Wild Rift Katarina Guide with Item Build, Runes and Spells

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In Wild Rift, Katarina is an assassin commonly played in a Mid-lane. Katarina is considered as an A-tier pick for Mid Lane. Katarina mostly deals magic damage with her ability and has lots of mobility.

Katarina is considered as a hard to play champion based on her ability and playstyle. In this post, we will look at the best Item Builds, Runes, Spell for Katarina including tips and tricks we have found especially for you.

Wild Rift Katarina Guide with Item Builds, Runes and Spells

Let’s start with the Best Runes for Katarina, 

Best Runes for Katarina in Wild Rift

Name Stats


Gain Stacks of adaptive force when hitting a champion with a separate attack or abilities. It stacks up to 5 times. When fully stacked, deals bonus adaptive damage to and champion.

Per Stack: (2-6) bonus AD or (4-12) AP for 8%

Fully Stacked Bonus: 10% Bonus adaptive damage to champions.


Execute, Heal

Champions takedown restores 10% missing health, Deals 3% more damage to enemies below 35% health. 

Hunter Titan

Health, Tenacity

Gain 20 max health, unique champion takedown grants 20 max health and 4% tenacity. 

Hunter Genius


Gain 2.5 Ability Haste, Unique champion takedown grants 2.5 ability haste.

Note: You can also use Electrocute with Katarina. If you want to play as an assassin, then use Electrocute. Conqueror Katarina is more suitable for Teamfights. 


Now, Let’s look at the Best Spells for Katarina, 

Best Summoners Spells for Katarina in Wild Rift

Name Stats


Flash undoubtedly the best spell for any champion you play. Flash is used to teleport your champion forward for any aimed direction. (Cooldown: 150 seconds)


Ignites target enemy champion, dealing (60-410) true damage based on the champion level over 5 seconds and inflicting them with grievous wounds. Grievous wounds reduce healing effects by 50%.

Now, Let’s begin with the most important part of this guide, “Best Item Builds for Katarina”, 

Best Item Builds for Katarina in League of Legends Wild Rift

In Wild Rift, You can use various adaptive build path for Katarina based on your playstyle and the enemy champion you are facing. 

1. Katarina Mid-lane (AP Assassin)

Quick Sliver


2. Katarina vs AD, AP Assassin

Stasis Enchant


3. Katarina vs Tank Champions

Void Staff

Stasis Enchant


Now, Let’s move on to Katarina’s ability analysis with Best Attack Combos, 

Wild Rift Katarina’s Ability Analysis with Best Attack Combo

Let’s begin with Katarina’s Ability analysis first, 

Wild Rift Katarina’s Ability analysis

1. Passive (Voracity)


Takedown on enemy champions reduces ability cooldown by 15 seconds. 

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

2. First Ability (Bouncing Blade)

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

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

Cooldown: 9.8/8.8/7.8/6.8 second

Base Damage: 75/115/155/195

3. Second Ability (Preparation)

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

Cooldown: 13.7/12.7/11.7/10.7 Second

Movement Speed: 30%/40%/50%/60%

4. Third Ability (Shunpo)

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

Picking up a dagger greatly reduces the cooldown of Shunpo.

Cooldown: 13.7/11.7/9.8/7.8 Second

Base Damage: 15/35/55/75

5. Ultimate (Death Lotus)

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

Greaves wounds reduce healing applied to the target by 50%. 

Cooldown: 63.4/53.7/43.9 Second

Base Damage: 350/550/750

Best Attack Combos for Katarina in Wild Rift

In Wild Rift, You can perform various attack combos with Katarina based on your playstyle and the enemy champion you are facing. The most common combo use by Katarina main’s out there is, 

First Ability (bouncing Blade) > Second Ability (Preparation) > Third Ability (Shunpo) > Basic attacks > Third Ability (Shunpo)

The Second Combo: 

First Ability (Bouncing Blade) > Third Ability (Shunpo) > Ultimate (Death Lotus) > Third Ability (Shunpo)

Which Katarina’s Ability I should upgrade first? 

First, unlock Katarina’s all three ability. Then start upgrading Katarina’s Q (bouncing blade) to the max level, followed by Katarina’s E (Shunpo) and then Katarina’s W (Preparation).

Note: Don’t forget to unlock and upgrade Ultimate (Death Lotus) whenever available.

Katarina’s Ability Upgradation Path
1 4 6 7
2 8 10 11
3 12 14 15
5 9 13

Wild Rift Katarina’s Counters?


Aurelion Sol



Wild Rift Gameplay Tips and Tricks

Early Game:

In Wild Rift, Katarina’s early game is pretty weak as almost every lane opponents like Corki, Ahri and Yasuo can lane bully her. In the early game, try to farm as fast as possible by keeping a safe distance from the enemy.

Mid Game (After the first dragon):

The Mid game is the time where Katarina shines. Katarina gets a huge power spike when he gets her first item. So, after getting her first item, gank dragon or baron lane with your jungler to help your team. Katarina deals massive damage with her ultimate, but her ultimate can be stopped by crowd control. So, try to enter team fights just after the enemy team has used their crowd control.

Late Game:

When you have at least three-four items in the late game, you can one-shot enemies squishy targets. So, lock the enemies squishy target during the team fight.


How good is Katarina in Wild Rift?

In Wild Rift, Katarina is considered as an A-tier pick for Mid-lane.

Which lane/ role I supposed to play with Katarina?

In Wild Rift, Katarina is an assassin champion commonly played in a Mid-lane.

Which Katarina's ability I should upgrade first in the Wild Rift?

In Wild Rift, first upgrade Katarina's Q to the max level, followed by E and W.

Which runes I should use with Katarina?

The Best runes for Katarina in Wild Rift are Conqueror, Triumph, Backbone and Hunter Genius.

That’s all. If you any feedback or query regarding this post, please contact us through the comment section below and follow our Facebook page to stay updated about the Wild Rift.

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