Katarinathe Sinister Blade | Ranked #63 out of 103 in Mid
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Middle Lane (96%)
Katarina Middle Lane Counters: 43,68725,34812,3384,869835297 matches, 57 counter champions
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Tips Against Katarina in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
Xalt says “This is one of your most favoured match ups you should happily take this match up any chance you get! You out damage kata early, all in her over and over forcing her to back! When Kata tries to all in you, Q W E, wait for her to ult you then reverse that by using your ult cancelling hers and winning the fight in a stomp. Get ready for the "broken champ" in chat and say "gg mid diff". This will tilt her through the roof and she will try again to all in, leading to another kill for you and a easy secure on your mid lane victory.”
Bundif says “Ban her. Every Zed main hates her except for the ones that are lying. Her damage is much easier to access with MUCH less commitment than yours. Her lvl 2 spike is absurd and her comeback potential is better than everyone's. Find the code that composes this champion and set it on fire.”
Haydoslang says “easy matchup, can one shot at lvl 6, hold stun when she has a dagger near you, bring predator IF other laness are killable or your teams lanes are easy kills to match kata roams, otherwise electrocute.”
DaffeLaffe says “This is one of your most favored matchups. You out damage kata early, all in her over and over forcing her to back. Katarina will not be able to do anything in lane. So she will roam, call out her roams and you should be fine.”
CuteNakedLoli says “U can get beaten by her and she can snowball out of control, so the only option is to exploit her weak AF early game. If you dominate Her early she will not be able to come back if u play it properly ”
Juon says “Note: Good katarina is terrifying, bad katarina is easiest matchup. Good kats will run tenacity runes and merc treads and you wont be able to cc her for long enough, so she will get her shunpo off. More so if she builds bruiser she can't be one shot. However is she goes full damage then its a free game you can just one shot her out of existence. Max E second.”
Magmora says “Kat has some pretty predictable dashes, because she only wants to dash near daggers because it gives her resets. If she launches a dagger don't go near it. She has great roaming, but bad waveclear. If you shove and roam. she is forced to abandon farm or let you go unchecked. Be very wary in later teamfights as her ult is devastating.”
TrueGIXERJ says “50% winrate in this matchup, but i for some reason am always happy seeing it. while good katarinas will ruin you, if you dont stand by daggers and harrass as much as you can, you'll be alright i think.”
Winter Nicole says “Katarina: She can be easy to kill a lot in the beginning of the game but she can be really hard at end game and can easily kill you under tower around mid game. (Recommend playing safe but also try to gank top or bot lane to gain more kills for items so you can have a lot of ability power)”
desch3445 says “She just doesn't have the early game power to snowball vs you, and chances are you're gonna burst her down if she makes even a slight positioning error. She's a fun matchup (Because you win!! :D)
Take the Conqueror page; You win most all-ins & extended trades vs her, so it's just natural. You can't take FS 'cause she's too mobile, and her Q, though not a lot, it is still poke, so no FS for you :/”
ThePieBeam says “Katarina is bullshit, but it's managable. Your level 1 is better, her level 2-5 is better, but once you get ult the fight it's too bad. Unless she's already fed, which is very possible considering the bull that is this champ. Really the only things to remember are that you absolutely must keep your Q up for her ult, but if you need to you can use your W to cc her out of it. Also, when she starts trying to go in on you, a good R on your part can usually peel her off since she's very squishy.”
TrueGIXERJ says “you can W to cancel her R, which can lead to you winning fights if she doesn't expect it, aside from that she will dash circles around you. this matchup really all comes down to if you can land W, because if you can it's over for her.”
Eriosunx says “Pretty easy both before and after level 6.
Just avoid walking on daggers if you have your E on cooldown.
Try to throw vertical E covering your champion's hitbox as well.
Many katarina try to outplay Irelias jumping on them in order to dodge Irelia's E if they have no minions to shunpo on.”
TcKatfish says “[Press The Attack Runes / Long Sword and Refillable Pots start.] Katarina should be harassed hard Lvl 1. Position yourself between enemy caster minions and enemy turret and poke her out of farm and cs if possible. Once she hits 3 she will look to go in on you. Wherever she throws her Q immediately attack move to the opposite side of her from which she threw it. Without hitting both of her daggers she cannot win the trades early SO LONG AS SHE DIDN'T START LONG SWORD! If Katarina started Long Sword be sure to respect her Lvl 3 and chase after her when she has E on cooldown. Post 6 depends on whether or not you have generated a big enough lead. If she roamed and or got strong in lane do not be on the same screen as her.”
lonestar1870 says “You should always win the lane, but the midgame can be hard since she almost never actually plays for lane. Don't let her roam bot if you can help it and make sure you will also be there or can push for plates.
She's not allowed to play for the wave until level 3 (but she can all in u level 2 if you misposition really badly). Slowpush and crash 3rd wave, punish if she makes a big mistake. She probably wont contest much level 1-2. Her level 3 is huge because of how many auto resets she can get (if she picks up daggers), but you should be able to deny her the first two waves or poke her hard if she tries to get some.
Be careful freezing, Kat will often sack waves for a roam (goes very bad if kat gets kills). Very often your best bet is to try to keep her under tower. Make sure to ward when pushing up since she will be able to run you down lane.
You generally want to time your resets to match hers (or when you have Teleport) because you NEVER want to give Kat prio in lane. When you reset after her, you will give your Kat a ~45s window to roam before the next wave comes so time your backs accordingly.
You may need to let her push back into you sometimes and you will likely need to give up cs letting it come back. She can chase you down the lane and will win almost every long trade (with conq).
It's easy to get outplayed by her mobility, but also easy to kill her if you lock her down. Be patient with your Q and E since she can dodge with her E. Don't use E if she has something to jump to. Play far back if your E is down.
Your best bet is to either W->E, E->Q, or to use multiball stun.
She will often E to a dagger when your minions get low. You can sometimes predict this and get a good trade off, but she does have a lot of movement speed after picking up the dagger and is hard to execute.
Walk away from her daggers: they drop directly behind the first target hit.
Try to save your E to cancel her Ult in the mid/late game
Most of her mobility is tied around minion waves & her daggers (esp if she goes ignite/tp). She is easy to kill in the river and harder to kill in lane for this reason.
Electrocute and PR are both viable in this lane depending on your playstyle.
I prefer TP so I can follow her roams and lock her into lane if I take a bad reset.”
Desperate Nasus says “Free stack pre 6 against Katarina. There is nothing she can do to you unless you stand on her daggers. Overall laning against Katarina is easy and having a lot of Cc against her is another way to shut her down. Be careful when you try to run her down, first look at the wave position so she wont escape.”
IreliaS Secret says “Кайтишь кату и выигрываешь. на 2-х слотах можешь шотнуть. Если она кидает в тебя кинжалик, то идешь в ее сторону и немного в бок, так она в тебя не попадет пасивкой. На ее ульт жмешь свой”
CashLOL says “This is somewhere between even and major. Her daggers make where she plans to go a bit televised. You can also hold W for her ult to interrupt. With that being said, a good Kat is insanely mobile and hard to hit with abilities. With no mana costs she can use her E to dodge your Q's if she ever needs. work on poking her and try not to waste your E until you have either CC or know that she won't be hopping again.”
iZianni says “Her blink counts as a GLOOM activator that gives you free damage and fear procs. You can one shot her with ultimate but she can also dagger combo you into the ground if you're not utilizing fear properly. You will always have wave clear advantage + gank set up so this lane is very easy unless its faker. ”
livikattt says “Kat can be super annoying, but remember: KNOW YOUR ENEMY. Imagine you are Kat. Does she want to dash to that dagger? If she can accomplish something by doing so (ex: csing, doing damage to anything, just being confusing) she will probably go for it. Try to get a sense of when she's going for her blink, since it's super telegraphed if she's not super good. If she doesn't have the Katarina Monkey Brain, just be careful and charm her out of her ult whenever possible. ”
pwins says “A good Kata player can easily destroy Zoe especially if Zoe is reckless. Try to time your E when she blinks to you and poke her. Stay away from her as humanly possible and try to chip her away!”
Juplicate says “Katarina has extremely high burst but is very bad during laning phase. If she goes for cs just poke her with q and bully her out of lane. If she uses her ultimate then Q3 or use your ultimate to cancel her's. ”
Miscake says “Abuse de trocas pré-3 e torça para que ela não venha de Doran's Shield. Quem conseguir uma vantagem primeiro nessa lane vai deixar o outro inútil, não importa de qual lado.
O 6 dela tem uma ameaça muito grande pelos 60% de redução de cura, jogue ao redor dele guardando seu W pra isso e você deve ficar bem.”
WayOfTheTempesst says “I would take Fleet with 2nd wind and revitalize and just stay away from her daggers and she should never be able to all in you. Out sustain her and just spam ping when she roams bc that is how 90% of Kats get ahead. Go on her when you have 1 stack of q instead of 2 so you dont lock urself in the nado animation bc she will always dodge it. ”
WayOfTheTempesst says “Hard push her in lvl 1 and poke her if she walks up at all, Kat has a very hard time csing under tower so it's a good way to get an early cs lead. Windwall her Q so she loses a dagger to jump too. Build Hex if you find yourself dying in this lane or at least get a magic mantle. Save Windwall for her ulti post 6.”
Drewmatth Taliyah says “MELEE = PUSH EARLY (LEVELS 1-2) - CARE FOR GANKS! (SPAM Q'S TILL 50-60% MANA).
Doran Ring + 2 Pots + Another Ring + early MR + Merc / Banshees. Get also Refillable if those 2 pots were not enough. Get Time Warp Tonic/Minion Demat for surival/fast push.
Hardest matchup by far because she can just roam as a 0-2 on your bot and even if you ping they might die for no reason/int. I perma ban this champion because its the easiest to lose to WITHOUT DIRECTLY FEEDING HER (she's also impossible to kill on lane if she's a dia+ otp).
Survivable with an early magic resist item such as Null Mantle or Negatron Cloak and also Exhaust for her ult or Barrier/Heal.
I recomend Exhaust because we don't have a hard CC spell to nullify her ult down ( she will most often flash+jump+ult when the CC spells are down anyway if she's good, but Exhaust can deal with that) .
When she does not have a dagger already set up on the ground go and Q her but stay far away from her daggers.
Later on in teamfights unless she is a very good player she will struggle because of your Exhaust and other CC spells from your teammates.
Target her down and you should be okay if she was not overfed by this point. Her roaming potential is on par with yours minus the ultimate, so be extremely careful on both roaming and FOLLOWUPS on her roams.
NEVER try to outplay a Katarina simply because of her dashes. Play relatively safe until 6 then try to do a good roam, but beware of the followup.
You should roam only if your teammates will remain above 50 percent HP after your gank (!!!!) - so that when she follows they would actually have a chance to survive and also Katarina would not get any resets.
Ping like a maniac anytime she roams !!! Ban her if you lose more than twice and she gets fed on bot/top and you could not follow (or roam first and do your best on ganks OR ask for camp from your jg but a good kata will just jump back to base).”
eiensiei says “REACTIVE lane, not proactive. At level 1, I'll E-AA and after that I'll only poke with E. At level 2 she usually looks for an opportunity to Q+E+AA+dagger passive+electrocute and burst me down, so I take W second and negate a lot of her damage while I out-trade her with E-AA (and I keep autoattacking as she runs away). Fighting in my minion wave also draws aggro and makes it harder for her to win trades. At level 3 she definitely wants to go in, so I stay out of her Q range - unless I have significantly more HP than her (or have Barrier up) and want to bait her. I'll shield myself as she jumps and will use E and keep autoattacking her, holding my Q until she has no more E resets. Most of the time she forgets I still have Barrier and keeps fighting me. She's the ultimate snowballing champion, so she's constantly looking for roams and I need to keep the pixel bush towards bot lane warded, or my own jungle to see her if she takes that path.”
xblademojo says “Respect Katarina with Conqeuror and Doran Blade since she outtrades you and might kill you in early game. Overall you win her but still its skilled matchup for her and you. Never waste your Q since its her only chance to kill you if she can cast fully her Ult. Play wise, aware of her daggers. ”
AP WormMaW Mid says “Good old Katarina, I guess anyone who plays mages knows how annoying her jumps can be, together with her damage output. I rated her as really high, even though really precise gameplay, can make this matchup quite easy. It means, that this lane might go really well or really badly. If you position yourself right and farm, she shouldn't be able to kill you and if you wait for right moment, you can even get kill 1v1 against her, but as I said, you just have to play perfectly. What is problem though, is her roaming potential. If she gets kills from other lanes, you mostly can't simply follow, unless you have really well warded jungle and you know where you are going, but mostly it's not worth it. So it's a bit of risk, but in lategame again, if you position yourself right, you might get win condition on your side again after you hit level 16, because she will have problem dealing with your poke and even get on you if you stand far away. If you get your Lich Bane, you can even oneshot her in a single combo, unless she uses Zhonya. To wrap it up - matchup is hard, but playable as any other and here it's really important to play it right - then it will become way easier than it seems to be.”
Avucado says “Does a lot of damage and can stay on you easily. A good Katarina will be very hard to play into. Go for E lvl 1 as it will do half their health as long as they don't start E. Look to walk up then Q->HoB autos, E out if they try to full combo you in retaliation. Hitting R is very hard because they can E to almost anything so save it until you know they don't have it (daggers on the ground reset the cooldown when picked up). Ask for a gank but make sure not to engage when their wave is coming or else they'll just E out. Hexdrinker is useful if they go AP.”
Hullos says “This champ has become much better as of recent and much more difficult to beat. Overall Kat is just a better champ with movement and dmg. If the other play is good this can become a nightmare.”
Polarshift says “Move away from her daggers and try to burst her in teamfights. Keeping the wave at your side of the lane or shoving her in is the best way to play out this lane. Just use your superior waveclearing ability to prevent fighting her. Don't underestimate her early damage, but she shouldn't be able to stick on you. If she dashes on you, use your EWQ combo to proc Phase Rush or Overload and kite her out.”
TygoVe says “In lane you can try to bully her with autoattacks, but try to watch out for her burst with ignite. She is not a big problem for you early on, but often you will see that she will get about 300 kills at your botlane, then she becomes a problem. Build Zhonya's Hourglass unless she is very much behind. Try to stay near your carries in teamfights and ult her as soon as you can”
Callmebee says “Have you ever seen a guy throwing knives around his beautiful assistant? You are the assistant, Katarina is the guy, just VERY drunk. He will hit you. A lot. Just stay away, trust me. She is actually one of the hardest people do deal with as her movement is extremely unpredictable, becoming hard to land skillshots on. Poke only with E for manaflow, don't go for AAs, stay far behind even if it means losing some minions and just play for teamfights. Take Exhaust.”
Curt Mcbeltpants says “Katarina matchup is even, very similar to fizz one mistake and it could be gg mid, AD kat is not something to sneeze at and can hurt a lot with kraken and bork. Very easy follow on her roams.”
Halfhand says “TIPS: If you ping your sidelaners when she roams and don't die in the early levels this matchup is really managable. Just be careful for her all in lvl 3. Always move away from her daggers on the ground.”
Xelikari says “Once you play against katarina and understand how her trading works, you'll know just how useless she is against Rumble. You'll crush this matchup, focus on roaming after 6 unless she all-ins you, then just drop equalizer and pound her”
Yeager says “Do not push the lane early game. She can all-in you from lvl 2 and win the trades. If you freeze the lane infront of your tower, she can't kill you. If the katarina doesn't have cleanse, she should be a free kill if you ping your jungler to come.”
Yeager says “Katarina likes being pushed in early levels because she can cheese at lvl 1-3 and pick up some kills on bad opponents. Don't hard shove the wave but slow push it, so if she decides to engage on you, your minion wave will be bigger and do more damage to her. Walk in the opposite side of where her (Q)dagger is going, so you don't get hit by the AOE damage whenever she steps on the daggers on the ground. If you succesfully dodge the daggers on the ground, you win all trades because her damage is gone. Just make sure that you don't use your ball blindly while her E shunpo is up, because she can easily dodge it. Force and bait her abilities with autoattack, and then use your abilities as soon as she uses shunpo to a location. There is a short delay before she can use shunpo again.”
Urpog says “Midlane: She's tricky to deal with, this matchup is completely even due to skill expression required from both players. She can dash away from your E but if you're playing the lane smart you can catch Katarina's while they're dashing around as sometimes it's choregraphed where they're going to be due to dagger placements. If you flip her there's a window if they're button mashing where she can dash away so make sure you're shooting your ultimate immediately, buying chains third item is viable against Katarina just to guarantee she doesn't have the CC to be teleporting all over the map after you grab her, she should play the lane to roam so make sure you pick up the early cull into tiamat if she looks like she's going to roam, if she's staying in lane do giants belt into tiamat.”
Fuzzmonkey says “Since she can jump straight to you, I'd highly recommend not using your E aggressively. Wait till she ever jumps on you, then use it. Don't use your E in a panic otherwise this'll get you killed.”
CashLOL says “Her biggest power spike against you is level 2, if you can deal with that, the rest should be easy. Stay away from daggers and track her e options. The only way for kat to get fed is from roams so ping your team at all times!
XayLies says “That's not hard at all to win Katarina, just Windwall her Q, use your own Q when she comes near and disable her Ultimate by E on minions / Knocking her up, and even W on it. You can even make her rage quit by following her roams in bot lane and get a triple kill with your support if he got some nice knocks.”
Rermo99 says “Katarina is an easy matchup, if you know Kindred. Playing against her is as simple as staying away of her daggers, and it even easier with your Q. If she all in and press R, you can also press R and then kill her. BE CAREFUL, her ults apply grievous wounds, so you'll get less heal than her in your ults if it happens.”
iZianni says “Your spells are irrelevant if she has shunpo available, it's all about positioning and team composition for this match up.
You win early but if you misplay she can 100-0 you at level 4. It takes a lot less for you to win this match up, but she has plenty of tools to make it an irrelevant situation.
Use your range advantage, freeze lane as much as possible to create gank opportunities and hope she doesn't roam. If she roams, you're forced to push lane and get hextech combo'd every 50 seconds.”
Eriosunx says “Katarina is not a hard matchup for Yasuo.
Its very easy to trade and out-lane a Katarina.
Also Yasuo's Windwall can cancel Katarina's Q even if its landed on the ground.
Just avoid walking on daggers at level3 and take armor in the runes.
She deals mostly AD-Damage in the laning-phase”
KeNaNFoR says “For Kassadin, Katarina is an unpleasant matchup, because the experienced Katarina can easily destroy him with her combo. But also Katarina can be easily taken out of the game, simply by keeping her under control and punishing her for any mistakes.”
Eriosunx says “|RECCOMEND CONQ+BONEPLATING|Easy matchup after level 6.
The only issue is before level 6, Akali's laning power has been heavily nerfed, she's no more a lane bully and Katarina with CONQ or ELEC can easily out-damage Akali's full kit.
Just make sure to farm properly and abuse your level 6 spike!”
mrmundo says “Entirely a skill matchup. Kat is quick and can tear you HP apart. You jut have to player around her daggers and catch her when she least expects it. Use your E2 to cancel her ult, and steal her ult, and win the game :)”
leonidas44 says “In 3 and below you can win the trades with abusing the level 2 strategy. Kata pre 6 doesnt deal too much dmg to burst you. Be careful for her daggers on the ground. You can even bait her with her dagger to engage her with W->Q->E by going near there!”
angeLoon says “lethal Dblade In Resolve Bone Plating and overgrowth.
Try to not get hit by her Q and try to bait her into long trade,you win most of them.
Freezing is really great against kat.
you can block her Q and R,
katarina will try to dodge your skills with E.”
Kords says “Katarina is Annoying. She cannot contest your early game push, but come level 3, she can kill you very easily, STAY AWAY FROM HER DAGGERS. When she hits level 6 she will want to all in you again, you can either R where she lands to stop her ult, or simply Q her to stop her. You can roam relatively easily, just be careful since she can follow you well. Exhaust her when you feel necessary, don't hold onto it. She can do a LOT of dmg in short amounts of time. However she can assassinate you, so be careful of that. She can build AP AD since she has on hit effetcs. Kinda annoying how opressive she can play because she actually deals damage.”
ShokLoL says “Katarina does have some outplay potential but if you take electrocute and ignite you can just 1 shot her whenever she goes in after level 6. Don't waste E around levels 2 and 3 or she will all in you.”
Yasukeh says “ Be aware of where she throws her daggers, and if she can trade on you freely without giving you a chance to answer. You can often try to bait her by standing on her daggers and forcing her to take several autos if she wants to use them. Be diligent in telling your team where she is, because no matter how far ahead you get on her, she can still roam bot and get a triple kill and be back into the game. ”
Dr Eggmund says “Very easy late game of course but early game don't stand near the daggers and when she E's out of position punish her for it. Her all in isn't as strong as yours. If either of you decide to all in then dodge Kat's ult with your Pool and Kat will die spinning and doing nothing.”
Elite500 says “She gets a lil scary when you're standing next to her daggers, her ult reduces your healing aswell. She won't go defensive summoner so the possibilty of poking her down a tad and then oneshotting is VERy high”
Ambitieux says “Katarina is a deadly champion that thrives on levels to win. Your advantages is level 1-3 respectively were as most melee matchups you run them under tower as fast as possible. Auto them to death under turret. Stay away from the blades on the ground and you should have a pretty smooth time against her. After she casts her Shunpo, even when picking up dagger it has a small cooldown early levels of almost an entire second. Use ur charm for this time frame and you can win pretty easy. At level 6 she will try to roam so always make sure she is pushed under and look for your own roams. ”
iZianni says “Don't use any skills because she will literally just Shunpo then press R.
I genuinely believe that Katarina is an elo-inflation champion that is impossible to counter in Solo Q.
Your only hope is holding Q until she suicides into you because of her massive EGO.
If you're able to keep her at 60-70% hp, she will 100% kill herself by shunpoing into you.
KatEvolved literally has done this every single time in our 1v1s.”
kindo says “Katarina is pretty easy to deal with in lane. Most of the time, I can muster up to 30-40 cs leads on katarina since they're unable to walk up to farm aside from chucking her qs. In the 1v1, Kindred can exert extreme pressure and keep perma lane-prio. Except this is pretty much nullified by the fact that she gives 0 shits about leaving lane to pick up 2 free kills even if it costs her 5 waves.
The difficulty comes that this champion snowballs EXTREMELY hard. Her ultimate CD is pretty negligible and gets further reduced on random kills she'll inevitably get. Once she picks up even a few kills, she can force your ult freely and disengage whenever she wants.
It's still possible to kill her with some CC, but she can likely just 1 shot you when she starts snowballing - allows her to farm the wave and roam for free.
Bad and even mediocre katarinas will just try to all in you early and let you snowball - if you snowball, games over for her.
A Wanblee Wasta says “You dont throw E until she jumps in. If you throw Q, walk back because she might try to go for a trade. Don't use your ult, if you didn't hit an E. She can jump out of your ult easily otherwise. Neeko with her Q and autos can out damage kat early if you dodge her daggers. Kat Q will always land behind you. Neeko has good base MS, so you can dodge katarina EW pretty easily if you play well.”
DemonDiana says “First, do not underestimate Katarina's dueling power. She is strongest against you with her AD build that lets her do true damage through your little shield. She will lose in trades early bc your shield. Your poke is better and threatens and all-in style trade that she won't want to take. Care for when you Q bc she can E to you and deny your E reset. Denying Diana's Q, therefore her E reset, is essential for vsing Diana. It's important to starve her early, most importantly don't die or let her roam for free. If she roams, you take tower plates and Rift and will win lane. Ward the bush behind botside red buff if you're on either side (Red or Blue).”
resetwice says “50/50 matchup in my opinion. She does a lot of damage and has a lot of mobility. Her early game is very weak so try to abuse your W and meleeQ if she try to pick a dagger next to you. If she R you, jump a wall and full combo her as soon as possible to avoid her E to run. BEST RUNES TO GO: ELECTROCUTE”
Kessi says “Qiyana should totally win this matchup if played correctly, but it surely is a skill matchup. You can even trade her at lvl 1, as long as you dodge the dagger.
Every time she tries to Q you, just E in, even if she doesn't, go bush Q and go in. Tho, don't act too cocky since she still deals a good amount of damage, but just have in mind that you can kill her any time.
Use W/E to dodge her attacks. Go Mobility Boots for roaming.”
MaiconMST says “Um dos matchup que acho mais favoráveis, katarina é bem previsivel as vezes e pode usar as habilidades dela como sua maior fraqueza, acertando o Q onde ela for pular.
E também é Simples de punir ela com W e 3 Hits ja que ela é corpo a corpo.”
Sylvan Lore says “Katarina is a really high risk high reward champion that can easily get out of control. Trade carefully with her early and NEVER walk near a dagger on the ground if you want to trade with her. Also if she is chasing you and lands a Q, do not run directly away into the dagger about to be placed, but instead turn and walk towards her. This may seem weird, but it will serious drop off the damage she can do to you. Never underestimate her all in damage after level 6. You win this matchup by landing short QW trades on her when she is trying to cs with her E. You can also consider taking ignite in this matchup and playing for the advantage since she struggle to burst you from a safe range.
TheDisconnectEUW says “FOR MIDLANE
Katarina cannot really lane against Zilean. The problem is when she walks out of lane and gets three kills and now you cannot lane against her. 1v1 is easy, roaming is difficult.”
TC Gamile says “Katarina, in my opinion should be a big problem if she gets the early kills.
It's hard to all in because she can just E to the back of her wave.
Try not to feed her and if she roams, push the wave so she loose a lot of XP and gold from the minions.”
Impossible2Gank says “This one can go either way depending on how well they know their champ in the matchup but if you know it just as well you should be able to come out on top. As for your team though, maybe not so much.”
VyoS says “Katarina is a bit tricky, when someone is good with her then care, so try to outtrade her and Ult when she got a little bit greedy. Don't try to fight her in the early lvl's, when she got you with her passive she will outtrade you, wait for your dirk and your lvl 6. WE first, wait till she jumps somewhere, then you can R and all in her”
Mylan2122 says “Pretty hard lane, same as all the other champs with a blink or dodge. She can easily react to your abilities with her E. You can't really win trades. But if you just farm its hard to lose too. A good katarina will definitely fuck you over. ”
ReapeRGP says “Really hard to deal with. She can escape your cage and burst you. If she is playing conqueror then she won't die easily. Just try to farm and stack safely and try to call you jungler if you think you can kill her.”
roselol says “they will roam bot and double kill. please ping and try your best to ward river. when fighting her, you want to take small trades from far away, and watch her daggers in case she jumps on them. ”
duhnx says “Use either HOB. She intsa kills you, dodges everything, has better waveclears, good roams and can get out of ganks decently. This is really hard to play against. Try to predict her jumps. If you play smart you can't kill each other so watch for her roams and try for objectives or counter gank.”
Grayified says “[MID] Any rune - Corrupting Potion - Exhaust recommended | Katarina will have trouble winning into a Corki with exhaust, but Katarina players are known for roaming a lot around the map. You need to play around this by catching her off when she tries to roam and following her around.”
Katasandra says “ Don't stand on daggers
 If she E - W's: W and walk away from her (T1 boots help a lot with this)
 If she Q's: walk sideways away from the dagger. Don't walk in a straight line (over the dagger)!”
richardlized says “Do not step on her daggers. She has a relatively weak early game, so abuse that hard. Most Kats will try to E on you when you WEQ, making inexperienced Zed players whiff their Qs. In this scenario, do not panic, AA and walk back a bit to dodge W dagger damage, and AA again while throwing out Qs. This wins you the trade if you proc electrocute. After level 6, if she ults and Es to a minion, follow her with your W and you can win this matchup.
Thresh Mid says “Like Ekko she gets beat out early game, and can threatening late game. Death Lotus (R) can be cancelled with Death Sentence and Flay. As well as can be very predictive with dagger drops.”
xMetix says “Skill match up, very bloody you should usually start winning after lvl 6 but remember she can ult without seeing you when you're using your grass element. Remember to watch incoming waves position if you're going for an all-in so she doesn't just blink away.”
Marky 2 Butts says “Kat level 1-5 doesn't do too much damage, if you can push in early waves to get level 2 first and constantly harass her with Q. If you do this, then you should be able to get level 6 quicker and with ignite and ult be able to kill her. If she gets a kill on you early this could switch the threat to a major as Kat can deal a lot of burst damage. ”
DabiDabi says “Kat is a fun matchup for Talon. Your Auto, Melee Q, Auto destroys her. Just don't let Kat E to her daggers and hit you and manages to get away with it. Don't let her get free dmg on you. Always try to proc your passive on her. You can bully her by going Null Orb and buying Hexdrinker.”
DabiDabi says “50-50 skill based matchup. Don't get hard combo by her. Predict her daggers and respond quick enough to her Shunpos. If Kat jumps to one of her daggers without hitting you, punish her for it by hitting her with a Q and look for a trade. As both her Q and W are on a pretty long cooldown so she won't be able to trade back. Remember that Katarina's R can hit you in shroud.”
tozosi says “You should be able to beat her in lane. Her win condition in lane is essentially her teleporting behind you and dodging your W. As long as you play with that in mind, it's not a difficult lane. Just be aware of her getting a roam off bot lane and snowballing out of control as what happens in most my games against Kat.”
TheSecretsWithin says “Kassadin is actually one of the champs that can deal with Katarina. During level 1, you can just block all of her Q damage with your Q shield. Level 2, she will out trade her E Q passive combo with your aa W aa Q. But level 3 onwards, you need to play smart. Though she does spam her abilities, don't underestimate Katarina, she can still snowball with 1 kill. Play the lane smart, post 6, hold your Q for her R, cancelling it entirely, and your shield will still be up to absorb any other damage she tries to go for. Be patient and either keep poking her till you are confident enough to all in or wait till she wastes everything and commit to the fight. Katarina ain't much if she doesn't get a kill to reset her abilities. ”
Nanelol says “Entirely a skill matchup. Kat is quick and can tear you HP apart. You jut have to player around her daggers and catch her when she least expects it. Use your E2 to cancel her ult, and steal her ult.”
Nanelol says “Her movement's are highly predictable since they're pretty dictated by her daggers. You can also cancel her ult with either your Q or your own ult, so as long as you don't waste them willy nilly, she put's herself at high risk to try to all in you. The biggest issue is just the somewhat unpredictability of her daggers bounce. can cost you your passive if you're a bit closer to minions then you realize.”
TheDuskWalker says “Any Summs. Electrocute. Conqueror and Summon Aery is a possible choice.
Constantly harass her as she has no real way to fight you. She has no form of sustain and doesn't have any way to harass you so it's freelo. ”
Nanelol says “Katarina is a very tough matchup as she has so much mobility. You need to poke as much as you can early without depleting your mana and also avoiding the daggers are she will delete you if you go anywhere near them.”
Jinx_48 says “Easy early game took Tp to couter roam inpossibvility if she runs ignite tp if she didnt took tp anyway took alway tp bc mains of ka alot of roams.
Try to W before she use ult bc her ult is antyheal.
Her ult is ideal to flash to 5 people in teafight (with team bc her ult scaling with your ap if you stole it)”
Nanelol says “don't let her get level 3 before you, because she can combo and kill you early and snowball off you. you win against her, if your reaction time is crisp you can sit near a dagger and wait for her to engage. ”
seemes says “like leblanc she will never be hit by q if shes competent, however when shunpos pre 6 you should q+w on yourself and you will out trade her. Post 6 you will need to save your q for when she uses r, and its a free kill.”
Sanctuar says “Katarina may have a strong killing potential, but so do you. Dodge the daggers as she will jump to them to deal damage. If she intends to all-in on you with her ultimate, use yours to stun her immediately.”
fanchessfan says “Katarina is literally the easiest matchup. She can't CS in lane and if she tries to all in you just E her away. If she uses her ult your E interrupts it so you can cancel it. If she tries to roam you can look to even buy an early tiamat if you find her outpushing you. The only thing to be worried about is ganks. In low elo nobody ganks mid but take exhuast just in case. ”
shidonryoku says “You counter her, you have more damage from combos, but stay alert in the early stages. After lvl 6, always prepare your Q to interrupt her R. Nowadays the AD build is popular, so exhausting seems not a bad option, although the nerf on her R made it much weaker in this build.”
Vispectra says “This match-up is typically when I see Kassadin being picked. Although yes , you somewhat counter her , she can snowball off other lanes if you don't ward and ping properly. In lane you should be fine just Q when she does and walk away from the dagger ( usually stepping forwards a bit ). She can kill you if she hits 3 before you and you're too far up. Her R will be canceled by your Q or using your R to get out of range.”
StarTundra says “Katarina can be dealt with. Hold Q until her blink is on cooldown, use wall to disrupt her ult if she ults and you should be okay. Keep in mind that fighting katarina relies on the enemy making mistakes, and that you're not really able to engage on her. Katarina is fairly squishy and one or two spell rotations + electrocute should be able to kill.”
cookanarities says “Katarina is pretty easy to deal with in lane. Most of the time, I can muster up to 30-40 cs leads on katarina since they're unable to walk up to farm aside from chucking her qs. In the 1v1, Kindred can exert extreme pressure and keep perma lane-prio. Except this is pretty much nullified by the fact that she gives 0 shits about leaving lane to pick up 2 free kills even if it costs her 5 waves. The difficulty comes that this champion snowballs EXTREMELY hard. Her ultimate CD is pretty negligible and gets further reduced on random kills she'll inevitably get. Once she picks up even a few kills, she can force your ult freely and disengage whenever she wants. It's still possible to kill her with some CC, but she can likely just 1 shot you when she starts snowballing - allows her to farm the wave and roam for free. Bad and even mediocre katarinas will just try to all in you early and let you snowball - if you snowball, games over for her.”
TheWerefloof says “Katarina is also in the abusable melee list, but because her Q lets her play safe for the first waves she's not as abusable. Still, if she engages on you try and use your AA cancel to get MS and put some clearence between eachother, then swing towards her and her minions. If all goes well you'll continue shooting her when she blinks back (and since most take TP + Ignite now a days), it should be an easy kill. Also they're all very, very cocky.”
luminyan says “Very easy matchup for Lux. I would bring barrier just to be safe and shut down her potential to early kill, but abuse her if she messes up her E. If she can't shunpo anymore, poke her down. If she Q's you, you know where she's going. Q+E her if she dashes to you. ”
DarDarThePenguin says “Katarina doesn't have much kill pressure on you until 1 item unless you step in ALL of her daggers. Just sit back and save your E to dodge since you out damage her without it. Take the Standard page and MR.”
Aethlo says “ Katarina has the wave-clear advantage. ||
Katarina wins pre-3. ||
Katarina loses slightly pre-6. ||
Katarina loses slightly post-6. ||
Annie slightly outscales Katarina ||
Tips: Katarina will win every fight if she gets onto you with shunpo resets. As Annie, you have to be careful of her dodging your Tibbers. She won't be able to react to it - but she is very mobile and can dodge it on accident, be careful with your placement and keep at range in lane - careful of her level 2 spike and try to save your cc for her ult in skirmishes unless you can one-shot her.”
Redeemteam says “Its a skill matchup for fizz vs other assasins, but fizz has the tools to bea them. For example, fizz can win poke trades vs Kat but kat should win all-ins, especially pre 6. Assassin matchups are also really volatile since one gank or kill can swing them one direction for the rest of the game, as they snowball the hardest.”
Oxydation says “Katarina is really strong right now. So just harass her in early game, so u get a lead. Level 6 keep your E to get out of her R and re-engage. You can outplay her, if you are good, but its the same for her.”
pastizio53 says “She is not a threat in your lane but shes just killing other lanes and avoiding you wich is equally bad for you . Happened to me like 2 or 3 times since than she is on my blacklist so i dont have to play against her.”
Daers says “You just win lvl 1 and 2 against her, but dont use your E without a reset unless you know she doesn't have where to dash to. Poke her with your Q every time she goes up for CS. Whenever you get a level on her, all-in her but keep track of her daggers and use your E after she dashes to one. Don't go in after lvl 6 unless you know you can kill her in one combo. ”
SpartanDumpster says “I'd say this one is in Yone's favor, while Kat can end up doing a lot of damage in an instant, your E provides a good enough disengage that she can't follow up on you as well as she'll need to.”
Wolfwarrior95 says “You can Counter her with your wall
just do itt when you think she's coming for you. You need to wall yourself and you need to be on the edge if she comes whit her E she will going to be stunned
And also you can put the wall to the swords on the ground and she cant catch.”
VeneficusFerox says “Similar to Akali, Kata has become a higher threat after rework, for similar reasons: her blink.
Requires teamwork to take down, which is rare in solo queue. Mostly dangerous because she can roam and feed on your team mates who don't listen to pings.”
Little Planet says “Kat can't deal with CC, Sejuani's entire kit is hard CC.
You outtrade her, and if she ever goes into melee range you stun her up and send her packing.
You have better push as well which gives her few avenues to play through.”
Joseph Evanss says “In a normal lane you will typically win, if after your first e q3 she uses her e to go behind you then q backwords after that point. You win the auto battle with conq but her daggers are still scary. If she goes bot and gets a random double kill then your doomed so spam ping if shes mia. Go Bone Plating, Overgrowth + D Blade”
peytonqt says “[SKILL MATCHUP] [PR/Conqueror/Electrocute] [Long Sword] Harass Katarina as much as you can, and if she wastes her Q LVL1 try to play aggressive or harass her as much as you can. You want to get her low enough so that she won't engage on you. Level two be careful for her engage. While you should win the LVL2 trading, you can still get outplayed. If you want to smack her away, wait for her to waste her dash and then Hammer Form E her because just like Irelia, she'll dash onto you and it'll mean nothing but a little extra damage. Make sure to ward the river or even just in the middle of lane so you know where she's going when she goes into fog of war. If you see her roaming at 6 ping the shit out of your team to get away or play safe. If they don't, there's only so much you can do. Don't fight her 6 and just wait to buy your items. Mid game and late game you can burst her fast but her burst is also good and she has insane outplay potential on you so be careful. ”
7daysko says “Katarina has some insane damage, especially if she snowballs. However, her daggers help you predict how she will engage and you can stop her ulti with both Q and W. Did I also mention how your passive means she can't reset her cooldowns if you're killed? If you are fast enough, this lane should be a breeze. ”
The Jhin Cena says “Take either Fleet Footwork Rune Page if the enemy comp isn't very tanky, otherwise take either Conqueror Rune Page. Yone vs Katarina is another skill match up. Generally speaking, most Katarina players aren't experienced enough to be able to counter you effectively, so you should have an edge over her in the early game. However if Katarina rushes BORK, she will gain a stupid amount of damage which you should certainly respect. It can be easy to become overconfident winning against a Katarina in trades but then getting caught off guard by her BORK power spike, so keep an eye on if she is rushing that item. If she is instead rushing into an AP first item and is becoming a threat, you can consider rushing Wit's End as first item, or at least rushing Negatron Cloak as one of your first back items. In the laning phase, it can sometimes be hard to trade with Katarina since she can easily dodge your Stacked Q with her E (dash), so preferably wait to engage until she wastes her E, and you can also go in with only 1 stack on your Q, so if she dashes during your engage you can stack it and then use your Stacked Q to knock her up. Post 6, remember that you can interrupt her ult with your Stacked Q or your own ult, so hold onto these abilities if it looks like she wants to go in for an ult. Most Katarina players try to get fed off of roaming, so if she is roaming a ton it may be a good idea to deep ward your lane and spam ping the respective lane, while also getting a CS advantage during the time she wastes roaming.”
Ryank30 says “Fleet. I would always take MR in runes before the game starts, many Katarina players like to start with a Dark Seal and still build AD Kraken Slayer. Plus, her passive grants her additional cooldown reduction if she manages to get any takedowns. You win levels 1 to 2, but be careful around her all ins at level 3. Good micro can save you. Try to walk in and out of her dagger range to bait her out but be careful since the hitbox is much larger than the actual circle indicator the dagger creates.”
Tinyboi says “She will spin to the fucking win on you, if there bad u can beat them, if they know what there doing you get clapped, make sure to stay back and just poke, lategame u can almost one shot her.”
GabomanDeLegado says “Katarina no debería ser ningún problema. Suelen lanzarse por sus dagas y es lo que aprovecharemos para pegar una Q de gratis, y una vez entremos no tiene forma de resistir al engage.”
Sojurini says “poke her with your E + AA as you can at lvl 1 but stay away from her knives at lvl 2 and 3 try to catch her with q no problem if you missed your q just keep poke her with E use quickly your Q to catch her if she jumps into you and do Q + E + AA + R + E + AA. just farm and keep try to poke her with your E if you miss your Q and keep stay away from her knives ”
XD001 says “Abuse her early game and long CD's. After 6 try to push the wave and roam to other lanes to snowball. If she takes a poor fight with you, you can freeze and force to to back and deny her lots of resources. Remember that Katarina's R applies 60% grievous wounds on hit, so your R will heal significantly less than normal. Make sure to ping if she is roaming. Mid/late game you win the side lane split push. Try to fight her and force more than 2 to come stop you.
electrocute + inspiration + ignite”
mc_jojo3 says “Champions with a lot of dashes, cc and poke are big red flags for Shyvana mid.
Katarina is basically a dodge if your playing ranked imo since you'll most likley end up feeding her and loosing the game.. since all she has todo is make sure you're below half hp and then Q, R Ignite and gone in less than your R cast time so be ready!”
ziolo to noob says “Katarina is one of the champs that only high elo players can benefit from. If she plays aggresively, she wins with you most of the time, shes ungankable if you dont have a strong jungler. If you play vs bad Katarina you can kill her at every stage of the game, you can rush banshee if you feel like it.”
Noodles912 says “Easy matchup, but not too easy. She has 2 daggers in her kit, so you want to E when she will teleport. Its hard to time as well. When she uses w, its a good time to e. Post 6, use E for her ultimate. PTA is nice. Use corrupting pots from better trading damage.”
Int4Kindred says “Very awkward champion to go against in lane. She also has exceptional roaming if she gets ahead, so if they have map awareness then you can struggle to get marks from camps or roaming yourself. Hard matchup. Worthy of a ban.”
PASS10NE says “A really challenging skill match up. Katarina is a really slippery champion so hitting your 2nd Rake might be a little difficult. Avoid getting close to her daggers, unless you're trying to bait her.”
NuclearAkali says “Depending on how you play this matchup it is pretty easy. Ping whenever she is missing and try to let her push into you so she can get ganked by your jungler. You can also just push her into her own turret so she looses CS. Just be aware that you are pushed in and you are exposed to a gank.”
Wunsch3957 says “Yasuo favored matchup. Before 6 harass with Q every time she walks up for CS and W her Q when you trade. Deny her resets as much as possible and after 6 only fight when you have Q3 up. Conq.”
invalidater says “Very easily cabable of getting of all of her damage and jumping into your shroud. Be very wary of her daggers, try to use your W to prevent her from targeting you with Q, or to block damage while running out of her ultimate.”
Lot of Wind here says “A very easy matchup if you are good with Yasuo ; you need to be confident or you will lose. You can block her Q and R, so she won't be able to kill you instantly. Try to freeze the wave and take a long trade against her.”
GeDBo says “Katarina is a malee assassin. Some people build her AD other build her AP. Either way, you must always avoid her daggers. Whether she is AD or AP she needs to come close to you in order to short trade with you/burst you. Keep in mind she is malee so you have the wave management priority. Don't let her get close to minions and if she does punish her with short trades. Best runes against katarina are either Hail of Blades or Electrocute. Poke her as much as possible and ping whenever she is missing. She is one of those champions who needs kills in order to perform well later on in the game. Don't forget to ward.”
Coldsong says “She is very mobile, but since your Q is point and click you can still stun her easily. Once she is stunned burst her down, and remember to stun her while she his channeling her R and do not stand near daggers.”
InkHeiko says “I will be honest, I don't really hate playing against Katarina: Of course, a single mistake can mess up a lane, but you can abuse of your range in the first level and you have enough cc to be able to survive and maybe kill he in 1v1. Just like any assassins you have to be careful.”
SoraSan says “Katarina contra Azir depende muito da mecânica individual, o chamado de "Skill Matchup".
Como estamos do lado do Imperador das Areias, vou lhe dar as dicas para ganhar.
O combo nivel 2 da Katarina pode ser perigoso, ainda mais se você gastar o Q atoa, ela pode virar uma grande quantidade de dano em você. Após isso, a lane fica um pouco mais voltada para a mecânica. Recomendo que mantenha a lane sempre freezada ao seu favor, isso impede 90% do dano dela em você, porém ela aproveitaria essa janela para roamings. Use seus pings caso ela desapareça. Uma tática para ganhar a lane dela é: Sempre que houve uma adaga no chão coloque um soldado do lado e a puna caso ela vá pegar a adaga. Guarda o Q para uma possivel fuga ou execução caso consiga puni-la muito. O Azir tem algumas formas de counterar a ultimate dela. A primeira é apenas saindo do range com o E, a segunda é ultando e virando a troca e a segunda é nem dando a oportunidade dela ultar. Se você conseguir punir bastante ela usando o soldados nas adagas ela quase sempre estará com menos vida atual que você.
E seu scaling é muito maior que o dela, visto que ela é um campeão de Snowball.
Recomendo Chuva de Laminas ou Ritmo Fatal nesse caso. Caso não se sinta confiante, pegue Exaustão ou Barreira pra sobreviver ao dano dela. Se sentir que pode mata-la antes do 6, sinta-se livre para ir de Incendiar.”
13 yr old korean says “it's a battle of skill but katarina will have the advantage. just remember you can block her q and r with windwall (it doesn't completely mean you are safe though as katarina has a lot of damage from her passive, w, and e.)”
l2ingeR says “Riot's Balance team, in all their mighty wisdom, decided to buff Katarina for no fucking reason recently, as we all know.
For that reason, I'd put Katarina between threat level Even and Major.
In lane, not that bad.
The threat with Katarina is the fact that she can get only half the CS you have and still pop off as long as your bot laners decide she'd be fun to feed.
Watch for those roams, be careful of the jungler, and don't be afraid to get a bit aggressive when Katarina engages.”
Tamatamo says “Her high mobility is a big problem. You beat her before she gets lv 3 so use that time to get an advantage by poking her out. If she is low enough and bad enough try to get her before lv 3. If you can't then no problem. After lv 3 try to play safer while still poking her out. Once she gets ult you can cancel it by flaying or hooking her making her ult useless. So you have that advantage at least.”
Tizgard says “Dodge daggers, and poke if she tries to go for CS. Most won't expect your E damage, you should win if she tries to engage on you level 3. If kat gets ahead, she's going to snowball out of control, so make sure to ping roams.
I recommend exhaust for this matchup.”
Do1HaveTh3Sauce says “Katarina is a high skill cap Mid Laner that is able to avoid abilities easily if she knows how to play around her cooldowns. She is somewhat weak pre-6 which is when you should fighter her if you land a root.”
BigFatCat909 says “This matchup is easy when even but extremely hard when behind. You can use your ult to dodge her Q as you engage, and try to hold W for after ulting to chase her down if she tries to escape with her E.”
Johan Paracelso says “Her AD build is disguting. Katarina is a hard match-up, mainly because of the damage she can out do, her basic combo wil hit you and the wave, and you won't even have a rest for the poke she can provide with her Q. Katarina doesn't use mana, so, if she can outrade you, she will stay in lane. Not to mention she can dodge your Q3 using her E, and, in that moment, she can combo you and kill you. You could wait until she uses her ult to E Ult her, but if she is intelligent, she won't fall for it. It is pretty hard to beat Kat”
Johan Paracelso says “Just like Fizz, she can use her E to go through your cage. But, she can't dodge your ultimate, Katarina is a heavy AP assassin as well, so you should buy a Verdant Barrier as well, hug your tower and climb to late game when you ccan one shot her. Ban her if possible or dodge if you face her, unless you are brave”
ShadowSlayerMain says “You have the advantage in Early Game so you shouldn't let her farm, she will change position with E so try to predict her, if she gets fed in Late Game try not to spend your R on her Zhonya's”
bboyxje123 says “If katarina plays the lane agressive, you should be careful. A good katarina player can easily kill you. Be aware of the places where her daggers land and reposition yourself away from it with your E. ”
ParkChnm says “Avoid her daggers and try to stay as far back away from her, while still being in range to poke. She can easily snowball with one kill, but she can also be set back by a lot if she dies early.”
lenithebot says “Katarina has insane kill pressure pre 6. She can close the gap between you and her instantly and will either nearly or completely kill you. Even if she gets close to your tower and you use your ultimate to push her in she can instantly E to either your minions, her minions, or you. If Katarina engages you and uses her R immediately use your ultimate to push her away or you will die. To play against her try to slow push and poke her down slowly. Make sure you never get hit by an initial Q by Katarina or that you are in the radius of her spin when she picks up her dagger. If you can't find yourself being able to do anything against her build up a big wave and roam post 6. After you have 1450 gold you should buy Lost Chapter and a refillable you should be able to poke her without running out of mana. The ideal keystone in this matchup would be Arcane Comet since you can really get close enough to hit your autos with Lethal Tempo and Hail Of Blades and in the case that you try to she engages with her E and even if you live you will be down on CS, XP, and you will have nearly no kill pressure for the rest of lane. You could take Exhaust if you play it right and you know you could win it in lane although even with Exhaust if she has her E up she will still get away. I normally go TP in this matchup to try to rush Lost Chapter or go for a roam, reset, and TP back to lane. I highly recommend banning Katarina.”
ParkChnm says “Shove her under tower and bully her while staying away from her daggers. If she uses her jump, you can charm her most of the time since her jump reset is not instant early on. As with Diana, keep her under tower to avoid her from roaming and don't let her get strong.”
Jnewbringspain says “Although she is mobile, she is quite predictable with her blinks. You can bait her into blinking to her dagger and landing a rupture on her. After that, you can all in her pretty easily, and she suffers a lot from your silence. In teamfights, save silence for her ult, as it makes her pretty useless without it.
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Yamikaze says “She plays very passive at lvl 1, farming safely with Q. If she uses Q to harass you, just zone her from CS. Try to harass as much as possible with your [[Steel Tempest]] at early levels. When she gets lvl 3, she can all in you. You can predict where her daggers will land, so move away from it before she can [[Shunpo]] to them. You have a huge advantage if you both fight in a minion wave, as you can dash around and dodge most of her abilities. When she hits 6 and ults, you want to [[Wind wall]] and then [[Sweeping Blade]] through her, so the wall blocks out most of the damage. **When** you are going for the tornado, wait using it and bait out her E, or beyblade her. ”
wildersovereign says “This matchup became a LOT harder with the advent of Katarina's new on-hit AD build, which allows her to shred through you even easier than before. She is very difficult to pin down with your bindings due to her mobility. She plays a lot more like a standard AD assassin than before. An early Seeker's Armguard is an excellent idea. Be sure to spam ping if she disappears, lest she get a kill and invalidate any lead you managed to gain over her. She's a contender for a ban for me in most of my games due to both the matchup and her dominance in general.”
ITSDEBEAR says “Her daggers are scary but unless she gets fed in early its a free matchup. You should decimate her if shes going even with you. Take electro or predator and its a free lane as long as you dont die”
rajsovsky says “Hard matchup. As Katarina is very sKiLlEd she can just jump in and kill you by autoattacking you. Rush armguard, respect her and try not to fight her untill someone is going to help you. Unless she gets some free kills on roams cuz your teammates are fucking blind you should be good.”
invalidd says “This matchup can go really good or really bad, she has a really weak level 1 that you can abuse but at level 2 and 3 you can't use your charged
hook anymore since she can E next to you to dodge it, same case when you E into her so most of your trades are gonna be walking up to her with W and reacting
to her trading patterns instead of being the first one to trade, make sure you focus her in skirmishes and teamfights because her resets are extremely dangerous
and can cause a really chaotic snowball for you and your team since you don't have point and click lockdown, the more you know how her champion works the easier
it gets. Complicated to gank.”
Fox_Gan says “An easy way to win lane against Kat - poke her on lane with your [E] and use your shields when she throws her [Q] dagger. If you have same approximately the same amount of money you can win her 1v1 (except situations when you face check the bushes with her and she have time to full cast her abilities). Mercure threads is best option, cause she can deal big damage. Don't look at her build, all her abilities (except [R] it has mixed) deal magic damage.”
lkycch says “If your team is all squishy or has no cc, I suggest dodging in champ select. You need to E her if she engages so that she wastes her Shunpo earlier. If she starts to spin, Q+W+Q her as quickly as you can; the less time she spins for the less damage she does. Don't let her Shunpo onto you, as you don't want to waste your ult on yourself. Remember: Summoner's Rift is a 5V5, not a 1v1. You don't have to stay in lane and suffer a losing matchup!”
SkellyBirb says “Katarina can break through your spell shield very easily and burst you down anyway. She has a lot of mobility and damage. She is my go to ban because of this. If you do face her, use your range advantage early and play safe and poke her down.”
lkycch says “If your team is all squishy or has no cc, I suggest dodging in champ select. You need to E her if she engages so that she wastes her Shunpo earlier. If she starts to spin, Q+W+Q her as quickly as you can; the less time she spins for the less damage she does. Don't let her Shunpo onto you, as you don't want to waste your ult on yourself. Remember: Summoner's Rift is a 5V5, not a 1v1. You don't have to stay in lane and suffer a losing matchup!”
KASSAW1N says “Kass vs Katarina: No te confies de kata aunque seas Ex- counter, Tu Q no lo gastes hasta que ella use su R. Otro punto importantes es que aplicar hielo eterno que es el item mitico no servira por que se mueve mucho y muy rapido por ende compra algo como eco de luden para oneshot, alejate de las dagas y no uses la R en vano.”
TheHostileCat says “Really good right now, I want to put her in extreme but thank god there's not too many mains playing her. My personal perma-ban.
If the Katarina is bad, you can poke her and win trades. If she's good, she's going to roam and get kills and then come back and kill you, even if you stomped her in laning phase. ”
ezmod66 says “Bully her pre lvl 2. Zone her off cs and do as much dmg as u can. A good kat will wait for 2 before trying to trade with you.(Other than q spam which you can avoid by standing by the side of your minions)
She will generally wait out her daggers and go in at the last second. She will try bait out your q don't fall for it.
This match can be really tricky. Focus on farming, wave management and denying her roams. If she goes for a roam fully push her in and deny her cs and gold.
Cant avoid if she gets kills. Spam ping her position and try get vision in their jungle early.
If they have cc jungler create freeze just infront of your tower else you going to have a miserable time.
Hold onto your q like you do your your hatred of teeto.
This matchup is really tricky. Its all mind games and reading your opponent. Need to play this matchup more to get a better read
Matchup Difficulty: Skill dependent”
Tortoise_Maniac says “- Katarina used to be one of the easiest matchups for Galio
- Position your W so she can't Shunpo to a minion out of your taunt range
- It should be easy to land a W or E. If you do, you can win the trade.
- Do not take an extended trade
- With new items , AD Kata wins trades after backing once.
- You lose hard at level 6
- Avoid her daggers and shove her into tower
- Try to outroam her with your ultimate.”
Big Shawn says “This match-up is pretty even. Katarina relies on her blades and Ekko on his predictions. If you land the perfect W-Ability on her, you will dominate. Should you fall behind though, she will turn into a threat. Kata can easily punish you and his hard for your jungler to gank. Therefore minimize your mistakes and punish hers.”
Ambitieux says “Although you have the advantage in this matchup. Her dmg is nothing to scoff at, you need to be careful when going against her, use your miasma only on daggers that she is about to. Or ones she has already jumped onto. There is a .50 second pocket window before she can E again. (even higher on lower levels) and so this should shut out a lot of her mobility.”
Scyrine says “don't let her get level 3 before you, because she can combo and kill you early and snowball off you. you win against her, if your reaction time is crisp you can sit near a dagger and wait for her to engage.”
Chili Dog says “She gets a lil scary when you're standing next to her daggers, her ult reduces your healing as well. She won't go defensive summoner so the possibility of poking her down a tad and then oneshotting is VERY high. Both Runes can be taken.”
JustGalaxy06 says “This champ is gonna look for roams so look after her and alert your teammates . try and follow her when she's roaming or just push mid and alert your teammates that she's gonna roam their lane .”
grebe1231 says “So long as you're careful of her daggers, you can easily out-trade her. Look out for when Katarina's get thirsty for a kill, which usually happens at levels 2, 3, and 6. When she goes in, don't run. Instead, be prepared to turn and fight her head on instantly with a full overheat combo. Both you and kat have enough damage in your all-ins to kill each other and neither of you can really peel away. If you're prepared to fight back when she commits, you'll usually end up killing her just before she can kill you.”
poro99 says “Whenever you go against a good Katarina player they will destroy you 9 out the 10 times you guys fight. This is because Katerina is a harder champ then talon and have a higher skill cap.
FalleN3 says “Play this match-up reasonably passive and don't give her free kills. Harass her as often as you can when she goes to last hit a minion. Stun her whenever she tries to ulti you.
DO NOT use (R) Tibbers to stun her as there is a high chance she can leap away before it lands. Instead, use your (Q) Disintegrate to stun her and then hit her with (R) Tibbers.
Be aware of her leaving lane for roaming kills. This often happens and she will get fed from other lanes if you don't keep track and ping or follow her.
Katarina is squishy and you should have no problem 100 - 0 her after level 6.”
Last Roar says “Can harass her early lvls with aa's. Don't push up too far in lane or she will all in you. Just try keep the wave towards your side and be patient for her to step on a trap. You can match her roam, if you travel to the sidelane through your jungle and play the teamfight defensively. She can snowball if you play bad.
Obj: Harass early then play defensive vs her. Roam through jungle not river and place good lane traps for her.”
vCraze says “Katarina is a very tough matchup as she has so much mobility. You need to poke as much as you can early without depleting your mana and also avoiding the daggers are she will delete you if you go anywhere near them.”
OxiteoMyst says “Skill Matchup. Play around your phase rush cd. When you have it you can usually win the trade against her as you can just outrun her knives. Make sure to ult her when she ults to cancel it. Poke her down and make sure to ward to prevent ganks. AND DONT LET HER ROAM BOT.”
zee160 says “I wish there was a 'lol ff' threat level. She counters you in every way possible. She's not too strong early game, but if you let her bully you out of lane, and she gets just slightly above you in a level, you're screwed.
When she throws her W, don't run away from it. Run in between where her W will land, and where she was standing at before she jumps in.
R+W her, which will give you some lifesteal, E yourself to run away from her, throw a Q. Keep repeating as best as you can.”
WolfRider01 says “Skill matchup in favor of Yasuo. You can W her Q and her R. Match her aggression in lane, and try to dodge her dagger spins. Most Katarina's in S11 do the AD or AD/AP Hybrid build, so take Armor resistance. You can easily be lvl 2 all in'd so be mindful of that. However you can beat her most levels unless she is fed.”
S4V4 says “Skill match up. Better player wins. Beating AP kat is really easy, but AD kat is currently meta. With all her AA resets thanks to her E, she can easily outdamage Yasuo. Look for longer trades and try to avoid her daggers as much as possible. Windwall her R.”
MagicalFartz1 says “Electro with Ignite. There is nothing to say on this matchup you have everything in your kit to stomp her. E her if she E's on to you, her e will be on a short CD she won't be able to doge it. Play passive if you miss your E. You can easily run her down with ignite if she misplays. Only Problem is her constant roaming if she gets a lead this matchup becomes Really hard. Rush Sorcs ”
MartyBG says “A very skill based matchup. Its Katarina favored for sure. Try to predict the dagger she is gonna go to with your e or q. Try to not miss your q, because in the window where you don't have your q she can easily punish you and kill you.”
sweodigaming says “Skilled match-up, she has really good engage level 3 even when her E recently got nerfed. Don't play to aggressive, you could easily get punished. If she ever R's try to stun her with your R or W. They have low cast time. ”
Magical Rock says “Katrina is not that hard to go against, because you can trade evenly with her. That said, she can still do a bit of damage though can be easily jumped. A good strategy for her is to bait her to grab the knife, but as soon as she does proc electrocute.”
neverwanted2be says “FF+Resolve+Doran's shiled. I won't advice u 2 play Yone vs Katarina, coz a good Katarina player will make ur laning phase like Hell, But if it's happend try to dodge everything. Sorry. Her roaming potential is also good, so try to give more info about her moves to ur team, and make as much vision as possible,. Unlike Fizz, i wont recomend u to chase her, unless try to outfarm her. The key here to be more farmed them her, so in the teamfight u can just "shoot" her with ur burst combo. Her mobility is insane, so always get stucked "Q" to be ready avoid her engage at the lanning phase, Yone is a very strong champ in the lategame, so dont be scary 2 be a not "midgame" carry for ur team, try to be "lategame" carry. More vision, more info, freezing - this is your goals.”
Simp4DuCouteau says “Contrary to popular belief, Corki has a good chance against Katarina. His W can easily get him out of the range of her daggers, making her trading potential worthless. She has no CC to lock him down, and since Katarina is melee, Corki can easily abuse her pre-3.”
AkiraHopeXDDDD says “Talon Vs Katarina goes even, Tips on how to fight katarina is to stand on her daggers and Melee Q her if she takes it (auto melee Q auto) to win trade, Go Null orb and hex drinker against her”
Veigarv2 says “care her cutlass / gunblade spike
She will look to roam alot so give your team vision. you outscale her really hard later on. Make sure to keep checking her inventory for a cutlass / gunblade. once she gets it you can no longer walk up as she will slow you and all in you.
go electrocute corruption potion timewarp tonic and biscuits in this lane, you need sustain. you can oneshot her. if you struggle in this matchup you can go abbysal mask and spellbook resolve like vs Fizz”
Yeager says “In laning phase you should avoid pushing after the first 2 waves because she has a really strong level 3. The moment you use E, she will jump on you, so don't waste it until her jump is on CD. Lategame you will oneshot her if you hit E, but if you miss it, you are dead. ”
Frixen says “One of the worst TF matchups. You have to be much better to win against her. Yes you have the range advantage, but she can basically get on top of you whenever she wants to and you have hard time returning damage against her. The key to winning against Katarina is levels 1-2. After that it is kind of over for you. ”
FalleN3 says “This is a skill match-up but you need to be carelful of taking loads of free harass from her (Q). If she walks up to last-hit a minion you can possibly trade her. Zhonya can be a nice item to pick up after your gun-blade, especially if the top-laner / jungler are AD champs. Consider starting boots and health potions as they will enable you to dodge her daggers easier. You can try to bait her ultimate and then shroud yourself as you run away or (R) onto a minion to escape it. Once her ultimate is on CD, you can go for the kill. Otherwise, if you have a jungler with hard CC they can lock down her ultimate as you fight during a gank. She will roam, be sure to follow or be ahead of her.”
FalleN3 says “This is a skill match-up but you need to be carelful of taking loads of free harass from her (Q). If she walks up to last-hit a minion you can possibly trade her. If you are really not confidnet you can consider taking exhaust and use it on her when she ulti's you, I personally wouldn't bother though. You can use your troll-poll (E) when she ulti's you, then use the rest of your combo to kill her. Zhonya can be a nice item to pick up early too, especially if the top-laner / jungler are AD champs.”
ILuvLube says “Katarina is another extremely dangerous champ for yas to deal with. Her Q has longer poke. She can poke you a lot with that. Also her E allows her to dash to he minion wave so don't call for ganks when her minion wave is coming. Most importantly she has too much escape utility which makes her a pain in the ass. Once you make a mistake she Q E R and you're dead. SO PLZ PLAY IT SAFE cancer champ btw.”
Reason97 says “Her movement's are highly predictable since they're pretty dictated by her daggers. You can also cancel her ult with either your Q or your own ult, so as long as you don't waste them willy nilly, she put's herself at high risk to try to all in you. The biggest issue is just the somewhat unpredictability of her daggers bounce. can cost you your passive if you're a bit closer to minions then you realize. ”
Reason97 says “Katarina can do a lot of damage, but puts herself in a lot of danger to do it. Keep an eye out for whenever she looks like she going in for an engage, and save your stun for it, since her diving in to damage makes her very easy to hit with it. If she gets ahead, she'll be an issue, but almost all of her character depends on her getting ahead to be useful. so as long as you can avoid feeding her, it should be fine. ”
BloooodTV says “D-Blade. Katarina is very passive lvl 1, as she doesn't really have any way of doing anything. She will just farm with Q and setup for lvl 2. Zone her off cs early as much as you can try to poke her with Q or go in if she tries to get farm. Get away from her daggers until you have an item advantage. You have a massive advantage with a minion wave, but so does she. Make sure she doesn't have E up so she can't dodge your nado, or just beyblade her so she can't react fast enough (watch out for Faker out here dodging it). Once she goes for all-ins at level 6 you can windwall her R and if she keeps her r going after that like a sped just smack her and get as much damage off as you can. Also if you have nado you can just E+Q her and kill her if she doesn't have Shunpo reset. Good chance you win just watch out for her all-ins and watch out for ganks. Outscales you depending on comps. Take Conq. ”
Fadedreformed says “The matchup is in your favor unless she starts with longshord, she can actually kill you early levels with longsword if you do a mistake. But should be pretty free unless she goes bot and gets a triple kill :)”
xXkillercrackXx says “Tough to lane against due to her ability to zone you away with her daggers. Landing a wild cards on her is nigh impossible due to the mobility she has with shunpo. She can't easily follow roams either, but be careful because she can turn up to a fight and clean up very easily. You can gold card her later on to stop her ultimate, so you can win out later.”
Yuki H. says “At the most fundamental level, she is melee, and she will definitely use some abilities on minions. Just make sure to not get hit by free poke which isn't even aimed at you. Punish her cooldowns and you have the upper hand while in an auto attack combat.”
Proma says “Dshield/Sword + pots
I recommend going sorcery secondary with null orb and whatever other rune you'd prefer from that tree.
Post 6 just pull her with Q or E out of her ult. This is a very easy lane as long as she doesn't get ahead of you.”
Veralion says “HoB/Sword. This lane is balanced on a razor's edge and you'll need to focus up early. Other champions are able to snowball a game off of 3 or 4 kills, but this bitch only needs 1 to start murdering everyone. You CANNOT die. Period. Katarina lives and dies by her dagger placement. The trick to beating her is getting a feel for where her Q is going to land and being anywhere but there when it does if you aren't in a position to trade. It will always land a short distance behind the first target it hits. Once you have that figured out, you can farm with relative confidence and safety while you wait for a favorable moment. Hail of Blades with skilling Q at level 2 completely out-trades her and will make her scared to walk up for farm. If you're healthy, keep your mouse over that dagger and stand in range ready for her to E in. Hit her with a point blank E and unload on her. She will absolutely MELT and will freak out trying to retreat. The lane dynamic changes rather rapidly if you mess this up and let her escape without retaliation, though. It's best to wait until level 3 to begin trading, though. If you're down any health at all, you are on the defensive. Remember, you CANNOT die to her. She can take many different keystones. DH is the easiest to handle, followed by Conq, with Electrocute being the toughest. If she Q’s you from max range, you can safely W and run back. If she Q’s you from midrange, run anywhere BUT back. The dagger will land right where you’re running and she will be in range to E and chunk you down. Do not ever attempt to tank her ult. It does too much damage and you will die. Either interrupt it with your ult or flash the hell away. If you decide to all in her from range and not hold ult to stop hers, you’d better be damn sure you kill her before her ult gets more than a few ticks off. Don’t go for a roam if she can follow you. The last thing you want is to lure her to 3 half health teammates and set her up for a free triple. If she starts to follow, it's best to set up in a bush and catch her facechecking rather than let her get to a big fight. ”
Grimkyle says “Katarina is once champ I just always perma ban because IMO she is one of the best champs for solo q and I just have bad experience with her Katarina mains hate fizz and fizz mains hate katarina. You should win the laning phase all you have to do is q auto w proc electro and bonus if you e her dagger. if she takes conq is easier for you to abuse her just don't long trade with her because then she just out trades you with damage and healing ”
ai darkfluid says “Strange enough as it is, Viktor can actually murder Katarina. W>R onto her R post-6 and she has to either react with a dash somewhere else, where you can promptly blast her away with abilities, or take the stun to the face. On the off chance she tries to dash on you, make sure you don't path onto her daggers, as that's where a majority of her early combo is. Spam ping when she's missing, as it only gets out of hand when she comes back to lane with 3 kills from bot.
Preferred rune: Aery/Electrocute”
Zoe Sparklepop says “Skill Matchup
You can poke her down easily and not have to worry till Level 3 where she can equally trade with you if not better.
At 6, You really need your stun for her ult or you're in trouble so keep it up instead of using Q to cs if you feel she wants to go in.
Just don't play too aggresive.”
xtrinity01x says “Average Kats are okay..but good Kats are hell. even if you try to predict where she goes, she just dashes all over the place and its difficult to land a single root. Bully her lvl 1-3 and then try to bait out her ult because since you have to get close to ult, she'll probably try to counter it by ulting and btw, that thing hurts a lot.”
snukumz says “Not too tough to deal with.
You're mostly auto attacks and point and click abilities so she can't dodge most of your damage.
If she ults you you can just ult her away and cancel her ult.
Run exhaust and just auto her to death.”
snukumz says “Ouch!
One of the hardest counters to Vk if you try to get toe to toe with her.
She can easily dodge all of your skill shots and do tons of damage to you.
Play safe and smart against her.
Wave clear to keep her from roaming and killing your teammates.
If you hit a good knock up and he dash is down you can kill her.
Watch out for her knives!”
LightningTemplar says “She is very mobile and can be a struggle hitting your combo on. She shines against champs without no hard cc, like Zed. She can build Cloths into Armguard without really sacrificing anything. Use W or Flash to escape when she use R, or if you have a chance to kill her, you can R her R to negate a lot of the dmg, and follow up with your combo which should be easy to hit as she stands still when she ults. ”
PepeOnDrugs says “This is a very easy matchup for Akali. Kata has propably the worst level 1 in the game, so try to poke her hard level 1 to 3. At 6 she gets a little bit of power, but so do you. Demolish her early and don't let her farm and win is yours.”
Lobban says “Super easy matchup. Ult when she ults. Stay away from her dropped daggers. And since katarina cant wardjump no more she doesent really have a way of getting away as long has you fight her while her minions are far away.”
lRusu says “Since the changes on Diana, you can no longer stop her ult every 15 -20 seconds, it's now very difficult to win this matchup. hold your ult ONLY for her ult, unless you can guarantee the kill”
CallMeDaddyGR says “Kata is not that powerful late game just play safe at the begining, poke her whenever you can and try to predict her e by watching where her daggers land to hit her with your spells, after 6 it should easy to jump her”
Debonair Karma says “She can destroy you at any point of the game, really. You need someone with hard cc to shut her down. Late game you can nullify a lot of her damage with your RE. Take teleport/barrier/ignite. Go ROA-Seraphs build.”
Gageowago says “Stay off her daggers and watch out for the level 2 Katarina combo because it will put you to half health. Abuse her hard at level 1 and play safe afterwards. Once she uses q or w it goes on a long cooldown so poke her when she uses them. Also if she uses her shunpo without getting a dagger you have about 12 or more seconds to punish her because it goes on a massive cooldown if she doesn't reset it. Post-6 save charm for if she ults on you. -------(Patch 9.23) Katarina is also a Conqueror abuser. She can easily kill you and heal from it with new Conqueror. Stay back and avoid daggers even when ahead.”
BigFatCat909 says “Katarina is a Zed favoured skill matchup. Kat only wins off of Zed's mistakes but it is fairly hard to make mistakes in this matchup. The easiest way to win fights against her is to dodge her q with your ult.”
YunaDragoon says “Matchup is winnable, just be mindfull of her E that she could use behind you. As long as you're behind the dagger she threw behind you you should almost always be able to hit both W hits. A good Talon beats a good Katarina. A bad Talon loses to a bad Katarina. ”
Ignix0 says “A skilled kat always wins against zed. Always keep in mind if she has e. DONT weq when she has her e up. She'll just dash away. If she uses r and you have w up just w away and then eq her.”
Papapostolou says “Don't let her roam, and if she does, then ALWAYS say SS, if she get 3/0, the game is gonna be really hard for you. try to poke her every time she uses E to her daggers but without taking damage. You can dodge her R with your W (Sanguine pool)”
Lil Tidepod says “Katarina is a little bit unique with assassins in terms of just how insanely mobile she is, and that she doesn't have to always get super close to deal big damage. It's kind of odd how much damage just throwing her dagger onto a minion that then bounces onto you can do. She does, however, need to get close to finish you off. Her blink makes her a problem, but if she does get close to you, lock her down with an E W for the root and throw a Q onto her. After enough times, she won't be able to retaliate anymore, and will play safe. Push the wave under the turret, because she can't farm under turret really at all.”
Fhizzikx says “This champion just dashes everywhere. Stay under tower and farm safely. Don't lose hp for some cs because early game cs isn't as important as xp. lvl 1 she doesn't have much mobility so look for some autos. Once she hits 2 be wary of her dashes on you. Hold onto your e and don't use it until you're sure its going to hit because once your e is down you're very vulnerable. You can cancel her r with your e and she can dash behind you while you're in r. Play Smart.”
Capparelli says “Her daggers make her predictable don't stand on top of them and you can avoid most of her damage, save R until she uses E, you can almost always one shot her faster then she can one shot you, get Serrated Dirk or Tiamat based on if you are planning to stomp lane or roam”
ahrienthusiastmain says “You have to freeze wave against katarina because she's too much of a threat near her tower. While your charm can cancel her ult, she's very slippery and can deal damage without her ult. ”
serruh says “this matchup should NOT be an issue whatsoever, she has a very weak laning phase, weak early levels and is actually very easy to setup ganks vs and set behind. the problem comes from when she roams around the map and gets ahead through other means. in those cases you usually cant deal with her(as your root doesnt stop her ult) and she just becomes impossible to fight. will probably lower her threat level once she gets nerfed, honestly think she's just overtuned atm.”
RockitoAhri says “Stay away from the daggers on the ground. Throw a lot of auto attacks on her, but walk back when you get minion aggro. You can freely go for Q - W - Auto attack, but you need to keep your E to cancel her ult. Using it prematurely will get you engaged on and killed. ”
deprimere says “there's not much to say about Katarina.
This match-up is usually a win.
But her roaming can make her fed and her lategame CAN be stronger than Nocturnes for sure.
Winnable but always be careful, don't give her a lead through getting kills on ANY lane.”
kujosrevenge says “Kat-favored matchup but still winnable. This lane is tough for AD irelia as well. For best results with E, put it on one of her daggers to try and predict her shunpo and you win, but post-6, it is best not to fight her 1v1.”
Inscaped says “I'll say this. I absolutely hate this champion, hate the playstyle and the snowball. This is my go-to ban 90% of the time. Against a good katarina, you stand no chance and you won't even hit you W, I promise. She has no dashes, so your E is not a big help either. STAY SAFE, never engage without a jungler, unless overfed. Kata snowballs SUPER HARD and even with 2 kills, she'll soon be at 5 and your game is going down, just like the Titanic.”
t3rminated says “Katarina is a really, really annoying matchup. She just hops around everywhere and avoids your combo. The reason why I put this in major and not extreme is because they are very predictable. If you can see that their dagger is going to you, you can predictively shoot q or e and combo them. Play safe under tower with good positioning and you should be fine. Expect a really boring laning phase with no deaths and hope that the Kat gets impatient and does something reckless. Also make sure that Kat doesn’t roam or at least warn other lanes. If the kat roams you basically lose. Try to deny them from doing this by shoving the wave and pushing for plates (make sure you know where the jungler and Kat is). Or you can counter roam. ”
theboywhodominatedaplat says “when she Q's u Q her back
she will try to all in you once she reach level 2 so upgrade your E second and use E when she Es on her dagger to all in you and AA her then Q her to proc electrocute
R her when she R's you and dont R first unless you're sure you will kill her ofcoures and always try to predict where she's going by Q'ing her defensive dagger”
Zeyan says “Strong meta midlaner. Ap assassin who can 100-0 you if you misstep. Will roam if you play passive. Stopwatch will not be as effective as it is with champions like zed. As it enables her to prepare daggers to burt you when stasis ends. ”
Eccentricks says “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Oh sorry, yes, Katarina.
This matchup is really tough, so bring ignite and be prepared for a wild ride.
Start Dorans, you will need it. Do the thing you do with Zed and harass with Q when she steps up for minions.
Once she is low, or she engages, since she is a fucking rabid bitch who is out for blue blood, dash in (or out) and hit her in the face with E and violently unshackle your combo upon her.
After that is over, you probably will be dead, because Katarina... But, if you do it at a good time (like when your jungle is there, her's isn't), you can secure a single kill, and from there, push it in, back, buy items, and stay determined and focused at all times.
Ask yourself questions about what to do next and try to remember where the jungle is, as they help her a lot.
If you feed, however, the match is lost. But if you are down one kill, don't fret, or rotate, you can come back with smart play, think about what she is doing wrong and look for mistakes.
Try to not focus on CS while she is in the wave, as you will probably die. Try to poke her instead and then back up, because she usually will retaliate and you need to be quick about it.”
8wolf says “Insane mobility and burst damage. The dagger resets make her a dodging machine. The only reason why she is not an extreme threat is that your ult can easily cancel hers and disengage. You might want to take exhaust for the times in which running away is not an option.”
Daedralus says “Early game is extremely easy as she won't have enough damage to kill anyway, but you can also heal it off very easily. Your ult counters her ult and even if you don't have it, by activating your E, you will take much less damage, and can also stop her ult with the fear. Additionally, a well timed Q can allow you to travel with her when she uses her E, making it a super simple lane.”
NebuIa says “Katarina is extremely scary once she gets gunblade. Also, watch out for level 3 all ins. Very difficult to deal with her jumps. Be patient with E. Maybe try e'ing once she ults and then r'ing out of the range of it until she is slept. Consider barrier. Also, I've heard that if you're scared of her all ins early, armor is more effective in runes.”
Je Suis Azir says “A good Katarina can slice your fucking retinas off before you even know she moved. However, this does not matter if you remain aware of the positioning of her daggers, and remain aware of her Cooldowns. You can punish her really hard if you remain at max range and poke her well.”
TheSpark says “Can be a real pain jumping everywhere, you can most of the time predict where she's gonna jump judging by where her knives land. Use that to your advantage in lane especially by throwing down an E when she blinks to it.”
vaske_lol says “Katarina has a good bit of mixed damage and starts the game building AD components for the Hextech Gunblade. Katarina's first large powerspike is Hextech Gunblade + Sorcerer's Shoes. Try to use the Q shield to counter her Q damage and get free harass in lane. Don't stand on top of her daggers and always be ready to hit her with QE if she takes a risky dagger. She is squishy with her build so just look to oneshot her after your powerspike. Cancel her R with your Q if you are looking for an all-in!”
GESTAPOisHERE says “Katarina is a challenge, but winnable. Get out of her Q blade range and try to avoid getting inside the blade radius if she E's. Your ultimate is stronger if you save a wall for her's then go all in.”
i am a heron says “you just absolutely dumpster her. Katarina is the textbook lane to pick ivern in to. She can do nothing to you, she's too squishy to eat your bushwack harrass, she's free food for your jungler, and landing E & Q against her is a breeze because she has to jump on you to hurt you. Your ult interrupts her and will run her down and help you dive her. she won't be able to waveclear. she won't be able to poke you out or put damage on you. she won't be able to all-in you until the point where she's probably already been shut down. her only hope is to hit 6 and roam or to gank you, but you should follow her or coordinate with your jungler to countergank.”
Aizenvolt says “Very easy matchup, you counter her hard. You can cancel her ult with your q, try to use your q when she uses hers to not take any damage. She dosent have sustain and she is squishy, with enough poke you can destroy her. Lastly when her dagger lands stay away from it so that you dont take free harrass.”
DravensBukkake says “Ignite/Exhaust matchup.
Level 1, make sure you're not in her Q range, AA her everytime she walks up for CS. So free to harass her.
Level 2 she wouldn't dive you, unless you're directly ontop of her daggers. A trick that pisses off kat players is to place soldiers ontop of your minions when they're low to harass her trying to CS, and ontop of daggers when she throws them. So if she ever E's in on them, you get a free AA.
General tip for melee matchups, if you ever get to AA them use Q immediately and AA another to proc electrocute.
IF KATARINA USES E DIRECTLY ONTOP OF YOU, without landing on a dagger so she doesn't get resets, ult IMMEDIATELY so she is a sitting duck.”
MarkeleleYasuo says “Good katarina's will never get hit by your q while using e to her dagger,
never throw your 3rd q before she uses her e
LVL 1-2 she will look to kill you, at lvl 3 if you use your windwall for her q she wont be able to kill you, also you can push her early because her farming under turret is really terrible, she will look to roam so always ping it and follow her if you can
While against a bad kata you should always win your lane ”
Marumo says “Threat level 3-9.
My gut tells me to put Katarina higher in terms of threat, but there's a good reason I haven't.
Katarina depends entirely on her player. A good Katarina will have you farming under tower, warding hard and playing as if it were a buffed Fizz. In contrast bad Katarina will feed you free Q stacks, dash into your stun and allow you to scale as if you were against an AD soraka mid. This is unlike the other 5 threats that I have because most of them can beat you without it really being a great test of skill.”
spark2 says “A good Kat can be extremely unpredictable, but in general you should stay away from her knives as they are where most of her lane damage comes from. She can be a pain since the healing reduction from her ult makes your ult worse. This is one of those lanes where your job is just to not completely feed her--if you go even you've won, since your utility is significantly better than hers in teamfights if she's not just killing everyone.”
Cloud375 says “This should be one of your easiest matchups as long as you should be able to win this since you can burst her early and late game. Just be careful of her ultimate and burst, especially in the late game.”
Asothin says “She has a lot of mobility but if you time your E's correctly you can win this lane. You also counter her ult with your own due to the suppression. As soon as you see her spinning press R and poke her to death for an easy kill. She won't be able to damage you at all even after the ult due to the bonus resistance stats you'll get.”
Garybaldo says “An absolute nightmare to play against, her R counters yours since it applies grievous wounds, she outpushes you, she can dodge your E with her E and she won the trade, you're immobile so she will most likely kill you if she catches you out of position, try to E+P her out of her ult. Use your W to see if she's roaming, spam-ping the hell out of sidelanes when missing, she has great roam potential”
Novok says “Stay away from the daggers on the ground. Throw a lot of auto attacks on her, but walk back when you get minion aggro. You can freely go for Q - W - Auto attack, but you need to keep your E to cancel her ult. Using it prematurely will get you engaged on and killed. ”
SirZeros says “Nope, not funny, Kata is like Fizz, not funny at all. Get some Magic Resist, to survive a bit longer, so you could stun her, when she's ulting in a bad position.
Whenever she Q's you, walk to the side not to the back in order to negate some damage.”
MironW says “As a katarina player myself I feel like tf really struggles against her, your only option to survive her incredible burst is if you can hit the yellow card when she's doing her fancy level 6 combo. Play safe and try to avoid her dagger. Only poke her when she is far away from you or a minion she can E onto.”
Euphoric Toaster says “Before 6 you can poke/harass/deny her pretty hard, just be sure to watch out for daggers she might be looking to Shunpo to. After 6, you have to hold onto your E stun pretty much for the rest of the laning phase (unless you're quickly clearing a wave from a distance before backing) so that you can stun her if she tries to Ult near you. Holding onto your stun negates most of the kill pressure she will have on you meaning shes going to be even or behind, making her pretty useless. She might eventually just sack the lane and look for roams for easy kills so just be sure to aggressively call her roams out to your team.”
chloric says “Depends on how good the katarina player is. Most of the katarina players I've faced don't respect my damage and get first blooded. Late game, try to hook her into your team to CC lock her.”
Chromuro says “Pretty easy, you can foretell her movements and land more easily your Q. Just don't be reckless, she has still a lot of damage. The main advice I can give you is to stay behind at least two minions, at least there is few chances that her Q bounces on you.”
Big Shawn says “Kennen vs Katarina. Normally there should be no problems. You have the perfect abilities to resist her mobility and damage. The outplay potential from her is always present, but that depends how good the person behind the screen is.”
Fox1ne says “Her E cdr,and re-locations makes the match up almost unplayable. Especially if enemy is otp kata. It's really unplayable. Play it with glacial fox build and try aa her at early levels. At 6 level her all-in are extremely dangerous so be carefull your tasks and decisions.”
DVL CHALLNGR says “Predicting is the best way against her. Building Doran's Shield will absorb some damage. If you predict her R she won't have many ways to do any damage to you. She CAN'T absorb any of your damage”
DVL CHALLNGR says “She can't absorb your damage in Early Game but if there's one of her knives you will have to predict that sometimes
The best way to use R on her is after her R but be careful because her damage is happening very fast and you too can't absorb much of her damage”
EvilOranges says “D-Blade. Skill Matchup. Same rules apply as on any champion. Don't be stupid, don't stand in her daggers, don't let her engage, and when all-inning watch the fake escape then re-engage with her W-Q-E-E combo or something along those lines. You can windwall her R, so save it for that. Hold your tornado until she dashes, or predict which dagger she will dash to. Take Conqueror or FF.”
TruePvPYT says “This matchup can be very very hard agaist a skilled Katarina, she can poke you with her Q in the early game so stay away for her and try to count her cooldowns because if she engages you, you really dont have an escape unsless you have R earlier than her.”
kiewe says “If you play against a fast Katarina main you must predict her every move since she can always just dodge your spells and play defensive if think you cant stand too close to her since she might jump on you any second.”
Best Akali Fra says “Personnaly, I hate facing this champion. Katarina have extrem mobility (E), broken ultimate (R) and she have a better level 2 then an Akali. So don't be to much greedy with Katarina on laning !!”
MehmetPower69 says “Katarina is highly mobile which can make her hard to hit with abilities.
Try to put down turrets with a great amount of spacing so when Katarina jumpes or autoattacks your turret you can easily punish with a quick w and get some turret lasers off.
If that doesn't work for you dont worry just focus on farming and punish her turret when she is roaming. Just survive laningphase and you will scale away from her and you will be able to help alot in teamfights later on.”
Xavier Senori says “Katarina is somewhat hard to play against. Her ability to Shunpo over your skillshots makes it really hard to harass her. On top of this, her gap closer and burst damage can easily ruin your day. However, because she is a melee champion, you should be able to completely control the lane pre-6. After this, ward up, push her under tower, and force her to lose cs or get harassed. Don't try to 1v1 her unless she is getting wrecked in lane, especially since Petrifying Gaze is really hard to land.”
Pumparum says “Katarina cannot do enough damage to kill you early. Camp her daggers to prevent her from clearing. Disrupt her ultimate with a quick Snowball knockup. Roam if she decides to hug turret.”
kilgta says “You gotta keep control of her roams. Follow her early or with tps. Dont stand next to her knives or E her when she takes them. Bully her early with your abilities and farm with your AAs. She is kinda busted right now so be careful to not overextend against her at any level pre 9. Start corrupt pot.”
unownreality says “Zone her out with singularity on your minions. If she shunpos, she takes damage. Over time, you'll chip at her health where you can then burst her out completely. She can dive you without punishment late game or if shes fed. Its important that you try your best to get a kill onto Kat before she hits level 6. ”
MechaaZero says “This is in her favor slightly, but I have found that if you start to read their playing style heavily, you can predict some of her E's and land a long Q here and there. I have won this lane a lot because of that, but be cautious, her engage hits hard.”
CC Diana says “Unfortunately for Diana, Katarina is no longer a free matchup due to her rework in patch 6.22. To win this matchup you need to be mindful of where Katarina throws her daggers such as low health allied minions since her Q will ALWAYS land on the opposite side from where she threw it. Kat has two basic lane combos - one at level 2 and the other at level 3. Her level two combo is a simple Q -> E which she can use to quickly proc her passive and deal massive damage. Level 3 is where Kat becomes really dangerous. Her combo at this point will be E -> W -> Q -> E -> E -> Ignite (if she has it). This has the potential to completely 100 - 0 you. To avoid being oneshot, move in the opposite direction of where Kat's Q dagger lands so she cannot proc her passive damage. If she dashes onto you despite not getting any passive damage off, hit her with a Q and W to outtrade her. Once she hits 6, make sure you save your E for when she ults. Using your E before she ults will give her an opening to deal massive damage to you.”
RagexAddict says “Much like Akali or Zed or Yasuo, Katarina has a great deal of burst damage with no resource sustain issues. Your all ins are very effective against her early, so keep an eye on when she uses her Q or shunpo's, then use that window of opportunity to go in on her. Watch out for her daggers; If she jumps to one while you're on it, you'll take some nasty damage and be in range for her to unload on you.”
EvilOranges says “Dark Seal or Corrupting Potion. You are the ultimate counter to Katarina. As long as you stay out of range of her daggers early you will be fine. Your passive negates a lot of her damage, you have more mobility after level 6, and most importantly, your Q cancels her ultimate. Safe your Q for this purpose after level 6. Max E.”
SrSuders says “Katarina Mains sind durchausfähig Talon's in der Laningphase zu besiegen.
Die W sollte man nur im Gegenangriff verwenden, da sie sich sonst mit der E hinter dir bewegt und du deine Stacks nurnoch schwer vollbekommst.
Alternativ könne man auch mit der Talon Q engagen und die Talon W beim Escapen drauf werfen, hierbei sollte man den Dolchen ausweichen, falls nicht möglich kann man noch die Talon Passive auslösen.”
WantedHamster says “Her early poke can be very annoying,specially her dives when you are low hp,so make sure to farm at tower if she starts to engage you alot. Dont try to fight back,you will mostly likely to lose.”
Rarely Pro says “Katarina is a pain, she can burst you down sometimes so quickly that it can give you wipe-lash. With Katarina's Q's you will notice daggers on the ground... she can jump to them and then ult you, try to land the edge of your cage on the dagger just as she jumps so you can get a free stun on her so you can perform your burst combo (W + Q + R | In that order)”
LyndonK9 says “Katarina has a hard time farming under tower so push her into tower and try to poke her when she goes for CS. It makes you susceptible to ganks and she can engage on you easier so ward and stay away from her daggers. If you get her low you can try and charm and kill her. She will most likely look for roams so try and push the wave in and follow.
A lot of people think you can just charm Katarina after she jumps to her daggers but her movement speed makes it super difficult, and it's really hard to predict when she Es.
The most important thing is when she ults she is an easy charm target. Especially in teamfights, save your charm for her. ”
Yenwai says “her damage is always a threat, even if shes behind, respect it by avoiding her daggers.
your silence can turn her R off early and deny her damage and her blinks, combined with your R she cant do much and she needs to farm early for gunblade.”
YourBestSenpai says “Old kata wasn't such a problem when playing as ahri, but now, as she can jump around the whole map (jk), she will dodge most your skills and just kill you. DON'T WALK UP TO HER DAGGERS, YOU ARE ASKING HER TO KILL YOU!”
AgreeableOtter says “Don't walk too close to Daggers laying on the ground, try to Q whenever she goes for a cs with a melee attack, rush hexdrinker, all in er at 6 and tripple Q her while shes ulting. ”
Slydemon says “Kat can almost always out-trade you if she has her abilities. Wait for her to waste her dash or her Q, then jump on her and proc your passive if possible. Short trades are key until you have your ultimate. Also, watch the level advantage, she'll kill you if she hits 3 before you.”
Shderen says “Katarina is a little less scary than LeBlanc purely for the fact that your E can stop her ultimate and also prevent her Shunpo. That being said, she's also hard to kite considering your range later on, making her a pain and, sadly, something you must rely on your team for.”
aButteredPoptart says “Kat can be super slippery because of the creativity with her dagger placement. As always, don't stand next to one and respect the control she has around where it is. An easy bait though is to walk towards a dagger anticipating the dash, and then charming. Don't be predictable yourself however, charm is valuable in keeping yourself alive.”
BicBee says “You die if you miss charm. Stay away from daggers on floor.She will usually jump when you are between her and her dagger while walking towards her. Look to land charms on the daggers and when she's ulting. ”
Header_FX says “At early, push in and try to harass her till lvl 3. Level 2 you can take e for doing maximum damage, because many katarina players (my experince) think they can level 2 all in you, so taking e will out trade her easy. After she got hextech gunblade you cant 1v1 her, so pushing in and roaming is the best answer.”
BicBee says “Starting E level 1 lets you win trades hard because your shield negates her dagger damage. Kat is very predictable because she will usually go to where her daggers are to trade. You can use this knowledge to bait her or to aim your skills at. Try to walk away towards the side or towards her when her daggers are on the floor because she will jump to them. Post 6 you will die if you don't land your ult to cancel her ult. ”
AzureArmatt says “The key to beat Katarina is quite easy to understand
1) respect her damage
2) avoid staying near the daggers that are on the ground
3) save your charm (don't spam it)
Her mobility will allow her to doge your skillshots (charm mainly) and out trade you if you are not careful so try to play a bit more safer then normally you would if you don't know how good she is. Consider buying Zhonya or stopwatch early to deny her burst damage once she gets ahead and follow her around the map since she will roam quite often due to her assassin nature”
pappychap says “absolute broken cancer no brain champ will get one kill from a side lane and instantly be 12/0 at 7 minutees dodge this matchup nless you are mentally challenged and just want to look at the colors on the screen”
Enfurnal says “Katatrina.... Hm. Easy to dodge her Es by running from her daggers. You can even try to predict her by launching your charm at her dagger. When she reaches six... RESPECT her. Unless if you wanna be alpha and try to out play her.”
thedonk says “Katarina is very hard to deal with when she is jumping around all over the place. Stay away from her daggers. Similar to Yasuo, land your chain on her, chain again if you can so she can stop moving. ”
Jammy158 says “Shove the first 2 waves to force her under tower. Kat's level 1 is garbage and level 2 is mediocre. Be careful of daggers on the floor as it does a lot of damage. At level 6, save your windwall for her Ult not her Q and you will win eventually.”
TruMediaMix1 says “Like Irelia, Katarina can do serious damage to you and the rest of your team if she gets a gold advantage. Pay close attention to her, and don't be afraid to punch back if she tries to go all-in. If you're caught inside her ultimate, use Defiant Dance to mitigate the damage if you can't simply run out of its range.”
LuxIsMyCrush says “annoying, annoying, wtf this damage, no mana cost, will be terrible if she know to play. She will try qwee combo or qer combo, or maybe just er combo if you are really bad. Rush zhonya if you can't survive with just holy barrier and your skills.”
Torblerone says “Katarina has the ability to do high burst damage while at the same time having high mobility and the ability to just completely dodge an entire anivia combo if she plays it correctly. Her ability to close gaps is too much for an inexperienced Anivia to handle and you will more than likely lose lane if you do not play safe”
Dr Wonderdrugs says “Contrairement à ce que j'ai pus dire précédemment sur la mobilité et les assassin katarina est un match up pas si compliqué puisqu'elle dash principalement sur ses dagues ou ses alliés elle sera donc facilement anticipable grâce à vos talents de mastermind de la prédiction et de votre long entraînement dans la salle de l'esprit et du temps.”
moutenn says “She does a lot of damage. You have to avoid as much of her damage, as you can. She can not poke better then you, but care her E's. They can juke all you have, so keep in mind if her E is up. Also dont stay in her R to get more damage on Death mark, Its better to just get out of range and try and Q her. She will be standing still.”
qasddsa says “Pretty easy actually. Put two or three points into Q and then proceed to max E. Or, just max E from the start. Trading in minions and poking her from a distance is your priority in this lane. Save your Q for when she starts ulting so you can silence & cancel it.”
WhiteSheepz says “Katarina is an extreme threat to Xerath as she can dash close to you and dish out masses of damage, try not to die to her at the loss of CS. If she does dash to you fire a stun behind you as that is where she will land- this will give you a chance to escape. If you are unsure of how to fight against her it never hurts to stay under the turret and punish her with your range when she gets too close.”
Draczor says “Katarina isn't as dangerous as you might think. Make sure not to walk or get near her daggers that lie on the ground since that is her main source of dmg. She won't be able to do anything against you on level 1 and 2. Poke her with Q and E and she can't come close to farm. Make her low enough and you can kill her. Try holding on to your Chaos Storm so you can cancel her ultimate if she uses her combo on you. If you know that her Shunpo is on cooldown then don't hesitate to use your Chaos Storm to try and kill her unless she is near her tower. If you play around her daggers then you should have an easy lane.”
ThePhantomPsychic says “Im not sure what really happened to kat, but shes really good into you now. Try not to feed, its kinda difficult but not really. Still a Huge threat.
Also she blinks away from your damage.”
Gambinos says “Katarina hard counters melee pretty easily. Her ult is really quick too and being able to put high amount of burst.
You can WW her Q but she has low cooldown so it wouldn't mean that much.”
Sozzoh says “Katarina is pretty scary. Whenever she ults you, ult her into your tower or ult her away if you really need to. Because of her Shunpo, you'll want to abuse her if she uses it incorrectly. (not blinking to a dagger) She can blink over your ult and completely ignore your soldiers, so roaming for kills is a good idea. I would recommend buying Zhonya's if she's too much of a problem.”
Autoswitched says “Easy matchup as her q won't even damage you if you have your passive up, and if she goes in for a combo, make sure you punish her hard because you out damage her. Ensure you windwall her q if you don't have your passive up. If she ultimates you, e through her, and activate windwall.”
undeadsoldiers says “Katarina is an AP-assassin and I actually find her pretty easy to lane with. If it's not the best Katarina, she will use her shampoo (or is it shunpo idk ?? [jk]) to get close to you for an all-in and you can just E her from there to stop her.”
Prenora says “in the same boat, be a little more predictable, katarina also has a hard early game and a hard time fighting under tower, she thrives from roams as she wont really be able to 1v1 you, keep her under tower, and punish her for leaving lane dont try to solo her, she's much more mobile than you”
Witwickies says “Dashes are most dangerous moves against Zyra. Katarina can either dash and blow enemies away. In this match-up you can find light by keeping track of her daggers. Keep distance to them and go with all-in only if there are none of them around.”
undeadsoldiers says “She can poke you really hard, so try to communicate with the jungler for ganks, and watch out for her level 6. You shouldn't really get near her, and you dont need to you have decent range, I'm saying that because level 6 dependent champions rely on calculating when 6 will be up, so she can catch you off guard and use it immediately. Watch out for her roams too, they're really bad, especially if it's a 4 man dive bot.
hieuman98 says “dont try to combo this champ, just keep the lanes even. Focus on csing, and push the whole wave when looking to gank. Make sure to be careful roaming because she can easily jump on you when you move through the river.”
macspam says “Katarina's E hard-counters Veigar. The best advice I can give is to play some games with her to understand her kit. Similar to Leblanc, don't expect your cage to do much of anything to hinder her mobility. However, Banshee's Veil will reduce her kill potential. ”
Prenora says “you can bully Katarina fairly easily in the early game, but once her cooldowns start getting lower you're going to have a difficult time
look to bully her early, avoid her daggers and jump on her when she goes to last hit,”
asffg123 says “Like Fizz, her teleport cancels your E and she also has an aggressive kit. However, Katarina is more prone to nicely timed ganks.
Warning - This champion can and will roam to counter a safe playstyle. Ping accordingly.”
DuhBrandon says “Not a threat whatsoever, you outrange her so even if her daggers land near your farm you can farm with your Q and poke her at the same time. My advice is to save your yellow or red card and wait for her to try and pick up her dagger and punish her from there. Unfortunately she is not like draven so getting her daggers is not a necessity but you should easy win this matchup.”
Arcuzz says “For me, Katarina is a easy match. For others could be a pain in the ass. Keep in mind that she can kill you 1 vs 1. Your main task is to poke and harass him from afar. She cannot reach you because your role is to play safe. Don't try to force a fight, only sabotages his farming.”