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Katarina Build Guide by Munchkind

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Munchkind

Patch [4.21] Munchkinds Guide for Katarina/Raise your elo

Munchkind Last updated on December 18, 2014
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Ability Sequence

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4
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9
Ability Key Q
2
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13
Ability Key W
3
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Ability Key E
6
11
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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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Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 4



Threats to Katarina with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Orianna Don't even try to fight her in lane. It will end with your death or you both low life. Try to get fed through roams and early group fights.
3
Twisted Fate Get vision around midlane and pressure him as hard as you can and dodge his q. When u hit six wait for his w, after he used it throw everything at him.
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Pros / Cons


- can solo carry
- high burst
- easy to learn if you do it the right way
- high mobility
- great quotes
- easy to comeback with


- weak against much cc
- no cc
- squishy
- melee


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Masteries

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3/1
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The offense tree is pretty common, we take Block because the most ap champs you will play against are ranged, so they will poke you with their autoattacks pretty hard in the first minutes.
Fleet of Foot so the enemy laner can't outrun you and you are able to pick him up.
Scout because you can Shunpo further with it.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Ability Power
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

Take this runes every time you are against an ad midlaner like Zed or Talon. Without the armor runes they will already burst/outharass you in early game and make you unable to fight.
Runes

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
3

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Seal of Scaling Health
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Run with these runes against an AP mid. You can poke them easily without getting harrased to hard, also you can allow yourself a few mistakes more.


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Spell Explanation

Voracity : Whenever you get a kill or an assist, your basic skills get a reset and Death Lotus Cooldown is reduced for 15 second. Try to use your Bouncing Blades at the beginning of a teamfight to get maximum resets. It also allows you to jump into 5 low life enemies alone, if you trigger your Death Lotus and jump around, it's a garuanteed pentakill!

Bouncing Blades : This is bread and butter for Katarina! It's poke and burst at the same time. Try to combo in Lane with Sinister Steel to proc the mark it gives so enemy will take hugh damage.

Sinister Steel : It allows you easy farming under tower if you use it right. Also it has no cast time and if you hit anything with it you get movement speed. So use it when you get chased and your enemy is hanging on your back.

Shunpo : Needed for jumping into fight and escape. You can jump on allies, enemies, any ward, any minion and neutral monster. It's useful in lane if you combo it with your warding trinket for a jump back to tower.

Death Lotus : When you use Death Lotus you spin around yourself and deal damage to at max three enemie champions at the same time over 2,5 seconds. Use it whise since its cooldown and damage got nerfed, but it's still a pretty strong ability! Best is when you use it in combo with your Shunpo so you get as near as possible to your enemie.


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Spell Skill Order

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

Max Bouncing Blades for maximum burst potencial and poke.
Sinister Steel will make it easier for you to farm and combo harras your lane opponent.
Skill Death Lotus when ever you can.

Death Lotus > Bouncing Blades > Sinister Steel > Shunpo


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Items

We need this item for the movement speed it gives and the magic penetration.

Great sinergy with your combo burst! Just take care of not using it while you use Death Lotus because it will interrupt it.

Great against ad lane opponents! Also use it when you are low life and waiting your team to give you resets.


For maximum damage and burst potencial, most necessary item!


If enemies try to counter you through magic resistance, this will help you in fight like no other item could do! If the magic resistance from the enemies is really high, it's sometimes even more useful than rabadons!


Great Sinergy with Death Lotus, because it slows than! It also makes you a little bit tanky, with Zhonya's Hourglass in combination you are very hard to kill for AD carrys and lane opponets!
You can also get a Guardian Angel as sixth item.


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Summary

Thank you for reading the Guide, I hope it helped you in improving and learning Katarina!
If you have any comments, questions or queries about my guide, please don't hesitate to ask any questions.
If you liked the guide you can upvote it to show me.
Also when you want a guide from me about an other champ, don't be shy and ask in the comments :).

Hope I see you with Katarina in the rift making pentas!

-Munchkind