Katarina Build
A
Mid

Katarina Build

Voracity
Bouncing Blade
Q
Preparation
W
Shunpo
E
Death Lotus
R
Assassin
Assassin
0/0
Win/Loss
0%
Pick Rate
12%
Ban Rate

Matchups

Katarina is strong against
59%
56%
56%
53%
53%
Irelia
53%
Syndra
53%
Azir
52%
Orianna
52%
Swain
51%
Anivia
51%
Zoe
51%
Yone
51%
Akali
51%
Ekko
50%
Ahri
50%
Yasuo
50%
Akshan
50%
Sylas
50%
Malzahar
50%
Katarina is weak against
Vladimir
45%
Galio
45%
Talon
48%
Zed
48%
Cassiopeia
48%
Kassadin
48%
Viktor
49%
Lux
49%
Vex
49%
Lissandra
49%
Qiyana
49%
Fizz
49%
Malzahar
50%
Sylas
50%
Akshan
50%
Yasuo
50%
Ahri
50%
Ekko
50%
Akali
51%
Yone
51%

Early Katarina Build

Summoner Spells
FlashIgnite
45%
3
Ignite
36%
2
Ignite
9%
1
Starter Items
Dark Seal
Refillable Potion
55%
3
Dark Seal
3
18%
1
Refillable Potion
18%
1
Starter Trinket
Stealth Ward
100%
6
Item
First
Second
Nashor's Tooth
82%
5
Mejai's Soulstealer
9%
1
Hextech Rocketbelt
9%
1

Katarina Item Build

Mythic Item
Hextech Rocketbelt
75%
3
Turbo Chemtank
13%
1
Riftmaker
13%
1
Item Buy Order
Two
Three
Nashor's Tooth
Hextech Rocketbelt
63%
3
Nashor's Tooth
Riftmaker
13%
1
Mejai's SoulstealerNashor's Tooth
13%
1
Core Items
Nashor's Tooth
100%
6
Hextech Rocketbelt
55%
3
Mejai's Soulstealer
36%
2
Zhonya's Hourglass
27%
2
Demonic Embrace
9%
1
Riftmaker
9%
1
Shadowflame
9%
1
Turbo Chemtank
9%
1
Final Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes
100%
6
Final Trinket
Oracle Lens
82%
5
Stealth Ward
9%
1
9%
1

Abilities

Spell Skill Priority
Bouncing Blade
Q
Shunpo
E
Preparation
W
100%
6
Bouncing Blade
Q
Preparation
W
Shunpo
E
Death Lotus
R

Runes

Inspiration + Domination
1
2
3
Inspiration
Inspiration
Glacial Augment
Unsealed Spellbook
First Strike
Hextech Flashtraption
Magical Footwear
Perfect Timing
Future's Market
Minion Dematerializer
Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight
Approach Velocity
Time Warp Tonic
Domination
Domination
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Offense
Offense
Offense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Defense
Flex
Flex

How to play Katarina

Katarina
Katarina – the Sinister Blade – is based on our LoL Tier List on patch
12.15
a A-Tier Mid Mid champion. Based on ranked matches from summoners with a PLATINUM+ tier,
Katarina
Katarina has a win rate of
49.7%
, a pick rate of
8%
, a ban rate of
11%
and an average KDA Ratio of
0.0
, which shows that the
Assassin
Assassin is in a good spot in the current meta of season 12. If you want to learn how to play Katarina on your matches, keep in mind that this champion is mechanically advanced to play in LoL. This Katarina guide will give you also an understanding on how to beat Katarina. The upcoming LoL Katarina Mid Build is the most popular build picked by many Pros.

Pregame Build

In champion select you need to choose your

Katarina
Katarina runes and summoner spells. The best Katarina Mid Runes
12.15
are
Inspiration
Inspiration as the primary path and
Domination
Domination as the secondary path. The most supportive
Katarina
Katarina keystone rune is
First Strike
First Strike.
Flash
Flash and
Ignite
Ignite are the summoner spells, which fits this LoL Katarina Build the most.

Item Build on Katarina

The starter items for the best Katarina Build on patch

12.15
are
Dark Seal
Dark Seal,
Refillable Potion
Refillable Potion, and a
Stealth Ward
Stealth Ward as the trinket. 75% of all Katarina Probuilds include
Hextech Rocketbelt
Hextech Rocketbelt as the favoured mythic item. As the game progresses, the most popular
Katarina
Katarina items are
Nashor's Tooth
Nashor's Tooth and
Hextech Rocketbelt
Hextech Rocketbelt.
Sorcerer's Shoes
Sorcerer's Shoes are the most bought
Katarina
Katarina boots by Pros. This Katarina Build will immensely increase your chances to gain LP and to climb the leaderboard in LoL.

Katarina Abilities

At the beginning of a match start to skill the ability

Bouncing Blade
Bouncing Blade on
Katarina
Katarina. As the match progresses, it is best to maximise
Bouncing Blade
Bouncing Blade into
Shunpo
Shunpo and at last
Preparation
Preparation.
Bouncing Blade
Bouncing Blade is a very strong ability of
Katarina
Katarina in order to build up a lead and dominate your opponents. The passive is called
Voracity
Voracity and there is no need to set it manually on a Katarina Build.

Select one of the abilities below in order to start a clip of the ability:
Voracity
Bouncing Blade
Q
Preparation
W
Shunpo
E
Death Lotus
R
Voracity

Whenever an enemy champion dies that Katarina has damaged recently, her remaining ability cooldowns are dramatically reduced.

If Katarina picks up a Dagger, she uses it to slash through all nearby enemies, dealing magic damage.

Biography

Decisive in judgment and lethal in combat, Katarina is a Noxian assassin of the highest caliber. Eldest daughter to the legendary General Du Couteau, she made her talents known with swift kills against unsuspecting enemies. Her fiery ambition has driven her to pursue heavily-guarded targets, even at the risk of endangering her allies—but no matter the mission, Katarina will not hesitate to execute her duty amid a whirlwind of serrated daggers.

Read Katarina's bio

Available Katarina Skins

Besides the Katarina build you can select a skin for Katarina. The best Katarina skins you can find below.

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