Well, Im about to be level 30 pretty soon and I have been pretty steady with Caitlyn as My main champ. I love Being ADC as her because of her outrageous range and she is just overall fun for me to play. She Scales extremely well early game and has a great poke with a ulti to ensure any kill that would have otherwise escaped. While People argue that their are better carries then Caitlyn like Ashe, Corki or Ezreal, i think she is just as effective even though she has no stun/slow and her snares are easily avoidable. But I find she has a great kit, and excells at pretty much everything.She is versatile and can dominate any lane if played correctly.Top and bot due to her passive makes farming a breeze, and mid is easy if you know how to lay you're traps. Let me go in depth about how I play caitlyn .
She has the slowest Attack Speed then that of any other ADC, Has no stuns or slows, and no Steroid. Some people think that this handicaps her but i feel she is still a great champion for those who know how to play her .
Lets start off with runes.
so far i have 2x Greater quintenese of alacrity and run 9/9/9/ greater alacrity on glyph/seals/marks. I do this due to her low AS and with the items she will be built with will more then make up for her "handicaps" .
For Masteries I like to go 23/7/o Again going for attack speed and damage plus armor pen. and vampirism for lifesteal.
This Gives her 0.9 AS at level 1 and allows great farm for your lane.
Summoner Spells I like to take are Flash and ghost , Because if your being chased just simply use your e to slow the enemy or get over a wall in the jungle (can also vbe done with flash) and ghost away .
Other spells that are good are ignite for before she gets her ult, and heal.
Early Game I start off boots 2 health pots and a mana pot (just so i can spam my q and dont have to run to base)
Boots are the first thing i Build on caitlyn . I usually go For Berserker's Greaves, but if enemy team has heavy mage or AP or lots of CC i go merc treads simply for survivabilty
First you're going to want to build Infinity edge. It will give you that heavy damage and it goes great with you're passive ! Then you want to go for phantom Dancer, for the speed and critical combined with passive and infinity edge is a dealdy mix. Next you want to go for blood thirster. People tell me i should buy this early game instead of PD or IE but i see it as pretty pointless because Early game anything can happen and you will lose the stacks. Why have the lifesteal if you dont have the brute force to back it up ? After this I have one of two options. YouMou's Or Another IE. I usually go YouMou since its cheaper and it has a active, plus still gives crit bonus plus CDR overall a great item on cait if you can play her well. Finally I like to go for Gaurdian angel. Even though People tell me its a "troll pick" it has saved my teams ass PLENTY of times. They kill squishy caitlyn and triple kill my team, then when i revive i Ks only other alive champ and scare enemies to basee or in one case i got a penta. The MR and armor is nice But i really love the revive.
Usually I never build up to the GA, but its only an Alternative to last whisper. I will ONLY buy if enemy team is not stacking any armor at all.
These are her stats with this build at 18
14.9 HP regen/5 sec
Attack Speed 2.2
ATK Damage 545
Armor Pen 36 percent
Critical 7o percent
Critical damage 22o percent
and a whopping grand total of 1.1 k damage per sec.
People say I "troll" as caitlyn but i fail to see it if i am effictivly playing good and helping the team. I see caitlyn as a fun champion and people need to realize she is not handicapped, but she is a glass cannon, and as such she must not be played aggressivly ( agressive is nice though, Iv'e killed a Khazix and yi at the same time before with this build and then am shut down by someone in jungle barely escaping the last fight leaving me 3o health.) She must be play strategically. She has no stun or slow so you must set up traps strategically and ultimately can seperate the good caitlyns from the bad. You must know how to flash or 9o caliber net through walls in the jungle and place traps in bushes and other common heavy traffic areas. last week i went 31/8/16 which shows this build actually works . But i Like your opinions on this please. I often end up carrying the entire team, since i can clear out enemy in 2-3 shots. any tips or feedback would be appreciated (: