Caitlyn Build Guide by Alicc

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Alicc

Caitlyn DpS ftw.

Alicc Last updated on October 21, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 9

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Lets Start

Hello LoL fans im Alicc making my first guide here sooo be kind

Alright so lets begin,
I choose to start off with cait because she is an unappreciated adc, people say she isn't good anymore but i beg to differ.
with this guide you'll be draining opponent health and filling yours back up in the process.

The Build

I have tried countless builds on Cait trying to get the most damage mixed with just the right amount of late game sustain, Overall giving me this build that not only gets the job done, but makes almost any enemy run from a 1v1 with you.

Most would ask why the The Bloodthirster before the Infinity Edge and to that i have to say, getting your The Bloodthirster early allows you time to get stacks, and major early sustain early game.

Getting Zeal right after The Bloodthirster is a must, mixed with berskers it gives you just enough attack speed to win those fights, but why not finish Phantom Dancer right away well this is really all about user preference i prefer to be able to win any fight i go into so i build Infinity Edge right after Zeal then go for the Phantom Dancer

getting that second [phantom dancer] will insure that you can drop your enemies fast, or at least out run them. including the second [bloodthirster] makes it so no matter what your hp is you can attack a couple minions and BAM full health again,

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to be a successful adc you NEED farm, i cant stress this enough,
farm gives you the money you need for builds, the stacks you need for your Blood Thirster a good farm means a won game.

Don't be greedy, adc do need kills yes, but they don't need them all so share with your team, they need the money to.

Don't chase, the only reason you should chase with caitlyn is one, to score and ace, two, to get in ult range, three, to help/save teammates.

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*Don't blame teammates

Okay so lets be honest here, unless your premade and know how your teammates play, there are gonna be times were you and your teammates playing styles don't support each others.

this in no way means you need to start bashing on your team, after all it is a team game and no one person will win the game, so if you and one of your teammates are doing good together offer to switch lanes or tell them what you plan on doing so they know how to help its that easy.

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Pros / Cons

  • Pros
  • Great at farming
  • High Movement speed late game
  • Great sustain with life steal
  • Great damage
  • Cons
  • Squishy as are all adc
  • takes a little to do good damage

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Ranked Play

With playing caitlyn in ranked games, more often then not your going to end up getting fed.
this is due to the fact that no one really plays caitlyn in ranked, meaning not very many people no how to counter her.

so in ranked if you spawn by red i recommend putting a trap in your tri bush, then in the river bush, and finally in the side bush. by the time minions arrive you'll have all your mana back and letting your support save their wards.

last hitting is a must, im sure all of you adc players out there know this by now, but it needs to be repeated over and over again, i average about 300 cs a game, thats what makes this build work.

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Like i said im new to this build making, but i do enjoy helping everyone out.
so if there is anything i can do to improve this guide or my guides in the future leave me a comment or send me a message letting me know.

Thank you all for your time and i hope the build helps!!