Build Guide by Wingser
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Edit; Kat is gunna be buffed next patch!
o Now fires 3 blades at all levels
Oh and, ps; c&c is always welcome
i'd like to improve this anyway i can :)
Good escaping skill
If nothings near, you're doomed.
Ghostis of good use on Katarina because of the chasing and escaping abilities, along with Shunpo you have a high chance of escaping any battle when you have Ghost ready.
Teleport great item for early game advantages(getting boots early to chase and have more magic penetration) and to push towers late game.
Bouncing Blade, Great damage at start of the game, but since this is an AP build the damage is rather gay end game. But still a great skill to make last hits etc, especially on minions early game!
Killer Instincts, This is the only skill that needs to be timed well, if you're in a team battle and you used it before you threw your bouncing blade, you'll be REALLY squishy when using Death Lotus and the effect it has on Bouncing Blade isn't really worth it to use. So better off just saving it for Shunpo -> Death Lotus.
Shunpo, is a great skill to escape battles, or jump into battles while people won't even know you're there if you're lucky. If you have money left overs, buy wards and put them at spots so you can shunpo out over walls etc, this way you will die the least possible.
Death Lotus, is a really good skill for dealing alot of damage, to(at higher levels) multiple targets. Use this skill after Shunpo, you can activate W -> E -> R. Good to initiate etc.
In lane phase at start, spam your Shunpo and Throwing Knife thingy and just try and do lots of damage over and over, repeating and just keep harassing them, when they mess up you try and make the kill!
Mid game, just try and do lots of damage again and use W skill to assist Q but when you know you're going in you save your W skill to use it with your Ultimate so you can actually survive, otherwise you're doomed.
Late game is pretty much the same as Mid!
Start out with a Doran's Shield and a Health Potion. Doran's shield you use for the extra armor & health, and the Potion ofcourse for when you're low. Just try and get as many last hits as you can, and if theres any opportunity just kill enemy champions and harass them.
As soon as you have 1100 gold you recall and buy Sorcerers Shoes, now your Death Lotus & Bouncing Blade will do quite abit more damage, so harassing is easier. High chance of getting a kill aswel.
I'm assuming you have a few kills now and you start saving for your Rylai's, you really need this item for the AP, the slow and the Health. Its a great item and my 1st core item for Katarina.
Well your core is ready now to be honest, and now you're just going to get magic penetration. 1st you get Void Staff and after that Haunting Guise. You get Void Staff 1st cause it has alot more AP so alot more damage for your Death Lotus, not to mention the +40% Magic Penetration!
Now you have all your core items, Rylai's, Void staff, Boots and Haunting Guise. The next item you're going to get is going to be enemy team depending, but i mostly go for Banshee's Veil cause it makes the 1st stun on you useless when you use Death Lotus(not to mention the HP boost it has, its pretty nice). Now if you're extremely fed and you're not dying at all, just go for Zhonyas ring to do insane damage and get a proper activate.(immume for 2 seconds)
I hope you like this, i just had an urge to write a build and made an account and made this!
Ill write a build for how i play Galio since i seem to do pretty good with him, my KDA in ranked games is 22.0/1 in 10 games and i won 9 of them ^^