Katarina Wild Rift Build with Highest Winrate - Guide Runes, Items, and Skill Order

Author: Son Acton

Katarina Wild Rift: is an AOE-damage assassin mage. The way to build Katarina is equipment for magic power and magic resistance. How to play Katarina revolves around fast cooldown and mobility. That's why "The Sinister Blade" is so easy to get pentakill.

Katarina Wild Rift

Katarina Wild Rift

Patch 5.0c

Assassin Assassin - Lane: mid

Damage: Magic

Power Spike

Difficulty

Damage

Toughness

Utility

CC

Mobility

Tier S
Win rate 50.33%
Pick rate 8.7%
Ban rate 10.6%
Katarina Wild Rift Build
Katarina: Wild Rift Build Guide

Katarina's Item Build & Runes

Katarina runes Win 50.23% and Pick 22.31%

Katarina Assassin runes Mid with Win 53.92% and Pick 24.45%

First Strike

First Strike

Coup de Grace

Legend: Tenacity

Sudden Impact

Build Katarina Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Infinity Orb Infinity Orb
  • Item Liandry's Torment Liandry's Torment
  • Item Stasis Stasis
  • Item Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item Banshee's Veil Banshee's Veil
  • Item Crown of the Shattered Queen Crown of the Shattered Queen

Katarina Wild Rift China build

  • Item  Liandry's Torment Liandry's Torment
  • Item  Banshee's Veil Banshee's Veil
  • Item  Stasis Stasis
  • Item  Crystalline Reflector Crystalline Reflector
  • Item  Rylai's Crystal Scepter Rylai's Crystal Scepter
  • Item  Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap

Katarina Wild Rift item build third

  • Item  Rylai's Crystal Scepter Rylai's Crystal Scepter
  • Item  Stasis Stasis
  • Item  Infinity Edge Infinity Edge
  • Item  Rabadon's Deathcap Rabadon's Deathcap
  • Item  Morellonomicon Morellonomicon
  • Item  Oceanid's Trident Oceanid's Trident

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Katarina Build

Katarina will build items that can deal massive amounts of damage in a short amount of time. Because Katarina's skill set is not a prank type. Katarina only needs to get a large equipment to be able to participate in destroying the enemy.

However, in the early stages of the game Katarina is not easy to farm, so the first big equipment must be cheap and bring a lot of magic power. "Infinity Orb" is the most suitable equipment that provides an additional 200 health that is durable enough when performing the skill to fly to the knife. Also provides 15 magic resistance penetration.

When equipped with "Infinity Orb", if you can't kill enemy champions in the same lane, find a way to wander to other lanes and target champions with low health. "Infinity Orb" will deal 20% more damage to champions below 35% health.

The second item I recommend is "Liandry's Torment" because Katarina is basically a very difficult champion to play and has too little health. So in addition to damage Kata also needs additional blood. After all, if you die before you can unleash all of your moves or your health bar is always in danger, then Katarina is not very dangerous.

The next equipment you can depending on the situation to penetrate magic resistance or heavy on magic.

Katarina position

Mid

Katarina summoner spells

flash + Ignite

Katarina ability 

Katarina ability order

skill order Katarina

You raise the first Bouncing Blade max to go to the army farm. And Bouncing Blade is also the main source of damage. Assassinate to have a combo to fight.

Katarina abilities

VORACITY VORACITY

Function: Reduces ability cooldowns upon damaging and killing enemy champions within 3 seconds.

Effect: Grants cooldown reduction based on enemy champion deaths within 3 seconds of damaging them. Picking up daggers dropped by abilities deals additional magic damage.

Usage: Play aggressively to maximize cooldown resets and damage from dagger pick-up. Prioritize damage on low-health enemies for potential kills and cooldown resets.

Advantages: Strong snowball potential, resets cooldowns for aggressive plays, synergizes with dagger mechanics.

Disadvantages: Relies on damage and kills, requires awareness of enemy champions' health.

BOUNCING BLADE BOUNCING BLADE

Function: Projectile that deals damage and bounces to nearby enemies, leaving a dagger on the ground.

Effect: Throws a dagger that deals magic damage to the target and nearby enemies, then bounces and leaves a dagger on the ground.

Usage: Poke, wave clear, set up Shunpo (3rd ability) by leaving daggers for jumps.

Combo: Bouncing Blades -> Shunpo (to dropped dagger)

Advantages: Good range, decent damage, sets up mobility with Shunpo.

Disadvantages: Skillshot, predictable trajectory, damage falls off after the first bounce.

PREPARATION PREPARATION

Function: Throws a dagger in the air, granting movement speed and leaving a dagger on the ground.

Effect: Tosses a dagger, gaining movement speed and leaving a dagger for Shunpo (3rd ability) resets.

Usage: Gain movement speed, set up Shunpo resets, reposition during Death Lotus (ultimate).

Combo: Preparation -> Shunpo (to dropped dagger)

Advantages: Movement speed buff, sets up Shunpo mobility, repositioning during ultimate.

Disadvantages: Short movement speed duration, predictable dagger location.

SHUNPO SHUNPO

Function: Blinks to a nearby dagger or unit, dealing damage. Picking up a dagger resets the cooldown.

Effect: Teleports to a nearby dagger or unit, dealing magic damage to the nearest enemy. Picking up a dagger resets the cooldown.

Usage: Engage, disengage, chase, reset Shunpo cooldown with daggers.

Combo: Bouncing Blades/Preparation (leave dagger) -> Shunpo (to dropped dagger)

Advantages: High mobility, gap close, escape, resets cooldown with daggers.

Disadvantages: Short blink range, relies on dagger placement, cooldown can be high without resets.

DEATH LOTUS DEATH LOTUS

Function: Throws blades at nearby enemies for several seconds, applying Grievous Wounds.

Effect: Rapidly throws blades at the 3 nearest enemy champions, dealing magic damage and applying Grievous Wounds. Katarina can move for the duration.

Usage: Deal high damage, apply Grievous Wounds, reposition during the channel.

Combo: Bouncing Blades/Preparation (leave dagger) -> Shunpo (to enemies) -> Death Lotus (reposition with daggers)

Advantages: High damage potential, AoE attack, Grievous Wounds debuff, repositioning during channel.

Disadvantages: Long cooldown, vulnerable during channel, requires good positioning for resets.

How to play Katarina

Passive pick up Bouncing Blade for very strong dame, sometimes even stronger than ulti. Because when fighting, no one will let you roam.

As a result, your eyes have to constantly focus on finding the position of the knife to get close to optimizing damage. Those who know how to play will know how to choose the position of the knife, you can think of the knife on the ground as a trap that can both let Katarina rush in and have the ability to help Kata escape.

Early game

Hard to farm soldiers. The damage is not really much forcing Katarina to accept the loss of a few CS stats. But you can rest assured that you can go to other lanes looking for a chance to get a kill and Katarina will come back to the game strong.

Mid game

Search and capture roaming enemy champions. Katarina is very good at single target control because Kata is an assassin.

Late game

In teamfights, the goal is to destroy the enemy team's Ad. Note that it is only allowed to rush into the enemy team when most of the CC skills have been used. Katarina's ultimate is very easy to interrupt when being controlled.

Combo Katarina Wild Rift:

BOUNCING BLADE  PREPARATION SHUNPO DEATH LOTUS

Combo 1:

BOUNCING BLADE + SHUNPO + AA + AA + SHUNPO

Combo 2:

BOUNCING BLADE + SHUNPO + PREPARATION + AA + AA + SHUNPO  + AA

Combo 3:

SHUNPO + PREPARATION + BOUNCING BLADE + SHUNPO + DEATH LOTUS

Combo 4:

SHUNPO + PREPARATION + BOUNCING BLADE + AA + AA + SHUNPO + DEATH LOTUS

Katarina pros and cons

Pros

Mobilize thanks to the Assassination skill, now that the ultimate move can still move, who can stop it.

The ability to shock damage is also large, but just need to time it in and out in combat.

Killing on cooldown will turn Katarina into a fearless meat grinder that won't stop.

Cons

Difficult to play, difficult to spread for new players to play for the first time, there is only feed.

Very afraid of hard control.

Paper blood.

Has no control skills.

Depends on the item.

Katarina counters

Find a way to poke whenever Katarina tries to last hit minions. Interrupts Katarina's ultimate with crowd control. If there is no CC skill, you can flash to escape the effect of the ultimate. Avoid entering Kata's knife-free zone.

Conclusion

Katarina Wild Rift possesses great magic damage and fast cooldown. The skill set deals AOE damage so it's easy to get pentakill. Choosing the best time is when the enemy champion has used at least one skill to help trade damage more smoothly. The way to build Katarina Wild Rift requires a lot of equipment for magic power and magic penetration but you need to balance it with a few defensive items if Katarina is often targeted.

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