Tl;dr Spotlight

Katarina, the Sinister Blade

Tl;dr Lore

Noxus assassin Katarina passes up her too-easy assignment to assassinate a low-ranking Demacian officer, instead going for the General. Thus the Demacian officer is alive to conduct an ambush on the Noxians. Katarina goes ‘my bad’ and slays many in battle until she kills the officer. Duty over passion, everyone.

 


Tl;dr Abilities

 

Passive – Voracity:

Range: Least

– Cooldown reduction if an enemy champion dies within 3 seconds of Katarina damaging them.

– Whenever Katarina catches or picks up a dagger, she uses it to slash through enemies (AD + AP). Reduces Shunpo cooldown.

 

Q – Bouncing Blade

Range: Somewhat (625)

Targeted dagger throw at an enemy. Bounces to up to 2 nearby unaffected enemies (AP). The dagger then lands on the ground opposite where it hit the first target.

 

W – Preparation

Toss a dagger in the air. Lands after 1.25 seconds, and Katarina gets bonus movement speed over that time.

 

E – Shunpo

Range: Most (725)

Blink to a target unit or dagger. If it’s an enemy, deal magic damage to them, otherwise deal magic damage to the nearest enemy in range.

 

R – Death Lotus

Range: Meh (550)

Channel: rapidly spin in place for 2.5 seconds, throwing daggers at nearby enemies (AP).

 


Tips:

Okay, honestly, I’ve played Katarina like once in my life in training mode. Just from the POV of a Soraka one trick, though, I’d say just don’t bother with your ult round her or anyone who can silence you. Your ult’s gonna be cancelled, and you’re gonna be stuck surrounded by enemies. Not even once.

Also you have no mana so abuse that shit early game.

 


Sexiness level:

Don’t lie to me. Her sexiness levels are for real and you know it. I’m not the biggest fan of her classic splash art but her body’s definitely bangin’.

 


Skins:

Kitty Kat Katarina. This is not a question. Sexy kitty cosplay? Literally why are we having this conversation.

Kitty-Kat-Katarina.jpg


Relationships:

Alright. So like a true writer, I went to research this shit. But why in the hell don’t her friends/rivals show up in her bio anymore?

All I’ve got to work with is the Related Champions section, which lists the following:

  • Cassiopeia
  • Sion
  • Talon
  • Garen
  • Swain
  • Graves

They’re all Noxian, so it’s safe to assume these are all her friends.

That’s it. I’ve got nothing more to add.

I suck I’m sorry.


Cosplay difficulty: 3/10

Okay, come on. Classic Katarina isn’t a major feat in cosplay history. If you really want to stretch that, go for Red Card Katarina.

Look, I’m not knocking it. I’m making a Slay Belle Katarina at the moment (just in time for Christmas, hey oh!). Kat’s hot, and her skins are hot. Some of her skins are really difficult and intricate, like Project Katarina. But Kat has a pretty good range of skins for those dipping their toes into the cosplay pool, and for those who just want to wear something sexy (and her outfits certainly don’t look ‘simple’!).

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