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

Caitlyn vs Sona

How to Beat Sona as Caitlyn in LoL Sona is in the s tier of champions
Marksman
Support Mage

How to Beat Sona as Caitlyn

based on 5,919 Caitlyn vs Sona matchups
Win Rate
47.2 %
K/D/A
2.33
Pick Rate
4.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League of Legends matches that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Sona as Caitlyn came out of an evaluation of 5919 ranked games where both champs opposed one another. This counter matchup is somewhat uncommon. Caitlyn has to counter Sona in only 4.2% of her matches.

Caitlyn vs Sona Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Caitlyn has done a below average job of beating Sona. Typically, she wins a lowly 47.2% of games the champs fight one another in. In Caitlyn versus Sona matches, Caitlyn’s team is 0.1% more expected to get first blood. This implies that she probably will be able to get first blood against Sona.

Best Caitlyn vs Sona Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
PickaxeNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeStormrazor

Optional Items

The CollectorPhantom DancerRapid FirecannonLord 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 Lethal Tempo Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCut Down
Sorcery Absolute FocusGathering Storm
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
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
10
W
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R
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W
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W
14
E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Sona as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Sona

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 Sona

Spread out when you see Sona so she can't make your entire team dance.

Kill Sona first, as she will heal up her team if left alone for too long.

Caitlyn vs Sona Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
47.2 %
VS
Win Rate
52.8 %
Sona Image
6.2
< Kills >
2
5.4
< Deaths >
5.2
6.4
< Assists >
13.9
1.44
< Killing Sprees >
0.38
167
< Minions Killed >
16
0.22
< Dragons Killed >
0.06
0.55
< Inhibitors >
0.63
17,998
< Physical Damage >
1,516
1,328
< Magic Damage >
7,165
873
< True Damage >
407
20,199
< Damage Dealt >
9,089
18,381
< Damage Taken >
17,156
11,673
< Gold Earned >
7,977
2.63
< Towers >
2.43
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,089
< Total Healing >
13,479
12,031
< Experience >
10,466
18
< Vision Score >
46
8
< Wards Placed >
22
75
< Time Dealing CC >
37

How to Counter Sona with Caitlyn in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here highlight several influential Caitlyn against Sona counter statistics that can help us interpret the distinctions between the two. As an example, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Sona’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Sona. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Caitlyn often has a much larger longest killing spree than her opponent does. Typically, she receives a similar amount of damage to Sona. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Caitlyn and Sona

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Sona
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Sona

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Sona?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually loses when taking on Sona, with a 47.2% win rate. As a result, Caitlyn makes a bad counter to Sona.

While Caitlyn does have a lower winrate compared to Sona, when facing one another, Caitlyn also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more time consuming champion to develop with. You may get destroyed when picking Caitlyn into Sona.

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

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Sona matchups, Sona is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Caitlyn is a bad counter to Sona. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Caitlyn against Sona.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Sona Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sona as Caitlyn, we analyzed 5,919 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 Sona 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 learn all of the intricacies of Caitlyn to counter Sona during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn most often gets much more CS compared to Sona. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported here to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Caitlyn versus Sona build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Stormrazor. When Caitlyn included at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better when facing Sona than with many other typical builds. In fact, Caitlyn boasted an average win rate of 47.2% battling Sona with these items in her kit.

To have the highest likelihood of vanquishing Sona as Caitlyn, Caitlyn players should equip the Lethal Tempo, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, 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 Sona clashes, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 47.2% winrate overall.

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