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Katarina Build Guides, Runes and Items

Katarina The Sinister Blade

Find the best Katarina build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.15. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Katarina build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Katarina's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[12.15] Nyro's Challenger 1000LP RANK 1 KATA EUW Build Guide

Guide by Nyrolol updated August 14, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[12.15] PrestigeGalaxy's 4M+ Detailed Guide to Kat! 🗡️

Guide by PrestigeGalaxy updated August 16, 2022
  • In-depth
9.2
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[S12] Lynter's Challenger Katarina Guide

Guide by Lynter updated August 1, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[12.15] MlodyKubes Diamond Katarina Full Guide

Guide by mlodykubes updated August 16, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

S12 Katawina's challenger EUW Katarina guide

Guide by Katawina52 updated August 16, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[12.14] Incursios' Challenger Quick Guide to Dominating Mid

Guide by IncursioOCE updated July 29, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

(12.15) Eriosun's MASTER Katarina Guide Season 12 UPDATED!

Guide by Eriosunx updated August 12, 2022
  • In-depth
8.6
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Assassin Build + 35 TRICKS (VIDEO)

Guide by BIG BRAIN MAN updated August 15, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Only fools hesitate. Season 12 Katarina Item Guide

Guide by SKRELAX updated August 6, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina itemização

Guide by Guest updated August 3, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

BEST BUILDS + VIDEO GUIDE

Guide by BIG BRAIN MAN updated August 15, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

ZESUNA S12 EUW RANK 1 KATARINA GUIDE

Build by ZESUNA updated August 9, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

♥ OTP KATARINA MID BEST BUILD FOR CARRY ♥ (ENJOY THE CHAMP)

Build by Divae updated August 11, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

ultimate poke kat

Build by Guest updated August 1, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[12.14] Skowronek's Quick Katarina Guide (WIP)

Build by Skowronekk updated July 28, 2022
New Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

KATA MID DIFF 12.15

Build by sOngoX updated August 15, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[12.15] Katarina Build Guide

Build by Vegeta52 updated August 11, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

ZANTA KATARINA BUILD Guide

Build by proffesional0147 updated August 10, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[S12] Katarina Bot Lane Building Guide (Don't use for climbing)

Build by Noxisui updated August 8, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

kata

Build by Guest updated July 28, 2022
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Katarina Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Katarina we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Katarina, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Katarina this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.15. However, if you are a new Katarina player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Katarina!

Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 7946 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 4413 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 2783 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Katarina's Summoner Spells

Katarina's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 72461 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 2016 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1945 Games

Teleport Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 21600 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 17140 Games

Dark Seal Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 17137 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 21403 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 10324 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 47010 Games

Stealth Ward
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Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 66%

Win Rate 6305 Games

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Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 69 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 429 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 68 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure Hunter
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact

Katarina's Summoner Spells

Katarina's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 6371 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 216 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 718 Games

Teleport Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 1851 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 1540 Games

Dark Seal Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 1650 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 4669 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1998 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1053 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 676 Games

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Katarina Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Katarina guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Katarina Mid in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Katarina. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Katarina Skins

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Katarina's Abilities

Katarina's Voracity
Voracity Katarina's Passive Katarina's Passive
340
Katarina's Passive
Katarina's Passive
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 68−240 (+55 / 66 / 77 / 88% of ability power) (+0.65 per bonus attack damage) magic damage.
Q
Katarina's Bouncing Blades
Bouncing Blades Katarina's Q Ability
625
0
11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7
Katarina throws a dagger, dealing 75 / 105 / 135 / 165 / 195 (+30% of ability power) magic damage to the target and 2 nearby enemies. The dagger then ricochets onto the ground behind the primary target.
W
Katarina's Preparation
Preparation Katarina's W Ability
Self
0
15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11
Katarina tosses a Dagger into the air and gains 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90% movement speed decaying over 1.25 seconds.
E
Katarina's Shunpo
Shunpo Katarina's E Ability
725
0
14 / 12.5 / 11 / 9.5 / 8
Katarina dashes in the blink of an eye to the target ally, enemy, or Dagger. If it is an enemy, Katarina strikes for 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+25% of ability power) (+0.4 per attack damage) magic damage - otherwise she strikes the nearest enemy in range.

Picking up a Dagger will reduce this ability's cooldown by 78 / 84 / 90 / 96%. Katarina can blink to any location near the target.
R
Katarina's Death Lotus
Death Lotus Katarina's Ultimate (R) Ability
550
0
90 / 60 / 45 / 45 / 45
Katarina becomes a flurry of blades, rapidly attacking the three nearest enemy champions with a flurry of knives. Each knife deals 25 / 37.5 / 50 (+19% of ability power) magic damage and 16% (+12.8% per 1.0 total attack speed) attack damage as physical damage, and applies 40% grievous wounds for 3 seconds.

Total over 2.5 seconds to each enemy: 375 / 562.5 / 750 (+285% of ability power) magic damage and 240% (+192% per 1.0 total attack speed) attack damage as physical damage.

Questions About Katarina

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Which items should I build first??

Hi I main Katarina but I came from a long break and now there's a lot of changes to the items. I'm really confused on what I should build first like is it BORK first? nashor? Rocketbelt? Sunderer? Riftmaker? Idk what I should build depending on...

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Champion Pool

Hi, I want to expand my champion pool but i don't know what champions should I add. I mostly play assasins but I'm interested in adding some mages. I play in the midlane and my most played champs are Katarina and Akali. Could you recommend me...

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Halloween skins coming back?

Hi guys! I'm a Katarina main and the only skin that I dont have is Kitty Cat, so yeah i want to buy it. The thing is that this skin is a Legacy one so i can't buy it from the shop right now. I've searched in the internet and found that is part of...

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How good is katarina

So iv played katarina recently and found her to be farely hard and intersting kit, but i kinda get bored with her but my freinds are telling me she is very fun. idk if im doing something wrong with her but is she worth learning?

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Is Katarina fun?

So iv played katarina recently and found her to be farely hard and intersting kit, but i kinda get bored with her but my freinds are telling me she is very fun. idk if im doing something wrong with her but is she worth learning?

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Give me some tips.

Hello! I recently started playing this champion and i am not particulary good with it, so i wanted to ask some questions. (I do not feed, i just dont get many kills, i get like 9 kills in the game wih lik 2 or so deaths.) Is there the best way...

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katarina or fiora

i have fiora and katarina . and i want to choose one of them . help me

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Katarina Guide

I am new to Katarina and I love that champ as it my #1 Go to any time of the day. I need help getting better. Please lend a hand and tips and tricks.

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Which assasin?

i am saving up for a new assasin, andhave my heart set on talon but katarina is cheaper and i just saw a kata get three pentas in one games i did some research kata has a higher skill level, and talon is more begginer friendly kata has a...

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Which way is Katarina facing when she ults?

If you need the enemy to be facing you for the Cassiopoia ult to be a stun, then which way is Katarina facing while she is ulting?

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Mercurial Scimitar on AP Katarina

Is [[mercurial scimitar]] actually a good buy on [[katarina]]?? The active seems really useful against, say, Lissandra or Malzahar, and the AD isn't entirely wasted as she has the AD scalings on W and R. You would get a great active in case of...

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Who To Buy?

Hello My Fellow Summoners, I have a dilemma. I've 3150 IP, however I'm unsure who to buy. The most appealing two are Katarina and LeBlanc. I've tried both in Free Weeks, but I'm unsure who to buy. I really prefer to have lots of damage, poke,...

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How do you beat Katarina

HOW DO YOU BEAT KAT. THIS FRUSTRATES ME SO MUCH!

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katerina top?

i really want to know how viable katerina top.

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kata vs mundo top

hi everyone. ok for some reason, i had to play kata top against a mundo, after 20 minutes i couldnt get my kill, and he couldnt kill me as well. what could be kata's build against a mundo in case this happens again?

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