- A fully-stacked 5120 / 5752.5 / 6385 / 7017.5 / 7650% AD) has the highest AD ratio in the game (
- Kalista's dance references
- A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
- Kalista's 'Champion Spotlight' was the first to feature the updated Summoner's Rift map.
- Kalista is one of fifteen champions without a single Ability Power ratio on any ability (the others being , , , , , , , , , , , , , and )
- resembles .
- is the third champion-unique item, the first being ( ) and the second being ( before it merged with )
- Her way of referring herself in the third person, as well as the echo in her voice, resembles from .
- Over a year ago a 'prototype' of who would later become Kalista appeared on Reddit.
- Kalista was leaked by Redditor 'WhyRenektonWhy' (who also leaked Ultra Rapid Fire, , and , and whose account has since been terminated) a few weeks prior to her reveal.
- Kalista might come from a merging of several inspirations, all from
- Hunting goddess (her weapon of choice being spears) & , originally Artemis' epithet "the most beautiful", later her devotee deceived by ;
- The goddesses of vengeance, ;
- And Ancient Greeks' siege weapon ;
- Kalista targeted many betrayers for execution during Harrowing 2014.
- backstabbing . for
- treachery against her in the Blessed Isles. for his
- barbarian invaders against for aiding the
- murdering Avarosa for her spearheading the rebellion against the Frozen Watchers. for
- abandoning to be imprisoned in the Locker (Kalista is trying to convince the Outlaw to 'give in to his hate' despite being told by the Card Master he and their crew did try to get him out, reconciling their differences and settling the feud) for
- plotting against and laying waste to Ancient Shurima. for
- murdering father Kusho, slaughtering the Kinkou Order, and founding the Order of Shadow over the remains of their monastery. for
- 'The Spear of Vengeance' (the specter Kalista became after the hivemind of betrayed souls (hence she referring to herself as 'we') while Kalista herself is buried deep beneath them all, with every new soul burying her ever-deeper within the entity she has become. ) is a
- "You toy with powers you do not comprehend, might be referencing " ("You're meddling with powers you can't possibly comprehend")
- "We had a name, once" and "Kalista... yes, that was our name" reference from
- "Give in to your hate, might be referencing " from ("Give in to your anger")
- " might be referencing are creatures of betrayal" from the .
- Kalista and "Die". share the quote
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- This is how Ionian culture sees her.
- She wears a mask (from theater, ironically referencing her burning hatred for betrayers) resembling 's (from , her might be referencing him as well)
- becomes a katana resembling .
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- She celebrates the Season 5 World Championship.
- She shares this theme with , [ | ], [ | ], [ | ], and [ | ]. [ | ]
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- She celebrates SK Telecom T1 winning the Season 5 World Championship.
- She represents Bang.
- She shares this theme with, [ | ], [ | ], [ | ], and [ | ]. [ | ]
- Kalista is the niece (making her royalty) and was one of his generals in life.