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My name is Katarina Du Couteau and you shall die now.

Last updated on August 18, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


Introduction about the writer


Hello, I am DualAria. Enough said. Well no, I am currently in bronze and that would make you say, "Agh, this kid is a noob. I better find another guide." don't. I may be in bronze but my Katarina builds was used and tested by gold (My friends... I HAVE SOME!) players. Sadly, I am not skilled enough to be one but I am creative enough to make one. This is my first guide, and enjoy.



Who is she?




Who is this lady that everyone just thinks of as "cc-her-and-she-is-dead-Champion"?
Meet Katarina the Sinister Blade, she is one of the Season 1 champion and was on the front line for Battle of Ionia. Her background lore is but a simple tale of a girl. Girl is a general of Noxus, girl has talent in killing you 5 different ways with her thumb,
girl's first mission is to kill a Damacian general. However, almost gets killed to gain more fame but later learns lesson and succeeds, now on fight with Garen the Might of Damacia. Simple right?

Now everyone thinks you can just ignore her if you have alot of tanks or have Leona or Kassadin , NO! It is true that Leona's cc or Kassadin's silence will make her useless for the duration of the silence or stun but she can get out of most of them by avoiding them if it is a skill-shot or on-hit effect, and delaying the battle or knowing that the abilities were used already for click-and-use abilities like kassadin's Null Sphere .

So how is she good in lane and in teamfights? Well this really depends on the user. This is a champion that is easy to play and hard to master. However her combos and tricks will later be shown... or scroll down now it doesn't matter.





Pros and Cons



Pros

[+] Mana-less
[+] Press R to get a penta potential at it's Highest
[+] Insta Burst Power at it's Max
{+} It's really fun to play


Cons

    [-]
Squishy
[-] Bad early, bad forever
[-] Team dependant (No, you cant go Commando on them)
[-] Even one hard CC on the enemy team makes it hard for you


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Masteries, Runes, Abilities, spells and everything in between



Masteries


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

This is what i get on her since this gets her the most AP while giving you the most HP with a bit of MR due to the fact most of the time, you will go against AP mids.
Masteries
4/1
4/5
3/1
1/1
3/1
1/1
4/
1/
1/5
4/1
3/1
1/1

You can go get these if you are against an AD team.

you can play around with the masteries a bit.

Runes


Runes

Greater Glyph of Ability Power
9

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Health Regeneration
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

This way you get balance of HP, Magic Pen. and AP.
There are other variations but you can take your time and figure those out.


Summoner Spells


I personally take Flash, ignite


but you can also take ghost, cleanse. heal, teleport, heal, exhaust, or barrier.


However you should never get clarity. Katarina doesn't even have mana so why take it?


Abilities



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

This is the basic but, if your enemy has alot of skill-shot abilities than you should
use the next one which is this one...
Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

this allows you to play her the fullest with her with little cd to dodge their skill-shot.



Items


Honestly this part is useless I told you what you should buy and alternative items above just follow that. Okay?



Gameplays


Well, just imagine your Katarina and you got a penta. That is a normal Plat kata in Bronze.




Summary


If you did everything right than it should be like this...

Sinister Steel


Sight Ward
D Flash
F Ignite





Questions People Ask



Is Katarina god ? No she isn't a god but pretty close to being one.
How do you counter her? CC.