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

Caitlyn vs Skarner

How to Beat Skarner as Caitlyn in LoL Skarner is in the a tier of champions
Marksman
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Skarner as Caitlyn

based on 646 Caitlyn vs Skarner matchups
Win Rate
48.1 %
K/D/A
2.28
Pick Rate
0.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League of Legends matches every week. In our dataset, Caitlyn did battle with Skarner in 646 matches. Including so many games with Caitlyn versus Skarner provides us a lot of faith in our capacity to prepare actionable stats and a recommended build to defeat Skarner. This particular champion pairing is somewhat rare. Caitlyn encounters Skarner in only 0.5% of her games.

Caitlyn vs Skarner Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Caitlyn has done a poor job of beating Skarner. Typically, she wins a lowly 48.1% of the time the champions face off with each other in. In Caitlyn against Skarner games, Caitlyn’s team is 0.1% more probable to gain first blood. This implies that she probably will get first blood versus Skarner.

Best Caitlyn vs Skarner Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeRapid Firecannon

Optional Items

The CollectorLord Dominik's Regards

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 w
>
Last skill for Caitlyn to max out e

Runes

Precision Fleet Footwork Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup de Grace
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
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
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W
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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Guide to Countering Skarner as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Skarner

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 Skarner

Skarner is especially dangerous when inside Crystal Spire zones his team controls. Try to capture them ahead of time if a fight may break out around them.

Skarner can't harm you very much outside of short range, so stay away from him!

Skarner's Move Speed is increased as long as his shield, Crystalline Exoskeleton, persists. Attack him to lower his speed.

Caitlyn vs Skarner Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
48.1 %
VS
Win Rate
51.9 %
Skarner Image
6.3
< Kills >
4.3
5.8
< Deaths >
5.2
6.9
< Assists >
9.9
1.46
< Killing Sprees >
0.97
171
< Minions Killed >
48
0.22
< Dragons Killed >
1.32
0.59
< Inhibitors >
0.47
18,245
< Physical Damage >
7,078
1,307
< Magic Damage >
4,536
938
< True Damage >
1,166
20,490
< Damage Dealt >
12,780
19,053
< Damage Taken >
27,679
11,978
< Gold Earned >
10,709
2.67
< Towers >
1.58
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.32
3,129
< Total Healing >
6,304
12,444
< Experience >
13,301
19
< Vision Score >
21
8
< Wards Placed >
7
81
< Time Dealing CC >
675

How to Counter Skarner with Caitlyn in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page emphasize several critical Caitlyn versus Skarner matchup statistics that may help us interpret the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Skarner’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Skarner..

Caitlyn typically has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her matchup does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Skarner. This typically indicates differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Caitlyn and Skarner

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Skarner
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Skarner

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Skarner?

Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Caitlyn usually loses when facing off against Skarner, with a 48.1% win rate. Thus, Caitlyn makes a poor counter for Skarner.

While Caitlyn does have a lower win rate than Skarner, when on opposite teams, Caitlyn also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more challenging champion to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Caitlyn into Skarner.

Moreover, Caitlyn also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Skarner. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Skarner matchups, Skarner is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Caitlyn is a somewhat poor counter to Skarner. Focus your tactics on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Caitlyn against Skarner.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Skarner Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Skarner as Caitlyn, we analyzed 646 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 Skarner 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 truly master Caitlyn in order to counter Skarner during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn usually gets much more CS compared to Skarner. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Caitlyn versus Skarner build consist of Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Rapid Firecannon. When Caitlyn combined at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better vs Skarner than with many other common item sets. In fact, Caitlyn boasted an average winrate of 48.1% when countering Skarner with these items in her kit.

To have the best chance of coming out on top against Skarner as Caitlyn, Caitlyn players should equip the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Caitlyn vs Skarner fights, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 48.1% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Skarner as Caitlyn are shown for all skill levels combined. To scope the stats and builds to an individual player tier, you should use the selection menu earlier on the page.