Caitlyn Build Guide by esports4life
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standard high level build
LATE GAME BUILD
By mid-late game these items should be finished
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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.
INTRODUCTION TO THE CHAMPION.
Caitlyn is a early game ad carry with one of the longest attack ranges in the game along with kog maw and tristana(during late game).She has amazing harass potential in lane which is why she is favoured vs short range carries like draven,graves,vayne who simply cant keep up with her constant harass and if u follow this build excellent sustain as well!! Cait does not really fall of during the late game phase and she is a really viable pick in good hands.
Introduction- About me
First i would like to say that this is my first guide for this game so please take it easy on me :) So about me: At the middle of season 2 i was a 697 elo player believe it or not but by December i managed to climb to 1304 just as season 3 was about to begin.When season 3 started i had to play 10 games which would determine which league i would be put into.I lost my first 2 games and was very dissapointed by i managed believe it or not to win the next 8 game in a row!I was put in silver division 1 and from there i climbed to gold v where i am now.I never really believed in elo hell and always tried to improve myself through watching others streaming and analysing my replays after each game.At gold elo i main adcs with my favourite being caitlyn which is why i am making this guide so i hope u enjoy this guide as much as i did making it.
For the runes i use 8 attack dmg marks but with 1 crit chance mark. I will explain this. The 1% crit chance is not much put if your lucky enough for it to proc on an enemy champion in lane u pretty much won the lane as he will have to go to base,lose cs,experience etc. its really like a small gamble and the 1 attack dmg that u miss is nothing really.As for the seals i go for the standard armour seals to let me survive early trades and minion damage in the early game.I also go for the standard magic resist glyphs for mid game teamfights to survive the enemy ap carryies damage.However i go for advanced Quints taking the 2% life steal (with a total of 6%) which help me sustain in lane after trades and comboed with a dorans blade u wont need to go back to base for hp.
As for masteries i go for 19 points in offence but with 11 points in utility.This is because i favour the 3% life steal and 10% cooldown reduction from my summoners and mana regen than some possible defensive stat boosts as they give me more overall sustain.
As for summoner spells flash is a must in my opinion.As for barrier it can be replaced with cleanse however when you have such a long range champion you shouldn't be close enough to the enemy to get cced. Ignite is also another option however again you have to get quite close to put the ignite spell on an enemy so it just doesnt go well with a caitlyn.Also barrier shields more health than what the ignite dmg is at any level so its not worth it.
Pros / Cons
[/list] (1)very little cc
(1)long range (2)ultimate can be intercepted
(2)high harass (3)mana hungry (we solve this problem as explained in
(3)Strong Farmer the masteries)
(4)Excels at Kiting (4)abilities dont scale well into late game
(5)nice passive extra harass (5)weak against spell shields/dodges
(6)OP WITH HURRICANE!!! example:sivir,nocturne,fizz
(7)good escape ability (e spell)
(8)good zoneing potential with trap
GOOD SUPPORTS FOR THE SHERIFF
=bloodboil helps her with her attack speed and faster passive proc
GOOD AGAINST CAITLYN
(1)SIVIR=spell shield counters her ulty and is able to step on traps with shield gaining mana.
(2)VARUS=outpokes her in lane+slow and snare on cait and her support.
(3)KOG MAW=outpokes her with low cooldown ulty and more range with his w than her.
(4)TRISTANA=late game crushes cait because of more range and skills more usefull(attack speed buff,huge reset jump(if she gets kill),knockback ulty which makes her safer against bruisers.
CAITLYN IS GOOD AGAINST
(1)VAYNE=Cait has way more range can easily harass without taking dmg back.
(2)DRAVEN=basically draven cant get to her.Cait more range and when draven puts the move speed (w ability) she counters him with e slow.
(3)GRAVES=complete poke and harass in lane.(graves very low range)
(4)ASHE=again cait more range and her e allows her to dodge ashe ulty(enchanter crystal arrow)
and volley(w ability)
SO with this paragraph i conclude the creation of this guide took me a bit more than 1:30 mins.This was my first guide so im looking for your feedback guys ive never done this before.please feel free to comment on what you like/didnt like so i can hopefully improve. If u can upvote i would greatly appreciate it! Once again thanks for everything.If you want to play some arams or maybe even duo queue with me i am at the EU WEST server and my name is
esports4life. Hope to hear from you guys if this gets positive feedback i may even start a series called 'CLIMBING THE LADDERS' to help some of you guys from climbing out of bronze.I am gold v myself. SEE YOU IN THE FIELDS OF JUSTICE SUMMONER!!!! ;)
If you are looking for any video guys for caitlyn on youtube i reccomend you the following:
(1)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLEvZMEJRJ4 made by WeqsGaming.
(2)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqn1nXcYihg made by Ciderhelm.