Katarina Build Guide

LoL Katarina Build Guide

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

118,032 Katarina Builds Analyzed

Best Items for Your Katarina Build

The most essential items to use in your Katarina build are: Hextech Rocketbelt, Lich Bane, Nashor's Tooth, and Cosmic Drive. Additionally, like our rune recommendations, you can also get quality, focused, Katarina item builds further down for the specific enemy team composition you are facing in your ongoing game. Those who included these items in their kits had a significantly better winrate than those who went for other builds for Katarina.

Katarina Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps

Best Katarina Runes for Your Next Build

Dark Harvest Build Rune for Katarina Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Build Rune for Katarina Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Build Rune for Katarina Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Build Rune for Katarina Relentless Hunter
Second Wind Build Rune for Katarina Second Wind
Overgrowth Build Rune for Katarina Overgrowth
If you are facing a well-mixed enemy team comp, you should strongly consider getting yourself the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Second Wind, and Overgrowth runes. In recent games, she won the greatest fraction of her matches when equiped with these runes. However, if you are playing a different enemy team composition, such as an AP focused or a CC heavy team, you should instead scrollbrowse a little below to view the best Katarina runes to win your particular match.

Katarina Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams

Dark Harvest Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Katarina Build Dark Harvest
Taste of Blood Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Katarina Build Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Katarina Build Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Katarina Build Ravenous Hunter
Triumph Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Katarina Build Triumph
Coup de Grace Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Katarina Build Coup de Grace

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.

Summary

We came up with our Katarina build recommendations by analyzing 118,032 recently ranked LoL games with her in them. We only propose the best winrate Katarina builds that were used by ranked players enough times for us to reccomend them. With so many rounds in our dataset, we are quite confident in our recommended builds.

Additionally, Katarina builds dedicated to a unique skill tier can be seen by picking another rank from the dropdown menu found above. The best Katarina build shown will be specific to that division’s meta.