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Katarina Build Guide by Pkerblaze

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Pkerblaze

Katarina - Attack Damage Style

Pkerblaze Last updated on June 1, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
4
14
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18
Ability Key W
2
8
10
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13
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Welcome everyone to my forbidden AD Katarina !!



I just decided to continue the expired HeAt's build: http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/katarina-attack-damage-style-1188


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AD vs AP

I quote HeAt:

"Attack Bonuses: Your ranged damage is increased because your thrown dagger does more damage. Also, your hits slow, but your skills dont. The damage output is less then AP

AP: DEFINITELY, WITHOUT a DOUBT better than attack, but takes more skill to be played. On ap you can slow on every skill, your shunpo is a 800 DMG nuke, and your ulti drops enemies/slows like nothing. Also, AP gives your more health and more of an ability of saving yourself Zhonya's Hourglass. Don't give me thumbs down because this is not an AP build."

So don't give me dumbs down, i just find that AD Katarina is forbidden, and funny to play ^^.

His old AP build can be found here: http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/katarina-shunpo-that-705


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Runes



I personally prefer boost AD, but you also can go for Magic penetration and CD


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Mastery



21/0/9 for an aggresive early game


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Items

Main core:



I start with Boots of Speed and 3 Health Potion, I think it's the best start at this time for most of AP mid, especially for Katarina, as she is a melee character, she need mouvement for last hit and dodge ability.

Then I rush Phage, this item give to you the substain that you need against an AP mid, and you don't need that much bonus AD for output damage early, here is the power of AD Katarina.

From here you should be lvl 5 or 6, your Bouncing Blades deal a lot of damage, it's time to rise it up !! Sorcerer's Shoes is the perfect boots for Katarina, since every ability are magic damage.

You need to rise up your damage from now, your ennemi'll start to build hp with Rylai's Crystal Scepter or Rod of Ages. it's not a problem for you, you have your Phage, build a B. F. Sword

From now you have 2 choice:

  • The lane is ok, they don't deal to you too much damage... make 2 other B. F. Sword !!
  • Your ennemi deal the same amount of damage than you.. build a Hexdrinker !!

From now, you'll mostely end up the game with a surrender or a domination. you can build Katarina like you want:
My favorite way:




The critical DPS way:




The substain way(more as an hybrid set):


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Gameplay