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

Caitlyn vs Nami

How to Beat Nami as Caitlyn in LoL Nami is in the a tier of champions
Marksman
Support Mage

How to Beat Nami as Caitlyn

based on 5,679 Caitlyn vs Nami matchups
Win Rate
49.7 %
K/D/A
2.22
Pick Rate
4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our counter statistics from the millions of rated League matches that we analyze each week. This guide on how to beat Nami as Caitlyn came out of an evaluation of 5679 ranked matches where both champs faced each other. This counter pairing is relatively uncommon. Caitlyn fights Nami in only 4.0% of her matches.

Caitlyn vs Nami Matchup Summary

Caitlyn has done a ok job of beating Nami. On average, she wins a acceptable 49.7% of the time the champions battle each other in. In Caitlyn vs Nami rounds, Caitlyn’s team is 0.1% more expected to gain first blood. This indicates that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Nami.

Best Caitlyn vs Nami Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordPickaxe

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceRapid FirecannonStormrazor

Optional Items

The CollectorInfinity EdgeLord Dominik's RegardsPhantom Dancer

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 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
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
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 Nami as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Nami

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 Nami

Tidal Wave has a very long range but travels slowly, be aware of when it is coming your way as you can move out of its path.

Try to avoid fighting an opponent affected by Tidecaller's Blessing, it lasts a short duration so waiting it out can help you greatly.

Aqua Prison is a very powerful ability with a long cooldown, take advantage of the situation if Nami misses this ability.

Caitlyn vs Nami Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
49.7 %
VS
Win Rate
50.3 %
Nami Image
6.3
< Kills >
1.8
5.8
< Deaths >
5.1
6.6
< Assists >
14.8
1.47
< Killing Sprees >
0.34
171
< Minions Killed >
13
0.22
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.59
< Inhibitors >
0.56
17,821
< Physical Damage >
851
1,390
< Magic Damage >
7,316
881
< True Damage >
683
20,092
< Damage Dealt >
8,851
18,677
< Damage Taken >
15,480
11,896
< Gold Earned >
7,989
2.66
< Towers >
2.19
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,146
< Total Healing >
9,645
12,332
< Experience >
10,612
19
< Vision Score >
50
8
< Wards Placed >
24
74
< Time Dealing CC >
186

How to Counter Nami with Caitlyn in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here highlight some influential Caitlyn versus Nami matchup statistics that may help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Nami’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Nami. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.

Caitlyn typically has a much larger longest kill spree than her foe does. Commonly, she takes more damage than Nami. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the champ with higher HP has less mobility and thus is not able to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Caitlyn and Nami

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Nami
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Nami

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Nami?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Nami, with a 49.7% win rate. Thus, Caitlyn makes an ok counter for Nami.

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

Additionally, Caitlyn also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Nami. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Nami matchups, Nami is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Caitlyn is a somewhat poor counter for Nami. You will do well by focussing your strategy on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Caitlyn against Nami.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Nami Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nami as Caitlyn, we analyzed 5,679 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 Nami 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 Nami 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 pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn most often racks up much more CS compared to Nami. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be effective, such as supports. They 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, often have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Caitlyn versus Nami build consist of Galeforce, Rapid Firecannon, and Stormrazor. When Caitlyn combined at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better vs Nami than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Caitlyn had an average winrate of 49.7% when countering Nami with this counter build.

To have the best probability of annihilating Nami as Caitlyn, you should take 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 sets we have analyed for Caitlyn vs Nami counter picks, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.7% winrate overall.

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