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Katarina Build Guide by LuxIsMyCrush
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pre 6 is very weak, after 6 she become more power but will be hard for her to do all in without flash, you outrange her, anyway abuse it and try kill her before get level 6
from my experince as player of katarina and player of heimer i learned is not good for you to be katarina with herim on mid, you will never won a trade with him, try to roam or if your jungler is not scared by his turrets, ask a babysit :))
very easy, all you have to do is to dodge his q and probably his stars, but this will not be very hard at what mobility you have.
pre 6 is very weak, but you will not be able to touch him without lose a lot of health first, but if he not position good his soldaries or get out mana you can all in.
try to prank his e, use your e to dodge his ult, and probably you will won, now depend of yours skills, but you could be able to defeat him.
oh Lux, my dear Lux, how much i love her, i will tell you how won the lane versus Lux. So first, if start with q, try to stay behind minions before she use it or try dodge her q, is not very hard, and poke her or farm with your q (this only when both are level 1). if you rush first level 2, try to harras her eveytime she use/miss q. If she start with e, dodge it, is not hard to predict is a noob lux and will use all for harras you, and because you know it you can quess when and where will be her e, and dodge it. I talked to much, the important thing, miss q mean death for Lux, hit q mean you're death, probably..
this is 2 versions: 1. The "Korean" Vladimir - you will lose very hard this lane, maybe will be and tilted 2. The "Yasuo main" Vladimir - he will be annoying, but you can harras him, try bait his w before use ult or your kill metode, and rememder, if you are not fast, he will reheal from you or a minion, monster, baron, drake, etc.
the early game will be a skill game, depend how good are you both, but if no one get fed before mid game, you will "cure" the cancer.
His q do more damage than any ult in this game, don't try to fight melee with him and trade very much with q>e>e or what combo safe you prefer.
hope she will be support :)
he could win if you not be very aggresive from start and punish him eveytime get out mana, or force him use mana to farm..and then abuse he is out mana.
not very hard early game, but after 2 items she will have a ridicol massive damage.
both melee, both a single range skill, both very mobile, both can be invincible few seconds and do a massive damage..nope, only he can be invincible..
But how you see, my gamestyle is very weird maybe.
Wanderer will give you more speed on map when you are not in battle, this allow you to raom better and return faster on lane, is not a bad choice, but in my opinion Savagery ] is a better option cause allow you to farm better.
Runic Affinity nah
Secret Stash a good option to stay longer on lane, you really have no reasons to recall before have enough money to buy gunblade
assasin will give you more damage when are solo on lane, but is really useless in teamfights
Merciless good to secure the kill, will give you 3% more damage on low hp enemy.
Meditation i don't think i must say why this is a bad choice
Precision will give you some lethality and magic penetration, and this is very good cause katarina use and ap and ad damage from passive.
Intelligence cause of the passive this will be very usefull in a team fight, but you can choice it to reduce more the cd on ultimate.
Thunderlord's Decree is a standard keystone for mages, this work good and on katarina , sometimes anyway i use Deathfire Touch
Stormraider's Surge again i see like a bad choice, katarina is very mobile and can catch eveything anyway, i will say later about it.
Sorcery and Fury not need explications, ap > attack speed
Fresh Blood good if you want to to a lot of trades except q>e>e and stay and to do some basic
Feast will give you more sustain in lane and this is good cause you need to stay very longer
Expose Weakness can be good for your team, but we will be selfish, team must help you to get a kill, not you help team to steal your penta. K just joking, but i really think this is a good option for support not for an assasin sexy.
Vampirism Gunblade will give you all you need, you really don't need it.
Natural Talent a good choice, cause katarina players are a natural talent ^.^
Bounty Hunter this is the goodest option, i will not talk and about it, if you prefer Double Edgde Sword or Battle Trance nobody will stop you to choice it.
k are you ready, okey.
Hextech Gunblade a.k.a i will steal you life is core item for katarina, this sustain you a lot in fight and his active will grant you a kill.
Okey now i must start talk about first weird thing you seen in guide, and this is start items. So, Katarina alerdy have a lot of damage, this allow you to start safest with Cloth Armor or Doran's Shield versus an ad champion like zed/talon or someone who do a lot of basic attack (kassadin, fizz). Maybe is wrong but this work eveytime and will give you enough sustain to can resist and maybe defeat him very early.
Now if you want rush Hextech Gunblade from start, just buy Long Sword and few potions, and this could be a mistake, i not say is not, long sword start item really is a mistake.
Now let's talk about other weird item and try explain why you must buy it and when you must buy it, and this is Adaptive Helm. Now let me explain, [[Adaptive Helm] is a great item versus mages who just spam spells every time, like cassi, ryze or teemo, and will give you a chance not just to survive, but to kill they, except teemo, you kill teemo and without it. Now qss you must buy only when your enemy have a hard cc. I don't really remember why i added and spirit visage..
Ghost you alerdy are very mobile
Ignite Good to secure the kill
Barrier and Heal your E always will help you to escape, you need just an ally, or any minion of the map, or a knife, you don't need a spell to defensive, anyway you will have zhonya.
Smite katarina jungle new meta?
Teleport easiest way to roam