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General Information
TitleThe Righteous
Release DateFebruary 21, 2009
Cost450 BE 260 RP

670 (+ 92)

5 (+ 0.5)

330 (+ 50)

8 (+ 0.8)


50 (+ 2.5)

0.625 (+ 1.5%)


26 (+ 4.2)

22 (+ 1.3)
Developer Info
DDragon KeyKayle
Integer Key10
External Links
Game Info Wikileagueoflegends.fandom.com

Kayle is a champion in League of Legends.


For outdated and now non-canon lore entries, click here.
  • Biography
  • Story #1
  • Story #2

Born to a Targonian Aspect at the height of the Rune Wars, Kayle honored her mother’s legacy by fighting for justice on wings of divine flame. She and her twin sister MorganaSquare.pngMorgana were the protectors of Demacia for many years—until Kayle became disillusioned with the repeated failings of mortals, and abandoned this realm altogether. Still, legends are told of her punishing the unjust with her fiery swords, and many hope that she will one day return…

As the Rune Wars raged, Mount Targon stood as a beacon against the oncoming darkness—Kayle and her twin sister Morgana were born beneath that light. Their parents, Mihira and Kilam, began the perilous climb in search of the power to save their tribe from destruction.

Even when Mihira learned she was with child, she pushed onward. At the mountain’s summit, she was chosen as a divine vessel for the Aspect of Justice, wielding a sword that blazed with a fire brighter than the sun.

Not long after, the twins were born. Kayle, the elder by a breath, was as bright as Morgana was dark.

But Mihira had become a fearsome warrior, far greater than any mortal. Kilam began to fear her new divinity, and the sorcerous enemies that were drawn to her light. He resolved to take the girls out of harm’s way, journeying across the Conquerer’s Sea to a settlement where the land itself was said to offer protection against magic.

In their new homeland, Kilam raised the twins, their temperaments growing more different with each passing day. Kayle was precocious, often arguing with the settlement’s leaders about their rules—she had no real memory of her mother’s powers, but knew the laws were meant to keep them all safe. Her father rarely spoke of such things, but Kayle was certain Mihira had saved them by ending the Rune Wars on some distant battlefield.

When the twins were teenagers, a streak of flame split the sky. A sword smoldering with celestial fire struck the ground between Kayle and her sister, breaking in two—Kilam was distraught when he recognized the blade as Mihira’s.

Kayle eagerly snatched up one half of the weapon, feathered wings springing forth from her shoulders, and Morgana cautiously followed her example. In that moment, Kayle felt more connected to her mother than ever, certain that this was a sign she was alive and wanted her daughters to follow the same path as her.

The people of the settlement believed the girls had been blessed by the stars, destined to protect the fledgling nation of Demacia from outsiders. These winged protectors became symbols of light and truth, and were revered by all. Kayle fought in many battles, flying at the head of the growing militia and imbuing the weapons of the worthy with her own sanctified fire… but in time, her pursuit of justice began to consume her. Seeing threats within and without, she founded a judicator order to enforce the law, and hunted down rebels and reavers with equal fervor.

But there was one person she softened her judgment toward. To the dismay of her followers, Kayle allowed Morgana to rehabilitate wrongdoers who appeared humble enough to admit their guilt. Kayle’s protege, Ronas, was the most disapproving of all—he swore to do what Kayle would not, and attempted to imprison Morgana.

Kayle returned to find the people rioting, and Ronas dead. Consumed by rage, she looked down upon the city, and summoned her divine fire to cleanse the city of its sins.

Morgana flew up to meet her, raising her blade. If Kayle was to purge the darkness she saw in mortal hearts, she would have to start with her own sister. The two battled across the heavens, each matching the other’s terrible blows and striking the buildings beneath them to rubble.

Abruptly, the fight was halted by their father’s anguished cry.

Kayle watched Kilam die in her sister’s arms, a senseless victim of the violence that had overtaken the city that day. Then she held the two halves of their mother’s sword in her hands, and vowed she would never again let mortal emotions rule her. As she leapt back into the sky, soaring high above the clouds, she felt she could almost see Mount Targon beyond the horizon, its formidable peak bathed red by the setting sun.

There she would seek perfect, celestial clarity. There she would stand at her mother’s side, and fulfill her legacy to the Aspect of Justice.

Though she has been absent from Demacia for many centuries, Kayle’s legend has inspired much of the kingdom’s culture and law. Grand statues and icons of the Winged Protector give strength to the heart of every warrior who marches to illuminate the night, and banish all shadows from their land.

In times of strife and chaos, there are many who cling to the hope that Kayle might eventually return… and others who pray that such a day will never come.

"No human is perfect. But I am not human."

- KayleSquare.pngKayle


Abris’ stomach tightened into knots as he waited on the steps of a shining temple. Standing watch before the temple doors was a statue of the KayleSquare.pngProtector. The setting sun silhouetted its face, casting a radiant aura around its bowed head. It was carved in white stone that sparkled with flecks of gold. Great wings framed its shoulders as it held two swords against its chest. The statue’s helmeted expression was blank, austere, more perfect than any human. Hundreds of candles covered the plinth at its feet.

Abris leaned his sword and shield against the base of the sculpture. They were as pristine and unmarred as the stone swords above him. He was told that the Protector blessed virtuous soldiers of Demacia, and felt a strange comfort at its presence.

An elderly woman cloaked in white exited the door of the temple.

“Please, do you have a moment?” Abris called out to her.

She made her way, slowly, over to him.

“The Illuminators always stop for those in need. Tell me, what do you seek here?” Her face crinkled as she spoke, but her eyes were kind.

“I… I leave for battle tomorrow,” said Abris. He opened and closed his fists, nervous. “My sword arm is strong, and I am proud to defend Demacia's honor. But I wonder—how can I claim to be any better than the barbarians invading our lands if I slaughter them just the same? What good are our white walls and resplendent banners, if below them we spill their blood as they would ours?”

“Ah,” the Illuminator said. “Yes. Killing is not to be taken lightly, even as a soldier. Let me tell you a story.” She gazed up at the statue. “Will you light a candle for her as I speak?”

Abris knelt and took a flame from one of the votive candles at the statue’s feet, using it to light another.

The Illuminator’s voice cracked with age as she began the story, and Abris was reminded of his late grandmother, who’d often told him myths and histories of their people. He never knew which stories were true and which she had conjured from her fanciful mind.

“Long ago, in a land now lost to time and crumbling decay, a cruel king led his people into poverty. During a time of great famine, the king gathered everyone from across the realm into his castle courtyard. There, he declared he would cast aside the old laws in order to end their time of scarcity, as was his right. He took their gilded lawbook and cast it to the floor, naming himself the law. Whatever rules or decrees he spoke would become law, no matter what.

“Under guise of protecting the people, he announced his first decree. Since there were too many mouths to feed, the king said, the elderly had no right to food. They were to be killed, and there was no other way.

“The starving citizens had no strength left to fight this injustice, and the king’s guard forced the elderly folk to line up for slaughter.

“The first in line was a man with silver hair who stumbled as he stepped forward. He pleaded with the king. ‘I am a baker! Let me make bread for you and the people,’ he cried. ‘Spare my life!’

“But the king responded, ‘Can you be young again? Can you knead muscle back into your broken and sorry limbs? No? Well then, there is no redemption for you.’ And he motioned to his executioner, who raised his blade, and the baker’s head rolled to the floor.

“How deplorable!” said Abris, interrupting the Illuminator. “Did no one resist the king’s new laws?”

The Illuminator smiled. “Thankfully, there was one who stood against this grave injustice.”

“Our immortal Protector had not been seen in this land for centuries. But perhaps extreme injustice sends ripples that echo far beyond the realms unknown. In any case, at this moment she appeared. The heavens opened with blinding light, as if the stars themselves had focused all their beams in one place. The Protector emerged, wondrous and terrifying in her majesty. She confronted the cruel king, who stood still as stone at her sight.

“‘No king stands above the statutes of the law.’ she declared. ‘Speak thy name and prepare for judgment!’

“‘I am not merely above the law, winged beast, I am the law.’ With a nod, he motioned for his guards to advance. They did so in unison, raising their spears to the sky as one. ‘Because of me, my people have purpose. My people know their place. And my people thank me for it.’

“‘The law is justice given form; it is true and fair judgment writ in ink. It cannot be undone,’ said the Protector.

“She drew her swords, which blazed with holy fire, filling the air with the scent of truth and punishment. Her wings unfolded, which fanned the flames with great strokes, and soon they too were aflame. It was a fearsome sight to see.

“‘You say you lead your people. Be now the first to be judged by my blades,’ the Protector said.

“The cruel king looked upon the Protector’s blazing swords, and her wings of fire. But most fearful of all was the burning in her eyes, gleaming and grave with uncompromising wrath. He felt like he was staring at the sun, beautiful and terrible in her glory, and the King wept in fear. He appealed to the Protector’s mercy and fell to his knees, pleading at her feet.

“‘I can change,’ the king begged. ‘I see now the error of my ways. I was selfish and corrupt and did not deserve my crown. Let me live and I shall follow the rule of law.’

“The Protector watched him with a steely gaze. When he had finished speaking, she drew breath. It is said that her voice in this moment echoed as if the very gods were speaking through her.

“‘Can you undo your deeds of injustice, King?’ asked the Protector. ‘Can you unspeak your lies and unmake your false laws against fair and righteous judgment? No? Then there will be no redemption for you.’

“In one quick motion, the Protector thrust her burning blade through the king’s heart, and he cried out as she impaled him on the gilded lawbook he had cast to the floor.

“The lawbook burst into flame which burned with the terrible heat of the heavens. This was a holy fire—one that would scorch the evil sinners from the land and cleanse the just, leaving them unscathed.

“The cruel king screamed as the Protector’s fire burned his guards and councilmen, his executioner and his servants. The fire did not stop as it spread throughout the land, fueled by the lies of the false king and his wicked followers. The survivors forever remembered this day of glory, for in the ashes of their society they were given a chance to rebuild in justice and honor.

“And, if the land ever returned to unlawful chaos, they were certain the Protector would descend from the heavens once more.”

The Illuminator smiled down at Abris.

“We must all act with virtue and honor,” she said, “from kings to bakers, servants to soldiers. For no one is above the law, and no one is above justice. The raiders who attack and invade our southern borders are lawless and malevolent. With every breath, as they march forward, they threaten the safety of our land. Your role as a shield for Demacia is a great honor, and a just endeavor. And the Protector looks kindly upon those with justice in their hearts.”

“Aye,” said Abris. He looked to his sword, unblemished by acts of war. He vowed that from his first strike to his last, each would be in the name of justice.

“If ever you feel uncertain, soldier, think on how the Protector would act. If you act with integrity and truth, as the Protector would, surely she will guide your blade. Even if you must wet it with blood.”

The Illuminator bowed and returned to her temple.

Abris watched as the candle he had lit flickered in the dark. He stood up to walk back to his camp for the night. As he turned to look toward the statue one last time, he thought he saw the shine of another flame, deep within the stone helmet of the Protector.

An epic poem long lost in the Crownguard Family library, High Silvermere

I - Overture

An age of runes, a time of war.
The fury of the mages unleashed.
Cities aflame, continents sundered.
Runeterra undone, its seams unraveling.
Targon’s impossible peak did tremble.
Celestial eyes saw their doom,
and wept for what had become of Mortals.
Every soul cried out for Justice,

every heart a contest of arms.

II - The Coming of the Twins

Born beneath the vault of stars,
one in Light, one in Shadow.
Kayle and Morgana,
Sisters by Fate, joined hand in hand.
To Demacia’s fair lands they came,
A land untouched, a kingdom yet to be.
Though magic raged across the world,
it broke upon her wooded shores.

A Haven amid the Raging Storm.

III - Lessons Unheeded

The world endured, and darkness lifted,
but mortal hearts are slow to mend.
And truths won in blood and grief,
were lost as bitterness and greed returned.
Law and Justice went unheeded.
For it is the doom of mortals to forget,
the wounds of war, the scars of hate.
An abyss of Night yawned anew.

Until the world was bathed in Light.

IV - The Winged Protectors

A Sword of Flame birthed in lightning’s heart,
Fell from the stars, its twin halves alight.
Kayle took up her Blade of Justice
And Righteous Fire burned in her eyes.
Their mother’s sword? Passed on in death?
Morgana’s heart was broken to grasp her blade.
A veil of grief drew about her.
And power wrought their flesh anew,

in ways both wondrous and terrible.

V - Kayle, Bringer of Justice

Wings of gold and wings of jet,
sprang forth and lifted them high.
The Winged Protectors arose,
Defenders of the Realm, beloved Guardians.
Kayle’s golden light saw all.
She knew what lurked in evil hearts,
and purged wicked deeds by fire.
None were spared her wrathful blade.

Judge. Jury. Executioner.

VI - Morgana, Sword of Shadow

As the brightest light casts the deepest shadow,
One defines the other and brings balance.
Morgana too fought for Demacia’s cause,
driving enemies back in terror.
But Morgana saw the bitter harvest to come,
For all seeds sown in darkness reap evil crops.
Mercy. Absolution. Atonement.
By such waters might goodness grow,

And end the cycle of war and death.

VII - The Battle of Zeffira

Toward the city of grand Zeffira,
an army of hate descended.
The Winged Protectors flew to the people’s aid.
Kayle fell upon the screaming host,
her blade of fire wet with blood.
But Morgana saw what Kayle had not.
A secret force within the city!
Zeffira’s people cried out for succor,

and Morgana swooped down in answer.

VIII - What Cannot be Undone

Kayle slew her foes in purest wrath.
Her body torn and bloody, she cried aloud,
“Sister fair, I am sore beset!”
Morgana heeded not her cries,
her powers bent to shield those within.
Zeffira endured, but much was lost,
One sister’s love, one sister’s hope.
Each saw through a glass, darkly;

a failing in the other, a fatal flaw.

IX - The Judgement of Silvermere

Trust, once broken, only slowly heals.
Yet not for Kayle and Morgana.
Warriors flocked to Kayle’s righteous banner.
Justice bled bright over all the land
On Silvermere’s Peak, a sinner knelt,
his neck bared to blood red blade.
He craved absolution, begged forgiveness.
Kayle had none to give, a killing blow she smote.

But the executioner’s edge never struck.

X - The Plea

A black shield of night stayed its edge.
Morgana begged her sister to relent:
“Do we forsake all hope of redemption?
Are all who err damned to die?”
Her pity touched Kayle’s heart with love.
Though her warriors clamored for death,
Her love for Morgana drowned their calls.
Thus Kayle let Mercy stay her hand.

And that would be Love’s undoing.

XI - The Fall

Accord was struck, a penitent’s pact.
Reprieve for souls whose hearts could mend.
Kayle’s disciples, zeal undimmed,
planned Morgana’s death, called her Fallen.
They came with chains and frightful passion,
Morgana answered with chains of her own,
black and deadly, they struck him down.
Kayle felt his death, wailed in despair.

And took to the skies, blade unsheathed.

XII - The Righteous and the Fallen

Kayle and Morgana.
Sisters no longer, enemies eternal.
On wings of gold and jet, they fought.
Their mother’s blades clashed in fury,
clouds aflame with Fire and Ruin.
Demacia’s skies wept crimson rain.
Together they fell, light and dark entwined.
Till Morgana threw her blade aside and cried:

“Let Justice be done, not Vengeance wrought!”

XIII - The Twins Divided

In Morgana’s face, Kayle saw herself reflected;
Celestial glory marred by mortal passion.
She cried with loss and spread her wings,
to Targon’s light and realms beyond.
Morgana knelt in battle’s sorrow,
her wings a curse, a reminder of pain.
No blade could cut, no fire burn.
With chains, she bound black feathers tight.

And vanished through the mists of time.

XIV - Coda

Of Morgana, only myth remains.
Veiled secrets and hidden shadows.
Yet the legacy of Kayle burns bright,
in all our hearts and minds.
The wind whispers of her return.
When Targon’s beacon shines anew,
and night falls on the world,
look to the south on that day.

And pray for all Demacia.


Divine Ascent.png Divine Ascent [Passive]

Innate: Kayle's attacks rank up as she gains levels and spends skill points.
  • Level 1 - Zealous: Basic attacks increase Attack Speed by 6% (+1% per 100) for 3 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. At max stacks Kayle becomes Exalted, gaining 8% bonus Movement Speed while Exalted.
  • Level 6 - Arisen: Attack range is increased to 625.
  • Level 11 - Aflame: Exalted attacks launch fire waves that deal magic damage.
  • Level 16 - Transcendent: Become permanently Exalted and gain an additional 100 bonus range, for a total of 625 attack range on basic attacks.

Fire waves apply spell effects and can Critically Strike. Their damage is based on Starfire Spellblade.png Starfire Spellblade's spell rank

Magic Damage: 15 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 (+25%) (+10% bonus)
Radiant Blast.png Radiant Blast [Q]
Cost: 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 Mana Cooldown: 12 / 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 Range: 900

Active: Kayle summons a celestial sword that stops on the first enemy hit.

After 0.5 seconds (0.25 second cast delay and 0.25 second cast time), the sword deals magic damage to the target and enemies behind it, slows for 2 seconds, and shreds the target's Armor and Magic Resistance by 15% for 4 seconds.

Magic Damage: 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+50%) (+60% bonus)
Slow: 26 / 32 / 38 / 44 / 50%
Celestial Blessing.png Celestial Blessing [W]
Cost: 90 / 100 / 110 / 120 / 130 Mana Cooldown: 15 seconds Range: 900

Active: Kayle and the target allied champion are healed and gain Movement Speed for 2 seconds.

If cast without a target, Celestial Blessing will heal the most wounded ally in range.

Heal: 50 / 76.25 / 102.5 / 128.75 / 155 (+25%)
Movement Speed: 24 / 28 / 32 / 36 / 40% (+8% per 100)
Starfire Spellblade.png Starfire Spellblade [E]
Cost: No Cost Cooldown: 8 / 7.5 / 7 / 6.5 / 6 seconds Range: 550 Area of Effect: 300

Starfire Spellblade2.png
Passive: Attacks deal bonus magic damage.
Active: Kayle's next attack becomes ranged and deals bonus magic damage. This attack upgrades when Kayle reaches Level 6, causing it to explode when it hits the target, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
Passive Damage: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 (+20%) (+10% bonus)
Active Damage: [8 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5 / 10% (+1.5% per 100) target's missing health]
Divine Judgement.png Divine Judgement [R]
Cost: 100 / 50 / 0 Mana Cooldown: 160 / 120 / 80 Range: 900 Area of Effect: 500

Active: Kayle makes an allied champion invulnerable for 2 seconds.

Then, after a cast time, she purifies the area around them dealing magic damage to nearby enemies.

Kayle can move but not attack or cast spells while casting Divine Judgement

Duration: 2 / 2.5 / 3 seconds
Magic Damage: 200 / 350 / 500 (+80%) (+100% bonus)

Patch History[]

Patch 11.10

Passive AP damage ratio and bonus attack range increased; Muramana bugfix.

Kayle is a little weak across all levels of play, so we’re strengthening her moment of transformative ascension at level 16 so she can rain down damage from above.

Divine Ascent.png Passive - Divine Ascent

TRANSCENDENT BONUS ATTACK RANGE : [50 (575 total)] 100 (625 total)
MURAMANA BUGFIX : Kayle's fire waves now properly apply Muramana's Shock

Patch 11.8

Starfire Spellblade.png E - Starfire Spellblade

BUGFIX : Kraken Slayer's Bring it Down now triggers properly from all ranges

Patch 11.1

Starfire Spellblade.png E - Starfire Spellblade

BUGFIX : No longer triggers Mana Charge from Tear of the Goddess twice

Patch 10.25
Base magic resist decreased. E passive damage ratio decreased.

Prior to the item rework, we buffed Kayle in preparation so that she'd have better choices in the new system. Those items ended up synergizing really well on her and have resulted in an overperformance in the mid lane. We overall like the item choices she has so we're not fully reverting the buff we did in 10.23, but are instead targeting other problem areas (her resilience in the midlane and the on-hit damage she gets when combined with Nashor's Tooth).

Base Stats

MAGIC RESIST : [34] 30

Divine Ascent.png Passive - Divine Ascent

BUGFIX : Fixed a bug where her attack range would unintentionally increase after leveling up Divine Judgement

Starfire Spellblade.png E - Starfire Spellblade


Patch 10.24
Passive bonus attack speed reduced.

We’re partially walking back the change to Kayle’s passive from patch 10.23 to lower her whacking stacking.

Divine Ascent.png Passive - Divine Ascent

BONUS ATTACK SPEED : [2% per 100 ability power] 1% per 100 ability power

Patch 10.23
Passive bonus attack speed now scales with AP.

The landscape around Kayle is shifting dramatically and AP Kayle in particular may take a while to find replacements for previous favorites like Hextech Gunblade. We're lending AP builds some aid and ensuring that both forms of Kayle can hyperscale into late game.

Divine Ascent.png Passive - Divine Ascent

BONUS ATTACK SPEED : [6% per Enrage stack] 6% (+2% AP) per Enrage stack

Patch 10.18 - Mid-Patch Updates

The change to Kayle's E is not something we're making mid-patch. It's already live and in the game, but it was unintentionally left out of the original patch notes! Documenting at the top in this section so players are aware.

STARFIRE SPELLBLADE COOLDOWN : [8] 8/7.5/7/6.5/6 seconds

Patch 10.18
Q mana restore removed. W cost increased. E cost removed; missile speed increased.

Improving some clarity around Kayle’s mana management: by removing the mana cost on her E, we’re giving her an overall net drop on mana dependence. In combination with a boosted missile speed on her blade, we’re hoping to see her ascend to more exciting laning, where she can more readily spar with her enemy laner.

Radiant Blast.png Q - Radiant Blast

MANA RESTORE No longer restores 50% of the mana cost for each enemy champion hit

Celestial Blessing.png W - Celestial Blessing

COST : [70/80/90/100/110 mana]
90/100/110/120/130 mana

Starfire Spellblade.png E - Starfire Spellblade

COST : [50/55/60/65/70 mana] No cost
MISSILE SPEED : [2000] 5000

Patch 9.22
Q base damage decreased. W cost increased.

Decreasing Kayle's laning power so she's more vulnerable early and so it takes a bit longer before she starts bullying people around.

Radiant Blast.png Q - Radiant Blast

BASE DAMAGE : [70/115/160/205/250]

Celestial Blessing.png W - Celestial Blessing

COST : [60/70/80/90/100 mana]
70/80/90/100/110 mana

Patch 9.19

Divine Judgment.png R - Divine Judgment

BUGFIX : Fixed a bug where Ultimate Hunter would not reduce its cooldown

Patch 9.18
E base passive damage increased.

We feel good about the Kayle changes we made in 9.17, but she ended up slightly weaker than intended. We're buffing her E passive damage to make her basic attacks feel stronger throughout the game.

Starfire Spellblade.png E - Starfire Spellblade

BASE PASSIVE DAMAGE : [10/15/20/25/30]

Patch 9.8
Base attack damage, armor, attack speed ratio decreased. Kayle ascends based on level and R rank.

For a champion who’s supposed to have a risky and weak early game in relation to how powerful she becomes late game, Kayle is succeeding early too often. Changes to her base stats will keep her weaker early and when she ascends later compared to before. Also, shout out to Elixir of Skill, and you luckerdogs who saw it drop enough to use the strat.

Base Stats

ARMOR : [28] 26
ATTACK SPEED RATIO : [0.695] 0.667 (the number bonus attack speed uses to calculate its effectiveness, not Kayle's actual attack speed)

Divine Ascent.png Passive - Divine Ascent

MEGA EVOLUTION : Ascensions are now based on Kayle's level and skill points

Patch 9.7
Armor growth, health regen decreased. Q cost increased. W movement speed decreased, cost increased. E damage reduced but now has a ratio

We're following up with more adjustments to Kayle to make her late-game spikes more reliant on doing well and getting items rather than coasting off raw power from levels.

Base Stats

ARMOR GROWTH : [3.5] 3

Radiant Blast.png Q - Radiant Blast

COST : [60/65/70/75/80]
70/75/80/85/90 mana

Celestial Blessing.png W - Celestial Blessing

BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED : [26/32/38/44/50%]
COST : [70/75/80/85/90]
60/70/80/90/100 mana

Starfire Spellblade.png E - Starfire Spellblade

BONUS MAGIC DAMAGE : [10/12.5/15/17.5/20%]
8/10/12/14/16% (+1% per 100 AP) target's missing health

Patch 9.6
Attack damage growth and attack speed growth decreased. W movement speed ratio decreased. Default adaptive swapped. E and W responsiveness increased.

Kayle is looking quite strong, especially as players learn how to play her, but her W and E can feel awkward since she typically builds a lot of attack speed. We're fixing that as well as buffing up her W to be a better reactive defense in lane (instant haste = easier dodging). To compensate, we're hitting her late game power in ways that make her a bit more item dependent.

Base Stats

DEFAULT ADAPTIVE : [Ability power] Attack damage
RECOMMENDED ITEMS : Updated to include Guinsoo's Rageblade and Blade of the Ruined King

Celestial Blessing.png W - Celestial Blessing

BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED RATIO : [+10%] +8% per 100 ability power
DELAY : Celestial Blessing applies its effects [after a 0.25 second delay] on cast
PAUSE FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT Kayle no longer disarms herself for ~1 second upon casting Celestial Blessing (could previously be canceled by spamming right-click)

Starfire Spellblade.png E - Starfire Spellblade

CAST TIME : [0.25 seconds] Identical to Kayle's basic attack windup
BUGFIX : The basic attack portion of Starfire Spellblade's attack can now properly crit

Skin Updates

RIOT KAYLE : Updated VFX to be more wee-woo
SILVER KAYLE : Updated VFX to be more blue da ba dee da ba dye
BATTLEBORN KAYLE : Updated VFX to be less yellow
JUDGMENT KAYLE : Updated VFX to be more spooOOO000OOOooky
AETHER WING KAYLE : Added new death animation and removed robotic VO processing

Patch 9.5

Kayle and Morgana are ready to take down the guilty. The sisters serve justice in Patch 9.5!

High-res versions of Kayle and Morgana's updated splash art are available on League Displays!

25 mages have more mana regen and base mana, but less mana growth. 5 other mages have more mana regen.

These champions, while also affected by the Doran's Ring, don't tend to build any of the mana items we're touching this patch. So, we're only adjusting their mana regen, but leaving their base mana and mana growth untouched.

Attack damage growth and bonus attack speed reduced. E cooldown increased early and decreased later.

Without the stats (namely CDR) from the old rune system, Kayle has a harder time reaching full uptime ranged attacks with Righteous Fury. On the other hand, most of the new runes gave her more damage overall. We're trimming back on basic attack damage, while making it easier for her to reach full Righteous Fury uptime more easily.

Base stats


Righteous Fury.png E - Righteous Fury

COOLDOWN : [16 seconds at all ranks]
18/17/16/15/14 seconds


BASE HEALTH : [574.24] 586

5 AD

While Kayle's changes in 5.13 were to help her laning and ability to jungle, the introduction of Sated Devourer in the same patch had the effect of cranking Kayle's already-great clear speed all the way up to 11, thanks to the extra chunk of damage she gets between casts of Righteous Fury. We don't want to disproportionately hit solo lane Kayle, so we're taking off… 5 AD.



E passively gives half of the active's magic damage on basic attacks. E's AP ratio slightly increased.

"Before we dive in to the specifics, it's important to get a better understanding of how Kayle fits in the grand scheme of things. Those that remember her as a power pick in professional play might see Kayle changes as a bit of a head-scratcher, but when talking about her it's important to ask a simple question: What does the metagame look like?
For Kayle, her ability to change the game with a well-timed Intervention means that despite her other strengths, she thrives best in an environment rife with burst and high-damage pick-focused compositions intent on knocking her allies from 100% to dead in a few seconds. This means that as one of our more meta-dependent champions, when fights are drawn out and taking place at longer ranges her stock falls considerably.
Having said that, what does that mean for her this patch? While Kayle isn't 'in-season' right now, her early-to-mid transition is a tougher than we'd like even if she were. A light touch to her laning (where she's most constrained by E's cooldown) should spread her wings against compositions where she's intended to succeed. TL;DR: Kayle's not great right now. And that's okay! But we'd like to make playing Kayle feel better. So we are. Boom, context."
  • Righteous Fury.png E- Righteous Fury
    • [NEW] HERS IS THE FURY : Passively, Kayle's basic attacks deal 10/15/20/25/30 (+0.15 ability power) magic damage on hit
    • RATIO : 0.25 ability power 0.3 ability power

Mass Texture Rebalance (Part 9)

"We're continuing our comprehensive pass at the game's older character textures. As with previous installments, our goal is to improve parity with newer releases and make sure everybody looks at home on the Rift. "
  • KayleSquare.pngKayle
    • Base, Battleborn, Judgment, Silver, Unmasked, Viridian
  • Lee SinSquare.pngLee Sin
    • Base, Acolyte, Dragon Fist, Muay Thai, Traditional
  • PantheonSquare.pngPantheon
    • Base, Full Metal, Myrmidon, Perseus, Ruthless
  • RumbleSquare.pngRumble
    • Base, Bilgerat, Rumble in the Jungle
  • RyzeSquare.pngRyze
    • Base, Dark Crystal, Human, Pirate, Professor, Tribal, Triumphant, Uncle, Zombie


"We're making readability improvements to a bunch of the champion portrait icons which were added or updated over the past few months."
  • PORTRAITS : The following champion portrait icons have been updated:
    • Azir, Cho'Gath, Ezreal, Gragas, Graves, Janna, Jarvan IV, Kayle, Kog'Maw, Lee Sin, Malphite, Maokai, Orianna, Renekton, Rengar, Rumble, Shyvana, Sion, Talon, Tristana, Udyr, Vayne, Veigar, Viktor, Zilean

Splash Updates

"As we've mentioned previously, the splash art team is engaged in a long-term effort to update our oldest base splashes. A few more are ready to go this patch!"
  • SPLASH : The following champions have received updated base splashes (click the portraits for the full image!)


  • General
    • KNOWN BUG Due to a bug, Kayle is temporarily receiving 2.2 attack speed per level ⇒ 2.5 attack speed per level. This will be reverted as soon as possible!

Kyle's E scales slightly better with ability power, and her R is on a lower cooldown at early levels

"We're just backing up a bit from our previous Kayle changes from 4.11."
  • RighteousFury.jpg E - Righteous Fury
    • ABILITY POWER RATIO 0.2 ⇒ 0.25
  • Intervention.jpg R - Intervention
    • COOLDOWN 110/95/80 seconds ⇒ 100/90/80 seconds

(Twisted Treeline and Crystal Scar)

  • Intervention.jpg R - Intervention
    • COOLDOWN: 100 / 90 / 80 seconds ⇒ 110 / 95 / 80 seconds


Kayle gets less attack speed per level and her E scales less with ability power. Intervention's cooldown has been increased.

"Kayle has a ton of strengths - good damage, safe laning, high utility, great wave clear, fancy wings - and not too many weaknesses. Initially we wanted to only hit Kayle's high offensive power so we could continue to emphasize her utility, but saw it just wasn't enough to reduce her fervor in a meaningful way. All of these changes, combined, should help in clipping some of Kayle's high power across the board."

  • General
    • ATTACK SPEED PER LEVEL: +2.5 ⇒ +2.2
  • RighteousFury.jpg - E - Righteous Fury
    • BONUS ABILITY POWER RATIO: +0.4 ability power ⇒ +0.2 ability power
  • Intervention.jpg R - Intervention
    • COOLDOWN: 90/75/60 seconds ⇒ 110/95/80 seconds


  • (NEW) PRETTINESS: Updated Ability Icons!

We lowered Reckoning’s AP ratio while raising the AP ratio of Divine Blessing’s heal. We also added an AP ratio to Divine Blessing’s movement speed bonus and removed Intervention’s mana cost.

Once she gets ahead, Kayle's burst damage can be overwhelming to play against. While we're taking away some of Kayle's up-front burst, the utility scaling on Divine Blessing should help her and her team get INTO (and out of) THE FRAY.

  • Reckoning.jpg Q - Reckoning
    • ABILITY POWER RATIO :: 1.0 ⇒ 0.6
  • DivineBlessing.jpg W - Divine Blessing
    • HEAL/ABILITY POWER RATIO :: 0.35 ⇒ 0.45
    • MOVEMENT SPEED BONUS :: now scales with ability power (+7% per 100 ability power)
  • Intervention.jpg R - Intervention
    • MANA COST :: 100/75/50 ⇒ none


  • Righteous Fury
    • AoE effect no longer affects towers

v3.05 Balance Patch
Previous to these changes, Kayle's support spells could often be cast completely off-screen from her opponents. With these reduced ranges, it should be easier for opponents to anticipate her presence in fights.

  • Divine Blessing
    • Cast range reduced to 900 from 1,000
  • Intervention
    • Cast range reduced to 900 from 1,200


  • No longer gains Magic Resist per level
  • Reckoning
    • No longer amplifies damage while the target is slowed
    • Now applies a stack of Holy Fervor to the target
    • Slow duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4
    • Slow amount adjusted to 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55% from 35% at all ranks
    • Missile Speed increased to 1,500 from 1,300


  • Base Movement Speed increased by 25.


  • Righteous Fury ability power ratio increased to 0.4 from 0.2


  • Divine Blessing
    • Heal amount increased to 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 from 45 / 85 / 125 / 165 / 205
    • Movement Speed increased to 18 / 21 / 24 / 27 / 30% from 15 / 17 / 19 / 21 / 23%
    • Movement Speed duration increased to 3 seconds from 2.5
    • Mana cost increased to 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 from 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80


  • Attack speed per level increased to 2.5 form 2
  • Attack damage per level increased to 2.8 from 2.5
  • Reckoning
    • Now scales with bonus attack damage at a 1.0 ratio in addition to a 1.0 ability power ratio
    • Damage amplification increased to 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10% from 5% at all levels


  • Holy Fervor
    • Armor and magic resistance shred increased to 3% from 2%
    • Fixed a bug where Holy Fervor was shredding the target's base armor and magic resistance rather than total armor and magic resistance


  • New model and animations!
    • Community contest "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" /dance animation
  • Attack damage per level reduced to 2.5 from 3.0
  • Attack speed per level reduced to 2.0 from 2.3
  • Recommended items updated
  • Holy Fervor
    • New Passive - Kayle's basic attacks against enemy champions now reduce their armor and magic resistance by 2% for 6 seconds (stacks up to 5 times)
  • Reckoning
    • Missile speed increased to 1,300 from 1,000
    • Ability power ratio increased to 1.0 from 0.8
    • Mana cost reduced to 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90 from 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100
    • Slow increased to 35% from 25%
    • Damage amplification reduced to 5% at all levels from 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16%
  • Righteous Fury
    • Cooldown reduced to 16 seconds from 22 / 21 / 20 / 19 / 18 seconds
    • Bonus damage increased to 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 from 4 / 10 / 16 / 22 / 28
    • Increased splash range to 300 from 200
    • Ability power ratio decreased to 0.2 from 0.3
    • Mana cost reduced to 45 from 65
  • Divine Blessing
    • Base heal adjusted to 45 / 85 / 125 / 165 / 205 from 65 / 100 / 135 / 170 / 205
    • Movement speed duration reduced to 2.5 seconds from 10
    • Movement speed boost increased to 15 / 17 / 19 / 21 / 23% from 12% at all levels
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.35 from 0.5
    • Cooldown increased to 15 seconds from 10 seconds


  • Fixed a display issue with Kayle's Battleborn skin
  • Fixed a bug where Reckoning was not showing the animation, and would not be castable againuntil after you attacked


  • Now counts as a ranged attacker while using Righteous Fury


  • Reckoning's debuff and death recap tooltips have been corrected


  • Righteous Fury tooltip adjusted to indicate the buff duration and attack range increase
  • Divine Blessing
    • Movement speed bonus reduced to a flat 12% from 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 / 18%
    • Mana cost increased to 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 from 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.5 from 0.6


  • Divine Blessing movement speed reduced to 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 / 18 form 12 / 14 / 16 / 18 / 20
  • Righteous Fury splash damage no longer affects turrets


  • Intervention
    • Cooldown reduced to 90 / 75 / 60 seconds from 150 / 120 / 90
    • Duration reduced to 2 / 2.5 / 3 from 3 / 4 / 5


  • Divine Blessing heal reduced to 65 / 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 from 65 / 105 / 145 / 185 / 225
  • Righteous Fury
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.3 from 0.35
    • Base damage to 4 / 10 / 16 / 22 / 28 from 8 / 14 / 20 / 26 / 32
  • Intervention cooldown increased to 120 / 105 / 90 from 90 at all levels


  • Holy Fervor New Passive
    • 30% of Kayle's attack damage is added to her ability power and 15% of Kayle's ability power is added to her attack damage
  • Reckoning
    • While the target is slowed, Kayle inflicts 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16% increased damage to the target
    • Reckoning no longer interacts with Holy Fervor
    • Removed the attack speed debuff component from Reckoning
    • Damage reduced to 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 from 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (Note - She does start with additional AP now)
    • Ability power coefficient reduced to 0.8 from 1.0
  • Divine Blessing
    • Healing increased to 65 / 105 / 145 / 185 / 225 from 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200
    • Movement speed increased to 12 / 14 / 16 / 18 / 20% from 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16%
    • Duration reduced to 10 seconds from 20
    • Cooldown reduced to 10 seconds from 15
    • Mana cost increased to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 from 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60
  • Righteous Fury
    • Ranged increased by 50
    • Now deals the bonus damage as a seperate magic damage source to her target. For nearby units, the splash damage is now magic damage.
    • Base bonus damage increased to 8 / 14 / 20 / 26 / 32 from 6 / 12 / 18 / 24 / 30
    • Cooldown reduced to 22 / 21 / 20 / 19 / 18 seconds from 25 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced to 65 from 75
  • Intervention
    • Cooldown increased to 90 at all levels from 90 / 75 / 60
    • Cast range reduced to 1,200 from 1,300
  • Base damage reduced to 56.3 from 60.3
  • Base health reduced to 501 from 526
  • Health per level reduced to 93 from 98
  • Base attack speed slightly increased
  • Base armor reduced to 21 from 27
  • Armor per level reduced to 3.5 from 4.0
  • Magic resistance per level increased to 0.75 from 0.0
  • Mana regen per level increased to 0.065 from 0.06
  • Attack speed per level increased to 2.3 from 1.85
  • Normalized her attack timing between alternate attacks
  • Attack range increased to 125 from 100
  • Updated recommended items
  • Updated playing as and against tips



  • Holy Fervor (Reworked Passive)
    • When Kayle kills an enemy champion or an allied champion dies near her, she goes into a state of HOly Fervor, increasing her attack speed by 25%. This effect can stack up to 4 times
  • Reckoning's additional damage while Holy Fervor is active now accounts for damage dealt from AP
  • Increased attack speed per level to 1.65 from 1.5
  • Intervention
    • Cooldown increased to 90 / 75 / 60 from 75 / 60 / 45
    • Duration decreased to 3 / 4 / 5 seconds from 4 / 5 / 6


  • New sounds for all her spells
  • Fixed Righteous Fury' tooltip


  • Righteous Fury
    • Adjusted values to be 6 / 12 / 18 / 24 / 30 damage with 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% cleave
    • Now instant cast
  • Intervention
    • Increased cast range from 800 to 1300
    • Increased invulnerability duration from 4 seconds at all levels to 4 / 5 / 6
    • Modified mana cost from 80 to 100 / 75 / 50
    • Increased cooldown from 60 / 50 / 40 to 75 / 60 / 45
  • Holy Fervor
    • Name changed to Vengeance
    • Increased attack speed bonus per stack form 20% to 25%
  • Reckoning now deals a bonus 25% damage if Vengeance is active
  • Divine Blessing heal increased form 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 to 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 200
  • Updated recommended items


  • Holy Fervor (Passive) - Kayle and nearby allied champions attack 10% faster. If an allied champion dies while under the effects of Holy Fervor, Kayle's attack speed is further increased as she attempts to avenge them
  • Reckoning - Strikes a target dealing damage and slowing its movement speed and attack speed for 4 seconds
    • The movement speed reduction is now 20-30%, down from 20-40%
    • Removed the stun and double damage component after an ally dies
  • Divine Blessing - Blesses a target allied champion, healing them and increasing their movement speed for 20 seconds
    • Changed the heal over time to a direct heal
  • Righteous Fury Ignites Kayle's sword with a holy flame, granting Kayle a ranged splash attack.
    • Removed the bonus damage, and lowered the duration of the spell
  • Intervention (Ultimate) - Bathes Kayle's target in a holy light, rendering them immune to all damage for 4 seconds
    • The cooldown was increased, but it can now be cast upon allies


  • Reckoning damage modified form 90 / 150 / 210 / 265 / 325 to 80 / 140 / 200 / 260 / 320


  • Reckoning damage increased from 65 / 130 / 195 / 260 / 325 to 90 / 150 / 210 / 265 / 325
  • Increased movement speed from 300 to 310
  • Changed spell icons


  • Righteous Fury ability power ratio reduced from 0.5 to 0.35

May 9, 2009 Patch

  • Reduced attack speed per level from 2 to 1.5
  • Increased attack delay offset from 0.02 to 0.05 (slowed attack speed)
  • Righteous Fury
    • Reduced duraiton from 30 seconds to 25
    • Reduced bonus damage from 40 / 60 / 80 to 30 / 50 / 70
    • Reduced splash damage % from 40 / 60 / 80 to 30 / 50 / 70
    • Reduced bonus attack range from 400 to 350

May 1, 2009 Patch

  • Made Divine Blessing instant cast
  • Reckoning slow/stun duration reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds

April 18, 2009 Patch

  • Intervention
    • Duration reduced from 5 seconds to 4
    • Changed mana cost from 80 / 60 / 50 / 20 / 0 to 80 at all levels

Alpha Week 5

  • Reckoning duration increased

Alpha Week 2

  • Fixed tooltip typos for Divine Blessing, Intervention, Reckoning, and Righteous Fury
  • Fixed tooltip funcitonality for Eye for an Eye


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