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Caitlyn Build Guide by Avangalina

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Avangalina

Caitlyn's infamous hat tricks.

Avangalina Last updated on August 30, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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After playing Caitlyn since her released date. I've had my ups and downs with Caitlyn since she isn't the easiest of the DPS champions to play as. Yes, yes of course she has great early game...but she can still carry from mid to even late game. Over months of playing as Caitlyn I've seen many builds (Dps/and pure AD items and hybrid.) but in this build its about survival and knowing how to abuse all her skills in every way possible. This guide will show you how to play in a very fun and active style and also show tips of how to use traps I find the most effective to be used as. Please comment if you can about my guild/build so I may improve it if any Buffs/Nerfs come to Caitlyn. Welcome to my build of the She-God Hunter Caitlyn.

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Runes & Explanations

After recent patches she no longer needs any Damage potential runes but so far many people do, even though you can still achieve excellent damage with Caitlyn. My runes consist of:
Greater mark of Desolation.

Greater seal of Vitality.

Greater glyph of Clarity.
Greater quintessence of Might.

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Caitlyn's Skills and Passive & basic tips

Q- Pilt over peacemaker~ Caitlyn revs up her rifle for 1 second to unleash a penetrating shot which deals physical damage. (does less damage to subsequent targets)
W- Yordle snap trap~ Caitlyn sets up a trap to reveal sneaky yordels. When sprung,the trap immobilizes the champion and deals magic damage over 1.5 seconds.

E- 90 Caliber net~ Caitlyn fires a heavy net to slow her target. The recoil knocs Caitlyn back.

R- Ace in the Hole~ Caitlyn takes time to line up the perfect shot, dealing massive damage to a single target at a huge range.
Passive- Headshot~ After the 8 shot from your autto attack your next attack does bonus damaged to the next minion or champion she attacks. (she gains 2 stacks while attacking in brush)
Tips: Take advatage of her range she can rev up 3 shots in brush and 1 more shot in brush but aim for a enemy chamion to to damage to him or her or simply last hit a minion.

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Harder Tips and Tricks

For right now im am simply listing the items I buy when playing as caitlyn since the item tab seemed a little to long to set up and click.
~Item list~
1. Dorans blade
2. healing pot (stack pots so that you dont die easily, usually 5 do good enough)
3. B.F Sword
4. Boots then into Breserker's Greaves
5. Vampiric scepter
6. Black Cleaver
7. B.F sword then into Bloodthirster
8. Items that build into "Last Wisper"
9. Items that build into Tiamat (Farm with this item quickly)
10. Sell Tiamat and buy Infinity Edge
11. Frozen mallet
11. Madred's Bloodrazor

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Summoner skills (Clarity & Ghost)

Clarity to be able to spam your Q skill, And Also to pull off your ult when they think you dont have enough mana to use Ace in the hole.

Ghost for offensiveness and defensiveness.
Offensive: Activate ghost to quickly get to a range to use your ult.
Defenstivly: Rush to turrets and also getting away from enemies.
Its fine to waste ghost every now and then to hurry back to turret becase you MUST play safely when playing as Caitlyn.

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Pros, con & which lane to choose and a goodbye !?!?!

Pro: Early harrasment, strong from start to end.
Con: Squisher than a pillow (Which btw she makes a dam good pillow)LOL. sorry.... jsut had to say it >.>. You waste your Q if the opponet has a support character such as Soraka and mabey sona.

When chosing a lane you want to be next to the blue buff, Why? at lvl 6 you probably still have full health (and if you dont you proably suck at using her.....) or jsut use your health potion to regain it back. Go to blue buff And GET IT. (please remember to still have your dorans balde and have the B.F sword. (also try to buy boots also if you have enough money)

If going mid your probably up aginst a squishy ranged character Which is a thumbs up for you!!!
use Q ever now and then to make them use their pot. Rinse and reuse the best thing about Caitlyn.
since mid laner opponets dont like to leave thier turret at low health (except for people who have teleport) they leave them selvs hanging for you to prep up head shot, use E to lunge foward to them auto attack and quickly use Q to attack them from running then use your ult quickly so that they dont run to far from your range. Its never faild me and I usually get Rage quitters from donig this. So with my time and effor into this build I hope you have ~Happy Snipeing~
Please comment when trying to follow this build. :D thankyou!!!
From all my deepest thoughts IGN: Avangalina.