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Tips Against Katarina in Middle Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
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. ”
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!”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.
Recommend: Barrier and Dmg Build. Use the Vs. AP Assassin build only if behind, but a banshees is definitely an option in this matchup. ”
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.”
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. ”
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. ”
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.”
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”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
Hullos says “This match up at first seems hard but only got easy as time went on. you know where she is going to teleport and can poke her down easy since she is melee. As long as you landed a few q's before her all in you win in dmg. ”
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.”
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”
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. ”
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.”
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.”
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. ”
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. You can even make her rage quit by following her roams in bot lane and get a triple kill with your support.”
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 :)”
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.”
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. ”
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. ”
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.”
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 ”
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. ”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Noodles912 says “With the new Conq on katarina, she really outdamages you better. Pre 6, Stay away from her daggers, and poke her with Q. Use AA+W to chunk her if possible. After 6, save ult for her ult. Remember Q cancels her ult too, but isn't as good as using R to escape. You outscale at 11, and watch out for her early damage.”
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.”
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. I sometimes build Hextech Gunblade as a first item to stay even with her burst damage, if i fall behind, i proceed with the normal item build.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
MFNahde 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”
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.”
cobbzy says “Mirror matchup just shows who is the better Katarina player. Just set up daggers and poke when you can, often times you will both be roaming so if you can catch them in a team fight often times you will win. ”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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)”
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.”
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!”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”