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Katarina Statistics for mirkku19

Author's performance with Katarina compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
108
5
Win %
56
42
Kills
11.4
8.1
Assists
8.1
6.1
Deaths
8.4
7.8
KA:D Ratio
2.3
1.8
Gold Earned
12.9K
10.8K
Creep Score
150.0
136.6
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

I recommend using these summoners spells, because 4.png will save your life many times, and it also allows you to make flashy plays. And of course you can use it agressively. 14.png because you can use it to get a 1v1 kill or get a reset from someone. Having 14.png is especially useful on Katarina, since it is necessary for getting kills during her power spike in the early game. 12.png because you can use it to get back to lane or to roam in other lanes very easily. teleport is also useful for defending towers and getting to your team quickly.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

I usually roll with these masteries. 6362.png Thunderlord's Decree is obvious for some extra damage when you go for a poke combo in lane. You can also swap Bounty Hunter for Double edged sword for a tad more damage in laning phase. 6141.png Bounty Hunter just pays off because as 55.png Katarina you usually get a bunch of kills.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
W
Q
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
W
E
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
7
9
W
3
13
15
17
18
E
2
8
10
12
14
R
6
11
16

You want to max katarinaq.png Bouncing Blades (Q) first for the damage and versatility of the ability. It give you nice poke and maxing it makes for easier last hitting. After katarinaq.png Bouncing Blades (Q) you want to max katarinaewrapper.png Shunpo (E) as you will get some nice damage from the resets that you get from your daggers. Get points in your katarinar.png Death Lotus (R) whenever you can and lastly max katarinaw.png Preparation (W).

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Boots are useful against skillshot champions such as Lux.
    Cloth Armor helps defend against AD mid laners such as Zed and Talon.
    Warding Totem is obvious for not getting wrecked by junglers.
    Doran's Shield is a great item for sustain in lane VS champions such as Cassiopeia.
    Great start if you know you're going to stop your lane.
    Great start if you want to rush Cutlass super fast.

Core Items

    First buy.
    Hextech Gunblade is the go-to item for Katarina. Rush it as fast as you can, starting with Cutlass.
    Example build. Glass cannon is not for the faint of heart.
    Example build. Liandry's Torment is great versus teams with tons of HP.
    Example build. Zhonya's Hourglass is useful in a bunch of situations. Rabadon's Deathcap is usually best to build last. That way it has the most effect.

Situational Items

    If you're going to snowball, Mejai's Soulstealer is a good but risky purchase.
    Liandrys is a nice item vs teams with tons of health.
    If your team lacks tanks, you can pick Warmog's Armor for a little health. It sacrifices some damage output but paired with Liandry's Torment and Rylai's Crystal Scepter it should work pretty well.
    Guardian's Angel is a nice item pick especially if you're being focused down.
    Pick these boots instead of Sorcerer's shoes if you want to roam fast. Be sure to swap them out for Sorcerer's shoes later though.
    Rylai's Crystal Scepter slows enemies down, which helps keep them in your AOE.

THESE ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS!!

you can build something else than this, and you SHOULD do it once in a while. You can find something really good. (watch the video)
 (credits to gbay99)

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Anivia
    Hard
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Cassiopeia
    Hard
  • Ekko
    Easy
  • Ezreal
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Galio
    Hard
  • Heimerdinger
    Hard
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jayce
    Medium
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Katarina
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Easy
  • LeBlanc
    Hard
  • Lulu
    Medium
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Malzahar
    Hard
  • Morgana
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Twisted Fate
    Medium
  • Veigar
    Medium
  • Vel'Koz
    Easy
  • Viktor
    Hard
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Ziggs
    Hard

VS

Ahri

Medium

Ahri is not that difficult of a match up if you play it right. Play safe and farm with katarinaq.pngBouncing Blades (Q) and stay behind minions so you don't get hit by her ahriseduce.png (Charm) (E). Try not to depend on your ultimate katarinar.png Death Lotus (R) when you fight her if she has her ultimate ahritumble.png Spirit Rush (R) up. Also remember to watch out as she can use her ultimate aggressively.

VS

Anivia

Hard

Anivia is a hard matchup because she has the aniviapassive.png egg form and popping it doesn't give you a reset. Don't push, ask for ganks and if you are fighting her, you could try to drop her down without your ultimate and then cracking the aniviapassive.png egg with your ultimate.

VS

Annie

Hard

Annie is a total counter to you since she can one shot you whenever she pleases. Keep an eye on her passive anniepassive.png Pyromania and whenever she uses the stun from it, try and harass her.

VS

Brand

Medium

Start boots & pots to dodge his abilities, wait for him to use brandq.png Sear (Q). Then harass him as he has nothing to CC you with. Ask for ganks, because he has no mobility and watch out for his ultimate brandr.png Pyroclasm (R) at level 6 as it deals massive damage. Try not to take too many abilities in your face as they hurt bad.

VS

Cassiopeia

Hard

Cassiopeia is a hard matchup as she deals tons of damage. If for some reason you find yourself fighting Cassiopeia alone, try to predict her ult and katarinaewrapper.png Shunpo (E) to the other side of her to dodge it.


Fun fact: Cassiopeia is Katarina's sister.

VS

Ekko

Easy

Ekko is very vulnerable if he wastes his ekkoq.png Timewinder (Q). Harass him with the help of that knowledge. Pick 4.png Flash and 14.png Ignite as your summoners. Ignite him when you think he is going to use his ultimate ekkor.png Chronobreak (R), as it reduces the healing significantly. Your ultimate katarinar.png Death Lotus (R) reduces his healing too.

VS

Ezreal

Medium

You have to dodge the skillshots of 81_64.png, and then you're fine.

VS

Fizz

Medium

Slippery slippery fish :( Play safe, poke him down with katarinaq.png Bouncing Blades (Q) when he comes to last hit and don't feed him. Try not to let him roam.

VS

Galio

Hard

Galio is a total counter to you. Just play it safe and farm with katarinaq.png Bouncing Blades (Q).

VS

Heimerdinger

Hard

DONT TRY TO GET 1V1 KILLS VS HEIMER!!

Play very safe, dodge his abilities, and farm with your katarinaq.png Bouncing Blades (Q).
Ask for help from your team. If for some reason he wastes his heimerdingere.png CH-2 Electron Storm Grenade (E) and there's no heimerdingerq.png H-28G Evolution Turrets nearby, try to kill him.

VS

Irelia

Hard

Better nerf Irelia.

VS

Jayce

Medium

VS

Karthus

Easy

Dodge his abilities and you will be fine. If you still somehow got in trouble, buy magic resist and try to dodge his karthusfallenone.png Requiem (R) with 3157.png Zhonya's Hourglass.

VS

Katarina

Medium

Skill matchup (obviously). Be creative!

VS

Kha'Zix

Easy

What is Kha'Zix doing mid?

VS

LeBlanc

Hard

I'd recommend to ban her. If you get matched against her try asking for ganks and playing passively.

VS

Lulu

Medium

Lulu's poke and survivability makes this a hard matchup. You probably want to play aggressively for the first levels and buy a Doran's shield and farm what you can and ask for ganks, as she has no real escape.

VS

Lux

Medium

Lux uses spells to poke you down from afar. You should try to dodge them, and wait for her to miss her snare. Then she's vunerable, and you can deal serious damage to her.

VS

Malzahar

Hard

Malzahar is a hard counter. Quicksilver Sash is a useful item that you can use to escape his malzaharr.png Nether Grasp (R).

VS

Morgana

Medium

You need to dodge her snare, in order to do ok. you can't still do that much, Because she can just shield all of the damage that you're dealing. Play pretty safe, and try to go roaming.

VS

Ryze

Hard

Ryze has to get close to you to deal damage to you. Use that as your advantage, by poking him hard with your katarinaq.png Bouncing Blades (Q). He has no quick escape from your ultimate, so if you have the advantage go all in. If you're losing your lane ask for ganks.

VS

Teemo

Easy

Teemo, aka, the devil can poke you out of lane easily if you get too close to him. play safe, before level 3, and then go all in. Always trade when your abilites are up. You will most likely

VS

Twisted Fate

Medium

Twisted fate packs a punch but that punch wildcards.png is dodgeable. Dodge the cards and jump on him if you find yourself in a good position. It takes a while for him to get his pickacard.png yellow card out so you can dish in some serious damage with your ultimate.

VS

Veigar

Medium

Play aggressively Pre-6 and start with 1082.png.
Blink over his veigareventhorizon.png Event Horizon (E) so you won't get stunned. If you get in trouble, let him push and ask for ganks, as he has no escapes.


After level 6 don't fight him 1v1, as he can basically oneshot you with his ultimate veigarr.png Primordial Burst (R).

VS

Vel'Koz

Easy

Start boots and potions. Dodge his abilited and you're good to go. When you fight him after level 6, save your shunpo, and when he ults, use shunpo to get behind him, so he cant hit you with the laser.

VS

Viktor

Hard

He will probably win 1v1 fights, so don't fight him. Instead, Ask your jungler for a couple ganks, as he has no escape ability.

VS

Yasuo

Medium

Basic matchup. Play safe for the first couple of levels and poke him down with katarinaq.png Bouncing Blades (Q). Bait him in to wasting his wind wall, then ult him down.

VS

Ziggs

Hard

Start with Doran's shield or boots and potions. Play safe pre level 3, and then wait for him to use any of his abilities, and then go all in on him, possibly dodging other abilites aswell.

also remember that 115_64.png is fairly squishy, so you should be able to burst him down pretty easily.
After level 6, bait him to using his ziggsw.png Satchel Charge (W), so he has nothing to interrupt your ultimate with.

Pros & Cons Back to Top

Pros:                                                                                        Cons:

-No resources, limited only by cooldowns                              -Squishy
-Huge multi-target damage                                                     -Often focused
-Ability resets                                                                          - Not that useful in high ranks because she gets  
-Nice waveclear                                                                        CC'd hard.
-Easy to learn; Hard to master                                                                                                   
-No skillshots
-Snowballs HARD
-Easy way out of bronze
-Blink blink blink *dagger to the face* you're dead

Combos Back to Top

Your basic damage combo is q+e+w+r.

If you're chasing someone, and you're not close enough for q, but almost, then use e+q+e+w+r.
Farming combo is q+e+w.
"Where did that kat come from?"-combo: e -> 4.png Flash to get in range of e + q+w+r
If everyone on the enemy team  is low and squishy just use e on all of them. If they dont die, use q and w as well.
NEVER FORGET TO USE YOUR RESETS!!
they're so important.
example: 


Early game Back to Top

Katarina has a huge powerspike on level 2. The q+e+aa+e+aa combo hurts a lot. Some champions completely counter that, though.
If you're having trouble try to farm with your q and ask for ganks.

Mid game Back to Top

Try to kill your matchup if it's an easy kill, or make them go to base, or push the lane extremely fast, or ask for someone to defend your lane. Then go roam for objectives or gank other lanes.


Also, in midgame when you are coming back to lane, you should usually go by the route which is on your side of the bush which leads from mid to river.

Late game Back to Top

You're a powerhouse now, but you're squishy. Try to find overextended targets, and kill them.

In teamfights, if you're fed enough, you should wait for hard cc, then kill all of your targets.
If you're not that fed, and you don't have that much damage, wait for the enemy team to be low on health, and then go clean them all up with your resets.
You can also go flank, which means going behind the enemy team, and when the fight begins, assassinating their high-priority targets.
If you win a teamfight, go push turrets, inhibs, and finally, their nexus. GG!


Tips n tricks! Back to Top

So, here are some tips and tricks that may help you out.

-Your can use your ultimate if there's a stealth champion nearby.
-Bouncing blades can bounce to stealth champions.
-Your katarinaw.png Preparation (W) has 0 cast time so use it when chasing or running away.
-You can instantly blink far by using e on a target while far away and then Flashing in to range of e.

Thanks for reading my guide! Back to Top

  
Please let me know if this guide was useful! Also please tell me if you have any improvements for the guide.
Anyways, go play some 55_64.png!
oh, right. My ingame name is Mirkku19 .(eune) 
-Mirkku signing out.










































Bouncing Blades are pretty bouncy tho

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