Katarina
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Recommended Build

Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Dark Seal
Refillable Potion

Core Build Path: 54.00% Win Rate (450 Games)

Nashor's Tooth
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Sorcerer's Shoes
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Hextech Rocketbelt
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Zhonya's Hourglass
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Mejai's Soulstealer
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Shadowflame

Core Final Build: 54.00% Win Rate (450 Games)

Nashor's Tooth
Sorcerer's Shoes
Hextech Rocketbelt
Zhonya's Hourglass
Mejai's Soulstealer
Shadowflame

Runes

Inspiration
First Strike
When you initiate champion combat, deal 9% extra damage for 3 seconds and gain gold based on damage dealt.
Magical Footwear
You get free boots at 12 min but you cannot buy boots before then. Each takedown you get makes your boots come 45s sooner.
Future's Market
You can enter debt to buy items.
Cosmic Insight
+18 Summoner Spell Haste
+10 Item Haste
Domination
Sudden Impact
Gain a burst of Lethality and Magic Penetration after using a dash, leap, blink, teleport, or when leaving stealth.
Treasure Hunter
Unique takedowns grant additional gold the first time they are collected.
Attack Speed
+10% Attack Speed
Adaptive Force
+9 Adaptive Force
Magic Resist
+8 MR
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Skill Order

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Damage Breakdown

Katarina's Statistics

Kills9.2

Deaths6.3

Assists6.0

Damage22,886.4

Damage Mitigated15,548.9

Gold Earned12,190.5

Gold Earned12,190.5

Playing against Katarina

Key Insights
and
E
apply on-hit effects.
R
also applies them, but at a reduced amount.
Q
's Dagger always lands 350 units opposite from where it struck the first target.
Katarina can
E
to a Dagger's location before it hits the ground. The Dagger won't do anything until it hits the ground though.
E
resets Katarina's auto attack.
R
applies an empowered Grievous Wounds (40% healing reduction).
Power Spike
Can out-resource most enemies in lane.
Has consistently high burst damage.
Has the potential to "pop off" in teamfights with
's reset mechanic.
Directly counters healing champions with
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.
Vulnerable
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.
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