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Caitlyn Build Guide by PaN1k

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League of Legends Build Guide Author PaN1k

Caitlyn In-Depth Guide

PaN1k Last updated on September 9, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
4
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





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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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Caitlyn with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Ezreal The easiest matchup. Stay behind minions so his Q won't catch you and poke him. Just don't push him under turret because he can farm with his Q and freeze the lane early.
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Twitch Easy matchup. Remember to poke him for every step he does to last hit. Also always have traps into bushes to prevent him go invisible.
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Vayne One of the easiest matchups early. You should shut her down early to delay her or even keep her out of the game. At late game you have no chance to win. Use your traps, ult her before goes stealthy to reveal her. Keep in mind to stay away from walls.
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Why to play Caitlyn?

Reasons to play Caitlyn

1] Longer Range, Safer Champion

2] Easy to learn the basics of AD Carry (Kitting, Positioning)

3] Auto Attack Based Champion, Easy to Play


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Pros/Cons


+ Strong Early, Mid ,Late Game
+ Strong Laning Phase
+ Long Range
+ Easy to play

- Most AD Carries Outscaling her damage in late game
- Very Positioning Depended
- Most times ult is useless in teamfights because always a tank will absorb the damage


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Runes

Runes are stardard AD Carry runes. For some matchups when enemy bot lane has less magic damage (Support Janna, Nami for example) you can use x4 1,34 Magic Resist and x5 0,64% Attack Speed Glyphs. For some other matchups (Support Taric, Shen even Leona) you can use x3 0,7 Armor, x6 0,64% Attack Speed Glyphs, x1 2,25 Attack Damage and x2 4,5% Attack Speed Quints


For the 1st alternative Rune Page the stats are: 8,5 AD, 9 Armor, 5,4 Magic Resist, 16,7% Attack Speed
For the 2nd alternative Rune Page the stats are: 10,8 AD, 11,1 Armor, 12,8% Attack Speed


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Early Game/Laning Phase

The main goal is to abuse your high range. You can easily freeze the lane and keep harashing the opponet for every step he does to last hit. Due to fact that your ult can blocked and that you have no burst damage you have to poke enemies before you will try an all-in.


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~IMPORTANT~

Many people make the mistake to not use the ult with the idea that is for last hitting a target. WRONG! After 6 lvl whenever you see that enemy AD Carry/Mid Laner is alone with no ally near use it. If you ult a Ziggs before the teamfight automatically his HP goes lower than 50% (depent on your items of course). Abuse your ult!


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Mid/Late Game

The key is the positioning. As long as you are in a safe distance from assassins/bruisers you are ok. Caitlyn does the whole damage with auto attacks so the longer you will survive, the more damage you will deal. Be careful to not waste your E early.


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E+Q Combo

The E+Q or E+Q+R combo is a smart tool. When you perform it really fast the Q animations starts from where Caitlyn was before she used the E. Also the target in front of her take also the E damage. It's not a hard combo and with a little practise you'll have no problem to use it whenever you can.


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Itemization

And AD Carry is very item-depended and the instructions below are not only for Caitlyn bur for the most AD Carries. Some times you will stay behind in farm or the enemies will be ahead due to kills. After you buy your core items (Infinity Edge, Zeal, Vampiric Scepter, Boots) press TAB Button and see enemy team items. Many times you will need to rush Last Whisper even earlier that Vampiric Scepter (you can skip it and build it later if you feel that you will be safe), or you will need an early Quicksilver Sash (QSS) vs an early fed Zed. Always keep in mind what you need at this point of the game to deal as much damage as you can and survive.