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Katarina Build Guides, Runes and Items

Katarina The Sinister Blade

Find the best Katarina build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.3. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Katarina build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Katarina's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 14 Guides // Patch 14.3 & Patch 14.2
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[14.4] Nyro Challenger Katarina Guide & Build

Guide by Nyrolol updated February 19, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

(14.3) Eriosun's Complete Master Katarina Guide - Season 14 [UPDATED]

Guide by Eriosunx updated February 7, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[14.4] Incursios' Challenger Item Quick Guide to Dominating Mid

Guide by IncursioOCE updated February 10, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[14.1] Wundrew's Full Katarina Guide (Grandmaster)

Guide by wundrew updated January 31, 2024
Season 14 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[13.18] Sullyyy's Current Pregame Katarina Guide

Guide by sullyyylol updated January 17, 2024
  • In-depth
Season 14 Builds // Patch 14.3 & Patch 14.2
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[14.4] KATARİNA OFF TANK AD BUİLD

Build by saphane updated February 11, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Tanks katarina

Build by Guest updated February 16, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[14.4] Hybrid Katarina Guide

Build by worst person updated February 9, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Tankarina

Build by WilsorBR updated February 20, 2024
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Tank Long Fight Kata

Build by Furkisk updated February 5, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Assassin Katarina Full Guide to DIAMOND (14.2)

Build by Actt updated January 28, 2024
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina All Build

Build by mycaky updated January 27, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

kitkat

Build by Guest updated January 25, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

kitkat

Build by Guest updated January 25, 2024
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Season 14 Builds // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[S14] KATARINA & AKALI 1v9 BUILDS

Build by Korean Kemal updated January 23, 2024
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Mastering the Blades - A Comprehensive Katarina Guide

Build by Tinnywizzard updated January 19, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Katarina ap oneshot

Build by Guest updated January 19, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

S14 AD katarina (not a guide, just a build with explanation).

Build by KcgjoseNoJutsu updated January 16, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

Lethality Katarina

Build by Guest updated January 15, 2024
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LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide
LoL Champion Katarina Build Guide

[14.1]Challenger Katarina Build&Guide

Build by ela genc updated January 13, 2024
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Katarina Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Katarina we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Katarina, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Katarina this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 14.3. However, if you are a new Katarina player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Katarina!

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Patch 14.3: 85,165 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Katarina's Runes

Katarina's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 59% Pickrate

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Domination
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Precision
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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 21% Pickrate

Precision
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 14% Pickrate

Precision
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Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
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Katarina's Summoner Spells

Katarina's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 64% Pickrate

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Second Best

Katarina's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 28% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Katarina's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Teleport Ignite

Katarina's Starters

Katarina's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 37% Pickrate

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Katarina's Core Items

Katarina's Best Core Items 53%

Win Rate 12% Pickrate

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Katarina's Ability Order

Katarina's Best Ability Order 50%

Win Rate 78% Pickrate

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Katarina Counters

Learn Katarina's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Katarina guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Katarina MIDDLE in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Katarina. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Katarina Skins

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Katarina's Abilities

Katarina's Voracity
Voracity Katarina's Passive Katarina's Passive
340
Katarina's Passive
Katarina's Passive
Whenever an enemy champion dies that Katarina has damaged in the last 3 seconds, her ability cooldowns are reduced by 15 seconds.

If Katarina picks up a Dagger, she uses it to slash through all nearby enemies, dealing 68-240 (+70 / 80 / 90 / 100% of ability power) (+0.6 per bonus attack damage) magic damage.
Q
Katarina's Bouncing Blades
Bouncing Blades Katarina's Q Ability
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Katarina throws a dagger, dealing 75 / 105 / 135 / 165 / 195 (+30% of ability power) magic damage to the target and 2 nearby enemies. The dagger then ricochets onto the ground behind the primary target.
W
Katarina's Preparation
Preparation Katarina's W Ability
Self
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15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11
Katarina tosses a Dagger into the air and gains 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90% movement speed decaying over 1.25 seconds.
E
Katarina's Shunpo
Shunpo Katarina's E Ability
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14 / 12.5 / 11 / 9.5 / 8
Katarina dashes in the blink of an eye to the target ally, enemy, or Dagger. If it is an enemy, Katarina strikes for 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+25% of ability power) (+0.4 per attack damage) magic damage - otherwise she strikes the nearest enemy in range.

Picking up a Dagger will reduce this ability's cooldown by 78 / 84 / 90 / 96%. Katarina can blink to any location near the target.
R
Katarina's Death Lotus
Death Lotus Katarina's Ultimate (R) Ability
550
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90 / 60 / 45 / 45 / 45
Katarina becomes a flurry of blades, rapidly attacking the three nearest enemy champions with a flurry of knives. Each knife deals 25 / 37.5 / 50 (+19% of ability power) magic damage and 16% (+50% per 100% bonus attack speed) attack damage as physical damage, and applies 40% grievous wounds for 3 seconds.

Total over 2.5 seconds to each enemy: 375 / 562.5 / 750 (+285% of ability power) magic damage and 240% (+750% per 100% bonus attack speed) attack damage as physical damage.

Questions About Katarina

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Which items should I build first??

Hi I main Katarina but I came from a long break and now there's a lot of changes to the items. I'm really confused on what I should build first like is it BORK first? nashor? Rocketbelt? Sunderer? Riftmaker? Idk what I should build depending on...

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Champion Pool

Hi, I want to expand my champion pool but i don't know what champions should I add. I mostly play assasins but I'm interested in adding some mages. I play in the midlane and my most played champs are Katarina and Akali. Could you recommend me...

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Halloween skins coming back?

Hi guys! I'm a Katarina main and the only skin that I dont have is Kitty Cat, so yeah i want to buy it. The thing is that this skin is a Legacy one so i can't buy it from the shop right now. I've searched in the internet and found that is part of...

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How good is katarina

So iv played katarina recently and found her to be farely hard and intersting kit, but i kinda get bored with her but my freinds are telling me she is very fun. idk if im doing something wrong with her but is she worth learning?

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Is Katarina fun?

So iv played katarina recently and found her to be farely hard and intersting kit, but i kinda get bored with her but my freinds are telling me she is very fun. idk if im doing something wrong with her but is she worth learning?

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Give me some tips.

Hello! I recently started playing this champion and i am not particulary good with it, so i wanted to ask some questions. (I do not feed, i just dont get many kills, i get like 9 kills in the game wih lik 2 or so deaths.) Is there the best way...

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katarina or fiora

i have fiora and katarina . and i want to choose one of them . help me

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Katarina Guide

I am new to Katarina and I love that champ as it my #1 Go to any time of the day. I need help getting better. Please lend a hand and tips and tricks.

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Which assasin?

i am saving up for a new assasin, andhave my heart set on talon but katarina is cheaper and i just saw a kata get three pentas in one games i did some research kata has a higher skill level, and talon is more begginer friendly kata has a...

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Which way is Katarina facing when she ults?

If you need the enemy to be facing you for the Cassiopoia ult to be a stun, then which way is Katarina facing while she is ulting?

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Mercurial Scimitar on AP Katarina

Is [[mercurial scimitar]] actually a good buy on [[katarina]]?? The active seems really useful against, say, Lissandra or Malzahar, and the AD isn't entirely wasted as she has the AD scalings on W and R. You would get a great active in case of...

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Who To Buy?

Hello My Fellow Summoners, I have a dilemma. I've 3150 IP, however I'm unsure who to buy. The most appealing two are Katarina and LeBlanc. I've tried both in Free Weeks, but I'm unsure who to buy. I really prefer to have lots of damage, poke,...

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How do you beat Katarina

HOW DO YOU BEAT KAT. THIS FRUSTRATES ME SO MUCH!

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katerina top?

i really want to know how viable katerina top.

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kata vs mundo top

hi everyone. ok for some reason, i had to play kata top against a mundo, after 20 minutes i couldnt get my kill, and he couldnt kill me as well. what could be kata's build against a mundo in case this happens again?

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