Win Rate 53.2% based on 106 263 matches
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Caitlyn Matchups Overview
Caitlyn General information
You have a high auto-attack range. Whenever you can, make sure you abuse it and auto-attack the enemy whenever they try to secure a minion.
When pushing and sieging a tower, make sure you place your Traps W behind the tower to zone the enemy. If they step in one, then you can go for a favourable trade.
Save your 90 Caliber Net E to use as an escape tool in case the enemy tries to trade, or the enemy Jungler ganks your lane. Make sure you save enough mana to use this ability in case of an emergency too.
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If you want to use the most popular Caitlyn Bot build, you should take Flash and Heal as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Fleet Footwork as your keystone, followed by Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline and Coup de Grace in the primary tree, as well as Absolute Focus and Gathering Storm in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Armor in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Stormrazor as your first item, followed by Berserker's Greaves and Infinity Edge. For your last 3 items, you should build Rapid Firecannon, Lord Dominik's Regards and finish with Guardian Angel. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - W - E. Right now, this build has 53.2% winrate over 106 263 matches played.
Your second option for Caitlyn Bot build would be to take Flash and Heal as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Lethal Tempo as your keystone, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline and Coup de Grace in the primary tree, and Absolute Focus with Gathering Storm in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Attack Speed in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Armor in defense. The items for the build are Stormrazor, which you should build first, followed by Berserker's Greaves as your second item and Infinity Edge as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Rapid Firecannon, Lord Dominik's Regards and Guardian Angel. The skill order for this build is Q - W - E. In the current patch, this build has a 51.6% win rate over 55 976 matches.
If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Heal as your Summoner Spells, with runes being First Strike as your keystone, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery and Cosmic Insight in the primary tree, and Absolute Focus with Gathering Storm in the secondary tree, as well as Attack Speed, Adaptive Force, and Armor as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Youmuu's Ghostblade as your first item, then Berserker's Greaves as a second item and The Collector as a third item. You want to finish the build with Lord Dominik's Regards, Axiom Arc and Edge of Night. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - W - E. This build is currently sitting at a 53.1% win rate across 34 579 matches played.
If you want to try an Off-Meta Caitlyn Bot build in the current patch, try Flash and Heal as your Summoner Spells, Lethal Tempo, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline and Coup de Grace as your primary rune tree, and Absolute Focus with Gathering Storm as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Adaptive Force and Armor as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Kraken Slayer as your first item, then finish Berserker's Greaves as your second item, and Infinity Edge as third item. The last 3 options are Lord Dominik's Regards, Bloodthirster and Guardian Angel. The ability order for this build is Q - W - E. As of the current patch, this build has a 49.3% win rate over 5 883 matches played.
Situational Caitlyn Runes and Items
Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Caitlyn build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.
Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Caitlyn runes page.
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In Patch 13.23 the best possible matchups for Caitlyn Bot are:
- vs. Zeri - 54.3% win rate over 4 509 games.
- vs. Aphelios - 53.7% win rate over 16 054 games.
- vs. Xayah - 52.2% win rate over 21 325 games.
- vs. Lucian - 52.1% win rate over 14 173 games.
- vs. Kai'Sa - 51.4% win rate over 47 358 games.
Consider picking Caitlyn into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Bot matchups that currently are in favor of Caitlyn.
We highly recommend avoiding picking Caitlyn in the current patch into the following Bot matchups:
- vs. Seraphine - 43.5% win rate over 2 704 games.
- vs. Ziggs - 47.1% win rate over 8 728 games.
- vs. Twitch - 47.7% win rate over 12 310 games.
- vs. Yasuo - 47.7% win rate over 2 834 games.
- vs. Jhin - 48.3% win rate over 46 335 games.
These champions are considered as Caitlyn counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.
If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Caitlyn counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.