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[2.4] KAI'SA GUIDE

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Patch 2.4
August 08, 2021 10:08
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KAI'SA GUIDE

Kai'Sa is one of the most performing ADC in this patch and more generally, since she was released. Her ability to easily manage tanky compositions gives her a really optimal spot in this meta. Let's see how she works and how we can build her.

Kai'sa Build

Best Build Guide for Kai'sa

starting item
Long Sword
Q evolved
Executioner's Calling
B.F. Sword
Long Sword
Q evolved V2
B.F. Sword
Vampiric Scepter
Long Sword
full build example
Blade of the Ruined King
Quicksilver Enchant
Mortal Reminder
Infinity Edge
Runaan's Hurricane
Guardian Angel
situational items
Mortal Reminder
Bloodthirster
Death's Dance
Maw of Malmortius

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Even with the nerf on the AD stat on the Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King , that item is still a really good choice on Kai'saKai'sa as first item. You can evolve in an easier way (considering the stat change) your SuperchargeSupercharge to better position yourself in teamfight, or for example, to prepare an ambush without being seen.

That's why you see just the Recurve BowRecurve Bow instead of full Runaan's HurricaneRunaan's Hurricane . You no longer need to close that item to evolve SuperchargeSupercharge .

Considered that, to evolve Icathian RainIcathian Rain before this patch you needed Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King and B.F. SwordB.F. Sword , now you need to close Infinity EdgeInfinity Edge in order to enhance your Icathian RainIcathian Rain .

You can build Kai'saKai'sa in two ways: full AD or hybrid. Personally I suggest the full AD one most of the times because it really gives lot of damage on Icathian RainIcathian Rain and autoattacks, instead, you can play the hybrid version with Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap to evolve all of your skills. You can ask "why no Nashor's ToothNashor's Tooth ?" Because that item doesn't give enough AP to Kai'saKai'sa to evolve Void SeekerVoid Seeker , and instead, putting them both would be both a waste and a risk. Better put a Guardian AngelGuardian Angel instead of Nashor's ToothNashor's Tooth .

As situational item I personally suggest Mortal ReminderMortal Reminder because it further enhances Kai'saKai'sa 's identity as an anti-tank marksman.

Kai'sa Runes

Best Runes for Kai'sa

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Triumph
Triumph
Resolve
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

These are the runes I personally use on Kai'sa. ConquerorConqueror right now is the best choice as main rune on her, missing Hail of Blades from League of Legends. TriumphTriumph can give you extra gold as well bonus damage to low health targets and healing you back when you kill them. Bone PlatingBone Plating is a must have because it helps a lot on short trades, Sweet ToothSweet Tooth gives enhanced healing and bonus gold when you or your ally take the honeyfruit.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Second Skin
Second Skin - Passive
Icathian Rain
Icathian Rain
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Void Seeker
Void Seeker
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Supercharge
Supercharge
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Absolutely necessary.
Barrier
In general, Barrier gives more protection than Heal from spells like Ignite.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Icathian Rain
1st
Auto Attack
AA
Auto Attack
AA
Auto Attack
AA
Void Seeker
2nd

This is one of the earliest combo you can do with Kai'saKai'sa , around level 2. You can go directly on the opponent with Icathian RainIcathian Rain , hit enemies 3 times and successively hit with Void SeekerVoid Seeker to instantly active Second SkinSecond Skin and inflict massive damage on enemy target.

Void Seeker
2nd
Killer Instinct
Ult
Icathian Rain
1st
Auto Attack
AA

This is a good combo to close a gap with an opponent. Use Void SeekerVoid Seeker to poke someone to activate Second SkinSecond Skin and have the possibility to use Killer InstinctKiller Instinct on that target. Be sure to use Killer InstinctKiller Instinct when enemy CCs abilities are on cooldown, if you don't want to get stuck and killed in enemy backline. When you ult, you can do massive damage or directly terminate your target with Icathian RainIcathian Rain and autoattacks.

Kai'sa Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Ezreal
Easy
Ezreal
Xayah
Medium
Xayah
Seraphine
Hard
Seraphine
Jinx
Skill
Jinx

Despite his buff, playing EzrealEzreal against Kai'saKai'sa it's quite risky. The winning conditions of Ezreal against her are just 2: or Ezreal gets fed really early and snowballs, or the match ends before Kai'saKai'sa gets her powerspikes. Otherwise, Kai'sa will win, having a more powerful late game.

Kai'sa

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