Irelia vs Kalista Counter Build
How to Beat Kalista as Irelia
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.
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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.
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
Best Kalista Runes
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.
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.
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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.