Originally Posted by Grake
I'm not saying this to be mean, but kayle provides three things.
- Slowing at early level ganking.
- Invulnerability to other heroes in a fight.
- Spending her money on items such as starks fervor, Aegis of the legion, and items to improve her survivability.
I don't call people out on it in-game, but kayle is a low-tier hero. I say this simply in hopes to improve your experience on League of Legends if you're finding you don't provide what your teammates do. Even using another tanking hero, its on very rare occasion that i can't solo a Kayle in a 1v1 fight. They're also usually played by an inexperienced player, which leads them to try push lanes alone late-game, and other poor decisions that leave them open to attack.
Whether you choose to continue using her is up to you, but know that lots of experience, skill, and a superior item build meerly makes her a mediocre hero against a strong team. I hate Yi, udyr, and heroes like that, so im not suggesting those either however.
You put Yi and Udyr also in the low-tier category? I'm especially puzzled about Udyr. Also, wasn't/isn't Raginald a high ranking player that used Kayle as main?
As for Kayle players being noobs well yea, I am one too, but I think I am improving. I'm caught out of position far less often now. I still often make the mistake of helping an ally that can't really be saved and getting killed myself.
W and R have crazy range. If you act like support for your team, stay in the back and take advantage of the range and only nuke when the other team's carry goes into rambo mode on your team, you won't die as often. Tanking items are unnecessary because once again, the other team will only target you if they know they can kill you easily, you are not much of a threat anyway.
I find that focusing on AP and buying DFG keeps the nuking viable into the late game, sure you won't combo someone out of the fight like Viegar does with DFG and primordial, but hurt them enough to make a difference in a fight aside from just using bubble and auras and hoping your team pulls through.
I admit using pure support items is probably a better idea in high Elo matches. Maybe use summoner spell Rally, and after getting Sheen, I'd buy Starks and Aegis. It's stronger when the team is cooperating effectively. But then, Taric is probably a better choice at this aura-carrying build.
IMO the half-assed attempts at getting a little damage, AS or armor are futile. Your auto-attack still sucks, and even with good armor you're still too harmless to tank for your team.