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Kalista Build Guide by Pentakill vision
Kalista Top Lane [S5]
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Hey guys! I am currently in gold two have been climbing a lot recently. I'm not the best Kalista NA or anything but i am better than all the kalista's I have seen around my elo. Personally, as a top lane rengar main, i dont like the adc'ing in playing passive for long periods of time until damage is substantial. Anyways, this is my first guide, i would love if you could take a look and comment or tell me what I can change.
Introduction to Kalista
Kalitsa is a very strong champion, arguably a new hyper carry that can fill a surprising variety of roles. Though she is often seen as a marksman for obvious reasons, she is EXTREMELY VIABLE in the top lane. Kalista's passive, martial poise allows kalista to easily out trade most champions in the top lane.
After getting relatively good with kalista, I nearly always push the enemy top laner out of lane before level three.
Q is very useful especially nearing the mid game. When your team clears minions, your q gives you an extra dash to avoid that damn flash morg q or thresh hook etc (even though you shouldnt be frontlining at all)
At level six, you have an easy set up to a gank with nearly any jungler by pressing R. If you have a squishy jungler that it makes no sense to bind aka shaco, teemo, and many others, you can wait for the game to progress a little. If your bot lane's support is a little bit tanky, or your mid laner or jungler ARE CARRYING HARD, feel free to bind them. If you bind a carry try to use your ult defensively to pull them out of a fight, rather than make them feel obligated to fly in and die instantly.
aa q aa, q provides a nearly immediate extra dash. With early on attack speed, you can only use the aa dash than q, which is a pretty large distance with tier two boots. Late game with more attack speed you can aa dash q then aa dash again almost instantaneously. This is larger than morgana's ult range and about as large as tristana's jump
Q wall jumping- Watch a video there are several walls you can jump as kalista. Practice makes perfect but some of the notable ones are drag and baron pit, as well as the river wall on top and bot on the tribrush side.
Regular auto attack dashing- If you want to be good with Kalista, you just have to get good with this mechanic. A clicking is useful in a variety of situations but if you cant actually target someone and kite, it is easy to get focused by burst. A clicking is very useful, but be sure to get good with this mech with kalista in general.