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

Caitlyn vs Katarina

How to Beat Katarina as Caitlyn in LoL Katarina is in the a tier of champions
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Assassin Mage

How to Beat Katarina as Caitlyn

based on 4,613 Caitlyn vs Katarina matchups
Win Rate
49.6 %
K/D/A
2.18
Pick Rate
3.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of ranked LoL rounds every week. Within our database, Caitlyn battled Katarina 4613 times. With so many games with Caitlyn versus Katarina gives us faith in our capacity to produce informative stats and a solid build to smash your opposition. This champion matchup is somewhat rare. Caitlyn is forced to battle against Katarina in only 3.3% of her rounds.

Caitlyn vs Katarina Matchup Summary

Caitlyn has done a ok job of countering Katarina. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.6% of games the champs fight one another in. In Caitlyn against Katarina matches, Caitlyn’s team is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood versus Katarina.

Best Caitlyn vs Katarina Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordPickaxe

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
Kraken SlayerInfinity EdgeRapid Firecannon

Optional Items

StormrazorThe CollectorPhantom DancerLord Dominik's Regards

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: BloodlineCut Down
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
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 Katarina as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Katarina

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 Katarina

Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.

Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.

Caitlyn vs Katarina Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
49.6 %
VS
Win Rate
50.4 %
Katarina Image
6.6
< Kills >
9.4
6.2
< Deaths >
6.4
6.9
< Assists >
5.9
1.53
< Killing Sprees >
2.03
165
< Minions Killed >
146
0.2
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.57
< Inhibitors >
0.36
17,526
< Physical Damage >
2,800
1,382
< Magic Damage >
19,148
869
< True Damage >
1,378
19,777
< Damage Dealt >
23,327
18,761
< Damage Taken >
25,385
11,771
< Gold Earned >
12,173
2.5
< Towers >
1.47
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,003
< Total Healing >
3,197
12,233
< Experience >
13,605
18
< Vision Score >
16
8
< Wards Placed >
7
71
< Time Dealing CC >
25

How to Counter Katarina with Caitlyn in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore several valuable Caitlyn vs. Katarina matchup stats that can help us understand the distinctions between these two champions. As an example, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Katarina’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Katarina..

Caitlyn typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her opponent does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Katarina. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Caitlyn and Katarina

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Katarina
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Katarina

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Katarina?

Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Katarina, with a 49.6% win rate. Therefore, Caitlyn makes an ok counter to Katarina.

While Caitlyn does have a lower winrate than Katarina, when they face off with one another, Caitlyn also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less challenging champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Caitlyn into Katarina.

Moreover, Caitlyn also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Katarina. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Katarina matchups, Katarina is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Caitlyn is a somewhat poor counter for Katarina. Make sure you focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Caitlyn against Katarina.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Katarina Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Katarina as Caitlyn, we analyzed 4,613 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 Katarina 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

If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Caitlyn to counter Katarina during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for 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 gets a similar amount of CS relative to Katarina. Champs who on average don't earn much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They 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 a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Caitlyn versus Katarina build consist of Kraken Slayer, Infinity Edge, and Rapid Firecannon. When Caitlyn used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed a lot better when facing Katarina than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Caitlyn boasted an average win rate of 49.6% when countering Katarina with this build.

To have the best probability of crushing Katarina as Caitlyn, Caitlyn players should use the Lethal Tempo, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players picked for Caitlyn vs Katarina LoL games, this sequence of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.6% winrate overall.

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