but you should still able to win as long as you have ironspike whip.
He's really squishy and his dash is very short, and usually not enough to escape your all in, his ultimate can be very annoying during dives. Avoid poke before lvl 3 and he should be a free kill.
You can always outtrade him and he can't really escape you as you can always E behind his E. Just be careful about his roaming.
Before 6, he is free food, wait for lvl 3 and all in him, after 6 he can be annoying but you can always chase up to him with your R to kill him.
She has no dash, and your Q counters her W. without her E she is super killable. Farm safely till lvl 3 and all in.
Annoying poke but before 6 she is very Killable, After 6 she has CC that can help her escape you. Take advantage of her pre-6 by constantly looking to engage.
You can outtrade him, While fighting him, Always E and get behind him to ignore his shield.
Free kill respect his lvl 1-2, not much mobility in lane and he's very squishy, avoid his W pokes and look for an all in once the lane is a pushed.
Wait for him to use his W and he is pretty much an easy kill. Just be careful about his roams and the matchup should be pretty easy.
He gets outtraded because your Q applies GW. additionally you can buy executioner's calling to make the lane very easy. Just like other champs, respect lvl 1-2 and all in.
Bait his E and he is dead, no mobility and no other form of peel, like other champs, always wait for lvl 3 before fighting, don't take too much poke.
Similar to Yasuo, but has mobility from his empowered Q and R, before 6, try to bait his empowered Q and all in him as he is pretty vulnerable without it, After 6 if you get ahead from early kills you should be able to 1v1 him without any issues.
Zero mobility and very squishy, avoid pokes before lvl 3 and all in him.
Your Q applies GW and your Q will not be canceled if he uses his W.
Super easy matchup, He doesn't have many tools for him to escape your Q and you can always E through his wind wall to land your Q.
This matchup is just tilting, You wont kill her as she can poke you with her W and negate your Q and Ult with her black shield. Try to look for roaming opportunities.
This matchup can be a bit difficult, her lvl 3 is just as strong as you and that burst dmg can REALLY catch you off guard, get a lead by looking to kill her and get her off the game. The hardest part of the matchup is countering her roaming, if she decides to roam it doesn't matter if she's out of the game, she can get back with 1 good roam and 1 shot your entire team.
This really depends on the player, if the Viktor respects you and farms with his abilities, this matchup can be very hard. since he has a lot of range it's hard to separate him from his farm. He also can poke you enough for his jungler to 2v1 you and put you out of the game. If the viktor pushes up, he's a pretty easy kill, just be careful of his CC.
Same Issue with Viktor, It's pretty hard to kill him if he respects you and he can poke you constantly, whilst farming from a distance. If he pushes up It's a pretty free kill since his E stun duration isn't very long if you E him.
:/ This matchup is not fun, pre-6 avoid pokes and try baiting her sleep. NEVER FIGHT HER IF SHE HAS SLEEP as it is a FREE dismount for her. She is very killable after using her E so always take advantage of that small window to get ahead.
Champion Build Guide
So, why Kled mid?
-Highest base HP in the game.
-High solo damage output.
-Insanely versatile ultimate.
-High early game map presence.
-Really strong counter against meta mid champs.
-Twisted fate level roams.
-killable if demounted without W up.
-His W cooldown(14 s during early game) can be used against you as it is
automatically activated when farming, and your damage output goes way down without
-Somewhat of a feast or famine playstyle.
-Develops bad habits such as overstaying.
-Falls off late game.
-No AOE damage for teamfights.
ConquerorAs mentioned before, Conqueror allows for prolonged trades, 1v1s, teamfights and skirmishes because of it's extra 15% healing and bonus adaptive force. It's really good early game and doesn't fall off too bad late.
Press The AttackTake this rune if the enemy is squishy and have no tanks, its especially good against ADC mid matchups like and as you can kill them before they dish out all their damage. otherwise, go for Conqueror
TriumphTriumph is the best of the 3 possible runes you can choose here, it allows for clutch kills and can sometimes help you win 2v1 situations, It has saved me a ton of times which allowed me to snowball and carry multiple games.
Legend: AlacrityThis rune helps a with Kled's low base attack speed which can help you remount faster. it also synergizes well with your passive as it can help proc your W to deal huge amounts of damage.
Legend: TenacityTake this rune into heavy CC comps as Kled is quite prone to CC. I personally feel like this rune has a a a lot of value especially during the mid game since in teamfights, you ALWAYS want to go for the backline and it can really help with annoying peel champs like and .
Last StandThis runes synergizes very well with Kled as it is always activated when you are dismounted since your HP will be below the 60% threshold at all times.
Absolute FocusThe bonus damage from is really useful since it scales with levels it can help in the later stages of the game as you are starting to fall off.
Gathering StormGathering storm can help a a lot during the later parts of the game because of the extra adaptive force you get, it ensure you don't fall off as hard.
DemolishThis rune is great for getting early turret platings to snowball, it can also be useful in the later stages of the game where you should be splitting in the side lanes.
Bone PlatingThis rune allows you to play aggressively against champs like and , really useful in all stages in the game and especially during the laning phase.
Doran's BladeI try to buy every game because it allows you to play aggressively into many melee matchups level 3 which can really set your lane up for success. The bonus omnivamp is also pretty nice to help sustain in 1v1 fights.
Doran's ShieldI buy this item into many poke matchups because it allows you to maintain your HP until lvl 3 in which you can go for an all. You usually buy this item into ranged champs like or .
Ironspike WhipFor Kled mid, you want to try to rush Ironspike Whip as soon as possible, it has so much value for killing the enemy laner or to clear your wave in order to roam.Note:If you don't have enough gold for or , you can buy a or to build later.
GoredrinkerRush this item as soon as possible, this item is really good for Kled whether
he is on Skaarl or not, he can use this to basically 2v1 most fights and of course, dive the enemy laner and snowball.
Sterak's GageGet this item after boots. This item allows you to do greedy and a aggressive plays such as diving, it also has important stats such as AD and HP.
Plated SteelcapsGet these boots if the enemy consists of mostly AD champs, the passive is also really good for tanking a bit of damage form the enemy ADC since that's who you will be targeting for most of the teamfights.
Mercury's TreadsGet these boots if the enemy jungler and midlaner are both AP champs, you can also get this if the enemy has a lot of CC or peel champs for example: and
Titanic HydraTitanic Hydra gives you the extra wave clearing capability that Kled needs to split push efficiently. Choose between Ravenous Hydra or Titanic as both work well on Kled.
Ravenous HydraRavenous Hydra gives you the extra wave clearing capability that Kled needs to split push efficiently. Choose between Ravenous Hydra or Titanic as both work well on Kled.
Gargoyle StoneplateThis item is amazing on kled, The base stats and passive of the item makes Kled super tanky along with the active that stacks with Kled + Skaarl's HP which results in an INSANELY huge shield, the key is to use it when dismounted for a guaranteed remount, but there is no shame in using it whilst mounted either.
Chempunk ChainswordGreat item if the enemy has more than one healing champs
ThornmailAnother option for anti-healing, get this instead if you prefer tankiness or if the enemy has many AD champs
Randuin's OmenThis item is good for a last item option as it provides a lot of tankiness towards ADCs and champs that build crit damage such as or
Guardian angelAnother great last item that you can get if you have a big bounty or if your team heavily relies on you. The build path is also good because you can get stopwatch.
Death's DanceA good item if they have a lot of AD champs. It has good base AD and Armor stats, the bleed passive is also really useful for Kled as for each takedown, the bleed effect is removed which can help you remount in sticky situations.
Black CleaverA really good item if the enemy has more than 1 tanky champion.
Once you hit lvl 2 DO NOT UP ANY ABILITIES! It's a very common mistake new Kled players make, save your points if the enemy decides to attack you, because unlike many steroids in the game, your activates whenever you attack anything including last hitting minions, which in that period of time (14s cooldown) you are vulnerable, continue last hitting and farming until lvl 3.
Once you hit level 3, put a point into your E and wait patiently while farming, this time, you can try farming with your auto attacks instead of , if the enemy walks up to auto attack or poke you, that is where u can combo him by using your E1 and follow up by putting a skill point into , followed up with AA,AA,AA into E2 and the last AA with the bonus maxHP damage.
So your combo will look something like this: E,Q,AA,AA,AA,E,AA
NOTE: when using E1, you have 3 seconds before E2 runs out, try waiting for the enemy to flash or use his mobility, before using E2, additionally E2 can go through walls whilst E1 can't. Use this to your advantage when the enemy flashes through a wall or If you're against .
Now that you reset and got your items, you want to walk up and slow push the lane, wait for the enemy to make mistakes, try to bait them into your E1 range so that you can go for another kill, if you successfully killed the enemy again, shove your wave and reset again to buy . aditionally ALWAYS keep in note of where your jungler and the opponent's jungler is, if you need to contest crab, it usually results in a a kill or 2 in which you can snowball from.
NOTE: When roaming, Your ulti DOES NOT need to hit an enemy. try your best to predict where they will move but it is not necessary for the ult to hit.
You want to continue playing like this until you hit lvl9, make sure to shove your waves after diving your midlaner or before roaming. Also don't ignore the turrets. Turret platings are kinda broken and you can get A LOT of gold from them, be sure to get them whenever you can. Make sure to damage the tower as much as you can and swap lane with your AD so you can move onto the mid-game where you will be focusing on split pushing and objectives.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you're dismounted in lane, try to get last hits whilst looking to poke the enemy with your to build up your courage. If you're courage is around the 70%-80% mark, you can start playing more aggressively as you need 1-2 more AAs on the enemy to get Skaarl back.
You can also wait for your team to initiate and flank from behind using Chaaaaaaaarge!!!, I find this technique to generally be better as the enemy team tend to ignore their ADC one they start chasing your teammates down.
Additionally, if your team has a strong teamfight, you can group with them instead to force fights over objectives, pushing lanes or invading the enemy jungle.
When an objective is spawning. start playing wherever the objective is. Prioritize baron over dragon because ideally you want to end the game fast as Kled falls off a bit during the lategame.