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League of Legends Build Guide Author Ragnvaldr283

Soloing with Katarina

Ragnvaldr283 Last updated on August 18, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

Not Updated For Current Season

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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 11

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 19

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This is a guide for those who know how to play Katarina. I am not going to post how to play Katarina because if you want to, take her out for an A.I. run, figure out how she works, and then look at this: Here

Read everything on that page, cause otherwise, you just wasted a lot of time. I'm sorry, but I just do not have the time to post everything on how to play Katarina the way I play her. I will give you guys tips though.

One last note: if you do not like this guide, post why, not that its a pile of **** or something. I want reasons so that I can better it. Constructive criticism is always better than negativity and I appreciate whoever is willing to give forth their knowledge.

Lastly, this build is not made for Ranked Games and therefore, if you have anything to say about those, I WILL IGNORE YOU. Plain and simple. I am still working on this build. So, cut me some slack.

Thank you for your time, and I hope you enjoy the guide.

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What I have made her into

With this set up and how I play her, she is able to solo a lane when there is a jungler in your group, or as a mid lanner. That means she can hold off one or two enemy champions till either she gets fed from the enemy'(s) mistakes, or support comes along to push the rest of the lane through.

Skill order:
1) Max out her Bouncing Blade first.
2) Max out Shunpo second.
3) The rest should come easily.

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The Reason for Bouncing Blade before Shunpo

Shunpo is amazing. I will not say otherwise. Still, in order to survive in this build, Bouncing Blade comes first. Bouncing blade is used to reach to places otherwise unreachable. It bounces and therefore, can hit minions/champions you so wish to hit. The higher it is, the more it harasses.

1) Do you want to Shunpo into the middle of a champion's reach or even two, and get slaughtered? I thought not. Bouncing Blade allows you to stay afar while dealing damage to many targets.

2) Another use for Bouncing Blade is its ability to last hit while still moving. You can keep the tide of battle going, while constantly moving.

(OH! One thing I forgot to mention, is that you should never EVER attack minions unless you can do so without being attacked by an enemy champion. ex: Under tower, when one champion has gone back for whatever, etc.)

3) When there is a skirmish or a battle, Katarina is not made to be in the center. She is made to be on the edge dealing the most damage. By maxing this out, you can hit the enemy without being directly in combat.

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Laning Phase

1) Use Bouncing Blade to last hit minions as well as harass opponent.
Reasons: You get gold while holding them off.
2) Use potions when below half health or an ignite was cast upon you. Not before, not after, EXACTLY when the event occurs that your health attained 50% status.
3) If an enemy's health gets below half, and your tower is being attacked (yes, when the tower is being attacked my minions and/or enemy chapions), use your abilities in this order on the wounded one:

BB --> Shunpo --> Exhaust --> Ignite --> DL --> Shunpo out as soon as possible or gank the other champion if he/she is at low health, too.

If an opponent that you have a hard time with is switched into your lane, then, call for the jungler or support to come take care of them.

When the enemy pushes the lane back at you, so that their minions attack your tower, let them. Let them attack your tower and then, mess them up with BB and Shunpo, or kill off the minions for exp and gold. Remember, do not be afraid to hide behind the tower. This has sometimes been known to bring my opponents to a more aggressive state, thinking they can then storm the tower. If you are good enough, dodge and move around the tower or Shunpo in order to mess with their heads. The more surprises you pull, the better off you are.

If an opponent that you have a hard time with is switched into your lane, then, call for the jungler or support to come take care of them.

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To Be Updated...

Yeah, it's pretty much time for me to head of for some Z's. Again, if you have anything to add to this (pertaining to what is already on here and not what is yet to come), go ahead. I welcome anything. Although, I will be ignoring everything that will be posted about what needs to be on here. I will be getting to that eventually, so, have patience (for those who actually possess such a thing).

Once more, thank you, and I hope you like the guide....thus far.