How to Win Ahri vs Katarina Counter Matchup Ahri is in the b tier of champions

Ahri vs Katarina

How to Beat Katarina as Ahri in LoL Katarina is in the a tier of champions
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Assassin Mage

How to Beat Katarina as Ahri

based on 3,009 Ahri vs Katarina matchups
Win Rate
48.9 %
K/D/A
2.45
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion summarize millions of recently ranked League of Legends matches each week. In our database, Ahri engaged Katarina 3009 times. Having so many games with Ahri vs Katarina provides us confidence in our ability to provide actionable statistics and a pro build to counter your rival. This particular champ matchup is fairly rare. Ahri is forced to battle against Katarina in only 3.5% of her matches.

Ahri vs Katarina Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Ahri does a below average job of beating Katarina. Normally, she wins a acceptable 48.9% of the time the champs face off with one another in. In Ahri versus Katarina games, Ahri’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood, indicating that she most likely will get first blood against Katarina.

Best Ahri vs Katarina Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Ahri Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestRabadon's DeathcapZhonya's Hourglass

Optional Items

Banshee's VeilHorizon FocusShadowflameMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Inspiration Minion DematerializerCosmic Insight
Adaptive Adaptive MagicRes
Ahri's passive ability p
Ahri q ability q
Ahri w ability w
Ahri e ability e
Ahri's ultimate ability r
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Q
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W
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E
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Q
5
Q
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R
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Q
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W
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R

Guide to Countering Katarina as Ahri

Tips for Playing as Ahri against Katarina

Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.

Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.

Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.

Advice to Win Against Katarina

Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.

Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.

Ahri vs Katarina Counter Stats

Ahri Image
Win Rate
48.9 %
VS
Win Rate
51.1 %
Katarina Image
5.7
< Kills >
9
5.5
< Deaths >
6.3
7.8
< Assists >
5.7
1.31
< Killing Sprees >
1.97
153
< Minions Killed >
148
0.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.38
1,665
< Physical Damage >
2,442
13,501
< Magic Damage >
18,894
4,714
< True Damage >
1,357
19,881
< Damage Dealt >
22,694
19,547
< Damage Taken >
24,768
10,742
< Gold Earned >
12,036
1.93
< Towers >
1.46
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,204
< Total Healing >
2,997
13,386
< Experience >
13,463
20
< Vision Score >
16
9
< Wards Placed >
7
67
< Time Dealing CC >
22

How to Counter Katarina with Ahri in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here emphasize some vital Ahri versus Katarina counter statistics that may help you interpret the distinctions between this set of champs. Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Katarina’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Katarina..

Ahri usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her foe does. On average, she takes less damage than Katarina. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Ahri and Katarina

Damage Types Compared

Ahri
Katarina
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Ahri
Katarina

Who is Better, Ahri or Katarina?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Ahri usually loses when playing against Katarina, with a 48.9% win rate. As a result, Ahri makes a poor counter to Katarina.

While Ahri does have a lower win rate compared to Katarina, when they face off with one another, Ahri also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Ahri into Katarina.

Additionally, Ahri has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Katarina. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Katarina matchups, Katarina is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.

Ahri is a somewhat poor counter for Katarina. Make sure you focus your strategy on increasing your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Ahri against Katarina.

Additional Information for Ahri Players

How We Calculated Our Ahri vs Katarina Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Katarina as Ahri, we analyzed 3,009 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Katarina as Ahri comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Ahri to counter Katarina during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions shown above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Ahri typically racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Katarina. Champs who on average don't get much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The top items to have in your Ahri versus Katarina build consist of Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Ahri bought at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better vs Katarina than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Ahri boasted an average win rate of 48.9% when countering Katarina with this counter build.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Katarina as Ahri, you should use the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Minion Dematerializer, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune builds players picked for Ahri vs Katarina counters, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.9% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Katarina as Ahri are presented for all skill levels combined. If you would like to narrow the stats and builds to a particular rank, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.