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Katarina Build Guide by SaltCat

Middle Katarina Deadly Dagger Guide 🔪

By SaltCat | Updated on January 12, 2021
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Runes: Conqueror

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Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace

Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)


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Standart summoners!
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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Middle Lane
Ranked #30 in
Middle Lane
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Threats & Synergies

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I am a 300k mastery Katarina player, i have been playing her for a while now, and i really love her!
I believe you can learn a lot from me, either if you are a new begginer Katarina player, or even a more experienced one! But keep in mind, Katarina is an extremely difficult champion, and it will take you a lot and i mean a lot of time to master her. She is not one of this free lp champions, you have to work for it!


1v9 carry potential.
Lots of room for skill.
Build Diversity.
No mana.
Excellent champ to onetrick or main.


- High skill ceiling.
- High skill floor.
- Easily counterpicked.
- Provides nothing to the team if she is behind
- CC destroys her.
- No sustain in lane.

Katarina can fit on every team composition, and with the season 11 changes you dont even have to care if your team has a lot of ap, because you can build ad! ( and ad builds are even better than ap LOL). The best team compositions are the ones that have good teamfighting, and they have at least on engager, something like Malphite for example, this can set Katarina up for insane damage output.

The number 1 rule is to not pick Katarina when you are against a heavy cc comp, just dont it will same you a lot of brain cells, it is almost impossible to play against such compositions. Now one more scenario picking Katarina is bad, besides counter picks of course, is when your team has pretty much no engager, or good teamfighting, this isnt as bad but its still something to keep in mind.
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