AP Kayle Build

AP Kayle build with runes and items. AP Kayle guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Kayle build in League of Legends Patch 14.12!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Kayle and build AP.
Unleash the divine wrath of AP Kayle to one shot your enemies!
Kayle ARAM modifiers
DMG done -5%
DMG taken +10%

TLDR

Starting items
Lost Chapter should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Kayle ability Radiant Blast should be leveled first.
Q
Kayle ability Starfire Spellblade should be leveled second.
E
Kayle ability Celestial Blessing should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Lich Bane should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Luden's Companion should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Kayle Runes

Domination
Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play poke oriented Mage.
  2. You rush Luden's Companion.
  3. You build AP items, going full damage.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Kayle build, your default rush is Luden's Companion. In cases, when an enemy team is full of tanks and HP stackers, go Liandry's Torment.
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.
  4. This build is all about building AP and doing combo to burst and one shot enemies, not auto attacking per se.
  5. You combo is going to be Q + auto + E + auto.
  6. Another good rune for this build is First Strike.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. Do not wait for 'special moment' to use Divine Judgement (Kayle's Ultimate) on someone. Someone is still high HP, but getting focused? Use it!
Riot
  1. Using Divine Judgment on a high-DPS ally can turn the tides of battle by giving your ally free reign to attack.
  2. Kayle's attacks become incredibly powerful once she gains attack range from Divine Ascent. Play safe until then.
  3. Kayle benefits greatly from Attack Damage and Ability Power, making hybrid items like Nashor's Tooth and Hextech Gunblade very effective on her.

Skill Order

  • Kayle [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Radiant Blast
  • Kayle [object Object] ability.
    W
    Celestial Blessing
  • Kayle [object Object] ability.
    E
    Starfire Spellblade
  • Kayle [object Object] ability.
    R
    Divine Judgment

Items

Starting items
Lost Chapter item.
Rush this
Luden's Companion item.
Rush this vs. tanks
Liandry's Torment item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
For mana problems
Rod of Ages item.
Tear of the Goddess item.
Seraph's Embrace item.
Good items
Shadowflame item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Nashor's Tooth item.
Lich Bane item.
Horizon Focus item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Situational items
Morellonomicon item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter high HP
Liandry's Torment item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Lich Bane item.
Void Staff item.
Luden's Companion item.
Shadowflame item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.