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Last updated on November 28, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 22

Honor Guard

Defense: 0

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 8

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Yo Dawgs most of you are wondering whats up with kat and want to play her well im here to teach you how to 4v1 with out none of that armor waste of slot stuff just pure hard damage that makes them go what was that and then go wow ur op even though kat is clearly not because the only time shes op is when they dont cc her ie stun fear etc.

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Summoner Spells

Ok first off your probably going wow this noob has flash she has shunpo she doesn't need it well your absolutely right she doesn't need it she WANTS IT because what it does is she can jump a full screen and its extremely helpful for tactical retreats >.> and by that i mean flash through a wall then when shunpo is back shunpo W for extra dmg n dmg reduction shunpo back and throw a knife for that next kill

Second with the new addition of surge it makes kat really op early with startingw ith a book and the runes i have set up she has 80 ap at level 1 80 AP!!! thats half of almost any champs health at lvl one those are the main two i can preech whine or what ever you want to call it for me to cry for you to get and then theres the other ones

Ignite well i guess if you want to be able to hurt sum1 as they run away but kat doesn't run away she chases and when you run which you really cant do it unless there's minions near by taht she can get to or a friendly with a hand you can jump to.

Clairvoyance my only replacement i ever use i love it becase you know sum1 is in that bush you just send a fat clairvoyance on it then shunpo end bam turned the tide of it there advantage is gone and you got first hit

Cleanse is the only other one i see usable with kat because if you got a feeling your gonna be going against one of those cc's go ahead and grab it i use it when im in a custom game or a draft if i still wanna play kat

The rest of the spells are not worth your time besides maybe teleport for turret nuking by end game you can 3 or 4 hit turrets

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hmmmm where to start ok so early you want your spell vamp to go and get intense survivability early when you ult because most of them are low armor n hp early so what you can do but suck theyres as they try to take yours beware though you arnt god and never initiate unless you have a signifigant dmg out put lead on them then once you do get your medjais for knives down their throat with that maxed you get 160ap!!! and then you get another 15% dmg reduction think about it W maxed is 30% +15% thats 45% dmg reduction !!! your almsot god if you get that maxed in the first 20min of a 5v5 because at that point u most likely also have a death cap and you have over 500 ap already and smashing skulls left and right but beware dont get cocky because a smart enemy gets a banshees veil and your shunpo is negated if you lead with it and at that fed level thats roughly 1/3-1/2 their hp after that if youre having a good game its smooth sailing on items especially when you get lichbane shunpo + lichcombo almost always 1.5k dmg ina second thats usually almost enough to kill alone kills tanks and turrets in a heart beat and at that point they usually surrender Also lets say you are on the losing end or they are resisting with mag res what you can do is build a void staff to negate the armor or if your just struggling but they dont have armor they are just trying to focus you trade in that mejais for another rod and build another death cap for more ap at the end of the game. Oh and not to forget about the hour glass if you find your self in the middle of a nuke or a ezreal blast coming or nunu snow storm hit the invulnerable i cant say how many jams its saved me even if it is just 2 seconds if you time it right you can win any fight

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Team Work

ok cant stress this section anymore so what i do to support my team because i ks a bit early not gonna hide it when im good and fed and nothings stopping me and im in say a 2v2 and i fkd them both up il let my teammate that im with go ahead and get the kills because one person fed insanelly isn't good compared to one person well fed and an entire team behind him with considerable feed because kat shes easly focused and stopped but when you ahve guys who also draw attention thats when they surrender when they cant just focus one person thats when they lose id rather win as a team with a lower kd then lose alone with an amazing one