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Caitlyn Build Guide by Zephalon

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Zephalon

Rock Solid Solo Queue Cait

Zephalon Last updated on September 20, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
4
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
4/
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 13

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 17


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Introduction

Late game in solo queue for a Caitlyn is a tough terrain to survive in... And hence the tanky damage dealer build on Caitlyn... At all levels you do a mix of consistent damage plus have a good level of survivability...


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Items

The Doran's Blades can be discarded accordingly later on as your HP value increases and fuels your Atma's Impaler (with items like Frozen Mallet, the Health per Level Runes and Banshee's Veil)


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Summoner Spells

Since I usually Mid in solo queue, I prefer taking flash and teleport....

Flash helps me escape dangerous mid ganks and make quick exits when backdooring...

Teleport helps me get back to mid quickly or turn the tides by assisting a side lane or backdooring and drawing attention away from a strong harass push to our inner turrets...


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Pros / Cons

Pros

Not as squishy as the regular Caitlyn, sticky auto attack with frozen mallet, devastates tanks with Madred's Bloodrazor and Last Whisper... Sustainable Damage in 1v1 fights to a certain extent... Higher Chances to survive and clean up in and after a team fight and push the turret....

Meant mainly for solo queue, when you are not sure your team mates can keep there damage dealers off you...

Cons

The current build when completed will lack any form of lifesteal... So if you cannot burst down any high lifesteal build champion in less than 5-6 seconds avoid engaging them in close combat any longer... Make your escape....


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Farming

If your team does not have a jungler, periodically clear the wraiths and wolves when you have time... Cait excels in farming quickly.... Use it to your advantage...

If possible, constantly harass enemy champion with your "Q" skill in such a way that you get damage off on the minions as well...

It's a personal preference, I use my ult to force an enemies recall rather than to kill them early in the game... It gives me better farm advantage, more experience and eventually makes my enemy weaker late game... Additionally it allows me to quickly go and harass another lane....


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Creeping / Jungling

Again if you do not have a jungler, when you're lanes are sufficiently pushed or when enemy is dead or otherwise engaged get the jungle buffs... Or help your allies get the jungle buff's so that can be in a better position in game... Taking the red is fine, but if your team has a good Mana heavy user, make sure you share the blue buff...


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Summary

Last word... I'm not that good a player, however this build helps me survive solo queue pretty well.. It's your call whether you want to use it or not...

Good Luck on the fields of Justice...