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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 S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Kalista build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Kalista's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 13 Guides // Patch 13.1 & Patch 12.23
9.5
116
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9
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[12.23] 7EyesNoSkills' Kalista Guide

Guide by 7EyesNoSkills updated December 7, 2022
  • In-depth
8.9
810
Votes
92
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[13.1] Kalista - Kiting Prophecy

Guide by matek1207 updated January 22, 2023
  • In-depth
8.9
85
Votes
9
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[PATCH 12.23] Kalista ADC Full Guide

Guide by Ekezun updated December 19, 2022
7.8
60
Votes
11
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[13.1b] Kalista Guide by misterfirstblood

Guide by misterfirstblood updated January 26, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[SEASON 13] THROW SPEAR OK?

Guide by Cilerato updated January 21, 2023
Season 13 Builds // Patch 13.1 & Patch 12.23
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Kalista Peel Support (Theory crafting)

Build by TreezNutz updated December 9, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Season 12 Guides
8
8
Votes
1
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[12.17] Kalista Top Guide In-Depth

Guide by spaghalli updated September 15, 2022
  • In-depth
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
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

[12.19] Lionel's Challenger Kalista Guide

Guide by LionelOCE updated October 12, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 12 Builds
8.3
7
Votes
0
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

[12.11] Kalista build | very basic info

Build by nZk01 updated June 20, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Kalista Marksman Guide

Build by CC2 Dreyn updated March 10, 2022
6.8
3
Votes
3
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide
LoL Champion Kalista Build Guide

Dark guardian angel - Kalista Support

Build by void baby updated July 14, 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

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 Petista

Build by Guest updated October 2, 2022
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

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

Kalista Trinity Force Build

Build by Lizhot updated May 12, 2022
  • Off-Meta
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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 13.1. 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 12.22: 172394 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Kalista's Runes

Kalista's Best Runes 45%

Win Rate 5096 Games

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  • 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: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 238 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: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 68 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

Kalista's Summoner Spells

Kalista's Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 4376 Games

  • 1
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  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 4064 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 2638 Games

Cleanse Flash

Kalista's Starters

Kalista's Best Starter Items 0%

Win Rate Games

! 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.

Trinket

Kalista's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 6202 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Trinket 41%

Win Rate 4988 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 250 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Kalista's Ability Order

Kalista's Best Ability Order 0%

Win Rate Games

  • 1
! 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 13.1: 958996 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Kalista's Runes

Kalista's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 1207 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: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 92 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 56%

Win Rate 54 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Cut Down
Cut Down

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

Kalista's Summoner Spells

Kalista's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1174 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1094 Games

Flash Heal

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 507 Games

Cleanse Flash

Kalista's Starters

Kalista's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 2463 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Kalista's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1659 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1462 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 107 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Kalista's Ability Order

Kalista's Best Ability Order 70%

Win Rate 115 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Patch 13.1: 958999 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Kalista's Runes

Kalista's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 579 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: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 99 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 54%

Win Rate 56 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

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

Kalista's Summoner Spells

Kalista's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 722 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 118 Games

Flash Barrier

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 171 Games

Cleanse Flash

Kalista's Starters

Kalista's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 1388 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 205 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 73 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Trinket

Kalista's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 796 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Kalista's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 79 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Kalista's 3rd Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 888 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Kalista's Ability Order

Kalista's Best Ability Order 70%

Win Rate 56 Games

  • 1

Kalista Counters

Learn Kalista'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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