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Kayle Build Guide by Valor_Chaos

Kayle, the Auto Attacker

By Valor_Chaos | Updated on March 10, 2019
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Runes: Lethal tempo

1 2 3
Precision
Lethal Tempo
Triumph
Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace

Inspiration
Biscuit Delivery
Time Warp Tonic
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist

Spells:

1 2 3 4
Basic Summoners
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Ranked #11 in
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Win 55%
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Champion Build Guide

Kayle, the Auto Attacker

By Valor_Chaos
Introduction
Hello! Thank you for checking out my Kayle guide. Just a brief overview of who I am, Im Valor_Chaos, however I usually go by valor or 1Valor. Ive been maining kayle since before the rework, and took a long break from league. Now that kayle got a rework, im very excited to share my builds, guides, and strategies with you! Kayle is a fun and versatile champion, while offering no hard CC she is a reliable late game carry. It's good to see that they didnt touch her too much. In this Guide ill be going over every facet of Kayles kit and what she brings to the table. Hopefully by the end of this youll understand her better, and if you found any new discoveries then please let me know! heres a brief overview of the guide:


CH 1: Kayle, an overview
CH 2: Kit
CH 3: runes, items, and match ups
CH 4: Laning, mid, and late game strategies.

Hopefully you find this usefull when picking up the Smack Smack lady!
CH 1: Kayle, an overview Back to Top
Kayle is an interesting champion. Even before her rework, she was heavily dependant on items and farm to get ahead. Now, with the inclusion of her new passive, shes, even more, dependant on farming and surviving lane. Fortunately, its fairly easy, as long as you don't misstep.

-Why pick kayle? and more specifically, why mid?
kayle is an amazing pick if you know how to farm, split, and survive. If you're someone who plays jax or tryndamere, imagine being just as aids....but at range. Her whole kit is designed around scaling, and in my opinion one of the best scaling champions in the game. later in this guide ill be going over laning, dont you worry.

Now, as for why you would play her mid, its quite simple. In this meta of jax/nasus/darius/irelia, its a bad time to be picking her top. Now this isnt always the rule, but ive found more success mid than top.

Kayle is also a solid pick do to her low overall cost and versatility. her items arnt too expensive, and offer a great amount of utility for how much youre spending. Again, ill be going over this later.


Now that you have an idea of why you should pick kayle and why shes good, lets take a look at her kit.
CH 2: Kit Back to Top
Kayles kit is simultaneously one dimensional yet very complex. Lets start with her passive.


PASSIVE: Divine Ascent.
This one might be the most tricky part about her. Starting at lvl 1, kayles passive mearly gives her attck speed every time she attacks, capping at 5 stacks. Nothing too great. However, at later levels(6,11,16), they get better. At 6, with her passive stacked, she shoots waves that decimate the minion wave. Great for farming. At 11, she becomes ranged, and at this point can shred the enemy team if placed right. At level 16, her passive is A L W A Y S stacked, meaning every attack is gonna shoot out waves. also, they do true damage.

Q: Radiant Blast.
This one is fairly simple. It shoots a fairly slow moving sword that pierces enemies and slows them, all the while shredding MR. Use this in tandem with your E for some nice damage.

W: Celestial blessing
This ability is actually way more complicated than it looks. At face value, its a heal and MS buff, however its use varies. Normally you want to use to to pick yourself up in a skirmish, however in lane, its much more useful to use it to escape ganks and dodge CC/ skill shots. At later levels, it gives you crazy movement speed(I've seen it go up to 90% extra MS). During this time it should be used more as an engage than a pick me up.

E: Starfire Spellblade
Aside from having an awesome name, Kayles E is and always has been her bread and butter. Now, her E gives you extended range, and your next attack deals a certain percentage of the enemies missing health. Using this after you land a q can deal stupid damage. Also, once kayle reaches level 6, her e explodes and does AOE damage. This should be the skill you max first, always and forever.

Q: Divine Judgement
oooooohhhhh boy. Honestly one of the best ults in the game. Kayle or a targeted ally gain invincibility for 2 seconds. After a short time, anyone close to whoever is ulted gets blasted with magic damage. NOTE: while casting her ult, kayle CANNOT attack. However, it should be noted that kayle does have about a half second to a second after casting her ult where she is still shielded and can attack. the timing is tricky to get down but with practice it can be done.
CH 3: Runes, items, and match ups. Back to Top
For runes, i personally like to go lethal tempo. it scales with you, and makes you do nutty dps late game. Alternativley i occasionally have fun with hail of blades, but thats not nearly as good. Fleet footwork is also a common one among higher level players, however i usually rely on my sustain from time warp tonic. see my rune page for more detailed rune picks.

Same with items and matchups, ive already gone over them in detail in the other sections.
early, mid, and late game strats. Back to Top
Ok, now the real guide begins. A standard kayle game will have the odds stacked against you from the get go, so your best option in my opinion is to go for sustain. Grab a dark seal, a refillable potion, and take timewarp tonic. Thisll make it very hard for you to die in lane, especially if you take biscuits as well. Your main goal early on is to F A R M. You CANNOT do anything without gold. that being said, the game is not over if you die twice or even three times in lane. As long as you can play safe, and keep up in gold and exp, then youll outscale in no time.

Level 6 is your first real power spike. Now, your passive will be spitting hotter flames than [insert sound cloud rapper]. Nows your chance to make up a gold gap, and maximize your exp gain. dont be afraid to dirty farm raptors or krugs from your jungler or theirs, as long as you can keep gaining gold and exp youll win the game.

For mid kayle, her best power spike is level 11. this is the time where she can finally out match most enemies, through sheer smacking power alone. Her level 11 makes her autos ranged, this combined with her fire waves decimate minions and objectives(waves dont proc on turrets, but E does, and your passive stays active when attacking turrets). Nows the time to split and rush down turrets and objectives. Still farming, your main objective here is to secure pressure for your team, meaning taking herald, a few turrets, or a drake. Try to team fight with them ,and if youre confident in your ability to roam then go ahead. At this point you should already be working on, or have, your second item, whichll make you exponentailly stronger. Nam eof the game here is farm and push.

At level 16 youre a team fighting and split pushing machine. If the enemy team hasnt shut you down, theres no hope for them to win unless you **** it up hard. This is where kayle really starts to shine. her waves now deal true damage and shes always firing them, so literally just stand far enough away from the enemy team and smack them. At this time, usually its better to ult the adc or yourself, as theyll most likely jump on one of the two. Stay with your team, melt people in fights, win game.
Conclusion Back to Top
kayles early game sucks. Its borderline masochistic. however, if you can keep a straight head, make good decisions, and maybe get an early kill or two, youll find yourself Ascending through the ranked ladder in no time! Thank you for reading this, i spent quite a bit of time on it and I'll be coming back to update matchups, runes, or strats often. leave a comment if you have any questions!