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LoL Champion Build Guides: Katarina

Katarina The Sinister Blade

Find the best Katarina build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.1. 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 12.1 & Patch 11.24
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[11.21] Incursios' Challenger Quick Guide to Dominating Mid

Guide by IncursioOCE updated December 16, 2021
9.9
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[S12] 100% PENTAKILL KATARINA 1v9 GLASS CANON Kat_Alien

Guide by Kat_Alien updated January 21, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[S12] Lynter's Challenger Katarina Guide

Guide by Lynter updated January 21, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

S11 Katawina's challenger EUW Katarina guide

Guide by Katawina52 updated January 10, 2022
  • In-depth
9.4
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

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

Guide by Eriosunx updated January 20, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[S12] PrestigeGalaxy's Simple Guide to hit Master on Kat!

Guide by PrestigeGalaxy updated January 18, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Assassin Build + 20 TRICKS (VIDEO)

Guide by BIG BRAIN MAN updated January 6, 2022
  • In-depth
8.8
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Standard AP Katarina S11

Guide by Scarlettpls updated January 14, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[9.12] Introductory Katarina God Guide

Guide by DaytonMcCloud updated December 12, 2021
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[Season 12] High Elo Katarina Guide I 1v9 Build I

Guide by wDesired updated January 13, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Only fools hesitate. Season 12 Katarina Guide

Guide by SKRELAX updated January 6, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

BEST BUILDS + VIDEO GUIDE

Guide by BIG BRAIN MAN updated January 6, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Guía Katarina +1.000.000 Maestría

Guide by skequo updated December 31, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina-Morgana Combo

Guide by DemonHunter135 updated December 19, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

YouandAle BEST KATARINA ACROSS REGIONS! https://www.twitch.t

Guide by YouandAle updated December 11, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Season 12! Low Elo Plat/Dm

Guide by OneDayICanBeGood updated December 9, 2021
Season 12 Builds // Patch 12.1 & Patch 11.24
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Jaydox911 AD assassin Katarina [high burst + sustain] snowba

Build by jaydox911 updated January 3, 2022
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

♥ OTP KATARINA MID BEST BUILD FOR CARRY ♥ (ENJOY THE CHA

Build by Divae updated December 24, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Good Katarina Build

Build by ChikcenSpelledWrong updated December 20, 2021
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Best Katarina built

Build by FreakAlien updated January 9, 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 LeagueSpy's 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 12.1. 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 12.2: 27189 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Top Items

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 6520 Games

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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

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 2895 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

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

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 2365 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
More Katarina Runes

Katarina's Summoner Spells

Katarina's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 34134 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 7207 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 2105 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 14147 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 12736 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 3867 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 12041 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 27063 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 5488 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
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Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 66%

Win Rate 3846 Games

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Patch 12.2: 27219 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Top Items

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 188 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: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

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

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 56 Games

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

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

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 151 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact
More Katarina Runes

Katarina's Summoner Spells

Katarina's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1899 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 927 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 149 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 59%

Win Rate 330 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 1043 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 681 Games

Dark Seal Refillable Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1991 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 774 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 367 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 273 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
Takedowns on enemy champions within 3 seconds of being damaged by Katarina reduce her abilities' current cooldowns by 15 seconds.

Whenever Katarina retrieves a Dagger, she uses it to slash around herself, dealing 68−240 (+0.75 per attack damage) (+55 / 66 / 77 / 88% of ability power depending on level) magic damage (depending on level) to enemies struck and applying on-hit effects to all of them, as well as reducing Shunpo's current cooldown by 78 / 84 / 90 / 96% (depending on level).

Daggers take 1 second to land, and will disappear after being on the ground for 4 seconds.
Q
Katarina's Bouncing Blades
Bouncing Blades Katarina's Q Ability
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0
11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7
Katarina throws a Dagger at the target enemy that bounces to up to 2 nearby enemies, dealing 75 / 105 / 135 / 165 / 195 (+30% of ability power) magic damage to each target. The Dagger then lands on the ground 350 units opposite from where it struck the target.

The Dagger bounces to targets regardless of having sight of them or not.
W
Katarina's Preparation
Preparation Katarina's W Ability
Self
0
15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11
Katarina tosses a Dagger into the air above her current location, becoming ghosted, and gaining 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90% bonus movement speed that decays until it lands after 1.25 seconds.
E
Katarina's Shunpo
Shunpo Katarina's E Ability
775
0
14 / 12.5 / 11 / 9.5 / 8
Katarina instantly blinks to the target location around the target non-ward unit or Dagger, dealing 15 / 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 (+0.5 of attack damage) (+25% of ability power) magic damage to the nearest enemy in range and applying on-hit effects to them.

Shunpo resets Katarina's basic attack timer.

Upon blinking, Katarina remains unable to act via a cast time for 0.15 seconds.
R
Katarina's Death Lotus
Death Lotus Katarina's Ultimate (R) Ability
550
0
90 / 60 / 45 / 45 / 45
Katarina channels for 2.5 seconds, rapidly spinning in place to throw a dagger every 0.166 seconds to up to 3 nearby enemy champions. Each dagger deals 25 / 37.5 / 50 (+19% of ability power) magic damage and 16% bonus AD (+12.8% total attack speed) physical damage, applies on-hit effects at 25/30/35% effectivenes, and inflicts 60% Grievous Wounds on the target for 3 seconds.

A nearby enemy champion is required to cast this ability. Katarina does not need to have sight of the target to hit them, and she will prioritize the closest ones.

Questions About Katarina

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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

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Katarina Guide

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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

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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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build

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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