How to Win Blitzcrank vs Kalista Counter Matchup Blitzcrank is in the a tier of champions

Blitzcrank vs Kalista

How to Beat Kalista as Blitzcrank in LoL Kalista is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Kalista as Blitzcrank

based on 1,200 Blitzcrank vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
49.3 %
K/D/A
2.52
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of ranked League games that we evaluate each week. This guide on how to beat Kalista as Blitzcrank resulted from an analysis of 1200 ranked matches where both champs faced off against each other. This particular champion matchup is somewhat rare. Blitzcrank has to counter Kalista in only 1.6% of his games.

Blitzcrank vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Blitzcrank has done a dismal job of beating Kalista. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.3% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Blitzcrank vs Kalista rounds, Blitzcrank’s side is 0.1% more expected to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Kalista.

Best Blitzcrank vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsMobility Boots

Core Blitzcrank Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFrozen HeartBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Zeke's ConvergencePauldrons of Whiterock

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Blitzcrank to level up q
>
Second ability for Blitzcrank to level up e
>
Last skill for Blitzcrank to max out w

Runes

Inspiration Glacial Augment Hextech FlashtraptionBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
CDRScaling Armor Armor
Blitzcrank's passive ability p
Blitzcrank q ability q
Blitzcrank w ability w
Blitzcrank e ability e
Blitzcrank's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
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Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
15
W
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R

Guide to Countering Kalista as Blitzcrank

Tips for Playing as Blitzcrank against Kalista

The 1-2-3 combo of Rocket Grab, Power Fist, and Static Field can devastate an individual opponent.

Using Blitzcrank's grab to pull an enemy into your tower range followed by a Power Fist will allow the tower to get several hits on them.

Advice to Win Against Kalista

If you can break line of sight from Kalista, including through brush, her basic attacks will miss you, falling harmlessly to the ground.

Kalista's mobility is dependent upon attacking. This means it is low when she is outside of her attack range and that Attack Speed slows reduce the amount of distance she can cover in an engagement.

Kalista cannot cancel her basic attack wind up. While she is very mobile, this offers a window to land spells on her if you anticipate when she will begin attacking.

Blitzcrank vs Kalista Counter Stats

Blitzcrank Image
Win Rate
49.3 %
VS
Win Rate
50.7 %
Kalista Image
2.1
< Kills >
8.6
6
< Deaths >
6.6
13
< Assists >
6.3
0.4
< Killing Sprees >
1.92
34
< Minions Killed >
167
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.43
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.52
2,484
< Physical Damage >
17,995
5,617
< Magic Damage >
1,695
788
< True Damage >
762
8,890
< Damage Dealt >
20,452
19,980
< Damage Taken >
21,718
7,675
< Gold Earned >
12,829
1.35
< Towers >
2.48
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.2
1,481
< Total Healing >
2,633
9,942
< Experience >
12,249
44
< Vision Score >
19
21
< Wards Placed >
8
231
< Time Dealing CC >
169

How to Counter Kalista with Blitzcrank in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize some vital Blitzcrank against Kalista matchup statistics that can help us explain the differences and similarities between these two champs. As an example, Blitzcrank’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kalista’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Blitzcrank may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Kalista. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.

Blitzcrank often has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. On average, he takes a similar amount of damage to Kalista. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Blitzcrank and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Blitzcrank
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Blitzcrank
Kalista

Who is Better, Blitzcrank or Kalista?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Blitzcrank usually fairs equally well when facing off against Kalista, with a 49.3% win rate. Therefore, Blitzcrank makes an ok counter for Kalista.

While Blitzcrank does have a lower win rate compared to Kalista, when facing one another, Blitzcrank also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less difficult champ to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Blitzcrank into Kalista.

Additionally, Blitzcrank has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kalista. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Blitzcrank vs Kalista matchups, Kalista is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Blitzcrank is a somewhat poor counter for Kalista. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Blitzcrank against Kalista.

Additional Information for Blitzcrank Players

How We Calculated Our Blitzcrank vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Blitzcrank, we analyzed 1,200 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Kalista as Blitzcrank comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Blitzcrank in order to counter Kalista during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Blitzcrank usually accumulates a lot less CS relative to Kalista. Champs who typically don't earn much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Blitzcrank versus Kalista build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Blitzcrank incorporated at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Kalista than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Blitzcrank had an average winrate of 49.3% battling Kalista with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Kalista as Blitzcrank, Blitzcrank players should equip the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Blitzcrank vs Kalista counter picks, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.3% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Kalista as Blitzcrank are given for all ranked divisions. To narrow the stats and builds to a specific division, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.