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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 12.2. 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 2 Builds
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Shunpo'd MID!

Build by Jaxsyn updated November 5, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Kata AP + Vamp

Build by Zotoh updated November 5, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina, la Cuchilla Siniestra (AP MID)

Build by Boqueron Agresivo updated November 5, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Build For Boodle

Build by Gtfo Im Very Slow updated November 5, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina hability power and attack damage

Build by dhidalgo0 updated November 4, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Build

Build by Shaan27 updated November 3, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina, Solo Penta

Build by Iceey updated November 3, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina - Quick Guide

Build by Andu updated November 2, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

AP Katarina, The Sinister Blade Takes Penta Kills (Not Done)

Build by Summoner Ovroth updated November 1, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina - Why? Because i can!

Build by morten852 updated November 1, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina in pro style

Build by Prominence updated November 1, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

KATARINA initiator, assasin.

Build by rihard3d updated November 1, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

How to build a successful Katarina :D

Build by xXKeToiNXx updated November 1, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Guide

Build by Guest updated October 31, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

katarina - ya wanna win?

Build by ILoveYouSweety updated October 31, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina LINE MID Perfect .

Build by Guest updated October 31, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

PentaKatarina, Always Win

Build by Sm1Ge updated October 31, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina para os pretos

Build by niggamidnight updated October 30, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Survival Kat

Build by Guest updated October 30, 2012
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Build WOOOW

Build by Guest updated October 30, 2012
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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 12.2. 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: 203818 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 7578 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 4218 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 2862 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 43756 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 8324 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 2693 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 17825 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 16360 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 4903 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 15213 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 34202 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 6952 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 66%

Win Rate 4804 Games

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Patch 12.2: 203902 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Top Items

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 79 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: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

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

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 242 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 54%

Win Rate 104 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
More Katarina Runes

Katarina's Summoner Spells

Katarina's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 2491 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1125 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 189 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 1334 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 855 Games

Dark Seal Refillable Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 447 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2535 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 1005 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 484 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 66%

Win Rate 349 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
625
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 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% AP) magic damage and 16% (+ 12.8% per 1.0 total attack speed) bonus physical damage, 25/30/35% on-hit, and applies 60% Grievous Wound for 3 seconds.

Channels for up to 2.5 seconds.

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

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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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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