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Katarina Build Guide by Junix L9
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Ability Order Skill sequence
Threats & Synergies
He will bully you out of lane. Dodge his Q's and wait till your jungler is going to gank you.
You want to get your Dark Harvest stacks, so try to fight her in early levels. Dodge her E and you should outtrade her. When she has 6, she has no problem dodging your daggers so be careful.
Don't walk up too close, she will Q Auto you if you do so. Try to fight her when her shroud is down.
This matchup is in your favour. If you dodge her Q, she has no source of damage.
Point and click cc is really annoying as Katarina so don't get too close to her. Wait for her passive to run out and try to fight her.
You have to dodge his Q and R. If you do, you might be able to kill him.
He will poke you all day, try to trade with him when he only has 1 sand soldier and E out.
Dodge his W's in lane. When you dodge his Q, you can all in him because he is missing the damage from his passive.
If she hits her Q she will out damage you, so try to avoid getting hit by that. In teamfight, wait for her to waste her W, then you can go in.
You can never trade her because of her shield. Just try to stay alive and wait for your jungler. Level 6 is a nightmare to lane against her. You have to dodge all of her Q's or u will take a lot of damage.
You can try to get your Dark Harvest stacks out of him, because he is an AP Melee Champion like you. Don't get hit by his W or you will lose the trade.
You need good reflexes in this matchup. When he E's onto you, just E away he will outtrade you. Same as R just E away.
You cant really do much against him, you can try to go for some trades when you dodged his E.
She will outtrade you no matter what. She will just start autoattacking when you get near her. You have to wait for your jungler.
You can never fight her she will just run away with her shield and movement speed. Watch you when she W you, E out quickly.
Just dodge his Q's and you should be good to go. Karthus cant really do much against mobile champions like Katarina. But he will outscale you hard.
He will always outtrade you because of his Q. Try to fight him when he wasted his Q to lasthit a minion. After 6, you better just push the lane and look for some roams because you will never kill Kassadin.
Be careful, when she hits lvl 2 she will just Q W Auto to get her electrocute proc which deals like half of your health. You can try to fight her when she misses her E.
She will always go in when her when her jungler is near her. Pay attention when she E onto you, her jungler will most likely be there too.
You cant really lane against him, he will just push lane over and over so you don't really get to fight him. Try to push fast and follow up with his roams. In teamfights you shouldn't go in when he has ult.
You don't have enough damage to burst him down he will just getting more shields. Just wait for your jungler, together you can take him down.
She will try to push the wave so she can roam. E onto her if she has no E.
She will poke you out of lane but she has no mobility. Just wait for your jungler to gank you.
He will just push lane so you don't really get to fight him. Try to push fast and follow up with his roams. In teamfight you shouldn't go in when he has W.
She will try to push lane. Punish her when she has no abilities up.
Try to not get hit by his W. When he Q's onto you, just E out he will outtrade you. Try to follow up with his roams.
He will try to push lane. Fight him when he has no W. Pay attention in teamfights. wait for him to use his W and then go in.
You can just E out of his E. E onto him, you will win the trade.
He cant push lane fast enough except when he maxes W. But when he has no damage so E onto him and dodge his E.
You cant really fight his he will just Q Auto you. Try to fight him when his W is down then you can maybe fight him.
You cant do anything against him. He will permapush lane and when u trade with him he will just heal to full again with his Q. You should avoid fighting him and look for some roams.
He will spam you with Q try to dodge as many as possible. When his E is down, you can try to fight him.
Try to fight him when his W is down. Go for fast trades like Q E and then W out. You wont win long trades.
Try to fight him when his W is down and dodge as many Q as possible. When he R you, just E out if you are able to.
He will spam you with Q's. Try to dodge as many as possible so you can go in when he has no abilities up.
Dodge her Q's and go in when she misses her E, you will outtrade her.
If he gets a good R off, you can perfectly follow up. His passive lets you deal extra true damage and if he goes for an Abyssal Mask, you will do even more damage. You will be able to hit all your daggers because they cant move.
You cant really follow up and you wont have enough cc to win a teamfight.