How to Win Caitlyn vs Gwen Counter Matchup Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions

Caitlyn vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Caitlyn in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Gwen as Caitlyn

based on 2,835 Caitlyn vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
50.8 %
K/D/A
2.31
Pick Rate
2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated LoL rounds that we get from Riot Games every week. Our guide on how to beat Gwen as Caitlyn resulted from an analysis of 2835 ranked matches where both champs faced off against each other. This particular champion pairing is somewhat rare. Caitlyn is forced to battle against Gwen in only 2.0% of her games.

Caitlyn vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Caitlyn does a average job of beating Gwen. Normally, she wins a acceptable 50.8% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Caitlyn against Gwen matches, Caitlyn’s side is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that she probably will get first blood against Gwen.

Best Caitlyn vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeRapid Firecannon

Optional Items

StormrazorLord Dominik's RegardsThe Collector

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerheal summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup de Grace
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Caitlyn's passive ability p
Caitlyn q ability q
Caitlyn w ability w
Caitlyn e ability e
Caitlyn's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
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Q
10
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

Guide to Countering Gwen as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Gwen

Fire 90 Caliber Net away from the opponent to close the gap or hop over walls.

Avoid using Ace in the Hole in large team melees as it might be blocked by the wrong target.

Make use of her Yordle Snap Traps by placing them pre-emptively to ensure that you'll have one off of cooldown during combat.

Advice to Win Against Gwen

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Caitlyn vs Gwen Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
50.8 %
VS
Win Rate
49.2 %
Gwen Image
6.6
< Kills >
6
5.8
< Deaths >
5.9
6.8
< Assists >
4.6
1.52
< Killing Sprees >
1.38
170
< Minions Killed >
160
0.23
< Dragons Killed >
0.18
0.61
< Inhibitors >
0.54
17,418
< Physical Damage >
2,992
1,411
< Magic Damage >
12,510
827
< True Damage >
5,750
19,658
< Damage Dealt >
21,253
18,666
< Damage Taken >
29,417
11,976
< Gold Earned >
11,760
2.71
< Towers >
2.48
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
3,227
< Total Healing >
5,927
12,487
< Experience >
14,567
18
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
73
< Time Dealing CC >
112

How to Counter Gwen with Caitlyn in LoL

The stats provided here emphasize several vital Caitlyn vs. Gwen matchup statistics that can help us grasp the differences and similarities between this set of champs. For instance, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, showing that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Gwen..

Caitlyn typically has a similar longest kill spree as her opponent does. On average, she takes less damage than Gwen. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Caitlyn and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Gwen

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Gwen?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually fairs equally well when facing off against Gwen, with a 50.8% win rate. As a result, Caitlyn makes an ok counter to Gwen.

While Caitlyn does have a higher win rate compared to Gwen, when they face off with one another, Caitlyn also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more difficult character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Caitlyn into Gwen.

Furthermore, Caitlyn also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Gwen. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Gwen matchups, Caitlyn is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Caitlyn is a decent counter to Gwen. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Caitlyn against Gwen.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Caitlyn, we analyzed 2,835 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 Gwen as Caitlyn 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

To truly master Caitlyn in order to counter Gwen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn typically accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Gwen. Champions who on average don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown here to do well.

The most important items to use in your Caitlyn versus Gwen build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Rapid Firecannon. When Caitlyn bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better against Gwen than with many other common item sets. In fact, Caitlyn had an average win rate of 50.8% when playing against Gwen with this build.

To have the greatest chance of crushing Gwen as Caitlyn, you should take the Lethal Tempo, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune builds players picked for Caitlyn vs Gwen fights, this order of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 50.8% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Gwen as Caitlyn are shown for all skill levels, merged. To scope the statistics and builds to a particular player tier, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.