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Katarina Build Guide by Breezehhh

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Breezehhh

Katarina - The Goddess of Death

Breezehhh Last updated on August 11, 2016
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Ability Sequence

1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
3
8
10
13
15
Ability Key W
2
12
14
17
18
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

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 6

5/
Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

5/
Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 6


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Introduction


Yo! I'm Breezehhh. I am a Katarina main and I have decided to make a guide on her .. mainly because I was bored :D

So, why Katarina? Well, she is the 'clean up queen' as such, all squishies on the enemy team will be one shot and by she gets resets for every kill or assist she picks up (assuming the enemy was damaged by Katarina in the last 3 seconds) which means she will be able to jump to the next target and hopefully pick up another kill, or she can shunpo away for an easy escape from a recent kill.


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Pros / Cons

SPACESPACE
Pros
No Mana cost
Resets per kill or assist
AoE Ultimate
Quite easy to learn
Good wave clear
No Skillshots
SPACESPACE
Cons
Squishy
Ultimate can be easily interrupted or cancelled
Often focused
No built in CC
Weak to CC


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Seal of Scaling Health
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3
Marks

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration are great for Katarina because she deals mostly magic damage to the enemy.

Glyphs

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist are also really good for Katarina because she will often be up against a high ap-burst champion midlane for example LeBlanc and the magic resistance will help make Katarina that little bit tankier

Seals

Greater Seal of Scaling Health are amazing for Katarina because she can be extremely squishy with little health as you will be often playing her full-ap to deal maximum damage. The extra health can help a lot in the long run.

Quintessences

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power give Katarina an extra sum of Ability Power which can be really effective in the early game to give a little bit more damage to out-trade your opponent.


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Items

Luden's Echo I believe this is a great item as it provides insane burst damage to Katarina and also provides her with a little more movement speed.

Zhonya's Hourglass An amaazing late-game item as it allows you to become immune to all attacks for a short period of time. This can allow teammates time to catch up after you have just engaged a teamfight and dealt a lot of damage to your enemies, your team can help clean up while you take no damage and the clean up queen takes action.

Sorcerer's Shoes A good item overall as it provides movement speed as well as cooldown reduction which Katarina desperately needs for her insanely long cooldowns.

Mercury's Treads A really good item vs AP champions and also champions with hard cc, Mercury's Treads reduce the effect of CC and also provide Katarina with some magic resist.

Rylai's Crystal Scepter This is a good item as it provides Katarina with 100 Ability power, along with 400 health and the ability to slow the enemy on hit.

Rabadon's Deathcap Absolutely a must-buy on Katarina because she is a full AP champion and the % AP increase will effect her stats immensely.

Void Staff A really good item to get if the enemy is stacking magic resistance as this allows Katarina to pull through to her full potential

Abyssal Scepter A must-buy when laning vs a high AP champion as it gives the magic resist along with some ability power.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

I always max my Q first because that is where the bulk of your burst damage comes from with the mark, the first 2 points go in to Q and E because Q gives you an easy way to harass early and an early Q-E combo makes some good damage, and you can also easily escape enemy skillshots at only level 2.


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Spells


Flash is something to always take on Katarina who is a champion who is heavily reliant on mobility

Ignite is a spell to take when you feel that you have lots of kill potential in your lane

Teleport can be used if you don't think you have much kill potential in lane and want to apply pressure on other lanes or for easy tp-ganks bot/top. This also makes roaming much easier.


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Farming


Farming early game with Katarina can be quite difficult as you have to get close to the target to auto attack it, you can harass your enemy laner away with Q to help you farm and keep your enemy away from your minions.

Late game, Katarina has no problem with farming as a simple W will take out most minions in the surrounding area.


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Summary


Thank you for reading my Katarina guide, I really hope it helped :D

I understand it is not the best guide and is also not well formatted, possibly. But if you could leave a rate and some feedback in the comments to help me improve this guide that would be amazing :D