Katarina is a mid-lane APC/assassin champion that has high burst damage. If left unchecked, Katarina has the potential to easily shred through even the sturdiest of tanks. In this article, we explain how to effectively counter Katarina.
Best Katarina Counters
Katarina Counter Picks
Now that you know who counters Katarina, you can finally counter pick Katarina in any matchup. Let’s take you through some tips on how to use a few of these champions who are counters to Katarina. After, there is a general section explaining how to use any LoL champion as counters for Katarina. After all, if you know how to play against Katarina, you can play safely and effectively to defeat Katarina in a lane.
Save Diana’s E for Katarina’s ultimate. It is one of the main reasons Diana beats Katarina in a lane.
- Save Lissadra’s ultimate for Katarina’s. An instant targeted stun is an easy way of denying her any use of her Death Lotus.
- Abuse Lissandra’s Q+autoattack harass on Katarina. It will annoy her and she may end up Shunpo’ing onto you to try trade back but that will put her into the range of your Ring of Frost giving you even more free damage on her.
Whether in a lane or in team fights, have Lulu’s ultimate or W available to interrupt Katarina’s ultimate. It also helps if you can ult and shield the person who is the most vulnerable to dying to prevent resets.
Generally, keep either Malhazar’s Q or R up to interrupt Katarina’s ultimate if she tries to use it on you. Ideally, R is a much better tool to stop her channeling.
If you are Fiddlesticks: you have Q and E to use against Katarina. Try to save them. If she jumps to you: first use your Q but don’t use your E or W, otherwise normal attack her. If she uses her ultimate: now you can use your E and W.
Tips For Playing Against Katarina
- Save a disable (stun/snare/silence/knock-up/displacement) for Katarina to stop her from channeling her ultimate and dealing massive AOE damage.
- Katarina is weak at farming under the tower at earlier levels, so try to pick something that pushes hard.
- Zhonya’s Hourglass’ active can counter Katarina’s Ultimate.
- Buying a Guardian Angel will revive you after death denying the resets Katarina would have received from her passive.
By using the champions who counter Katarina and the LoL Katarina counter tips above, you can now develop a strategy to help you, as a summoner, become an effective counter to Katarina players.