How to Win Ahri vs Caitlyn Counter Matchup Ahri is in the b tier of champions

Ahri vs Caitlyn

How to Beat Caitlyn as Ahri in LoL Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions
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How to Beat Caitlyn as Ahri

based on 5,285 Ahri vs Caitlyn matchups
Win Rate
49.8 %
K/D/A
2.53
Pick Rate
6.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked LoL rounds every week. In our data, Ahri battled Caitlyn in 5285 games. Including so many games with Ahri versus Caitlyn provides us a lot of faith in our capacity to produce useful stats and a supported build to suppress Caitlyn. This champion pairing is somewhat uncommon. Ahri fights Caitlyn in only 6.1% of her matches.

Ahri vs Caitlyn Matchup Summary

Ahri has done a ok job of beating Caitlyn. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.8% of the time the champs fight one another in. In Ahri against Caitlyn rounds, Ahri’s team is 0.1% less probable to obtain first blood. This implies that she most likely won't be able to get first blood against Caitlyn.

Best Ahri vs Caitlyn Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Dark SealLost Chapter

Core Ahri Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestVoid StaffShadowflame

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapZhonya's HourglassBanshee's VeilHorizon Focus

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Inspiration Minion DematerializerTime Warp Tonic
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Ahri's passive ability p
Ahri q ability q
Ahri w ability w
Ahri e ability e
Ahri's ultimate ability r
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Q
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E
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W
4
Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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W
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Guide to Countering Caitlyn as Ahri

Tips for Playing as Ahri against Caitlyn

Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.

Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.

Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.

Advice to Win Against Caitlyn

You can intercept Ace in the Hole's missile from hitting an ally if you stand in its path.

Keep behind allied minions if Caitlyn is harassing you with Piltover Peacemaker (it deals less damage with each subsequent target).

Ahri vs Caitlyn Counter Stats

Ahri Image
Win Rate
49.8 %
VS
Win Rate
50.2 %
Caitlyn Image
5.8
< Kills >
6.6
5.3
< Deaths >
5.8
7.6
< Assists >
6.7
1.32
< Killing Sprees >
1.53
153
< Minions Killed >
168
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.23
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.59
1,453
< Physical Damage >
17,755
13,552
< Magic Damage >
1,380
4,874
< True Damage >
897
19,879
< Damage Dealt >
20,032
19,968
< Damage Taken >
18,665
10,772
< Gold Earned >
11,937
1.88
< Towers >
2.66
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
4,425
< Total Healing >
3,124
13,565
< Experience >
12,436
20
< Vision Score >
18
9
< Wards Placed >
8
70
< Time Dealing CC >
73

How to Counter Caitlyn with Ahri in LoL

The stats shown here clarify some important Ahri vs. Caitlyn counter stats that can help us distinguish the distinctions between this pair of champions. As an example, Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Caitlyn’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Caitlyn..

Ahri typically has a similar longest killing spree as her counter does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Caitlyn. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Ahri and Caitlyn

Damage Types Compared

Ahri
Caitlyn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Ahri
Caitlyn

Who is Better, Ahri or Caitlyn?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Ahri usually fairs equally well when facing off against Caitlyn, with a 49.8% win rate. Thus, Ahri makes an ok counter to Caitlyn.

While Ahri does have a lower win rate compared to Caitlyn, when facing one another, Ahri also has a lower difficulty level that makes her a less time consuming champion to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Ahri into Caitlyn.

Furthermore, Ahri also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Caitlyn. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Caitlyn matchups, Caitlyn is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Ahri is a somewhat poor counter for Caitlyn. You will do well by focussing your strategy on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Ahri against Caitlyn.

Additional Information for Ahri Players

How We Calculated Our Ahri vs Caitlyn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Caitlyn as Ahri, we analyzed 5,285 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Caitlyn as Ahri comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Ahri in order to counter Caitlyn during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Ahri on average accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Caitlyn. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Ahri versus Caitlyn build include Luden's Tempest, Void Staff, and Shadowflame. When Ahri bought at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better vs Caitlyn than with most other common item sets. In fact, Ahri had an average win rate of 49.8% battling Caitlyn with these items in her kit.

To have the highest likelihood of beating Caitlyn as Ahri, Ahri players should equip the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Minion Dematerializer, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Ahri vs Caitlyn counters, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 49.8% win rate overall.

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