“Poke her with your Q every time she goes up for CS. Try to use your passive on her everytime she goes up for CS. Whenever you have 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. ”
“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.”
“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 but this season AD seems to be better and more common on them.”
“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.”
“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.”
“ 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.”
“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.”
“Land a grenade as soon as she Ults or comes into melee distance. Unless Kata gets fed early she should be easy to deal with due to being a melee AP assassin.”
“ 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. ”
“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).”