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Katarina Build Guide by SeddyBear

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League of Legends Build Guide Author SeddyBear

Katarina - If you run...

SeddyBear Last updated on December 6, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Havoc
 
 

Offense: 23

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 1


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Introduction

Hello, today I'm going to show you how I like to play one of my main champions, Katarina. I really hope you enjoy, feel free to Upvote or Downvote, if you find something wrong, or something that should probably be changed please explain in the comments how/why it needs to be changed.

Please remember, this is how I play Katarina.
It doesn't mean that I think its how everyone should play her.


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About Kat

Katarina is a High burst AP assassin, she can take out any squishy without breaking a sweat, but beware. If not positioned right, you won't stand any chance in team fights. She's great against most champions, but then again if shes against the right champ, its almost impossible to win your lane early game. But late game, if you have the right items, she can come-back easily! Her late game burst can usually carry your team to victory.


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Pros / Cons

Pros Cons
+ Has NO mana - Squishy
+ No skill shots - High early CD
+ Lots of sustain - Easy to focus
+ Great Farmer - Interruptable Ult
+ Great Ganker
+ High burst
+ Lots of AoE
+ Lots of Poke


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Runes

I like movement speed on Kat because I like to be able to get around, MagicPen because yolo, Armor for the ADC's, and AP for damage. :D Not the best explanation but, y'know...
So, I like to have:
Move Speed Quints
Armor Seals
Scaling AP Glyphs, and
Magic Pen Marks

-=-=-=-=-=- More Runes coming soon -=-=-=-=-=-


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Masteries


This is my recommended mastery page for when I play Katarina, it was mostly AP but a little AD for her W.



This is an alternate mastery page for Katarina, its better for if you like a little more defense.


-=-=-=-=-=- More Masteries coming soon -=-=-=-=-=-


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Team Work

Now I'll explain how to get the best out of Katarina in a team fight, using team work! c:

Katarina relies quite a bit on her team, shes really a glass cannon. She works best if your team has a lot of CC, but if not, she's still OP.

In the image above, you'll see that my score isnt really that good, because I was going up against a Fizz, and their jungler was camping. at about 15 mins in I was 1/6/0 Not really good.. BUT with a little team work, we came back and won!


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Ranked Play

I don't really recommend playing her in ranked, because she's easily shut down. But if you're going against the right champ, why not! Go for it, her squish will make her an easy target, she doesn't really have a lot of early damage, and her early cool downs SUCK. But, she easily comes back late game with a little Team Work.

Like I said, I really don't recommend playing her in ranked. But there's some people that do 100% fine with her. So test your skills with Kat, if you're feeling up to it.