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Kali Goddess of Destruction

Hindu Assassin Melee Physical

Kali Lore

To speak of Kali is to speak of the beginning of time itself.

Across the majestic lands of Hindustan...
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Kali Lore

To speak of Kali is to speak of the beginning of time itself.

Across the majestic lands of Hindustan rose an army of demons that conquered the countryside and slaughtered the people. Yet, when the Gods themselves were defeated, Devi, the supreme Goddess, emerged to throw back this host and protect the faithful.

Three forms she took during these ancient times. The first, Durga, the Mother of Creation, was as radiant as she was fearsome. Astride her tiger, she scattered the demon horde until she encountered the horrendous Raktabija. For each wound she gave the demon, his cursed blood created a copy, quickly resulting in an unstoppable army of Raktabija clones. Rage boiled at the corners of Durga's mind, in the quest to slaughter and destroy evil. From the forehead of Durga sprung her wrathful form, with skin darkened and eyes glowing a menacing red.

Thus was Kali, the Black One, Goddess of Time and Destruction, the second form of Devi born.

Rarely has Kali been seen since, kept in the shadows of Devi's mind, but when the tides of battle shift and evil looms large, there is no solution but unrestrained destruction of evil, and Kali once again, walks the Earth.
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Kali Skills

Kali Skill Marked for Death Kali Skill Nimble Strike Kali Skill Lash Kali Skill Incense Kali Skill Destruction

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TheGreatKali | April 5, 2017 6:19pm
An amazing build: Stone cutting sword, ninja tab, hastened fatalis, rage/deathbringer (depending on affordability), poisoned star, and wind demom. Trust me
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CirclesAreRound (14) | April 5, 2017 8:09pm
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Branmuffin17 (235) | April 6, 2017 12:59am
Yes Qin's Sais. Please don't build this...here are the reasons:
  • This only has enough pen against squishies (via Stone Cutting Sword's passive at full stacks + the flat 10 from Hastened Fatalis). It will do significantly less damage against tanks, and Kali can be a crazy tank killer. Basically, she should be getting either The Executioner or Titan's Bane in most situations...Exe for higher DPS, TB for objective damage and general consistency.

  • 3x crit with Deathbringer as a "depending on affordability" option with Rage as the other option? DB should be essential in any crit build.

  • Extra movement speed is nice. SCS can provide some great damage, but even more move speed is somewhat unnecessary, as she already has both boots and Hastened Fatalis. Also, SCS is specifically better against physical gods, as the passive provides you with physical protection.

  • Qin's Sais is great for her, due to her basic attack string of 1 / 0.5 / 0.5. Those last 2 hits will do 1/2 damage of standard, but still get full proc of the passive.
Let's assume the player gets Deathbringer in this build. I'll provide 2 situations of enemies at level 20...1) Agni with 0 added protections (63 base physical prot). 2) Athena tank with 269 physical protections (base + a tank build including Sovereignty, Breastplate of Valor, Gauntlet of Thebes, and Spirit Robe.

Just for the sake of showing the difference in DPS, here it is at full stacks of SCS and with Wind Demon's passive being active. Total cost of this build is $14,800.
Now let's do an alt build. We'll incorporate some pen in the build alongside Qin's Sais. The full build I'll propose to start is Ninja Tabi, Qin's Sais, Hastened Fatalis, The Executioner, The Crusher, and Bloodforge (total cost $13,900). We'll only use the numbers at full stacks of Exe.
More effective against both squishies and tanks. Also has higher power and attack speed, so she'll do more damage to objectives.

Now, you can make some changes to my build...sub Stone Cutting Sword for Bloodforge and you'll get slightly higher DPS, for example...but lose on a bit of extra sustain (yes, she has some lifesteal in her kit, but it's still nice to have the high power and shield from Bloodforge. You can also consider Heartseeker, since she builds stacks extremely quickly...and you might build it earlier in the build, even right after finishing boots (BTW, Warrior Tabi is better for early game...late game you'd switch for Ninja Tabi.

You can sub Titan's Bane in for The Executioner. You'll get less basic attack DPS, but gain a lot of objective damage, which is especially nice for modes like Conquest.

Either way, for a cheaper cost, you get a stronger build that doesn't rely on RNG and has a very early damage spike via Qin's Sais (you can get it 2nd or 3rd in that build, as needed).

Qin's is just a better option for her at this point.
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iReauxbot (11) | April 9, 2016 5:44pm
Awesome. Gonna try this out my next game. Thank you Sodsboy
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Sodsboy (9) | April 9, 2016 5:21pm
Death's toll and short bow to start off with, get that too an Ichaival and then go warrior tabi. After that you might wanna pick up stone cutting sword, executioner or fatalis depending on your build preferenc but those should be in there along with Qin's. If you need more health whilst still outputting damage go for frostbound.
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Branmuffin17 (235) | April 6, 2017 1:24am
No offense, Sods, but I wouldn't suggest Frostbound Hammer. Hastened Fatalis is basically core for her, and no one should need Frostalis.

The better health option would probably be Winged Blade. At least there, the attack speed will help her Qin's Sais damage output...but that's a lot of move speed.

Ichaival can be an early bridge item, but it's situational, and more effective against physical gods. Here's what I'd consider her essential build list:
  • Movespeed: Warrior Tabi for better early damage, Ninja Tabi as a late replacement for DPS.
  • Hastened Fatalis: She needs to stick to her enemies. Yes, she's got a leap and a stun to help her catch back up if a god escapes her grasp, but she basically needs this.
  • Qin's Sais: Her basic attack string is perfect for getting the most out of Qin's Sais.
  • Pen/protection reduction: either Titan's Bane or The Executioner. Exe is far superior for DPS, but TB is great for objective damage. Take your pick.
Those are core. The rest is up for grabs, and often include stats for power or flat pen for max damage output. Take your pick of Stone Cutting Sword, Heartseeker, Bloodforge, Asi, Shifter's Shield, Odysseus' Bow, or Winged Blade. Obviously, expensive items like Bloodforge would generally be late-game only, and some others of these would be specific counters.
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newbiemj (12) | April 6, 2017 6:47am
Just to let you know, looks like Sods' comment was from last year around this time.
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iReauxbot (11) | April 9, 2016 5:10pm
What is a good Solo lane build for Cali. IVe been having good results with her. But Id like a good build idea.
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CakeSlapping (29) | April 9, 2016 12:20pm
Also buffs to Qin's and the creation of stonecutter sword.
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GameGeekFan (50) | April 9, 2016 12:16pm
Her passive buff that gives her health on assists. Makes her less risky and she is able to survive the early game a lot more easily.
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iReauxbot (11) | April 9, 2016 11:31am
So what makes this God one of the best, if not the best, in the game all of the sudden?
She was just considered average not that long ago -___-
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TheGreatKali | April 5, 2017 6:48pm
She has always been this good. She is the only God I play and I have ALWAYS wondered why more people didn't use her. Her damage and att speed is insane, plus her ult.
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Deltacow (4) | November 23, 2014 1:33pm
KALI IS MY BAE!
MINE
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captainlaw | August 13, 2014 11:00am
Kali's ultimate cc is just a big fake ???
I take all cc, Ares and Nhe zha ult are not knock up ?
Arthemis trap is not a root ?
What do you think ?
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Talenhiem (33) | December 12, 2013 6:57am
Or maybe people are still trying to figure her out.

One of these days, I'm gonna make a first-day guide, just to piss off Jararo. Maybe when a new tank comes out, I'll make a physical damage guide XD
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UnknownPandr (35) | December 11, 2013 8:45pm
Damn, no day 1 guides. Looks like Natsu scared them off.
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Nex The Slayer (37) | November 5, 2013 5:30am
For some reason, I'm starting to like Kali more and more (and she is the only god I am not completely horrible at jungleling with)

Edit: I like her even more because of her rework!
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