Katarina Build / Runes
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Katarina Build / Runes

the Sinister Blade • Platinum+
Best Katarina Build on Mid for patch 12.1. Find the Katarina Runes you are looking for!
7%
Pick Rate
50%
Win Rate
9.6%
Ban Rate
124.1K
Matches

In LoL's classification, Katarina is an "Assassin". She uses her Daggers to Teleport and eliminate her opponents in a Hail of Blades. She is an AP character, which means she deals magical damage. She is like many of the assassins on Midlane.

Strong against

Weak against

Summoner Spells

Flash
Ignite
50.2%
88,822 Matches

Starter Items

Dark Seal
Refillable Potion
50.9%
41,831 Matches

Core Items

Sorcerer's Shoes
Nashor's Tooth
Hextech Rocketbelt
55.7%
19,622 Matches

Late Game Items

Zhonya's Hourglass
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
57.2%
63.0%
55.1%

Spell Skill Priority

Bouncing Blade
Q
Shunpo
E
Preparation
W
51.4%
91,993 Matches
Bouncing Blade
1
4
5
7
9
 
Preparation
3
14
15
 
Shunpo
2
8
10
12
13
 
Death Lotus
6
11
 

To play Katarina at her full potential, we recommend using runes that inflict extra damage and increase your magical penetration. The primordial rune "Electrocute" is ideal mixed with the rune "Sudden Impact". Regarding his build, in order of priority we advise you to buy the Sorcerer's Shoes, the Night Harvester, the Lich Bane's Flail, the Zhonya's Hourglass, the Void Staff and the Rabadon's Headpiece.

Thanks to her Daggers, Katarina can move quickly during a fight and can therefore easily kill a specific target. Her Q throws a blade at the enemy which bounces behind her. Katarina can easily Teleport with her E on her opponent, retrieve the blade and thus inflict twice as much damage. Finally, her W increases her movement speed and puts a blade on the ground, which amplifies her damage again. Moreover, when you kill an enemy, his passive is activated and greatly reduces the recovery time of his skills, so you can be sure to keep on killing.

Katarina's Ultimate ability throws multiple blades at the 3 closest enemies for several. This is a very strong ability in Teamfight, but it can be interrupted.

Mobalytics Katarina Runes

More Katarina Builds
Domination

Domination

Electrocute
Predator
Dark Harvest
Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Precision

Precision

Overheal
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Offense
Offense
Defense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Offense
Flex
Flex

lolvvv Katarina Runes

Katarina Runes
Precision

Precision

Press the Attack
0%
Lethal Tempo
0%
Fleet Footwork
0%
Conqueror
100%
Overheal
0%
Triumph
100%
Presence of Mind
0%
Legend: Alacrity
0%
Legend: Tenacity
100%
Legend: Bloodline
0%
Coup de Grace
0%
Cut Down
0%
Last Stand
100%
Resolve

Resolve

Demolish
0%
Font of Life
0%
Shield Bash
0%
Conditioning
83%
Second Wind
17%
Bone Plating
0%
Overgrowth
67%
Revitalize
17%
Unflinching
17%
Offense
0%
Offense
100%
Defense
83%
Offense
100%
Flex
0%
Flex
17%
Offense
0%
Flex
0%
Flex
0%

opgg Katarina Runes

Highest Pick Rate

27.2%
Domination

Domination

Electrocute
Predator
Dark Harvest
Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Precision

Precision

Overheal
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Offense
Offense
Defense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Offense
Flex
Flex

Highest Win Rate

52.6%
Domination

Domination

Electrocute
Predator
Dark Harvest
Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Precision

Precision

Overheal
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Offense
Offense
Defense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Offense
Flex
Flex

Lore

Ally Tips

Picking up Daggers will significantly reduce Shunpo's cooldown.

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.

Using Shunpo on an allied Champion, Dagger, or minion can be a great escape tactic.

Enemy Tips

Katarina Runes'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 Runes uses her Death Lotus.

Decisive in judgment and lethal in combat, Katarina Runes is a Noxian assassin of the highest caliber. Eldest daughter to the legendary General Du Couteau, she made her talents known with swift kills against unsuspecting enemies. Her fiery ambition has driven her to pursue heavily-guarded targets, even at the risk of endangering her allies—but no matter the mission, Katarina Runes will not hesitate to execute her duty amid a whirlwind of serrated daggers.