Click to open network menu
Join or Log In
Mobafire logo

Join the leading League of Legends community. Create and share Champion Guides and Builds.

Create an MFN Account






Or

Last chance to enter the MOBAFire Ironman and test your skills to compete for the $1,000 USD cash prize and a prestigious award! 🔥

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 4 Builds
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Red Card Kata - Foul they out of game

Build by Guest updated March 2, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

My Mid Pure AP Katarina

Build by berato updated February 28, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Kitty Cat PRO

Build by Sados69 updated February 24, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina

Build by Guest updated February 21, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Op Guide for Katarina

Build by Guest updated February 21, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Build Katarina - Undead

Build by Guest updated February 19, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

The 900RPM Kat!

Build by Goata updated February 18, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina OP Bulid MID !

Build by D3lkoSK updated February 18, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Kata be like "Ha! Gay

Build by John Rambo updated February 16, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

THE KATARINA BIBLE-HOW TO ABLITERATE YOUR ENEMIES

Build by revengefulfish updated February 16, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

KAT 5EVA

Build by FinTheHuman updated February 14, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

KATARINA MID LANE

Build by bombastic17 updated February 12, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina - The godlike Carry

Build by Reachlo updated February 11, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina The Santa Berseker

Build by iTank updated February 8, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina - Rest In Peace My Friend....

Build by spyrosmaiden updated February 8, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina ~ Sinister Blade ~ OP Build-Mid ~

Build by Pachen updated February 7, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina Build Guide

Build by TheMaximchik updated January 31, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Kata the destroyer

Build by WeissW updated January 30, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Death's Lotus

Build by colie_qqqq updated January 29, 2014
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

AP Mid Katarina-If You Run You Wont See Me Stab You

Build by BloodyDove updated January 29, 2014
Create a Katarina Build Guide Create a Katarina Build Guide
Craft your own guide
Get Started

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: 921988 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 10027 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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 35426 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 36097 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 49%

Win Rate 176073 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 3581 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 2691 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 74740 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 31546 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 36705 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 50130 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 23474 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 111242 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 20882 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Patch 13.1: 922008 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 2009 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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 1873 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 11651 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 307 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1021 Games

Teleport Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 4276 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 3036 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 2783 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Katarina's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 8130 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 3583 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1778 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 1627 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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

Ask

Latest Questions

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...

View (2) Answers

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...

View (5) Answers

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...

View (1) Answers

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?

View (1) Answers

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?

View (1) Answers

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...

View (3) Answers

katarina or fiora

i have fiora and katarina . and i want to choose one of them . help me

View (5) Answers

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.

View (1) Answers

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...

View (2) Answers

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?

View (2) Answers

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...

View (3) Answers

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,...

View (4) Answers

How do you beat Katarina

HOW DO YOU BEAT KAT. THIS FRUSTRATES ME SO MUCH!

View (9) Answers

katerina top?

i really want to know how viable katerina top.

View (2) Answers

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?

View (2) Answers

League of Legends Champions:

Teamfight Tactics Guide