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.
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.
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.
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.
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.