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

Caitlyn vs Soraka

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

How to Beat Soraka as Caitlyn

based on 5,260 Caitlyn vs Soraka matchups
Win Rate
49.6 %
K/D/A
2.3
Pick Rate
3.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of rated League games that we get from Riot Games each week. This guide on how to beat Soraka as Caitlyn resulted from an analysis of 5260 ranked games where both champs faced off against one another. This particular champion matchup is fairly rare. Caitlyn is forced to battle against Soraka in only 3.7% of her rounds.

Caitlyn vs Soraka Matchup Summary

Caitlyn does a average job of beating Soraka. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.6% of the time the champs clash against each other in. In Caitlyn versus Soraka matches, Caitlyn’s side is 0.1% more likely to gain first blood, implying that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Soraka.

Best Caitlyn vs Soraka Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
DaggerNoonquiver

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceRapid FirecannonThe Collector

Optional Items

Phantom DancerStormrazorInfinity EdgeLord 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 e
>
Last skill for Caitlyn to max out w

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCoup 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
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Soraka as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Soraka

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 Soraka

It's easier to focus Soraka than the ally she is healing.

Take advantage of Soraka's long cooldown on Equinox if she uses it to harass.

Focus on attacking Soraka when she ever ventures to the frontline to heal her allies.

Caitlyn vs Soraka Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
49.6 %
VS
Win Rate
50.4 %
Soraka Image
5.9
< Kills >
1
5.3
< Deaths >
5.1
6.3
< Assists >
13.5
1.35
< Killing Sprees >
0.14
168
< Minions Killed >
20
0.21
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.58
< Inhibitors >
0.52
18,317
< Physical Damage >
612
1,338
< Magic Damage >
5,378
917
< True Damage >
297
20,573
< Damage Dealt >
6,287
18,176
< Damage Taken >
15,006
11,547
< Gold Earned >
7,486
2.64
< Towers >
2.02
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
3,234
< Total Healing >
20,248
12,081
< Experience >
10,248
18
< Vision Score >
44
8
< Wards Placed >
20
72
< Time Dealing CC >
204

How to Counter Soraka with Caitlyn in LoL

The stats shown on this page emphasize some influential Caitlyn against Soraka counter stats that can help you explain the differences and similarities between the two. For instance, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Soraka’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Soraka. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.

Caitlyn typically has a much larger longest kill spree than her foe does. Commonly, she receives more damage than Soraka. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Caitlyn and Soraka

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Soraka
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Soraka

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Soraka?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually fairs equally well when taking on Soraka, with a 49.6% win rate. As a result, Caitlyn makes an ok counter to Soraka.

While Caitlyn does have a lower win rate compared to Soraka, when they face off with one another, Caitlyn also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes her a more complex champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Caitlyn into Soraka.

Additionally, Caitlyn has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Soraka. 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 overall in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Soraka matchups, Soraka is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Caitlyn is a somewhat poor counter to Soraka. Focus your tactics on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Caitlyn against Soraka.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Soraka Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Soraka as Caitlyn, we analyzed 5,260 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 Soraka 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 to counter Soraka during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn most often picks up much more CS as Soraka. Champs who typically don't earn many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Caitlyn versus Soraka build include Galeforce, Rapid Firecannon, and The Collector. When Caitlyn bought at least these three items in her build, she did significantly better countering Soraka than with most other common builds. In fact, Caitlyn had an average win rate of 49.6% when countering Soraka with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of beating Soraka as Caitlyn, Caitlyn players should equip 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 builds players used for Caitlyn vs Soraka clashes, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 49.6% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Soraka as Caitlyn are given for all skill levels, merged. To narrow the statistics and builds to a specific player tier, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.