Katarina Build Guide

True Assassin - Ad Katarina - Middle/Jungle

Uploader Annika
Updated 4 years ago
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Runes
  • 9
    Greater Mark of Attack Damage (+0.95 attack damage)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (+1.34 magic resist)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage (+2.25 attack damage)
Skill Order
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Hello i am Annika/LofLGirl i make guides for Non-Mainstream Builds i hope you all enjoy it! Add me on League of legends NA - LofLGirl Warning- Walls of Paragraphs ahead First i would like to start off by saying i am NOT a high Elo player Nor have i won Thousands of games. I have been however playing Mobas for a long time and enjoy them. Hopefully you play the game like how i do , by having fun for me i get enjoyment out of either Pwning the other team and winning or finding strange but viable Builds. If you do not like strange and "different" builds this is not for you, However if you do like experimenting and want to try this feel free i do not want you to feel that you can't edit this and tweak to your liking. i encourage that i want people to make this to their liking and build AD Kat any way they want. Now lets get Started With AD Kat! [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/AdKat.png]

Born to Noxian privilege, Katarina trained in the ways of the knife from the time she was a child. Now that fiery, willful child has grown into a beautiful and deadly woman. Katarina's intense passion for life is tempered by a sense of duty and loyalty to her family. That same passion proves a double-edged sword when her heart and her responsibilities are at odds. As the free-spirited daughter of a prominent Noxian general, the young Katarina was given the best of everything. Naturally gifted in combat, she found herself drawn to blades. Much to her family's pride, she trained under the deadliest assassins in the Noxian military. It wasn't long before Katarina's instructors deemed her worthy of a trial by fire – to kill a prominent Demacian soldier. Creeping through the darkened military camp, Katarina was overwhelmed by her passion to prove herself. When the army's General strayed across her path, unguarded, she quietly slit his throat. Katarina disappeared into the night, pleased with her impressive kill. Her elation was soon crushed, as the next day her original target – the prominent soldier who was the true military genius – led his forces to ambush unprepared Noxian soldiers. Katarina flung herself into the fray to correct her mistake, earning a scar over her left eye as a permanent reminder. Even though she finally completed her task, her family's reputation was damaged. Since that day, Katarina vowed to never let passion prevent her from bringing glory to both Noxus and her family. Reconciling her desires with her duty proves to be a constant challenge. To the world, Katarina is a symbol of Noxian patriotism, though there is more to the red-haired assassin than meets the eye. "Never question my loyalty. You will never know what I endure for it." ―Katarina

[imgext=http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110302012743/leagueoflegends/images/thumb/9/97/Katarina_OriginalSkin.jpg/1000px-Katarina_OriginalSkin.jpg] The Original Skin [imgext=http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120814192050/leagueoflegends/images/thumb/3/35/Katarina_MercenarySkin.jpg/1000px-Katarina_MercenarySkin.jpg] Mercenary Katarina - 520 RP - I own this one :D! [imgext=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120814192448/leagueoflegends/images/thumb/b/b6/Katarina_RedCardSkin.jpg/1000px-Katarina_RedCardSkin.jpg] Red Card Katarina - No longer available was only for the world cup [imgext=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120814192538/leagueoflegends/images/thumb/f/f8/Katarina_BilgewaterSkin.jpg/1000px-Katarina_BilgewaterSkin.jpg] Bilgewater Katarina - 975 RP [imgext=http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120814192356/leagueoflegends/images/thumb/7/7b/Katarina_KittyCatSkin.jpg/1000px-Katarina_KittyCatSkin.jpg] Kitty Cat Katarina! I want it so bad haha - Limited edition no longer available [imgext=http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110216222458/leagueoflegends/images/thumb/f/f4/Katarina_HighCommandSkin.jpg/1000px-Katarina_HighCommandSkin.jpg] High Command Katarina - 975 RP [imgext=http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111221221306/leagueoflegends/images/thumb/2/20/Katarina_SandstormSkin.jpg/1000px-Katarina_SandstormSkin.jpg] Sandstorm Katarina - 975 RP

i Would like to first start by saying i do not think AD is better then AP they are both different , I do Main Ap's and i think Ap Kat is extremely fun and now even more so because of the update. But this guide is about AD Kat so lets get started Why Ad Kat? In the new Update They added a new W(See the Skills section for more info) which scales on Ad and her Q Also got a new bonus to it which when it hits someone it leaves a Mark, which when attacked or another spell hits it does bonus damage. Katarina should be played like a Talon middle, That is where i got the idea Katarina although is a little less tanky she is More Offense choice then Talon Base Stat wise as shown [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/katstat.png] [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/talonstat.png] AD Kat is a situational pick, If you have a AP Top or AP Jungle you can pick AD Kat ;) Or if you are in blind you can be whatever you want lol

Pros- [.]Sexy [.]No Mana [.]Passive That allows you too get insane kill sprees [.]High AD Per level scaling (3.2) [.]High AS Per level scaling (2.74%) [.]Ult That deals massive damage to 3 Champs [.]Farms extremely well [.]They will not be expecting AD, Making them start MR Runes [.]Great Escape + Damage Reduction Cons- [.]Frowned upon [.]Lots of hate [.]Melee [.]Will be blamed if you lose [.]CC can counter you

Greater Mark of Strength x 9 = +.95 AD Each - +8.5 AD Total - 205 IP each - 1,845 IP Total - Why? More Damage, Better Harass , Easier Farm , More damage output overall Greater Seal of Resilience x9 = +1.4 Armor Each - +13 Armor Total - 205 IP each - 1,845 IP Total - Why? More armor, Kats base armor is low and Flat armor just helps from getting Ganked and more tanky overall Greater Glyph of Warding x9 = +1.34 MR Each - +12 MR Total - 205 IP each - 1,845 IP Total - Why? More MR, Sustain more from their harass assuming you are versing a AP Mid Helps you take less damage When you jump in to harass them Greater Quintessence or Strength x3 = +2.25 AD Each - +6.8 AD Total - 1025 IP each - 3,075 IP Total - Why? More Damage! Better harass , Easier Farm, More damage output! Haha repeating myself Total for runes = 8,610 IP [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/katrunes.png] This is the Rune page i use to Kat you can feel free to change it to your personal preference but this is mine :)!

They just Reworked Kat so until Solomid gets updated just try to work with what i can offer ;/ [title]Passive:[/title] [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/katpassive.png] Extremely good Passive allows her to dive in to finish people then escape or dive , get a kill , dive someone else get another kill and snowball [title]Q-Bouncing Blades:[/title] [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/katq.png] This is used for farming , and putting the mark on people. use it on a wave of creeps and then use W and bam amazing farm :) use this in lane for slight poke and to get CS [title]W-Sinister Steel[/title] [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/katw.png] Kats new Ability!!! Wow haha i love it! Low CD, Clears creep waves , nice aoe , good damage! I love it also it looks sweet! Haha :)! and speed boost to chase and escape! Love it! This is your main source of damage Early - mid game, Late game use to farm and utility purposes. +idk if its just me but when i play it scales .6 not .5 maybe glitch or im dumb idk? [title]E-Shunpo[/title] [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/kate.png] Amazing skill for finishing people , escaping , and has a built in damage reduction now :)! Love it! Haha make sure you know that you teleport to the far side of them so you don't get yourself in a tough situation or in turret range. [title]R-Death Lotus[/title] [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/katr.png] Amazing ability, really good for a level 6 kill, good in teamfights , massive amount of aoe damage really good use it wisely , make sure you don't get stunned or their stun is on cd when you use it! Use only if 2+ people unless you are finishing off their mid Ap in lane

Start one point in Q for a leash and to last hit / slight poke then max W for farming , damage , and speed then one point into E. Max R>W>Q>E Spell Rotation Q>E>W or E>Q>W if you have ult then just add that at the end :) Farming Q>W = dead wave

[img=items/berserkers-greaves.png]-Get this if you need more damage / dominating your lane [img=items/mercurys-treads.png]-They have tons of CC or AP use these [img=items/ninja-tabi.png]-Insane amount of AD or fed ADC [img=items/boots-of-mobility.png]-You snowball and want to roam [imgsmall=items/boots-of-swiftness.png]-Not really worth it plus you have a built in teleport E to escape [imgsmall=items/ionian-boots-of-lucidity.png]-You are AD so the cooldown reduction doesn't help you that much [imgsmall=items/sorcerers-shoes.png]-You are AD Kat not AP!

[img=items/hexdrinker.png]-Counters mid very well, mr , spell shield , and AD very good get as early as you can [img=items/the-brutalizer.png]-Good amount of AD and CD get this early [img=items/phage.png]-Hp, Damage and proc slow , its good [img=items/infinity-edge.png]-Large amount of AD and crit, very good offensive item [img=items/phantom-dancer.png]-Lots of AS and Crit + MS very good [img=items/frozen-mallet.png]-Survivablity , Damage and proc slow Good item [img=items/guardian-angel.png]-Good amount of Armor and MR , plus revive get this if your team is reliant on you and if you die your team will lose [img=items/madreds-bloodrazor.png]-Attack speed , damage , little armor and % of there health in damage good but not the best, if they are extremely meaty get this [img=items/the-black-cleaver.png]-Attack speed and damage good item [img=items/the-bloodthirster.png]-Lifesteal and Damage get this if you don't get bursted down but killed by sustain people [img=items/maw-of-malmortius.png]-Spell shield , MR , damage get it ! [img=items/youmuus-ghostblade.png]- The active ability makes your burst even more deadly get it! [img=items/wriggles-lantern.png]-If you need sustain in lane get this , can farm easy and get a free ward. Situational item [img=items/ionic-spark.png]-Good farm and little hp overall good item

Early game AD Kat can be difficult , just play safe try to safe your E for if their jungler ganks you and get LOTS OF WARDS, Wards allow you to safely jump on them and harass them if you don't have wards and jump on them you can get yourself in a really bad situation , try not to spam your jungler GANK MID GANK MID odds are they already hate you for being AD Kat just play safe and wait until 4 or 6, start harassing and show them whos boss. At level six you should try to just keep poking them until you are comfortable with diving them , q , e , w , r . ignite and either they go b or you get a kill! But make sure to ward. If they are out of lane push up and make them lose exp. Remember you are AD so if you can punish them and get a early tower start to roam and help your team!

Chances are you either got their turret or still farming , don't impatient if they want to be passive and farm all game you do too keep getting farm , once you do manage to get a kill or their tower help your team , get Dragon, Ward the map and make yourself useful You should NEVER roam the map without wards make sure to call out when you want to do dragon , get your buffs and get that farm!

Late game you should either be defending or pushing , Kat is extremely good 1v1 but that doesn't mean you should allow yourself to get baited, Secure baron , clear wards , ward their or your jungle depending if you are pushing or defending your base. This late in the game one death could lose it so don't be stupid stay with your team , split push if you want only if you feel safe do not try to split push if you are losing and they are fed. That is not a good idea just try to follow your tank around , never initiate a fight and pick off the squishes!

Jungle Kat! Lets get started [title]Summoner Spells[/title] [img=summoners/smite.png][img=summoners/flash.png] Obvious choices, Smite for jungle and flash because its so darn good! [title]Masteries[/title] 21/9/0 - This would be the fastest jungle route , more damage [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/katjungle.png] 9/21/0 - Is a bit slower but a lot safer , use this if you feel like you are going to be invaded/countered [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/gragasflash.png] [title]Runes[/title] Greater Mark of Strength x 9 = +.95 AD Each - +8.5 AD Total - 205 IP each - 1,845 IP Total - Why? More Damage, Better Harass , Easier Farm , More damage output overall Greater Seal of Resilience x9 = +1.4 Armor Each - +13 Armor Total - 205 IP each - 1,845 IP Total - Why? More armor, Kats base armor is low and Flat armor just helps from getting Ganked and more tanky overall Greater Glyph of Warding x9 = +1.34 MR Each - +12 MR Total - 205 IP each - 1,845 IP Total - Why? More MR, Sustain more from their harass assuming you are versing a AP Mid Helps you take less damage When you jump in to harass them Greater Quintessence or Strength x3 = +2.25 AD Each - +6.8 AD Total - 1025 IP each - 3,075 IP Total - Why? More Damage! Better harass , Easier Farm, More damage output! Haha repeating myself Total for runes = 8,610 IP [imgext=http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o498/AnnikaNewby/katrunes.png] Same as before this is just what i feel is good feel free to use your own or tweak mine :) [title]Skill Order[/title] W>Q>W>E>W>R>W>Q>W>Q>R>Q>Q>E>E>R>E>E Start W for faster clearing and max it first so when you gank you can get that massive speed boost Q next to put your marks on people and clear your jungle faster E Just get one point at 4 for ganks or get it at level 2 or 3 depending on ganking situations R Max when you can [title]Ganking[/title] Level 2 gank- Level two gank can easily shut down and win a persons lane. Start Wraiths, red then head to a lane and E onto them and W whenever you can. If you plan on doing this start Boots 3pot Start with W then get E at 2 before ganking Level 3 Gank- Not as popular as level 2 ganks but it does work on Katarina extremely well Start Wraiths, Red, Golems, Wraiths , Wolves then gank Start with W then Q then at 3 get E, when ganking make sure you realize that E has a longer range then Q so if you cant Q them just E ontp them then Q and w Level 4 Gank- This is also a very good and common ganking level Start Wraiths, Red, Golems, Wraiths, Wolves, blue then gank a lane you should have level 2 W and one point into both Q and E Same spell rotation , either E Q W or Q E W depending on how far they are Level 6 gank- This happens when either you already ganked a lane and just continue to or your team just didn't need and you been farming your jungle, when ganking at level 6 make sure when you E you realize on the far side of them, for example if they face you and use E you will pop up behind them if they are running away you will pop up infront of them.Then you can E Q W R and melt them or Q E W R if your ally in the lane has a stun the gank is amazing :) enjoy [title]Items[/title] [img=items/wriggles-lantern.png]- Free ward , clears your jungle a lot faster you should almost always be getting this item and sell it later for your 6th item [img=items/frozen-mallet.png]-Decent amount of damage a lot of health and a proc slow, if you can get an early [imgsmall=items/phage.png] it can make your ganks a lot more effective [img=items/the-bloodthirster.png]-Lots of damage and life steal, high risk high reward i personally don't like this because if you die that could be devastating but still works [img=items/infinity-edge.png]-Lots of damage , huge crits i love this item [img=items/the-black-cleaver.png]- Decent amount of damage and attack speed works well with Kat [img=items/youmuus-ghostblade.png]-Love this item so much burst and cdr makes you feel like a true ninja [img=items/maw-of-malmortius.png]- If they have tons of AP and burst you done this is always a good item [img=items/guardian-angel.png]- Extremely good 5th or 6th item decent stats and revives you [img=items/phantom-dancer.png]- Lots of crit and move+attack speed very good item [img=items/ionic-spark.png]- Little bit of hp and attack speed good if you are just going to farm and split push all game [title]Jungle Spawns[/title] Wolves Spawn- 1:40 , Respawn every 1:00 Wraiths Spawn- 1:40 , Reapawn every :50 Golems Spawn- 1:40 , Respawn every 1:00 Blue Buff- 1:55 , Respawn every 5:00 Red Bff- 1:55 , Respawn every 5:00 Dragon- 2:30 , Respawn every 6:00 Baron- 15:00, Respawn every 7:00 [title]You use no Mana![/title] Remember that you do not use mana! Give blue to mid if they want if not use it for the cd ;) giving the first blue will make your mid love you! haha

[img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png][img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] Wards are insanely important , they provide you with safety , vision and can even catch someone out of position and get yourself a kill. While in lane you should be Warding your bushes so you can Harass safely Look at the image! [imgext=http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/6602/wardguide.jpg] Just because you are middle does NOT give you the excuse to not ward do not blame your Support , you need to ward too!!!!!!!! [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png][img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png] [img=items/sight-ward.png][img=items/vision-ward.png]

I hope you guys don't Shoot this guide down i hope you enjoy it and try it out! Change it to your liking and enjoy playing League of Legends and add me! Summoner name = LofLGirl! Enjoy! Don't be afraid to break the Meta!!! Haha [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZLVi4v7lSM[/youtube] I Do What i Want!

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