Kalista Wild Rift Build Guide (Patch 5.1) Items, Runes, and Combos

Choosing the correct build is really important in the game. This article will show you the best Kalista Build Guide Wild Rift. Which items & runes are the best for Kalista here.

Learn more about the Wild Rift Kalista build guide, including items, runes, best combos, skill order, ability details, and the optimal build.

Kalista Wild Rift

Wild Rift Kalista Guides - zilliongamer

Kalista Stats

Kalista is a new marksman champion. She's known for her unique mechanics and strengths, which make her particularly effective in certain situations. She has high mobility thanks to her passive, and she excels at kiting enemies due to her passive and her ability to constantly reposition during fights.

Kalista Best Build

Starting Item & Boots

Long Sword | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerLong SwordBerserker's Greaves | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerBerserker's GreavesQuicksilver Sash | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerQuicksilver Sash

Core Items

Blade of the ruined king | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerBlade of the Ruined KingRunaan's Hurricane | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerRunaan's HurricaneTerminus | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerTerminus

Full Items

Blade of the ruined king | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerBlade of the Ruined KingRunaan's Hurricane | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerRunaan's HurricaneTerminus | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerTerminus
Bloodthirster | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerBloodthirsterGuardian Angel | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerGuardian AngelQuicksilver Sash | Wild Rift Items - zilliongamerBerserker's Quicksilver
  • Blade of the Ruined King: Blade of the Ruined King is a very good first item for Kalista, enhancing her attack speed, attack damage, vampirism, and applying a slow to her enemy.
  • Runaan's Hurricane: Runaan's Hurricane is a strong item for Kalista, provides her with improved wave clear and Kalista's primary damage ability is Rend (third ability), which allows her to deal additional damage based on the number of spears she has lodged in an enemy.
  • Terminus: Terminus helps increases more physical damage, attack speed, magic pen, and armor pen, which is very good for Kalista.
  • Bloodthirster: The Bloodthirster provides a significant amount of lifesteal and grants a substantial amount of attack damage, increasing the damage output of Kalista's basic attacks and abilities.
  • Guardian Angle: It helps increase armor and attack damage, and Guardian Angel also provides Kalista with a second chance at life by reviving her upon death.
  • Quicksilver or Stasis Enchant.

Situational Changes

Kalista Item Situational Changes in Wild Rift - zilliongamer

Kalista Best Runes & Summoner Spells

Wild Rift Kalista Best Runes - zilliongamer

The Best runes build for Kalista in Wild Rift are: Lethal Tempo, Triumph, Coup De Grave, Legend: Alacrity, and Sudden Impact.

  • Lethal Tempo: Attack faster with each consecutive attack.
  • Triumph: Champion takedowns restore lost resources.
  • Coup De Grave: Increases damage dealt to enemy champions with low Health.
  • Legend: Alacrity: Gains Attack Speed.
  • Sudden Impact: Gains Armor and Magic Pen after dashing or after exiting invisibility/stealth.

Kalista Skill Detail

The Spear of Vengeance (Passive)

When Kalista winds up her attacks, moving the left joystick will cause her to dash for a short distance in that direction after she throws her spear. When the game starts, she can choose an ally to become her Oathsown.

Kalista cannot charge her Oathsworn. Once Kalista launches her attacks, they cannot be canceled. Her dash speed and distance scale with boot tier.

Pierce (First Skill)

  • Physical Skill
  • 8s Cooldown

Hurls a spear, dealing 130 physical damage (60 + 105%) to the first target hit. If this kills the target, the spear continues onward, carrying the target's Rend stacks to the next enemy hit. After casting this ability, Kalista can dash using Martial Poise.

Sentinel (Second Skill)

  • Magic Skill
  • 20s Cooldown

Passive: When the distance between Kalista and her Oathsworn is less than 8, and both hit the same target within 4s using attacks or Pierce, Kalista deals 14% of the target's max Health as bonus magic damage. This effect has a 10s cooldown per target. 

Active: Sends a Soul Sentinel to patrol an area. Upon spotting an enemy champion, the Sentinel follows them for 4s, revealing them for 4s. Sentinels disappear after patrolling 3 laps.

Charge: Kalista gains a charge every 45s, storing up to 2 charges. This ability's passive deals at least 75 damage against minions and executes them if their health is below 125.

Rend (Third Skill)

  • Physical & Slow Skill
  • 10s Cooldown

Passive: On hit, Kalista's spears linger in their target for 4 seconds, applying a stacking Rend.

Active: Kalista rips the spears from nearby enemies, dealing 77 physical damage (30 + 70) plus 30 physical damage (10 + 30) per spear after the first. Slows enemies hit by 15% for 2 seconds.

If this ability kills at least one target, its cooldown is refreshed, and it refunds 12 Mana. Deals 50% damage to epic monsters.

Fate's Call (Ultimate)

  • Mobility & Control
  • 80s Cooldown

Kalista puts her Oathsworn into stasis and draws them to herself for up to 4 seconds. The Oathsworn can launch themselves in a direction, knocking nearby enemies airborne for 1 second upon hitting the first enemy champion. The Oathsworn then ricochets for a distance based on their max attack range.

Wild Rift Kalista Skill Order

Kalista Skills Order in Wild Rift - zilliongamer

Wild Rift Kalista Best Combos

Easy Combos

1. Auto attack twice, then use her first ability, Pierce, followed by another auto attack, and finish with her third ability, Rend.

2. Pierce (first ability) > Auto Attack > then finish with her third ability, Rend.

Medium Combos

1. Auto Attack x5 > then use her first ability, Pierce, and finish with her third ability, Rend. (You can use this combo to attack enemies over certain walls in the game)

Hard Combos

  1. Use auto attacks to stack up on a target such as minions or monsters, then use your first ability, Pierce. Make sure you line up with the next target you want, then you can finish with your third ability, Rend.

Kalista Soul Fighter Skin


Kalista, the new marksman champion released on April 11, she excels at kiting enemies due to her passive and her ability to constantly reposition during fights.

Kalista's kit, particularly with items like Runaan's Hurricane, allows her to deal damage to multiple targets simultaneously, making her valuable in team fights.