Katarina
tier-2
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Q

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Toughest Matchups:
Sylas
45.6%
Zed
45.8%
Kassadin
46.4%
Orianna
47.5%
Anivia
47.6%
Pantheon
47.8%
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Core Build Order

Doran's Blade
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

Starting

Blade of The Ruined King
Vampiric Scepter
Recurve Bow
Pickaxe

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Kraken Slayer
Noonquiver
Cloak of Agility
Pickaxe

3rd

Ravenous Hydra
Tiamat
Vampiric Scepter
Caulfield's Warhammer

4th

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's Armguard
Stopwatch
Fiendish Codex

5th

Void Staff
Blighting Jewel
Blasting Wand

6th

Core Build Path

Vampiric Scepter
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Recurve Bow
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Boots
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Pickaxe
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Blade of The Ruined King
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Sorcerer's Shoes
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Noonquiver
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Cloak of Agility
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Pickaxe
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Kraken Slayer

Summoner Spells

Damage Breakdown

75% AP

18%

Runes

47.96% Win Rate (4777 Games)

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Skill Order

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Katarina's Matchups

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Win Rate
49.2%
(+0.1%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
9.4%
(-1.6%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
20.2%
(-4.9%)
vs last patch

Playing against Katarina

Key Insights
P
and
E
apply on-hit effects.
R
also applies them, but only at 25% efficiency.
Q
's Dagger always lands 350 units opposite from where it struck the first target.
Katarina can
E
to a Dagger's location before it hits the ground. The Dagger won't do anything until it hits the ground though.
E
resets Katarina's auto attack.
R
applies an empowered Grievous Wounds (60% healing reduction).
Power Spike
Can out-resource most enemies in lane.
Has consistently high burst damage.
Has the potential to "pop off" in teamfights with
P
's reset mechanic.
Directly counters healing champions with
R
.
Synergizes well with
Night Harvester
,
Nashor's Tooth
,
Rabadon's Deathcap
,
Ravenous Hydra
, and
Lich Bane
. Can opt for
Riftmaker
or
Kraken Slayer
when needed.
Vulnerable
Has trouble entering teamfights.
Struggles against most crowd control.
Prone to being zoned in lane, especially if she can't pick up any more Daggers.
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