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Kayle Build Guide by Sugotai

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Sugotai

Shredder Kayle, Queen of Top Lane S5 Patch

Sugotai Last updated on September 3, 2015
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 30

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 0


Utility: 0

Threats to Kayle with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Jarvan IV Poor Jarvin. He wont know what hit him. He has a good engage-ult combo, but then he cant escape and is very close. Ult then kill easily. He is a melee champ, enough said if you have read the rest of these champion comparisons. No real threat here. Favors: Jarvin 4. HA HA no, Kayle can destroy his ass.
Renekton Poor Renekton. You can poke and harass him all day long. He might try to get a level 1 ignite kill, because tht is his only chance to win lane. He can heal, but not enough to be a threat to Kayle. Favors: Kayle, by a lot
Sion Don't let him knock you up and you are good. Damage him a lot and don't let him farm. His ult isn't good in a close fight once in, so use that to your advantage. Favors: Kayle
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Welcome one and all to Sugotai's Strategy Quide. I am relatively new to League, having just joined in early January of 2015. I am currently up for my promos in Bronze 3, having not played ranked in a long time. Kayle I hope will allow me to get into silver at the very least. I play Kayle because she has an amazingly strong early and late game, and there are very few champions that pose a credible threat to her in lane. I don't play the standard support Kayle because I find it dreadfully boring. I hope this guide inspires and enable players to play Kayle the way she is strongest, as an ad carry top lane. Jungle is also possible and quite rewarding as Kayle, and I will explain the slight modification as to how that works later. Enjoy the guide, and I hope you can bring some holy judgement back to top lane.

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Pros / Cons

Excellent at mid-far ranged sustained damage.
Excellent Chase.
Can best almost all Melee champions.
Late game is stronger than most ADC's
Excellent Siege
Can still support team with full ad build
Ult can be cast on any ally
When fed can easily 1v2 or 3

Hard CC can block ult from being cast
Malzahar is a *****

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Creeping / Jungling

Jungling with Kayle requires very little modification from the build shown in this guide. First item is skirmishers blade with devourer enchantment. This will replace Wit's End in the final build. Start with one point in Rightous Fury, then max her W. Using q if helpful for ganking but has no practical use in clearing jungle camps. The build order is also slightly modified when jungling. Skirmishers devourer first, then BOTRK, then Runaans Hurricane. The power boost from runaans is huge but you need the life steal and on hit damage from the first two items before you get it. The first dragon is difficult for Kayle to solo, but after the first she should have enough power to take a limited amount of damage from it. Starting blue allows Kayle to use her heal as often as she can when she is weakest, eliminating he need for an early recall.

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Team Work

Kayle needs a good meat shield in order to unleash her full damage. Kayle does insane damage late game, but even she can only do so much in three seconds. The longer Kayle can attack without ulting the greater her team has a chance of winning the teamfight. If kayle is behind, ulting the ADC (or whoever does the most damage) is a very powerful tool. Olaf and Kayle make an insanely good duo, as you can probably imagine why.

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Unique Skills

Kayle has a rather unique set of skills that enable her to be a powerful fighter rather than just a a support. Runaans Hurricane combined with her E allows her to do massive amounts of damage to all enemies in front of her. On-hit effects are also applied. Kayle with berserkers boots and a Frozen Mallet and Runaans Hurricane is impossible to run from for most champs. Red buff is insanely strong with her as I can be applied to the entire enemy team multiple times a second. Her ult is insanely good with this build, as three seconds of free attacking will kill everyone except juggernauts, and Kayle can easily keep them at a distance. Her AOE basic attack is the best in the business (sorry tristana).

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Farming with Kayle is rather simple. Use her E then take out the three castor minions in the back. This will negate most of the damage you will receive if you decide to go on an extended chase, and also since none of your minions are attacking them they are free cs. Farming the melee minions can be difficult with the AOE, so I usually use Kayle's normel basic attack unless I can get two at once. Her E costs very little mana, and if you find yourself low on mana simply farm without it until you have a more comfortable amount.

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Kayle kicks ***. She is one of the strongest champions thati rarely see played. Her late game and teamfighting are better than any ADC. I strongly recommend Kayle to be the first champion players buy in the game. There is no 450 IP champions with the tools and power that Kayle has. I hope this guide inspires you to try her out at least, and discover the power she has in her.
Best of luck on the Rift