How to Win Caitlyn vs Kai'Sa Counter Matchup Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions

Caitlyn vs Kai'Sa

How to Beat Kai'Sa as Caitlyn in LoL Kai'Sa is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Kai'Sa as Caitlyn

based on 9,380 Caitlyn vs Kai'Sa matchups
Win Rate
51.2 %
K/D/A
2.29
Pick Rate
6.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated LoL matches that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Kai'Sa as Caitlyn resulted from an examination of 9380 ranked games where both champs faced each other. This particular champion matchup is relatively uncommon. Caitlyn encounters Kai'Sa in only 6.7% of her games.

Caitlyn vs Kai'Sa Matchup Summary

Caitlyn does a decent job of beating Kai'Sa. Normally, she wins a acceptable 51.2% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Caitlyn vs Kai'Sa games, Caitlyn’s team is 0.0% more probable to get first blood. This implies that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Kai'Sa.

Best Caitlyn vs Kai'Sa Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
PickaxeNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeBloodthirster

Optional Items

Guardian AngelStormrazorThe CollectorPhantom Dancer

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 Fleet Footwork Presence of MindLegend: AlacrityCoup de Grace
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive HealthScaling
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
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
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 Kai'Sa as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Kai'Sa

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 Kai'Sa

Kai'Sa is very vulnerable to getting outranged by mages and long range carries.

Make sure to place wards in your blind spots so you can see Kai'Sa coming.

Kai'Sa is very good at picking off isolated enemies. Stick together against her.

Caitlyn vs Kai'Sa Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
51.2 %
VS
Win Rate
48.8 %
Kai'Sa Image
6.7
< Kills >
8
5.9
< Deaths >
5.7
6.8
< Assists >
5.9
1.56
< Killing Sprees >
1.81
170
< Minions Killed >
171
0.23
< Dragons Killed >
0.27
0.6
< Inhibitors >
0.5
17,986
< Physical Damage >
12,537
1,353
< Magic Damage >
5,411
967
< True Damage >
1,809
20,306
< Damage Dealt >
19,758
18,672
< Damage Taken >
19,495
12,043
< Gold Earned >
12,669
2.75
< Towers >
2.17
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.09
3,041
< Total Healing >
2,956
12,481
< Experience >
12,721
19
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
8
74
< Time Dealing CC >
29

How to Counter Kai'Sa with Caitlyn in LoL

The stats provided here feature some critical Caitlyn versus Kai'Sa matchup stats that can help us interpret the differences and similarities between this pair of champs. As an example, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Kai'Sa’s ratio of NaN, showing that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Kai'Sa..

Caitlyn often has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. On average, she takes a similar amount of damage to Kai'Sa. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Caitlyn and Kai'Sa

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Kai'Sa
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Kai'Sa

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Kai'Sa?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually wins when playing against Kai'Sa, with a 51.2% win rate. As a result, Caitlyn makes a good counter to Kai'Sa.

While Caitlyn does have a higher win rate than Kai'Sa, when facing one another, Caitlyn also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Caitlyn into Kai'Sa.

Furthermore, Caitlyn has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Kai'Sa. 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 one best champion in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Kai'Sa matchups, Caitlyn is the better champion with a higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Caitlyn is a decent counter for Kai'Sa. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Caitlyn against Kai'Sa.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Kai'Sa Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kai'Sa as Caitlyn, we analyzed 9,380 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 Kai'Sa 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 learn all of the intricacies of Caitlyn to counter Kai'Sa during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn usually gets a similar amount of CS as Kai'Sa. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Caitlyn versus Kai'Sa build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Caitlyn used at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better vs Kai'Sa than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Caitlyn had an average winrate of 51.2% when playing against Kai'Sa with this build.

To have the highest probability of crushing Kai'Sa as Caitlyn, Caitlyn players should use the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Caitlyn vs Kai'Sa clashes, this combo of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 51.2% win rate overall.

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