Introduction: First things first, L2Wanted? Yeah someone told me that once when I commented on them blocking my ult that was going to kill an enemy with their big cow ass. He replied L2Wanted and it stuck with me ever since. I will be teaching you how to be the star character of: Wanted 2 - Hookers with Snipers.
Caitlyn, as countless people will tell you because they've heard everyone else say it, "doesn't scale well."Well, that's wrong. She scales just fine. True, most DPS carries generally have some sort of damage boosting skill, i.e. Rapid Fire, Highlander, Bloodlust, while Caitlyn does not, as her two abilities that scale off of damage prevent you from auto attacking. However, she has other great advantages over other carries that make up for this. Think about it this way. Why do people play Ashe? She doesn't have any damage boosting skills either. Does she "not scale well" too and thus deserve to be thrown in with the "bad carries?" The answer is, well, people play Ashe because she's useful even without "scaling well" and having those damage increasing skills. Caitlyn is no different as we will find out.
Anyways, this guide won't be covering anything basic, i.e. skill mechanics, base stats, or skill descriptions. Read up on that yourself if you need to.
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Other than early game Cait is utterly useless. I really do not mind having a fed cait mid late game (I main tanks or melee dps). As a tank I just ignore you as your bullets just bounce off me and I heal half the damage you deal and as a dps I just need to jungle it up and pounce on you and you are dead. Cait is just irritating as hell to deal with early on and provides no utility compared to ashe with slow/stun or sivir who can push a lane in the blink of an eye
As a regular Caitlyn player, I gotta say I disagree with more than half of your guide. Items I and II of your Mission Statement are not right, rune build could be better and you shouldn't bother focusing so hard on criticals, just to name a few.
There are, however, quite some merits on your guide. Item III of your Mission Statement makes sense, Team Fight behaviour is good and so on.
Instead of pure AD, you should focus your runes on Armor Penetration. There are over 9000 itens that pump your AD, but only ONE that boosts your Armor Penetration. And that, my friend, is KEY with Caitlyn.
Last but not least, the simple fact of posting a Caitlyn guide is worth the praise. So +1 to you!
EDIT: Build suggestion: Brutalizer+Frozen Mallet+Last Whisper+ The Bloodthrister+Black Cleaver.
Rune suggestion: Armor Pen/whatever you wish (I pick armor, but that's my preference)/Cooldown Reduction (mana won't be a problem on mid/late game. Also, if you do know how to time your skills and auto-attacks, your regular mana regen should be enough).
First off as a general response to everyone, please do not just read the item build and then say it's wrong. I appreciate comments but only if you've read the entire guide.
This is a really nice build for Caitlyn. tbh, I always thought she was the DPS type for early-game domination and just going through people with her auto attack, and her Q was really just used for poking the hell out of people, while her R was to finish off stragglers, and if a tank gets in the way..
.. well say good-bye to half your health bar Q_Q.
Thanks for the responses guys.
And yes I'd just like to emphasize that the reason I think so many people think Caitlyn is bad is because they honestly do not know how to play the champion. They think that just because Q and R scale off of attack damage that need to worry only about attack damage and armor penetration stats. Come team fights, they do poorly and they have no idea why and just blame it on the champion being bad. Well, the reason you feel that way is because you most likely ended up getting off a couple Q's and maybe and R and then just died due to the excessive amount of time you were wasting channeling these spells instead of using quick, powerful, auto attacks and microing.
If at the very least you argue that Ashe is better than Caitlyn because of her slow and stun, then surely you can realize that otherwise, the two should have almost the exact same item build; neither of them have any dps boosting abilities!! Would you build pure attack damage on Ashe without any attack speed? Of course not! Why should it be any different for Caitlyn!
Edit: Posting this in main thread.
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