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Well, this guide will be on Katarina, The Sinister Blade. Katarina is a fairly easy champion to play/learn. Her skills is very unique but somehow related to a few other champions as well. Now let get to the Pros/Cons for Katarina.
Pros / Cons
Really good escape mechanism (Only work with close by allies/creeps/wards/pets or enemies units)
Can give -50% healing debuff (Can reduce healing by alot like Dr. Mundo's ult or Fiddle's drain)
Ult can do large amount of damages to three champions in short amount of time
Useful Innate skill
Silences can shut Katarina down very effectively
Nothing more i can think of for the moment (leave comments/suggestion so i can add in a few more)
Alright for runes i have Greater Mark of Insight x9 for more magic penetration. Greater Seal of Fortitude x9 for more HP ( You can switch this with armor/magic resist if you feel like those are more important ). Greater Glyph of Force x9 give you a little bit of AP for each level till lv18. more AP = more damages from daggers/shunpo/ult(death lotus). Greater Quintessence of Celebrity x3 is cooldown reduction so you can throw more daggers and more shunpo amd even more death lotus.
For masteries, i have a 11/0/19 set up. I take improve Exhaust and Ignite because it give me a guarantee kill and Exhaust can reduce enemies side AD carry damage down for 3.5 sec. The rest are pretty easy to understand, extra AP and cooldown reduction.
I start off with a Doran Shield+1 HP pot because it give good HP and HP regen and also a little bit of amror and the health pot help me stay till around lv6 if i am careful. After Doran Shield i usually get a Sorcerer's Boot for extra magic penetration, or you can get the new boot Ionian Boot of Ludicity for more cooldown reduction. I like to rush Rylai Scepter after getting boot because the slow from Rylai really come in handy around mid game and the HP boost beef up your survivability. After Rylai i usually buy Abyssal Scepter for extra AP and magic resist if the other team contain nukers. If not, then i will go for an optional item Randuin's Omen for extra armor and HP and cooldown reduction. The second last item that i usually get is Rabadon's Deathcap. This item give a HUGE boost to your AP, this will greatly improve the damages of your skills. The last item which is Hextech Gunblade is to give you spell vamp that will increase your chance of surviving after using Death Lotus in teamfight. If your team have more casters/nuker then get Will of the Ancient instead cause either way you will get the same spell vamp but with Will of the Ancient your teammates also get spell vamp.
For the skills sequence i go in a