Top 5 LoL Best Caitlyn Builds

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Top 5 Builds for Caitlyn

Caitlyn, the Sheriff of Piltover is an ADC, marksman, bot laner with huge basic attack range.

The only champions who outrange her are Senna with 60 passive stacks, Jinx with Q at rank 4 on Fishbones, Tristana in late game and Annie. Lots of damage from passive: every 6th basic attack is a headshot, meaning bonus damage on hit, which scales with crit strike chance.

She is great for poking, then moving in to finish the job with her ult, which targets a champion at an extreme range, then shoots a bullet that deals lots of damage.

Build 1-The basic build: 100% crit, good attack speed and lots of damage

This is probably the most efficient build on Cait. It gives a lot of attack speed, so passive can be activated quicker, 100% crit to maximize damage from passive and still retains a lot of damage.

Item build

Starting items:

  • Doran’s Blade

  • x1 Health Potion

Early build:

  • B.F. Sword → Boots of Speed→ Stormrazor

  • Berserker’s Greaves (bonus attack speed is converted to AD)

Core build:

  • Rapid Firecannon (provides an extra range for energized attacks), 

  • Infinity Edge

  • Statikk Shiv

  • Essence Reaver

Ability order:

early: Q-W-E-Q

late: max Q

        max W

        max R

        max E

Runes:

PRECISION - Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace

SORCERY - Absolute Focus, Gathering Storm

Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

+6 Armor

See this build in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wwjSeEcdCQ

Build 2-another viable build: 100% crit, high damage, life steal, MR

Good against ap teams with lots of crowd-control, since Mercurial Scimitar removes all cc and provides MR and life steal. It also has the 100% crit chance which synergizes with her passive.

Item build

Starting items:

  • Doran’s Blade

  • x1 Health Potion

Early build:

  • B.F. Sword → Boots of Speed→ Pickaxe→ Infinity Edge

  • Berserker’s greaves

Core build:

  • Rapid Firecannon (provides range)

  • Phantom Dancers

  • Mercurial Scimitar

  • Statikk Shiv

Ability order:

early: Q-W-E-Q

late: max Q

        max W

        max R

        max E

Runes:

PRECISION - Fleet Footwork, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace

INSPIRATION - Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery

Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

See this build in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agBt1HwBdNQ

Build 3-Mid Full Burst Lethality

It provides a good deal of AD and lethality. This build revolves mainly around her ultimate and abilities and is great against squishy champions, while also dealing damage to tanks.

Item build

Starting items:

  • Doran’s Blade

  • x1 Health Potion

Early build:

  • Serrated Dirk→ Boots of Speed→ Sanguine Blade

  • Boots of Swiftness

Core build:

  • Duskblade of Draktharr

  • Umbral Glaive

  • Youmuu's Ghostblade

  • Edge of Night

Ability order:

early: Q-W-E-Q

late: max Q

        max W

        max R

        max E

Runes:

DOMINATION - Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter

PRECISION- Presence of mind, Legend: Alacrity

Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

+8 magic resist

See this build in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp9Ws8VeR3U

Build 4-Another lethality build, but for bot lane

This gives lots of mana and AD, while also providing lethality and some HP. It is more sustainable than the previous build.

Item build

Starting items:

  • Doran’s Blade

  • x1 Health Potion

Early build:

  • Tear of the Goddess→ Pickaxe→ Manamune

  • Boots of Speed→ Berserker's Greaves

Core build:

  • Youmuu's Ghostblade

  • Duskblade of Draktharr

  • Edge of Night

  • Infinity Edge

Ability order:

early: Q-W-E-Q

late: max Q

        max W

        max R

        max E

Runes:

DOMINATION - Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter

SORCERY - Absolute Focus, Gathering Storm

Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

+6 Armor

See this build in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-px-J66SwfY&t=1075s

Build 5-Maximum amount of damage

You sacrifice attack speed to get the maximum amount of damage per shot, especially on headshots.

Item build

Starting items:

  • Doran’s Blade

  • x1 Health Potion

Early build:

  • B.F. Sword → Boots of Speed→ Pickaxe→ Infinity Edge

  • Berserker’s greaves

Core build:

  • Infinity Edge

  • Infinity Edge

  • Infinity Edge

  • Bloodthirster

Ability order:

early: Q-W-E-Q

late: max Q

        max W

        max R

        max E

Runes:

DOMINATION - Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter

SORCERY - Celerity, Gathering Storm

Bonus:

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)

+6 Armor

See this build in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuBauodLNgg

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