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Katarina
tier-3
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Toughest Matchups:
LeBlanc
43.5%
Kassadin
44.4%
Zed
45.5%
Cassiopeia
46.4%
Ekko
48.5%
Lucian
49.1%
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Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Long Sword
Health Potion
Warding Totem (Trinket)

Core Build Path: 54.80% Win Rate (1277 Games)

Hextech Revolver
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Boots of Speed
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Vampiric Scepter
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Bilgewater Cutlass
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Hextech Gunblade
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Sorcerer's Shoes
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Seeker's Armguard
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Fiendish Codex
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Stopwatch
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Zhonya's Hourglass

Core Final Build: 54.80% Win Rate (428 Games)

Hextech Gunblade
Sorcerer's Shoes
Zhonya's Hourglass
Rabadon's Deathcap
Morellonomicon
Void Staff

Runes: 47.12% Win Rate (1059 Games)

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Skill Order

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Damage Breakdown

86% AP

Win Rate
48.8%
(-1.7%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate
6.2%
(-1.0%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate
6.0%
(-0.6%)
vs last patch

Playing against Katarina

Key Insights
Q
's Dagger always lands 350 units opposite from where it struck the first target.
Katarina can
E
to a Dagger before it hits the ground. The Dagger itself won't do anything until it reaches the ground.
E
resets Katarina's auto attack.
R
applies an empowered Grievous Wounds (60% healing reduction).
Power Spike
Can out-resource most enemies in lane due to not having a mana bar.
Has the potential to "pop off" in teamfights with
P
constantly refreshing her cooldowns.
Has high burst damage in lane with Dagger resets from
Q
and
W
, as well as multiple
E
's in extended trades.
R
's empowered Grievous Wounds helps her directly counter healing champions like Vladimir and Soraka.
Hextech Gunblade
is her go-to first item and a massive powerspike.
Vulnerable
Struggles against most crowd control.
Susceptible to being zoned in lane, especially if she can't pick up any more Daggers.
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