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Katarina Build Guide by I have no skills

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League of Legends Build Guide Author I have no skills

Katarina - The Sinister Blade

I have no skills Last updated on May 3, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

The bottom line of Katarina is that she’s a broken ***** - 2 OP 4 me.
She can 1v5 the enemy team with her full build and a wise engage (taking timing into consideration).

Notes:
* Kata is a hard team carrier.
* She’s viable top lane but she’s a main mid laner champ – she reks it hard.
* It's true she can be countered by certain champs (like Brand, Annie, Zed, Malzahar etc.) but if you can play her aggressively and have a lot of lane presence then you’re good to go.
* She needs kills early game so if you were successful in playing agressively in lane then you’re free to roam.

Note to riot: She needs to be nerfed.


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Team Work

Katarina's team highly depends on her in team fights and if you can't time when to go in properly then you could go in too early and die instantly (because they'll know they have to focus you) or go in too late after your entire team dies then die.

...Timing is key kiddies.


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Passive

Once Katarina kills someone, all of her spells reset so she can use all of her spells on another champ (including her ult).

...This gets her her penta.


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Tips

* Use Q to poke the enemy champ when laning early game (after your Q hits, it marks all of the enemies it hits so try to always consume the mark with an AA, W or E).
* When you press W near an enemy champ (and it hits them) it gives you some movement speed for a short duration so use it to dodge any incoming hits.
* Use E to jump to a ward/allied champ/allied minion to get away to safety.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
* Incredibly high burst and damage output
* Capability to 1v1 everyone on the enemy team
* Fun to play

Cons:
* Inability to clear big minion waves
* Completely destroyed by cc
* Has no cc (except from her ult which requires a competent team)
* Ult can be cancelled easily
* It's true guys... she can be countered


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Summary

In my opinion it's not that easy to play Katarina because if your timing isn't the best then you will definitely struggle.

Thank you for choosing this guide, I hope you enjoyed it and please don't hesitate to give me any feedback and tips for improvement on the quality of this guide.