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Kayle Build Guide by PsykerZeo

Middle Remove the withered flowers| Kayle S11 11.8 build |

By PsykerZeo | Updated on April 15, 2021
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Runes: PtA

1 2 3 4
Precision
Press the Attack
Overheal
Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand

Resolve
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2
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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Ranked #11 in
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Win 50%
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Champion Build Guide

Remove the withered flowers| Kayle S11 11.8 build |

By PsykerZeo
Introduction
Hello, I'm PsykerZeo, a Brazilian kayle otp, I'm playing kayle since 2014 and I made this build to help some people to play kayle efficiently.

There some things i think would help a lot for who doens't know how Kayle works.
Basic stuff Back to Top
Kayle can be really strong with time, she can melt tanks with Q, heal and make allies faster with W, reset autos and execute with E and be immortal and burst enemies with R. She gets attack speed and movespeed from passive, and when she hits 6/11/16 she evolves, being ranged (level 6), doing extra damage with waves and doing AoE damage on E (level 11), and finally having permanently stacked passive + a really long range (level 16).
Some combos Back to Top
First of all, kayle takes some time to throw her Q, but you can still cast it faster if you use it for resetting.

You can auto + Q to avoid Q animation.

You can Q + E to avoid Q cast time

You can Q + W to cancel W animation

You can R + Auto to do a "ghost auto", cuz when Kayle R swords falls, you can actually do a Auto without casting its animation.

So, with that in mind, Kayle's E is a auto reset skill, but when you auto with E, it does a unstoppable attack, it means that even if you use something like zhonyas / R in E auto animation, E will still hit.

The best combos you can do is like:

Auto + Q + E + Auto->pta proc (Gate of Babylon xd)

W + R, Auto + Q + E instantly. (teamfight combo)

Auto, Auto, Q + Auto + E, W + R. (pta standard combo, good against low movespeed champs like Teemo, Urgot, Mages.)

Q + R, Auto + E (burst squishies)

If you don't W before R, it will be really easy to dodge your R damage.
Needed knowledge Back to Top
You need to be aware of being freeze by enemy team, it's harder to happen in midlane but, it happens everytime on toplane. So you need a good amount of wave control knowledge for laning.

Kayle isn't a frontline for your team, you're a strong hyper carry, not squishy like an adc, but not tanky like a bruiser. Be on backline or in the middle of the fight.

Learn some rotation methods and keep in mind that your splitpushing is really great. You don't need to go aram mid everytime, just play it safe and get some resources on side lanes. After 16 you can destroy everyone on splitpush and destroy teamfights with your team.

You're really squishy at earlygame, but your damage isn't. You're almost a yasuo in early game by stats, but clearly more weak cuz your midlategame is really stronger than other champs.
Items for Kayle - AP Back to Top
Kayle can do both AP and AD builds, so isn't bad to see a AD kayle, after all, she scales with both stats and her waves can also crit.

In AP build, i recommend you to go nashors into riftmaker with determination runes, cuz right now, riftmaker became a AP bruiser item, and Kayle need it to be healthy and for the 10% damage increase. So, when you go riftmaker, you get a consistent way to keep yourself tanky and when it stacks your damage is HUGE. Ludens, Night Harvester, Everfrost are very good items too, but riftmaker is the strongest one for almost all matchups

You can also do Everfrost in some melee matchups like Yone, Yasuo, Tryndamere, etc. Everfrost can be made as 1st or 2nd item cuz it have lost chapter, allowing you to spam W in lane, but isn't a hard carry build like Riftmaker.
Do it when you don't want to keep fighting with your enemy.

Night Harvester is a burst build, you can do it as 2nd item for cdr. Along lich bane, it makes Kayle really strong due to the high damage on champs, going great with proper teamwork to proc it on multiple targets. The movespeed also helps a lot to flee or chase someone.

"Isn't rabadon better as 2nd/3rd item in those cases?" Sure it can be, but it hardly becomes useful in most of cases, you can do good damage on autos but Rabadon is REALLY expensive, and its better to do it when you're ahead, Mythic (Lich on NH build) still is a better item for consistent damage as the stats helps more than just raw ap, and its also cheaper.
Items for Kayle - AD Back to Top
As AP Kayle got constantly nerfed, most of Kayle players went to AD build, it have a really good DPS and a good utility with all new and changed crit items.

AD Kayle is really good and better than AP in some opinions. And it is at the moment cuz after the constant nerfs at AP Kayle, she became really difficult to play in S11, and AD build still makes Kayle scales hard to late game, due to her waves crit and the damage output from crit items also hit hard in enemies.

Kayle can do all marksman mythics, but the most strong ones are Kraken Slayer and Galeforce. Galeforce makes Kayle really fast along Phantom Dancer and Kayle's stacked passive. Kraken Slayer makes Kayle a really strong damage output, as the bug with E was fixed, Ad Kayle can surely make a huge difference when your team needs a really good way to deal dps.

Phantom dancer is the best 2nd item in my opinion due to its good build path, you can go back to lane with 2 longsword or zeal, and when you finish building PD, you can get a really high movespeed and also a really good DPS.

"Why not Runnan's Hurricane instead?" I mean, you can still do it due to AD build be really open to diversity. But you lose some base dmg + movespeed from PD just to deal some AOE dmg, so i think to deal more damage PD is definetively the right choice.

There's no much more to talk about it, its Infinity Edge 3rd and then situational items. Just do what you need in your games from crit items.

COLLECTOR KAYLE = Your waves will guarantee collector proc and collector makes your E actually closer to Ap E, doing execute on heavy champs, i reccomend you do collector against something that can heal back from low hp.
Conclusion Back to Top
Well, hope it helps you to play Kayle in this season, Kayle is pretty weak but she can also be strong if she's in the right place at the right time.

Kayle is a champion that can do a insane splitpush, melt teamfights and do really good outplays on dives/burst engages with your R / W movespeed.

Thanks for reading my guide, good luck, have fun!
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