During short range fights it's sometimes best to fire Piercing Arrow quickly, rather than charging it to full power.
Try to take advantage of Piercing Arrow's very long range to snipe at enemy champions before a fight or as they're trying to flee.
An early point in Blighted Quiver helps harass enemy champions and get killing blows on minions.
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.
The stat comparisons shown on this page highlight several valuable Varus vs. Caitlyn matchup stats that can help us grasp the distinctions between the two. For instance, Varus’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Caitlyn’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Varus may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Caitlyn..
Varus normally has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Caitlyn. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Varus usually wins when playing against Caitlyn, with a 52.0% win rate. Therefore, Varus makes a good counter for Caitlyn.
While Varus does have a higher winrate than Caitlyn, when they face off with one another, Varus also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less challenging character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Varus into Caitlyn.
Furthermore, Varus has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Caitlyn. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Varus vs Caitlyn matchups, Varus is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Varus is a decent counter to Caitlyn. Focus your strategy on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Varus against Caitlyn.
To truly master Varus in order to counter Caitlyn during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Varus on average accumulates a similar amount of CS as Caitlyn. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.
The top items to have in your Varus versus Caitlyn build include Youmuu's Ghostblade, Muramana, and Serylda's Grudge. When Varus included at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when fighting Caitlyn than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Varus had an average winrate of 52.0% battling Caitlyn with this counter build.
To have the highest likelihood of vanquishing Caitlyn as Varus, you should use the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Magical Footwear runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Varus vs Caitlyn counters, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 52.0% winrate overall.
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