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

Caitlyn vs Kayle

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

based on 4,627 Caitlyn vs Kayle matchups
Win Rate
48.8 %
K/D/A
2.3
Pick Rate
3.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of ranked League games every week. In our dataset, Caitlyn battled Kayle in 4627 games. Having so many games with Caitlyn versus Kayle provides us a lot of confidence in our capacity to provide useful statistics and a solid build to destroy Kayle. This pairing is somewhat rare. Caitlyn is forced to battle against Kayle in only 3.3% of her rounds.

Caitlyn vs Kayle Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Caitlyn has done a below average job of countering Kayle. On average, she wins a acceptable 48.8% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Caitlyn against Kayle matches, Caitlyn’s team is 0.1% more probable to earn first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood versus Kayle.

Best Caitlyn vs Kayle Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
DaggerNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceRapid FirecannonStormrazor

Optional Items

The CollectorInfinity EdgePhantom DancerBloodthirster

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash 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
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
8
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

Guide to Countering Kayle as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Kayle

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 Kayle

Kayle starts the game as a weaker melee champion. Try to put her behind before she ascends to her ranged form.

Divine Judgment only grants Kayle or her allies immunity to damage. Slows and stuns can still be applied, so trap them if they're being overzealous.

Kayle is usually a fragile target. If you see her ultimate cast on an ally, switch to attacking her.

Caitlyn vs Kayle Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
48.8 %
VS
Win Rate
51.2 %
Kayle Image
6.4
< Kills >
5.1
5.6
< Deaths >
5.4
6.5
< Assists >
5.5
1.48
< Killing Sprees >
1.15
169
< Minions Killed >
185
0.23
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.67
< Inhibitors >
0.56
17,424
< Physical Damage >
5,372
1,345
< Magic Damage >
12,051
803
< True Damage >
1,346
19,574
< Damage Dealt >
18,770
18,489
< Damage Taken >
23,110
11,848
< Gold Earned >
12,123
2.86
< Towers >
2.67
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
3,179
< Total Healing >
5,846
12,363
< Experience >
15,006
18
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
8
72
< Time Dealing CC >
219

How to Counter Kayle with Caitlyn in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore several valuable Caitlyn versus Kayle matchup statistics that can help you appreciate the differences between the two. For instance, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kayle’s ratio of NaN, showing that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Kayle..

Caitlyn typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her opponent does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Kayle. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Caitlyn and Kayle

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Kayle
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Kayle

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Kayle?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Caitlyn usually loses when facing off against Kayle, with a 48.8% win rate. Therefore, Caitlyn makes a bad counter for Kayle.

While Caitlyn does have a lower winrate than Kayle, when on opposite teams, Caitlyn also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less difficult character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Caitlyn into Kayle.

Additionally, Caitlyn has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kayle. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Kayle matchups, Kayle is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during teamfights.

Caitlyn is a somewhat poor counter for Kayle. Focus your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Caitlyn against Kayle.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Kayle Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Kayle as Caitlyn, we analyzed 4,627 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 Kayle 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 in order to counter Kayle during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn most often accumulates a similar amount of CS as Kayle. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. 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 need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Caitlyn versus Kayle build consist of Galeforce, Rapid Firecannon, and Stormrazor. When Caitlyn incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did much better against Kayle than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Caitlyn had an average winrate of 48.8% when countering Kayle with these items in her kit.

To have the highest probability of annihilating Kayle as Caitlyn, you should take the Lethal Tempo, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Caitlyn vs Kayle LoL games, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 48.8% winrate overall.

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