Build Guide by SomthingReal
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Hello and welcome to my vision of how to play katerina. It might be not the best build, but it serves well for beginners. I tryed it myself and got some good stats: 24/3/15 (which is a decent score, i know -.-').
So, let's begin...
Why these masteries?
I chose for a 10/0/20 caster setup: in offence increased ability power, 1 wasted mastery point, cooldown reduction, magic penetration and ignite (For max dammage even when ignite is in cooldown). 0 points in defence cause in this build you're ap based. and 20 in utility: death/time reduction, hp regeneration, increased ghost (haste), bonus exp, bonus gold, bonus duration monster buffs, increased movement speed and cooldown reduction
Why these skill sequence?
I chose to master shunpo first and killer instincts last. i did that because with some stack you won't be needing the 15% bonus defence. To me, shunpo is the key move to get in range for your ulti and ignite. try harrasing them with bouncing blades and wait patiently for the right time to kill. oh, and 1 more thing: always use killer instincts once you are lvl 13 and about to dammage a champion.
Why those runes?
I chose runes just for more hp and dammage output: magic penetration marks, hp seals, ap glyphs and magic penetration quintessences. Still need to explain why? :P
Why these Items?
I chose these items because:
1. High durability at the beginning. (doran's shield).
2. Much movement speed. (Boots of Swiftness).
3. When being carefull, Much ap (and even cooldown reduction). (Mejai's soulstealer, Relai's crystal scepter, Zhonya's ring and Void staff).
4. You're pretty hybrid. (Relai's crystal scepter).
5. Good magic penetration. (Void staff).
Focusing at these 5 aspects, you've got a very filled and important output in mid, duo lanes and team battles.
In the beginning, Always buy 1 health potion. if you're up against easy harassers like Ryze you WILL NEED IT.
when your build is full, sell doran's shield and buy an item you think is neccesairy (I buy another Relai's crystal scepter most of the times).
If you want more dammage output at the beginning, you could also buy an amplifying tome, and later change it to the Will of the Ancients. (Beware: Your hp is like 120 less then in my build, and your hp doesn't regenerate very fast).
This was my Way of The Sinister Blade. I hope it worked out with you... (first made build so...). I'm Som(e)thingReal, And i approve this build.
Tips for me?
Plz leave them in the comment section below. :D