Playstyle: Katarina Builds

  1. Fighter & Gap Close

    4,628 Games

    Conqueror
    Domination
    Hextech Rocketbelt

    48%

  2. Burst & Gap Close

    3,731 Games

    Electrocute
    Precision
    Hextech Rocketbelt

    49%

  3. Fighter & Healthy

    3,419 Games

    Conqueror
    Resolve
    Heartsteel

    48%

  4. Fighter & Tank Shredder

    3,251 Games

    Conqueror
    Domination
    Divine Sunderer

    52%

  5. Sustain & Healthy

    2,737 Games

    Grasp of the Undying
    Precision
    Heartsteel

    55%

  6. Fighter & Ramping Damage

    2,663 Games

    Conqueror
    Domination
    Riftmaker

    49%

Core Katarina Item Build Order

Amplifying Tome

Starting

Nashor's Tooth
Recurve Bow
Blasting Wand
Fiendish Codex

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Hextech Rocketbelt
Blasting Wand
Hextech Alternator
Amplifying Tome

3rd

Shadowflame
Hextech Alternator
Needlessly Large Rod

4th

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's Armguard
Fiendish Codex
Stopwatch

5th

Rabadon's Deathcap
Needlessly Large Rod
Needlessly Large Rod

6th

Amplifying Tome

Starting

Nashor's Tooth
Recurve Bow
Blasting Wand
Fiendish Codex

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Hextech Rocketbelt
Blasting Wand
Hextech Alternator
Amplifying Tome

3rd

Shadowflame
Hextech Alternator
Needlessly Large Rod

4th

Zhonya's Hourglass
Seeker's Armguard
Fiendish Codex
Stopwatch

5th

Rabadon's Deathcap
Needlessly Large Rod
Needlessly Large Rod

6th

Core Katarina Item Build Path

Amplifying Tome
Recurve Bow
Blasting Wand
Fiendish Codex
Nashor's Tooth
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
Blasting Wand
Hextech Alternator
Hextech Rocketbelt

Situational

Hextech Gunblade
Void Staff
Blade of The Ruined King
Titanic Hydra
Lich Bane
Deathfire Grasp
Kraken Slayer

Summoner Spells

FlashIgnite

Damage Breakdown

Katarina Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Press the AttackLethal TempoFleet FootworkConqueror
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
DominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Cheap ShotTaste of BloodSudden Impact
Zombie WardGhost PoroEyeball Collection
Treasure HunterIngenious HunterRelentless HunterUltimate Hunter
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.attack_speed,Attack Speedlol:shardInfo.ability_haste,Ability Haste
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.armor,Armorlol:shardInfo.magic_resist,Magic Resist
lol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Healthlol:shardInfo.armor,Armorlol:shardInfo.magic_resist,Magic Resist
Voracity

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Bouncing Blade

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Preparation

W

W

W

W

W

Shunpo

E

E

E

E

E

Death Lotus

R

R

R

Katarina Skill Order

Q

E

W

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.