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Katarina - Time is money.

Last updated on April 10, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


Table of Contents
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Introduction

Let's just get down to the basic for a moment here, Katarina is known "not to be a top lane champion", I'm going to tell you the people that say this have no idea the potential that Katarina has. After reading my guide you will know what you need to know about harassing, ganking, building gold so fast you don't need as many kills/minion kills to keep up with other. This guide is for beginners looking for the easy way in. It may soon be updated for more advanced players in the future if it's popular. I'm also not going to post a million pictures and minor details that make a guide look fancy, I'm just here to share my idea that's been working for me.


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Items

I think with the items many people are extremely confused on what was chose and why. Well I can break it down, By the end of a shorter game I'll have roughly 12k gold with 7 kills, 150 minion. My allies will have 10k gold, 7 kills, 150 minion. My item purchase order puts you in the clear to ensure you don't fall behind if you do get ganked early, Prevents your opponent from snowballing.

The rest of the items are chosen because with my laning strategy I focus on many many minion kills and pushing lanes. I believe when built right Katarina IS the fastest lane pusher, No doubt. And being a high AP character you are able to nuke turrets FAST.


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Laning

Your job is top lane solo. You will ALWAYS stay dead center next to your turret, When enemy comes near you harass. Sometimes if I'm full health ill throw the occasional Shunpo > Sinister Steel > Run > Bouncing Blades. This drops there health quite a bit while generally they barely touch you because they don't see it coming. After you do your first combo you ping for jungle/mid to come gank. While hes on way you can continue to harass but ensure your cooldowns are all good when he gets there. Most ganks with Katarina are successful. I always instant ignite to help burst down faster in early game so the enemy runs instead of trying to fight you and possibly kill you. After first gank you buy more gold/sec items and you notice gold just start pouring in, You'll be able to buy something from the shop every time you visit.


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Summary

This guide was made to improve your skills with Katarina or to convince you to try a new method that works!

Thank you for reading!