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Attack Or AP kat

Attack 95 64.63%
Ability Power 57 38.78%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters 147 .

AP or ATTK Kat?

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Vidal

Senior Member

05-02-2010

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crimsonlyre:
ya, id say neither in favor of tank kat... she does a much better job as a tank due to meh ratios, and helps u keep stacks up. Rylais is pretty great on her though.

Any tank can tank better than katarina because she has no tank skills.

Only play ap kat for fun because ad is obviously way better. If you are a good katarina always ask to solo mid katarina is probably the best solo mid hurasser in the game.


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M3MBRAN3

Member

05-02-2010

because her abilities do magic damage and you can spam them so much I prefer magic pen / AD Kat

haunting guise
sorc shoes
bf swords
void staff / abyssal if they start stacking MR.


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peyo

Senior Member

05-02-2010

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M3MBRAN3:
because her abilities do magic damage and you can spam them so much I prefer magic pen / AD Kat

haunting guise
sorc shoes
bf swords
void staff / abyssal if they start stacking MR.

dont get abyssal, as it lowers usefulness of all the others MPen items.
and don't get that much of MPenthat early..


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HowlingKommando

Senior Member

05-02-2010

AP Kat is more flexible than AD Kat imo.


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peyo

Senior Member

05-02-2010

AP is much worse early game


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HowlingKommando

Senior Member

05-02-2010

Here's why I personally prefer AP Kat in detail.

Rylai's >> Frozen Mallet on Kat. It's much easier to perma-slow with her abilities than auto-attack.

BF Swords require 1850 gold. That's a huge amount of gold you need to hoard each time you want to upgrade. Pickaxe does not upgrade into anything useful for Kat.

Zhonya's Ring is AP only and boosts Brilliance Elixer. This is better than Fort Elixer for Kat, which has no such extra boost.

Her abilities do magic damage and Void Staff is the primary counter against MR stacking. You won't be getting it in most games, but the late game option is always there. AD Kat will have to rely more on her auto-attack in this situation, and this doesn't play to her attributes at all. Getting a kill decreases her cooldowns, you want to be firing abiltiies as much as you can, not auto-attacking.


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Polly

Recruiter

05-02-2010

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Jman69:
Dorian Shield (sell at some point during the game)
Sorc boots
BloodThirster
Leviathan
BloodThirster
BloodThirster
BloodThirster


Elixir of Fortitude + 4 Pots
Bloodthirster
Boots of Swiftness
Leviathan
Bloodthirster
Bloodthirster
Bloodthirster


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peyo

Senior Member

05-02-2010

Quote:
HowlingKommando:
Here's why I personally prefer AP Kat in detail.

Rylai's >> Frozen Mallet on Kat. It's much easier to perma-slow with her abilities than auto-attack.

BF Swords require 1850 gold. That's a huge amount of gold you need to hoard each time you want to upgrade. Pickaxe does not upgrade into anything useful for Kat.

Zhonya's Ring is AP only and boosts Brilliance Elixer. This is better than Fort Elixer for Kat, which has no such extra boost.

Her abilities do magic damage and Void Staff is the primary counter against MR stacking. You won't be getting it in most games, but the late game option is always there. AD Kat will have to rely more on her auto-attack in this situation, and this doesn't play to her attributes at all. Getting a kill decreases her cooldowns, you want to be firing abiltiies as much as you can, not auto-attacking.

since when you can not buy Rylai and Void in AD build? o_O
Pickaxe can be built into IE if you are having really hard time stacking BTs. Also, it can be sold later


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Infiniteri

Senior Member

05-02-2010

Not sure post patch, but pre patch, I had always seen AP Kats outperform AD Kats (though I didn't see many Kats at all). Her ult always seemed to pack more punch.


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HowlingKommando

Senior Member

05-02-2010

Quote:
peyo:
since when you can not buy Rylai and Void in AD build? o_O
Pickaxe can be built into IE if you are having really hard time stacking BTs. Also, it can be sold later


Death Lotus takes the highest AP or AD. Getting both is a waste of money.