Tier

Win Rate

43.4%

Pick Rate

6.9%

Matches

962,883

Katarina AP Runes

Build Patch 14.13

Core Katarina Item Build Order

42.8% Win Rate (14,873 Games)
Hextech Alternator
Boots

Starting

Lich Bane

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes

2nd

Shadowflame

3rd

Shadowflame

4th

Lich Bane

5th

Nashor's Tooth

6th

Hextech Alternator
Boots
Lich Bane
Sorcerer's Shoes
Shadowflame
Shadowflame
Lich Bane
Nashor's Tooth

Core Katarina Item Build Path

Situational

Rabadon's Deathcap
Stormsurge
Zhonya's Hourglass
Void Staff
Banshee's Veil
Heartsteel
Riftmaker

Summoner Spells

Flash
72,121 Games43%

Katarina Skill Order

0
Voracity

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Bouncing Blade
Preparation
Shunpo
Death Lotus

Katarina Guide

Learn Katarina with our Katarina guide. Learn about Katarina's strengths and Katarina's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Katarina, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Katarina
    P
    and
    Katarina
    E
    apply on-hit effects.
    Katarina
    R
    also applies them, but at a reduced amount.
  • Katarina
    Q
    's Dagger always lands 350 units opposite from where it struck the first target.
  • Katarina can
    Katarina
    E
    to a Dagger's location before it hits the ground. The Dagger won't do anything until it hits the ground though.
  • Katarina
    E
    resets Katarina's auto attack.
  • Katarina
    R
    applies an empowered Grievous Wounds (40% healing reduction).
Strengths
  • Can out-resource most enemies in lane.
  • Has consistently high burst damage.
  • Has the potential to "pop off" in teamfights with
    Katarina
    P
    's reset mechanic.
  • Directly counters healing champions with
    Katarina
    R
    .
  • Thrives with items that boost her burst damage, magic penetration, and ability power.
Weaknesses
  • 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.

Katarina's Trends for ARAM

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest win rates, pick rates, and ban rates for Katarina. Our Trends section offers a deep dive into how Katarina is performing in the current meta, with data from the last five patches.
Win Rate

43.1%

(+0.1%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

6.9%

(+0.1%)
vs last patch