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Kayle Build Guide by Aiomine
[7.15]Justice Comes on Swift Wings: The JudicatorBy Aiomine | Updated on August 4, 2017
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Threats & Synergies
Switch lane. Nothing you can do about this match up unless that akali is terrible.
Skill match up. If you can kite n hit then you should be able to win. Also, you need to play around her wall jumps. Once you get your items you outscale her.
Kill him pre 6 or 1st back. After that you WILL need rageblade to do so. Just juke his hop you'll be fine.
Oh boy, merch that darius. Kayle completely outclasses darius on a 1v1. Ult his ult, and rush early boots. He shouldn't be able to catch you.(I mean it) unless he flashes into you.
Whoever gets the lead will rule the lane. You want 2nd doran ring here. Try to juke her Q, you can go out of your way to juke it b/c you got W to catch up to her.
It is all about kiting skills. You have 'em? You win. If not? You are not going to like this.
Just bully him early on. Even later on you can bully him but always respect his damage and try to play passive. 2nd doran's ring or refillable if he is running it, get it on 1st back.
Skill match up. YOU NEED TO play around her seals. If the seal is in favour to her, reset it -don't be shy. Make sure she doesn't riposte your Q or else you can't kite her.
Should be free lane. He can't bully you. Attack his barrels, you have the AS to do so.
He can't kill you unless you let him. Ult his ult and don't let him AA, you can kite him + your E makes it a little easier to deal with his passive.
Annoying match up. Jungler will probably make the difference. However, i would say skill match up.
If you lose to her, please get out. You have the speed to juke everything she has. Make sure to leave once she activates ult. This match up is a test of your jukes.
Tough match up. You NEED to bully her through early laning phase or she WILL kill you once she gets few sub trinity items.
Kill him pre 6 if he doesn't have ignite. If not, don't try to fight him unless you have your core, even still its tough.
Depends on the jayce, if he is good you'll have troubles. In this match up you want to ult early on to neglect his initial big burst but do so only when you are certain that he is going for a kill. If he has ignite, don't bother just farm.
He?She? shouldn't be able to kill you so just farm and outscale him?her? Should be chill farming tbh.
You need to dodge his hook or you gonna be in trouble, other than that watch out for his passive.
If you want to snowball, you need to kill him before HE BACKS or deny as much farm you can and constantly poke him or you won't be able to kill him till you get your core. Don't let him E you, he shouldn't be able to get close. If you fail to kill him, just farm and never try to poke him. Avoid getting his jungler fed.
Same with malphite.
Bully him like you'd bully your support. If you get early lead, he can't comeback unless his jungler helps. POKE LIKE UR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. You both scale but you don't want 400 stack nasus. Trust me.
Should be easier to kill than malp/mao, just juke his Q then you gucci.
A good olaf will destroy you unless you played enough kayle, you can't kite him. You need to bully him early but his early all-in's are scary. You need to juke his axes or you gonna get pounded.
(BUILD NINJA TABI OR FF20) He is your counter. However, I still pick kayle into pantheon b/c i had enough games against him. Just farm, punish him whenever he leaves to gank other lanes by pushing. Following him is usually hard as he'll have his ult + tp(sometimes ignite). If he has ignite you need to go VERY safe till 6, idc if you lose farm but you need to.
A little harder than a normal tank match up. She is VERY tanky, if you can'T get a lead you just won't have enough dmg to kill her till you have your core.
Let him dive you. Run around your turret and always act like he is going to double E to you to harass or you'll lose. You will need jungler help or if you can harass him back once he backs off after E (if he uses his 2nd proc as well to get to you). Pretty hard overall.
Rush ninja tabi's and get a 2nd dorans ring. She shouldn't be able to catch you so play very carefully. I played against rivens enough. Trust me, she shouldn't be able to catch you unless she flashes as your Q slows her alot. You really need experience in this match up.
I never had problems with this match up simply b/c you just are better than him. However, make sure to dodge his E's and poke him back when he Qs you. Also, whenever ever he overheats he can't burn you, punish him really hard by kite hitting.
Just farm. You are not gonna have a nice time if you try to kill him. He can't stop you from farming. When he R's out, punish by pushing to turret.
You can actually kill singed because of your Q + W but i feel like you need to be experienced a bit with kayle to do so. He proxies, you push hard. Shouldn't be hard match up.
Dodge his knock up and kite him. You should be able to win this match up. Be ready to dodge or flash from his ult b/c getting caught might be your death.
Just farm, don't bother. Don't let him roam though. I repeat, don't try to kill him unless he is oom or boosted.
You can just farm. Kayle>Teemo overall. or you can try to fight him but i wouldn't recommend it. IF you wanna fight, get early spirit cowl.
You really shouldn't be losing this lane. You can bully him, don't let him sustain. Just don't get too cocky as his ice can cuck you really hard if he plays right. Might wanna get ninja tabi if you wanna go safe. He really can't kill you if you go ninja.
Hard match up. Skill dependent. Kill him pre 6 = he can't come back unless you int. Don't let him stack rage 1-3lvs or you gonna be sorry. He can dive you once he has ult and 1-2 items, so be ready to circle around your turret if he dives.
Just farm, get nashors and AS boots. if he goes spirit visg 1st item just roam mid try not to all-in him ever if he has everything.
Pretty hard match up for kayle. You need to buy refillable in this match up either 1st item or 1st back. If he doesn't have refillable as 1st item, poke him back b/c he won't be able to sustain. Ask jungler for gank.
You can't lose to yasuo. Bully him early on. I mean it. Just get on his ass. Play smart. Your E passes through his windwall but make sure your Q goes through as you need it to kite. If the yasuo is good, you might lose early game but you'll outscale. I know yasuo late is pretty insane but while he is building IE, you should be in a better position in terms of damage, abuse that.
dodge his ghoul charge and you are fine. You need kiting skills though. Get refillable on your 1st back.
I have been playing League since the beginning of season 5. Started playing Kayle mid-late season 5 in the jungle when devourer jungle was a thing and never stopped playing her! I am current Platinum IV with almost 60% winrate on Kayle throughout 400+ games only in this season.
Everything I post on this guide is my own EXPERIENCE, so not from a very high elo perspective theory as I lived through everything I wrote here thus these cases is more likely to happen to YOU!
+ Ranged poke
+ Low CD Slow
+ AoE Damage
+ Free Armor/Magic Resist Reduction
+ Attack speed steroid
+ Quick movement speed (W)
Kayle is a great pick in solo queue. While she doesn't have an in-built escape, Divine Blessing allows her to make quick get-aways if ganked. Her duelling potential is huge due to Intervention. Most important when considering Kayle, is her team fighting ability and splitting.
- Hard early-game
- Susceptible to CC
- Vulnurable to Ganks Early
- Might cast ult on wrong person oops!
- Can get cc'ed during ult
- Low W heal at early levels
As per all champions, Kayle has her strengths, and her weaknesses. Compared to other top laners, Kayle's late game can be considered subpar due to her build path and the way she works. She outscales majority of the champions and has one of the highest hybrid AP/AD DPS. However, she can be stopped with CC really bad(just like Master Yi).
|Holy Fervor (Passive): Kayle's basic attacks against enemy champions reduces their armor and magic resistance by 3% for 5 seconds (stacks up to 5 times). That's 15% armor and magic resistance reduction which is CRAZY! Little fun fact, check if there are any items that reduces armor / magic reduction! None!. Especially with our core build we got so much attack speed to stack that extremely fast which stacking goes well with Fervor of Battle and Guinsoo's Rageblade|
|Reckoning (Q): Blasts a target, dealing 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 (+60% of ability power)(+1.0 per bonus attack damage) magic damage, applying a stack of Holy Fervor and slowing its Movement Speed by 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55% for 3 seconds. This spell is your bread and butter. Kayle may not have any CC but this spell alone is enough to make up for it. You may think 'it's just slow' but it really isn't. The cooldown as you can see is extremely low and with the 40% CDR build it's crazy. If you read some of my match up tips i keep telling to kite and this Q is the main reason why we are able to kite with Kayle.|
|Divine Blessing (W): Blesses a target allied champion, healing them for 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 205 (+45% of ability power) health and increasing their movement speed by 18 / 21 / 24 / 27 / 30 (+7% per 100 ability power) % for 3 seconds. At early levels it may seem like it doesn't heal enough but we mainly use it for the speed bonus, of course later on the heal becomes very significant. This is your tool to help you kite along side with your Reckoning|