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

Caitlyn vs Varus

How to Beat Varus as Caitlyn in LoL Varus is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Varus as Caitlyn

based on 2,597 Caitlyn vs Varus matchups
Win Rate
49.6 %
K/D/A
2.2
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League rounds each week. In our data, Caitlyn did battle with Varus 2597 times. Using so many matchups for Caitlyn vs Varus provides us faith in our ability to prepare enlightening statistics and a pro build to shatter your foe. This champion matchup is fairly rare. Caitlyn is forced to battle against Varus in only 1.8% of her matches.

Caitlyn vs Varus Matchup Summary

Caitlyn does a ok job of beating Varus. Normally, she wins a acceptable 49.6% of the time the champions oppose each other in. In Caitlyn vs Varus rounds, Caitlyn’s team is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood, indicating that she probably will get first blood versus Varus.

Best Caitlyn vs Varus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth 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 w
>
Last skill for Caitlyn to max out e

Runes

Precision Lethal Tempo Presence of MindLegend: BloodlineCut Down
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
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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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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R

Guide to Countering Varus as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Varus

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 Varus

If you are affected by Blight, Varus' abilities will deal extra damage to you.

When he gets a kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed and is much more dangerous.

You'll get bound in place if a tendril from Varus' ultimate, Chain of Corruption, reaches you. You can cause the tendril to die however by running far enough away from it.

Caitlyn vs Varus Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
49.6 %
VS
Win Rate
50.4 %
Varus Image
6.6
< Kills >
7.6
6.1
< Deaths >
6.1
6.8
< Assists >
6.9
1.54
< Killing Sprees >
1.76
168
< Minions Killed >
160
0.24
< Dragons Killed >
0.24
0.59
< Inhibitors >
0.55
17,729
< Physical Damage >
12,991
1,324
< Magic Damage >
7,839
938
< True Damage >
943
19,993
< Damage Dealt >
21,774
19,459
< Damage Taken >
19,698
12,040
< Gold Earned >
12,149
2.63
< Towers >
2.35
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
3,311
< Total Healing >
2,718
12,685
< Experience >
13,020
19
< Vision Score >
19
9
< Wards Placed >
9
73
< Time Dealing CC >
252

How to Counter Varus with Caitlyn in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here clarify several valuable Caitlyn vs. Varus matchup stats that may help you explain the differences between these two champs. As an example, Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Varus’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Varus..

Caitlyn normally has a similar longest killing spree as her foe does. Commonly, she receives a similar amount of damage to Varus. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Caitlyn and Varus

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Varus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Varus

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Varus?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually fairs equally well when playing against Varus, with a 49.6% win rate. Therefore, Caitlyn makes an ok counter for Varus.

While Caitlyn does have a lower winrate than Varus, when on opposite teams, Caitlyn also has a much greater difficulty level that makes her a more difficult champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Caitlyn into Varus.

Additionally, Caitlyn has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Varus. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Varus matchups, Varus is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Caitlyn is a somewhat poor counter for Varus. Make sure you focus your gameplay on increasing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Caitlyn against Varus.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Varus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Varus as Caitlyn, we analyzed 2,597 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 Varus 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 Varus during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn often picks up a similar amount of CS relative to Varus. Champions who on average don't get much CS often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Caitlyn versus Varus build include Galeforce, Rapid Firecannon, and The Collector. When Caitlyn bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better vs. Varus than with many other common builds. In fact, Caitlyn had an average winrate of 49.6% when countering Varus with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest probability of beating Varus as Caitlyn, you 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 Varus LoL games, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.6% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Varus as Caitlyn are shown for all skill levels combined. To scope the statistics and builds to a specific rank, you should use the selection menu located earlier on the page.