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
.
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.