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Kayle Champion Spotlight

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Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2 Warding Totem item
Early Boots of Speed item Stinger item Fiendish Codex item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Nashor's Tooth item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Offensive Guinsoo's Rageblade item Void Staff item Lich Bane item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item Health Potion item3 Warding Totem item
Early Stalker's Blade item Boots of Speed item Recurve Bow item
Essential Stalker's Blade (Bloodrazor) item Berserker's Greaves item Nashor's Tooth item
Offensive Guinsoo's Rageblade item Void Staff item Lich Bane item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Ring item2 Health Potion item
Early Fiendish Codex item Stinger item Boots of Speed item
Essential Nashor's Tooth item Wooglet's Witchcap item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Standard Guinsoo's Rageblade item Void Staff item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Situational Luden's Echo item Moonflair Spellblade item Morellonomicon item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item Hunter's Machete item Health Potion item3
Early Stalker's Blade item Aether Wisp item Boots of Speed item
Essential Stalker's Blade (Runic Echoes) item Nashor's Tooth item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Standard Wooglet's Witchcap item Guinsoo's Rageblade item Void Staff item
Situational Morellonomicon item Moonflair Spellblade item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Orb of Winter item Health Potion item3
Essential Nashor's Tooth item Guinsoo's Rageblade item Ionian Boots of Lucidity item
Offensive Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Luden's Echo item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item

Tips

Playing As KayleSquare Kayle
  • Using Intervention Intervention on a high-DPS ally can turn the tides of battle by giving your ally free reign to attack.
  • Kayle can effectively do large amounts of damage or support her allies depending on her item build.
  • Kayle benefits greatly from Attack Damage and Ability Power, making hybrid items like Nashor's Tooth item Nashor's Tooth and Trinity Force item Trinity Force very effective on her.
  • If you wish to support your allies, items like Locket of the Iron Solari item Locket of the Iron Solari can help you assist teammates.
Playing Against KayleSquare Kayle
  • Intervention Intervention only grants Kayle or her allies immunity to damage. Slows and stuns can still be applied, so trap them if they're being overzealous.
  • Kayle is usually a fragile target. If you see her Intervention ultimate cast on an ally, switch to attacking her.
  • Be sure to look at what items Kayle is building to determine what role she is fulfilling on her team.

Tricks

KayleSquare Kayle is a fighter who is designed to outlast and outdamage enemy fighters and assassins by burning them with rapid blasts of mixed damage. To better aid her in her aggressive role, she has both an Intervention invulnerability ultimate and a Divine Blessing speed-boosting heal to make outsustaining her targets more viable and to provide support to her allies during teamfights.

Ability Usage
  • Divine Blessing Divine Blessing can be used for sustaining in lane or for harrying allies to a position or lane all the while healing them.
  • Righteous Fury Righteous Fury's allows KayleSquare Kayle to deal damage even when Blind icon blinded or being Counter Strike dodged, as the magic damage on-hit is dealt regardless of if the attack damage on-hit is being negated.
  • If Righteous Fury Righteous Fury's duration ends while KayleSquare 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 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.
  • Putting a point into Righteous Fury Righteous Fury instead of Reckoning Reckoning at level one may improve your ability to harass and stay in lane due to its lower mana cost and more continuous effect and duration.
  • Use Intervention Intervention to rescue fleeing allies, Divine Blessing Divine Blessing to hasten and heal them, and Reckoning Reckoning to slow their pursuers.
  • Intervention Intervention is also an effective ability to bait enemies to attack or turret dive at low health, making them commit to killing your ally or die.
  • It may not always be best to use Intervention Intervention on an ally when they are nearly dead. If they are about to receive a large amount of burst damage (such as AnnieSquare Annie's combo), shielding them will absorb more damage than if you were to shield them just before death (which may end up saving their life or prolonging it more effectively than if you had waited until the last second).
  • Intervention Intervention will not grant invulnerability against the Nexus Obelisk.
  • Intervention Intervention will not grant immunity to any crowd control effect.
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
Countering
  • Watch her build carefully to know what to do:
    • If she is AP (most likely with large amounts of AS) she must be immediately shut down as she will scale into a deadly powerhouse late-game, but is very weak early. All her damage comes from Reckoning Reckoning and Righteous Fury Righteous Fury. This build depends heavily on Intervention Intervention for survivability as Kayle is fragile, baiting her to using it on a wounded ally and switching your focus onto her will take her out quickly.
    • If she is AD she stands strong at all stages of the game, she does not depend much on her skills for damage and is somewhat tanky. She deals less damage than an average top laner due to lack of AD scaling on any skill apart from Reckoning Reckoning and any AS or AD steroid. Later on, KayleSquare Kayle will become akin to a second AD Carry albeit with the ability to become invulnerable, make sure to engage her in planned out fights, but don't fear her damage output too much.
    • If she is supporting it's very likely that she leaves the role after a while, most likely deviating into the first mentioned build, but still taking care of wards and heals. Facing her in the bot lane can be very hard if you are unable to keep your distance, so be sure to pick a mobile or long ranged champion.* Avoid dueling her late game as she will most likely have almost finished items. She excels at 1v1's due to her Reckoning Reckoning and Intervention Intervention. This not only allows her deal incredible amounts of damage against you, but also completely negate any damage you can deal to her.
  • Avoid dueling her late game as she will most likely have almost finished items. She excels at 1v1's due to her  Reckoning Reckoning and Intervention Intervention. This not only allows her deal incredible amounts of damage against you, but also completely negate any damage you can deal to her.
    • The combination of Reckoning Reckoning, Holy Fervor Holy Fervor and very likely a Guinsoo's Rageblade item Guinsoo's Rageblade will make KayleSquare Kayle very potent at duels, stronger the longer the duel lasts.
    • If she starts to weaken she will likely use Intervention Intervention to quickly turn the tides of the duel and kill you. Because of this, avoid duels that last too long.
    • There are some champions who can duel her, though. Tanky champions with better sustained damage, (e.g. JaxSquare Jax, IreliaSquare Irelia, AatroxSquare Aatrox) are capable of doing that, as long as Kayle does not kite them. Another option is MalphiteSquare Malphite; with some AP and HP, he is able to duel Kayle quite well; thanks to his Ground Slam Ground Slam he can cut off some of Kayle's attack speed (thus, reducing the damage from Righteous Fury Righteous Fury) and with Seismic Shard Seismic Shard he can stick to her.
    • Another option is using an ADC, preferably one with higher range. The lifesteal and crits will likely outdamage Kayle's Righteous Fury Righteous Fury, but if she is able to get close, she can cast Intervention Intervention and use Divine Blessing Divine Blessing to still win the trades.
  • KayleSquare Kayle has a very fast and strong snowball, make sure to deny her kills as it will hasten her late-game supremacy.
  • KayleSquare Kayle is especially hard to beat in the top lane, due to overly outranging almost all other champions here. The few ranged ones, like JayceSquare Jayce, and the ones with long-ranged gap closers, such as JaxSquare Jax or RenektonSquare Renekton, will have a much easier time against her.
  • Her ultimate, Intervention Intervention, blocks any form of damage to the target with this buff, including true damage. Wait until the buff wears off before you use your high-damaging spell.
  • Never underestimate KayleSquare Kayle's mobility. Divine Blessing Divine Blessing gives her movement speed and Reckoning Reckoning will slow you down, allowing her to outrun you.
  • With 2092 health at level 18, KayleSquare Kayle has a very high natural health. Abilities and items that deal % of max health as damage are effective against KayleSquare Kayle.
  • Try to force KayleSquare Kayle to use her spells and then back off, due to her high mana costs in the early game. 
  • KayleSquare Kayle is vulnerable early game, burst damage can easily kill her.
  • KayleSquare Kayle can use Intervention Intervention to avoid damage, but while in this state she is still vulnerable to CC effects. Use this tactically when she turret dives to have her still take damage when Intervention's short duration (2 / 2.5 / 3 seconds) wears off.
  • Because Reckoning Reckoning is her only nuke, buying Banshee's Veil item Banshee's Veil will significantly cripple her damage.
  • KayleSquare Kayle is considered to be a counter to assassins who are reliant on using their ultimates to kill off their enemies because of Intervention Intervention and Reckoning Reckoning. Avoid playing assassins such as FizzSquare Fizz, ZedSquare Zed, KatarinaSquare Katarina, TalonSquare Talon, AhriSquare Ahri, AkaliSquare Akali, and YasuoSquare Yasuo.
    • However, if you manage to bait Kayle's Intervention Intervention, she is quite easy to kill with the aforementioned assassins.
  • KayleSquare Kayle's abilities are short-ranged, and her pushing power is limited to Righteous Fury Righteous Fury. As such, long range mages should easily zone KayleSquare Kayle out. Keep in note that KayleSquare Kayle has natural sustain using Divine Blessing Divine Blessing and can still use the ability to try and gap close someone using the ability's movement speed bonus.
  • Using a champion who is able to hard CC Kayle and then kill her is quite effective, as Kayle will be unable to cast Intervention Intervention before she is killed. Champions who can do this are MalzaharSquare Malzahar, SyndraSquare Syndra, and AnnieSquare Annie.
  • A Randuin's Omen item Randuin's Omen, Frozen Heart item Frozen Heart, or any other ability/spell that reduces attack speed is a good way to cut off some of KayleSquare Kayle's damage, especially if she bought a Runaan's Hurricane item Runaan's Hurricane. The more attack speed she has, the more effective will be the attack speed reduction.
    • Keep in mind that if Kayle is going AP, the armor will be ineffective against her. Only magic resistance, combined with HP and the attack speed reduction from the aforementioned items, is able to mitigate KayleSquare Kayle's damage.

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