Build Guide by darksplash2
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Introduction - Whatsup About Caitlyn
Hey guys hows it going. If you are reading this obviously you have made a SMART decision. It is very rare that I ever lose when I use this build with Ashe or Caitlyn. She is a great ad ranged carry. This build will maximize your skill ONLY AND ONLY IF you ARE good with Caitlyn. Let us MOVE on.
Most People that i have talked to usually say 21/0/9 but i go 22/0/8. Do NOT stray far away from these masteries as it will go bad.
First of when i talk to people about when they are playing Caitie in EARLY GAME they say to get 2 dorans blades if you are midding. I have not found this usefel,but i see why they would recommend that. it is a good strategy early game for MID. 2 dorans blades gives you lots of life steal, more health, and attack power which could be very beneficial to you as in helping you stay alive LONGER. My item list is interchangeable according to what is needed in battle. Last Whisper, Frozen Mallet, and a Banshees Veil can support my build very well. NEVER NEVER get Phantom Dancer as your first big item. It SHOULD ALMOST ALWAYS BE AN INFINITY EDGE. Sometimes if you really need to get a Black Cleaver to start as your first big item. I play aggressively and the order in which i put my item purchases show why.
The skill sequence i chose is what i usually do. LIke i said i am very aggressive. i like to maximize my Q and E (net) first. I don't really use my traps until late game which become very important. Do not be afraid to use these as wards because they basically are physical wards that if hidden correctly can not be seen and helps keep map awareness. I play mid alot and only rarely do i get a trap as a 2nd or 3rd skill. If they have twitch, eve, or someone who can turn invisible then thats when i plant traps on both sides of mid to protect me from hidden enemies. Wards can get expensive early game and people complain about having to buy them over and over. With my runes, they allow you to use lots of your mana because the regeneration is very fast. I rarely use Q to kill minions although it does help. I MAINLY use it to harass and or kill the other player. When i LANE WITH PEOPLE i make SURE to get the NET which is my (E) as soon as possible to save my life or theirs.
I have tried different varieties of summoner skills. The best choice i think are ghost and flash for the reason that you are almost always focused in team fights so its good to be able to act as a tank do damage and then run away and your team finishes them off.
Pros / Cons
Caitie is squishy.
Caitie when fully built properly can melt champions including tanks.
Caitie does not have to worry about being squishy as much if she is doing over 1000 critical damage every other hit lol. Just keep that in mind.
Caitie is slow so i like to get boots of swiftness rather than berserker greaves.
She is fun to play and a GREAT ad carry. Her ult can be blocked but if you are smart line your shots as best you can.
Caitie is very good at causing mass amounts of damage is built properly and fully. She will be targeted for that very reason. in team fights just make sure to stay within maximum range of the fight while still causing damage to maximize your attack damage. Good Luck and i hoped this helped.