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Kayle Build Guide by DamselOfDistress

Support [12.20] =♥= Kayle Support =♥= | caster playstyle

Support [12.20] =♥= Kayle Support =♥= | caster playstyle

Updated on October 24, 2022
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Runes: Safe Runes

1 2 3
Sorcery
Summon Aery
Manaflow Band
Transcendence
Gathering Storm

Inspiration
Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight
Bonus:

+8 Ability Haste
+10% Tenacity/Slow Resist
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2 3 4 5
Flash & Heal
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Heal

Heal

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Champion Build Guide

[12.20] =♥= Kayle Support =♥= | caster playstyle

By DamselOfDistress
About the Author
Hi, I´m noodle.
I like to come up with, play, and collect off-meta builds in LoL.
Feel free to check out my other guides. If you want to chat directly with me, you can do so over Discord.

I also have a Twitter and a Twitch channel, links to which you can find below.
I have a very friendly and welcoming community, so feel free to come and say hi!

-> Discord: noodle#7211
-> Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/nefrieuwu
-> Twitter: https://twitter.com/nefrieuwu
 
 

You can get a decent idea on how to play this pick by just reading through the notes above.
However, if you want to deepen your knowledge, keep reading!

Why Kayle Support?

Pre-rework Kayle has always had a place in the support role and in my opinion her viability there has not been tampered by her rework much at all. Her kit features a heal, which doubles as a self-heal too, a pretty big slow, armor and MR shred and an ultimate which makes its target invulnerable.

By leaning into these parts of her kit, we can turn her into one of the most versatile and safest scaling healer in the game!

So how do you play Kayle support?


Play similar to:
Yuumi by playing very safe in the laning phase and always focusing on survival
Taric by avoiding poke battles and playing for sustain and all-ins
Karma by leading your whole team in and out of combat with a massive MS aura

This play-style allows you to have an extremely safe lane while having an impactful and strong mid to late game and easily comparing to the meta healers like Soraka.
Rune Explanation
  • KEYSTONE
  • Summon Aery: Aery offers guaranteed poke on low cooldown, as well as a bit of extra shielding on your W. There is an argument to be made about Guardian, but with Resolve tree being kinda nerfed, I prefer running Sorcery primary.
  • FIRST ROW
  • Manaflow Band: gives you a lot of free mana, as well as mana regeneration, which allows you to skip out on buying tear. Nimbus Cloak is not out-right bad, but manaflow generally outshines it. (btw do not greed for manaflow stacks in lane!!!)
  • SECOND ROW
  • Transcendence: transcendence is a rune which I generally hate for how little it offers, however Kayle really needs all the AH she can get and having CD refund on takedowns works really well with your relatively high CD on heal and slow.
  • THIRD ROW
  • Gathering Storm: gathering storm is generally the superior choice over scorch as you really want to scale on Kayle, however if you are 100% certain you can get ahead in lane, scorch aery procs on your E, so it can be quite oppresive too.
Mana-gemenet
Read this part, it is very important!!

Kayle is primarily designed as an autoattacker with a home in toplane. The fact, that her intended gameplay revolves almost entirely around AAs results in her actual spells having high mana costs and lower effectiveness early, to offset her insane late game.

Her W is intended to only be used as a nice bit of sustain, to stay in lane longer.

This is not the case when playing Kayle in the support role.
Your W and Q are the main form of interaction you have both with your own team and the enemy team. So how can we off-set her early mana issues?

By fully utilizing our HP bar!

Your W heals both you and your ally, so by trading aggro against the enemy, you are using your W to its full effect and not wasting any healing on a full HP target. Furthermore, do not use your Q in lane, unless you are getting ganked as either a set-up or a disengage. With smart mana usage you can use W pretty comfortably, but not both W and Q!!

I have built Tear on Kayle for the longest time, but it is really not neccessary, unless ur into an impossible matchup. You´re always better off keeping that item slot open and later building a saphire crystal for Frozen Heart.

Once you have Bandleglass mirror, you can be a lot more liberal with your mana use, so just play safe and smart until you reach that point. Kind of like a Yuumi without a Faerie Charm. Once you get Bandleglass mirror, ur home free.
Tips & Tricks
Q:
How do I stack up Manaflow Band?
A: As was explained in the Mana-gement section of the quide, using Q in lane is not a good idea unless you wanna run out of mana within like 2 rotations. Luckily your E empowered AA counts as a spell, so you can stack up Manaflow in relative safety.
 
 
Q:
Why do I keep losing early game?
A: Kayle has a very very weak early game to compensate for her incredible late game. Focus entirely on survival pre-6, with the exception of getting EASY manaflow stacks with E and healing up yourself and your ally at the same time. If your ADC wants to fight early, it is possible because your E has execute damage, but I strongly advise against this playstyle.
 
 
Q:
How do I use my R better?
A: There are 2 important things to remember about Kayle R. First of all, it gives its target invulnerability, meaning any damage dealt is completely DENIED. This means, that you should not always wait till the last moment to use your R! Sometimes it is better used to deny a huge burst of damage or to set-up a dive. Second important fact about your R, is that it LOCKS YOU into an ANIMATION and you are unable to AA nor use spells for the first second or so of casting it, meaning that casting R on an ally leaves you without self peel nor the ability to heal your allies for a bit, which can be deteremental in a team fight! Keep this animation lock in mind, to not accidentally int. If you are ulting yourself, this animation lock is a non-factor, because the invulnerability applies to you the moment you cast your R.
 
 
Q:
How should I approach my kit in late game?
A: It is not always needed to only use your W for healing. It is also a massive MS boost. Use it to engage, chase and disengage with your team. Your W, if cast on air targets the lowest HP ally in your area, but you can choose which ally to boost by hovering your cursor over them as you cast. Also remember to focus tanks with your Q for armor shred, unless you need the slow for peel. Weaving in AAs in between spells helps out quite a bit, because your base damage is pretty high, espc when exalted.
Update Log
[12.20] 24th October 2022
> guide published
Conclusion
Thank you for reading my guide!
I hope you have plenty of fun with this pick on the rift.

Feel free to follow my socials below:
-> Discord: noodle#7211
-> Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/nefrieuwu
-> Twitter: https://twitter.com/nefrieuwu

Have a wonderful day!
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