Caitlyn Build Guide by CookieMunzta
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One of the reasons Piltover is known as the City of Progress is because it has an extraordinarily low crime rate. This hasn't always been the case; brigands and thieves of all sorts used to find the city-state an ideal mark for plunder, primarily due to the valuable resources it imports to fuel its techmaturgical research. Some even theorize that it would have fallen long ago to the chaos of organized crime if not for Caitlyn, the Sheriff of Piltover. Born the daughter of a wealthy statesman and a pioneering hextech researcher, Caitlyn discovered her natural gift for investigation when, at age 14, her father was assaulted and robbed on his way home. She snuck out of her house that night with her father's rifle and tracked down the muggers from the crime scene. At first, her parents did their best to discourage her from such risky hobbies, but she was incorrigible. Wishing to protect her daughter in the only way she knew how, Caitlyn's mother began outfitting her with techmaturgical devices tailored to her sleuthing needs.
Caitlyn quickly gained notoriety, both because she was single handedly defeating crime in Piltover and also because she soon developed into a ravishing beauty. She never backed down from a case or a challenge, and she was one of the sharpest shots in the city-state. Her services were soon requested by Demacia to help track down a mysterious outlaw who had begun committing high-profile heists. The bandit, who always left a card with an ornate 'C' at the scene of the crime, became Caitlyn's arch-nemesis. To this day, Caitlyn still searches for this cat burglar, and the chase has led her all across Valoran. She has joined the League to hone her skills and gain the influence necessary to track down the only quarry that has managed to evade her.
Hey readers. Ever since I started playing LoL, I've been avidly searching for a what you may call a main. A champion that you will almost always do well with, the most fun (opinion), and what you regard as the best champ there is. A few weeks ago Caitlyn was made Free to Play, and that was when I discovered MY Champion, MY Main. Welcome to my Caitlyn Build.
Pros / Cons
- High Damage Output
- Perhaps one of the best harassers in the game
- Huge Range
- Can snipe and kill low health escaping enemies at a huge distance
- Good Escape Mechanism
- Easy to Learn
- Ultimate can be intercepted -> Useless in teamfights
- Ultimate can be countered by skills like Shroud of Darkness or Sanguine Pool
- Very Squishy (Like Most Carry Champions)
- 90 Caliber Net is not suited to fit many roles
- Difficult to Master
Caitlyn is a strictly a physical carry, so masteries are going to be the simple 21/0/9, with points into Ghost, Awareness, and Utility Mastery.
Greater Mark of Desolation - Standard Physical DPS Rune.
Greater Seal of Scaling Mana Regeneration - Increases spam ability, which help early game harassing.
Greater Glyph of Scaling Cooldown Reduction - Synergizes with your Greater Seal of Scaling Mana Regeneration for more spam ability and a shorter Cooldown on your Ace in the Hole. I mostly use this because I generally use physical carries and I don't wanna buy any other runes....
Greater Quintessence of Desolation - Same idea as Greater Mark of Desolation.
I wouldn't change these. These spells are crucial for positioning, escaping, chasing, and many other jobs that require mobility. With Flash, Ghost, and 90 Caliber Net you can get away from almost anything.