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Katarina Build Guide by Katapullt

Middle Razor Fly! Do it quickly.【8.24】~ All you need to know

Middle Razor Fly! Do it quickly.【8.24】~ All you need to know

Updated on December 5, 2018
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Choose Champion Build:

  • LoL Champion: Katarina
    Razor Fly! Do it quickly.
  • LoL Champion: Katarina
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Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter

Coup de Grace

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist


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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


Threats & Synergies

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Thats Me

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. EUW)

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

Latest Penta ONE FOR ALL - sorry for the decent quality and thanks for the 100k!
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- 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

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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)

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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)

Ability Sequence
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3 points into Q + 3 points into E:
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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.

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Ranked Advise

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

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Summoner Spells

You should always go Ignite+ Flash

If you wanna play her top you should go with Teleport but I wouldn´t recomend playing Toplane in Rankeds.

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Pros / Cons

So all in all. You are asking yourself should I play Kata? Here are some Pros and Cons that might help you

Pro Katarina:
- 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

Cons Katarina:
- 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

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Katarinas Abilities

Passive: Voracity
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.

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)

COOLDOWN: 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 s

W: Preparation
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.

50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90%

COOLDOWN: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11

E: Shunpo

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)

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.

25 / 37.5 / 50 (+ 22% bonus AD) (+ 19% AP)

COOLDOWN: 90 / 60 / 45

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Here is a good Combo Guide by

Katlife a Master Tier Katarina One-Trick-Pony!

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