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**Tanerian**
Does no one prioritize W over Q?

Been having good success with that, makes pushing lanes a breeze.

The reason that Q is a priority is because of the extra magic damage. Maxing W is a preference, but that extra damage can scare people. And it really makes her do more damage overall. At max, her Q does a total of 275 damage (to the first target) before AP ratios are applied, including the damage from the mark. Her W does 200 before AP ratios are applied, but she gets an AD boost. Even if she had 100 AD, her W still wouldn't match the damage from her Q and mark consumption (260 damage only from her W in that case). Here is some math:

Assume Kat has 100 AD and no AP. She is also level 9. Shunpo does not change the damage calculations, so I am not including it in this combo.

W is level 5, Q is level 2:

She uses her Q: 95 + 0 (AP) = 95 damage

Then uses her W: 200 + 0 (AP) + 60 (AD) = 260 Damage

Damage by mark: 30 + 0 (AP) = 30 damage

Total Damage: 385 damage

Q is level 5, W is level 2.

She uses her Q: 200 + 0 (AP) = 200 damage

The she uses her W: 80 + 0 (AP) + 60 (AD) = 140 damage

Damage by mark: 75 + 0 (AP) = 75 damage

Total Damage: 415 damage

Realistically, Kat has less AD and more AP by this time. Even with higher-than-realistic AD

**and** leaving all AP out of the equation, maxing her Q first has her deal more damage anyway.

Keep going with maxing W if you want (it might actually help push lanes better - I haven't tried it myself), but numbers don't lie. Maxing Q means more damage from her combo. Hope this helps!