How to Win Kai'Sa vs Kalista Counter Matchup Kai'Sa is in the b tier of champions

Kai'Sa vs Kalista

How to Beat Kalista as Kai'Sa in LoL Kalista is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Kalista as Kai'Sa

based on 1,092 Kai'Sa vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
49.9 %
K/D/A
2.42
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League games that we get from Riot Games every week. Our guide on how to beat Kalista as Kai'Sa resulted from an evaluation of 1092 ranked games where both champions faced each other. This champ matchup is relatively rare. Kai'Sa is forced to battle against Kalista in only 0.9% of her rounds.

Kai'Sa vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Kai'Sa does a ok job of beating Kalista. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.9% of the time the champions face each other in. In Kai'Sa against Kalista games, Kai'Sa’s side is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood. This indicates that she probably won't be able to get first blood versus Kalista.

Best Kai'Sa vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordSerrated Dirk

Core Kai'Sa Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestMuramanaRabadon's Deathcap

Optional Items

Phantom DancerInfinity EdgeThe CollectorNashor's Tooth

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Kai'Sa to level up q
>
Second ability for Kai'Sa to level up w
>
Last skill for Kai'Sa to max out e

Runes

Domination Hail of Blades Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Inspiration Magical FootwearBiscuit Delivery
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kai'Sa's passive ability p
Kai'Sa q ability q
Kai'Sa w ability w
Kai'Sa e ability e
Kai'Sa's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Kalista as Kai'Sa

Tips for Playing as Kai'Sa against Kalista

Make sure to buy items that will evolve at least 1 or 2 of your spells.

Try to catch enemy carries alone to burst them with Icathian Rain.

Work with your teammates to set up your Ultimate and optimize damage with your passive.

Advice to Win Against Kalista

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.

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.

Kai'Sa vs Kalista Counter Stats

Kai'Sa Image
Win Rate
49.9 %
VS
Win Rate
50.1 %
Kalista Image
8.2
< Kills >
8.6
6.2
< Deaths >
6.8
6.8
< Assists >
6.1
1.85
< Killing Sprees >
1.96
166
< Minions Killed >
171
0.22
< Dragons Killed >
0.37
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.64
10,834
< Physical Damage >
16,463
8,668
< Magic Damage >
1,341
1,165
< True Damage >
756
20,668
< Damage Dealt >
18,560
16,833
< Damage Taken >
20,897
12,509
< Gold Earned >
13,025
2.17
< Towers >
2.78
0.07
< Baron Takedowns >
0.21
2,341
< Total Healing >
2,427
12,627
< Experience >
12,531
17
< Vision Score >
19
8
< Wards Placed >
8
29
< Time Dealing CC >
175

How to Counter Kalista with Kai'Sa in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page show several critical Kai'Sa vs. Kalista counter statistics that can help us explain the differences and similarities between this set of champions. As an example, Kai'Sa’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kalista’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Kai'Sa may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Kalista..

Kai'Sa usually has a similar longest killing spree as her enemy does. Typically, she takes less damage than Kalista. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the champ with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kai'Sa and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Kai'Sa
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kai'Sa
Kalista

Who is Better, Kai'Sa or Kalista?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Kai'Sa usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Kalista, with a 49.9% win rate. Therefore, Kai'Sa makes an ok counter for Kalista.

While Kai'Sa does have a lower win rate compared to Kalista, when they face off with one another, Kai'Sa also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less complex character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Kai'Sa into Kalista.

Moreover, Kai'Sa also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kalista. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Kai'Sa 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 allies during team fights.

Kai'Sa is a somewhat poor counter to Kalista. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Kai'Sa against Kalista.

Additional Information for Kai'Sa Players

How We Calculated Our Kai'Sa vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Kai'Sa, we analyzed 1,092 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 Kai'Sa 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 Kai'Sa in order to counter Kalista during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kai'Sa on average gets a similar amount of CS as Kalista. Champs who typically don't get much CS usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Kai'Sa versus Kalista build consist of Luden's Tempest, Muramana, and Rabadon's Deathcap. When Kai'Sa included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better countering Kalista than with most other typical builds. In fact, Kai'Sa had an average win rate of 49.9% battling Kalista with this build.

To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against Kalista as Kai'Sa, Kai'Sa players should equip the Hail of Blades, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds players chose for Kai'Sa vs Kalista counter picks, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.9% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Kalista as Kai'Sa are displayed for all ranked divisions. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a particular skill level, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.