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League of Legends Build Guide Author IronMADMAN

Katarina - RushBlade AD Style

IronMADMAN Last updated on March 1, 2011
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Advanced / New Player

Ability Sequence

1
5
8
10
12
Ability Key Q
4
13
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
3
7
9
14
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 9

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

Utility: 0


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My Katarina - Introduction



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The first build is for Advanced players who have played katarina before and know how to play LoL / sense ganks.
The second build is for new players just starting out, not so much familiar with the game and wanna give katarina a try. Good luck to all of you, and remember, this is the hardest style to play as katarina. Go AP if you want to just faceroll your keyboard.



I play this style Katarina because it has an appeal for me.

1) It's not AP, and its harder to play right.
2) It's not AP
3) I can now survive those tedious fights 1 on 1 where CDs kill you.
4) Makes your terrorize even in group fights.
5) Over all, I think it's just more fun.
6) If fed at start, incredibly destructible after finishing
7) She is VERY offensive.
8) Theres only 1 GunBlade rush build on top, and there definitely should be more! So vote ^_^


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Katarina - Please, Make Me Hurt You

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As a militaristic state, it would perhaps come as no surprise that the primary responsibilities of Noxian women are raising strong children and providing succor for husbands who walk the path of soldiery. There are some, however, for whom nurture is not nature, and Katarina is just such a creature. Born the daughter of the feared Noxian General Du Couteau, the girl was always more interested in her father's knives than in the dresses, jewelry, and other trifles that her sisters spent so much time fussing over. A childhood dispute soon unveiled her uncanny knack for bloodshed, and her father, ever the opportunist, happily fostered her killer instincts. After training under the tutelage of the finest assassins the mighty city-state had to offer, Katarina first cut her teeth performing assassinations in the Ionian War. There, her ruthless mastery of the knife and dagger combined with her sadistic temperament to earn her the title Sinister Blade, a moniker that would follow her for the remainder of her career. She is most famous, however, for her exploits in the campaigns against Demacia, especially those surrounding her engagements with the nation's champion, Garen; a rivalry which began when she recovered the remains of Sion from a vanguard under his protection.

With the demand for warfare somewhat arrested by the tenuous peace settling over Valoran, Katarina sought the allure of violence in its last remaining haven: The League of Legends. Some might say it was an inevitability that Katarina's chosen path would draw her to become a champion of the League, continuing to enforce the will of Noxus and bring prestige of war to her noble family. There, she continues to perform her bloody work - esteemed and reviled, feared and adored.

''The Sinister Blade of Noxus is like a black widow - beautiful, but deadly.'' - Garen, the Might of Demacia, following a skirmish in the field


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Abilities

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- Katarina throws a dagger that hits up to 2/3/4/5/6 enemies, dealing 20/40/60/80/100 (+ attack damage). Each subsequent hit deals 10% less damage.
Range
600

- Passive: Katarina's abilities and melee attacks deal 8/12/16/20/24 additional damage each hit. Active: Katarina's next basic ability has a bonus effect. : Deals full damage to every target it hits and applies 50% healing reduction for 10 seconds. : Katarina takes 15/20/25/30/35% reduced damage from enemy attacks for 3 seconds.
Range
400

- Katarina moves to her target's location. If the target is an enemy, she deals 80/120/160/200/240 (+0.75) magic damage to the target.
Range
700

- Katarina goes into a state of extreme focus, throwing 10 daggers over 3 seconds at the closest 3 enemy champions. Each dagger deals 50/65/80 (0.25 + ) magic damage.
Channeled Spell
Range
550

- After a kill or assist, Katarina gains 25 gold and her cooldowns are reduced by 15 seconds.


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Pros / Cons

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PROS


* Amazing Carry
* Good for those unexpected 1v1 and 1v2.
* People tend to underestimate Katarina when shes alone. A fatal mistake.
* An ability type
* More fun than AP
* Make the other team rage.
* High Commander Katarina Skin

CONS


*Not as powerful as AP
*You will most likely be single targeted
*SQUISHY! SQUISHY! SQUISHY!


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Runes / Masteries

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Masteries


This is a very offensive / kamikaze build. At least thats how I tend to play it. And for that reason, I choose to go all the way down the build for Offense and have just enough to get dodge in Defensive tree.

Runes


9x Greater Mark of Desolation Since this is an AD spell, getting that armor pen is crucial!
9x Make that really shine!
9x More attacks = good!
3x Greater Quintessence of Desolation Armor Pen Armor Pen Armor Pen Armor Pen

Two ways to go about buying the right Quintessence.
If you are new to the game and think you die a lot in team fights, go with Greater Quintessence of Vitality BUT if you are confident in your escape skills go with Greater Quintessence of Desolation


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Summoner Spells

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Why not use active with you say? We'll here is why I like having . In big battles where you especially feel like you are being targeted ( and you will be ) allows me to use the active with and I've saved my self numerous times at low hp doing the active with on a Jungle monsters gaining more health to live through a DOT. And for some reason, Whenever you ignite someone even an full HP, they still tend to back up and run away few feet.



is simply not reliable enough to get away from enemy champions. I also use as an offensive move to close in for either range or .



ALTERNATIVES



Instead of go for

Can be used same way as but even better for defensive purposes. It's also great to go with this if you see that you have no Tanks or no good CC champions to slow down opponents.
Only reason I don't go with this is because I rush for the to get that 50% slow to use my abilities or let my allies get to them.
When you also do this, make sure to spec into in Masteries and take the 1 point from


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Skill Sequence

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TROLL with your like there is no tomorrow. When you are last hitting the minions, harass the enemy champion with it. Keep on reserve.Do not use it as a killing blow on a minion unless you know for SURE you are safe. Always save it as a way of escaping or for that extra burst if they dare to come closer to you. With , make sure to use it when the enemy is slowed first and in those chaotic team fights, always come in last. It may seems like you are just there to ks(well, you are an assassin =] ) but this will save you from being single targeted when most of the CC abilities are on CD.

In short , this is how my battle goes in a 1v1 or 1v2

IF target has a regenerate ability and Ignite is up.
-> -> -> -> (while using your ultimate) ->

IF target has a regenerate ability and Ignite is not up.
-> -> -> ->

Team Fights. Make sure to the Champion with regeneration ability while you are using after you jump in. If is down, start the fight with -> .
24
-> -> -> -> -> *shoot anyone trying to get away*


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Items

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Good job! you are in the right place!
I'll start with explaining why is the rushed weapon in this build. You'll find your opponents underestimating the chances of getting away and by the time they realize, it will be too Late. I use this gun in a priority for getting the full effect of in single and small fights.
I start off with a to close in, shoot my in the dome, while doing the Ultimate (doesn't stop it!!) and finish off with your if they are still somehow alive.

After you start getting your killing sprees, it's time to speed things up. Start by finishing your and moving onto your (* MAKE SURE TO KEEP READING UNDER "When..." Headline.*) for the large damage boost.

Now since you just gained more Critical Chance, it's time to upgrade your speed and some more AD. answers the call! With additional attack speed and AD, you are on your way to total domination.

At this point you can chose 2 different weapons depending on your preference / situation.
If you feel like you have no time to attack minions and are just focusing on the enemy champion go with a 2nd .
If you seem to be pushed back and killing minions in the base, go with


For last item, it is very situational based. But in most games you will most likely face a tank with a large amount of hp, and thats where does its magic.
If by some reason there are no tanks, or high hp champions (3.5k+) go with either the . if you got the before or to make this even more fun.


When...


Here is how the item order works depending on your situation. I won't focus on little differences like what other champions are played.


Opponents Fed / Being targeted

For when you have the unfortunate event of playing with a feeder, here is what choice you got.
After buying in this exact order -> -> -> -> You stand before 2 choices. Either going for first then or if you feel confident Then followed by

More to come*


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Summary

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First I'd like to thank you for taking your time and attempting this spec, I hope you'll have as much sucess with it as I have! Please comment and vote. Do tell me how your game went and how YOU would improve this build to make it even more deadly!

This Katarina build is really difficult to play but it's definitely worth the fun! Just remember to use the when you fight and to keep an eye on how the game progresses and adapt to it!

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!