Katarina

Katarina Build

champion classes slayer

Slayer

Severe difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

Middle

Win  50.5%  Pick 8.3%  Ban 9.1%

Standard Gunblade

Win 57.4% • Default build

Katarina Runes

Best runes for the selected Katarina build:

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Domination
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Precision
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summoner spells

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Core items

Starter

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3
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Early items

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Core items

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Full build

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Situational items

All

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Items vs heavy AP team

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Items vs heavy AD team

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Katarina Skill Order

Q
E
W
Recommended skill order for Standard Gunblade build:
KatarinaQ spells
KatarinaW spells
KatarinaEWrapper spells
KatarinaR spells
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R
17
W
18
W

Katarina best lane matchups

Viktor

+ 115.1

GD@15

Tristana

+ 108.3

GD@15

Annie

+ 97.8

GD@15

Katarina worst lane matchups

Lucian

- 121.7

GD@15

Pyke

- 92.1

GD@15

Rumble

- 82.6

GD@15

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General information

Katarina Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Voracity

Katarina_Passive spells
P

When an enemy champion dies within 3 seconds of Katarina damaging them, her cooldowns are reduced by 15 seconds. When she picks up a dagger, she damages nearby enemies and lowers Shunpo's cooldown.

Bouncing Blade

KatarinaQ spells
Q

Katarina throws a dagger at a target enemy that bounces to two additional enemies. Afterwards, the dagger lands on the ground.

Preparation

KatarinaW spells
W

Katarina throws a dagger in the air where she's standing, granting her bonus move speed and the ability to pass through units until it lands.

Shunpo

KatarinaEWrapper spells
E

Katarina blinks to the targeted unit or to a dagger, dealing damage to the the nearest enemy in range.

Death Lotus

KatarinaR spells
R

Katarina spins in place, channeling daggers that are thrown at up to three nearby enemies. Enemies hit by the daggers take damage and receive the Grievous Wounds debuff.

Basic Combos

Melee Trades

AA
KatarinaEWrapper spells
E
AA

This basic combo is useful for melee trades. Your E resets your AA and due to the usage you'll be able to AA faster than usual.

2 Spell Trading

KatarinaQ spells
Q
KatarinaEWrapper spells
E
AA
KatarinaEWrapper spells
E

It is important that you are able to activate the Dagger on your enemy for this to be effective. The last E can be used to either escape or go for the kill.

Quite The Jump On

KatarinaQ spells
Q
KatarinaEWrapper spells
E
AA
KatarinaW spells
W
KatarinaEWrapper spells
E
KatarinaW spells
W

Basic Combo to get the most out of your E and an auto attack. Consider the positioning of your Daggers as the damage output may vary.Your E resets AA.

Quick tips to play Katarina

Go for either long trades or short trades depending on your ability to reset the cooldown on your KatarinaEWrapper. Continue until you are able to kill your opponent with the next combo.
Katarina's prime time is when at least one opponent is within kill range - flank your opponents and catch them off-guard.
Keep enemy ability and item cooldowns in mind in case you go all in and suddenly find yourself unable to get the reset to back out again.

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