League of Legends Champion Caitlyn Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions

Caitlyn

Marksman
Caitlyn is a marksman Role marksman
Difficulty Average
Power Spike Early-Game
Headshot ability p
Piltover Peacemaker ability q
Yordle Snap Trap ability w
90 Caliber Net ability e
Ace in the Hole ability r
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Caitlyn Build

based on 235,174 matches
Win Rate
49.8 %
Pick Rate
20.8 %
Ban Rate
11.5 %

How We Come Up with Our Caitlyn Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Caitlyn build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Caitlyn builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Caitlyn core items and runes for any situation.

Caitlyn Build Summary

Caitlyn is a an average bottom lane champion in League of Legends. Her best rune sets are Precision Inspiration. Adding the specific runes shown below into your Caitlyn build will give you the additional stats to help her play well through the laning phase of the round and into the late game. You should start by building up her q ability first.

Best Build for Caitlyn

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordDoran's Blade

Early Items

~5 Mins
Berserker's GreavesNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
Kraken SlayerPhantom DancerBloodthirsterBerserker's Greaves

Optional Items

Guardian AngelInfinity EdgeSerylda's GrudgeMercurial Scimitar

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Caitlyn to level up q
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Second ability for Caitlyn to level up w
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Last skill for Caitlyn to max out e

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup de Grace
Inspiration Magical FootwearFuture's Market
AttackSpeed MagicRes Armor
Caitlyn's passive ability p
Caitlyn q ability q
Caitlyn w ability w
Caitlyn e ability e
Caitlyn's ultimate ability r
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Q
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W
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Q
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E
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Q
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R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Caitlyn Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Caitlyn Players

Tips and Tricks

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.

Caitlyn FAQs

Q: What is Caitlyn's greatest strength?

A: 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.

Q: Where should I place Caitlyn's traps?

A: 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.

Additional Caitlyn Build Insights

LoL Caitlyn players will likely find her to be a difficult champion to build out properly. You'll see that her build is modified when she is playing against either generic or homogenous team comps, indicating you shouldn't follow the same Caitlyn build every single game of League of Legends

The most essential items to include in your champion's build are: Kraken Slayer, Phantom Dancer, and Bloodthirster. Those who added these pieces in their setups had a greater win rate than those who worked towards other builds for Caitlyn. Likewise, if you are fighting a mixed enemy team composition, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Precision, and Inspiration runes. In recent matches, she won the greatest number of her games when equipped with these runes.

We calculated our Caitlyn build guidance by analyzing 235,174 recently ranked LoL matches with her selected. We only propose the top winrate Caitlyn builds that have been built by ranked players enough times for us to reccomend them. With so many games in our dataset, we are confident in our suggested builds.