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This is an article which will be put in my top lane guide which can be found here.
Katarina is a mobile assassin champion. Katarina is not limited by a resource and can bring a big chunk of damage to the table. The trade off she brings with this damage is a lack of CC. Katarina is very safe in lane and in the hands of a skilled player can bring alot of diverse combos to the table.
(Passive) Voracity- Scoring a kill or assist will refresh the cooldowns of Katarina's basic abilities and reduce the cooldown of her ultimate by 10 seconds.
This passive is very nice, as it allows katarina to stay very mobile and keep a damage threat in teamfights if she is not focused.
Q Bouncing Blades- Katarina throws a dagger that bounces quickly from enemy to enemy, dealing 50 / 85 / 120 / 155 / 190 (+0.5 per ability power) magic damage and marking them for 15 / 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 (+0.2 per ability power). Each subsequent hit deals 10% less damage. Bouncing Blades hits a total of 6 unique targets (5 bounces), each striking the closest next target. Striking a marked target with an ability or basic attack will consume the mark to deal additional magic damage. Range: 675. Cooldown: 10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8 seconds.
This Q is good poke and a decent source of your damage. It is really good for farming, BUT can easily push the lane when you do not want it to.
W Sinister Steel- Katarina whirls her daggers around her, dealing 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 (+0.35 per ability power) (+0.5 per bonus attack damage) magic damage to all enemies in the area. If she hits an enemy champion, Katarina gains 12 / 20 / 28 / 36 / 44 % Movement Speed for a short duration.
This skill is your trade, farm, and main source of reliable AoE damage. This skill allows you to escape after your harass with some movespeed boost.
E Shunpo- Katarina instantly moves to her target's location and takes 20% reduced damage from enemies for 3 seconds. If the target is an enemy, she deals magic damage. Range: 700.
This is your escape and initiate ability. This ability makes kat sooooo good for getting in getting the kills having the passive refresh and getting out. This skill provides damage reduction when used on enemies, so you have a trade advantage when you use this skill.
R Death Lotus- Katarina becomes a flurry of blades, channeling for 2 seconds throw up to 30 blades to nearby enemy champions. Katarina throws up to 3 blades at 0.2 second intervals, dealing Magic Damage Per Dagger: 40 / 50 / 60 (+0.3 per bonus attack damage) (+0.175 per ability power) and applying grievous wound to the closest 3 enemy champions. Grievous wound reduces incoming healing by 50%. An enemy champion can be hit by an optimum of 10 daggers over the 2 seconds. Diameter of AoE: 550. Cooldown: 60 / 55 / 50 seconds.
This skill is your most damaging threatining move. It is a channeled move that will deal a good source of AoE damage to the enemy team, as well as applying a grevious wound to all enemies hit hurting their ability to heal. CC cancels this ability, so watch your positioning as you use it.
Kat Main damage combo
Kat Ward hop
Kat skillshot dodge
Kat minion Farm
Teemo (Can easily burst down, he has no CC to stop.)
Olaf (Poke all day long.)
Nasus (Can deny him farm and beat him up early)
Zyra (No hard CC, you can burst her fast.)
Ryze (No hard CC, squishier early game. If hes top he gets no blue so mana is a decent issue for him.)
Riven (Quick spammable CC. High burst.)
Talon (High burst, good poke. CC)
Garen (Silence, and he can spin better.)
Poppy (She can farm and scale, she can E you out your ult.)
Rumble (Better closeup damage, can sustain your Q with his shield. )
Irelia (If you start winning she will stun and kill you. BETTER NERF IRELIA!)
Kayle (She can ult anyone your targeting and nullify Kat's damage)
In Depth Matchups:
Will Be added to as I play them and get video footage.
Rumble- Difficulty 10/10
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- Keep a ward handy for your shunpo.
- Do not be afraid to use your R when the enemy is trying to freeze the lane/ last hit, as it will not hit minions thus not push the lane.
- Watch how your dagger will bounce, as you do not want to needlessly push the lane.
- Avoid going in on Kat until she uses her shunpo.
- Kats skills aside from her W have decent CDs, abuse this if you see her using skills to farm.
- Save a CC for kats ult.
Big Item Choices::
Hextech Gunblade- This gives you more damage and a slow.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter- Tankyness, Slow, and damage.
Rabadon's Deathcap- Gives you a massive damage increase.
Void Staff- Buy if they stack MR
Zhonya's Hourglass- This is a good item if you are getting focused while you are waiting for assists.
Abyssal Scepter- Decreases enemy MR, as well as increasing your only damage.
Katarina is good in soloQ as she can burst down targets who get fed and do a bunch of damage for her team.
Katarina is good in teamfights as if you make a comp around defending her she can be really strong and have a high DPS. (IE: Kayle ult + Morgana shield makes her ultimate unstoppable).
Pros and Cons:
-Pushes on accident
-Kinda weak early on
-Countered by CC heavy teams
This is top facts katarina, I feel the new Katarina is good and she just needs some time for people to learn her. I think she is in a decent place (Some Qol buffs would do her very well, but nothing major). She is much more reliable and all around fun now. As always summoners have fun and good luck on the fields of justice!