Rend is a valuable last hitting aid, since its cooldown resets if it kills a target.
Entering a move order once to trigger Martial Poise will not clear Kalista's basic attack target.
Due to her passive, Kalista's Move Speed is effectively increased by Attack Speed.
Brand must land an ability before his combo is able to get started. Dodging his Sear or Pillar of Flame will disrupt his rhythm.
Try to move away from allies when you see Pyroclasm being cast. The initial missile speed is slow, which should give your team time to react.
Brand's passive allows him to excel against teams that cluster together. Be sure to split up against him.
The stat comparisons shown here show some valuable Kalista versus Brand matchup stats that may help us grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Kalista’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Brand’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Kalista may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Brand. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.
Kalista typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her matchup does. Commonly, she takes more damage than Brand. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the champ with more health has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Kalista usually loses when trying to fight Brand, with a 41.7% win rate. As a result, Kalista makes a poor counter to Brand.
While Kalista does have a much lower winrate compared to Brand, when they face off with one another, Kalista also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more difficult champion to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Kalista into Brandas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Kalista also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Brand. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Kalista vs Brand matchups, Brand is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.
Kalista is a terribly counter for Brand. Make sure you focus your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Kalista against Brand.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Kalista in order to counter Brand during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Kalista most often gets more CS as Brand. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.
The top items to prioritize in your Kalista versus Brand build include Immortal Shieldbow, Runaan's Hurricane, and Wit's End. When Kalista included at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better when facing Brand than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Kalista had an average win rate of 41.7% when playing against Brand with these items in her kit.
To have the highest chance of annihilating Brand as Kalista, Kalista players should use the Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Taste of Blood, and Treasure Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Kalista vs Brand counters, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 41.7% winrate overall.
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