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Katarina Build Guide by Snowypride

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Snowypride

Snowypride's Guide - Katarina AP Mid (tKrewEpiC)

Snowypride Last updated on July 2, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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


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Pros and Cons (Overall)

KATARINA


Pros:
*Katarina could reset her skills by 15 seconds!
*Her ultimate is AoE and does a lot of damage!
*Shunpo is great for escaping or chasing!
*She could harass easily using Bouncing blades!
*She's hard to kill!
Cons:
*Katarina is hard to master for beginners.
*People could easily escape her ultimate if her ultimate doesn't do a lot of damage.
*Many people could counter katarina's ultimate. (Stun/Knockup/Headbutt/Dazed/Silenced)


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Pros and Cons (Runes)

Pros:
AP - With AP Runes your able to do more damage.
HP at 18 - These Health runes should help you be a little less squishy.
Magic Penetration - Boost of damage on champions. (Great for ultimate and skills)
Cons:
You wont have much attack damage at lv 1-5
Last hitting minions could be a problem without much physical damage.
..Auto attack isn't very strong until late game.


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Pros and Cons (Skills)

Pros:
Bouncing blades is very useful for harassing and last hitting minions.
Sinister steel is good for escaping because if you hit a minion with it or a champion your speed is increased for less than a second.
Shunpo is probably one of my favorite skills because you could initiate with it or escape with it :] with a good amount of CD (Cooldown)
last but not least katarina ultimate is just too deadly :[.
*Her resets are so op :o
Cons:
If you get stunned you could possibly die.
Shunpo could be dangerous when using incorrectly.
Opponents could easily escape Katarina's ultimate with a flash.


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Counter Jungle (Very helpful tip for first blood!)

Going mid you have a great advantage to counter their jungler if they have 1*. Start off with Boots (325) 2 Health Potions (70) and 1 regular ward (75). If their jungler uses mana, ward their red, if their jungler doesn't use mana, ward their blue. When they go to red/blue normally they should have low health. If so quickly/sneak to them and E to assassinate them and Q,W etc. If their health is a bit too high just back off because your also wasting exp.


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In Mid

No matter who's in mid these are your choices...
A:Harass them using Q (Bouncing Blades) either to the minions -> opponent or to opponent.
^Fact:Q bounces off minions if close to each other. (3-4 Hits)
B:Farm up well getting last hits and if possible freeze lane or push it and help other lanes.
^Tip:Use your Q (Bouncing Blades) and your W (Sinister Steel) and escape with E (Shunpo)
C:Hug turret <3
^Tip:Run out of there if they are harassing you like crazy.
D:Have a jungler gank for you or have someone gank for you and then farm.
^Tip:Do not wait too long, and try not to waste time.