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Katarina Build Guide by NightSoar

Middle - The Death Lotus - How to Learn Katarina (In-Depth)

Middle - The Death Lotus - How to Learn Katarina (In-Depth)

Updated on May 18, 2022
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League of Legends Build Guide Author NightSoar Build Guide By NightSoar 85 12 854,369 Views 52 Comments
85 12 854,369 Views 52 Comments League of Legends Build Guide Author NightSoar Katarina Build Guide By NightSoar Updated on May 18, 2022
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Daboyz (1) | March 10, 2018 8:33pm
I love this build 10/10
NightSoar (1) | March 11, 2018 3:11am
Thanks very much <3 Feedback is always appreciated!
CecilyLionheart | February 26, 2018 2:49pm
I think the notes for the cheat sheet needs to be updated.
NightSoar (1) | March 1, 2018 3:51am
All done! Thanks for your input <3
zozza | February 23, 2018 4:07am
Going for stopwatch against zed or fizz is now not as appealing since it activates pretty late in the game (10 minutes), a couple of levels after they have access to their ultimate. I suggest changing this, have a nice day!
NightSoar (1) | February 28, 2018 8:31am
Aha! Must have missed this change - thanks for the input and thank the Rito gods for the nerf!
Randomnity (1) | February 7, 2018 6:56pm
For all the peeps out there who do not have time for copying the build item by item.

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Just import this to the league client items section
minescufabian (3) | February 11, 2018 2:27pm
Nice. Did not know at first what was with these letters, symbols and numbers. hahaha
thank you a lot!
NightSoar (1) | March 4, 2018 6:58am
Ikr - I didn't even know this was a thing. I guess it shows how much I look into the pre-game item build function :P
NightSoar (1) | February 10, 2018 5:22am
Very nifty - thanks very much <3
minescufabian (3) | February 3, 2018 5:38am
GJ amigo! Intense guide you've put out there xD. The combos really helped me in most of the games that I've played with Kata. Literally I've noted the combos on my notebook and keep it in front of me all the games. THANK YOU AGAIN!
NightSoar (1) | February 3, 2018 6:08am
Haha! No problem, glad I can help!
Cloud58tw (5) | January 29, 2018 1:46pm
GG for the guide, very useful :D GJ !!! But can I ask you something ?
Which is the champ to ban when I go mid with Kata?( most dangerous champ vs Kata ) XD
NightSoar (1) | February 3, 2018 4:25am
To be honest, when i play her at the moment, I ban Lulu or Galio depending on what's played most, this means that they won't just take the hit mid lane, as they can be played in multiple roles and they make the game a lot harder than it needs to be for kat.
JannaMain696969 | January 4, 2017 11:24pm
hey can u pls update the guide? thanks a lot
NightSoar (1) | January 5, 2017 5:47am
Is there anything specifically that you'd like to see?
JannaMain696969 | January 5, 2017 5:30pm
Do you think Fresh Blood is better than Feast? I mean because you deal that 10 extra damage every 6 seconds or so, this is 5 times as Feasts 30 second cooldown. This mean if you do kill a minion you heal 20 healt every 30 seconds but if you are able to attack a champ you're able to do 50 + more damage (depending on level) because your shunpo resets your aa anyways? What do you think about this? Thanks!
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Darklorel | January 1, 2017 8:25am
You may want to add hextech gunblade into the build... her daggers scale with 125% bonus ad so full ad kata is bs. Hybrid is best though, so i go with revolver,ludens,rabadons,sorcerer shoes,liandries( for the extra health and the occasional burn that may give you the reset ) and the last is a choice between abyssal or staff
NightSoar (1) | January 5, 2017 5:46am
I have been thinking about GB, I will need to do a little more testing before i put it into the build though I think.
Toxic Vibe (4) | December 27, 2016 4:56pm
its really nice to see your guide is higher in the ratings now! =) Love it
NightSoar (1) | January 5, 2017 5:45am
It came as a welcome surprise for me! :D I'm glad you guys seem to like it!
GodLord (34) | December 17, 2016 7:44pm
great build
NightSoar (1) | January 5, 2017 5:44am
Thanks! Anytime!
GodLord (34) | January 5, 2017 6:40am
prideandjoy | December 11, 2016 11:26am
Hey can i ask why u would take Deathfire over Thunderlords?
NightSoar (1) | December 13, 2016 2:32am
Before the Rylais nerf Deathfire was good for extended trades, giving kat more dmg overall, but since then kat has become more of a bursty assassin (as she should be) and thus thunderlords is now better again! :D
prideandjoy | December 13, 2016 1:01pm
Oh ive always done Thunderlords but thanks!
B34STLYG4M3R (1) | August 10, 2016 4:04am
So what do you think about getting Morellonomicon? The mana stats are wasted, but the flat AP and flat CDR are really good. Plus the grevious wounds procs on the rest of her abilities now.
NightSoar (1) | August 14, 2016 2:08am
Morellonomicon is not a good buy on Katarina, even though the stats may look enticing, the overall gold invested into is not worth it and you could get other items instead of wasting a item slot.
It is not an optimal buy on Kat as you waste 2 (possibly 3) components of the item, firstly the flat +400 Mana as you mentioned, however you also waste one of the UNIQUE Passives (mana regain on kill/assist) and, if you use your Ultimate on the target(s) you want to kill, then the grevious wounds UNIQUE Passive is wasted also. Overall, this means that Kat is only benefiting from the +100 AP and the +20% CDR. Other items also give this amount of AP as well as more effects (e.g. Rylais with it's slow and extra HP), and CDR is not a requirement on Katarina, however if you are desperate for that 20%, skip the Morellonomicon and buy Zhonya's Hourglass and an Abyssal Mask as these will provide you with your CDR fix and give you other valuble stats that are manditory on Katarina.
B34STLYG4M3R (1) | August 20, 2016 9:14am
grevious wounds doesnt stack? i ddint know that. That makes it even more uesless. Is there any other way to hit 40 percent cdr? Maybe ludens, rabadons, zhonyas, abyssal and lucidtyies? plus some in runes?
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