Little Lute Pro Build Guide

Honor of Kings Little Lute: Pro Builds, Synergy & Counter Guides

In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the best strategies and optimal build to maximize Little Lute (Cai Yan) potential and dominate the battlefield.

HOK Little Lute (Cai Yan)

Little Lute Hero Image

Though Little Lute lacks in damage output, her Skill 1 and Ultimate is great for Health recovery With magical equipment, she can recover a significant amount of Health.

Little Lute Position and Lane Intro






Hero Master Difficulty



Sub Class

Buff Support


Team Buff/Recovery



Recommended Lane


Team Fight Position

Back Row

Crimson/Azure Golem

No Requirements

Understanding Little Lute Abilities and Skills

Little Lute Passive Skill

Can’t Touch This (Passive)

Little Lute First Skill

Healing Hymn (Skill 01)

Little Lute Second SKill

Earworm (Skill 02)

Little Lute Ultimate

Tune of Tranquility (Ultimate)

Can’t Touch This (Passive): When Little Lute takes damage, she immediately gains 70% decaying movement speed for 2 seconds, while recovering 250 (+50% ability power) health points per second for 2 seconds; Cháng Gēxíng can only be triggered once every 10 seconds.

Cooldown: 0s Cost: 0
Tips: When Little Lute is escaping and takes damage, any enemy attack will trigger the passive effect, slowing the enemy and allowing for a better retreat. Minion and monster damage can also trigger this effect, making it useful for supporting ganks.

Healing Hymn (Skill 01): Little Lute plays a melody, increasing her movement speed by 40% for 3 seconds while healing herself and nearby allied heroes for 60/66/72/78/84/90 (+25% ability power) health points every 0.5 seconds. The healing effect is 50% effective on non-hero units and lasts for 3 seconds.

Cooldown: 15/14.4/13.8/13.2/12.6/12s Cost: 100
Tips: Allied heroes within the skill’s range will continuously regain health, as well as gain increased movement and attack speed. Try to stay close to multiple allies when casting to maximize benefits.

Earworm (Skill 02): Little Lute fires a sonic wave in a specified direction, bouncing between enemies upon impact, dealing 300/348/396/444/492/540 (+48% ability power) magic damage and stunning them for 0.75 seconds; each wave can bounce up to 6 times, with a single target receiving a maximum of 2 bounce effects. The second bounce deals 25% of the initial damage and stun duration.

Cooldown: 9s Cost: 70
Tips: This skill can have a huge impact when enemies are grouped together, providing significant crowd control. When facing pursuers, casting this skill can result in higher hit rates.

Tune of Tranquility (Ultimate): Cai Wenji releases a sonic barrier, healing the allied hero with the lowest health within range for 100/150/200 (+70% ability power) health points every 0.5 seconds for 5 seconds, while also granting them 300/375/450 (+25% ability power) points of physical and magical defense.

Cooldown: 60s Cost: 120
Tips: In team fights, try to include as many allies as possible within the skill’s range to reduce the damage they take. Enemies within the skill’s range for more than 2 seconds will have their armor and magic resistance removed, making this skill particularly troublesome for enemy tanks.

Ideal Skill Order for Little Lute

To maximize Kai’s potential, prioritize upgrades his skills in the following order:

  1. Ultimate: Tune of Tranquility
  2. First Skill: Healing Hymn
  3. Second Skill: Earworm

Little Lute Pro Build

Guardian's Glory Item
Holy Grail Item
boots of Tranquility item
Savant's Wrath item
Augur's Word Item
Tome of Wisdom item
Saint Arcana
harmony arcana
tribute arcana
heal Common Skill


  • Guardian’s Glory
  • Holy Grail
  • Boots of Tranquility
  • Savant’s Wrath
  • Augur’s Word
  • Tome of Wisdom


  • Saint 10x
  • Harmony 10x
  • Tribute 10x

Common Skills

  • Heal
Guardian's Glory Item
boots of resistance item
Holy Grail Item
Glacial Buckler item
Eye-of-the-Phoenix Item
Sage's-Sanctuary Items
Saint Arcana
harmony arcana
tribute arcana
heal Common Skill


  • Guardian’s Glory
  • Boots of Resistance
  • Holy Grail
  • Glacial Buckler
  • Eye’s of the Phoenix
  • Sage’s Sanctuary


  • Saint 10x
  • Harmony 10x
  • Tribute 10x

Common Skills

  • Heal

Best Team Synergy for Little Lute

Little Lute excels when paired with heroes who benefit from her crowd control and healing abilities. Here are some ideal teammates for Cai Yan.

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Guitarist (Gao Jianli)

As one of the strongest AOE burst mages in this version, Gao Jianli can deal massive damage with his ultimate while being immune to damage. Paired with Little Lute’s healing and increased defenses, they can dominate team fights.

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Judge Dee (Di Renjie)

Judge Dee excels at close-range combat, and his second skill’s crowd control removal ensures he won’t be easily burst down in team fights. Little Lute’s healing, stun, and increased defenses help him survive against enemy assassins.

  1. Tanky Frontliners: Heroes like Lu Bu and Guan Yu are excellent partners for Little Lute, as they can initiate fights and soak up damage while benefiting from her healing and crowd control.
  2. High-Damage Carries: Pairing Cai Wenji with heroes like Judge Dee, Luban No 7 and Lady Sun allows her to protect and enable these damage-dealers, ensuring they can safely deal massive amounts of damage during fights.
  3. Dive Assassins: Heroes like Lam, Zilong and Diao Chan can capitalize on Little Lute’s crowd control, diving into the enemy backline to eliminate high-priority targets.

Countering Little Lute

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Prince of Lanling

Lanling’s stealth and burst capabilities make it easy to approach and kill Little Lute.

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Mulan’s high burst damage can quickly eliminate a poorly positioned Little Lute.

  • Interrupt her abilities: Little Lute relies heavily on her abilities to support her team. Interrupting her casting with crowd control can significantly hinder her effectiveness.
  • Focus her in team fights: Little Lute is relatively squishy, making her an easy target if caught out of position. Focusing her down in team fights can cripple the enemy’s support capabilities.

General Tips to Counter Little Lute

Assassins should try to catch Cai Wenji alone, as her solo fighting capabilities are weak. Dodge Little Lute’s second skill’s crowd control effect through proper positioning. When Cai Wenji casts her ultimate, look for opportunities to interrupt it as soon as possible.

Team Fight Strategy and Battle Tactics for Little Lute

During the laning phase, try to use your second skill to clear minion waves, preferably with a teammate. Little Lute’s support abilities can amplify your teammate’s damage output advantage. When casting your ultimate, be mindful of your position to avoid being interrupted easily.

In team fights, Little Lute should stay close to her team’s ranged physical and magical damage dealers, providing them with protection, continuous healing, and crowd control against enemies. When the enemy tanks dive into the backline, activate Cai Wenji’s ultimate to remove their resistances after a short duration, making it easier for your team to take them down.

By following this in-depth Honor of Kings Little Lute pro build guide, you will be well-equipped to dominate the battlefield with the Support Expert. Master her abilities, build the optimal items, and synergize with your teammates to unleash the full potential of Cai Wenji.

With practice and dedication, you will find yourself climbing the ranks and leading your team to victory with Little Lute (Cai Yan).

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