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

Caitlyn vs Shen

How to Beat Shen as Caitlyn in LoL Shen is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Shen as Caitlyn

based on 3,962 Caitlyn vs Shen matchups
Win Rate
49.2 %
K/D/A
2.13
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League matches that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Shen as Caitlyn came out of an analysis of 3962 ranked games where both champs battled one another. This matchup is relatively rare. Caitlyn fights Shen in only 2.8% of her games.

Caitlyn vs Shen Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Caitlyn has done a dismal job of beating Shen. On average, she wins a acceptable 49.2% of games the champions clash against each other in. In Caitlyn vs Shen rounds, Caitlyn’s side is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Shen.

Best Caitlyn vs Shen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceRapid FirecannonThe Collector

Optional Items

Infinity EdgeLord Dominik's RegardsPhantom DancerStormrazor

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 e
>
Last skill for Caitlyn to max out w

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork 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
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Shen as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Shen

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 Shen

Be ready to dodge Shen's taunt and punish him if he misses.

Once Shen reaches level 6, watch out for his global-range ultimate, which can turn fights quickly.

Caitlyn vs Shen Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
49.2 %
VS
Win Rate
50.8 %
Shen Image
6.1
< Kills >
4.1
6
< Deaths >
4.8
6.7
< Assists >
10.2
1.42
< Killing Sprees >
0.93
167
< Minions Killed >
127
0.21
< Dragons Killed >
0.12
0.6
< Inhibitors >
0.44
17,267
< Physical Damage >
6,350
1,259
< Magic Damage >
6,684
923
< True Damage >
1,174
19,451
< Damage Dealt >
14,209
18,723
< Damage Taken >
26,044
11,720
< Gold Earned >
9,931
2.62
< Towers >
1.71
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
3,074
< Total Healing >
2,915
12,149
< Experience >
13,750
18
< Vision Score >
18
8
< Wards Placed >
9
75
< Time Dealing CC >
610

How to Counter Shen with Caitlyn in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here underscore several important Caitlyn versus Shen matchup statistics that may help you realize the distinctions between this set of champs. Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Shen’s ratio of NaN, showing that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Shen..

Caitlyn normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her foe does. On average, she takes less damage than Shen. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Caitlyn and Shen

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Shen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Shen

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Shen?

Both League champions are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Caitlyn usually fairs equally well when playing against Shen, with a 49.2% win rate. Thus, Caitlyn makes an ok counter to Shen.

While Caitlyn does have a lower winrate compared to Shen, when they face off with one another, Caitlyn also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more time consuming champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Caitlyn into Shen.

Furthermore, Caitlyn has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Shen. This 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 Shen matchups, Shen is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Caitlyn is a somewhat poor counter for Shen. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Caitlyn against Shen.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Shen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Shen as Caitlyn, we analyzed 3,962 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 Shen 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 truly master Caitlyn in order to counter Shen during both the early game 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 mind the build and suggestions presented here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn usually picks up a similar amount of CS as Shen. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to have in your Caitlyn versus Shen build include Galeforce, Rapid Firecannon, and The Collector. When Caitlyn used at least these three items in her build, she did much better when facing Shen than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Caitlyn had an average winrate of 49.2% when playing against Shen with this counter build.

To have the greatest probability of coming out on top against Shen as Caitlyn, you should equip the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the runes players used for Caitlyn vs Shen face-offs, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.2% win rate overall.

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