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Is she really op? Some people support she is but I think the old katarina was much more powerful (you know when rylai's and gunblade were actually good on her)
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Her laning's a bit weaker, but safer at the same time. However she snowballs far better now and can get damage out faster, as well as not being worthless if her ultimate is stopped.

She's great now, but I woulnd't say OP because she can be stopped.
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thanks a lot for your answer
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No problem :p
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I'm on the OP bandwagon.

She now has a waveclear which she just needed so badly before!

That paired with a stronger ulty pushed her over the bar.
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Yea, but her ultimate is still easy to stop, she's also easily poked out of lane by a few champions early game. Taric alone can stop her main damage output most of the time.

Not OP.
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I think giving her a waveclear...dunno. I think she's one of the better/best mids, definitely high tier. Before, she was **** tier.
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If she can start snowballing in a fight with kills, she will penta your team. Basically, a better version of AP Yi.
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In the right hands, she is DEADLY. I played her for this first time last night, and she hits pretty hard, and her combos aren't hard to pull off.

On the other hand, she is one of the most squishy champions I've ever played. If you know when to get out and avoid the death, you'll do well with her.
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Is she really op? Some people support she is but I think the old katarina was much more powerful (you know when rylai's and gunblade were actually good on her)



Her early levels are weak, if not weaker pre-remake since you don't have the free, true damage harass from killer instincts + Bouncing Blades anymore. And since you have weaker AD/AP ratios than before and compared to other AP mids early on, you really need to go straight damage in order to keep up. I never got Rylai's Crystal Scepter on new or old Kat. Why slow when I can kill? I did get Hextech Gunblade on the old Kat as it offered the best sustain/damage/utility that rylai's couldn't offer for Kat.

On the new Kat, I don't get Hextech Gunblade or even Hextech Revolver. Her early AP ratios are so horrible I can heal more from 2 or 3 Health Potions than revolver. Her AD ratios are almost nonexistent, so getting Hextech Gunblade is not cost effective anymore. The slow is negligible as her Death Lotus now only last 2 seconds instead of 3, so you can pull off a full ult. I just rush Rabadon's Deathcap and Deathfire Grasp to snowball hard and get the resets off to chain kills.

If you can deny her farm and abuse her weak early damage by out-trading her, you win the lane, and usually the game. Most AP mids are stronger and can out harass her, except Morgana and Karthus.
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