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Katarina·Mid Build

VoracityP
Bouncing BladeQ
PreparationW
ShunpoE
Death LotusR
Win rate49.5%
Pick rate5.4%
Ban rate6.8%
Matches98 839-
Katarina Mid has a 49.5% win rate with 5.4% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked A tier. Based on our analysis of 98 839 matches in patch 14.13 the best build for Katarina is Blade of The Ruined King, Mercury's Treads, Kraken Slayer, Terminus, and Wit's End. Most picked runes for Katarina Mid are Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, and Coup de Grace for primary tree, as well as Relentless Hunter, and Sudden Impact for secondary tree.
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Katarina Build

Mid Mid  Patch 14.13

Most Popular

Win Rate 56.3% based on 19 715 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
ConquerorDomination
Blade of The Ruined King

Most Popular

56.3%
ElectrocutePrecision
Lich Bane

2nd Most Popular

52.9%
ConquerorDomination
Nashor's Tooth

Alternative

51.1%
Dark HarvestPrecision
Lich Bane

Off-Meta

52.7%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR

Incursio Pro

50.0%

Vyct0r Pro

33.3%
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카타멍 OTP

73.2%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Yasuo

57.4%

Sylas

55.8%

runes

Precision
Precision
Press the AttackFleet FootworkConqueror
Absorb Life
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Haste
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Domination
Domination
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Treasure Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerDot

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Blade
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 16 sec

Early Items

Long Sword
Boots

@ 3 min

Core Items

Blade of The Ruined King
Mercury's Treads
Kraken Slayer

@ 20 min

Full Build

Blade of The Ruined King
Mercury's Treads
Kraken Slayer
Terminus
Wit's End
Jak'Sho, The Protean

ability order

Max:

Q

right arrow

E

right arrow

W

right arrow

Skills

Voracity
Bouncing Blade
Preparation
Shunpo
Death Lotus
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R
17
W
18
W

situational items

Titanic Hydra
Randuin's Omen
Death's Dance
Guinsoo's Rageblade
Stridebreaker
Zhonya's Hourglass

Katarina Matchups Overview

Katarina General information

Katarina tips and tricks

In team fights, try to engage and use your Ultimate Death LotusR once the enemies CC abilities are down so they cannot interrupt your combo.

When looking to fight the enemy laner, try and wait for them to use an ability before going in. This will make the trade more favourable and the enemy will not be able to deal tons of damage back to you.

If you’re not able to kill the enemy laners, try and roam! Katarina is a very good roaming champion and can easily pick up kills in the side lane.

Katarina combos

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The Best Katarina Builds, Runes and Items for Mid in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Katarina Mid build, you should take Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Conqueror as your keystone, followed by Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Coup de Grace in the primary tree, as well as Relentless Hunter and Sudden Impact in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Blade of The Ruined King as your first item, followed by Mercury's Treads and Kraken Slayer. For your last 3 items, you should build Terminus, Wit's End and finish with Jak'Sho, The Protean. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - E - W. Right now, this build has 56.3% winrate over 19 715 matches played.

Optional

Your second option for Katarina Mid build would be to take Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Electrocute as your keystone, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection and Relentless Hunter in the primary tree, and Coup de Grace with Triumph in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense. The items for the build are Lich Bane, which you should build first, followed by Sorcerer's Shoes as your second item and Shadowflame as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Zhonya's Hourglass, Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff. The skill order for this build is Q - E - W. In the current patch, this build has a 52.9% win rate over 11 296 matches.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Conqueror as your keystone, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity and Coup de Grace in the primary tree, and Relentless Hunter with Sudden Impact in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Nashor's Tooth as your first item, then Sorcerer's Shoes as a second item and Shadowflame as a third item. You want to finish the build with Zhonya's Hourglass, Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - E - W. This build is currently sitting at a 51.1% win rate across 9 976 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Katarina Mid build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection and Relentless Hunter as your primary rune tree, and Coup de Grace with Triumph as your secondary tree. Use Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Lich Bane as your first item, then finish Sorcerer's Shoes as your second item, and Shadowflame as third item. The last 3 options are Zhonya's Hourglass, Rabadon's Deathcap and Void Staff. The ability order for this build is Q - E - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 52.7% win rate over 928 matches played.

Situational Katarina Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Katarina build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Katarina runes page.

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Katarina Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Mid in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.13 the best possible matchups for Katarina Mid are:

Consider picking Katarina into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Mid matchups that currently are in favor of Katarina.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Katarina in the current patch into the following Mid matchups:

These champions are considered as Katarina counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Katarina counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.