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

Lissandra vs Kalista

How to Beat Kalista as Lissandra in LoL Kalista is in the a tier of champions
Mage
Marksman

How to Beat Kalista as Lissandra

based on 168 Lissandra vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
51.8 %
K/D/A
2.35
Pick Rate
0.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of ranked LoL rounds that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Kalista as Lissandra came out of an evaluation of 168 ranked rounds where both champs engaged each other. This particular champ pairing is somewhat rare. Lissandra fights Kalista in only 0.8% of her matches.

Lissandra vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Lissandra has done a decent job of countering Kalista. Typically, she wins a acceptable 51.8% of games the champions oppose each other in. In Lissandra versus Kalista games, Lissandra’s side is 0.1% less likely to obtain first blood, implying that she most likely won't get first blood versus Kalista.

Best Lissandra vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Lissandra Items

~22 Mins
EverfrostZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandTranscendence
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Lissandra's passive ability p
Lissandra q ability q
Lissandra w ability w
Lissandra e ability e
Lissandra's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Kalista as Lissandra

Tips for Playing as Lissandra against Kalista

Casting Glacial Path and then running in the opposite direction will leave your enemies uncertain which way you will actually go.

Lissandra's abilities are shorter range than those of many mages. As a result, buying items that offer both ability power and defense, like Zhonya's Hourglass and Banshee's Veil, can be a great choice to help her both survive and deal damage.

You can instantly use your ultimate on yourself by pressing the self cast key and the ultimate key at once (alt+R by default).

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.

Lissandra vs Kalista Counter Stats

Lissandra Image
Win Rate
51.8 %
VS
Win Rate
48.2 %
Kalista Image
5.4
< Kills >
8.9
6.2
< Deaths >
6.7
9.2
< Assists >
6.7
1.33
< Killing Sprees >
1.99
153
< Minions Killed >
172
0.1
< Dragons Killed >
0.45
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.62
1,047
< Physical Damage >
16,202
16,009
< Magic Damage >
1,437
921
< True Damage >
662
17,978
< Damage Dealt >
18,301
19,190
< Damage Taken >
20,691
10,777
< Gold Earned >
13,088
1.73
< Towers >
2.72
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.23
1,978
< Total Healing >
2,366
13,116
< Experience >
12,469
20
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
8
236
< Time Dealing CC >
182

How to Counter Kalista with Lissandra in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight some valuable Lissandra vs. Kalista matchup stats that can help us grasp the differences between the pair. As an example, Lissandra’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kalista’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Lissandra may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Kalista..

Lissandra usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her matchup does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Kalista. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Lissandra and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Lissandra
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Lissandra
Kalista

Who is Better, Lissandra or Kalista?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Lissandra usually wins when taking on Kalista, with a 51.8% win rate. Therefore, Lissandra makes a good counter to Kalista.

While Lissandra does have a higher winrate compared to Kalista, when on opposite teams, Lissandra also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less challenging champ to learn. You should be careful when picking Lissandra into Kalista.

Furthermore, Lissandra has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kalista. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Lissandra vs Kalista matchups, Lissandra is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Lissandra is a decent counter to Kalista. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Lissandra against Kalista.

Additional Information for Lissandra Players

How We Calculated Our Lissandra vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Lissandra, we analyzed 168 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 Lissandra 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 Lissandra in order to counter Kalista during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Lissandra often racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Kalista. Champs who typically don't take much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Lissandra versus Kalista build consist of Everfrost, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Lissandra incorporated at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better when facing Kalista than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Lissandra boasted an average winrate of 51.8% when playing against Kalista with this counter build.

To have the best probability of defeating Kalista as Lissandra, you should equip the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Lissandra vs Kalista battles, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 51.8% winrate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Kalista as Lissandra are shown for all skill levels combined. To narrow the statistics and builds to a specific player tier, you should use the selection menu at the top of this page.