Picking up Daggers will significantly reduce Shunpo's cooldown.
Using Shunpo on an allied Champion, Dagger, or minion can be a great escape tactic.
Try waiting until the other team is distracted with fighting your team, and use Shunpo to teleport into the fray and unleash a devastating Death Lotus.
When Taliyah casts Unraveled Earth in the lane, be on the lookout for Seismic Shove. If she throws you into her minefield, the throws and stones will break your bones.
Taliyah's Threaded Volley is locked into a direction. If she's throwing rocks at you, dodge to the side!
The stats provided here highlight some significant Katarina vs. Taliyah counter statistics that may help you realize the differences between the two. Katarina’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Taliyah’s ratio of NaN, showing that Katarina may be more central to her team's team fighting effectiveness than Taliyah. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.
Katarina usually has a much larger longest kill spree than her opponent does. Commonly, she takes more damage than Taliyah. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Katarina usually wins when playing against Taliyah, with a 54.1% win rate. Thus, Katarina makes a great counter for Taliyah.
While Katarina does have a much higher winrate compared to Taliyah, when they face off with one another, Katarina also has a much greater level of difficulty that makes her a more difficult character to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Katarina into Taliyahas her relative depth means that you may not be able to reach her full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Katarina also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Taliyah. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Katarina vs Taliyah matchups, Katarina is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Katarina is a great counter for Taliyah. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Katarina against Taliyah.
To truly master Katarina in order to counter Taliyah during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Katarina on average accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Taliyah. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported here to do well.
The ideal items to focus on in your Katarina versus Taliyah build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Katarina included at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better when facing Taliyah than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Katarina had an average win rate of 54.1% battling Taliyah with this build.
To have the best chance of defeating Taliyah as Katarina, you should equip the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Triumph, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune sets that we analyzed for Katarina vs Taliyah matchups, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 54.1% winrate overall.
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