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League of Legends Build Guide Author Assault

Katarina, 'Nuff said.

Assault Last updated on June 30, 2010
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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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


Skill order
As you can see, I max bouncing blades first. This just speaks for itself. If you go mid as katarina all you have to do is spam bouncing blades.
I max killer instinct after Bouncing Blade because it gives a good extra passive damage, and the active makes sure your enemy in mid cant use her pots. Shunpo is only useful to get away if you're AD katarina.

p.s. Dont try anything in mid before level 6, YOU CANT KILL! Just wait for your opponent in mid to waste her cc then jump in and use your pro combo. (Bouncing blade, killer instinct, shunpo, death lotus).

Masteries
Offensive masteries are awesome. Take the extra damage to minions, the extra magic pen and you're pretty much set. In the utility tree put your points in the health regen (yeah I know it has mana regen too but who cares). Make sure you have the extra experience as well. You will need it.


Runes
Magic pen is just a very good option on katarina. Her ulti can use the extra magic pen to finish people off. Health is always useful on any champion, and the cooldown reduction is awesome to spam bouncing blades with. Nuff said.


Item build
Dorans shield says enough, hp pot says enough.
Magic pen boots also speak for itself.
Brutalizer, might be an odd pick but the cooldown and the extra attack damage is very good for such a cheap item.
After brutalizer you just stack BF Swords, once you have 3 BF Swords build them all into Bloodthirsters. If you have 3 bloodthirster and your game is STILL busy, sell Dorans Shield and do the same thing again.


Gameplay
As I said before: Spam bouncing blades in mid, once you think you can finish it jump in with ultimate on.
Teamfights: Youre pretty much screwed if your enemy team has way too much CC. If your enemy doesnt have that much cc just wait with jumping in before every CC is used. Jump in after and finish everything off with the ultimate (it does sick damage with the items you took).
Dont try anything before level 6 though.