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

Caitlyn vs Xerath

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

based on 5,293 Caitlyn vs Xerath matchups
Win Rate
46.6 %
K/D/A
2.1
Pick Rate
3.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of recently ranked LoL matches each and every week. Within our database, Caitlyn engaged Xerath in 5293 games. Including so many games with Caitlyn versus Xerath provides us confidence in our capacity to prepare actionable stats and a supported build to wreck Xerath. This particular matchup is relatively rare. Caitlyn fights Xerath in only 3.8% of her rounds.

Caitlyn vs Xerath Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Caitlyn does a terrible job of beating Xerath. Normally, she wins a lowly 46.6% of the time the champs clash against one another in. In Caitlyn versus Xerath matches, Caitlyn’s side is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that she probably will get first blood versus Xerath.

Best Caitlyn vs Xerath Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordPickaxe

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceInfinity EdgeStormrazor

Optional Items

Rapid FirecannonBloodthirsterPhantom DancerThe Collector

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 Fleet Footwork 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
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
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Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
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W
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Xerath as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Xerath

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 Xerath

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.

Caitlyn vs Xerath Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
46.6 %
VS
Win Rate
53.4 %
Xerath Image
6.2
< Kills >
5.4
6
< Deaths >
5
6.4
< Assists >
9.6
1.45
< Killing Sprees >
1.21
169
< Minions Killed >
92
0.21
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.44
16,320
< Physical Damage >
542
1,329
< Magic Damage >
22,187
823
< True Damage >
1,000
18,473
< Damage Dealt >
23,730
20,512
< Damage Taken >
15,346
11,829
< Gold Earned >
10,631
2.38
< Towers >
1.64
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
3,520
< Total Healing >
1,262
12,586
< Experience >
12,575
19
< Vision Score >
36
9
< Wards Placed >
17
70
< Time Dealing CC >
180

How to Counter Xerath with Caitlyn in LoL

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.

Differences between Caitlyn and Xerath

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Xerath
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Xerath

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Xerath?

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.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Xerath Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xerath as Caitlyn, we analyzed 5,293 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 Xerath 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 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.