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Katarina
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Abilities

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Voracity
EFFECT RADIUS: 340
Voracity.png

Innate: Damage rating.png Takedowns on enemy champions within 3 seconds of being damaged by Katarina reduce her abilities' current Cooldown reduction icon.png cooldowns by 15 seconds.

Sinister Steel.png

Innate - Sinister Steel: Whenever Katarina retrieves a Dagger, she uses it to slash around herself, dealing 68 − 240 (based on level) (+ 75% bonus AD) (+ 55 / 66 / 77 / 88% (based on level) AP) magic damage to nearby enemies and applying On-hit icon.png on-hit effects at 100% effectiveness against enemy champions, as well as reducing Shunpo's Shunpo's current Cooldown reduction icon.png cooldown by 78 / 84 / 90 / 96% (based on level).

Daggers take 1 second to land, and will disappear after being on the ground for 4 seconds.

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Notes
  • Voracity's cooldown reduction will still take effect even after Katarina dies.
  • The Dagger's area of effect indicator is displayed even before it lands, although Katarina may not slash until it has. This can be targeted by Shunpo Shunpo.
  • Daggers will still deal damage but not apply on-hit effects if Counter Strike.png dodged. They cannot be Spirit's Refuge.png blocked nor can they be missed while Katarina is Blind icon.png blinded.
  • Single-use on-hit effects, such as Sheen item.png Spellblade, will apply to the closest target to Katarina when she uses a Dagger.

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Bouncing Blade
TARGET RANGE: 625
EFFECT RADIUS: 625
CAST TIME: 0.25
COOLDOWN: 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7
Bouncing Blade.png

Active: Katarina throws a Dagger at the target enemy that upon arrival bounces to up to 2 nearby enemies, dealing magic damage to each target.

Magic Damage:
75 / 105 / 135 / 165 / 195 (+ 30% AP)

The Dagger then lands on the ground 350 units opposite from where it struck the target.

The Dagger bounces to targets regardless of having Sight icon.png sight of them or not.

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Notes
  • Bouncing Blade will not be destroyed in-flight if the target dies before reaching them but it will on Command Hallucinate.png clones that expire.

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Preparation
CAST TIME: none
COOLDOWN: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11
Preparation.png

Active: Katarina tosses a Dagger into the air above her current location and gains Movement speed icon.png bonus movement speed that decays until it lands after 1.25 seconds as well as Ghost.png ghosting for the same duration.

Bonus Movement speed:
50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90%

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Notes
  • No additional details.

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Shunpo
TARGET RANGE: 725 / 775
CAST TIME: none
COOLDOWN: 14 / 12.5 / 11 / 9.5 / 8
Shunpo.png

Active: Katarina Flash.png blinks to the target location around the target unit or Dagger, dealing magic damage to the nearest enemy in range and applying On-hit icon.png on-hit effects at 100% effectiveness.

Magic Damage:
15 / 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 (+ 50% AD) (+ 25% AP)

Shunpo Bladework.png resets Katarina's basic attack timer.

Upon blinking, Katarina remains unable to act via a cast time for 0.15 seconds.

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Notes
  • Shunpo can be used on any unit except structures and Ward icon.png wards.
  • If Katarina Shunpo's on an ally, any attack command she is given during its cast time will be negated, and every movement command will be delayed by 1 second (starting at the start of the cast time).
  • Shunpo should be an instant ability but it has extra logic to consider which makes it have a short cast time before blinking.
  • Flash Flash can be used during cast time but it will not cancel the blink.
  • If the target is very close to a wall and Katarina targets Shunpo behind the target, she can blink over the wall.
  • Shunpo will still deal damage but not apply on-hit effects if Counter Strike.png dodged. It cannot be Spirit's Refuge.png blocked nor can it be missed while Katarina is Blind icon.png blinded.
Type Cast time
Attacking Disabled
Abilities Disabled
Movement Disabled
Items Usable Shurelya's Battlesong Shurelya's Battlesong Turbo Chemtank Turbo Chemtank Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade Gargoyle Stoneplate Gargoyle Stoneplate Randuin's Omen Randuin's Omen
Disabled All the other item-actives are disabled
Interrupted by N/A
Consumables Usable
Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite Flash Flash
Disabled Teleport Teleport Recall Recall Hexflash Hexflash
Interrupted by N/A
Interrupted by
  • Death, unless protected by Revival icon.png Resurrection
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    Death Lotus
    EFFECT RADIUS: 550
    CAST TIME: none
    COOLDOWN: 90 / 60 / 45
    Death Lotus.png

    Active: Katarina Channeling icon.png channels for up to 2.5 seconds, rapidly spinning in place to throw a dagger every 0.166 seconds to up to 3 of the closest nearby enemy Champion icon.png champions. Each dagger deals physical damage and magic damage, applies On-hit icon.png on-hit and Pix, Faerie Companion.png on-attack effects, and inflicts 60% Grievous Wounds icon.png Grievous Wounds on the target for 3 seconds.

    Physical Damage Per Dagger:
    16% (+ 12.8% per 1.0 total attack speed) bonus AD
    Maximum Single-Target Physical Damage:
    240% (+ 192% per 1.0 total attack speed) bonus AD
    Magic Damage Per Dagger:
    25 / 37.5 / 50 (+ 19% AP)
    Maximum Single-Target Magic Damage:
    375 / 562.5 / 750 (+ 285% AP)
    On-Hit Effectiveness:
    25 / 30 / 35%

    A nearby enemy champion is required to cast this ability, and targets do not have to be Sight icon.png visible to be thrown at.

    Info
    Notes
    • An alternate way of writing the formula for the bonus AD ratio is 16%  ×  (1 + 0.8 total attack speed) bonus AD.
      • At level 6, Katarina has a minimum of 0.729 attack speed (bar potential reduction from Cripple icon.png attack speed slows).
        • The minimum physical damage per dagger is 25.33% bonus AD.
    • Death Lotus will not end if no enemies remain in range.
    • Spell Shield.png Spell shield will block and be consumed by only one dagger.
    • Each dagger counts as a separate hit for effects such as Conqueror Conqueror, Electrocute Electrocute, and Eclipse's Eclipse's Ever Rising Moon.
    • The following table refers for interactions while Katarina is Channeling icon.png channeling:
    Type Channel
    Attacking Disabled in the first and last 0.25 seconds of channel, otherwise, interrupts.
    Abilities Interrupts
    Movement Disabled in the first and last 0.25 seconds of channel, otherwise, interrupts.
    Items Usable Shurelya's Battlesong Shurelya's Battlesong Turbo Chemtank Turbo Chemtank Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade Gargoyle Stoneplate Gargoyle Stoneplate Randuin's Omen Randuin's Omen
    Disabled Hextech Rocketbelt Hextech Rocketbelt Everfrost Everfrost Prowler's Claw Prowler's Claw Stridebreaker Stridebreaker Ironspike Whip Ironspike Whip Goredrinker Goredrinker
    Interrupted by All item-actives not specified above interrupt
    Consumables Usable
    Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite
    Disabled Recall Recall Hexflash Hexflash
    Interrupted by Flash Flash Teleport Teleport
    Interrupted by
  • Death
  • Silence icon.png Cast-inhibiting effects
    • Trying to cast a disabled active (excluding Hextech Rocketbelt Hextech Rocketbelt) will buffer it to cast at the completion of the channel.

    Tips & Tricks
    • The ability will light up once an enemy champions gets into range, even if not Sight icon.png visible, revealing they're nearby.

    Patch history

    This patch box only contains the Current version. For Katarina's complete patch history, see here.
    V11.6
    V11.4
    • Death Lotus Death Lotus
      • On-hit modifier increased to 25 / 30 / 35% from 25% at all ranks.
      • Bonus AD ratio per dagger increased to 16% bonus AD from 15%.
      • Attack speed ratio per dagger increased to 12.8% total attack speed from 9.9%.
      • Bug Fix: Tooltip now properly states that the ability also triggers on-attack effects.
    V11.2
    V11.1
    • Stats
      • Base armor increased to 28 from 27.88.
      • Base magic resistance reduced to 32 from 32.1.
    V10.24
    V10.23
    • Voracity Voracity
      • New Effect: Daggers now apply on-hit effects against all champions struck.
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • New Effect: Now applies on-hit effects.
    • Death Lotus Death Lotus
      • New Effect: Each dagger now applies on-hit effects at 25% effectiveness.
      • Removed: No longer deals 22% bonus AD magic damage per dagger.
      • New Effect: Now deals 15% bonus AD (+ 9.9% attack speed) physical damage per dagger.
    V10.20
    • Voracity Voracity
      • Bonus AD ratio reduced to 75% bonus AD from 100%.
    V10.10
    • Voracity Voracity
      • AP ratio reduced to 55 / 66 / 77 / 88% (based on level) AP from 55 / 70 / 85 / 100% (based on level) AP.
    V10.3
    • Sinister Steel Sinister Steel
      • Bug Fix: Daggers no longer gain 2 stacks of Conqueror Conqueror per target hit; now properly gains 2 stacks per cast.
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • Bug Fix: No longer attempts to basic attack her last target after Shunpo, unless they're already in attack range.
    V10.2
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • Bug Fix: Using it to kill a target no longer makes her unresponsive for a few moments.
    V9.16
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • Bug Fix: If she drops a dagger near a wall and then casts Shunpo so that she can blink to the other side of the wall, she now properly gets a reset on the ability.
    V9.15
    V9.14
    • Death Lotus Death Lotus
      • Healing reduction increased to 60% from 40%.
    V9.6
    • Death Lotus Death Lotus
      • New Effect: Now triggers effects that are triggered by DoT AoE abilities.
    V9.4
    • General
      • Base run animation updated.
      • Fast run animation updated.
      • Movement stop animation updated.
    V9.2
    V9.1
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • Cast time changed to (0.15 seconds after teleporting (Katarina now teleports immediately upon pressing E)) from (0.075 seconds before teleporting and 0.075 seconds after teleporting).
      • New Effect: Can now buffer Hextech Gunblade's Hextech Gunblade's active to fire after Shunpo's cast time completes.
    V8.10
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • Bug Fix: Killing an unit with Shunpo will no longer lock out your buffered abilities or basic attack.
    V8.9
    • Death Lotus Death Lotus
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where it could not be cast if enemies in range could not be seen.
      • Bug Fix: Can now correctly ping her Death Lotus if no valid targets are nearby.
    V8.3
    • Voracity Voracity
      • Base dagger damage reduced to 68 − 240 (based on level) from 75 − 287 (based on level).
    V8.2
    • Bouncing Blade Bouncing Blade
      • New Effect: Now draws nearby minion aggro when targeting an enemy champion.
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • New Effect: Now draws nearby minion aggro when targeting an enemy champion.
    V7.24b
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • Base damage reduced to 15 / 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 from 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90.
    V7.22
    • Stats
      • Base health increased to 602 from 590.
      • Health growth increased to 94 from 82.
    • General
      • Bug Fix: Base skin and all of her other skins' SFX have been restored and are no longer quiet.
    • Death Sworn Katarina Death Sworn Katarina
      • Bug Fix: Smoke VFX on her daggers during her Recall Recall no longer appear below the ground.
    V7.17
    • Slay Belle Katarina Slay Belle Katarina
      • Voracity Voracity
        • Bug Fix: No longer gets stuck in her recall animation if she uses Voracity right before beginning her recall.
    V7.7
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • Cooldown increased to 14 / 12.5 / 11 / 9.5 / 8 seconds from 10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8.
    V7.5
    • General
      • Bug Fix: Intermediate bot now has a keystone mastery.
    V7.4
    • Stats
      • Base magic resistance reduced to 32.1 from 34.1.
    V7.2
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • AD ratio reduced to 50% AD from 65% AD.
    V6.24
    • Voracity Voracity
      • Base damage changed to 75 − 287 (based on level) from 75 − 285 (based on level).
    • Preparation Preparation
      • Bug Fix: If Katarina catches Preparation dagger at the end of Shunpo's Shunpo's cast time, the Preparation dagger's damage no longer follows her to Shunpo's Shunpo's location.
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • Bug Fix: If Katarina Shunpo's to an ally or a dagger, Shunpo's damage now properly transfers to the nearest minion or jungle monster if no enemy champions are in range.
    • Death Lotus Death Lotus
      • Bug Fix: Icon no longer lights up while dead when enemies walk near her corpse.
    V6.23
    • General
      • Bug Fix: Warring Kingdom Katarina's visual effects have been adjusted to re-add some of the flair lost in her pre-season update.
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • Movement commands are canceled if Shunpo targets a plant or enemy champion.
    V6.22
    • General
      • New ability icons.
    • Stats
      • Base health increased to 590 from 510.
      • Health growth reduced to 82 from 83.
      • Base health regeneration increased to 7.5 from 4.5.
      • Health regeneration growth increased to 0.7 from 0.55.
      • Base armor increased to 27.88 from 26.88.
      • Base magic resistance increased to 34.1 from 32.1.
      • Base movement speed reduced to 340 from 345.
    • Voracity Voracity
      • New Effect - Flourish Flourish: Catching or picking up one of her fallen Daggers causes Katarina to flourish it, dealing 75 − 285 (based on level) 100% bonus AD) 55 / 70 / 85 / 100 (based on level)% AP) magic damage to nearby enemies, as well as refunding 78 / 84 / 90 / 96 (based on level)% of Shunpo's cooldown.
      • Range: 340
    • Bouncing Blade Bouncing Blade
      • Cooldown changed to 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 seconds from 10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8 seconds.
      • Base damage changed to 75 / 105 / 135 / 165 / 195 from 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160.
      • AP ratio reduced to 30% AP from 45% AP.
      • Range reduced to 625 from 675.
      • Targets hit reduced to 3 from 4.
      • New Effect: After bouncing, the Dagger falls to the ground on the opposite side from where it struck the first target for 4 seconds, getting there in the same amount of time regardless of how many times it bounces.
      • Removed: On-hit effect.
    • Preparation Preparation (new W)
      • New Effect: Katarina tosses a Dagger up in the air and gains 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90% movement speed that decays over 1.25 seconds. After a 1.25 seconds delay, the Dagger hits the ground.
      • Cooldown: 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 seconds
    • Shunpo Shunpo
      • Cooldown changed to 10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8 seconds from 12 / 10.5 / 9 / 7.5 / 6.
      • Base damage reduced to 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 from 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160.
      • New Effect: Now scales with 65% AD.
      • Range increased to 725 from 700.
      • New Effect: Can target Daggers.
      • New Effect: If she targets an ally or dagger, she will deal Shunpo's damage to the nearest enemy within a radius of her target.
      • New Effect: Resets basic attack timer.
      • Removed: 15% damage reduction.
      • Removed: Targeting wards.
    • Death Lotus Death Lotus
      • Ticks increased to 15 from 10. Duration unchanged at 2.5 seconds.
      • Base damage per blade reduced to 25 / 37.5 / 50 + 22% bonus AD + 19% AP from 35 / 55 / 75 + 37.5% bonus AD + 25% AP.
      • Maximum potential damage to single target changed to 375 / 562.5 / 750 + 330% bonus AD + 285% AP from 350 / 550 / 750 + 375% bonus AD) + 250% AP.
      • New Effect: Cannot be cancelled by movement and basic attack commands in the first and last 0.25 seconds of channeling.
      • New Effect: Maximum range indicator visible to all players.

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