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Katarina Build Guide by Katapullt
Razor Fly! Do it quickly.【8.24】~ All you need to knowBy Katapullt | Updated on December 5, 2018
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist
Threats & Synergies
Dodge her Q&E and wait untill you baited her ult. Dont ult before she uses her E or she will charm you
Open with E+W. Like that you will still hit her when she uses W. Use your AA and your auto reset. You can use your R when she is invisible. Her Q is no problem but dont let her AA after. Get a Dorans Shield so you can trade Q's with her.
She can become hard when she is ahead but that will take her at least 2 kills or when she has Rod of Ages. Use your mobilaty spells (W&E)to dodge her Q's. Dont get greedy when she is Eggnivia and you are low on health.
Not Impossible. Build a MAW so you dont get one shotted. Roam to get kills and feed
Some people have Problems against Aurelion Sol. In my opinion it`s pretty easy just step around his passives and when he uses the long range on Q just all in him. You will win every fight. Start Longsword to Cheese him.
1st trades mostly decide about the laning phase. Engage when he uses his Q
Usually Brand is played as Support but when you face him mid be carefull. Avoid his skillshot which stuns you when you got hit by Q or E before. You can use any starter
Backstep to dodge her Ult. You can't jump when she placed her W. Play around that.
If he builds MAW he and knows how to play he can be a pain in the A... Dodge his skillshots & all in when he used his jump
Care at lvl 6. Ask for gank before 6 play safe.
Avoid his 3rd hit (passive) don't step on his W. Dissengage when he uses W and dont step on his Ulti
Be carefull in the early game. Start Doran's Shield to minimalize his poke damage. Wait for ganks or your Gunblade.
Just ban him. E away when he tries to land with his E on you. Really one of my most hated matchups. You can bait his E when you Q on a Minion and ACT like you wanna take it UP. You can E -> W
Verry annoying opponent. Start Doran`s Shield and focus on CS. dodge his E with your E and be patient what he is doing.
Be aware of his bodyslam you can e when he throws a Q at you. Jump on one of the sides to avoid a predicted body slam
Start Dark Seal or Doran's Shield. Dont fight him in the early lvl's and engage when his E is on cooldown. You can use your Q on his turrets to enlarge your jump range.
She can pretty much outtrade you every time. Even if she fails her E she can outtrade you. Go Ninja Tabi and Zhonias after Gunblade.
Dodge his Q's. Buy a Zhonia or banshes 2-3rd Item to deny him killing you with his R
Buy a Dorans shield and play safe and you should be fine on laning.
When you Face a GOOD KAYLE you can't really do anything. You have to try to get lvl 3 advantage and bully her out of lane and out CS her. Later she will zone you no matter what. When you engage she will Ult herself and you don't deal any damage and obviously you dont get your resets.
Try to trade lvl 3. Ask for a gank and dont 1v1 her when she has Ulti. BUY MERCs. They have MR and reduces all her CCs which she has on every spell CLEANSE is a must in this matchup since you can use it on her R
Even if you dont lane against a Lulu, be carefull if you see her face in enemy team. She has 3 spells to block your damage and Whims (W) transforms you into a harmless critter. That means you are dead...
Like at every skillshot Champ just dodge her abilities. Zone her with your Q and just dont get binded by her Q's. If you wanna play safe buy Zhonias
Care his lvl 6 Ulti and Poke. Try to dodge Q&E. Buy a Qss (don't take cleanse it doesn't works with his R
You have your E and W to dodge her Spells. Keep your lane warded and try to use W to dodge her Q (Her Stun), so you have your E up to disengage when she uses Ulti or for the case you get ganked. CLEANSE can help you in matchup if you are not Faker at dodging.
She can zone you very good. Try to avoid useless AA's. Start With Doran's Shield and be carefull of her Ult. Dont risk too much a good Orianna is always able to beat you in a 1vs1. So waiting for your jungler might be the best option. Dont get pushed to hard and place W when her minions come close to your tower then Q and Pick up both Daggers at the same time.
Luckily you won`t really see Ryze. His W is very dangerous and you don`t really have something to outplay. Stay positioned behind your Minions and not inbetween them (stay away from his E spread) When the enemy team has more CC you should think about picking CLEANSE as your second summoner spell
Go GB -> Mercury's Treads -> Morellonomicon to lower his AP dmg to you and his healing effect. Try to trade but dont all in. When you have all these Items he wont be too dangerous since his dmg is very low and you can easily heal up again. When he uses Ulti Shunpo out to a nearby allied Minions
A HEXDRINKER is a good Item choice against her. You can build it 1st and keep it (don't upgrade until she gets very fed). Don't line up with her Q's -> she will E and stun you and will try to iniciate a gank.
You should easily counter her. Just be carefull about her knock up.
Toxic early game play absolutely safe and wait for ganks. Zhonias!!!
A good TF destroys you. Engage him when he used his "Pick a Card" (W). Warn your teammates when he reached lvl 6 and when he leaves the lane. You can go cleanse in this matchup to avoid getting caught on ganks
It's a really rough matchup since she has high burst. Maybe you can get ahead with roaming. Try it.
Enjoy your free Win.
When he Qs run towards him. Use your E to dodge his stun (E). Keep in mind your W gives movement speed you can use that to dodge his E as well. If you wanna play safe buy Zhonia
Dont be worried if he hits his Q but care the empowered AA after
Try to cs as much as you can and roam. Be carefull about his empowered Q. After GB -> get Morellonomicon
It's mostlikely a farmmatchup. A good Xerath will stay very safe and only go agressive when you get a gank. When he runs towards you, you should go behind Minions and go to your tower.
Dont let him get ahead. Play around him to dodge his qs. Get a Zhonia and Ninja Tabi
Pretty much a skillmatchup. I would recomend a Zhonia's instandly for obvious reasons. Go offensive when he used his W. He can dodge your Ulti with his. Try to bait ulti and Shunpo out on a Minion near your tower.
Start Dorans Shield or Boots to dodge his Q's. Try to get as many CS as possible. At lvl 6 you should be able to Outplay & kill him.
He can completely deny you in fights by his R. When laning against him dodge his bombs with your W. When he uses his slow on you jump away with your E
Look out when she leaves lane she could try to E you over a wall. Stay behind CS. When she Ults you know where she lands. Place a W ;) Be always patient any E she throws at you can make you half life when she hits Q after.
When you got a premade that plays a lot of Zac ... que up with him ! His ganks are insane and lvl 3 you can follow up pretty insanely
A good Amumu Ult lets you clean up everything
Her blackshield is really strong against any kind of CC which prevents you from dieing
His Ult engage is very good and let's you engage
He deals a lot of damage and with his R knock up you can simply roll over the enemy team
A good Galio Ult deals good damage and you can easily go for a good engage
A lot of CC gives you a good engage
A lot CC gives you good engage
Hay I am a Kata One-Trick and I wanna give you some usefull Tipps (Currently Platin 4 with 600k on Kata). I love playing very offensive champs that can go insane! This is my first an only guide amd I just want to split my knowledge about her.
Don't forget this is only my Opinion on how to play Katarina and I hope you enjoy it.
I will add more matchups and a more detailed item purchase order and Situationen for wich Item to choose soon
I hope I can help you and would really appreciate a like or comment :)
GL&HF Summoners! Katarina Flash
- Be SAFE in Lane. It is easy when you are ahead but it is hard when you are behind
- Go agressive when you are ahead or when you start with a longsword for the cheese. But always remember which spells he has to burst or to stun you
- Roam alot and abuse Hextech Gunblade Powerspike (use Gunblade before Ulti for the additional slow)
- when you are TEAMFIGHTING wait till enemy team uses his CC and damaging spells. Now it is time to engage
- Diana, Talon and Fizz are very hard matchups (try to learn how to behave against them)
- Learn CSing, damaging Combos & AA reset (AA -> E -> AA) It can be very important sometimes to deal a bit more DAMAGE in like the same time and can also help you at farming
- buy Control Ward and roam botlane (you should also change your trinket to Oracle Lens (always a thing) or Farsight Alteration (when your team is behind and has no jungle vision)
- SKILL ORDER: decide your second Runetree smart (if the enemy has no CC choose Precision
usually you take Resolve)
- dont forget to push and to help your team at objectives. You have to know when to help at the objective or when you play the "gatekeeper" to block enemy players from reaching BARON NASHOR | FIRE DRAGON |& RIFT HERALD
The first tree ( Domination) fits perfect with Katarina`s skills & abilities so you should always keep it like this:
There a three different viable Options for the second tree
In one of them you have a bit more Sustain (which is very good for the laning Phase):
Resolve -> Bone Plating & Second Wind (vs poke) or Chrysalis (always usable)
In the other path you try to be more agressive and want to get your resets + you deal more dmg vs low targets which is very good to trigger Katarinas passive with:
Precision -> Triumph & Coup de Grace (always usable) or Legend: Tenacity (against much CC)
This improves your roaming potential & gives extra damage. It is also very good and even better then the precision tree
Sorcery -> Scorch & Celerity (better roaming and adaptive dmg) or Absolute Focus (good for early)
You should find out your own Skill Order that fits best to your playstyle.
Some Koreans put 2 points in W when they play vs melee. Others Max Q or E.
BUT ON MY PERSONAL OPINION the Skillorder I showed you is the best because you have mobility on E and Q fast enough. This is something about your playstyle. You should test and try to find out which way you like it the most.
(Sometimes Maxing Q Bouncing Blades is better)
3 points into Q + 3 points into E:
When the wave comes to lane you can wait until the 3 melees are low life (you should AA when they have different HP) and kill them with your Q Bouncing Blades.
Dont push the wave too hard and stay safe.
Let the enemy push into you and try to freeze in front of your tower. When he tries to shuv the wave in: run towards your tower and press W Preparation. Q Bouncing Blades the first minion when it crosses the dagger on the bottom so both daggers land in the same place. Now you can E Shunpo to it, kill the minions & Shunpo out instantly.
To climb just a usual advise:
- Leave when someone wants to troll you. You will loose some LP but it`s still better than loosing 17-25 LP depending on your ELO/MMR/winning&loosing streak.
(Keep in mind 1 Penalty at a day is low, but if you leave twice or even more a day it gets higher)
- just dont flame, usually dont even write expect things like "gj." for example
- mute flamers to stay focused
- before you start another Ranked ask yourself "Am I tilted" if you dont awnser yourself "NO" instantly stop playing Ranked.
- Sometimes it`s better to play safe and let a Teammate die instead of giving the enemy 2 kills and offer them a free BARON NASHOR
So all in all. You are asking yourself should I play Kata? Here are some Pros and Cons that might help you
- Fun to Play
+ High damage
+ High burst
+ Very Mobile
+ Good Penta potential
+ nice survivabilaty in jungle (she can jump on the plants)
+ learning how to place daggers is fun
+ She is an Assasin and Assasins are good for Solo Que
+ Huge reward if you play a good teamfight
+ Mid game powerspike
- if you get CCed you get insta bursted most of the time
- not easy to find the right time to engage teamfights. Engage to late team dead | Engage to early - > you are dead
- Hard to CS when you play vs Zoning champs
- more or less boring laning phase
- she has no CC
- is reliant on her team
Whenever an enemy champion dies within 3 seconds of Katarina damaging them, her cooldowns are reduced by 15 seconds which means, assisting or killing 3 champions in late game means a free R
Whenever Katarina catches a Dagger or picks it up from the ground, she uses it to slash through all nearby enemies, dealing 75 - 287 (based on level) (+ 100% bonus AD) (+ 55 / 70 / 85 / 100% AP) magic damage and reducing Shunpo's cooldown by 78 / 84 / 90 / 96%.
Daggers last 4 seconds before disappearing.
EFFECT RADIUS: 340
Q: Bouncing Blades
Katarina throws a Dagger to the target enemy that bounces to up to 2 nearby unaffected enemies, dealing magic damage to each target.
After bouncing to it`s targets, the Dagger then lands on the ground 350 units opposite from where it struck the first target. The Dagger always takes the same amount of time to land from the time it hits the first target.
75 / 105 / 135 / 165 / 195 (+ 30% AP)
TARGET RANGE: 625
EFFECT RADIUS: 625
COOLDOWN: 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 s
Katarina tosses a Dagger into the air at her current location, which lands after 1.25 seconds, and gains bonus movement speed that decays over 1.25 seconds.
BONUS MOVEMENT SPEED:
50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90%
COOLDOWN: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11
Katarina blinks to the target location around the target unit or Dagger.
If the target is an enemy, Katarina deals them magic damage. Otherwise, she deals the same magic damage to the nearest enemy in range.
30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 (+ 50% AD) (+ 25% AP)
TARGET RANGE: 725
COOLDOWN: 14 / 12.5 / 11 / 9.5 / 8
R: Death Lotus
Katarina rapidly spins in place and channels for 2.5 seconds, throwing a dagger every 0.166 seconds to each nearby enemy champion, up to a maximum of 3 at a time, dealing them magic damage and applying Grievous Wounds for 3 seconds.
Death Lotus cannot be cancelled by movement and basic attack commands in the first and last 0.25 seconds of channeling.
MAGIC DAMAGE PER DAGGER:»
25 / 37.5 / 50 (+ 22% bonus AD) (+ 19% AP)
EFFECT RADIUS: 550
COOLDOWN: 90 / 60 / 45
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