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LoL Champion Build Guides: Caitlyn

Caitlyn The Sheriff of Piltover

Find the best Caitlyn build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Caitlyn build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Caitlyn's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

[12.2] Challenger Caitlyn Build & Guide by CookieLoL

Guide by CookieLoL updated January 20, 2022
  • In-depth
9.5
33
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

[12.1] Cait is Great

Guide by mashamouse updated January 12, 2022
9.5
118
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

HOW TO MAKE YOUR ENEMIES ALT F4 ( how to play Caitlyn agro )

Guide by Banana Pirate updated January 14, 2022
9.2
14
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Lethality Caitlyn Mid Guide (Adaptive)

Guide by Zero macro updated January 19, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8.3
253
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39
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlyn s12 guide

Guide by Kyster Draven updated January 18, 2022
8.2
10
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

[12.2] Masters Caitlyn ADC Guide (Indepth) - COME LEARN!

Guide by JuvX updated January 20, 2022
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

[11.24] ♥ WIP D'you Feel Lucky, Punk? | DatKawaiiBunny's

Guide by DatKawaiiBunny updated December 30, 2021
  • In-depth
6.9
9
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Everything about Caitlyn that you should know!

Guide by Simon Uchinora updated December 19, 2021
  • In-depth
6.9
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlin Top | "Catch me if you can!"

Guide by Xarmat updated December 19, 2021
  • Off-Meta
New Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Tactical Sniper Caitlyn Mid

Guide by Kagechi updated January 11, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
9.3
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

LETHALITY CAITLYN MID

Build by Wholesomefrog updated January 15, 2022
8.6
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Runas caitlyn full letalidad

Build by kindalisa00 updated December 30, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

caitlyn beginner

Build by Guest updated January 19, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

How To Play Caitlyn Got Challenger

Build by JT Andrew updated January 1, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Bring Justice with the Sherriff of Piltover

Build by graywing12 updated December 21, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlyn build(for me)

Build by leaf4rpt updated January 20, 2022
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Coooom

Build by Guest updated January 19, 2022
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

noob kill damager

Build by Guest updated January 15, 2022
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlyn

Build by HotMikeMic updated January 10, 2022
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

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Build by Guest updated January 10, 2022
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Caitlyn Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Caitlyn we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Caitlyn, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Caitlyn this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.1. However, if you are a new Caitlyn player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Caitlyn!

Patch 11.20: 494917 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Caitlyn's Top Items

Caitlyn's Runes

Caitlyn's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 11024 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2637 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Runes 68%

Win Rate 53 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Fleet Footwork
Fleet Footwork
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
More Caitlyn Runes

Caitlyn's Summoner Spells

Caitlyn's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 54234 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 4109 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1453 Games

Cleanse Flash

Caitlyn's Starters

Caitlyn's Best Starter Items 61%

Win Rate 62 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Caitlyn's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 35129 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 24428 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Trinket 43%

Win Rate 1142 Games

Oracle Lens
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Caitlyn's Ability Order

Caitlyn's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 40 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Top Caitlyn Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Caitlyn Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 12.2: 27158 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Caitlyn's Top Items

Caitlyn's Runes

Caitlyn's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 1239 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 110 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Cut Down
Cut Down

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 188 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline
LoL Rune: Cut Down
Cut Down

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
More Caitlyn Runes

Caitlyn's Summoner Spells

Caitlyn's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 4687 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 855 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 349 Games

Flash Barrier

Caitlyn's Starters

Caitlyn's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 4748 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 357 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 711 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Caitlyn's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 3782 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 2463 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 157 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Top Caitlyn Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Caitlyn Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Caitlyn Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Caitlyn guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Caitlyn ADC in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Caitlyn. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Caitlyn Skins

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Caitlyn's Abilities

Caitlyn's Headshot
Headshot Caitlyn's Passive Caitlyn's Passive
Self
Caitlyn's Passive
Caitlyn's Passive
Caitlyn's basic attacks generate a stack of Headshot on-attack, doubled when attacking from brush. At 6 stacks, or 5 while in brush, Caitlyn's next basic attack becomes unstoppable and deals (50/75/100% (at levels 1/7/13) + (125% + 5% to 25%) critical strike chance) AD bonus physical damage, increased to (100% + (125% + 5% to 25%) critical strike chance) AD against non-champions.

Caitlyn may fire other empowered basic attacks until Headshot hits a target, which consumes all stacks.

Enemies that step over a Yordle Snap Trap or are hit by 90 Caliber Net can grant an additional headshot at 1300 range for 1.8 seconds, without consuming stacks of Headshot.
Q
Caitlyn's Piltover Peacemaker
Piltover Peacemaker Caitlyn's Q Ability
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Caitlyn revs up her rifle for 1 second to unleash a penetrating shot which deals 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 (+1.3 / 1.45 / 1.6 / 1.75 / 1.9 per attack damage) to the first target struck, then widens by 30 units, dealing 60% damage to any additional enemies.

Piltover Peacemaker always deals 100% damage to champions revealed by Yordle Snap Trap.
W
Caitlyn's Yordle Snap Trap
Yordle Snap Trap Caitlyn's W Ability
800
20
Caitlyn's Passive
Caitlyn sets up to 3 / 3 / 4 / 4 / 5 traps which trigger on champions. When sprung, the trap immobilizes the champion for 1.5 seconds and reveals it for 3 seconds. Traps last 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 seconds. Caitlyn can also fire one 1300 range Headshot at trapped targets, dealing 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 (+0.4 / 0.55 / 0.7 / 0.85 / 1.0 per bonus attack damage) physical damage.

Caitlyn can store up to 3 / 3 / 4 / 4 / 5 traps at a time and gains charges every 30 / 24 / 19 / 15 / 12 seconds.
E
Caitlyn's 90 Caliber Net
90 Caliber Net Caitlyn's E Ability
1000
75
16 / 14.5 / 13 / 11.5 / 10
Caitlyn fires a heavy net that slows down her target by 50% for 1 second and deals 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+80% of ability power) magic damage. The recoil knocks Caitlyn back 400 units.

Caitlyn can also Headshot netted targets once at 1300 range.
R
Caitlyn's Ace in the Hole
Ace in the Hole Caitlyn's Ultimate (R) Ability
3500
100
90 / 75 / 60 / 60 / 60
Caitlyn takes time to line up the perfect shot, dealing 300 / 525 / 750 (+2.0 per bonus attack damage) physical damage to a single target at a huge range. Enemy champions can intercept the bullet for their ally. It provides vision of the target for the duration.

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