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.
Xerath's range can be intimidating, but most champions who close distance with him can trade favorably.
Banshee's Veil will make it much harder for Xerath to land Shocking Orb on you.
Xerath takes a long time to engage Rite of the Arcane. Watch for his spellcast animation and start dodging.
The stats shown here highlight several valuable Caitlyn vs. Xerath matchup statistics that may help us realize the differences between the two. Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Xerath’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Xerath..
Caitlyn typically has a similar longest killing spree as her enemy does. On average, she receives more damage than Xerath. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Caitlyn usually loses when playing against Xerath, with a 46.6% win rate. Therefore, Caitlyn makes a bad counter for Xerath.
While Caitlyn does have a lower win rate compared to Xerath, when they face off with one another, Caitlyn also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less time consuming champ to learn and master. You may get destroyed when picking Caitlyn into Xerath.
Furthermore, Caitlyn also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Xerath. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Xerath matchups, Xerath is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Caitlyn is a garbage counter to Xerath. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Caitlyn against Xerath.
To truly master Caitlyn to counter Xerath during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Caitlyn on average gets more CS as Xerath. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Caitlyn versus Xerath build include Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and Stormrazor. When Caitlyn included at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better vs Xerath than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Caitlyn had an average winrate of 46.6% when playing against Xerath with this counter build.
To have the highest likelihood of beating Xerath as Caitlyn, Caitlyn players 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 rune builds players picked for Caitlyn vs Xerath fights, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 46.6% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Xerath as Caitlyn are displayed for all skill levels combined. To narrow the stats and builds to a distinct rank, you should use the selection menu earlier on the page.