Kayle

The Judicator

Kayle INFO

  • Kayle was released on 21 February 2009 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 450 IP or 260 RP.
  • Kayle, along with Poppy, are the only champions for 450 that do not have the recommended attribute tag.
  • Kayle is the first and so far only champion capable of giving full invulnerability to damage. With the exception to the Nexus Obelisk, which is unaffected by any forms of invulnerability.
  • With the exception to the Nexus Obelisk, which is unaffected by any forms of invulnerability.
  • Along with Thresh, Azir and Vel'Koz, they are the only champions that uses ranged attacks without projectiles. She however remains the only champion that doesn't actually hit her target with anything while attacking it.
  • She however remains the only champion that doesn't actually hit her target with anything while attacking it.
  • Kayle is the first champion that had their dance changed after initial release. The next was Veigar.
  • Kayle's dance references from Will Smith's series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The reference can be seen here.
  • Kayle was originally called Judicator during the alpha period.
  • Kayle is the first champion to have their abilities reworked 3 times since her release.
  • Kayle is the first champion to utilize their Chinese artwork in the NA, EUW and EUNE servers (zoomed in).
  • Before the retcon, as stated several times in The Journal of Justice and some League Judgements, Kayle works as an investigator, match moderator and bodyguard for the League. She often has had to intervene to save summoners and other champions from events gone wrong.
  • She often has had to intervene to save summoners and other champions from events gone wrong.
  • For a time Kayle's attribute list incorrectly said she was a tank.
  • Kayle's name may possibly come from the Latin word, "Caelum" (Pronounced "Kayle-uum"). The word means sky or heaven, referring to her angelic nature. Kayle is also a variant of the Hebrew name, Kelila, meaning "crown of laurel".
  • Kayle is also a variant of the Hebrew name, Kelila, meaning "crown of laurel".

Kayle Skins

Kayle Pros

  • One of the best solo lanes in the game with great control, damage and wave clear.
  • Can dive towers easily if you know your damage output.
  • Ranged harass and farming is very easy.
  • Decent Wave-clear.
  • Invunerability Ultimate, can turn around a whole teamfight if used correctly.
  • Scales very well into late game.
  • Easy to learn.

Kayle Cons

  • After her ultimate, she can be focused and is very squishy.
  • Attack Speed dependant, you can build burst only though.
  • Somewhat farm reliant, she won't snowball well if you don't farm/kill enough.

Kayle Counter Tips

  • A target that's ulted by Kayle can still be CC'd, so you can still trap them until the Intervention duration wears off.
  • Kayle has to naturally push the lane using her Righteous Fury, so a good jungle camp will shut down a Kayle in lane easily.
  • Watch which build she decides to use be it AD/AP/Hybrid and build accordingly.
  • Start damaging another high priority target to bait her ult - if she ults them, you can quickly switch to her and kill her.

Kayle DEV INFO

  • Kayle's story, along with her sister, Morgana, closely resembles the story of Michael and Lucifer in the Christian epic poem Paradise Lost.
  • Kayle is voiced by Lisa Lindsley, who also voices Soraka.

Kayle IS STRONG AGAINST

ZedDariusZedFizzYasuoOlafSinged

Kayle IS WEAK AGAINST

PantheonAnnieAniviaXin ZhaoZiggsGragasOrianna

Kayle IS GOOD WITH

EzrealKarthusKatarinaTryndamereZedNasusVayne

Kayle IS EVEN WITH

VayneLuxMorganaDianaRivenIreliaMalzahar

KAYLE STORY

In a world far away where an ancient war still rages, Kayle was a great hero – the strongest of an immortal race committed to destroying evil wherever it could be found. For ten thousand years, Kayle fought tirelessly for her people, wielding her flaming sword forged before time itself. She shielded her delicate features beneath her enchanted armor, the sole remaining masterpiece of an extinct race of craftsmen. Though a beautiful, striking creature, Kayle, now as then, avoids showing her face; war has taken a terrible toll upon her spirit. In her quest for victory, she sometimes would try to lift the wicked up from their morass of evil, but more than often she instead purged those she herself deemed beyond redemption. To Kayle, justice can so often be an ugly thing.

Ten years ago, Kayle’s war against evil was nearly won… until her rebellious sister Morgana, a pariah amongst their people, suddenly gained powerful new allies: magicians of a hitherto unknown world called Runeterra. Morgana traded servitude to a number of the summoners in Runeterra’s League of Legends for powerful new abilities that, if mastered, threatened to bring Kayle and her people to their knees. To save her world, Kayle had no choice but to make a pact with the League herself. She approached the leader of the League, High Counselor Reginald Ashram, with a deal of her own. In exchange for a thousand years of Kayle’s service, Ashram halted all League interference on Kayle’s world. With Ashram’s disappearance five years ago, Kayle has new causes on Valoran: find out who or what caused Ashram to disappear, defeat her sister Morgana upon the Fields of Justice, and bring her own brand of justice to the League of Legends.

“In the League of Legends, Justice comes on swift wings.”

Kayle Abilities

Holy Fervor

When Kayle attacks a champion, the target loses 3% Armor and Magic Resistance for 5 seconds. This effect stacks up to 5 times.

Reckoning

Blasts an enemy unit with angelic force, dealing damage, slowing Movement Speed, and applying Holy Fervor.

Divine Blessing

Blesses a target friendly champion, granting them increased Movement Speed and healing them.

Righteous Fury

Passive: Grants Kayle on Hit magic Damage. Activate: Ignite Kayle's sword with a holy flame, granting Kayle a ranged splash attack and bonus magic damage.

Intervention

Shields Kayle or an ally for a short time, causing them to be immune to damage.