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Caitlyn Build Guide by Aggroed
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In bottom lane: You take it, you hold it. You press it. You farm it. You stay in it. You can push this lane. And defend sometimes even 2v1 depending on the champs. That makes it so that your team can push 4v3 or 4v4 up top. If I'm owning bottom, then top is owning too.
First time I played dominion I thought that Cait was terrible after having played 400 games with her, but you just have to know your role. With this Cait build you can farm the bot lane easy, or you can shoot and hurt a lot of people. Then you can get to a crit build that basically destroys everyone. You're still squishy, but with flash/exhaust , net, a few traps you can get away from everyone but alk. When you are pushing a lane by yourself you have promote. So you can kill a few minions, and then you're able to pop promote and between you and the creep wave take a tower before the baddies can strike.
Just a tip. When you are fighting tough guys jax/xin etc for you Cait make sure that your net is ready. If you just popped it, fall back some and wait for it to restore.
Flash and Promote. Guardian is used too infrequently if you're playing right. It's the best combo for solo lane bot pushing.
A third build exists using prospectors and boots to start, but I'm not a huge fan.
I have quad killed with this build. Solo. They just kept trying to fight me. They coulnd't. They came 1 at a time. I killed them, went to the next. Have fun, watch thornmail. Donkey punch Rammus for me.
It's give and take. Don't be afraid.
Also, your roll is to keep them grouped. Some ***hat is gonna want to wander off and try to solo the top right or top left. They are usually idiots. It's far better to wait 3 seconds, group up and try to snipe off their idiots. You should be watching the map, and pinging your idiots to group up and kill their idiots.
If you are aweseome enough to capture bot, set some traps, hold it for a bit, and let it go. You're not really there to capture and hold it. You just need to put enough pressure so they devote more than one person to you, so that top can take and hold the windmill.
If you have a guy that is doing ok bot, then go ahead and leave it alone. By late game you melt more face then anyone else. So, don't be afraid to head over to your biggest ally, stand behind them, and start taking as many pot shots as you can.
Alkali will melt you. I really can't put it any clearer than this.
Jax may the most dangerous champ in the game for you. SoTD may be able to save you here, but you probably need that, net, exhaust and executioners to kill Jax.
Irelia can be tough. If you can't get out of the knives you're basically toast cause you're a glass cannon and she's a metaphorical opera singer (they shatter glass).
Lux can smoke you if you're low if you don't dodge the first one. You get locked in place. You get slowed. Then you get lazered. Then you get dead. Be ready to move perpendicular to the beam or get smoked.
Annie with a stun is hard, but if you can survive the burst then you can smoke her if you have a lifesteal.
Talon can be pretty devastating. I normally just run or wait for buddies.
Udyr early game is op, but I'm not afraid of him late game. I sometimes just walk up and face punch till one of drops dead.
LeBlanc can usually 3 shot me if I don't have MR (which I usually skip). So, like Annie, if you survive the burst you have to keep shooting and take dis dude down!!!
Tryndamere can be devastating if you can't CC him in a group. He'll hit you just a few times and melt you. Exhausting Trynd is one of my favorite things to do in this game. Keep net handy. When Trynd exhausts you then you have to put the net down slightly in front of you and make sure you get out of distance. Then turn around and shoot him in the face as soon as you get some distance.
Lastly, Fiddlesticks is the worst. He hides, ults, fears, and you're dead. Sigh. He's my favorite to kill, but I normally switch out of bottom if Fid is there.
Before taking on other ad champs make sure you have either taken them down a bit. Have someone to stand behind, or can exhaust them to smoke them. Otherwise you're the best AD harass in the game. Poke. Then poke. Then poke. Then poke. Then net, q, ult, and /all <insert insult here>.
One other thought is that what I normally see happen is that when I go bot someone smart will eventually get thornmail. The simple solution is to switch with an AP at that point and go top. The other guy will be pissed when they realize 2k has just been flushed down the tube.
If you work top, get your damage items, and make sure you're sittin back. Don't try to defend solo against 2-4 if all your team mates are dead and the baddies are coming for you. It just isn't worth it. Back up. Stay alive. Maybe harass, but it's just a capture point. If you're alive they'll get it back sooner.
I find that the calling is good to help me crit big, crit often early game, and keep a steady heal going. It only costs 1350 and you can get it right off the bat. You'd be nutz to skip out on this as a cait.
The one exception to this is if they take the turret closest to your base. If they do and they are defending it you should go back door. The other option is to wait until your team dies and take the nearside capture point.
Don't just randomly back door. You're going to get your team killed.
(invis and incredibly speedy characters can ignore this section)
Especially if your down you have to push your advantages. If you win the top fight don't just sit on your ***. Get down there and take one of the mids so that you can catch up quicker. Try to defend mid for a little while. It's ok to retreat, but just harass and get that extra point.