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Caitlyn Build Guides, Runes and Items

Caitlyn The Sheriff of Piltover

Find the best Caitlyn build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Caitlyn build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Caitlyn's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Builds
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

gffh

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

lethality caitlyn

Build by Minionifromlan updated January 9, 2022
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Bad Cait Build

Build by Guest updated December 11, 2021
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Dumb Cait

Build by Guest updated December 11, 2021
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlyn

Build by CaptainSheep updated November 27, 2021
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlyn

Build by HiramBattle updated November 27, 2021
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

sussy cait

Build by magyarka324 updated November 23, 2021
Season 11 Guides
10
35
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Season 11 caitlyn guide

Guide by Hoplit updated November 13, 2020
9
16
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1
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Full AD/Lethality Caitlyn (Experimental)

Guide by Ahmad791 updated January 20, 2021
8.5
14
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2
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Keldaaas Caitlyn Guide

Guide by 163 Keldaaas updated September 28, 2021
8.3
10
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1
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

[11.15 - updated] The Quick Caitlyn Guide you need

Guide by Eveevii updated July 25, 2021
8.3
157
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12
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

[11.12] THE ULTIMATE S11 Grandmaster Caitlyn Guide!

Guide by DoublefeedOP updated June 22, 2021
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4
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3
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

[11] Caitlyn ADC Carry / high kills (best build)

Guide by onemoreokay updated July 19, 2021
Season 11 Builds
9.8
37
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

One Shot Caitlyn[S11]

Build by Mohammed Zakariyya updated February 21, 2021
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

UPDATED! Caitlyn pro GUIDE 11.21

Build by lyu narros updated October 27, 2021
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

caitlyn best build patch 10.25

Build by sad maxie updated December 10, 2020
7.3
5
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Lethality/Ability Haste Caitlyn Mid, A Patousogleifths touch

Build by Patousogleifths updated July 7, 2021
7.3
5
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

FULL DAMAGE CAITLYN

Build by Silica updated December 2, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

[11.4] THE FULL LETHAL: THE ULTIMATE SNIPER S11 Great Satisf

Build by Rikcasa updated March 1, 2021
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

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Build by certified league challeng updated January 21, 2021
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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 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 13.1. 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 12.22: 171648 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Caitlyn's Runes

Caitlyn's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 36605 Games

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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

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

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 9398 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 50%

Win Rate 5269 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

Caitlyn's Summoner Spells

Caitlyn's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 71640 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 20187 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 11080 Games

Cleanse Flash

Caitlyn's Starters

Caitlyn's Best Starter Items 0%

Win Rate Games

! 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.

Trinket

Caitlyn's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 64236 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 40462 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1967 Games

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Caitlyn's Ability Order

Caitlyn's Best Ability Order 0%

Win Rate Games

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! 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.
Patch 13.1: 816356 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Caitlyn's Runes

Caitlyn's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 7529 Games

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  • 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

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

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 2888 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 66%

Win Rate 85 Games

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

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

Caitlyn's Summoner Spells

Caitlyn's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 13148 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 3345 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1277 Games

Cleanse Flash

Caitlyn's Starters

Caitlyn's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 14818 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 2554 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 1260 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Trinket

Caitlyn's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 11355 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 8146 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 537 Games

Oracle Lens
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to Buy Wards

Caitlyn Counters

Learn Caitlyn'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
Every 6 Attacks, Caitlyn fires a Headshot. Attacks while in brush count as 2 for building towards a Headshot.

Headshots deal an additional 60 / 90 / 120% physical damage. They have double range and deal a further 100% physical damage against enemies hit with Yordle Snap Trap. They have double range against enemies hit with 90 Caliber Net.
Q
Caitlyn's Piltover Peacemaker
Piltover Peacemaker Caitlyn's Q Ability
1300
55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6
Caitlyn revs her rifle to fire a piercing shot dealing 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 (+1.25 / 1.45 / 1.65 / 1.85 / 2.05 per attack damage) physical damage. After the bolt strikes the first target, it opens into a wider shot that deals 50% of the damage.

Enemies revealed by Yordle Snap Trap always take full damage.
W
Caitlyn's Yordle Snap Trap
Yordle Snap Trap Caitlyn's W Ability
800
20
0.5
Caitlyn sets a trap that roots the first champion that steps on it for 1.5 seconds and granting true sight of them for 3 seconds. Traps last for 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 seconds and 3 / 3 / 4 / 4 / 5 traps may be active at once (depending on level).
E
Caitlyn's 90 Caliber Net
90 Caliber Net Caitlyn's E Ability
800
75
16 / 14 / 12 / 10 / 8
Caitlyn fires a net, pushing her backwards. The net slows the first target hit by 50% for 1 second and deals 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+80% of ability power) magic damage.
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 a moment to channel and line up the perfect shot, then she fires, dealing 300 / 525 / 750 (+2.0 per bonus attack damage) physical damage, but other enemy champions can intercept it. Damage is increased by 0-25% depending on your critical strike chance. This ability grants true sight of the target during the channel.

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