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Lore

In a world far away where an ancient war still rages, Kayle was a great heroine - the strongest of an immortal race committed to destroying evil wherever it could be found. For ten thousand years, Kayle fought tirelessly for her people, wielding her flaming sword forged before time itself. She shielded her delicate features beneath her enchanted armor, the sole remaining masterpiece of an extinct race of craftsmen. Though a beautiful, striking creature, Kayle, now as then, avoids showing her face; war has taken a terrible toll upon her spirit. In her quest for victory, she sometimes would try to lift the wicked up from their morass of evil, but more than often she instead purged those she herself deemed beyond redemption. To Kayle, justice can so often be an ugly thing.

Ten years ago, Kayle's war against evil was nearly won... until her rebellious sister MorganaSquare.png Morgana, a pariah amongst their people, suddenly gained powerful new allies: magicians of a hitherto unknown world called Runeterra. Morgana traded servitude to a number of the summoners in Runeterra's League of Legends for powerful new abilities that, if mastered, threatened to bring Kayle and her people to their knees. To save her world, Kayle had no choice but to make a pact with the League herself. She approached the leader of the League, High Counselor Reginald Ashram, with a deal of her own. In exchange for a thousand years of Kayle's service, Ashram halted all League interference on Kayle's world. With Ashram's disappearance five years ago, Kayle has new causes on Valoran: find out who or what caused Ashram to disappear, defeat her sister Morgana upon the Fields of Justice, and bring her own brand of justice to the League of Legends.

"In the League of Legends, Justice comes on swift wings."

Quotes

Upon selection
  • Play "Into the fray!"

Attacking/Movement
  • Play "Lead me to battle."
  • Play "Into the fray!"
  • Play "Who's next?"
  • Play "Your time has come."
  • Play "An eye for an eye."
Taunt
  • Play "Come here! I'll teach you all about the afterlife."
Joke

Kayle throws her sword into the ground and balances on its hilt with one foot.

  • Play "Are... You sure you're not in the wrong league?"
Laugh

Attacking
  • Play "Ugh, dust in the clockwork."
  • Play "Let my blade speak the law!"
  • Play "Transcend imperfection."
  • Play "To rebuild we must first destroy."
  • Play "Faith and steel unbroken."
  • Play "There will be no compromise."
  • Play "This is for the greater good."
  • Play "By wing and blade."
  • Play "Order, through time and space."
  • Play "A future forged in light and steel."
Movement
  • Play "Everything in its place."
  • Play "I bring a vision of utopia."
  • Play "Perfection unto eternity."
  • Play "Trust in my vision."
  • Play "Prosperity through technology."
  • Play "The whole world in our image."
  • Play "Nothing left in flux."
  • Play "Crafted in divine light."
  • Play "I see into infinity."
  • Play "In time, all will understand."
Joke

Kayle's wings malfunction and she falls to the ground.

  • Play "What? No! Ugh... Hmm. Sometimes you just need to reboot the system."
  • Play "Uh, malfunction? What I... Uh, I mean... That was all part of the grand plan!"
  • Play "Uh, oh, ah, wha- wait. See? Perfection."
Taunt
  • Play "So long as I have my wings, you will always stand in my shadow."
  • Play "The future is perfection. It's a pity you will not live to see it."
Laugh
Upon using Divine Blessing.png Divine Blessing or Reckoning.png Reckoning
Upon using Intervention.png Intervention

Co-op vs. AI Responses

Match start

  • "You shall be judged."

Player team victory

  • "GG!"

Player team defeat

  • "Stay true in victory and defeat."

Special

  • "I will bring you to Justice, Morgana!"

Development

  • Kayle concept 1
  • Kayle concept 2
  • 1st Kayle in-game model
  • 1st Classic Kayle splash art
  • 2nd Classic Kayle splash art
  • Aether Wing Kayle model
  • Riot Kayle concept (by Riot Artist Brandon Liao)
  • Unmasked Kayle Chinese splash art expanded

Previous abilities

Patch history

V4.19:

  • General
    • New splash artwork.

V4.15:

V4.14:

  • Stats
    • Attack speed per level increased to 2.5% from 2.2%.
      • This change is to off-set a bug that could not be fixed in time for this patch.

V4.13:

V4.11:

  • Stats
    • Attack speed per level decreased to +2.2 from +2.5.
  • Righteous Fury.png Righteous Fury
    • Bonus ability power ratio decreased to +0.2 from +0.4.
  • Intervention.png Intervention
    • Cooldown increased to 110/95/80 seconds from 90/75/60.

V4.5:

  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 21 from 17.

V4.3:

  • New ability icons.

V4.2:

  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • AP ratio reduced to 60% from 100%.
  • Divine Blessing.png Divine Blessing
    • (+7% per 100 AP) added to movement speed bonus.
    • Heal AP ratio increased to 45% from 35%.
  • Intervention.png Intervention
    • Mana cost removed.

V3.12: Twisted Treeline and Crystal Scar only

  • Intervention.png Intervention
    • Cooldown increased to 100/90/80 seconds from 90/75/60.

V3.5 (Balance Updates):

V3.03:

  • Stats
    • Magic resistance per level decreased to 0 from .75.
  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • No longer grants Kayle damage amplification.
    • Now applies a stack of Holy Fervor.png Holy Fervor to the target.
    • Slow increased to 35/40/45/50/55% from 35% at all ranks.
    • Slow duration decreased to 3 seconds from 4.
    • Missile speed increased to 1500 from 1300.

V1.0.0.152:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 335 from 310.

V1.0.0.145:

V1.0.0.138:

  • Divine Blessing.png Divine Blessing
    • Heal amount increased to 60/105/150/195/240 from 45/85/125/165/205.
    • Movement speed increased to 18/21/24/27/30% from 15/17/19/21/23%.
    • Movement speed duration increased to 3 seconds from 2.5.
    • Mana cost increased to 60/70/80/90/100 from 60/65/70/75/80.

V1.0.0.124:

  • Stats
    • Attack damage per level increased to 2.8 from 2.5.
    • Attack speed per level increased to 2.5% from 2.0%.
  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • Now scales with 100% of Kayle's bonus attack damage in addition to a 1.0 ability power ratio.
    • Damage amplification increased to 6/7/8/9/10% from 5% at all ranks.

V1.0.0.123:

  • Holy Fervor.png Holy Fervor
    • Armor and magic resistance reduction per stack increased to 3% from 2%.
    • Fixed a bug where it was only reducing the target's base armor and magic resistance rather than the total armor and magic resistance.
  • Fixed minor tooltip errors.

V1.0.0.122:

  • General
    • New model and animations.
    • Community contest "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" /dance animation.
    • Recommended items updated.
  • Stats
    • Attack damage per level reduced to 2.5 from 3.
    • Attack speed per level reduced to 2 from 2.3.
  • Holy Fervor.png Holy Fervor
    • New Passive: Kayle's basic attacks against enemy champions now reduce their armor and magic resistance by 2% for 5 seconds (stacks up to 5 times).
  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • Missile speed increased to 1300 from 1000.
    • Ability power ratio increased to 1.0 from 0.8.
    • Mana cost reduced to 70/75/80/85/90 from 80/85/90/95/100.
    • Slow increased to 35% from 25%.
    • Damage amplification reduced to 5% from 8/10/12/14/16%
  • Righteous Fury.png Righteous Fury
    • Cooldown reduced to 16 seconds from 22/21/20/19/18.
    • Bonus damage increased to 20/30/40/50/60 from 4/10/16/22/28.
    • Increased splash range to 300 from 200.
    • Ability power ratio decreased to .2 to .3.
    • Mana cost reduced to 45 from 65.
  • Divine Blessing.png Divine Blessing
    • Base heal adjusted to 45/85/125/165/205 from 65/100/135/170/205.
    • Movement speed duration reduced to 2.5 seconds from.
    • Movement speed boost increased to 15/17/19/21/23% from 12%.
    • Ability power ratio reduced to .35 from .5.
    • Cooldown increased to 15 seconds from 10.

V1.0.0.116:

  • Fixed a display issue with Kayle's Battleborn skin.

V1.0.0.106:

V1.0.0.100:

  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • Debuff and death recap tooltips have been corrected.

V1.0.0.97:

  • Righteous Fury.png Righteous Fury
    • Tooltip adjusted to indicate the buff duration and attack range increase.
  • Divine Blessing.png Divine Blessing
    • Movement speed bonus reduced to a flat 12% from 10/12/14/16/18%.
    • Mana cost increased to 60/65/70/75/80 from 50/55/60/65/70.
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.5 from 0.6.

V1.0.0.96:

  • Divine Blessing.png Divine Blessing
    • Movement speed bonus reduced to 10/12/14/16/18% from 12/14/16/18/20%.
  • Righteous Fury.png Righteous Fury
    • Splash damage no longer affects turrets.

V1.0.0.94(b):

  • Intervention.png Intervention
    • Cooldown reduced to 90/75/60 seconds from 150/120/90.
    • Duration reduced to 2/2.5/3 seconds from 3/4/5.

V1.0.0.94:

  • Divine Blessing.png Divine Blessing
    • Heal reduced to 65/100/135/170/205 from 65/105/145/185/225.
  • Righteous Fury.png Righteous Fury
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.3 from 0.35.
    • Base damage to 4/10/16/22/28 from 8/14/20/26/32.
  • Intervention.png Intervention
    • Cooldown increased to 120/105/90 seconds from 90 at all ranks.

V1.0.0.87:

  • Stats
    • Base damage reduced to 56.3 from 60.3.
    • Base health reduced to 501 from 526.
    • Health per level reduced to 93 from 98.
    • Base attack speed slightly increased.
    • Base armor reduced to 17 from 23.
    • Armor per level reduced to 3.5 from 4.
    • Magic resistance per level increased to 0.75 from 0.
    • Mana regen per level increased to 0.065 from 0.06.
    • Attack speed per level increased to 2.3 from 1.85.
    • Normalized her attack timing between alternate attacks.
    • Attack range increased to 125 from 100.
  • Updated recommended items.
  • Updated playing as and against tips.
  • Holy Fervor.png Holy Fervor (New Innate)
    • 30% of Kayle's attack damage is added to her ability power and 15% of Kayle's ability power is added to her attack damage.
  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • Damage reduce to 60/110/160/210/260 from 80/135/190/245/300.
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.8 from 1.0.
    • While the target is slowed, Kayle inflicts 8/10/12/14/16% increased damage to the target.
    • It no longer interacts with Holy Fervor.png Holy Fervor.
    • Removed the attack speed debuff component.
  • Divine Blessing.png Divine Blessing
    • Healing increased to 65/105/145/185/225 from 60/95/130/165/200.
    • Movement speed increased to 12/14/16/18/20% from 8/10/12/14/16%.
    • Duration reduced to 10 seconds from 20.
    • Cooldown reduced to 10 seconds from 15.
    • Mana cost increased to 50/55/60/65/70 from 40/45/50/55/60.
  • Righteous Fury.png Righteous Fury
    • Range increased by 50.
    • It now deals the bonus damage as a separate magic damage source to her target. For nearby units, the splash damage is now magic damage.
    • Base bonus damage increased to 8/14/20/26/32 from 6/12/18/24/30.
    • Cooldown reduced to 22/21/20/19/18 seconds from 25 seconds.
    • Mana cost reduced to 65 from 75.
  • Intervention.png Intervention
    • Cooldown increased to 90 seconds at all ranks from 90/75/60.
    • Cast range reduced to 1200 from 1300.

V1.0.0.63:

V1.0.0.61:

  • Stats
    • Attack speed per level increased to 1.65% from 1.5%.
  • Holy Fervor.png Holy Fervor (reworked Innate)
    • When Kayle kills an enemy champion or an allied champion dies near her, she goes into a state of Holy Fervor, increasing her attack speed by 25%. This effect can stack 4 times.
  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • Additional damage while Holy Fervor is active now accounts for damage dealt from ability power.
  • Intervention.png Intervention
    • Cooldown increased to 90/75/60 seconds from 75/60/45.
    • Duration decreased to 3/4/5 seconds from 4/5/6.

V0.9.25.34:

V0.9.25.24:

  • Holy Fervor.png Holy Fervor
    • Name changed to Vengeance.
    • Increased attack speed bonus per stack to 25% from 20%.
  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • Now deals a bonus 25% damage if Vengeance is active.
  • Divine Blessing.png Divine Blessing
    • Increased heal to 60/95/130/165/200 from 60/90/120/150/180.
  • Updated recommended items.
  • Righteous Fury.png Righteous Fury
    • Adjusted values to 6/12/18/24/30 damage with 20/25/30/35/40% cleave.
    • Now instant cast.
  • Intervention.png Intervention
    • Increased cast range from 800 to 1300.
    • Increased invulnerability duration to 4/5/6 seconds from 4.
    • Modified mana cost to 100/75/50 from 80.
    • Increased cooldown to 75/60/45 seconds from 60/50/40.

V0.9.25.21: (Light Remake)

  • Holy Fervor.png Holy Fervor (Innate)
    • Kayle and nearby allied champions attack 10% faster. If an allied champion dies while under the effects of Holy Fervor, Kayle's Attack Speed is further increased as she attempts to avenge them.
  • Reckoning.png Reckoning (Q)
    • Strikes a target dealing damage and slowing its movement speed and attack speed for 4 seconds.
    • Movement speed reduction decreased 20-30% down from 20%-40%.
    • Removed the stun and double damage component after an ally dies.
  • Divine Blessing.png Divine Blessing
    • Blesses a target allied champion, healing them and increasing their movement speed for 20 seconds.
    • Changed the heal over time into a direct heal.
  • Righteous Fury.png Righteous Fury
    • Ignites Kayle's sword with a holy flame, granting Kayle a ranged splash attack.
    • Removed the bonus damage, and lowered the duration of the spell.
  • Intervention.png Intervention (Ultimate)
    • Bathes Kayle's target in a holy light, rendering them immune to all damage for 4 seconds.
    • Cooldown increased, but can now be cast upon allies.

V0.9.22.16:

  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • Damage modified to 80/140/200/260/320 from 90/150/210/265/325.

V0.9.22.15:

  • Changed ability icons.
  • Stats
    • Increased movement speed to 310 from 300.
  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • Damage increased from 65/130/195/260/325 to 90/150/210/265/325.

V0.8.22.115:

July 10, 2009 Patch:

June 12, 2009 Patch:

May 9, 2009 Patch:

  • Stats
    • Attack speed per level reduced to 1.5% from 2%.
    • Attack delay offset increased to 0.05 from 0.02 (slowed attack speed).
  • Righteous Fury.png Righteous Fury:
    • Duration reduced to 25 seconds from 30.
    • Bonus damage reduced to 30/50/70 from 40/60/80.
    • Splash damage reduced to 30/50/70% from 40/60/80%.
    • Bonus attack range reduced to 350 from 400.

May 1, 2009 Patch:

April 18, 2009 Patch:

  • Intervention.png Intervention
    • Duration reduced to 4 seconds from 5.
    • Mana cost changed to 80 at all ranks from 80/60/40/20/0.

Alpha Week 5:

  • Reckoning.png Reckoning
    • Duration increased to 5 seconds.

Alpha Week 2:

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