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.
When Kayn is in terrain near you, you will get a visual warning on the edge of the terrain he's in.
Umbral Trespass requires Kayn to damage a target first. Try to dodge Blade's Reach to deny him a long range cast of Umbral Trespass.
Damage Kayn while he's in Shadow Step to shorten its duration, or apply hard crowd control (stun, charm, knockup, etc) to end Shadow Step immediately.
The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize some critical Caitlyn against Kayn counter stats that can help you explain the distinctions between these two champions. Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Kayn’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Kayn..
Caitlyn normally has a similar longest killing spree as her foe does. On average, she takes less damage than Kayn. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually loses when trying to fight Kayn, with a 48.6% win rate. Therefore, Caitlyn makes a bad counter for Kayn.
While Caitlyn does have a lower winrate than Kayn, when facing one another, Caitlyn also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less complex champion to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Caitlyn into Kayn.
Additionally, Caitlyn has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Kayn. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Kayn matchups, Kayn is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Caitlyn is a somewhat poor counter to Kayn. Make sure you focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Caitlyn against Kayn.
To learn all of the intricacies of Caitlyn in order to counter Kayn during both the early game 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 tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Caitlyn on average racks up much more CS as Kayn. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.
The ideal items to focus on in your Caitlyn versus Kayn build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Bloodthirster. When Caitlyn used at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better versus Kayn than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Caitlyn boasted an average win rate of 48.6% when playing against Kayn with this counter build.
To have the highest likelihood of beating Kayn as Caitlyn, Caitlyn players should equip the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Caitlyn vs Kayn battles, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.6% winrate overall.
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