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

Olaf vs Caitlyn

How to Beat Caitlyn as Olaf in LoL Caitlyn is in the a tier of champions
Fighter Tank
Marksman

How to Beat Caitlyn as Olaf

based on 3,728 Olaf vs Caitlyn matchups
Win Rate
50.2 %
K/D/A
1.86
Pick Rate
7.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup stats from the millions of rated LoL matches that we evaluate each week. Our guide on how to beat Caitlyn as Olaf resulted from an evaluation of 3728 ranked games where both champions faced each other. This pairing is relatively uncommon. Olaf encounters Caitlyn in only 7.8% of his rounds.

Olaf vs Caitlyn Matchup Summary

Olaf has done a ok job of beating Caitlyn. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.2% of the time the champions clash against each other in. In Olaf against Caitlyn games, Olaf’s side is 0.0% more probable to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Caitlyn.

Best Olaf vs Caitlyn Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Hearthbound AxeSheen

Core Olaf Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerSterak's GageDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusSpirit VisageBlack CleaverInfinity Edge

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerhaste summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Olaf to level up q
>
Second ability for Olaf to level up e
>
Last skill for Olaf to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Inspiration Magical FootwearApproach Velocity
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Olaf's passive ability p
Olaf q ability q
Olaf w ability w
Olaf e ability e
Olaf's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Caitlyn as Olaf

Tips for Playing as Olaf against Caitlyn

Olaf can combine Berserker Rage, Vicious Strikes, and Ragnarok at low life to become deceptively strong.

The bonus healing granted by Vicious Strikes amplifies your Life Steal from all sources as well as heals from allies.

Advice to Win Against Caitlyn

Keep behind allied minions if Caitlyn is harassing you with Piltover Peacemaker (it deals less damage with each subsequent target).

You can intercept Ace in the Hole's missile from hitting an ally if you stand in its path.

Olaf vs Caitlyn Counter Stats

Olaf Image
Win Rate
50.2 %
VS
Win Rate
49.8 %
Caitlyn Image
7.2
< Kills >
6.8
6.6
< Deaths >
5.9
5.1
< Assists >
7.1
1.65
< Killing Sprees >
1.59
129
< Minions Killed >
167
0.48
< Dragons Killed >
0.21
0.54
< Inhibitors >
0.56
15,130
< Physical Damage >
17,631
189
< Magic Damage >
1,315
6,219
< True Damage >
1,107
21,540
< Damage Dealt >
20,055
29,088
< Damage Taken >
18,937
12,122
< Gold Earned >
11,969
2.44
< Towers >
2.59
0.12
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
8,462
< Total Healing >
3,508
14,071
< Experience >
12,440
17
< Vision Score >
18
7
< Wards Placed >
8
372
< Time Dealing CC >
69

How to Counter Caitlyn with Olaf in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore some vital Olaf versus Caitlyn matchup stats that may help you grasp the distinctions between the two. For instance, Olaf’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Caitlyn’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Olaf may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Caitlyn..

Olaf typically has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. On average, he receives more damage than Caitlyn. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Olaf and Caitlyn

Damage Types Compared

Olaf
Caitlyn
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Olaf
Caitlyn

Who is Better, Olaf or Caitlyn?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Olaf usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Caitlyn, with a 50.2% win rate. As a result, Olaf makes an ok counter to Caitlyn.

While Olaf does have a higher winrate than Caitlyn, when on opposite teams, Olaf also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less complex champ to develop with. You still need to be cautious when picking Olaf into Caitlyn.

Moreover, Olaf has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Caitlyn. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Olaf vs Caitlyn matchups, Olaf is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Olaf is a decent counter for Caitlyn. Focus your actions on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Olaf against Caitlyn.

Additional Information for Olaf Players

How We Calculated Our Olaf vs Caitlyn Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Caitlyn as Olaf, we analyzed 3,728 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 Caitlyn as Olaf 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 Olaf to counter Caitlyn during both the laning 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 mind the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Olaf on average picks up a similar amount of CS as Caitlyn. Champs who on average don't get much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Olaf versus Caitlyn build consist of Goredrinker, Sterak's Gage, and Death's Dance. When Olaf incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Caitlyn than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Olaf had an average win rate of 50.2% when playing against Caitlyn with these items in his kit.

To have the best probability of beating Caitlyn as Olaf, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Olaf vs Caitlyn counters, this mix of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.2% winrate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Caitlyn as Olaf are displayed for all skill levels, merged. To narrow the statistics and builds to an individual division, you can use the selection menu at the top of this page.