Kalista Wild Rift Build & Guide

Kalista Wild Rift

S Tier

Class: Marksman

Best Kalista Wild Rift build guide for Season 11 Patch 5.0 of WR. With our Kalista guide you will learn which items to build, runes to select, skill order, who counters Kalista, and how to use abilities properly.

Recommended Builds

Starting Item Long Sword
Boots Gluttonous Greaves Quicksilver Enchant
Core Items Blade of the Ruined King Runaan’s Hurricane Bloodthirster
Complete Build Blade of the Ruined King Runaan’s Hurricane Quicksilver Enchant Wit’s End Bloodthirster Mortal Reminder
Lethal Tempo
Legend: Alacrity
Giant Slayer
Bone Plating
Starting Item Long Sword
Boots Gluttonous Greaves Stasis Enchant
Core Items Blade of the Ruined King Runaan’s Hurricane Wit’s End
Complete Build Blade of the Ruined King Runaan’s Hurricane Stasis Enchant Wit’s End Immortal Shieldbow Bloodthirster
Lethal Tempo
Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace
Bone Plating

Kalista Wild Rift Build Recommendation

Here are Item Build Recommendations that works on this champion and which are the best build for Kalista Wild Rift in this patch.

The Spear of Vengeance

Blade of the Ruined King Runaan’s Hurricane Quicksilver Enchant Wit’s End Bloodthirster Mortal Reminder

This Kalista Wild Rift Build is her standard marksman build, designed to decimate enemies while being survivable in every situation. Kalista is equipped with many Attack Damage, Physical Vamp, and Critical Strike Damage, and she has a Quicksilver Enchant to help her escape when the enemy team stuns or knocks her down. It is also worth noting that Runaan’s Hurricane allows Kalista to attack multiple targets, spreading her stacks across three champions or targets providing additional damage to her kit.

The King's Spear

Blade of the Ruined King Runaan’s Hurricane Stasis Enchant Wit’s End Immortal Shieldbow Bloodthirster

This alternative Kalista Wild Rift Build provides more survivability with Physical Vamp items like the Bloodthirster, Immortal Shieldbow, Wit’s End, and the Blade of the Ruined King. The Stasis Enchant also helps by making her immune to all damage in a few seconds. It may not be long enough but it can help her escape on the brink of death. You’ll also notice that Runaan’s Hurricane is in this build, as it is an essential part of her builds.

Runes for Kalista in Wild Rift

For Kalista Wild Rift, Lethal Tempo is the best keystone across all rune builds. The attack speed it provides helps Kalista ramp up more Rend stacks quickly, adding more firepower to her kit. Legend: Alacrity is also great for adding more attack speed as you eliminate monsters, minions, and enemy champions. The Brutal rune provides more damage to her normal attacks, while Giant Slayer helps shred enemies that have high health, especially tanks. Bone Plating provides survivability at the start of the skirmish. Additionally, Triumph provides health when taking enemies down, while Coup de Grace helps Kalista execute fleeing enemy champions with low HP.


In our Kalista Wild Rift Guide, here are the best champion spells that you can equip on her.

Wild Rift Flash

Flash has been a must-have for all champions, as it provides great utility. It allows them to blink through any terrain or escape dangerous scenarios. It can also help Kalista set up a team fight with her ultimate ability, Fate’s Call.

Exhaust is great at escaping enemies or engaging in a fight, as it slows down targets and reduces their damage dealt by 35%.

Skill Order


Kalista in Wild Rift can start by taking her Q ability, Pierce first, as it is essential when poking enemies in the early stages of the game. Then, she can finally take her Rend Ability to take advantage of its stacks when dueling the enemy marksman. This E ability can help her secure minions or map objectives, such as the Dragon or Baron, so it is essential to max this ability first. Then, take her W ability, Sentinel, to help her scout nearby dangerous fog of war. Lastly, she can now take her ultimate ability, Fate’s Call, to have an advantage whenever a team fight happens. Additionally, you must prioritize leveling this ability up as much as possible, as it is an ultimate ability that provides good advantage to Kalista.


Infernal Chains

Enter a movement command while winding up Kalista’s basic attack or Pierce to lunge a short distance when she launches her attack.

Infernal Chains

Throw a fast-moving spear that passes through enemies it kills.

Infernal Chains

Gain bonus damage when Kalista and her Oathsworn strike the same target. Activate to send a soul to scout out the path, revealing the area in front of it. Activate to send a soul to scout out the path, revealing the area in front of it.

Infernal Chains

Attacks impale their targets with spears. Activate to rip the spears out, slowing and dealing escalating damage.

Infernal Chains

Kalista teleports the Oathsworn ally to herself. They gain the ability to dash toward a position, knocking enemy champions back.

Abilities Analysis

Passive | Martial Pose

Whenever Kalista inputs a movement after a normal attack, she will dash in the target direction. Moreover, Kalista begins the game with an exclusive Black Spear item. This item allows her to choose which teammate will have an Oathsworn Bond with her, typically her support champion in Dragon Lane.

The passive movement makes Kalista unique to other marksman champions, as she can be very agile. She can also hop through walls, making it essential to escape tricky situations. Additionally, it can provide Kalista with better positioning to gain an advantage over her enemies.

Kalista Martial Pose


Kalista throws a spear skill shot in a given direction, dealing damage to the enemy. If Kalista kills the target, it will pierce them through while also transferring the Rend stacks to the next target it hits. This ability is also beneficial when kiting enemies, as this skill shot has a huge range. Additionally, you can also easily execute enemies if you manage to pierce an enemy with a lot of Rend stacks, having a one-shot potential to her kit.

Kalista Pierce WR

| Sentinel

This scouting ability is also beneficial for Kalista, as it can check areas beyond the fog of war. It can initially warn her if an enemy is spotted, giving her more time to escape. Moreover, this passive also grants a bonus damage if Kalista and her Oathsworn champion attack the same target, making it beneficial when focusing on a single enemy champion.

Kalista Sentinel

E | Rend

This ability allows Kalista to have Rend stacks to the enemy, which builds up damage until she activates it. When activated, all stacks will be consumed and damage will be dealt with depending on the number of stacks. This skill is also beneficial for single targets, especially when taking game objectives like the Baron or Dragon. It can also be great at multi-targets if you build her Runaan’s Hurricane, as it synergizes well with this item.

Kalista Rend WR

Fate’s Call

This ultimate ability is great, especially in team fights, as it can knock up enemies in an area-of-effect (AoE) fashion. Combine this with your teammate’s huge damage-dealing ability, and you’ll wipe out the entire team in seconds. Kalista can also use it to help her Oathsworn escape in dire situations, like being caught by the enemy team.

Kalista Fate's Call WR

Kalista Early Game Guide

In the game’s early stages, you should prioritize farming minions and bullying the enemy marksman with her Pierce ability. This can help her get ahead by restricting the enemy to farm whenever they attempt to.

Additionally, Kalista can use her Rend ability to clear minions faster than her counterpart, making it more viable for her to bully them. With this strategy, she can transition to the late game with a sufficient lead against the enemy marksman.

Kalista Late Game Guide

In the game’s later stages, Kalista is great at scouting and initiating team fights with her ultimate ability. She can engage in a fight while also being able not to commit because she can kite gracefully with her Martial Pose passive.

However, Kalista will provide less assistance to her team when she gets behind in the late game. She can indeed deal huge damage with a full build, but she’s a squishy one and will provide no damage, especially when behind on her build. So, be careful not to get behind when using Kalista.


For our Kalista Wild Rift Guide, we highly recommend using Kalista with the following champions as they synergize well with her.

Alistar WR

Alistar is a great champion to pair with Kalista because of her ultimate ability, Fate’s Call. This ability synergizes well, as you can chain crowd-control the enemy, leaving them less chance to survive.

Thresh WR

Thresh is also a great champion for Kalista. This shadow isle champion can help her escape and engage in a fight with his Lantern and crowd-controlling abilities.

All Kalista Wild Rift Counter Champions

In this section, we’ll specifically show champions that can easily counter Kalista in Wild Rift.

Ashe WR

Ashe has the passive ability that poses a great threat to Kalista’s passive, as it slows the movement of the dash, nullifying any advantage Kalista has.

Draven WR

Draven is also one of Kalista’s threats as he outscales her damage throughout the game. She will be no match for him, especially if he also has a great support champion.


Pros & Cons About Kalista

Here are some pros and cons if you are playing with Kalista in Wild Rift.


  • Great single-target damage, which helps secure objectives
  • Lane Bully
  • Can save another teammate with her Fate’s Call
  • Very agile, great for kiting


  • Has low base HP, squishy
  • High skill ceiling
  • Very punishing, especially if you make a mistake with her passive
  • Mana intensive

FAQ's About Kalista in Wild Rift

How good is Kalista in Wild Rift?

Kalista in Wild Rift is an S-tier champion. It may not be for all players, but she is dangerous at the hands of a Kalista master. Kalista is great at taking objectives while also being agile and damaging enemies without being able to take a hit.

What role / lane should I play with Kalista in Wild Rift?

Kalista in Wild Rift is meant to be played in the Dragon lane with her support champion. Her abilities help her clear minions quickly, and she can skill-shot or harass to gain an advantage over the enemy marksman.

What are the best runes for Kalista in Wild Rift?

Lethal Tempo is Kalista’s best choice when it comes to Keystones. This keystone rune further increases her attack speed, allowing her to stack more Rend stacks as much as possible. Additionally, she can kite or dash more rapidly as long as she’s attacking an enemy champion.

What is the best build for Kalista in Wild Rift?

According to our Kalista Wild Rift Guide, it is best to equip her with Blade of the Ruined King, Runaan’s Hurricane, Wit’s End, and Mortal Reminder. This build is great for providing attack damage, physical vamp, critical strike damage, and the ability to attack multiple targets.

When is the release date of Kalista in Wild Rift?

Kalista is expected to arrive in Wild Rift on April 11th, 2024.