Caitlyn Build Guide

LoL Caitlyn Build Guide

The Best Caitlyn Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

244,515 Caitlyn Builds Analyzed

Best Items for Your Caitlyn Build

The most important items to include in your Caitlyn build are: Immortal Shieldbow, Infinity Edge, Lord Dominik's Regards, and Runaan's Hurricane. Furthermore, as with our rune setups, you can also get great, dedicated, Caitlyn item builds further down for the specific enemy team comp you are fighting in your ongoing game. Those who included these pieces in their builds had a significantly better win rate than players who went for other builds for Caitlyn.

Caitlyn Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps

Best Caitlyn Runes for Your Next Build

Hail of Blades Build Rune for Caitlyn Hail of Blades
Taste of Blood Build Rune for Caitlyn Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Build Rune for Caitlyn Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Build Rune for Caitlyn Ravenous Hunter
Coup de Grace Build Rune for Caitlyn Coup de Grace
Legend: Alacrity Build Rune for Caitlyn Legend: Alacrity
If you are trying to beat a varied enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing her the Hail of Blades, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Coup de Grace, and Legend: Alacrity runes. In recent matches, she won the greatest fraction of her games when built with these runes. Yet, if you are fighting a more homogenous enemy team composition, such as an AP focused or a CC focused team, you should instead look a little down to view the best Caitlyn runes to defeat your particular set of opponents.

Caitlyn Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams

Dark Harvest Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Caitlyn Build Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Caitlyn Build Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Caitlyn Build Eyeball Collection
Ultimate Hunter Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Caitlyn Build Ultimate Hunter
Legend: Alacrity Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Caitlyn Build Legend: Alacrity
Coup de Grace Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Caitlyn Build Coup de Grace

Guide to Playing with Caitlyn

  • Plant Yordle Snap Traps early to make sure it's off cooldown when you need it.
  • Time Caitlyn's Headshot in lane to last hit minions or deal big damage spikes to enemy champions.


Our Caitlyn builds result from our analysis of 244,515 recently ranked Caitlyn games. Only the best win rate Caitlyn builds that are also commonly used are advised by us. Since we have so many rounds in our dataset, we are sure that we can generate the highest quality builds for Caitlyn to help ensure you win your next match!

Additionally, to view the best Caitlyn build designed for a different skill division, you can pick a different skill tier from the dropdown menu above. The recommended Caitlyn builds will change to reflect that skill level’s meta.

FAQs About Caitlyn

What is Caitlyn's greatest strength?

Caitlyn's range is likely her greatest strength. This lets her farm and harass in lane with relative ease. That's great because she has a relatively weak late-game compared. Many other ADCs end up dealing more damage than her. To stay relevant, keep up your farm and use your range to your advantage. Don't overextend. Focus on increasing your AD and critical strike damage with your Caitlyn build.

Where should I place Caitlyn's traps?

Caitlyn's traps can be used for two purposes: 1) to trap unsuspecting enemies to get a kill and 2) to protect her from flanking or other fast closers. In the early game you will probably use them more to trap enemies. In the late game, you may need to use them more for protection.