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Katarina Build Guide by Bluewalrus21

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Bluewalrus21

The Sinister Maid- Pro Kat Build

Bluewalrus21 Last updated on October 7, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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Skill Sequence

Max Q first because it's a great harrass tool and the extra dmg proc is nice.
Max W second because it's a main damage aoe spell, and shunpo got nerfed really hard.
Max E third because it's not a really great dmg spell anymore and is useful for it's utility.


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Summoner Spells

Flash Ignite is always the way to go.. Just trust me :D


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Item Build

The reason you no longer get Hextech Gunblade anymore is because you don't really need the slow as much. Before the Gunblade was used so you can get a full ultimate off. Now with the reduced time it's best to get as much damage as possible with the DFG. Rabadons, Void Staff, Zhonyas are all basic items for her, but I get a Guardians Angel for the defense and so if you do die, you can pop really quickly and get another full burst off.


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Early Game

Early game it's best to just sit back and farm. Harrass with your Q often but don't push the lane too hard. Last hitting can be hard with melee vs. ranged but if they are really harrassing hard, just last hit under tower or Q the low minions. It takes time to CS effectively with Kat, but it's worth it because she's a monster Mid-game.


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Mid Game

Mid Game is where Katarina shines. Try to aim for a 20 minute Rabadons to have the full effect of this beast. Now you should just farm jungle and mid lane while looking for opportunities to gank or help teamates.


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Late Game

With Katarina, during team fights you really have to be patient. Don't go head first into a fight because they will just cc and burst you down. Wait until you see the enemy blow off their main CC spells and wait for a good opportunity, a good kat ult and combo can decide who wins the game.


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Combo

Most people should know this but with Katarina when going into a fight you first throw out your Q, then your E if they're far away and then W, then ult. But if they are right next to you, save your shunpo for if they try to escape or if you're trying to escape.


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Counters

Katarina gets countered hard by Kassadin and Leblanc. Most other champions shouldn't be too hard. Kat does best though verse champions who can't escape, have CC, or have a higher burst potential. Kat does pretty well against:
-Karthus
-Ryze after lvl 6
-Lux if you can dodge.
-Zyra if you can dodge.
-Xerath
-Morgana
-Swain
-Gragas

Champions to not pick Katarina against.
-Leblanc
-Kassadin
-Diana
-Annie sometimes
-Sion