Irelia vs Kalista Counter Build

How to Beat Kalista as Irelia

Summary

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we evaluate each and every week. This Irelia versus Kalista matchup guide came out of an analysis of 5,812 ranked matches where both champions clashed against one another.

This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Irelia has to counter Kalista in only 1.0% of her matches. Irelia does a decent job of beating Kalista. Normally, she wins a acceptable 51.0% of matches the champions face one another in. In Irelia against Kalista rounds, Irelia’s team is 1.0% less likely to earn first blood, implying that she most likely won't be able to get first blood against Kalista.

Matchups Analyzed

5,812

Win Rate

51%

Team First Blood

49%

Best Irelia Items to Counter Kalista

The ideal items to have in your Irelia versus Kalista build include Ravenous Hydra, Trinity Force, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Irelia combined at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better versus Kalista than with most other commonly used builds.

Ravenous Hydra Item Trinity Force Item Blade of The Ruined King Item

Best Irelia Runes to Counter Kalista

To have the highest probability of beating Kalista as Irelia, Irelia players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Sudden Impact, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Of all the runes players chose for Irelia vs Kalista fights, this combo of runes yielded the best win rate. We have also included the best Kalista runes to counterpick against Irelia in order to help you infer how she will probably be built against your champ.

Best Irelia Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Best Kalista Runes

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity

Stats

The following tables clarify several influential Irelia vs. Kalista matchup statistics that can help us grasp the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Irelia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.9 is nearly equal to Kalista’s KDA ratio of 2.1, indicating that Irelia may be just as central to her team's team fighting potential than Kalista.

Battle Stats

Kills

Irelia Stats
7.7 7.7
Kalista Stats

Deaths

Irelia Stats
6.8 6.6
Kalista Stats

Assists

Irelia Stats
5 6.4
Kalista Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Irelia Stats
3.4 3.5
Kalista Stats

Damage Dealt

Irelia Stats
18062 16985
Kalista Stats

Damage Taken

Irelia Stats
26050 20133
Kalista Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Irelia Stats
5.1 5.1
Kalista Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Irelia Stats
0.8 0.8
Kalista Stats

Dragons Killed

Irelia Stats
1.8 1.9
Kalista Stats

Barons Killed

Irelia Stats
0.3 0.4
Kalista Stats

Gold Earned

Irelia Stats
11650 11331
Kalista Stats

Minions Killed

Irelia Stats
167 145
Kalista Stats

Irelia normally has a similar longest kill spree as her enemy does. Typically, Irelia takes more damage than Kalista. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Irelia often racks up a bit more CS than Kalista. Champions who on average don't get much CS normally don't have to have much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling easily off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with plenty of CS, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to beat the averages presented here to do well.

By default, Irelia vs Kalista tips, statistics, and build recommendations are presented for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to scope the statistics and builds to a specific skill level, you may use the selection menu menu above.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 5812 Irelia vs Kalista 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 Irelia 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.