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Skill usage

  •  Reckoning is powerful even at lower levels and  Kayle can utilize this advantageous ability to dominate her opponents in early game; caution should be taken in its use, however, as it is a mana-costly spell to use repeatedly.
  •  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's allows  Kayle to deal damage even when blinded or being dodged, as the magic damage on-hit is dealt regardless of if the attack damage on-hit is being negated.
  •  Righteous Fury's will damage turrets only if the splash damage is applied indirectly, such as when creep waves directly under a turret are attacked.
    •  Righteous Fury causes full damage to all other structures if they are attacked directly.
  • If  Righteous Fury's duration ends while  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. 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 instead of  Reckoning at level one may improve your ability to harass and stay in lane due to its lower mana cost and more continuous effect/duration.
  • Use  Intervention to rescue fleeing allies,  Divine Blessing to hasten them, and  Reckoning to slow their pursuers.
  •  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  Intervention an ally when they are nearly dead. If they are about to receive a large amount of burst damage (such as  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 will not grant invulnerability against the Nexus Obelisk.

Build usage

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Boots of Speed item Health Potion item4 Scrying Orb item
Essential Nashor's Tooth item Sorcerer's Shoes item Doran's Ring item
Offensive Hextech Gunblade item Guinsoo's Rageblade item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Wit's End item Zhonya's Hourglass item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Ring item Doran's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Stinger item
Offensive Guinsoo's Rageblade item Trinity Force item Hextech Gunblade item Nashor's Tooth item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Frozen Mallet item Wit's End item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Health Potion item2 Boots of Speed item Prospector's Blade item
Essential Zeal item Lord Van Damm's Pillager item Berserker's Greaves item
Offensive Phantom Dancer item Sanguine Blade item Last Whisper item
Defensive Dervish Blade item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Dagger item Health Potion item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Zeal item Lord Van Damm's Pillager item
Offensive Blade of the Ruined King item Phantom Dancer item Sanguine Blade item
Defensive Banshee's Veil item Dervish Blade item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

Countering

  • Remember that  Holy Fervor will shred your armor and magic resistance if left unchecked. Keep this in mind before attacking her.
    • The combination of  Reckoning,  Holy Fervor and very likely a Guinsoo's Rageblade will make  Kayle very potent at duels, stronger the longer the duel lasts.
    • If she starts to weaken she will likely use  Intervention to quickly turn to tides of the duel and kill you. Because of this avoid duels that last too long.
  •  Kayle has very fast and strong snowball skill, make sure to deny her kills as it will hasten her late-game supremacy.
  • 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 and  Righteous Fury. This build depends heavily on  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 depends 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 and any AS or AD steroid. Later on 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 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
  •  Kayle is especially hard to beat in the top lane, due to overly outranging almost all other champions here. The few ranged ones, like  Jayce, and the ones with long-ranged gap closers, such as  Jax or  Renekton, will have a much easier time against her.
  • Avoid dueling her late game as she will most likely have almost finished items. She excels at 1v1's due to her   Reckoning and   Intervention. This not only allows her deal incredible amounts of damage against you, but also completely negate any damage you can deal to her.
  • Be careful with  Kayle's  Reckoning and  Righteous Fury combo. Both of these spells can kite you if combined together.
  • Her ultimate,  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  Kayle's mobility.  Divine Blessing gives her movement speed and  Reckoning will slow you down, allowing her to outrun you.
  • With 2092 health at level 18  Kayle has a very high natural health, abilities and items that deal % of max health as damage are effective against  Kayle.
  • Try to force  Kayle to use her spells and then back off, due to her high mana costs in the early game. 
  •  Kayle is vulnerable early game, burst damage can easily kill her.
  •  Kayle can use  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 wears off. (2 / 2.5 / 3 seconds).
  • Because  Reckoning is her only nuke buying Banshee's Veil will significantly cripple her damage.

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