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

Nautilus vs Kalista

How to Beat Kalista as Nautilus in LoL Kalista is in the a tier of champions
Tank Fighter
Marksman

How to Beat Kalista as Nautilus

based on 901 Nautilus vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
51.1 %
K/D/A
2.43
Pick Rate
0.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of rated LoL games that we review each and every week. This guide on how to beat Kalista as Nautilus resulted from an analysis of 901 ranked rounds where both champs opposed one another. This champ pairing is somewhat rare. Nautilus is forced to battle against Kalista in only 0.9% of his rounds.

Nautilus vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Nautilus has done a decent job of beating Kalista. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.1% of matches the champs clash against one another in. In Nautilus vs Kalista rounds, Nautilus’s side is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Kalista.

Best Nautilus vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Nautilus Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariZeke's ConvergenceBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Knight's VowThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Shield BashBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
CDRScaling Armor Armor
Nautilus's passive ability p
Nautilus q ability q
Nautilus w ability w
Nautilus e ability e
Nautilus'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 Nautilus

Tips for Playing as Nautilus against Kalista

Riptide has a delayed blast timing on activation - you can use this while running away or when enemies are incoming to serve as a deterrent.

While ganking, consider aiming Dredge Line at nearby terrain and following it up with Riptide for a higher hit rate.

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.

Nautilus vs Kalista Counter Stats

Nautilus Image
Win Rate
51.1 %
VS
Win Rate
48.9 %
Kalista Image
2.3
< Kills >
8.4
6.5
< Deaths >
6.8
13.5
< Assists >
6.5
0.44
< Killing Sprees >
1.93
36
< Minions Killed >
163
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.35
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.52
2,111
< Physical Damage >
15,520
4,980
< Magic Damage >
1,276
732
< True Damage >
663
7,824
< Damage Dealt >
17,459
17,491
< Damage Taken >
19,237
7,744
< Gold Earned >
12,533
1.55
< Towers >
2.53
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.19
1,120
< Total Healing >
2,108
9,871
< Experience >
11,991
43
< Vision Score >
18
21
< Wards Placed >
8
319
< Time Dealing CC >
168

How to Counter Kalista with Nautilus in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature some strategic Nautilus versus Kalista counter stats that can help you realize the distinctions between the two. As an example, Nautilus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kalista’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Nautilus may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Kalista. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Nautilus normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Kalista. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also hint that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Nautilus and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Nautilus
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Nautilus
Kalista

Who is Better, Nautilus or Kalista?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Nautilus usually wins when taking on Kalista, with a 51.1% win rate. Thus, Nautilus makes a good counter to Kalista.

While Nautilus does have a higher win rate compared to Kalista, when facing one another, Nautilus also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming champion to develop with. You should be careful when picking Nautilus into Kalista.

Furthermore, Nautilus also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kalista. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Nautilus vs Kalista matchups, Nautilus is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Nautilus is a decent counter for Kalista. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Nautilus against Kalista.

Additional Information for Nautilus Players

How We Calculated Our Nautilus vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Nautilus, we analyzed 901 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 Nautilus 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

To learn all of the intricacies of Nautilus to counter Kalista during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Nautilus typically picks up a lot less CS as Kalista. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Nautilus versus Kalista build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Zeke's Convergence, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Nautilus used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better against Kalista than with many other common item sets. In fact, Nautilus had an average win rate of 51.1% when playing against Kalista with this counter build.

To have the greatest chance of annihilating Kalista as Nautilus, Nautilus players should equip the Aftershock, Shield Bash, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Nautilus vs Kalista counter picks, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.1% win rate overall.

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