How to Win Poppy vs Kalista Counter Matchup Poppy is in the b tier of champions

Poppy vs Kalista

How to Beat Kalista as Poppy in LoL Kalista is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Kalista as Poppy

based on 271 Poppy vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
54.2 %
K/D/A
2.51
Pick Rate
1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League matches that we review every week. This guide on how to beat Kalista as Poppy came out of an analysis of 271 ranked games where both champions opposed each other. This champ pairing is relatively rare. Poppy encounters Kalista in only 1.0% of her matches.

Poppy vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Poppy does a great job of countering Kalista. Typically, she wins a terrific 54.2% of games the champs battle each other in. In Poppy versus Kalista rounds, Poppy’s side is 0.1% less probable to obtain first blood. This indicates that she probably won't get first blood versus Kalista.

Best Poppy vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Poppy Items

~22 Mins
Divine SundererThornmailDead Man's Plate

Optional Items

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Cheap ShotEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Sorcery CelerityWaterwalking
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Poppy's passive ability p
Poppy q ability q
Poppy w ability w
Poppy e ability e
Poppy's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
14
W
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W
16
R

Guide to Countering Kalista as Poppy

Tips for Playing as Poppy against Kalista

Iron Ambassador tends to land near walls, try to take advantage of this with Heroic Charge.

Keeper's Verdict can be released immediately to send the enemy straight up, take advantage of this in duels.

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.

Poppy vs Kalista Counter Stats

Poppy Image
Win Rate
54.2 %
VS
Win Rate
45.8 %
Kalista Image
5.4
< Kills >
8
5.7
< Deaths >
7.1
8.9
< Assists >
5.8
1.27
< Killing Sprees >
1.78
67
< Minions Killed >
168
0.79
< Dragons Killed >
0.37
0.51
< Inhibitors >
0.42
11,590
< Physical Damage >
15,532
2,234
< Magic Damage >
1,361
1,007
< True Damage >
599
14,832
< Damage Dealt >
17,492
23,847
< Damage Taken >
20,697
10,308
< Gold Earned >
12,548
1.85
< Towers >
2.35
0.19
< Baron Takedowns >
0.19
5,506
< Total Healing >
2,242
12,635
< Experience >
12,101
23
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
8
592
< Time Dealing CC >
182

How to Counter Kalista with Poppy in LoL

The stats provided here highlight some critical Poppy vs. Kalista matchup statistics that can help you understand the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Poppy’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kalista’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Poppy may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Kalista..

Poppy often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her opponent does. On average, she receives more damage than Kalista. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Poppy and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Poppy
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Poppy
Kalista

Who is Better, Poppy or Kalista?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Poppy usually wins when taking on Kalista, with a 54.2% win rate. Thus, Poppy makes a great counter to Kalista.

While Poppy does have a much higher win rate than Kalista, when facing one another, Poppy also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less difficult character to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Poppy into Kalista.

Furthermore, Poppy also has a very large 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 lot of burst damage.

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

Poppy is a great counter to Kalista. Focus your actions on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Poppy against Kalista.

Additional Information for Poppy Players

How We Calculated Our Poppy vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Poppy, we analyzed 271 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 Poppy 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 Poppy to counter Kalista during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Poppy often picks up less CS compared to Kalista. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Poppy versus Kalista build include Divine Sunderer, Thornmail, and Dead Man's Plate. When Poppy included at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better vs. Kalista than with most other common counter builds. In fact, Poppy had an average win rate of 54.2% when playing against Kalista with these items in her kit.

To have the highest probability of crushing Kalista as Poppy, Poppy players should take the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Celerity, and Waterwalking runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Poppy vs Kalista fights, this set of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 54.2% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Kalista as Poppy are presented for all ranked divisions. If you want to filter the stats and builds to a specific rank, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.