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Kayle Statistics for XxAPPLExX

Author's performance with Kayle compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
6
Win %
44
Kills
4.9
Assists
7.2
Deaths
6.3
KA:D Ratio
1.9
Gold Earned
11.6K
Creep Score
157.5
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Flash 4.png is a compulsory summoner's spell as always since kayle don't have any escape mechanism other than her heal which give her a significant movement speed (ms) boost. 


Other than that it all depends. Cleanse 1.png usually for heavy crowd control (cc) enemy team and including blinds from Teemo 17_icon_64.png and Heimerdinger 74_icon_64.png

14.pngignite is generally a good pick as kayle already have a slow which is her q so exhaust is not recommmnded but it is still a viable pick as it lowers down the enemy's damage output by percentage. I'm not sure about barrier as it seems to be popular pick by mid n bot adc laners. Feel free to try it if you guys want it :). 

12.pngTeleport remain as a viable pick as some people find it comfortable to use it as a quick way to get back in lane and don't miss out any creep score (cs). And it is a ''counter backdoor spell'' as well, but i find it to be useless as eventually the outer lane's turret will be destroyed and a better offensive spell would contribute more or even an ace. so thats just my point of view . :) 

Another thing is u can use it to teleport to either mid's and bot's ward near the river's bush then gank the enemies unexpectly, but keep communicating with ur team to see if they have placed the ward near the bush or the river.

New Runes Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

E
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
W
E
Q
R
Q
Q
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
2
4
10
12
13
W
8
14
15
17
18
E
1
3
5
7
9
R
6
11
16

Normally i would level my e first then q. Prioritizing R > E > Q > W. It is also advisable to level up W if you finds your opponent is giving you a hard time or when u suddenly got ignited in a battle and at the same time you leveled up, quickly level up ur W and [[press ALT + W]] to target self quickly which is a much efficient to heal. It is also advisable to smartcast ur Q and W to have a quicker casting time rather than the old fashion way which is you press on keyboard + target + right click.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    For early sustain and it is the most efficient starting items ever as health potion is really nice and boots to allow more mobility and possibly to dodge skillshot and ground targeted abilities
    VSING tanky ad (bruiser) ESPECIALLY : OLAF, RIven, WUkong, Fiora, Irelia, renekton and xin zhao.
    IT's possible to start with this build. *it kinda safe and make sure u maximise the use of ward by delaying ''putting'' it in such tht it will last long till 3+ minutes which is usually when a jungler gank.

Core Items

    For early sustain but it is also possible to have only one doran blade. But in late game, you might have to sell it for more rooms for golden items. :)
    It is possible to crit with kayle's e so Infinity edge is also a must have items as kayle usually have to build very offensively to be a ''SUPER SAIYAN THREAT''
    This items are a core item for kayle as all the stats scale well with her for no reason xD .
    I found this to be a quite good items with its passive thats allows pushing abilities although it's only actives when kayle uses her E which she will always have it on, most of the time. And it have a VERY GOOD STAT FOR KAYLE :3. IN addition, it apply ON-HIT effects. xD works well with malady, HEXTECH GUNBLADE ( THE ACTIVE) and blade of ruined king as well.
    This is for AP BUILD. Probably when vsing tanky, stacking hp enemies compositions. *in no order* IT's possible to switch Rod of age with rylai if you wanna keep up the slow with ur e which make u more a threat :)
    THIS IS FOR AP BUILD. A general build, probably when vsing a balanced, fair team with weak cc. *in no order* IT's possible to switch hextech gunblade with rylai if you wanna keep up the slow with ur e which make u more a threat :)
    THIS IS FOR AP BUILD. Probably when vsing a Mr stacking enemy team composition. *in no order* IT's possible to switch hextech gunblade with rylai if you wanna keep up the slow with ur e which make u more a threat :)
    IF you gonna build AP
    THIS IS just a highlight of wht's this about. As hurricane apply to another 2 targets, it would reduce the cooldown of unique active (9 seconds off the CD/AA with 3 targets). And this might means it would become another spammable skill to kayle with a slow?! chain slow >.>

Situational Items

    Berzerker greaves is a good boots that provide a compulsory stats for kayle but it is also depends on opponent's team composition. So it is also recommended to build to counters the enemy who's fed or doing good ( check from their cs possibly) or also can counter the one you're up aganist.
    Usually it is good to have an extra cleanse plus this new items which build from quicksilver sash (QSS) really rocks hard, althought it depends if the opponent's team composition have a heavy cc. I usually get this if there's a teemo in oppoenent team xD
    An lifesteal items thats give sustain if you find you're having a hard time
    I only buy this when they have a tanky team composition but it also depends.
    This items is also an alternative to phantom dancer which works well.
    Cheap and work well too :) can be a core item as well

For the third tiers boots, it usually depends on what everyone's opinion. :) This build kinda more focus on ad in some sense but yea...lol.


Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Akali
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Darius
    Easy
  • Elise
    Hard
  • Evelynn
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jax
    Hard
  • Jayce
    Medium
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Master Yi
    Easy
  • Mordekaiser
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Hard
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Shen
    Easy
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Talon
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Volibear
    Medium
  • Warwick
    Easy
  • Wukong
    Hard
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium
  • Yorick
    Easy
  • Zed
    Medium

VS

Akali

Easy

Akali have no range skill other than her q previous level 6 (pre-6). Plus kayle's e's range > akali's q LOL. Although you have to becareful after level 6's akali. Harass when possible including when she trying to lasthit.

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

Chogath would be a medium due to his passive that give a good sustain n his cc (q and w). Just becareful on his behavious as if he really come toward u n goin to chain his cc, it might means opponent's jungler or mid is on the way (otw) to top lane. Overrally jus harass if possible and don't push too far, jus try to lasthit even though kayle belong to a ''pusher'' but it is alright to push if you have ward down the river.

VS

Darius

Easy

Just try to avoid his q (aoe spell around him) as it is a pain in early game or juke tht when u're in his q range, quickly walk out before he punished you. And care for his pull. Overally kayle does counter darius with kayle 's ultimate so you can harass him while he last hit as well .

VS

Elise

Hard

Elise pre-3 would not give a hard time provided that she haven't level up her long gap closer which is rapple (her E) if i'm not mistaken. You just have to avoid her so called ''Boom spiderling'' by walking away, in a bush or walk away in such that your minions will be blowed. And becareful with elise as when she's at her human form, she deal based on how high is the current health and in her spider form, she deal based on her missing health. And don't get juked out when she rapple, when she use it and havn't target anyone, she will land on the same place where she uses rapple. Notice the spider mark on the ground.

VS

Evelynn

Medium

She would give a hard time if evelynn is an ad as she could just probably lifestealing from the creeps but don't let your guard down, buy a vision ward if possible and ward it at river n call MIA. harass when possible but save ur q if she already used her frenzy so she can't remove the slow.

VS

Fiora

Medium

Even though fiora have a gap closer which can be used twice, she's still fairly weak in early game. Just becareful when she got her parley on, don't autoatack her but attack the minions beside her while u're using ur e as it will deal splash damage to her. And save ur ultimate when she's using her ultimate provided when she's low hp as well. It might lower down some of her damage and ignite her after she ulti. And becareful, as when she have used her q before ultimate, her q ( a gap closer) would probably be up when her ultimate's animation is over, so be extremely careful.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

He would be an easy target as his Q (parley)'s range is < Kayle's E. Denying his gold when he last hit but conserve your mana as well and this apply when aganist all the champion. It's probably the best Q'ed him after he uses his ''healing oranges skill'' xD can be carefull when you're up aganist a critplank as he deal TONS OF CRIT damage. In this cases, you might wanna level up ur W when u're level 3

VS

Garen

Easy

Q whenever he gonna come and get you to silenced you n while he's slowed, use ur e and attack him while moving away in such that you cover more ground while autoattack him. You can use [[Shift key + right click]] to attack the closest target ur champion while having a better timing for ur autoattacking timer. If you're don't understand it, you should try it and see how it works. This method is used by alot of pro player and it gives a better damage output. Other than that it also good to use it when u're entering a bush as you can straightaway attacks the enemy in the bush without right clicking them. And when u're in low hp, just use your ultimate when u think u're gonna get utlimated by garen ;)

VS

Irelia

Hard

She does have a good burst on her q, sustain hitten style and a slow (if her health > your health) or stun (if her health < your health). Becareful wtih this one, you have to play safe, tell your junglr to gank asap if possible.

VS

Jax

Hard

Jax have a natural combo as always (stun ready , gap closer (q) then W). If you saw jax getting his stun ready, heal urself and get the hell out of there. Then get in again which harrassing him. Be aware that when jax is using his stun, all the basic attacks deal to him is IGNORED. Posiibly call your jungler to gank as well. and possibly harrass him when his stun is down. (about 10-8second if i'm not mistaken) TIME IT

VS

Jayce

Medium

As jayce have a gap closer and some mobility boost spells while being a hybrid, just don't get comboed by him. Slow him when he's in melee form and when he's gonna q you in his melee form. Do the same things as garen which is q him while walk away WHILE using ur e to attack him to have a better trading.

VS

Kennen

Medium

Aganist a kennen, you have to becareful getting harassed by his q which have a very long range. Possibly stay behind the minions to dodge his skillshot and becareful when you getting hit by one of his ability as he can use his w to activate to attack anyone who have 1 charge or 2 within a range and apply a charge again. Care when you have 2 charge.

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

You have to be REALLY careful with this guys once he reached level 3, he have a good combo which is leap > w > q. Harrass him pre-3 to discourage him to combo you. And recall once you have enough gold for 2 or 1 doran blade + one ward.

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

Leesin have a good sustain with his w. And becareful when you get hitted by his q as he always can combo by (q skillshot > q kick > w back to his minions ORq skillshot > q kick > e tempest > e slow > w back to his minions) while doin some autoattack against you to get some energy back. Stay behind minions as well and walk in an unexpected way or in perpendicular to him to avoid skillshot. It best to save ur slow when ur jungler come to gank or when the upcoming minions havn't reached to him yet which you can check how fast it is from your own minions as well. Just becareful when you in low health as his q's kick deals based on the missing health.

VS

Malphite

Easy

This would be an easy target but becareful getting hit by his E as it decreases kayle's attack speed. And becareful when's he's AP and once he get level 6.

VS

Master Yi

Easy

Harass him when possible, should be an extremely easy target xD

VS

Mordekaiser

Medium

Harrass him when his shield is off or when his's shield hp is low. Walk in unexpected way as well with ur W 's movement speed's boost to dodge his e or w -.-'' i kinda forgot lol. stay kinda far when he's coming close to ur minions as his about to use his q. As mordekaiser is a naturally a pusher, kinda counter his push as well to make sure that the lane is the middle or your choices :)

VS

Nasus

Easy

Harasshim when he gonna q, jus care when you gonna get slowed. Q him as when when u're slowed then attack him with e as well while covering more ground.

VS

Nidalee

Easy

Dodge her skillshot (spear , Q) and harrass when possible.

VS

Olaf

Medium

This guy would give a hard time once he get to level 6 as he have his ultimate. Care when you get hit by his q (axes which slow) as he usually gonna use his e which deal TRUE DAMAGE. [[alt + w]] urself as well slow him while harrasing him. Early game, olaf will be extreme weak, so harass when possible but play carefully probably after level 2-3 as olaf is still fairly strong aganist kayle.

VS

Renekton

Medium

Just becareful when he uses his first dash. If he hits a minion or champion, he will be able to do his second dash. Slow him when he uses it and care don't get stunned.

VS

Rengar

Hard

If you keep the lane pushed, he won't be able to get to you without any bush other than his ultimate. Care when he have 3-5 ''charge''. harass when possible. Just play safe once he reached level 3 as he does have a good burst from his q if he have a full charge where he can use his q TWICE

VS

Riven

Hard

This girl will definitely give a hard time as she have multiple gap closer and a stun. Just becareful when she havn't uses it her q or e. But when she uses her e, jus harrass her xD. One tip is that when you are low hp, flash behind her when you think you gonna get ultied lol.

VS

Rumble

Easy

Harrass when posiible, just don't get slowed which he will uses his q (flame that damage over time)

VS

Shen

Easy

Harrass when possible as always JUST DON"T GET TAUNTED lol. walk in unexpected way as well even when running away

VS

Singed

Easy

SLow him when you think you gonna get flinged. care his posion, don't get posion.

VS

Sion

Medium

Care this guys if he's an ap, YOU NEED A GANK FROM SOMEONE lol. harrass when his shield off.

VS

Talon

Hard

He can silenced, slow n bleed n go stealth. Well, probably just harass him when's he's pre-3 before he can use his 3 combo. Probably turret hug or make ur lane in such that the minions is close to ur turret.

VS

Teemo

Medium

Teemo can counter you hard if you don't take clease or QSS, although once you have them, the laning phase would be much easier. It is recomended to buy a vision ward and put it at the bush's river to kill all the mushrooms

VS

Vladimir

Easy

Harass him whenever possible and deny his farm from becoming a lategamer.

VS

Volibear

Medium

Slow him when he's gonna fling you then use your e to attack him while moving away to cover more ground. Just care him as he's a naturally tanky champ. Maybe condering a blade of ruined king if he get too tanky.

VS

Warwick

Easy

Warwick top is viable but his only usefull for his ultimate and his e. would be better to harass him when your jungler gonna gank as he have a passive lifesteal and his q.

VS

Wukong

Hard

This guy have a really strong burst even in early game with his ( E plus Q). Just care when he decided to stop or he might just wanna fool you. Probably best to harass him when he had used his decoy which have a 10+ second cooldown. And mayb condering getting w (the heal) in level 3

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium

Just care when he have a 2 charge as his 3 rd charge when he auto attack, he will knock up you. You can harrass him after he used his gap closer on you by slowing him, preventing him to autoattack you while you're moving away.

VS

Yorick

Easy

Although in early game , his minion could be a pain. once you get doran blade n the stinger, you might probably wanna ignore those minions, then harass him. Use the bush to avoid and reset the yorick's summoned ghosts.

VS

Zed

Medium

Care zed's shadow's slow when u're close to his ghost. You might wanna slow zed when he already used he W ( his shadow) and then harass him. Probably best to ulti urself when he had use his ultimate on you after 1 second to block the delayed damge from his ultimate.

News about all this work Back to Top

Will be doing a mid match-up soon or mayb another mid or specificlly ap guide on kayle after i have free time and some tips, pros & cons of kayle and phase of games (early, mid and late) once i get to played her more. Thanks for reading :)

Tips (GENERAL and Kayle's tips) Back to Top

Keep communicating the team to see if there's ward or if the enemies have bought wards near the river. And be aware if ur opponent bought a ward. Check by pressing on the enemy with left click, look at his/her item slot of the top right side and if he/she have placed it, u can noticed there's mayb a lightening (slightly) effect if the enemy placed the ward within ur monitor even if it's in the fog of war as long as the placement of ward is on ur screen (not on minimap). Tell the jungler, the enemy have placed the ward.


Other than tht, i find tht it's easier to use ''retreat ping'' (I think it is the ''V'' button) to tell the teammates ur enemy laner have gone. So if u wanna tried it, make sure u tell ur teammate u will notify them EARLY with retreat ping on ur own lane which mean ur enemy laner is missing. 

Call ss rather than mia IF u don't wanna use the above's suggestion? , it depends though :)

PRobably best to said : TOP no flash.
if they have use it. get used to saying it ;)

Make use of the keyboard's option, so like change the key binding to get comfortable.



*OPTIONAL* Some informations that i found interesting from league of legend wikia Back to Top

The Hurricane would apply the magic damage of E AGAIN to two targets, Debuff their MR, and reduce the CD of Gunblade incredibly quickly (9 seconds off the CD/AA with 3 targets).

Level 18 AS = 2.0 (With AS reds, not including AS from Berserkers)

AP without any AP runes = 343, adding 137 damage to her E (254 to the two unfortunate splash+Hurricane hits)

Malady + spellblade mastery would add an additional 51 damage to Her autoattacks

Splash + Hurricane Hits for 445 Damage per AA (At 2.0 AS)

Initial Target gets hit for 248 Damage per AA (At 2.0 AS)

With 3 targets that comes to 1138 Magic Damage per hit. This comes to 75 Health every AA (150/second).

Hextech Gunblade Active is up every 60 / 9 = 6.666 [round to 7] seconds, giving an additional 287 Damage Nuke + 40% 2s Slow.

24% CDR with Nashors and Masteries makes E down for only 2 seconds.

by 50.70.59.215


*MUST READ* Some highlight about kayle's skill from league of legend's wikia Back to Top

Holy Fervor
  • The debuff stacks additively, at five stacks the enemy will have its armor and magic resistance reduced by 15%.
  • 20px-Runaan%27s_Hurricane.gif Runaan's Hurricane projectiles will apply the armor and magic resistance debuff to champions hit.

Reckoning
Dealing magic damage and slowing it on impact. Additionally, Kayle's damage on the target will be amplified for the duration of the slow.
  • Reckoning procs spell vamp and 20px-Rylai%27s_Crystal_Scepter.gif Rylai's slow similarly with all single target spells and abilities with full effect.
  • Reckoning pops Spell Shield.
  • Reckoning will damage 20px-Black_Shield.jpg Black Shield and the slow will be negated. However, incoming damage will still be amplified.
  • Reckoning's damage amplification applies to all of Kayle's damage sources, including autoattacks, champion abilities, damage from item actives (including the true damage from Entropy), the summoner spells Smite and Ignite, and Dominion's Greater Relic damaging buff.
  • Reckoning's damage amplification buff applies after the fireblast lands and so, it does not amplify it's own damage

Divine Blessing

Divine Blessing has no cast time, but Kayle can't attack or use abilities (can move) during the animation (0.15 seconds)

Righteous Fury
  • Righteous Fury procs spell vamp and 20px-Rylai%27s_Crystal_Scepter.gif Rylai's slow similarly with all area of effect spells and abilities with diminished effect.
  • Righteous Fury does not pop Spell Shield.
  • Righteous Fury will damage 20px-Black_Shield.jpg Black Shield.
  • Kayle's autoattacks are considered ranged for the duration.
  • Despite funcioning like a on-hit effect it behaves nothing like it, as it procs spell vamp, Rylai's slow, Blackfire Torch and Liandry's Torment, and ignores blinds and dodges( only magic damages hits, normal attack still miss on this cases)
  • Righteous Fury will proc on-hit effects such as lifesteal and 20px-Frozen_Mallet.gif Frozen Mallet's slow on Kayle's main target only, not on any target hit by the splash damage.
  • Righteous Fury has no cast time and does not interrupt Kayle's previous orders.
  • Kayle's critical strikes during Righteous Fury will only hit her main target and will not splash.
  • Splash damage can damage a turret if you attack an enemy nearby it.
  • Splash damage proc when attacking an inibitor.
  • Cleave and Crescent from 20px-Tiamat.gif Tiamat and 20px-Ravenous_Hydra.gif Ravenous Hydra will not trigger while in Fury, since Kayle becomes a ranged Champion. Meanwhile the Passive from 20px-Runaan%27s_Hurricane.gif Runaan's Hurricane will trigger, and the projectiles from 20px-Runaan%27s_Hurricane.gif Runaan's Hurricane will proc the on-hit magic damage portion of Righteous Fury but not the on-attack splash damage portion.
  • Kayle raises her sword as it catches on fire at the start of the ability; she is unable to attack or move during this duration (0.15-0.2 seconds).

Intervention
Intervention is a targeted ability that places a golden, shiny and swirling shield on Kayle or a single allied champion, negating all incoming damage, even true damage for a short duration.
  • The shield's size scales with the target's size and can be massive if cast on big champions like Cho'Gathwith 6 stacks of Feast.
  • Intervention does not grant crowd control immunity, and will neither cleanse nor prevent crowd control from taking effect on the target.
  • Once cast, Intervention produces a distinctive sound which can be heard (by allies and enemies) from afar, almost as 4000 units away and even if the other player can't see the target.
  • If combined full crowd control immunity the target will be completely invulnerable and unaffected by everything on the game, with only the Nexus Obelisk capable of affecting them.
  • Kayle can cast Intervention without interrupting her previous orders, and it has no cast time so Kayle can cast it while moving and without stopping.
  • However, while she performs the animation (Kayle spins, lasts for 0.2-0.25 seconds) she can only move.

*MUST READ* Highlights of Strategy from League of legend wikia (that i think people need to be remind) Back to Top

Use Divine Blessing to get back to your lane quicker.

Righteous Fury's magic damage will hit the target regardless of blind effects and  Jax's  Counter Strike.

Righteous Fury's splash damage will damage turrets but not inhibitors if you attack a minion or champion near them. Inversely,  Righteous Fury will deal splash damage when attacking an inhibitor but not when attacking a turret.

If  Righteous Fury's duration ends while  Kayle is in the middle of her attack animation, she will hit the target, but neither the bonus damage nor the splash will be dealt. The attack is considered ranged.

It is possible to hit enemies easily while staying at the back of your minion wave by using  Righteous Fury. This can be accomplished because not only does the splash damage 'spill' over to nearby enemies when you last hit a minion, but also allows you to harass melee enemies. Staying behind your wave in this fashion will let you wait for cooldowns and heal yourself or allies.

Intervention will not grant invulnerability against the Nexus Obelisk.
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