Kalista vs Maokai Counter Build

How to Beat Maokai as Kalista


We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked LoL games every week. In our data, Kalista battled Maokai in 6,967 games. Including so many matchups for Kalista versus Maokai gives us a lot of confidence in our capability to provide informative data and a pro build to counter your enemy.

This champ pairing is fairly common. Kalista encounters Maokai in 28.6% of her matches. Unfortunitally, Kalista does a pathetic job of countering Maokai. Normally, she wins a lowly 44.0% of matches the champs oppose each other in. In Kalista versus Maokai matches, Kalista’s team is 2.0% more expected to earn first blood. This implies that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Maokai.

Matchups Analyzed


Team First Blood


Win Rate


Best Kalista Items to Counter Maokai

The ideal items to have in your Kalista versus Maokai build consist of Bloodthirster, Runaan's Hurricane, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Kalista used at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better vs Maokai than with most other typical item sets.

Bloodthirster Item Runaan's Hurricane Item Blade of The Ruined King Item

Best Kalista Runes to Counter Maokai

To have the best chance of crushing Maokai as Kalista, Kalista players should use the Hail of Blades, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Legend: Alacrity, and Coup de Grace runes. Out of all the runes players used for Kalista vs Maokai clashes, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also shown the best Maokai runes to counterpick against Kalista in order to help you understand how he will probably be played against your champ.

Best Kalista Runes

Hail of Blades Rune Hail of Blades
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace

Best Maokai Runes

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Font of Life Rune Font of Life
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Unflinching Rune Unflinching
Biscuit Delivery Rune Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune Cosmic Insight


The following tables feature some critical Kalista versus Maokai matchup statistics that may help you understand the differences and similarities between this set of champs. Kalista’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.1 is not as good as Maokai’s KDA ratio of 2.4, indicating that Kalista may be less central to her team's team fighting potential than Maokai. This observation is largely a result of the differences in kills assists.

Battle Stats


Kalista Stats
7.7 3.4
Maokai Stats


Kalista Stats
6.7 6.1
Maokai Stats


Kalista Stats
6.5 11.4
Maokai Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Kalista Stats
3.4 1.5
Maokai Stats

Damage Dealt

Kalista Stats
17760 16497
Maokai Stats

Damage Taken

Kalista Stats
21147 22514
Maokai Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Kalista Stats
4.9 5.4
Maokai Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Kalista Stats
0.8 0.9
Maokai Stats

Dragons Killed

Kalista Stats
1.9 2
Maokai Stats

Barons Killed

Kalista Stats
0.4 0.4
Maokai Stats

Gold Earned

Kalista Stats
11634 8471
Maokai Stats

Minions Killed

Kalista Stats
154 51
Maokai Stats

Kalista usually has a much larger longest killing spree than her foe does. Commonly, Kalista receives a similar amount of damage to Maokai. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.

In Kalista vs Maokai matchups, Kalista often earns many more minion kills than Maokai. Champs who on average do not acquire very much CS typically do not require much CS to be effective. They are capable of scaling well off their abilities alone. Yet, champions with large numbers of minion kills, such as carries, usually need a lot of items to be useful. In either situation, work to do better than the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 6967 Kalista vs Maokai 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 Maokai 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.