Katarina Build, Runes, Abilities, & Matchups

In League of Legends Wild Rift Katarina is an Assassin that highly play in Mid Lane. View Katarina Best Builds, Runes, Abilities, Matchups, and more here!

Katarina Build Guide

Full Build

Wild Rift Items: Hextech Gunblade | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerHextech GunbladeWild Rift Items: Infinity Orb | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerInfinity OrbWild Rift Items: Ionian Boots of Lucidity | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerIonian Boots of Lucidity
Wild Rift Items: Rabadons Deathcap | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRabadons DeathcapWild Rift Items: Morellonomicon | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerMorellonomiconWild Rift Items: Void Staff | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerVoid Staff

In Wild Rift Katarina build items that increase Ability Power, Magic Penetration, and Ability Haste so she can be the main magic damage of the team.

Enchantment: Wild Rift Items: Quicksilver Stasis Enchant | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Stasis is an item that Katarina should build.

Core Items

Wild Rift Items: Hextech Gunblade | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerHextech GunbladeWild Rift Items: Infinity Orb | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerInfinity OrbWild Rift Items: Ionian Boots of Lucidity | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerIonian Boots of Lucidity

Katarina core items are Hextech Gunblade, Infinity Orb, and Ionian Boots of Lucidity.

The core items increase Ability Power, Attack Damage, Health, Ability Haste, and Magic Penetration.

Other Item Options

Wild Rift Items: Luden's Echo | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerLuden's EchoWild Rift Items: Rod of Ages | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRod of AgesWild Rift Items: Rylais Crystal Scepter | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRylais Crystal Scepter
Wild Rift Items: Liandrys Torment | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerLandry's TormentWild Rift Items: Void Staff | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerVoid StaffWild Rift Items: Protobelt Enchant | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerProtobelt Enchant

Down Below are different techniques to build on Katarina against different enemy matchups.

Build Vs Assassin & Mage

Wild Rift Items: Hextech Gunblade | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerHextech GunbladeWild Rift Items: Infinity Orb | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerInfinity OrbWild Rift Items: Quicksilver Stasis Enchant | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerIonian Boots of Lucidity
Wild Rift Items: Rabadons Deathcap | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRabadons DeathcapWild Rift Items: Morellonomicon | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerMorellonomiconWild Rift Items: Void Staff | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerVoid Staff

Wild Rift Items: Quicksilver Stasis Enchant | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Stasis is the best enchant that can help you survive from Assassin and Mage's combos.

Build Vs Tank & Fighter

Wild Rift Items: Hextech Gunblade | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerHextech GunbladeWild Rift Items: Infinity Orb | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerInfinity OrbWild Rift Items: Quicksilver Stasis Enchant | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerIonian Boots of Lucidity
Wild Rift Items: Rabadons Deathcap | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerRabadons DeathcapWild Rift Items: Morellonomicon | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerMorellonomiconWild Rift Items: Liandrys Torment | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamerLandry's Torment

Wild Rift Items: Liandrys Torment | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Liandry's Torment is a good item to build when you play against high Health champion so that you can deal more damage depending on the enemy's Max Health.

Katarina Runes

The best Wild Rift Katarina Runes are Electrocute keystone, Brutal, Backbone, and Hunter Genius.

Wild Rift Rune: Electrocute - zilliongamerElectrocuteHitting a champion with successive attacks or abilities deals bonus adaptive damage.
Wild Rift Rune: Triumph - zilliongamerKatarinaTakedown restores health. Deal more damage to Low Health enemies.
Wild Rift Rune: Backbone - zilliongamerBackboneGain bonus AR or MR, based on whatever stat you have less of.
Wild Rift Rune: Hunter Genius - zilliongamerHunter GeniusUnique champion takedown grant Ability Haste.

Summoner Spells

Wild Rift Summoner Spell: Flash - zilliongamerFlashTeleport a short distance forward or towards the aim direction.
Wild Rift Summoner Spell: Ignite - zilliongamerIgniteIgnites target enemy champion, dealing 60 true damage (60-410) over 5 seconds and inflicting them with Grievous Wounds.

Katarina Abilities Guide

Skill Detail

Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Voracity - zilliongamerVoracity

Takedowns on enemy champions reduce ability Cooldown by 15 seconds.

Katarina slashes at all nearby enemies whenever she picks up a Dagger, dealing 72 magic damage (72 + 100% bonus AD + 58% AP).

Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Bouncing Blade - zilliongamerBouncing Blade

Throws a Dagger, dealing 75 magic damage (75 + 30% AP) to the target and 2 nearby enemies. The Dagger then ricochets to the ground behind the initial strike point.

The Dagger's time in the air is the same regardless of how many times it bounces.

Cooldown: 9.8/8.8/7.8/6.8 seconds

Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Preparation - zilliongamerPreparation

Tosses a Dagger in the air and hastes Katarina by 30%.

Cooldown: 13.7/12.7/11.7/10.7 seconds

Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamerShunpo

Blink to a location near a Dagger or unit, dealing 44 magic damage (15 + 50 AD + 25% AP) to the nearest enemy.

Picking up a Dagger greatly reduces the Cooldown of Shunpo.

Cooldown: 13.7/11.7/9.8/7.8 seconds

Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Death Lotus - zilliongamerDeath Lotus

Rapidly throws blades at the 3 nearest enemy champions, dealing 350 magic damage (350 + 260% bonus AD + 260% AP) and applying Grievous Wounds. Katarina can move and throw blades for up to 3 seconds.

Grievous Wounds reduces Healing applied to the target by 50%.

Cooldown: 63.4/53.7/43.9

Skill Order

Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Bouncing Blade - zilliongamerWild Rift Katarina abilities: Preparation - zilliongamerWild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamerWild Rift Katarina abilities: Death Lotus - zilliongamer
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Skill Combo

1. Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Bouncing Blade - zilliongamer Bouncing Blade > Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamer Shunpo 

2. Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Bouncing Blade - zilliongamer Bouncing Blade > Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamer Shunpo > Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Preparation - zilliongamer Preparation > Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamer Shunpo

3. Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Bouncing Blade - zilliongamer Bouncing Blade > Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamer Shunpo > Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Preparation - zilliongamer Preparation > Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Death Lotus - zilliongamer Death Lotus > Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamer Shunpo

Katarina Matchups

Enemy Matchups

Good Against
Wild Rift Orianna | zilliongamerOriannaKatarina has high mobility and she can dodge Orianna's skill easily with her Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamer Shunpo. She also has Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Bouncing Blade - zilliongamer Bouncing Blade that can poke Orianna from distance.
Wild Rift Twisted Fate | zilliongamerTwisted FateTwisted Fate is a low mobility champion who Katarina Counter. Katarina can jump close to him with his Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamerShunpo and easy to deal damage to him. The Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Bouncing Blade - zilliongamer Bouncing Blade can help Katarina farm from distance in the early game.
Wild Rift Ziggs | zilliongamerZiggsZiggs is also another low mobility champion that may lose to Katarina. Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamer Shunpo is a great advantage for Katarina to takedown low mobility champions like Ziggs.
Wild Rift Akali | zilliongamerAkaliAkali is an Assassin champion with high mobility in level 5. Her smoke Akali Abilities: Twilight Shroud | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Twilight Shroud can help her escape from the dangerous situation. However, Katarina has Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Death Lotus - zilliongamer Death Lotus which can deal damage in the large area compare to Akali's smoke.
Wild Rift Yasuo | zilliongamerYasuoKatarin is a good pick against Yasuo since both of them are melee champions. Katarina has Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Bouncing Blade - zilliongamer Bouncing Blade which can poke Yasuo from a distance. The Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamerShunpo of Katarina can use to dodge Yasuo Yasuo Abilities: Steel Tempest | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Steel Tempest.
Hard Against
Wild Rift Fizz | zilliongamerFizzFizz is good champion to pick against Katarina. Fizz can use Fizz abilities: Playful | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Playful / Trickster to dodge Katarina Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Shunpo - zilliongamerShunpo and Wild Rift Katarina abilities: Death Lotus - zilliongamer Death Lotus. The Fizz abilities: Playful | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Playful / Trickster also can use to chase down Katarina as well.
Wild Rift Zed | zilliongamerZedZed is a good champion to counter Katarina. His Zed abilities: Living Shadow | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Living Shadow can help him to escape, chase or deal more damage to her with Zed abilities: Razor Shuriken | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Razor Shuriken and Zed abilities: Shadow Slash | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Shadow Slash combo to make her hard to farm.
Wild Rift Ahri | zilliongamerAhriAhri is a long-range mage champion that is not easy for Katarina to play against her. Ahri has the ability to counter Katarina with her Ahri Abilities: Charm | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Charm when Katarina tries to get close to her.
Wild Rift Annie | zilliongamerAnnieKatarina is a great Assassin champion with high magic damage output but she is squishy. Annie is a bit hard to play against her in the early but in the mid or late game Annie can one-shot Katarina with her Annie abilities: Summon: Tibbers | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Summon: Tibbers, Annie abilities: Summon: Incinerate | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Incinerate, and Annie abilities: Summon: Disintegrate | League of Legends Wild Rift - zilliongamer Disintegrate combo.

 

Katarina Pros and Cons

Pros
1. Burst damage.
2. Amazing ganks.
3. Mobility.
4. No Mana
5. Performs well in multiple positions.
6. Great for chasing escaping enemies
Cons
1. Squishy.
2. Has many hard counters.
3. Difficult to learn her full potential.

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