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

Taliyah vs Kalista

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

based on 1,094 Taliyah vs Kalista matchups
Win Rate
52.7 %
K/D/A
2.54
Pick Rate
1.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter stats from the millions of recently ranked LoL matches that we get from Riot Games every week. This guide on how to beat Kalista as Taliyah came out of an analysis of 1094 ranked rounds where both champs opposed each other. This counter pairing is fairly rare. Taliyah has to counter Kalista in only 1.9% of her games.

Taliyah vs Kalista Matchup Summary

Taliyah does a good job of countering Kalista. On average, she wins a terrific 52.7% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Taliyah vs Kalista rounds, Taliyah’s team is 0.2% less expected to get first blood. This indicates that she most likely won't be able to get first blood against Kalista.

Best Taliyah vs Kalista Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Amplifying TomeTear of the Goddess

Core Taliyah Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Seraph's EmbraceVoid StaffShadowflame

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Inspiration First Strike Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Sorcery Manaflow BandTranscendence
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Taliyah's passive ability p
Taliyah q ability q
Taliyah w ability w
Taliyah e ability e
Taliyah's ultimate ability r
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Q
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E
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W
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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E
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Q
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Kalista as Taliyah

Tips for Playing as Taliyah against Kalista

Try to throw enemies into Unraveled Earth using Seismic Shove.

Remember, you don't always have to ride Weaver's Wall.

Once you have Rylai's Crystal Scepter, casting Threaded Volley at enemies chasing you is a great way of making them regret everything.

Advice to Win Against Kalista

If you can break line of sight from Kalista, including through brush, her basic attacks will miss you, falling harmlessly to the ground.

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.

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.

Taliyah vs Kalista Counter Stats

Taliyah Image
Win Rate
52.7 %
VS
Win Rate
47.3 %
Kalista Image
6.3
< Kills >
7.9
6.1
< Deaths >
6.7
9.2
< Assists >
5.8
1.42
< Killing Sprees >
1.81
116
< Minions Killed >
172
0.5
< Dragons Killed >
0.4
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.53
852
< Physical Damage >
16,465
20,891
< Magic Damage >
1,540
1,473
< True Damage >
644
23,218
< Damage Dealt >
18,650
19,540
< Damage Taken >
22,424
11,728
< Gold Earned >
12,696
1.81
< Towers >
2.4
0.12
< Baron Takedowns >
0.22
2,852
< Total Healing >
2,717
13,484
< Experience >
12,305
22
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
8
541
< Time Dealing CC >
174

How to Counter Kalista with Taliyah in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore some important Taliyah against Kalista matchup statistics that can help you distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Taliyah’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Kalista’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Taliyah may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Kalista..

Taliyah normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her matchup does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Kalista. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Taliyah and Kalista

Damage Types Compared

Taliyah
Kalista
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Taliyah
Kalista

Who is Better, Taliyah or Kalista?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Taliyah usually wins when trying to fight Kalista, with a 52.7% win rate. Therefore, Taliyah makes a good counter to Kalista.

While Taliyah does have a higher winrate than Kalista, when on opposite teams, Taliyah also has a lower difficulty level that makes her a less challenging champ to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Taliyah into Kalista.

Additionally, Taliyah has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kalista. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Taliyah vs Kalista matchups, Taliyah 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 late stage team fights.

Taliyah is a good counter for Kalista. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Taliyah against Kalista.

Additional Information for Taliyah Players

How We Calculated Our Taliyah vs Kalista Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kalista as Taliyah, we analyzed 1,094 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 Taliyah 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 Taliyah to counter Kalista during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Taliyah often racks up a similar amount of CS as Kalista. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values displayed here to do well.

The best items to focus on in your Taliyah versus Kalista build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Taliyah combined at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better vs Kalista than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Taliyah boasted an average win rate of 52.7% when countering Kalista with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Kalista as Taliyah, Taliyah players should take the First Strike, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Inspiration and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Taliyah vs Kalista face-offs, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 52.7% winrate overall.

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