State of the Caitlyn

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Nightseraph

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09-19-2012

Once upon a time, she was a competitive pick in top tournaments..
Wait wait wait, don't stop reading, trust me on this.
Back in the day she had utility, in the form of a simple snare, that could be executed in combat to stop a fleeing opponent.
She had higher base movespeed to chase down these opponents.

However.. fast forward to now, when the only viable AD carries have either game changing ultimates, or quick reliable escapes and gap closers. Though 90c net can.. kinda.. be used as a gap closer, but the cast time is long enough that it becomes pointless after a certain level of MS, leaving our favourite Sheriff unable to chase down fleeing AD carries.

Would restoring the set time on her traps leave her imbalanced? They were once a tool that could be used in combat, placed in front of a fleeing foe, who would have to zig zag, taking a well aimed shot from our eagle eyed hero, or would fall for the cupcakey trick, being snared and killed.
The activation time on her traps needs to come back, so Caitlyn can actually be an AD carry used to shut down or harass the hyper carries.


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Suyasi

Senior Member

09-19-2012

She can still set traps while fleeing and in combat.

You trap while you're getting back with the E.

Anyway, no "pro" competitve player besides Doublelift knows how to play Caitlyn, and she's one of the hardest to carry with.


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Nightseraph

Senior Member

09-19-2012

She used to be able to trap offensively. Not just to defend.


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Suyasi

Senior Member

09-19-2012

You can use them offensively if you want to Zone them.

It's an unrealistic and unlikely situation that you'd ever be able to E into them and Trap them, because then you'd be vulnerable, and you're supposed to stay at MAX range anyway. An AD carries' job isn't to walk up to them and use their only escape move to land a two second snare just to move back and reposition themselves so they could auto attack safely.