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[2.1a] Katarina Guide - [CP] Katarina - She's Finally Here

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Patch 2.1a
March 14, 2021 22:28
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[CP] Katarina - She's Finally Here

Extended guide from an application I develop Wild Rift Pocket Guide.

Katarina Build

Best Build Guide for Katarina

High Elo Build (Recommended)
Hextech Gunblade
Infinity Orb
Stasis Enchant
Rabadon's Deathcap
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Void Staff
Optional Items
Liandry's Torment
Morellonomicon
Guardian Angel

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

KatarinaKatarina is a Hybrid Assassin/Mage commonly played in mid lane. She specializes in reducing her abilities cooldown after a successful enemy takedown. Considered as one of the deadliest Assassin in game due to her rapid and instant prowess. She has an amazing teamfight presence and could be a teamfight monster if positioned well


Hextech GunbladeHextech Gunblade

Katarina is relatively weak in early game so she need an item that has damage and sustainability. The Magical and Physical Vamp will help her lasts in battle, she deal some she heal some though this item won't give her damage spike but this is an ideal starting item for her


Infinity OrbInfinity Orb

She gets damage spike after getting this item but not that much this will help her finish targets that are about to die. Aside from the bonus crit damage, the additional Move Speed and Magic Penetration is something that will make KatarinaKatarina even powerful. She is a close combat Assassin and has strong pursuit specialty so these stats are just perfect for her


Stasis EnchantStasis Enchant

The only movement item ideal to her is Gluttonous GreavesGluttonous Greaves and Ionian Boots of LucidityIonian Boots of Lucidity

How about enchant item? Stasis EnchantStasis Enchant is a good counter to a target lock Ultimate Skills like Zed's Ultimate Death MarkDeath Mark , Camille's Ultimate The Hextech UltimatumThe Hextech Ultimatum , Fizz's Ultimate Chum The WatersChum The Waters or any abilities in general that requires some time to animate. She's a close combat champion so most of the time she puts herself in danger to execute abilities. This item can help avoid being the main target by enemies after diving in but you gotta be fast in activating this item


Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap

This is where she gets her damage spike real high. This is perfect for Mid/Late game


Rylai's Crystal ScepterRylai's Crystal Scepter or Liandry's TormentLiandry's Torment

Rylai's Crystal Scepter is perfect combo for Death LotusDeath Lotus as it applies slow effect to enemies preventing them to quickly get out of her Ultimate unless if the enemies have escape skill. The optional item Liandry's Torment is an item that counter Tanks and Fighters who probably built items with additional Max Health specially at this point of the game where you're building this in late game. Liandry's Tornment deals additional damage based on health percentage so it's must item against them.  


Void StaffVoid Staff

The magic penetration is a good counter to enemies who built magic resistance to counter you as well. You can replace it with the following:

  • Guardian AngelGuardian Angel - Late game and enemies prepares themselves waiting for KatarinaKatarina to dive in and will do anything to kill her. This item brings her back in battle but your allies must be around to the place where you die or else enemies will just gonna wait for you to resurrect and kill you again
  • MorellonomiconMorellonomicon - Since her Ultimate Death LotusDeath Lotus applies Grievous Wounds effect too, you might think that this item is unnecessary but the additional Max Health and Magic Penetration is also a good stat for her

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Katarina Runes

Best Runes for Katarina

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Hunter Vampirism
Hunter Vampirism
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

Conqueror - Since her slashes in VoracityVoracity and ShunpoShunpo are super fast it animates instantly, having full stack of this rune is as easy as 1,2,3. She needs more adaptive stats for continuous damage/DPS knowing that she can re-cast abilities right after killing the target rather than using Electrocute which has a cooldown of 25 seconds and it only damages one enemy per cast. Conqueror is best in the long run specially in late game where teamfight is happening left and right.

Hunter Vampirism | Hunter Titan | Sweet Tooth - Getting unique kills is easy for Katarina (She's an Assassin duhhh!) so the Hunter Line rune is just perfect for her, well that still depends on your skills of course but it can be rewarding in late game so you gotta invest in killing enemies in early/mid game because it's a gambling rune after all

Keystone
Electrocute
Electrocute
Domination
Hunter Vampirism
Hunter Vampirism
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

Electrocute If you wanted to contest the enemy mid laner in early game this rune can help you win the fight but that depends on your situation of course

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Voracity
Voracity - Passive
Bouncing Blade
Bouncing Blade
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Preparation
Preparation
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Shunpo
Shunpo
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Death Lotus
Death Lotus
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
Common Spell for Everyone
Ignite
Common Spell for Katarina but since she's a close combat type champion you can also choose for a life saving spell like Barrier
Barrier
This can save your ass after ganking enemies

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Auto Attack
AA
Auto Attack
AA
Auto Attack
AA
Auto Attack
AA
Auto Attack
AA
Auto Attack
AA
Auto Attack
AA

Katarina Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Lux
Medium
Lux
Akali
Hard
Akali
Corki
Hard
Corki
Orianna
Hard
Orianna
Aurelion Sol
Hard
Aurelion Sol
Lulu
Skill
Lulu
Rakan
Skill
Rakan
Nami
Skill
Nami
Wukong
Skill
Wukong
Vi
Skill
Vi
Amumu
Skill
Amumu
Alistar
Skill
Alistar
Sona
Skill
Sona
Gragas
Skill
Gragas

Can dominate you if she always lands her abilities. Sometimes your assassination will fail because of the shield from Prismatic BarrierPrismatic Barrier but still give it a try if given a chance

Katarina

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CoffeePrince
7 months ago
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7 months ago
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