- A fully-stacked Rend has the highest AD ratio in the game (5120 / 5752.5 / 6385 / 7017.5 / 7650% AD)
- 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 eleven champions without a single Ability Power ratio on any ability (the others being Darius, Draven, Garen, Kindred, Illaoi, Olaf, Riven, Talon, Vayne, and Zed)
- The Spear of Vengeance resembles the Arrow of Retribution.
- Viktor's) and the second being ( Rengar's before it merged with Unseen Predator) is the third champion-unique item, the first being (
- Her way of referring herself in the third person, as well as the echo in her voice, is similar to Ermac from the Mortal Kombat series
- 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, Yasuo, and Gnar, and whose account has since been terminated) a few weeks prior to her reveal.
- Kalista might come from a merging of (from , maybe referencing her being betrayed) and (referencing her weapon of choice being spears) while she herself might have been inspired by the (also from )
- The many betrayers Kalista is currently targeting include:
- Cassiopeia for backstabbing Sivir.
- Hecarim for betraying the trust of Kalista herself.
- LeBlanc (who she betrayed is currently unknown)
- Lissandra for murdering her sister Avarosa and defecting to the Frozen Watchers.
- Twisted Fate for abandoning Graves to be imprisoned in the Locker (Burning Tides revealed the Card Master did try to get the Outlaw out, and they have since settled that dispute, yet Kalista seems to try to convince Graves to 'give in to his hate')
- Xerath for plotting against Azir and laying waste to Ancient Shurima.
- Zed for murdering Shen's father Kusho, slaughtering the Kinkou Order, and founding the Order of Shadow over the remains of their monastery.
- Strangely enough she is not targeting Warwick for trying to murder Soraka to extract her heart (it would seem the Starchild is above such grudges)
- 'The Spear of Vengeance' (the specter Kalista became after  ) is a 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.
- "You toy with powers you do not comprehend, Deathsinger" 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, Graves" might be referencing from ("Give in to your anger")
- " Serpents are creatures of betrayal" might be referencing from the .
- 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 .
- She shares this skin with Blood Moon Akali [ | , Blood Moon Elise [ | , Blood Moon Kennen [ | , Blood Moon Shen [ | , Blood Moon Thresh [ | , Blood Moon Yasuo [ | , and Blood Moon Zilean [ | .
- She celebrates the Season 5 World Championship.
- She shares this theme with Championship Riven [ | , Championship Shyvana [ | , and Championship Thresh [ | .
- Kalista is 's niece (making her royalty) and in life she was a general in his army.