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Skill usage

  • Take advantage of Headshot.png Headshot for harassing enemy champions.
  • Caitlyn is superior in side lanes as the brush makes her passive, Headshot.png Headshot, more effective.
  • It is not recommended to harass enemies with Piltover Peacemaker.png Piltover Peacemaker since it drains mana too quickly and has a distinct channeling animation, allowing it to be dodged.
  • It is easier to hit with Piltover Peacemaker.png Piltover Peacemaker when inside brush because enemies cannot see the one-second warning before the shot.
  • Piltover Peacemaker.png Piltover Peacemaker will push the lane and leveling it early increases the pressure on your lane.
  • During the laning phase, place a Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap in side routes and bushes to deny the enemy team the use of those bushes.
    • It is also a good idea to set up Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap by placing all 3 in a straight line within the lane to limit your opponent's mobility.
    • If any enemies were to step into them by mistake or they walk through the small passages between the Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap, this allows an easy setup with Piltover Peacemaker.png Piltover Peacemaker or Headshot.png Headshot.
    • If you place a Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap on top of an enemy ward, then the ward will become visible once again for a short period when the enemy champ steps on that trap.
  • Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap is better than Piltover Peacemaker.png Piltover Peacemaker as a first skill due to its utility, and allows for Caitlyn to dominate her lane. Piltover Peacemaker.png Piltover Peacemaker is easy to juke, but if an enemy steps on a trap, you can get off some free damage on them.
  • By starting off with Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap you can assist your jungler by placing Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Traps at common jungle locations; this can be used to help your jungler counter-jungle.
  • When in team fights, placing a Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap in front of enemies or behind them can help your team escape if losing or capture fleeing enemies.
  • When fighting against SivirSquare.png Sivir, your Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap will be less effective due to her Spell Shield.png Spell Shield. She will often run into the trap with her Spell Shield.png Spell Shield activated to give her mana, but that will make her vulnerable to Ace in the Hole.png Ace in the Hole since Spell Shield.png Spell Shield will be on cooldown.
  • To counter an enemy PantheonSquare.png Pantheon or TwistedFateSquare.png Twisted Fate using their ultimate, place a Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap in the center of the circle where he will land, snaring and effectively crippling him.
    • This is also effective against targets that are re-spawning with the Guardian Angel item.png Guardian Angel buff, placing Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap under them helps to secure the kill.
  • You can fire 90 Caliber Net.png 90 Caliber Net away from opponents to close the gap when chasing.
  • Avoid using Ace in the Hole.png Ace in the Hole in large team clashes as it might be blocked by another enemy champion. The cast also cancels if the target dies prematurely.
  • Using Ace in the Hole.png Ace in the Hole at an angle that the enemy team would not expect makes it more difficult for it to be blocked.
  • When an enemy flees at low health, you can finish them off with Ace in the Hole.png Ace in the Hole. However, remember that it can be intercepted, so try to find a clear shot first.
  • Ace in the Hole.png Ace in the Hole requires vision of the enemy to cast. Having an ally with Clairvoyance.png Clairvoyance can help finish off low-health enemies.
  • Because Yordle Snap Trap.png Yordle Snap Trap grants vision of an enemy who steps on it, be sure to place them strategically and keep an eye on them. You may be able to get a surprise Ace in the Hole.png Ace in the Hole off someone who triggers it in the bush or jungle, allowing you to either hurt them to prevent a gank or finish them off if they fled to the jungle.

Build usage

Recommended builds

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Warding Totem item Health Potion item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item
Offensive The Bloodthirster item Last Whisper item Runaan's Hurricane item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Banshee's Veil item Mercurial Scimitar item
Consumables Health Potion item Sight Ward item
The Howling Abyss
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Blade item2 Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Sanguine Blade item Runaan's Hurricane item
Offensive Infinity Edge item Phantom Dancer item Last Whisper item
Defensive Banshee's Veil item Mercurial Scimitar item Frozen Mallet item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Crystal Scar
Starting Boots of Speed item Prospector's Blade item Health Potion item2
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Lord Van Damm's Pillager item Phantom Dancer item
Offensive Last Whisper item Runaan's Hurricane item Sanguine Blade item
Defensive Guardian Angel item Dervish Blade item Entropy item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item
The Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Blade item Boots of Speed item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Lord Van Damm's Pillager item Phantom Dancer item
Offensive Last Whisper item Runaan's Hurricane item Sanguine Blade item
Defensive Banshee's Veil item Dervish Blade item
Consumables Health Potion item Mana Potion item

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