Pyke vs Kalista Counter Build

How to Beat Kalista as Pyke


We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends rounds that we analyze each and every week. This Pyke versus Kalista matchup guide came out of an examination of 7,232 ranked games where both champs clashed against one another.

This particular counter matchup is somewhat rare. Pyke fights Kalista in only 0.9% of his matches. Pyke does a decent job of countering Kalista. On average, he wins a acceptable 51.0% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Pyke against Kalista games, Pyke’s side is 4.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Kalista.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Pyke Items to Counter Kalista

The best items to focus on in your Pyke versus Kalista build consist of Guardian Angel, Youmuu's Ghostblade, and Edge of Night. When Pyke included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Kalista than with most other common builds.

Guardian Angel Item Youmuu's Ghostblade Item Edge of Night Item

Best Pyke Runes to Counter Kalista

To have the highest chance of annihilating Kalista as Pyke, you should use the Aftershock, Demolish, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Presence of Mind, and Legend: Tenacity runes. Of all the runes players used for Pyke vs Kalista counterpicks, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. We have also shown the best Kalista runes to fend off Pyke to help you realize how she will likely be setup against you.

Best Pyke Runes

Aftershock Rune Aftershock
Demolish Rune Demolish
Bone Plating Rune Bone Plating
Unflinching Rune Unflinching
Presence of Mind Rune Presence of Mind
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity

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


The following tables clarify some critical Pyke versus Kalista counter stats that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between this set of champs. For instance, Pyke’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is close to Kalista’s KDA ratio of 2.0, demonstrating that Pyke may be just as central to his team's team fighting capacity than Kalista.

Battle Stats


Pyke Stats
7.6 8
Kalista Stats


Pyke Stats
6.7 7.2
Kalista Stats


Pyke Stats
7.9 6.5
Kalista Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Pyke Stats
3.3 3.5
Kalista Stats

Damage Dealt

Pyke Stats
11522 17777
Kalista Stats

Damage Taken

Pyke Stats
18724 20315
Kalista Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Pyke Stats
5.1 5
Kalista Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Pyke Stats
0.8 0.8
Kalista Stats

Dragons Killed

Pyke Stats
1.9 1.9
Kalista Stats

Barons Killed

Pyke Stats
0.3 0.4
Kalista Stats

Gold Earned

Pyke Stats
10766 11412
Kalista Stats

Minions Killed

Pyke Stats
43 140
Kalista Stats

Pyke normally has a similar longest killing spree as his counter does. Commonly, Pyke takes a similar amount of damage to Kalista. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

In Pyke vs Kalista matchups, Pyke usually tallies much less CS than Kalista. Champions that don't finish with many minion kills normally do not have to have much CS to be useful. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off of their abilities alone. Yet, champions with plenty of CS, such as carries, typically have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either situation, work to top the averages shown here to do well.

By default, Pyke vs Kalista tips, statistics, and build guide are presented for all skill levels, merged. To scope the statistics and builds to an individual rank, you should use the selection menu menu located earlier in the guide.

How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 7232 Pyke vs Kalista 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 Pyke 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.