get
prime

Build Guide by Sookoll

Not Updated For Current Season

This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page.


1K
Views
0
Comments
0
Votes
League of Legends Build Guide Author Sookoll

Very few but Important information ´bout Katarina

Sookoll Last updated on March 20, 2011
Like Build on Facebook Tweet This Build Share This Build on Reddit

Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
4/
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 0


Guide Top

Introduce

Hello, I'm Sookoll, and I've been maining Katarina for very long time. I am lazy, so i Cba post tricks and Pros & cons etc here.


Guide Top

Runes.

Glyph - Cdr is a friend of Katarina
Mark - SPell penetration is very obvious.
Seal - Dodge for more survivability + 10% speed from Defensive tree.

For Quintesences i have one Hp quint for Less squishiness. 1 Spell penetration quint for more damage of course, And Cdr is just great. But remember, Spell penetration > Cdr on katarina.


Guide Top

Items.

Boots for beginning is must. Dorans shield is BS. You need those boots for fast harassing.
jump in, Q , hit, run & repeat. with boots it will go smoother. People think that Dorans shield is needed to get your health back after harassment. In my opinion HEALTH POTIONS = WIN So yea, I Always, always buy atleast 9 health potions after every recall. These are needed to stay in lane. After First blood( Which I always get) I recall, and buy 9 health potions. Trust me , Potions = Fed katarina = Win. I never buy that much potions on any other champions, I'm feeling like Hp potions are made for Katarina, After your hextech complited you Don't need hp potions that much anymore.

I Buy Sorcerer boots, Mejai, Rylai, Hextech & Deathcap. For 6th item I buy one of those 3 items : 1) Banshee���´s Veil, 2) Hextech 3) Lich bane.
Banshees- if they are having a lot of CC
Hextech - More damage on ultimate & Lifesteal
Lich bane - Sick damage, shunpo, hit , and there you go, another kill.

Best rated katarina build has Cdr boots, which are BS. Every single katarina spell does magic damage, so Spell pen boots are must- My build focuses on maximum damage on teamfight, Cdr boots are not that useful in fights.


Guide Top

Masteries.

Reason why I find Offensive tree to be the best , is because in team fight, you jump in once, and Katarina's duty is to do as much damage as possible, Other builds recommend to go Defensive tree, i agree, katarina is squishy, but with good positioning you don't need Defensive tree.
And as a cherry on top of a cake, in offensive tree you can get improved Ignite and Exhaust.


Guide Top

Spells.

Spells should always be Exhaust and Ignite. nothing else. Katarina has very good escape mechanism, with Shunpo, no need for flash or ghost. Exhaust and Ignite are needed to get Fed in ranked & normal games.


Guide Top

Bouncing Blades vs Shunpo.

A thing what's been bothering me , is that most of those Katarina builds around Mobafire prefer Q to E . In my opinion E is a lot of better, always been, Even if i was playing AD katarina before the change. E has smaller CD at higher lvl, It does more damage. It has higher nuke damage than Bouncing blade, And you can last hit really easily without training your Q before E . If you dominate your lane in mid, then you can easily last hit with auto attacks + shunpo. Thing is, you won't ever dominate your lane if you're training BB before Shunpo.
Shunpo has 0.75 Ap ratio - BB has 0.35 Ap ratio
Shunpo's CD is Lower than BB's
Shunpo does 240 damage, BB does 200.
Anyways, Shunpo is definitelly better than Bouncing blades. If you really don't believe me, then Add me ingame (Sookoll) and i will prove it.


Guide Top

Ending.

If you have brains, Then you will be very successful with this build. Please Rate and comment.
I'd add some pictures, but i really have no clue how to. Please let me know in comments.