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A sniper's greatest tool is precision[ADC][6.21]
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Threats & Synergies
Caitlyn provide's free mana and defence from abilities Caitlyn relies on to do damage early.
Try to abuse your range but her Q makes it pretty even and she can outsustain you and push for your turret, which isn't good for a siege champ like Cait.
Low movement Caitlyn can be abused by Varus CC and poke.
Cait good early but is outranged(loosing her prime advantage) late.
Lucian can beat Cait if you don't poke him, he can dash and burst to stop you being able to fight back. Use range and save e for escaping his ultimate, stand on the same side of minions as he is on so it's harder for his Q to land and easier for yours.
Try beat him early but don't 1v1 him late.
Use range to reset her movement passive, and stay away from minions to avoid Q insane damage and e to escape her ultimate.
Spam traps when he goes invisible, range gives you easy advantage over AA champion. Can stay away from his AOE slow stacker easily.
Aim Q or W for his trap pickup if you have good reflex or just generally use your outrange to poke him, if he gets close his damage beats you.
Use range to out-trade corki, don't stay to auto attack him when he uses gatling gun as it will shred your armour/mr. Hybrid has some problem for the runes you have(I have suggested).
Harass behind minions he will have a hard time, but keep in mind he can use his E teleport over your traps.
Had to change this one recently due to the ridiculousness of his snowballing, especially prevalent in low elo. Can one shot you with a combo if you're misplaced and you cant react to it. Although you out range him this OP champion(jk to all of those amazing Graves mains), I meant to say bursty champion can still wreck you. But range will beat him and e out of secondary Q, stay away from walls/your own turret.
Quinn can't really reach her q to you, if she leaps, e away quickly and her Q will miss. Then attack her, if she lands Q guess your own Q traps can stop her roaming, can reset her ult if she uses it too close, stopping her before she reaches you.
Although a challenge later you can dominate this item reliant ADC with your superior range, if she tumbles towards you, e her and q her she will cry. But cry when she ults and use your burst trap method when she ults, also it will be obvious when she wants to all in you with ult as you will have the range advantage to know when she engages and have a chance to back off. Upgraded to level 2 due to easier comeback/longer games since 6.8<
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. As she travels, she seeks to hone her skills and gain the influence necessary to track down the only quarry that has managed to evade her.
I really hope they will make this "C" character into a champion one day, unless Corki is a bandit I don't think they've come out already. I would also like to see some interactions Cait has but since all her quoting has been done already I doubt it. Although when this character came out she could have her quotes re-done; all at riots expense but gimme what I want and give it to me now.
My Caitlyn stats
I've been using Caitlyn in ranked the most as my top played champ but I do play other ADC's such as Lucian but he's never as exciting as Caitlyn ;)
Here are some stats from lolking.net:Maybe I should just main Karma e.e, that's support Poppy btw. Anyway this is about Caitlyn.not some punk *** mage.
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QSS NO LONGER REMOVES ZED ULT!!! My recommendation is to stay well away, but I have played games where he sacrifices himself just to kill me. Try to mislead him in the direction he wants you to go in, have exhaust if you really think you need it and flash away once he lands on you so he doesn't put damage on you
The W skill has been put into recommended, after testing it I found W helps with early game damage on ADC's and a support e.g Soraka. Q is not as good mid as you need zoning for weak mid game, still Q scales better so sustains it's damage, Q only does 33% damage after first target so how strong is it compared to 5 massive w snaring traps. See bottom of guide for good W trick.
Caitlyn is in a good spot, could be better tbh. The update to AD on infinity edge and last whisper is going to be amazing. Grab those top hats guys!
+ Great Range
+ Has escape with dash + slow
+ Has traps which root
+ Good Poke
|Caitlyn's main advantage comes from her naturally large range, she is able to consistently stay away from scary carries in a team fight and avoid poke damage in lane if you use the range advantage to poke from behind your minions. If someone gets near you, eg. Vayne you can E away slowing and providing a set up for your Q and a basic attack from the net bonus. If the enemy is slowed you can predict their movement by placing a trap where they will walk, either forcing them to take a longer route around, meaning you can land more damage or walking into the trap giving you bonus damage and easier ability hitting. Being able to poke people is a great way to make people have to back, especially for a team fight. You can make a 5v5 a 4v5.|
+ Ultimate can be blocked
+ Abiltiies(Q/R) not good late
+ Weak in the mid game
+ Squishy - bad close range
|While Caitlyn's ultimate may seem very unfair, a relatively high damage ability that you cannot dodge, keep in mind that later your basic attacks will do more and its cast time is you not doing damage. Use it cautiously as once in ranked I was about to finish off a penta, I decided to use ult instead of auto attack the person right in front of me on low health, turns out they surrendered and just as the shot fired the nexus goes into the destruction cinematic leaving me upset. Late game Caitlyn rely's on her Auto attacks and runaans to proc her passive, the reason she is weak mid game is because she is transitioning between her strong early with abilities and strong late with auto's leaving her a bit stuck. She isn't useless though. And when you have long range advantage comes a evident penalty on your survivability, if they can get to you and you don't have E or they are playing Zed so one auto is enough to kill you then you aren't gonna have a fun time.|
This is the mastery page I use most with Caitlyn, for those who have read the earlier version of this guide, I used to run 18/0/12 instead of the current 18/12/0. This is because I was delusional about how tanky an ADC can be, you aren't going to be getting a GA most of the time, there are better items and it is purely situational, so it's all wasted when you can have what I thought was only 1 good mastery from the cunning tree when actually there is two(I know big woop). Merciless - Deal 5% (with 5 points) more damage to enemies below 40%, this is just crying for Caitlyn with her ultimate, and getting kills in general, I doubt this would work in high elo due to faster reactions, but you can stack a headshot, and flash auto attack which gets rid of the auto attack delay somehow making them die pretty quickly, this mastery gives you a boost for this tactic. That is if you are willing to use flash offensively for a 60% chance of success. Also helps her execute ultimate obviously. Dangerous game is one of the strongest non keystone masteries in the game, keeps you alive if you fight someone with ignite and helps you in team fights when you attack the front line. Apart from this the other question you need to ask yourself is Fervor or Warlords?
Fervor of battle
This is the mastery I run most of the time purely because of Caitlyn's range benefit meaning she doesn't have to be offensive or worry about sustain too much, of course you will take damage but it's not enough to justify warlords. Fervor is super OP late game and stacks on your runaans which is super effective for teamfights, also helps your early trade damage in extended duels.
This is the mastery you take in a hard matchup, so say Sivir or Tristana(You're not safe from her range) or a Lucian ect. This gives you more survivability in lane and allows you to duel with your support without worrying about either of you being able to actually survive, you loose later damage but it's ultimately worth it rather than feeding your opponent.
Caitlyn on red team
Caitlyn on blue team
More trick's will be available in latter versions of this guide