Tier

Win Rate

39.7%

Pick Rate

7.3%

Ban Rate

5.4%

Matches

27,513
Katarina Runes
Core Katarina Item Build Order50.5% Win Rate (107 Games)
Vampiric Scepter

Starting

Blade of The Ruined King

1st

Plated Steelcaps

2nd

Kraken Slayer

3rd

Blade of The Ruined King

4th

Kraken Slayer

5th

Terminus

6th

Vampiric Scepter
Blade of The Ruined King
Plated Steelcaps
Kraken Slayer
Blade of The Ruined King
Kraken Slayer
Terminus

Core Katarina Item Build Path

Situational

Titanic Hydra
Guinsoo's Rageblade
Wit's End
Jak'Sho, The Protean
Rabadon's Deathcap
Nashor's Tooth
Ravenous Hydra

Summoner Spells

46.6% Win Rate (313 Games)
Katarina Skill Order0
Voracity

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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.