Katarina Build Guide by xEnotx
Not Updated For Current Season
Not Updated For Current Season
Hello guys ! It`s my new katarina guide !
As far as i know i`m not very bad kata player, so my friends had advice me to write a katarina guide. Also i want to say that english isn`t my naitive language so i can do some grammar fails!
Pros / Cons
+ Kata is very good assasin burst mage.
+ Kata is easy to snowball vs low skilled enemey.
+ Kata is very fun to play, and u`l win any normal game if u`l hold kata well.
+ Kata is a very disappointing pick in rankeds (for your enemy) cuz they will think that u troll, but when u`l pwn them they will be really disapointed.
+ Kata is sexy ^^
- Kata is realy easy to counter. (Every stun\silence\CC)
- Kata is extremely squishi.
- Kata is champion wich needs skill to do well.
- Kata is not from DEMACIA !
Also u can use
I suggest using two ways of masteries. As for me, i use the first variant more often then the second. About using masteries i`l speak later.
There are several ways of item builds.
Also there are too much situational items for katarina.
I use Hextech Gunblade and Deathfire Grasp cuz it`s active items wich deals very much damage and up Katarina's assasin potential !
Situational item builds
(late game example)
Farming by katarina is easy. With the second u`l have very much ad, so u can lasthit minions easily. With the first build lasthiting isn`t very hard too. U can lasthit minions by combo W+Q.
When u are in lasthiting, be care about enemy ! If your enemy has skillshots, avoid them by your Shunpo !
(You can jump on your creeps\ enemy creeps \ your enemy)
U can jump on your enemy without fear, cuz u`l jump to the back of your enemy.
U should farm farm farm farm farm. Then rush Frostfang to get bonuce money.
Avoid skillshots of your enemy. Avoid gangs by Shunpo on your minions, or in extremly hard situations u can use your Flash.
If u are getting to be harrased hard, use your health potion !
After lvl 6 call your jungler to gang. Stop push, w8 when your enemy will loose his stun (if he has it) then use W -> E -> Q -> R -> IGNITE. Also your jungler will help u, and u could get a kill.
The First half of mid game
In the mid game you should gank !
If all was allright in the early game then u have Boots of Speed and Frostfang
Look for gank. Your aim is pushed lines. Come to pushed line, ping to your mates, then attack together. U should get kill.
Do a lot of ganks, but don`t forget about farm. U should have 150-160 CS at ~20 min of the game.
The Second half of mid game
If u had farm well, u will have Hextech Revolver in your build, and if u had gank well then u`l have Giant's Belt too. Now you have core items, and u can show your assasins potential. Try to not avoid fight, and u should be in every teamfight, cuz katarina can steal kills easily ;)
Last half of mid game
If u hadn`t good game, u have Giant's Belt now, or if all was right now u have Hextech Gunblade and Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Now u are realy dangerous ap carry. Try to get so much kills as u can, and help to your team.
In the late game, your ulti should do over 1k damage by 3 targets, so try to use it correctly.
You are still squishi if u follow main build, but u are dealing TONS OF DAMAGE :D
In the team fights you should focus enemy ad\ap carry very fast, and avoid any CC.
Use your w, then w8 a bit (10-15 secs) use q\e then use w again then use e\q. PROFIT ! You have double effect of your W, cuz it lasts very very long time.
Jump at the jumping enemy (Wu for example) U`l just swap with him, that`s all :D
Ask Morgana to use her E on u when u ulti, and nobody will can use CC on u and u`l cast all time of your ult
consummation of the guide
Don`t dislike it till u`l not test it please ! This guide is realy works !