Katarina AP Runes

Build Patch 14.14

Core Katarina Item Build Order

55.5% Win Rate (852 Games)
Dark Seal

Starting

Nashor's Tooth

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes

2nd

Shadowflame

3rd

Shadowflame

4th

Nashor's Tooth

5th

Zhonya's Hourglass

6th

Dark Seal
Nashor's Tooth
Sorcerer's Shoes
Shadowflame
Shadowflame
Nashor's Tooth
Zhonya's Hourglass

Core Katarina Item Build Path

Situational

Lich Bane
Rabadon's Deathcap
Mejai's Soulstealer
Void Staff
Liandry's Torment
Stormsurge
Banshee's Veil

Summoner Spells

Flash
2,823 Games56%
858 Games57%

Katarina Skill Order

0
Voracity

1

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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.