Kalista Build Guide by GORE Klabok
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Runes: All In / Early game powerspike
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order / Max (E) first for takedown.
Threats & Synergies
I consider jhin as the most risky champion to 1v1. Jhin's traps (E) is the thing you need to not dash on it because you get instantly slow and kalista can't even get away from traps due to Dash speed debuff while slowed. you have to walk out of (E) Range instead of trying to Dash like you usually do. if you respect the 4th bullet of the jhin as well you should be good to lane against him.Jhin is an ADC who can Blow-up kalista very fast early game. Just as draven but with two crowd control.
Extreme threat because Vayne is exactly building the same item and can handle the Spear stack while using Ult (R) + (Q). vayne can outrun kalista late game with her movespeed passive and ult, also vayne can push with (E) so if vayne play well you cant even engage or disengage. If vayne want to trade with kalista, you have to fight back because even if you try to disengage you can't once vayne get in range for Auto-attack she outrade each fights exept if you fight back without hesitation (Work in 1v1 only) if you try to engage vayne gonna Ult and Trumble so you will lose Sight on her then dash failure is occuring. (if at least you can respect vayne's Cooldowns to trade with her you should never get take down. vayne is as strong as kalista with auto-attack and stacks from (W) exept that kalista hit (E) to takedown, vayne can trigger 2 or 3 time her (W). still the same Result.
Worst Support to encounter due to his pillar (E). Disengage 100% each trade. kalista Lose mobility and momentum entirely when she get bump Up by pillar. still possible to 1 v 1 trundle because of his support role. If trundle is top or Jungle you get counter in teamfight. (Q) also Slow and remove attack damage whish is outscaling kalista stats as well, Not even done yet, The Ult slow as well and steal your defencive stats. aint gonna talk about W and passive thats enought already to make trundle an extreme Threat. if kalista get Blade of the ruined king to drain trundle health build (usually building health and defence as support) so you might have a chance to defeat him 1v1 if you don't feed him. bait pillar so you can at least do some trade.Trundle with jhin or draven is Extreme Threat all the way so Hug turret.
Another ADC with 50% Win chance against kalista just like vayne due to ezreal escape and long range skillshot. ezreal can keep kalista to a safe distance most of the time, unless ezreal isn't reaching late game, you Should win Lane phase most of the time, if he outscale its over for 1 v 1 due to Crazy Cooldown reduction from Ezreal Blink (E). he can actually escape each fight once he reach max Cooldown reduction. usually ezreal Duo with a Crowd control and Slowing tank support. Thats why i judge ezreal as an extreme threat.Ezreal is the Kind of annoying mothafucka you can't takedown if he blink (E) away each trade.Avoid chasing Ezreal after he Blink (E) away or you might get double tap each trade.if you bait the blink (E) in lane phase you can engage for 10 to 5 sec . Takedown at 100% chance in early game if you bait blink(E) before each attempt to kill. even any support can't stop you unless you get outscale.you gotta win before 25 min against Ezreal to Avoid powerspike.
Lucian is the kind of Adc like draven and jhin. he can blow-up kalista once lvl 3 in only 1 spell rotation, i mean in 1v1 actually , he can burst more than any Auto-attack base champion (Adc/Fighter) at lvl 3. some people gonna say im wrong but its all about how fast he can cast then disengage.Always remember that lucian require his every cooldown ready to Actually takedown kalista each time. Best way to prevent lucian from beeing fed is to get him lvl 1 - 2 even 3 if you took him low. once you get a kill before his first Attack damage item and his lvl 3. you should win lane.Lucian very late game also have a powerspike of hell once he build cleaver bork and any other lethality or armor Penetration item.Once he get health left % dmg from blade of the ruined king , Blackcleaver whish is removing 30% of total armor and also lethality item or lastwhisper/Lord dominik regard. none can even 1v1 him anymore. i mean exept in Rare Case when top laner is TFblade playing Irelia or jax beeing 10/0/0. Even at thispoint you can win. All about Ruining lucian lane phase. Extreme threat because of his late game Win rate. Would say Major threat level once lvl 3. The worst lvl 1 Adc Due to long Cooldown from (Q). if you see a player starting with dash (E) at lvl 1 , its even worst for him, janna can even beat him at this point.
Not even bot lane but if you see that Guy just run. constant slow / constant attack damage reducing, crazy Escape cooldown once he crit and trynd his the strongest Attack damage champion from lvl 1 to 9 due to his (Q) passive bonus damage and he still high in base Attack damage as well. not done yet, hes the fastest champion exept master YI who have the same base movespeed without ulting, and yeah pantheon as well is the third sprinter in league. RUN from tryndamere. Usually not Talking about other lane matchup but tryndamere is the one you can't deal with unless if you get feed to late game before him you can probably 1v1 Close but i always Avoid tryndamere with any adc anyway.
Slow and Crowd control literally kills you unless you can dodge the grab (Q) you actually avoid the whole Crowd control combo. Heavy Threat if you get hit by his ability. Also Thresh synergies very well with kalista.
Draven can handle kalista attack damage whish is the highest of all adc at lvl 1 to 6 (without item). Hes also one of the adc who can blow-up kalista very fast due to her low base health and defence. Use 6 Armor rune twice if you get this matchup.
Ash is a kind of annoying champion with the slow chain. If you get slow on engage by ash you Done, if you figure out a way to dash toward ash without getting slow by volley,stand behind your minion then dash foward once volley is on cooldown.If at least you respect this , you should always win 1 v 1. If you get any Slowing champion with ash as support , you might Tilt your actual lane. mean no more dash!
-Shes an attack speed Champion and Jinx is good in her kind maybee one of the Fastest MArksman. -You can only Trade with Jinx with an All in Build , Do not play the Attack speed Classic kalista build against her its Lost already. As long you aim for attack damage early instead of usual attack speed, you can impose pressure on jinx without probleme , -try to avoid Traps (E) and Noobtub (W). -But still remember she still a major threat level because Its a late game Hard carry, don't ever throw against a jinx even 0/10/0 can still Turn the game.
Kai'sa is in the same family than vayne and kalista , First to burst win. Kinda 50/50 win chance If you dash like a god you should win most of the time. Easier Than vayne to Trade with because she have no disengage. a bit more Rude on Burst in the other hand.
Another kind of Adc for kalista to deal with. she can Slow down the whole lane in front of her, that mean you cant afford an engage while (E) is ready, unless she miss but you have to be drunk to actually miss that AOE Slow & damaging (E). Miss fortune is a mix between burst , Utility and as well Missfortune Is known by the famous (R) spell whish is the second most powerfull AoE in the game after fiddlesticks ult. She have 2 Aoe actually. Miss fortune isn'T that bad to lane against , its only about her spell divercity that she can adapt to many game playstyle. Weakspot : she can't do more than auto-attack + Q Then leaving with E on every Trade. If she get catch at the good time she can't Win a Fight. All about catching Missfortune after she miss the (Q) bouncing and still have to Deal with the (E) slow disengage.
Avoid traps (E) , Skillshots (Q) & nets (E) . you can't lose. every Spell from cait can be dodge. Caitlyn is the kind of Adc you should usually always outplaying.
Xayah uhm.. shes pretty weak on Crowd control / slow and even escape at least she have a ult but still not a hard matchup for kalista. as long you dont get in feather range, you can't lose this fight. Shes only getting efficient at 100% with rakan.(W) upon cast give rakan same effect, also give rakan double dash Range & fast recall time. still a weak Threat level even with rakan i Should say, unless they land (Q) (W) & (E) on kalista togheter and fast enought , they still can't engaging 2v2. only care about when you dive xayah /rakan. they made for tower Hugging . anyone who read this , almost wrote a whole biography for each Champion you might encounter in bot lane that represente a descent threat level. So READ my Guid carefully made with love.
i don't think this guy can deal with kalista trade. Graves skillshots can be dodge all the way, and pretty sure that once kalista get T2 boots and some attack speed, graves cant even catch her anymore like kitting to hell Due to his low attack range and less damage when not close to target. i guess hes 50% less efficient against kalista.
-Tristana is another Easy lane matchup Wathever the support. -Its a fearful champion playstyle because she need to scale into late game.Since she can Jump Across the map and reset that on kill/assist its pretty annoying 1v1 All the time with tristana when you can. She can't trade early game against Kalista (With any Rune/Build). it's quite unlikely that Tristana HArd carry as much as Jinx but still a Late game champion that *can*carry.
Easy Matchup i Guess , You can Dodge all the skillshot with dashes and kog'maw is pretty slow and weak. Even with a tank Peel support Kalista Should Win lane
-just Like Kog'maw, Kalista Can dodge the Sivir skillshot (Q) .Without Her (Q) she Drop at 50% of her Optimal Damage. If you Bait the spellshield before engaging you always win. -sivir need to build On-hit effect and shes a late game champion. Unless sivir reach late game and beeing fed, she can't Hypercarry against a late game Kalista. If sivir by Any Chance can Spellshield Kalista rent (E) all the time, Whish is actually Impossible to predict That Skillshot, So Rent (E) is actually gonna be enought to takedown sivir on first engage.
Best Duo i've tried yet with Kalista. Actually Thresh should be the Kalista best support. Since tahm got release i realise that thresh is not the best synergies Duo anymore even if they use to work togheter. -What make tahm better? He simply Disable any Champion for many sec while moving. I let you Guess whats happening When Kalista Use her Ult (R). Very funny but it work Mostly in Low elo , Once people knows about The tactic its not hard to Avoid it. still 75% winrate duo in about 10 games. tahm is so good that he still having the lowest death average while facetanking everything the whole game. thats why hes so Good with kalista due to Ult Disengage. Usually Ult with kalista after tahm Ate the Adc and you gonna 100% win each fight anytime Against any champion.
Very Good Support for kalista , Even if i just Diced Thresh into tahm Description, Hes still The second best support to synergies. For an ADC beeing last in win rate Its quite good to be In one of best duo Bot lane.
another good choice for Synergies with kalista in case you can't get thresh or tahm whish is far ahead from Leona . still Work pretty good With CC.
between leona and braum, Nautilus own Some spell like braum and also like leona at the same time. he can slow , Root, Bump into the Air and all this while Activating one of these OP shield. Nautilus is a better choice than braum only because he can grab from 10 miles. Braum would be way better if he was doing the same !
last tank With CC and peel to be one of the Best Support for Kalista. looks like synergies is weak but hes Still very good even if its the last on the lists. Kalista Is only Good at bot lane when she Duo with these 4 Tank support.