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Katarina Katarina is a mage/assassin who, unlike many other assassins, is capable of bursting down multiple targets at a time thanks to her great mobility and multi-target kit. As a mage, Katarina Katarina can eliminate towers quickly with aggressive pushing and constant presence as a high-damage threat, and as an assassin, she can impede enemy healers with her ultimate and excels at surprise attacks against clustered targets. Her strongest build attributes are ability power, magic penetration, and movement speed.
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The full round of Katarina's abilities deal almost as much damage as a fully channeled Death Lotus.png Death Lotus on a single target so don't expect KatarinaSquare.png Katarina to be extremely reliant on her ultimate for damage.
Death Lotus has a short to medium cooldown at all ranks, and with one or two kills or assists she will have it very quickly. With enough cooldown reduction Katarina can even channel it twice in a teamfight. As such, killing her is likely a higher priority than killing any other team member, perhaps even the enemy AD Carry.