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There are pretty much two builds for Katarina:

Attack Damage:
Start with (1) Cloth armor + 5 Pots
Build a (1) Heart of gold + (2) boots
Buy a (3) Giant's Belt
Buy a (4) BF Sword + (2) Upgrade boots (either Merc Treads or Sorc Boots)
But another (5) BF Sword
Upgrade Giant's Belt to (3) Frozen Mallet or Warmog's
Upgrade BF Swords into (4,5) Bloodthirsters
Buy a (6) Void Staff (if they're stacking MR) or Infinity Edge (if they interrupt your ult every time and thus you need to autoattack more)
Sell Heart of Gold to buy another (1) Bloodthirster or Infinity Edge if the game is honestly going on this long

Start with an (1) Amplifying Tome and a Pot
Build (1) Mejai's Soulstealer
Buy a (2) Boots + (3) Giant's Belt
Upgrade Giant's Belt to (3) Rylai's Crystal Scepter and (2) upgrade boots (sorc or merc again)
Buy (4) Lich Bane
Buy (5) Abyssal Scepter or Void Staff
Buy (6) Zhonya's Ring

The second build gives you the advantage of having early game items (Mejai's notably), the ability to use Rylai's, and better use of Abyssal/Void. The first build gives you more survivability from Warmogg's without compromising your ult damage, less rape-dependent damage (not relying on Mejai's), and better overall damage when not ulting (you can KI + bouncing blade for full attack damage to up to six targets plus autoattack with a ton of lifesteal, while AP only really has Shunpo + Lichbane hit)