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Katarina General Guide by Bnotebook

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Jungle Katarina

Bnotebook Last updated on January 26, 2013
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Ability Sequence

2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key W
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 23

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

This is basically Katarina jungle guide. The guide is very simple and I hope you won't have any difficulty reading this guide (as there might be numerous grammatical mistakes). Please, leave comments and/or help me improve it. Alright, let's start!!!
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I guess I should really explain every point here as this guide may contradict with common sense ...


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Runes

Runes

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Mark of Attack Speed
9

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
3
I know that Katarina is an AP champion, but all these runes are my personal preference. With this set up it's easier to jungle.
Seals for armor are great as they save you more hp.
Glyphs for CD are good on any manaless champion, as they allow you to spam your skills more frequently.
Marks for AS are great, but you'll understand only after you'll get .
And Quints for MS will let you move from one camp to another faster and make your ganking easier.
As I said ... you'll probably find runes for jungling, like , better as she is an AP champ and she'd deal more damage to champs, but the Kat I'm playing isn't as much about killing as helping to get a kill for the carries. "The faster your jungling speed - the greater will be your presence on the lanes."


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
4/1
2/1
1/5
4/1
2/1
3/1
1/5
2/1
1/1
1/5
3/1
1/1
3/
1/
I have seen many guides and they usually provide 9/21/0 masteries for tanks, mainly because if you have 21 to get your last mastery in one section, you'll be able to pick one good mastery for 9th point in another. However I don't think it's necessary to go for 9/21/0 and get magic penetration as her role will not require to deal a lot of damage (though would be nice). You can do however you like, though here are my recommendations.


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items

Well, I would recommend to rush for -> , as they will make your jungling very easy and provide a lot of time for ganking. Of course get next. are irreplaceable in team fights (just keep in mind). is what you're going to spend your money for. It will provide HP that you'll need in team fights as the time you get this item laning phase usually ends ( or it may end before). It also helps your farming a lot.

From here on you should pick asap (from which you'll later make . Notice that will deal more damage). Later I go for , but you can go whatever you feel like. Usually at this point I feel myself practically immortal :) . The final item is always your choice, but I think there is no better item than . The rest I'll explain in Gameplay section.


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Skill sequence/Summoners spells

If you played Katarina, which you should have already done, then, I guess, I'll skip explaining skills.

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Skills sequence is pretty self-explanatory. You'll need to max W first, because of it's low cooldown and damage it provides. Whenever your ult is available - max it! ... I don't think anyone will max E before Q so ... I guess that's it.

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I wouldn't recommend jungling without this spell, but replacing it may increase your ganking potential.
I would recommend, after taking blue buff, head to the mid lane and use it on the enemy champion. That will give you 5 attack damage and 5 ability power early on. It's not like you'll be ganking hard this early in the game (or at least next 3 min), but with increased damage you will be able to clear jungle faster.
Always a nice choice, but more usefull for a mid AP Kat.


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