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spell vampire katarina
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i have actually already made onother guide like this but I made some huge mistakes.If you find one like this then don't read it.It's called:Katarina-can i hurt you?
You should harass when you have the chance,but you should be careful of long range champions since they can trade the damage.In situations like this,the only way to harass is by throwing bouncing blades when the enemy getd near his minions or when hes low on mana and cant do many things.At level 3 your harass gets even stronger.Throw a bouncing blade,use shunpo,sinister steel and then head for the brush.After that wait for caool downs and do the same thing again but head for your turret instead.Try to avoid the enemies damage with shunpo and use your other abilities to do some damage.
In high levels katarina can farm minions very well.Once you've maxed bouncing blades(first guide) or sinister steel(second guide)farm as many minions as possible.If you don't you just waste that ability.
Katarina can is also good at towerdiving because of her passive.She becomes much better when building the second build.First you'll need to have many minions at the enemy's turret.Then use your combo and once you take the kill shunpo to the farest minion and you will walk away with the kill alive.Once your enemy is at 400 health stop harassing until you get Death Lotus and then use your combo.If he doesn't have any escape tool or flash you will surely get the kill.If you get ganked simply move next to the enemy use sinister steel and shunpo to a minion.You can also carry sight wards just in case there are no minions to shunpo at.If you need to save an ally the only way to do it is by killing the enemy as fast as possible.If theres a situation like this don't be afraid to ks it.If your ultimates on cooldown look for nearby fights and try to get an assist to refresh it faster.Even if you know that your ultimate won't kill,don't be afraid to use it,since you'll be able to get the kill later.
In teamfights don't head in too early or you'll be focused and you might get killed.When an enemy gets low shunpo to him to get an assist and use the rest of your combo to other enemies.NEVER start 1vs1 fights with enemies that can stun,fear,taunt,silence,knock back or knock up since they can stop your ultimate and make you waste it.If you need to save an ally the only way to do it is by killing the enemy as fast as possible.If theres a situation like this don't be afraid to ks it.If your ultimates on cooldown look for nearby fights and try to get an assist to refresh it faster.