The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
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.
Versus Selected Team Comp
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.
vs AD Heavy Teams
vs AP Heavy Teams
vs CC Heavy Teams
vs Tanky Teams
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.