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[10.19] Incursios' Guide to Dominating Midlane as Katarina

By IncursioOCE | Updated on October 15, 2020
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Runes: Stable Runes

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Legend: Tenacity
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Ravenous Hunter

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Win 51%
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[10.19] Incursios' Guide to Dominating Midlane as Katarina

By IncursioOCE
Hey there guys, Welcome to my guide to " DOMINATING ON KATARINA." My name is Incursio and I've been playing League of Legends since season 2, and I am currently at my peak right now at 1010LP, in the OCE region. I primarily play on OCE, but I will be doing an account in Korea soon and I currently Live in Perth, Western Australia.

I started playing Katarina in Season 7 after I got sick of my supports and ditched my main role of adc. Many people were asking me to role swap to midlane for my Katarina mechanics, and that is the main reason I am here today. To pass on the knowledge to the community I have obtained. I have 1.4 MILLION Katarina mastery points as of today, I definitely play this game way too much as I average around 1500 games per season in ranked alone because norms is for LOSERS, wheeze.

I have been known as the best Katarina in my server since season 7. I really hope you guys find this guide helpful, and enjoy playing Katarina to her fullest potential.
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I stream every weekday over at Come say hi guys, I promise you wont be disappointed. ;)

I have a Youtube channel and I am currently attempting to post my videos regularly. Check back soon!
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- Great solo carry potential, you are the deciding factor of the game
- Can snowball with good roams, Not necessary to always win lane
- Have the power to completely change the tide of a lost game
- One of the best team-fighting champions in the game
- Feels good when you 1v9 a game
- Do not need to CS very well to win


- Takes a long time to master
- Can very easily throw games/get too confident
- Loses almost every matchup in midlane, has to win through other means
- Strives off kills, can be starved to death
- Sometimes your lane is decided by your jungler
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Speed of your combos - My Biggest tip for everyone playing Kat is, go to practice tool and focus on the speed of your main combo (e, gunblade, w, q, r.) The faster you do it the better. Sometimes with Kat even the the most minuscule milliseconds you miss will be the cause of the loss of the teamfight.

Never Give Up From Laning - Do not give up if your lane is going bad, I cannot tell you how many countless times I've won the game regardless of lane situation, Katarina excels at winning teamfights. If one really bad teamfight breaks out for the enemy. you will get fed and snowball.

Watch The Map - Please Look at your map. Most of the time you will get fed off botlane not your opponent midlaner. In challenger you will almost never solo kill your laner, you will either need jungle support or you will have to look for skirmishes. Whenever you can take a look at botlanes HP and look at the state of the lane.

Auto attack Resetting - A neat trick you can do with Katarina is auto e auto on the SAME target, you cannot auto reset with your e on a separate target it HAS to be on the same one. This helps you win early trades in laning phase.

Dagger Function - Your dagger acts as a big circle, and it can be used to e to a certain spot on the circle. By utilising this you can e over small walls by dropping a dagger next to it.

Cheeky Shunpo Usage - You can use shunpo to anything that's allied. This includes Plants, Threshes lantern, Zyra plants, Jarvans' Spear and Teemo mushroom's. You should also look for minions like Yorick ghouls and Elises' spiderlings.
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Roaming should be done when you have either:
- Dominated your lane and you need to win other sides of the map for your team
- Your lane opponent is playing too safe for you to get anything done
- Your lane is more or less unwinnable and you need to get fed so you're relevant

WARNING - Never sack too many minions before you roam, make sure the situation is worth roaming to, Look at HP and lane setup before you arrive in botlane. Make sure you shove your wave before you roam, sometimes losing HP for a roam IS worth it.
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You Have Two Options:

The way into a big teamfight as Katarina usually not your normal combo. Either you throw daggers into the enemy off of minions or tanks (this is called fishing q's,) Or you look for a good dagger drop onto carries or into as many as possible. If they have a heavy crowd control composition you will need to buy a Zhonyas. This item is almost ESSENTIAL to heavy cc comps. You play a big role of engaging for your team sometimes and Zhonyas is a must buy. You will jump to your dagger and Zhonyas almost instantly. It will do good damage + give your team the confidence to engage with you. You will no longer be in danger if your team engages and I use this strategy a ridiculous amount and believe me, It works.

Some teamfights may work differently and you may need your frontline/engage teammates to do most of the work for you. These champions consist of Jarvan/ Zac ETC. Remember, Katarina works off Resetting kills. So play off your engages.
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[10.19] Incursios' Guide to Dominating Midlane as Katarina
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