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Katarina Build Guides, Runes and Items

Katarina The Sinister Blade

Find the best Katarina build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Katarina build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Katarina's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 1 Builds
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

katarina at her best

Build by Guest updated September 13, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

AP: alot of dmg ..

Build by Guest updated September 12, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Kata bursting down

Build by Guest updated September 12, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Pro Build

Build by prototype5131 updated September 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

ap / vmp katarina

Build by Guest updated September 10, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Kata Full AD OP!

Build by ProKillaCC updated September 9, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Hybrid

Build by Guest updated September 7, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

ability katarina!

Build by sartar1 updated September 7, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina

Build by M4R18 updated September 7, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina godness :)

Build by Guest updated September 7, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Kata Pro Ap

Build by Vmarmed updated September 6, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina AP Catch me if you can

Build by ZeroSkillz1995 updated September 6, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

AD Kat

Build by Guest updated September 5, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Pro Build

Build by stupidsuspending updated September 5, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina BlAdE mAsTeR

Build by mola2 updated September 5, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina - Tanky AP

Build by Guest updated September 2, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

the kat will kill u now

Build by the beast updated September 1, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina - DLoki

Build by Guest updated September 1, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina: I make the enemies FALL

Build by sCertZ updated August 29, 2011
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Special Blades

Build by Verah updated August 28, 2011
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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 13.1. 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 13.1: 957408 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 10155 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

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

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 36093 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

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 36587 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: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter
LoL Rune: Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact

Katarina's Summoner Spells

Katarina's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 178803 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 3614 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 2739 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 75998 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 31875 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 37285 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 50944 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 23867 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 112878 Games

Stealth Ward
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Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 21182 Games

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Patch 13.1: 957434 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 2042 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

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

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 1901 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

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 74 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: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Katarina's Summoner Spells

Katarina's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 11838 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 67%

Win Rate 51 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 310 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 4347 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 3080 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 2813 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 8247 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 3647 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1799 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 1650 Games

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Katarina Counters

Learn Katarina'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

Find Katarina's skins and when they were last on sale. Never miss a sale for your favorite skin by using our Wish List feature! You can also find all Katarina skins and chromas on Katarina's skins page.

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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