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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 11.23. 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!

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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlyn ADC

Build by Guest updated March 10, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlyn Preseason guide

Build by liteon132 updated December 27, 2019
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

LETHALITY CAIT

Build by Guest updated March 8, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlyn tank

Build by Guest updated April 24, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlyn By KawinniwaK

Build by Guest updated October 24, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

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Build by Guest updated July 28, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

TankADC

Build by Guest updated April 15, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

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Build by Guest updated November 10, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Poke, Pressure and Picks. Cait Sniper Support

Build by Guest updated November 6, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Tanky Caitlyn

Build by FoxyGrill updated November 6, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

tank killer build

Build by zoli2351 updated October 26, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Anti-Assassins Caitlyn

Build by JoJoDaMan updated September 6, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Boom, Headshot! - Caitlyn Guide

Build by ZachDoodlez7 updated August 15, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Assassin Caitlyn

Build by Guest updated August 14, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

SEASON 10- AN OUTBURST HEALING CAITLYN GUIDE

Build by Ssin006 updated August 7, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide
LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Lethality Caitlyn Darkmanne edition

Build by Tanirl updated August 4, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Caitlyn - The Sheriff of Piltover

Build by CiverSkyx updated July 26, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Heavy Sniper Caitlyn

Build by FaciuYT updated July 4, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

Simple Caitlyn

Build by Fr33zeborn updated July 3, 2020
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LoL Champion Caitlyn Build Guide

The Sheriff of Piltover - ADC

Build by Rex Leonum updated June 26, 2020
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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 11.23. 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
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Caitlyn's Summoner Spells

Caitlyn's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 54234 Games

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  • 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

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  • 2

Trinket

Caitlyn's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 35129 Games

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  • 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

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Caitlyn's Ability Order

Caitlyn's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 40 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.

Top Caitlyn Players

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

Patch 11.23: 417751 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Caitlyn's Top Items

Caitlyn's Runes

Caitlyn's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 130 Games

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  • 2
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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: Cut Down
Cut Down

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

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 642 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 58%

Win Rate 184 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
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
More Caitlyn Runes

Caitlyn's Summoner Spells

Caitlyn's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 7835 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1420 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 918 Games

Flash Barrier

Caitlyn's Starters

Caitlyn's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 8692 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 419 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 615 Games

Cull Health Potion

Trinket

Caitlyn's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 6326 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Caitlyn's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 4716 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Caitlyn's 3rd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 356 Games

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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
1300
50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90
10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6
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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