Hi, first I want you guys to know that I am from The Netherlands, so if there are any grammatical mistakes in my guide, I am sorry for that. I am Omar, Summoner name: Wrecking Manatee This is a Katarina guide. I love to play Katarina because she is so strong, and I think she is one of the best AP Midlaners in the game at the moment. She is very useful in teamfights, and can easy clean ADC's and other champions. I think she is a pretty good champion for carrying Solo Queue games too. I hope u enjoy this guide, if u do I would love to see a like! At last I want to say that this is my first guide that I ever made, so please be nice. :-) My appreciation. So, Enjoy! =) Season IV End Rank = Platinum V Season V Rank End Rank = Gold I Season VI Rank (At The Moment): Gold I My Lolking: http://www.lolking.net/summoner/euw/35116689
Max First: [img=skills/katarina/q.png] : Katarina's Q - Bouncing Blade = This is a great harass, and is one of the reasons that u wont lose to easy versus ranged champions. When this is up try to throw this on your enemy, because it doesn't cost any mana since Katarina doesn't have mana. Max Second: [img=skills/katarina/w.png] : Katarina's W - Sinister Steel = Her W is a pretty good AoE harassment to use, but also to farm. It has a little CD so you can use it very often. Also has a very long range for an AoE skill. Max Third: [img=skills/katarina/e.png] : Katarina's E - Shunpo = Max her E at last because it's not for dealing damage, but its used for gapclosing to the enemy. Can also be used for escapes with for example wards. [img=skills/katarina/r.png] : Katarina's R - Death Lotus = This is one of the best ults in teamfights in the whole game. This is used most of the time to clean the enemy champions. You have to use this when you got to the point where the enemy team can't use Crowd Control to stop you throw your blades.
Try to reach level 6 very quickly. U need to try not to get poked out of lane. Try to harass people with your Q and try to farm a lot. When you have enough gold u can go back to buy for example your [img=items/needlessly-large-rod.png] Or [img=items/seekers-armguard.png] so you get an early advantage in lane. Try to be careful because her base health is low, and her health regen too. When you reach level 6 u can do two things. 1 : Try to kill you opponent, so you get more gold to spend. 2 : Try to roam the other lanes with your gapcloser and ultimate. When you roam be careful for the jungler, since they will try to countergank you as soon as they see you.
In the Mid Game you have to focus on your team. You have to look at which lane is losing, and which lane is winning. As Katarina is very easily to help lanes who are behind, because she can burst people easily down. In this stage of the game the Dragon is a very important objective. This is because the Dragon gives you very good buffs. And also because you get global gold from it. The Dragon Buffs: 1. Dragon's Might: +6% attack damage and ability power 2. Dragon's Wrath: +15% damage to towers and buildings 3. Dragon's Flight: +5% movement speed 4. Dragon's Dominance: +15% damage to minions and monsters 5. Aspect of The Dragon: Doubles all previous bonuses and your attacks burn for 150 true damage over 5 seconds. This stack only lasts 180 seconds.
You just have to take care of yourself. Don't get caught because that can lose you the game. Do stay warding around the dragon/baron pit, since that can be an extreme great place to teamfight for Katarina, since they can't escape easy here.
Teamfighting is one of Katarina's Pros. Your ultimate is a great damage output in the teamfights, but you have to be careful otherwise you will get CC'd when you use your ultimate. Jump in at last and try to clean up the opponent team. When playing as Katarina, you have to play very save in teamfights thought. What you have to do is wait for one of the enemies to be low. When this happens, you can easy kill him and get your resets so you can easy jump to another enemy or jump back. Also let the tanks be in the frontline, so you won't get bursted down as first.
This was my guide for Katarina. I know this is not one of the best guides there is for Katarina. But I just like to play her and I wanted to give you my view of the game playing as Katarina. I hope you enjoyed this guide and I want to thank you for taking the time you spend on reading this guide. Good luck in the Rift. And always care for Katarina. ;) Omar AKA Wrecking Manatee =D
6/1/2015 - 10:31 = Published =) = Removed Champion Matchups = Added masteries who where forgotten at explanation 7/1/2015 - 21'33 = Added the Champions [img=champ/ahri.png], [img=champ/akali.png], [img=champ/anivia.png], [img=champ/annie.png], [img=champ/azir.png], [img=champ/brand.png], [img=champ/cassiopeia.png], [img=champ/diana.png], [img=champ/fiddlesticks.png], [img=champ/fizz.png], [img=champ/gragas.png], [img=champ/heimerdinger.png], [img=champ/jayce.png], [img=champ/karthus.png], [img=champ/kassadin.png], [img=champ/kayle.png], [img=champ/kennen.png], [img=champ/leblanc.png] & [img=champ/lissandra.png] to ''Champion Matchups'' = Added [img=summoners/exhaust.png] & [img=summoners/flash.png] to the Summoner Spell sets. 9/2/2015 - 13'37 = Added the Champions [img=champ/lux.png], [img=champ/malzahar.png], [img=champ/mordekaiser.png], [img=champ/nidalee.png], [img=champ/orianna.png], [img=champ/pantheon.png], [img=champ/riven.png], [img=champ/ryze.png], [img=champ/swain.png] to ''Champion Matchups'' - 20'44 = Added the Champions [img=champ/syndra.png], [img=champ/talon.png], [img=champ/twistedfate.png], [img=champ/veigar.png], [img=champ/velkoz.png], [img=champ/viktor.png], [img=champ/vladimir.png], [img=champ/xerath.png], [img=champ/yasuo.png], [img=champ/zed.png], [img=champ/ziggs.png] to ''Champion Matchup'' 10/1/2015 - 19'02 = Added start items ''Versus AD'' 14/1/2015 - 08'35 = Changed Intro text +1000 Views! =) 23/1/2015 - 23'16 = Changed introduction ranks. 28/1/2015 - 10'41 = Removed [img=items/deathfire-grasp.png] (Deleted in-game.) Added [img=items/abyssal-scepter.png] (Instead of [img=items/deathfire-grasp.png]) Changed ''Standard Final Items'' order. 29/1/2015 - 15'25 = Added [img=items/banshees-veil.png] to ''Situational Items''. 3/2/2015 - 11'24 = Changed LeBlanc at ''Champion Matchups\". ''Changed ''Favors you'' to ''Favors Enemy''. 5/2/2015 - 00'07 = Added Season V Rank in ''Introduction''. Added Lolking url in ''Introduction''. 26/2/2015 - 12'48 = Changed title to \"Updated to 5.4.\" 16/3/2015 - 17'13 = Changed the title to \"1900 ELO | The Bursting Blade | In-Depth | Patch 5.5' |'' Added reset-nerf on Katarina's Passive. 17/3/2015 - 12'11 = Changed some grammatical mistakes. - 16'47 = Extended ''Teamfights\" & \"Late Game\" & \"Early Game\" 19/3/2015 - 09'31 = 10K+ Views 22/3/2015 - 12'02 = Added Promotion window 23/3/2015 - 11'33 = Removed [img=items/guardian-angel.png] = Added [img=items/ludens-echo.png] as 6th item. = Changed all Guardian Angel information to Luden's Echo information. 25/3/2015 - 10'16 = Updated to Patch 5.6 = Changed the description of [img=masteries/4232.png], since base health & health regen nerf. 4/4/2015 - 19'40 = Changed title to: ''1900 ELO In-Depth | Patch 5.6 | The Bursting Blade |'' 8/5/2015 - 10'43 = Updated to Patch 5.7 5/6/2015 - 10'11 = Updated to Patch 5.10 (Ekko released) 4/7/2015 - 15'35 = Updated to 5.12 Changed name from Deadly King to Wrecking Manatee 19/11/2015 - 18'46 = Updated to 5.22 Waiting for the release of the New Items / Masteries. on Solomid.net before I can update it.