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Katarina Build Guide by Djwashcloth

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Djwashcloth

Katarina - Shunpo Nuke (AP)

Djwashcloth Last updated on September 24, 2011
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Ability Sequence

13
14
15
17
18
Ability Key Q
2
4
8
10
12
Ability Key W
1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

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

Utility: 0


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Introduction

This is my second build and this time it is featuring





This build is focusing a snowball katarina who will be destroying with her Shunpo


if you enjoy this build Vote it up and leave a comment and if you dont enjoy it/like it then tell me how it could be better


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Pros / Cons

Pros


Amazing damage early-end game
Massive burst AoE Ultimate to set up triples or pentas

Cons


really squishy, Ult can be CC-cancelled
doesnt work too well against high HP champs


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Good lane buddies

i dont know all the best lane buddies but these are some of the ones that worked for me tell me who worked for you and ill add them to the list.


The majority of these are tanky dps because katarina is not tanky at all so having a tanky buddy is nice also someone with CC/Stun is nice too, will add more later


Renekton - is good because he can stun and is tanky
Garen - is good because he is tanky and can dish out some good damage
Rammus - taunt + powerball and he is tanky


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Playstyle

As katarina with this runes/mastery/items at level 1 you will be hitting crazy damage on people with shunpo so at level 1 you wanna kinda hang back get your lane buddy to harass a bit then you run in shunpo and eat them. as EARLY as you can, get Mejai's Soulstealer carry on killing people like that until you are considered fed and then just follow the build.


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Items

Core Items

Now as you have probably guessed this is a VERY expensive build and it requires either a fairly long game or a hefty feed, usually i get the feed and often my games are long and i still dont manage to completely finish this build, but aslong as you complete Mejai's you will be OP
Sometimes i go for double deathcaps


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Runes

I focus Mpen for katarina and if you actually have all these runes you can probably skip out on the void staff and get a different item (zhonya's hourglass maybe?) so

Marks
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration x 9
Seals
Greater Seal of Ability Power X 9
Glyphs
Greater Glyph of Magic Penetration X 9
Quintessence
Greater Quintessence of Magic Penetration X 3


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Mastery

I go 9/21/0 for 9 points in offence for 15% Mpen boost and 21 points in defence because katarina is AWFULLY squishy

Offence Tree


Cripple - Buffs up your exhaust even more

Archmage's Savvy - Extra AP is always good

Sorcery - CDR, always good on katarina for shunpo spam

Archaic Knowledge - 15% Mpen stacks with runes to deal 100% true damage with your abilities

Defence



Resistance - Magic resistance, casters deal less damage

Hardiness - Armor, Melee deal less damage

Evasion - 2% chance to block 1 whole attack, could save your life

Nimbleness - after you dodge you get a 10% movement speed boost

Harden Skin - 1.5 less damage taken (100 attacks deal 150 less damage!!!)

Veteran's Scars - 50 more hp

Ardor - 4% AS and AP

Tenacity - 4% less damage taken


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Summoner Spells

Recommended


Flash - katarina being squishy might need an escape and if she cant shunpo to a friendly this is her only chance

Exhaust helps save teammates or guarentee kills


Optional



Ignite getting early kills easy


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Skill Sequence

I learn Shunpo First because as the guides title says we will be focusing shunpo as a nuke
Preparation and Shunpo you should rotate leveling those and obviously level your ult at 6,11,16