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League of Legends Build Guide Author Ravenous Hawk

Hybrid Katarina - Strongest Death Lotus Possible!? (6.17)

Ravenous Hawk Last updated on September 5, 2016
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Ability Sequence

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

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
5/
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

5/
Wanderer
 
 
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
5/
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0


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Pro's and Con's

Pro's:
-Sinister Steel and Death Lotus deal more damage than AP Katarina and are both AoE
-Even MORE burst than before
-Takes turrets a lot quicker
-Basic's now deal a considerable amount of damage
-INCREDIBLE sustain through lifesteal + spellvamp
-Quite capable of clearing jungle camps on her own after Ravenous/Hextech GB
-3 additional sources of damage AP Kat usually doesn't have (Ravenous active, Hextech active and Basic's)
-Incredible if you gain the lead/Snowball
-Physical Damage through Basics + Ravenous to counter MR
-Much better against some of her bad matchups, such as Galio or Kassadin

Con's:
-Q+E deal very little damage early game, therefore you have little poke. (E'ing nearby and hitting them with a max range W is even greater than it used to be however)
-More expensive build
-A little harder to catch up if you fall behind


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Damage Calculations

Full Build AP Katarina: Ludens, Sorc Shoes, Rabadon's, Void Staff, Rylai's and Zhonya's
100AP + 120AP + 80AP + 100AP + 70AP
= 470AP (+35% AP)
= 634.5AP

Full Build Hybrid Kat: Ravenous + Sorc Shoes + Bloodthirster + Hextech GB + Rabadon's + Void
75AD + 75AD + (40AD + 80AP) + 120AP + 80AP
= 190AD + 280AP (+35% AP)
= 190AD + 378AP

Sinister Steel - 40/80/120/160/200 (+0.6 per bonus Attack Damage) (+25% of ability power) magic damage.
AP Kat - 200 + (634.5x0.25)
= 200 + 158.625
= 358.625 Magic Damage
Hybrid Kat - 200 + (190x0.6) + (378x0.25)
= 200 + 114 + 94.5
= 408 Magic Damage

Death Lotus - 350 / 550 / 750 (+ 3.75 per bonus attack damage) (+250% of ability power) magic damage.
AP Kat - 750 + (634.5x2.5)
= 750 + 1586.22
= 2336.22 Magic Damage
Hybrid Kat - 750 + (190x3.75) + (378x2.5)
= 750 + 1622.5
= 2372.5 Magic Damage

While the damage does seem only slightly higher than otherwise would be, this has not included damage from your Ravenous or Hextech GB

Ravenous Hydra - Deals physical damage up to 100% of your Attack Damage to units around you
= 190 Physical Damage

Hextech Gunblade - Deals 250 (+30% of ability power) magic damage and slows the target champion instantly by 40% for 2 seconds
= 250 + (378 x 0.3)
= 250 + 113.4
= 363.4 Magic Damage

Damage calculations did not include runes or masteries as both can run the same pages.