League of Legends Champion Katarina Katarina is in the a tier of champions

Katarina

Assassin Mage
Katarina is a assassin Role assassin
Difficulty Hard
Power Spike Early-Game
Voracity ability p
Bouncing Blade ability q
Preparation ability w
Shunpo ability e
Death Lotus ability r
middle

Katarina Build

based on 83,764 matches
Win Rate
49.2 %
Pick Rate
7.4 %
Ban Rate
6.4 %

How We Come Up with Our Katarina Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Katarina build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Katarina builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Katarina core items and runes for any situation.

Katarina Build Summary

Katarina is a an average middle lane champion in League of Legends. Her best rune sets are Domination Precision. Incorporating the specific runes shown below into your Katarina build will provide you the bonus stats to guarantee she plays well through the laning phase of the round and into the late game. Katarina players should focus on leveling up her q ability first.

Best Build for Katarina

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Dark SealRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Blasting WandSorcerer's Shoes

Core Katarina Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltLich BaneNashor's ToothSorcerer's Shoes

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapDeath's DanceRavenous HydraTitanic Hydra

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Katarina to level up q
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Second ability for Katarina to level up e
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Last skill for Katarina to max out w

Runes

Domination Electrocute Sudden ImpactEyeball CollectionRelentless Hunter
Precision TriumphLast Stand
Adaptive Adaptive HealthScaling
Katarina's passive ability p
Katarina q ability q
Katarina w ability w
Katarina e ability e
Katarina's ultimate ability r
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Q
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E
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Q
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Q
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R
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Q
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R

Katarina Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Katarina Players

Tips and Tricks

Katarina can farm effectively early game with Bouncing Blade but is melee so needs to be careful during the laning phase.

Don't initiate team fights with Death Lotus. Instead let your team initiate and then come in to the middle of the enemy team with Death Lotus.

Additional Katarina Build Insights

LoL Katarina players could find her to be a dynamic character to build out properly. You'll find that her build changes when she is playing against either diversified or highly focused team compositions, demonstrating you shouldn't take the same Katarina build every game of League of Legends

The most critical items to use in your champ's build are: Hextech Rocketbelt, Lich Bane, and Nashor's Tooth. Players who included these items in their builds had a higher win rate than those who tried for other Katarina builds. Similarly, if you are playing a varied enemy team comp, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Domination, and Precision runes. In recent games, she won the largest number of her rounds when equipped with these runes.

We established our Katarina build recommendations by examining 83,764 recently ranked League of Legends matches with her in them. We only propose the highest winrate Katarina builds that were used by ranked gamers enough times for us to advise them. With so many games in our dataset, we are very confident in our recommended builds.