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League of Legends Build Guide Author I Steasy I

Katarina - The Noxian Blade

I Steasy I Last updated on June 6, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


Hello Community,Steasy here

Steasy´s Katarina Guide


Introduction
Sinister Steel

Hello Community,Steasy here

I would like to present you my first Guide about my favourit Mid Laner in League of Legends, Katarina The Sinister Blade
I have put alot of effort into this Guide and I would appreciate every
Feedback.

Why I like Katarina ?:

She has been the first Champion I´ve ever played and since then,~3000 Games later,she is still my Favourite

SPECIAL THANKS: Credits to jhoijhoi for the template, which you can find here.
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Pros / Cons

Pros
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+ No Mana
+ Good Harassment
+ High Burst Damage
+ Dangerous Teamfights -> Death Lotus
+ Escape Ability´s -> Sinister Steel, Shunpo
+ Passive refreshes Cooldowns after Kills/Assists
Cons
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- Cooldown dependent
- Melee Champion
- Squishy
- Death Lotus interuptable
- No natural Crowd Control
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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
4/1
2/1
4/5
1/1
3/1
1/1
4/
1/
4/1
2/1
2/5
1/1
You should go 21/9/0 in Masteries with Katarina .
Offense
  • Magic Damage/Penetration
  • CD Reduction
  • Easier Farming
Defense
  • Armor/Magic Resist
  • Early/Late Game Health
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Runes

Runes

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Glyph of Ability Power
9

Greater Seal of Magic Resist
9
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Summoner Spells

Flash:Improves Escape/Chase Abilities Ignite:Activateable while in Death Lotus for increased Damage Teleport:Good for Map Control/Ganking
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Ability Explanation

Sinister Steel
  • Voracity:Reduces Cooldowns by 15 seconds after a Kill/Assist.
  • Bouncing Blades (Q):Throws a Dagger at target enemy which then bounces to other enemies (max 4).If consumed by Autoattack or Spell,deals extra Damage.
  • Sinister Steel Sinister Steel (W): Deals an AoE Burst around Katarina.If an enemy is hit, Katarina gets Movement Speed for a short Time.
  • Shunpo (E): Teleports Katarina behind the target enemy and deals Damage.You can also jump to Wards/Friends.Katarina reduces incoming Damage for a short Time after jumping
  • Death Lotus (R): Katarina throws Daggers to Enemies near her (max 3) and deals insane Damage.Interuptable with Stuns,Fears etc.
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Ability Sequence Order

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
> Sinister Steel > >
You should max out Sinister Steel first due to his low Cooldown and high Damage.Maxing Bouncing Blades first would give you a bit more range but it has a much higher Cooldown.You should max out Shunpo last because it is a mobility Spell and doesn´t do alot of Damage.As with nearly all Champions,max your Ultimate Death Lotus when possible.
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Items

Item Sequence

Sorcerer's Shoes
1100

Hextech Gunblade
3400

Rabadon's Deathcap
3800

Rylai's Crystal Scepter
3200

Void Staff
2650

Zhonya's Hourglass
2900
Provides a good amount of Magic Penetration which will increase your Damage output early on
Let´s Katarina deal Physical Damage while she has to wait for Cooldowns and slows the targeted enemy when activated
Increases her Damage output massively,it´s the Infinity Edge for Casters
Slows enemies with every of Katarina´s Spells to counter one of her Weaknesses (NO CC)and will make her more durable
Allows her to block the enemys Burst if focused and will give Armor agains AD Carrys
Adds to her Late Game Penetration and will increase the Damage against Tanks/Bruisers drasticly

!! NOT THE BUY ORDER !! JUST AN EXPLANATION FOR EACH ITEMS !!
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Teamfights

In Teamfights, Katarina should wait for most/all the enemy CC to be on Cooldown.Then she can unleash Power by trowing her Bouncing Blades,followed up by a Shunpo, Sinister Steel and then Death Lotus for "Tons of Damage" - Phreak :D
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Summary

Katarina is an remarkable AP Carry.Her Teamfight Strength is incredible,and with the right Tactics,you will drown in Pentakills.
I would be happy if you could give me a +1 Rating if you found this guide helpfull and write me in the comments what I could do better/change.I will hopefully see you in my next Guides and never forget ...

!! FOR NOXUS !!