Katarina Guide

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
.
Synergizes well with
Hextech Rocketbelt
,
Nashor's Tooth
,
Shadowflame
,
Rabadon's Deathcap
,
Lich Bane
, and
Ravenous Hydra
. Can opt for
Night Harvester
,
Riftmaker
, or
Kraken Slayer
when needed.
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.