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

Kalista vs Irelia

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

based on 645 Kalista vs Irelia matchups
Win Rate
51.6 %
K/D/A
2.24
Pick Rate
4.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Irelia as Kalista resulted from an examination of 645 ranked rounds where both champions opposed one another. This matchup is fairly uncommon. Kalista has to counter Irelia in only 4.4% of her matches.

Kalista vs Irelia Matchup Summary

Kalista does a decent job of countering Irelia. On average, she wins a acceptable 51.6% of the time the champions battle each other in. In Kalista versus Irelia matches, Kalista’s team is 0.2% more expected to get first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood against Irelia.

Best Kalista vs Irelia Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordBerserker's Greaves

Core Kalista Items

~22 Mins
Immortal ShieldbowRunaan's HurricaneBlade of The Ruined King

Optional Items

BloodthirsterWit's EndGuinsoo's Rageblade

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Hail of Blades Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Precision TriumphLegend: Alacrity
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kalista's passive ability p
Kalista q ability q
Kalista w ability w
Kalista e ability e
Kalista's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
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Q
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R
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Q
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Q
14
W
15
W
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R

Guide to Countering Irelia as Kalista

Tips for Playing as Kalista against Irelia

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.

Advice to Win Against Irelia

Minion waves greatly enhance Irelia's mobility, beware fighting her inside one.

Beware of wasting your high impact spells on Defiant Dance.

Pay attention to Ionian Fervor stacks and try to engage Irelia when it is down.

Kalista vs Irelia Counter Stats

Kalista Image
Win Rate
51.6 %
VS
Win Rate
48.4 %
Irelia Image
8.7
< Kills >
7.7
6.7
< Deaths >
7
6.3
< Assists >
4.8
1.91
< Killing Sprees >
1.76
166
< Minions Killed >
188
0.39
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.57
< Inhibitors >
0.45
15,975
< Physical Damage >
13,039
1,332
< Magic Damage >
5,178
722
< True Damage >
861
18,029
< Damage Dealt >
19,080
20,242
< Damage Taken >
26,133
12,783
< Gold Earned >
12,533
2.58
< Towers >
2.19
0.2
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
2,371
< Total Healing >
4,132
12,372
< Experience >
14,081
19
< Vision Score >
16
8
< Wards Placed >
8
171
< Time Dealing CC >
76

How to Counter Irelia with Kalista in LoL

The stats shown here clarify several important Kalista vs. Irelia matchup stats that may help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Kalista’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Irelia’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Kalista may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Irelia..

Kalista normally has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. Typically, she receives less damage than Irelia. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Kalista and Irelia

Damage Types Compared

Kalista
Irelia
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kalista
Irelia

Who is Better, Kalista or Irelia?

Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Kalista usually wins when facing off against Irelia, with a 51.6% win rate. Therefore, Kalista makes a good counter for Irelia.

While Kalista does have a higher win rate than Irelia, when facing one another, Kalista also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more challenging champ to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Kalista into Ireliaas her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Kalista vs Irelia matchups, Kalista is the better champ with a higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Kalista is a decent counter for Irelia. Focus your gameplay on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Kalista against Irelia.

Additional Information for Kalista Players

How We Calculated Our Kalista vs Irelia Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Irelia as Kalista, we analyzed 645 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 Irelia as Kalista 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 learn all of the intricacies of Kalista in order to counter Irelia during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kalista usually racks up a similar amount of CS compared to Irelia. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.

The ideal items to have in your Kalista versus Irelia build include Immortal Shieldbow, Runaan's Hurricane, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Kalista combined at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better vs Irelia than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Kalista had an average winrate of 51.6% battling Irelia with this build.

To have the best probability of beating Irelia as Kalista, you should use the Hail of Blades, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Triumph, and Legend: Alacrity runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Kalista vs Irelia counters, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 51.6% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Irelia as Kalista are displayed for all skill levels combined. To scope the statistics and builds to an individual skill level, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.