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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 11.23. 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 4 Builds
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Pentarina 1200AP 40%CDR Penta in 3s

Build by kam101 updated December 22, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina - Whats a health bar? I never see them

Build by Voiiid updated December 19, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

True assasin Katarina 1 v 5 penta build

Build by EdyTheNoobKiller updated December 14, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

A Guide To Heaven

Build by The Best Actor updated December 14, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

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Build by Guest updated December 14, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina AP Mid by Freshoff

Build by Freshoff updated December 14, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

pre-season 4 katarina build!!

Build by Mauou updated December 14, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katawina build

Build by koly1246 updated December 13, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

New Katarina build

Build by rat3df34r updated December 11, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

The Sinister

Build by MisTake updated December 7, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Kat, the assasin noxian

Build by LittleCreeper updated December 7, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina: The burster of the seas

Build by albe65 updated December 2, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina - Spin to Win (SEASON 4)

Build by Parkus updated November 30, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina - Katarina Professional AP items

Build by Guest updated November 30, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina by Avatar [S3]

Build by avatarduchaos updated November 29, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

PENTA KILL

Build by johnnytop updated November 27, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

katarino op mid lane

Build by Guest updated November 27, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Kat TOP/MID

Build by xYIANNISx updated November 23, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

kataraider op

Build by YoungL36 updated November 23, 2013
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Assassinator katarina

Build by Pusantro updated August 14, 2014
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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 11.23. 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 11.23: 680214 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 13512 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 5222 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 50%

Win Rate 4430 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 50%

Win Rate 46781 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 39426 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1082 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 31208 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 25494 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 5953 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 24992 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 10310 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 53695 Games

Stealth Ward
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Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 7961 Games

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Patch 11.23: 680279 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Top Items

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 72%

Win Rate 54 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

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Absolute Focus
Absolute Focus
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 176 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 61%

Win Rate 85 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
More Katarina Runes

Katarina's Summoner Spells

Katarina's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 4733 Games

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2234 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 91 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 1772 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 2367 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 56%

Win Rate 392 Games

Dark Seal Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 4493 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1960 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 924 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 677 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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