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 Leona activates Eclipse, you have three seconds to get away from her before she deals damage.
Only foes in the center of Solar Flare get stunned, so you can often avoid this if you're quick.
The stat comparisons provided here show some important Caitlyn vs. Leona counter statistics that may help us explain the differences between the two. For instance, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Leona’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Leona. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.
Caitlyn typically has a much larger longest kill spree than her foe does. Commonly, she receives less damage than Leona. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Caitlyn usually fairs equally well when facing off against Leona, with a 49.9% win rate. As a result, Caitlyn makes an ok counter to Leona.
While Caitlyn does have a lower win rate than Leona, when facing one another, Caitlyn also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult champ to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Caitlyn into Leona.
Moreover, Caitlyn also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Leona. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Leona matchups, Leona is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Caitlyn is a somewhat poor counter for Leona. Make sure you focus your actions on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Caitlyn against Leona.
If you would like to truly master Caitlyn to counter Leona during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Caitlyn usually accumulates much more CS relative to Leona. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, 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 do better than the numbers reported here to do well.
The top items to focus on in your Caitlyn versus Leona build consist of Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Caitlyn bought at least these three items in her build, she performed much better against Leona than with most other common builds. In fact, Caitlyn boasted an average win rate of 49.9% battling Leona with these items in her kit.
To have the highest likelihood of vanquishing Leona 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 combinations players chose for Caitlyn vs Leona clashes, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.9% winrate overall.
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