Bruiser Caitlyn Build

Bruiser Caitlyn build with runes and items. Bruiser Caitlyn guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Bruiser Caitlyn build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Caitlyn and build Bruiser.
Titanic Hydra Caitlyn build. You, Caitlyn, Grasp of the Undying and one very specific item. Hail Hydra!
Caitlyn ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken +5%

TLDR

Starting items
Tiamat should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Caitlyn ability Piltover Peacemaker should be leveled first.
Q
Caitlyn ability Yordle Snap Trap should be leveled second.
W
Caitlyn ability 90 Caliber Net should be leveled third.
E
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Titanic Hydra should be final item in your build.
Force of Nature should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Wit's End should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Bruiser Caitlyn Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play Bruiser stacking HP, auto attacking and rushing one specific item. You adapt to enemy team, building tanky items.
  2. You rush Titanic Hydra.
  3. Titanic Hydra can be your only damage item.
  4. Your auto attacks are quite powerful, thanks to Titanic Hydra and Grasp of the Undying. It's your main source of damage + your abilities.

How to play

  1. This build is focused on a single item - Titanic Hydra.
  2. How is this build different to other bruisers builds? The main difference is item rush order. You rush Titanic Hydra first, then adapt to the situation!
  3. Sundered Sky is very good damage item for this build. It scales off your HP (so Grasp, Overgrowth). It gives damage and pretty good sustain in fights. Remember to switch targets to maximize the effect!
  4. A very effective way of poking enemies is to use Titanic Hydra Active and hit minions in front of them (closer to them, better the effect).
  5. Another effective way of poking enemies with Titanic, is to hit caster minions in the back.
  6. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  7. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. Keep track of your Passive! It can be used for securing cannon minions, harass enemies or score kills.
  2. You can place your traps (W) in bushes for bush control.
Riot
  1. Make use of her Yordle Snap Traps by placing them pre-emptively to ensure that you'll have one off of cooldown during combat.
  2. Avoid using Ace in the Hole in large team melees as it might be blocked by the wrong target.
  3. Fire 90 Caliber Net away from the opponent to close the gap or hop over walls.

Skill Order

  • Caitlyn [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Piltover Peacemaker
  • Caitlyn [object Object] ability.
    W
    Yordle Snap Trap
  • Caitlyn [object Object] ability.
    E
    90 Caliber Net
  • Caitlyn [object Object] ability.
    R
    Ace in the Hole

Items

Starting items
Tiamat item.
Rush #1
Titanic Hydra item.
Boots
Plated Steelcaps item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Berserker's Greaves item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good bruiser items
Sundered Sky item.
Wit's End item.
Heartsteel item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Sterak's Gage item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Good tanky items
Warmog's Armor item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Good MR items
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Good Armor items
Dead Man's Plate item.
Thornmail item.
Frozen Heart item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Situational items
Trailblazer item.
Knight's Vow item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Force of Nature item.
Thornmail item.
Spirit Visage item.
Wit's End item.