Katarina Build

The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

LoL Champion

Katarina

111,273 LoL Matches Analyzed

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Summary

We set our Katarina build recommendations by examining 111,273 recently ranked LoL rounds with her in them. We only propose the highest winrate Katarina builds that were built by ranked League players enough times for us to advise them. With so many games in our data, we are confident in our provided builds.

For more champion specific build advice and strategies, please read our guide to playing with Katarina at the bottom of the page. Additionally, Katarina builds specific to a particular skill rank can be viewed by picking another division from the dropdown menu located above. The best Katarina build will be focused on that division’s meta.

Best Katarina Runes

If you are trying to beat a mixed enemy team comp, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ravenous Hunter, Nullifying Orb, and Absolute Focus runes. In recent games, she won the greatest percentage of her games when using these runes. Yet, if you are fighting a different enemy team composition, such as an AP focused or a CC heavy team, you should instead look below to get the best Katarina runes to win your particular match.

Overall

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Nullifying Orb Rune Nullifying Orb
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Versus Selected Team Comp
Electrocute Rune Electrocute
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
Absolute Focus Rune Absolute Focus
Gathering Storm Rune Gathering Storm

Best Items for Your Katarina Build

The most important items to incorporate into your Katarina build include: Kraken Slayer, Guardian Angel, Sterak's Gage, and Ravenous Hydra. Furthermore, similar to our rune advice, you can also find quality, dedicated, Katarina item builds further down for the specific enemy team composition you are battling in your current game. Those who included these items in their gear had a much higher win rate than those who worked towards other builds for Katarina.

LoL Item Kraken SlayerLoL Item Guardian AngelLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Ravenous Hydra

vs AD Heavy Teams

LoL Item Night HarvesterLoL Item Lich BaneLoL Item Nashor's ToothLoL Item Blade of The Ruined King

vs AP Heavy Teams

LoL Item Kraken SlayerLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Blade of The Ruined KingLoL Item Death's Dance

vs CC Heavy Teams

LoL Item Kraken SlayerLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Blade of The Ruined KingLoL Item The Collector

vs Tanky Teams

LoL Item Kraken SlayerLoL Item Sterak's GageLoL Item Blade of The Ruined KingLoL Item The Collector

Guide to Playing with Katarina

  • 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.