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Kalista Build Guides, Runes and Items

Kalista The Spear of Vengeance

Find the best Kalista build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.9. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Kalista build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Kalista's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
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LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[12.9] 7EyesNoSkills' Kalista Guide

Guide by 7EyesNoSkills updated May 12, 2022
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
8.1
6
Votes
0
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[12.9] 7EyesNoSkills' Kalista Guide

Guide by 7EyesNoSkills updated May 12, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.9 & Patch 12.8
New Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[12.9] Kalista build | very basic info

Build by nZk01 updated May 15, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Kalista Trinity Force Build

Build by Lizhot updated May 12, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
8.9
796
Votes
83
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[12.7] Kalista - Immortal Shieldbow

Guide by matek1207 updated April 16, 2022
  • In-depth
8.9
79
Votes
7
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[PATCH 12.4] Kalista ADC Full Guide

Guide by Ekezun updated February 19, 2022
7.7
9
Votes
2
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[12.3] Hippity Hoppity, Your Soul Is Now My Property

Guide by Jeerus updated February 7, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Kalista Marksman Guide

Build by CC2 Dreyn updated March 10, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Kalista Jesuscirraptor SUP

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated January 9, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Personal build without boots late game

Build by Guest updated April 2, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Kalista Jesuscirraptor ADC Full Attack Speed

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated March 26, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

kalista support... the damage amp enchanter you never suspected

Build by Hells_Fury updated March 17, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Kalista Mid Gigachad

Build by Pestilencelol updated March 14, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

hello big free lp build for zonsi on kalista

Build by iJohnyy updated February 8, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[12.4] ONLY KALISTA GUIDE YOU WILL EVER NEED

Build by vladimirxoxo updated February 17, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Hello Kalista for ŻonsiTo***pel big abuser s12 free lp

Build by Guest updated February 8, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[12.1] Kalista Build

Build by ConteReve updated January 12, 2022
Season 11 Guides
8.6
15
Votes
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LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[Patch 10.25b] ~COMPLETE GUIDE for Kalista Top~ [WIP POSTPON

Guide by Saarlichenbog updated December 28, 2020
  • In-depth
8.3
10
Votes
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LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[10.25] Kalista Toplane by DaddyNasenbär

Guide by DaddyNasenbaer updated December 22, 2020
7.7
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LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Kalista

Guide by Kuefi updated February 8, 2021
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Kalista Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Kalista we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Kalista, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Kalista this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.9. However, if you are a new Kalista player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Kalista!

Patch 11.20: 494917 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Kalista's Runes

Kalista's Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 203 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Runes 42%

Win Rate 1225 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 173 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity

Kalista's Summoner Spells

Kalista's Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 3234 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 1227 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 267 Games

Cleanse Flash

Kalista's Starters

Kalista's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 77 Games

Trinket

Kalista's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 2518 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 2161 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 130 Games

Oracle Lens
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Kalista's Ability Order

Kalista's Best Ability Order 50%

Win Rate 2 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Kalista's Runes

Kalista's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 140 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 322 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Kalista's Summoner Spells

Kalista's Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 159 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 755 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 538 Games

Flash Heal

Kalista's Starters

Kalista's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 1315 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 240 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 149 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Trinket

Kalista's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 845 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 874 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 81 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Kalista's Ability Order

Kalista's Best Ability Order 59%

Win Rate 44 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Kalista's Runes

Kalista's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 164 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 61 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Kalista's Summoner Spells

Kalista's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 163 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 397 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 88 Games

Flash Barrier

Kalista's Starters

Kalista's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 119 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 748 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 99 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Trinket

Kalista's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 405 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 57 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 565 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
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Kalista's Ability Order

Kalista's Best Ability Order 45%

Win Rate 22 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Kalista's Runes

Kalista's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 71 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 190 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Hail of Blades
Hail of Blades
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Kalista's Summoner Spells

Kalista's Best Summoner Spells 71%

Win Rate 51 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 313 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 277 Games

Flash Heal

Kalista's Starters

Kalista's Best Starter Items 60%

Win Rate 78 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 499 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 110 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Kalista's Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 400 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 324 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
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Kalista's Ability Order

Kalista's Best Ability Order 32%

Win Rate 19 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Kalista Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Kalista guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Kalista ADC in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Kalista. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Kalista Skins

Find Kalista's skins and when they were last on sale. Never miss a sale for your favorite skin by using our Wish List feature! You can also find all Kalista skins and chromas on Kalista's skins page.

Kalista's Abilities

Kalista's Martial Poise
Martial Poise Kalista's Passive Kalista's Passive
280
Kalista's Passive
Kalista's Passive
Enter a movement command while winding up Kalista's basic attack or Pierce to lunge a short distance when she launches her attack.

Lunge distance scales with the tier of Boots.

Kalista's basic attacks have unique drawbacks They:
- Cannot be cancelled
- Miss if her target leaves vision
- Deal only 90% of her total attack damage
Q
Kalista's Pierce
Pierce Kalista's Q Ability
1200
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
8
Kalista hurls a spear, dealing 20 / 85 / 150 / 215 / 280 (+1.0 per attack damage) physical damage to the first target hit. If this kills the target, the spear continues onward, carrying any Rend stacks to the next target hit.

Kalista can dash after using this ability using Martial Poise.
W
Kalista's Sentinel
Sentinel Kalista's W Ability
5000
0
30
Passive: When Kalista and her Oathsworn both attack the same target, she deals 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18% of target's max health as magic damage. This effect has a 4 second cooldown per target.

Active: Kalista sends a ghost to patrol an area for three laps. Champions spotted are revealed for 4 seconds. This ability has 2 charges.
E
Kalista's Rend
Rend Kalista's E Ability
1100
30
14 / 12.5 / 11 / 9.5 / 8
Passive: Kalista's spears linger in their target for 4 seconds, stacking any number of times.

Active: Kalista rips the spears from nearby enemies, dealing 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 (+0.7 per attack damage) plus 10 / 16 / 22 / 28 / 34 (+0.232 / 0.2755 / 0.319 / 0.3625 / 0.406 per attack damage) physical damage per spear beyond the first. Slows enemies hit by 10 / 18 / 26 / 34 / 42% for 2 seconds.

If this ability kills at least one target, its cooldown is refreshed and it refunds 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 mana.
R
Kalista's Fate's Call
Fate's Call Kalista's Ultimate (R) Ability
1200
100
150 / 120 / 90 / 90 / 90
Kalista puts her Oathsworn into stasis and draws them to herself for up to 4 seconds. The Oathsworn can click to launch themselves, stopping at the first champion hit and knocking back all nearby enemies. If the Oathsworn hits a champion, they are placed at their maximum attack range from it.

Questions About Kalista

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Crits on wierd ADC's

So, for these champions how do crits work? How do Infinity Edge Crits work? I figure for something like a Jinx Rocket Launcher or Senna Relic Cannon Crit, It would take the AD ratio (110 or 120) and just double it (220 or 240). I don't know tho....

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Runes

Lethal Tempol is Good For kalista ?

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Would Devourer stack Kalista's Pierce passive twice?

Kalista jungle probably isn't a good idea, but if you can stack spears faster, that would be pretty strong.

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Where is the Passive Target assist on Kalista?

Kalista's jump used to show you where you were headed. I don't know exactly when it stopped, but it's just gone now. I reset everything on my side, but it was still gone. I didn't see anything in the patch notes about it though. Am I missing...

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Runaan's Hurricane seems like a no-brainer on Teemo and Kalista....

So why do barely any guides say to use it? It makes both these champions much more effective (E stacks for Kalista, poisoning 3 targets at once with Teemo). Is there some reason why it's not as good as I think on these champs? Because right now I...

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How is Runaan's Hurricane viable on Kalista?

The past few games I've played with and against a few [[kalista]]s, and all of them rushed [[runaan's hurricane]] as their first or second item. Someone told me it's the best item on her since its applies [[rend]]. I'm a tad confused on the logic...

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First Item on Kalista?

Hey guys, I was wondering what you were building first on Kalista. I have seen rushed IEs, BotrKs and even Boots. I am currently sticking with BotrK but most guides say lifesteal isnt good on her.... I really like BotrK because of the %...

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