Katarina vs Gnar Counter Build

How to Win Katarina vs Gnar Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Gnar as Katarina in LoL

How to Beat Gnar as Katarina

3,501 Katarina vs Gnar Matchups Analyzed

We produce our matchup statistics from the millions of rated LoL games that we get from Riot Games every week. This guide on how to beat Gnar as Katarina came out of an evaluation of 3501 ranked rounds where both champions clashed against one another. This particular champ pairing is somewhat rare. Katarina encounters Gnar in only 1.4% of her rounds.

Katarina has done a good job of beating Gnar. Typically, she wins a whopping 52.1% of games the champs battle each other in. In Katarina versus Gnar rounds, Katarina’s team is 0.1% more likely to gain first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood versus Gnar.

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Best Katarina Items to Counter Gnar

The ideal items to prioritize in your Katarina versus Gnar build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Katarina included at least these three pieces in her build, she performed significantly better vs Gnar than with many other common item sets. In fact, Katarina boasted an average winrate of 63.7% when countering Gnar with this counter build.

Best Katarina Runes to Counter Gnar

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

To have the greatest likelihood of coming out on top against Gnar as Katarina, Katarina players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Sudden Impact, and Ravenous Hunter runes from the Precision and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds players chose for Katarina vs Gnar matchups, this mixture of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 54.8% win rate overall.

We have also included the best Gnar runes to counterpick against Katarina in order to help you interpret how he will probably be setup against your champion.


9.5 | Katarina Gnar | 4.9


6.7 | Katarina Gnar | 5.8


5.9 | Katarina Gnar | 6.6

Katarina vs Gnar Counter Stats Summary

The stats provided here show several critical Katarina against Gnar counter stats that can help us interpret the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Katarina’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is more than Gnar’s KDA ratio of 2.0, showing that Katarina may be more central to her team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Gnar. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.

Katarina typically has a much larger longest killing spree than her enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. On average, she receives a similar amount of damage to Gnar. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.

Katarina often totals a similar number of minion kills than Gnar. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills usually don't require much CS to be effective. Instead, they are able to scale easily off their skills and stats alone. Although, champs with plenty of CS, such as ADCs, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, work to pass the values shown here to do well.

If you want to see Katarina vs Gnar tips and matchup stats and build suggestions for a a particular player tier, feel free to choose one from the selection menu provided above. If viewing for the first time, the stats and guides shown are calculated using all rounds played with both champs.

Num. Killing Sprees

2.06 | Katarina Gnar | 1.11

Largest Multi-Kill

2 | Katarina Gnar | 1.26

Damage Dealt

21,220 | Katarina Gnar | 18,749

Damage Taken

22,925 | Katarina Gnar | 25,606

Healing Done

3,854 | Katarina Gnar | 4,789

Vision Score

16 | Katarina Gnar | 17

Gold Earned

11,546 | Katarina Gnar | 10,519

Minions Killed

139 | Katarina Gnar | 147

Dragons Killed

0.09 | Katarina Gnar | 0.1

Barons Killed

0.02 | Katarina Gnar | 0.02


1.62 | Katarina Gnar | 2.39


0.4 | Katarina Gnar | 0.48

CC Duration (sec)

26 | Katarina Gnar | 393

Experience Earned

13,119 | Katarina Gnar | 13,622

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 3,501 Katarina vs Gnar 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 Gnar as Katarina 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.