Kalista Build Guide by Ekezun
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Runes: Hail of Blades Runes
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Kalista Ability Route
Threats & Synergies
Make sure to pay attention to which weapons he has up, when Calibrum is out of ammo you can poke him and try to harass him that way
You could take cleanse for her ult, play aggressively against her she has no sort of defense
Stay behind minions and play with a stun or heavy CC support
Very easy to predict his movements so play with heavy CC support to stun/charm/other CC him when he tries to pick up his axes, it's pretty easy to hit your Q and maybe three autos with Hail of Blades on him too
Try to bait out his E and then all in him with your Support, stay behind minions. Try to push the wave under turret since he has a hard time CSing already
Just dodge his root with your Passive and try to burst him down, play with a supp that does great burst damage
Harass her when she's using her minigun, pay attention to her W animation so you have time to dodge it
Play with a CC heavy support so the support can engage and you can stand a bit away to try to burst her down with Hail of Blades, do NOT engage if she has stacks on you
He has no escape so poking him and letting your support engage and killing him will most likely not be a problem, just make sure to remember if he has W up or not
Many of his long range abilities are skillshots so try to avoid alot of damage by dodging said skillshots, try to stand on the same side as him so he has a harder time to harass you with his Q
Try to harass her as much as you can while still trying to stay save from her Q and E, this will keep her passive down
Try to dodge her long range Q as much as you can so she doesn't get to charge her R, also be sure to harass her when her W and E abilites are down, they're on quite a long cooldown early on
You have a stronger laningphase than Senna does early on, be sure to take advantage of that and know your limits so she doesn't surprise you with her comeback ability
Try to bait her E by waiting a bit after attacking her so she uses it and wastes it completely, the cooldown is quite long and she loses mana if you dont break it, try to get your jungler to gank when she's hardshoving
Don't stand close to your low health minions, play with a knockup or grab support to stop her from jumping away, try to push the minions under her turret so she loses farm
Be sure to not forget to buy pinkwards, focus him in both fights botlane and in teamfights since he is very vulnerable and has no escape except for his Q, burst him down
Focus Varus in lane and in teamfights, try to stay a little bit further away from your teammates so you dont get secondary ulted, always dodge his Q
Stay away from walls if she is closeby, play aggressively before lvl 6 and try to harass her as much as possible and try to get a kill
Poke and burst with Hail of Blades, she is very squishy, try to kill he quickk in teamfights so she can't CC your team with her feathers
Get away from her when you get marked by her, just don't duel her if you're not really strong, try to wait for engage from your support and then take her out from a distance
Try to go for Poke until you can all in him, go for Hail of Blades for easy poke and trade damage, try to make him run out of mana and then stop his backs or push the wave if he manages to back
SUPERDUPER HARD, buy healing debuff items (executioner), try to push the wave under his turret, try to dodge his abilities as much as you can because when he roots you and pulls you in you're pretty much dead
Try to stay away from friendly minions when he has ult up since he can just E towards you and ult when he E + Qs you. Be sure to save Q for his whirlwind, try to get rid of his passive shield before engaging
High CC and Tanky, what else could you want in a support
Very strong both for engages and for your ult since he's pretty tanky
She can help you engage and slow enemies so you can kite easier
Does tons of damage and poke, using hail of blades with this for harass is great
CC as far as the eye can see
Very strong considering her long Q CC, pretty good to get a good chunk of damage in on the enemy
This is just alot of fun
Great hook and quite alot of damage
I mean she can heal but most of the time you need a CC heavy support or at least someone tanky
Very easy to hit the stuns considering your passive.
If he lands the stun it could be good but there are much better supports for Kalista
She's okay, she's got the double CC and the slow for your three autos with hail of blades which is good
Just wanna deal alot of damage? sure
Hooks might just even make it harder for you to stay out of ranged and kite, but could definitely be good
Your ult and then his ult=levitation o.o
She can carry your lane for you
Maybe not someone to ult but if you're going for a penta, maybe someone you'd like on your team
not really that good
Could actually be quite strong considering her poke with your harass will deal lots of damage, you just gotta play it right and maybe not against highly mobile champions. Also her ult will be a gamechanger in the botlane.
Actually quite good, kinda just need to throw out his lil' goblins in the bushes and deal tons of damage where you can easily hit a few spears if they get hit by the goblin.
Zyra can poke quite well but not really a good pick when supporting for Kalista
This one we like, she jump and stun and you deal damage, Ez.
I mean, eeh sure
Sett support is good with Kalista, he can pull them in and while he's beating them and they're preoccupied with him you just harass.
Not really that good, especially in the early stages of the game since Kalista is pretty weak.
Champion Build Guide
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- The Double-Jump: If you AA, jump and then Q jump in the middle of your hop you get a double hop, wow!
- The Q Transfer: Let's say you have a bunch of Spears in a minion or enemy of any sort and the kill it with Q and hit another enemy with that same Q you will transfer over all stacks from the enemy you killed to the enemy you hit after you killed that enemy letting you basically One-Shot that second enemy.
- I always go for Berserker's Greaves first every game because they give both AS and MS which helps alot with the early game with Kalista.
- The mythic items are quite simple, if you feel like your gonna die alot from for example a Zed or an Akali, go for Immortal Shieldbow, if you feel confident and they have for example a Garen and a Braum go for Krakenslayer.
- The situational items are explained quite well above so just give that another look :)
The spells are really dependant on who you're up against, for example if you are against an Ahri as a support and an Ashe ADC in the botlane then go for Cleanse to both survive and maybe be able to turn the fight on them. And otherwise just go for Heal.