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Brand vs Kalista

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

based on 1,322 Brand vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
52.9 %
K/D/A
2.05
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each week. In our data, Brand fought Kalista 1322 times. Using so many games with Brand vs Kalista provides us a lot of confidence in our ability to prepare enlightening data and a supported build to obliterate Kalista. This particular champ pairing is somewhat rare. Brand fights Kalista in only 1.5% of his rounds.

Brand vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Brand does a good job of beating Kalista. On average, he wins a fantastic 52.9% of matches the champs fight one another in. In Brand against Kalista matches, Brand’s team is 0.2% less likely to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably won't be able to get first blood against Kalista.

Best Brand vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeLost Chapter

Core Brand Items

~22 Mins
Liandry's AnguishZhonya's HourglassShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Demonic EmbraceRylai's Crystal ScepterMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Precision Presence of MindCoup de Grace
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Brand's passive ability p
Brand q ability q
Brand w ability w
Brand e ability e
Brand's ultimate ability r
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W
2
Q
3
E
4
W
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W
6
R
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W
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Q
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W
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Kalista as Brand

Tips for Playing as Brand against Kalista

You can deter enemies from standing near their minions by setting them ablaze, due to Conflagration.

Pyroclasm bounces randomly between enemies, so try to cast it on a small group of enemies if you want to hit the same target multiple times.

You can use Brand's abilities in a variety of combinations to maximize his damage in different situations.

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.

Brand vs Kalista Counter Stats

Brand Image
Win Rate
52.9 %
VS
Win Rate
47.1 %
Kalista Image
5.5
< Kills >
9.1
7.5
< Deaths >
6.8
9.9
< Assists >
6.1
1.26
< Killing Sprees >
2.06
69
< Minions Killed >
169
0.15
< Dragons Killed >
0.4
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.5
786
< Physical Damage >
17,974
22,655
< Magic Damage >
1,679
1,082
< True Damage >
698
24,525
< Damage Dealt >
20,352
18,529
< Damage Taken >
24,101
10,142
< Gold Earned >
13,188
1.63
< Towers >
2.28
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.19
1,496
< Total Healing >
3,066
11,830
< Experience >
12,869
43
< Vision Score >
19
20
< Wards Placed >
8
84
< Time Dealing CC >
153

How to Counter Kalista with Brand in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature several vital Brand vs. Kalista matchup statistics that can help you figure out the differences and similarities between these two champs. As an example, Brand’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kalista’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Brand may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Kalista..

Brand usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his foe does. On average, he receives less damage than Kalista. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Brand and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Brand
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Brand
Kalista

Who is Better, Brand or Kalista?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Brand usually wins when taking on Kalista, with a 52.9% win rate. Thus, Brand makes a good counter to Kalista.

While Brand does have a higher win rate than Kalista, when on opposite teams, Brand also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champ to develop with. You should be be fine when picking Brand into Kalista.

Additionally, Brand also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kalista. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Brand vs Kalista matchups, Brand is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Brand is a good counter to Kalista. Focus your play on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Brand against Kalista.

Additional Information for Brand Players

How We Calculated Our Brand vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Brand, we analyzed 1,322 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 Brand 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 learn all of the intricacies of Brand to counter Kalista during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Brand usually picks up less CS relative to Kalista. Champions who on average don't get much CS typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values displayed on this page to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Brand versus Kalista build include Liandry's Anguish, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shard of True Ice. When Brand included at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs. Kalista than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Brand boasted an average winrate of 52.9% when countering Kalista with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of annihilating Kalista as Brand, you should use the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Brand vs Kalista fights, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 52.9% win rate overall.

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