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

Caitlyn vs Zac

How to Beat Zac as Caitlyn in LoL Zac is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Zac as Caitlyn

based on 3,830 Caitlyn vs Zac matchups
Win Rate
46.7 %
K/D/A
2.15
Pick Rate
2.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of recently rated League games that we evaluate each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Zac as Caitlyn came out of an examination of 3830 ranked matches where both champions faced off against each other. This champ pairing is relatively rare. Caitlyn encounters Zac in only 2.7% of her rounds.

Caitlyn vs Zac Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Caitlyn has done a pathetic job of beating Zac. Normally, she wins a lowly 46.7% of matches the champions face one another in. In Caitlyn vs Zac rounds, Caitlyn’s side is 0.1% more probable to get first blood, indicating that she most likely will be able to get first blood against Zac.

Best Caitlyn vs Zac Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordPickaxe

Core Caitlyn Items

~22 Mins
GaleforceRapid FirecannonThe Collector

Optional Items

Infinity EdgeLord Dominik's RegardsStormrazorPhantom Dancer

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash 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 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
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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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
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Zac as Caitlyn

Tips for Playing as Caitlyn against Zac

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 Zac

Kill all of Zac's bloblets when he splits apart to stop him from reforming.

Silences, stuns, roots and knockups will all interrupt Zac when he is charging Elastic Slingshot.

Zac heals from the goo that separates from him. You can crush the goo pieces by stepping on them.

Caitlyn vs Zac Counter Stats

Caitlyn Image
Win Rate
46.7 %
VS
Win Rate
53.3 %
Zac Image
6.4
< Kills >
5.3
6.2
< Deaths >
4.7
6.9
< Assists >
11.3
1.49
< Killing Sprees >
1.21
171
< Minions Killed >
47
0.22
< Dragons Killed >
1.23
0.55
< Inhibitors >
0.44
18,538
< Physical Damage >
1,169
1,331
< Magic Damage >
14,729
1,598
< True Damage >
1,365
21,467
< Damage Dealt >
17,263
19,320
< Damage Taken >
37,093
11,911
< Gold Earned >
10,964
2.52
< Towers >
1.46
0.05
< Baron Takedowns >
0.3
3,148
< Total Healing >
35,947
12,355
< Experience >
13,220
19
< Vision Score >
21
8
< Wards Placed >
6
75
< Time Dealing CC >
479

How to Counter Zac with Caitlyn in LoL

The stats provided here show several valuable Caitlyn versus Zac counter stats that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. Caitlyn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zac’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Caitlyn may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Zac..

Caitlyn normally has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. Typically, she takes less damage than Zac. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the champion with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Caitlyn and Zac

Damage Types Compared

Caitlyn
Zac
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Caitlyn
Zac

Who is Better, Caitlyn or Zac?

Both League champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Caitlyn usually loses when playing against Zac, with a 46.7% win rate. Therefore, Caitlyn makes a poor counter for Zac.

While Caitlyn does have a lower winrate than Zac, when they face off with one another, Caitlyn also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less complex champion to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Caitlyn into Zac.

Furthermore, Caitlyn also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zac. 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 a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Caitlyn vs Zac matchups, Zac is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Caitlyn is a terribly counter for Zac. Make sure you focus your play on keeping up your CS and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Caitlyn against Zac.

Additional Information for Caitlyn Players

How We Calculated Our Caitlyn vs Zac Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zac as Caitlyn, we analyzed 3,830 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 Zac 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 truly master Caitlyn to counter Zac during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Caitlyn most often picks up much more CS relative to Zac. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.

The top items to use in your Caitlyn versus Zac build consist of Galeforce, Rapid Firecannon, and The Collector. When Caitlyn bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed a lot better against Zac than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Caitlyn boasted an average win rate of 46.7% when playing against Zac with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of vanquishing Zac 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. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Caitlyn vs Zac counters, this mixture of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 46.7% winrate overall.

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