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Best Kled Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Kled's pseudo two life passive is quite overpowered and he can use it as a frontline tank champion during team fights. Discover how you can carry your team!
Best Kled Build Guide | Runes | Spells | Items in League of Legends

Kled top is usually an overlooked pick as his kit requires a bit of memorizing. The fact that his abilities change once he loses skaarl the cowardly lizard makes it hard for some players. His passive prevents him from being shot by assassins making him a great pick against them. His ultimate is a great initiating ability especially because he can carry all of his team behind him as he charges forward. 

Best Kled Build

This build will focus on making Kled as tanky as he can get while still being able to deal tons of physical damage. As of patch 12.14, he has a whopping win rate of 63.7%. With the introduction of the Tank meta this coming season 13, follow this guide to discover how you can win more games with Kled top. 

Best Kled runes

Kled is a tank champion who benefits from precision runes. This rune set gives him the ability to tank tons of damage and hit like a truck. His precision rune starts with Conqueror as he excels at extended fights. Legend Alacrity also gives him an edge over his enemies thanks to his W Violent Tendencies. With higher attack speed, he can also recall Skaarl faster when he falls over. 

Best Rune Path



Best Keystone


Best Slot 1 (Rune)



Best Slot 2 (Rune)

Legend: Alacrity

Bone plating

Best Slot 3 (Rune)

Last Stand

Last Stand is the best rune to take on Kled as his health will fall once his passive is used and he can use this to his advantage and deal more damage before he jumps back to Skaarl. Unlike other Kled builds, these runes give you a balance of damage and defensive stats. 

Best Kled Rune shards

Kled is a tank champion that relies on basic attacks for his damage output. A combination of attack speed and Adaptive force on the offense and flex shards will give him enough damage output to win his lane during the early game. Of course, the defense rune shard depends on what the main attribute of your opponent is. 

Best Rune Shards



+10 Attack Speed


+9 Adaptive Force


+8 Magic Resist

Best Kled Spells

Kled is a top lane champion and he doesn't benefit that much from ignite as he can stay on extended fights. A flash and a teleport combo are enough especially because Kled excels at ganking lanes with his ultimate. His response time will greatly improve if he has a teleport, and it can also increase his split-pushing power. 

Best Spells




Kled is a team-fighting tank champion, so being able to respond to calls instantly is quite a plus for his team. Just remember to save your teleport for important calls only or if you will lose a massive wave in your lane so you can use it to its maximum potential. 

Best Kled Abilities order

Q Bear trap on a rope is Kled's Q ability and is the best ability to max out first in this skill order. The q bear trap hooks onto the target enemy champion and after a time pull them closer to Kled. This ability can be used to prevent enemies from disengaging or even stop channeling spells.

Violent Tendencies is the next ability to be maxed in this skill order. It is Kled's main damage output as it increases the damage of his basic attacks and increases his attack speed for four attacks. 

Best Kled items

Kled is a bruiser so bruiser items like Black Cleaver and Goredrinker serve him well during extended fights. He needs all the tankiness and the heals he can get so he can last long in the frontline during team fights. 

Best Kled Starter items

For this Kled build, it is much better to start with Doran's blade as this item gives you enough damage output and health along with omnivamp which allows you to stay in the lane far longer after your potions run out. 

First Item

Second Item

Doran's Blade

Health Potion

Best Mid-game Kled items

Mythic items are crucial during the mid-game as it provides a huge power spike to champions. In Kled's case, a Goredrinker rushed item gives him tons of survivability and longevity in the top lane. He can surely survive the first proc of his passive with Goredrinker as the heal allows him to build his passive better. 

First Item

Second Item

Third Item


Plated Steelcaps

Black Cleaver

Black Cleaver also stacks with Kled's W as he can increase his damage output the more armor is shredded from his enemy and especially because his W's final proc is much stronger. 

Best Final Late-game Kled Items

During the late game, Kled needs to have more defensive stats but at the same time should not lose his damage output. This kled build will allow him to stay a threat for the enemy until the late game. Death's dance prevents Kled from being burst down and this is great as he can heal the mitigated damage with Goredrinker. 

First Item

Second Item

Third Item

Fourth Item

Fifth Item

Sixth Item


Plated Steelcaps

Black Cleaver

Death's Dance

Titanic Hydra

Maw of Malmortius

Titanic Hydra gives Kled more AoE damage which makes him an even bigger threat to the enemy team. With all of the defensive stats from this item, he can certainly tank the frontlines during the late game. 

Best Champions to pair Kled with

Top lane champions are usually played well with jungler as they are the ones who can easily gank the farthest lane in the game. When you play champion like Kled that has strong initiating potential, you need champions that have a quick follow-up or CC chains like Ekko or Udyr


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Strongest Champions against Kled

Champions that can counter Kled's bear trap Q counters him greatly. Fiora's riposte easily disables Kled as she can easily time the pull activation to her W to stun Kled and slow him down in terms of attack and movement speed. Garen also counters him as he can out-tank him while dealing more damage than Kled. 


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Weakest champions against Kled

Olaf and Gnar are simply too squishy pre-level 6 and are pretty weak to stop Kled's snowballing potential. Olaf has a high damage output coming from his Q but the mobility of Kled and his passive that allows him to have a third HP bar will prove too much for Olaf. 


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Dr. Mundo


Riot games' season 13 is quickly approaching and this is also known as the Tank Meta with all the tank and durable items that got released. Kled will surely dominate the top lane once again as he can be extremely tanky and be helpful during team fights, so watch out and ban him if you can't pick him first. 

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