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+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Any cc works
Champion Build Guide
Violence Solves Everything | Katarina GuideBy FreeLegendFTW
Katarina is a very difficult champion to master,so hopefully this guide will make it easier for you!
In order to be a good Katarina player you must be able to keep your calm as it is extremely easy to choke if you panic.
[*] High Skill Gap
[*] 1v5 Potential because of resets
[*] Ability to cheese lvl 2 fights
[*] Good in almost every team comp
[*] Very slippery and hard to kill once fed
[*] Great counter gank with Shunpo
[*] Good throughout almost the entire game.
[*] Decently hard to come back once behind
[*] Difficult CSing against poke champs
On Katarina,you would go Dark Harvest as you need a little bit of help scaling late game.
Sudden Impact allows you to go from target to target kill after kill and also be able to finish kills lvl 2 easier.
Eyeball Collection allows for better scaling overall.
Ravenous Hunter gives a little bit more lifesteal that you need in order to 1v5,as on katarina you can't really afford building an ad item for life steal,and,none of the other hunters really give you any advantage.
Triumph,as well,gives bigger 1v5 potential as it restores a little bit of hp after every kill.
Coup De Grace is pretty self explanatory,it gives you better cheese pre six and also helps in close fights.
|You go Hextech Gunblade first item as it helps you get more kill potential,allows you to use your lead better and deals a decent amount of damage + your combo.|
|Sorcerer's Shoes are the casual boots for AP champs,though situational depending on the enemy team comp damage majority(damage,ability power,armor)|
|Oblivion Orb is a very good item especially because it only costs 1.6k gold,offers magic pen,ap and health moreover it sets you up for better 1v2/1v3ing potential.|
|Zhonya's Hourglass Allows for more aggresive lane pushing and diving and offers some nice counter against champs like Zed, Ahri,etc..However,this item can be replaced if most of their team is AP by Banshee's Veil.|
|Morellonomicon is just such a good item even after the nerf in 9.4,it offers HP,AP,and magic pen which can get you to play a lot more aggresive,this is your powerspike.|
|Rabadon's Deathcap is extremely self-explanatory,just gives a lot of AP.|
|Void Staff is your last item,it gives more magic pen and AP,a lot of Magic Pen|
Whenever an enemy champion dies that Katarina has damaged in the last 3 seconds, her ability cooldowns are reduced by 15 seconds.
If Katarina picks up a Dagger, she uses it to slash through all nearby enemies, dealing magic damage.
|Katarina throws a Dagger at the target that then bounces up to 3 times to unearby enemies before ricocheting onto the ground behind the initial target.|
Katarina gains a burst of movement speed, tossing a Dagger into the air directly above herself.
She tosses a Dagger into the air and gets decaying movement speed over 1.25 seconds.
|Katarina blinks to the target (plants,monsters,allies,Daggers,enemies), striking it if its an enemy, or striking the nearest enemy otherwise.|
|Katarina becomes a flurry of blades, dealing massive magic damage while she channels to the 3 nearest enemy champions.|
Auto Attack Cancel:
Level 2 cheese:
Level 3 all in:
Ignite if available.
Level 6+ combo:
Bilgewater Cutlass/ Hextech Gunblade