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Wild Rift Kalista Guide skills

Wild Rift Patch 5.1 Update is about to be live in-game and will bring about lots of fun new additions including some new champions. Known as the Spear of VengeanceKalista will join the Rift with this patch. She is a highly mobile marksman in League of Legends who can form a unique bond with one of her allies. She is indeed powerful as she is capable of dealing lots of AOE damage to enemy targets whilst being extremely mobile thanks to her passive. In this guide, we will take a closer look at the best runes, spells, and builds, including tips and tricks to swing your way to victory whilst using Kalista in Wild Rift.

We also have previously discussed how to master playing with LoL Wild Rift heroes like Akshan, AmmuMaster YiJinxBraumDr. MundoAkaliYasuoSingedJaxDarius, AsheLuluMiss FortuneBlitzcrankTeemoXayahRakanCorkiShyvanaJannaKatarinaLeonaPantheonDiana, GalioFiora, RammusSonaKai’SaRengarKha’ZixNasusRenektonIreliaRivenNamiSorakaGravesSennaLucian, Kindred, Xin Zhao, Talon and Evelynn. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Kalista.

Skill Analysis

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Kalista is a champion with common five skill sets of one passive and four active skills. In this Kalista guide, we will be checking out her abilities in Wild Rift and how to maximize each skill to be in the best shape in the current rank season.

Passive – Martial Poise

  • Allows Kalista to Dash whilst Attacking
  • Makes Ally Oathsworn at the start of the game

The Dash perk from her passive ability allows her to be extremely mobile on the rift. As with each basic attack, she is capable of dashing a short distance, thus making it hard for enemy targets to pin her down or catch up to her.

Kalista can only choose one of her allies to be her Oathsworn, and this cannot be changed throughout the match. In short, choose wisely the champion which should be your Oathsworn, you could choose your ally support.

Skill 1 – Pierce

Kalista throws an On kill Spear which passes through to the next enemy. Kalista also dashes while casting this skill.

Skill 2 – Sentinel

  • Passive: Attack with Oathsworn ally to deal Bonus Champions to enemy champions.
  • Active: Cast skill to Summon Soul, revealing hidden enemies in the area.

This skill is quite useful as it gives you and your Oathsworn ally an added advantage against enemy champions. The Damage buff can be essential in swiftly eliminating enemy champions. Whilst it’s active skill is essential to avoid being ganked during any of the gameplay phases. Kalista could use it instead of placing a ward, especially in situations where the ward is on Cooldown.

Skill 3 – Rend

  • Passive: Attacks stacks spears in enemy targets.
  • Active: The skill can be cast to Rip out the stacked spears and deal damage to enemy champions.

On killing an enemy target with this skill, the skill’s cooldown refreshes and the mana cost is also refunded.

Skill 4 – Fate’s Call

Kalista Summons her Oathsworn Ally to aid her in battle. The Oathsworn ally can then dash to knock back surrounding enemy champions. Coupled with the bonus damage from her passive, Kalista and her Oathsworn ally can jointly attack and easily takedown enemy champions.

Best Build, Runes Setup, and Spells for Kalista in Wild Rift

Players are recommended to use Kalista in the Duo lane as she is a very powerful Marksman-role champion. Her Battle item setup remains similar in general. Nevertheless, you might want to change them regarding the enemy composition. Our Wild Rift Kalista guide showcases the best pre-match build and runes setup needed to excel on the battlefield.

Kalista Best Rune Setup

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  • Lethal Tempo: This keystone grants extra attack speed and attack damage perks that are very useful during Kalista’s laning gameplay.
  • Bone plating: This rune grants a unique passive which reduces damage received from enemy champions on the battlefield. Thus, increasing Kalista’s survivability
  • Legend: Alacrity – This rune grants bonus attack speed on each takedown and elimination which Kalista does.
  • Brutal: This rune grants extra adaptive damage on each of Kalista’s basic attacks.
  • Giant Slayer: This rune allows Kalista to deal increased damage against enemy champions based on how high the enemies’ Bonus health is. In short, it helps to easily take down tanky champions.

Battle Spells

  • Flash: For safety purposes, it is advised to equip the Flash spell. Kalista could maximize this spell to further increase her mobility on the battlefield. This would make it easier for her to catch up and take down enemy champions or flee from dangerous situations.
  • Exhaust: This Battle spell can be quite essential as it reduces enemy movement speed as well as reducing their attack damage for the short duration the spell is active.

Best Build for Kalista in League of Legends: Wild Rift

In this guide, we will break down the build for Kalista in LoL Wild Rift.

  • Quicksilver Enchant: Players can first get Berserkers Greaves, before Enchanting it into Quicksilver Enchant item. Berserkers Greaves at first grants extra movement speed, Attack Damage, and Attack speed needed for giving Kalista the early game advantage. On enchanting it into Quicksilver Enchant, Kalista can utilize the item to make herself immune to crowd-control attacks whilst the enchant is active.
  • Blade of the Ruined King: This equipment allows Kalista to deal Bonus damage on each basic attack she uses after using her basic attack. This item also increases the Movement Speed of Kalista whilst decreasing the movement speed of enemies hit by Kalista’s attacks
  • Bloodthirster: This item grants extra attack perks based on one’s maximum Health HP. It also grants extra Critical Chance and physical attack damage when the item is completed.
  • Runaan’s Hurricane: This item is quite essential as it allows Kalista to fire additional bolts to enemy targets, thus, making it easier for her to kite enemies.
  • Crown of the Shattered Queen: This item is quite powerful as it provides extra sustain and durability against enemy champions. Combined with its extra perks, this item is indeed helpful whilst on the rift.
  • Wit’s End: This item is quite essential as it provides extra magic resistance and attack speed. More importantly, its unique passive grants extra attack damage and regen from attacking enemy champions.

League of Legends: Wild Rift Kalista Gameplay Tips

Kalista is a powerful Marksman/ADC role champion who specializes in utilizing her mobility to kite her enemies on the rift. Due to her skill set and hero style, it is highly recommended to go to Duo Lane with Kalista.

Wild Rift’s map is mirrored, so it is necessary to understand the map side before laning. According to her gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our League of Legends: Wild Rift guide for Kalista includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late games.

Early Game

You can start by buying the Dagger item at first, for extra attack speed and as a basic item for Kalista’s builds. Choose your Oathsworn, it is advisable to choose your support as your Oathsworn ally. As the support is mostly expected to accompany you in the lane. Do also remember to stay close to your Oathsworn ally to enjoy its benefits.

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Next up, proceed to place a ward in the bushes close to your lane so you can be alerted beforehand, just in case your lane will be ganked. If no enemy is around, clear your lane whilst ensuring that the last-hit enemy minions are cleared for more gold. Don’t overextend and focus on farming and destroying the enemy turret, As destroying the enemy turret plating grants extra gold.

Make use of Kalista’s Passive dashes to attack and kite enemies from a distance whilst reducing the amount of damage received to yourself. To easily perform in the early game, one must use the following combo.

Skill 2 + Skill 1 + Skill 3

Mid Game

On properly farming in your lane, Kalista would have gotten enough gold to purchase her core damage items which include Blade of the Ruined King and Wit’s End, coupled with Bloodthirster, one would have enough attack speed and attack damage to burst down enemy champions. To achieve that, one must prioritize aiming the enemy team’s main ADC and mages from the backlines.

As your team depends on your damage during teamfights and ganks. One must also avoid being caught up in the main Crowd control abilities of enemy Tank/Support. Players should also utilize Kalista’s ultimate ability to help gain an advantage when sneaking up on enemy targets and objectives. To easily burst down enemy ADC in the Mid or late game, one must use the following combo.

Skill 2 + Skill 1 + Skill 3 + Skill 4

Late Game

With all the necessary items with you, you’re now capable of killing enemy mages, marksmen, and assassins with a perfectly timed combo. But keep in mind, that an enemy has also that amount of damage. Since positioning yourself matters the most, one must not engage alone.

Wild Rift Kalista Late Game gameplayWild Rift Kalista Late Game gameplay
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One can also proceed to take the extra buff rewards from your allied jungler, mostly the Red Brambleback’s buff. Apart from that, accomplish the objectives like clearing lanes, and taking down Epic monsters like Baron Nashor and the Elder Dragons.

Final Thoughts

Judging by her skill info and builds, Kalista is undoubtedly a strong marksman champion who can easily burst down enemy champions in seconds. The blink perk from her passive even makes her more annoying to takedown on the rift. Nonetheless, as long as one has a worthy Oathsworn by one’s side, one can surely overperform on the Rift.

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