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

Irelia vs Kalista

How to Beat Kalista as Irelia in LoL Kalista is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Kalista as Irelia

based on 1,560 Irelia vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
51.6 %
K/D/A
1.84
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked League rounds that we evaluate every week. Our guide on how to beat Kalista as Irelia came out of an evaluation of 1560 ranked matches where both champions battled one another. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Irelia has to counter Kalista in only 0.9% of her rounds.

Irelia vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Irelia has done a decent job of beating Kalista. Normally, she wins a acceptable 51.6% of games the champions face each other in. In Irelia versus Kalista rounds, Irelia’s team is 0.2% less likely to get first blood. This implies that she probably won't be able to get first blood versus Kalista.

Best Irelia vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsVampiric Scepter

Core Irelia Items

~22 Mins
Immortal ShieldbowBlade of The Ruined KingDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Ravenous HydraWit's End

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
Attack Speed Adaptive Force Armor
Irelia's passive ability p
Irelia q ability q
Irelia w ability w
Irelia e ability e
Irelia's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Kalista as Irelia

Tips for Playing as Irelia against Kalista

Flawless Duet does not have a maximum travel distance, try using it in creative ways.

Defiant Dance is not interrupted by crowd control, try timing it for incoming disables.

Use Bladesurge to cover great distances by targeting low life minions on your way to champion targets.

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 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.

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.

Irelia vs Kalista Counter Stats

Irelia Image
Win Rate
51.6 %
VS
Win Rate
48.4 %
Kalista Image
7.4
< Kills >
8.5
6.9
< Deaths >
6.9
5.3
< Assists >
6.3
1.65
< Killing Sprees >
1.95
184
< Minions Killed >
157
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.32
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.5
15,089
< Physical Damage >
17,650
5,913
< Magic Damage >
1,635
918
< True Damage >
633
21,920
< Damage Dealt >
19,919
28,700
< Damage Taken >
22,332
12,229
< Gold Earned >
12,408
2.15
< Towers >
2.33
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.13
5,488
< Total Healing >
3,208
14,096
< Experience >
12,256
16
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
8
103
< Time Dealing CC >
150

How to Counter Kalista with Irelia in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore some significant Irelia against Kalista counter stats that may help us appreciate the differences between the two. For instance, Irelia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kalista’s ratio of NaN, showing that Irelia may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Kalista..

Irelia normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her matchup does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Kalista. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Irelia and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Irelia
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Irelia
Kalista

Who is Better, Irelia or Kalista?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Irelia usually wins when trying to fight Kalista, with a 51.6% win rate. As a result, Irelia makes a good counter to Kalista.

While Irelia does have a higher winrate compared to Kalista, when on opposite teams, Irelia also has a lower difficulty level that makes her a less complex champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Irelia into Kalista.

Moreover, Irelia also has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kalista. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Irelia vs Kalista matchups, Irelia is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Irelia is a decent counter for Kalista. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Irelia against Kalista.

Additional Information for Irelia Players

How We Calculated Our Irelia vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Irelia, we analyzed 1,560 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Irelia in order to counter Kalista during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Irelia often racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Kalista. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills often don't have to have 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 large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Irelia versus Kalista build include Immortal Shieldbow, Blade of The Ruined King, and Death's Dance. When Irelia bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed a lot better when fighting Kalista than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Irelia boasted an average winrate of 51.6% battling Kalista with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest probability of crushing Kalista as Irelia, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Irelia vs Kalista counter picks, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.6% winrate overall.

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