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Katarina Build Guide by mmorty

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League of Legends Build Guide Author mmorty

katarina the sinister blade guide

mmorty Last updated on July 1, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
4/
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

hello evryone. this is my first guide ever so if u see a mistake feel free to put it in the comments. i got a penta kill and a 1v5 penta kill with this build :D hope u like it too

note: -this is my personal playstyle/build order
-there are things in the item order that can be changed like the Blasting Wand and the
Needlessly Large Rod can be switched.
-u can change the build as u like it.
-u can give an opinion but stay nice :)
-this is a guide for solo mid.


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Pros / Cons

pros:
+high mobilaty
+high damage in teamfights and in 1v1
+no mana
+easy farm


cons:
-has no CC
-weak to CC


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
9

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction
9

Greater Seal of Magic Resist
9

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration: this will get past MR early game and late game in combination with sorcerers shoes. also u can buy Void Staff instead of Zhonya's Hourglass or Abyssal Scepter depending on the enemy team build so u can take somthing else for marks, maybe more CD?

Greater Seal of Magic Resist: with this u will survive early game damage.

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction : Katarina needs CD reduction and that is why u really need this. also u can buy Deathfire Grasp instead of Zhonya's Hourglass or Abyssal Scepter. again this depends on the enemy team build.

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power: this gives u that extra 15 AP at lvl1 so u can harras and get early game kills.


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Masteries

Masteries
4/1
4/5
1/1
3/5
4/1
4/
1/
3/5
1/1
4/1
1/1

I think this is the basic offens tree for AP champions. i dont take the Summoner's Wrath becaus i like the extra ap early game.

for defens tree i take 3 points in resistence and 1 point in Hardiness . i do this becaus u need the MR in mid lane and i put 1 point in armor becaus u dont really need anything else.
the other 5 point i put in durabilaty and in Veteran's Scars so u get that extra HP early and late game.


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Items

Amplifying Tome, Health Potion



the Amplifying Tome is for more early game AP and the Health Potion is to stay in lane for a longer time.


Hextech Revolver



this is more for the spellvamp then the AP. with this u can stay in lane for a longer time without having to buy health potions. i dont change this into an Hextech Gunblade untill last becaus it gives u enough spellvamp and u need the other items more.


Boots of Speed, Blasting Wand or Needlessly Large Rod



now i buy boots for the extra movement speed in ganks,... and more AP


Sorcerer's Shoes, Blasting Wand or Needlessly Large Rod



again boots for more speed and the magic pen. and the part of Rabadon's Deathcap that u didnt already buy.


Rabadon's Deathcap



just for more AP.


giants belt



this gives u the extra health u need to survive fights.


ryalai's crystal scepter



u need an Blasting Wand and [[ampififying tome] to finish this item but the order in buying them doen't really matter.


Zhonya's Hourglass and/or Abyssal Scepter



the order of these items depend on the enemy team's build. u can also replace these items for Void Staff and/or Deathfire Grasp for more CD reduction and/or magic pen.


Hextech Gunblade



now u can replace Hextech Revolver for this item so u get even more spelvamp, AP, ...


Elixir of Agility, Elixir of Brilliance, Elixir of Fortitude, Oracle's Elixir



u dont really need these exept the Elixir of Brilliance bt u have ure full build and they just give u extra good stuff. nothing to lode here.


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Summoner Spells

Flash, Ignite



Flash


this gives u even more mobilaty. i use this more to get away then Shunpo because i use it in fights but u can also use it to get kills (see playstyle)

Ignite


this is what gives me almost evry early game kill.

other viable options



Exhaust


u can use this to catch up to enemies while ure shunpo is on CD and the enemie has more movement speed.

Teleport


this alows u to get to ur lane faster after u B or get faster to places on the map.

Ghost


almost the same as exhaust only u can escape easyer with it and u can catch up to enemies that are in the fog of war.


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playstyle

early game


laning



use ur bounching blade to harras the enemie, and because u dont have mana u can just spam this abilatie (this is the reason why u max Bouncing Blades first) . when the enemie is at half health Shunpo to them use Ignite and Bouncing Blades this mostly give's u the kill. if the enemy still lives and he stays in lane but also stays out of range of ur Shunpo u can use Flash + Shunpo to get to them and use the Bouncing Blades, Ignite combo. when u get to lvl 6 u can use youre ult in this combo too.

ganking



dont use ur shunpo to early, try to walk in range of Bouncing Blades and ur ult and use ur shunpo after they are getting away or used Flash

mid, late game



when u get in a fight Shunpo to the squishi enemies and use ure Bouncing Blades to get evryone on low health. wait with ur ult until the enemy team used all/most of their CC.


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extra

as i said before this guide is for soloing mid. when u want to go duolane there are a couple of thing u need to change for example: u max shunpo before bouncing blade,...
also sorry if my spelling isnt that great im from belgium.

thank you for checking out my first guide i hope u liked it and enjoy playing as Katarina

mmorty