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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 8 Builds
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katastrophical Win Guide Season 8

Build by Guest updated November 15, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[WIP] Shunpo to Victory ~ Season 8 Katarina Guide to Midlane

Build by II Paradox II updated November 14, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Kata main 73% winrate 7.22patch

Build by Guest updated November 13, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina OP build S7

Build by DNG GIVEN updated November 13, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina carry guide

Build by DROBAN10 updated November 11, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

5000 GAMES KATARINA GUIDE

Build by Flyerbek updated November 8, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

FLYBERK build

Build by Guest updated April 19, 2018
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

katarina guide 【8.7】

Build by ofirkatz009 updated April 8, 2018
Season 7 Guides
8.2
9
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

High Diamond/Masters Detailed Patch 7.18 Katarina Guide

Guide by KatarinaGodxx updated September 13, 2017
  • In-depth
7.1
33
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[REWORKED] You Ready for Trouble? (IN-DEPTH)

Guide by Toxic Vibe updated January 7, 2017
  • In-depth
6.7
8
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Complete Guide

Guide by poph55 updated July 17, 2017
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Guide - Season 7 (Updated for 7.21)

Guide by Linnuminati updated October 31, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Pentarina 2k17 [under edit]

Guide by LuxIsMyCrush updated July 5, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Guide S7

Guide by TaztheMaz updated May 17, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Tankarina, The Spin Lady [7.8]

Guide by ForwardSkies updated April 18, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

How to KS Penta

Guide by Xanimus updated April 18, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

The Katarina OTP Guide // Season 7

Guide by LuckyKat updated April 17, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Let's talk Meta: Katarina

Guide by Excamillebur updated February 18, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina. The dance in the falling daggers.

Guide by Elfdragoon updated January 13, 2017
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina - Delete the enemy

Guide by mishpat updated April 12, 2017
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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 12.1: 539428 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 17489 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 49%

Win Rate 7169 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 49%

Win Rate 5523 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 49%

Win Rate 43712 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 65329 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 2672 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 38614 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 32621 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 9075 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 30922 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 13484 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 69719 Games

Stealth Ward
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Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 65%

Win Rate 10576 Games

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Patch 12.1: 539515 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Top Items

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 55 Games

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Electrocute
Electrocute
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
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 53%

Win Rate 855 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 58%

Win Rate 73 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

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
More Katarina Runes

Katarina's Summoner Spells

Katarina's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 4683 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 3916 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 203 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 3045 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 2261 Games

Dark Seal Refillable Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 897 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 5853 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 2374 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1035 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 861 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 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

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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