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Support Katarina is legit

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Cerys

Senior Member

11-13-2011

Now I'd like to preface this by saying that perhaps Kat isn't the best support all the time, but she's a pretty pro support some of the time. If you have to lane against Taric + AD, it really sucks. Otherwise, you're usually fine. Some junglers can screw her up badly, too.

Your AD does have to play a little safer and/or buy a vamp scepter for their own sustain, but most AD get Wriggle's a lot of times anyways, so this isn't too big a deal. The early levels are a little more cautious, though.

Rune set up I like to use are Flat AD marks, armor seals, flat AP quints, and AP/level glyphs. Masteries are 21/0/9(better harass in offense, mainly). Basically anything for early game harass is best.

The way you play is just screwing with the enemy hard. Level like a normal Kat build, with R > Q > E > W, but with 1 point in W early for using it with Bouncing Blades(level 2 or 4, depending on how things are going).

Summoner spells are CV and Flash.

Then you just harass. Harass, harass, harass. Toss bouncing blades all the time, forever, until the world explodes. Preferably toss it onto someone, but if you have to you can bounce it off caster minions. Sometimes, if you're feeling safe, you can KI Shunpo onto a minion and bouncing blade a dude like that, then run away.

Don't steal farm from your carry. Try not to Bouncing Blade low hp minions. If you need to bounce off of minions, then make sure they have enough hp to survive.

If your carry refuses to get a vamp scepter early, then get an Emblem of Valor for the hp regen. It's not a ton, but it'll help them a little bit. It's annoying when you have to do this, but oh well. Aside from that, get Boots, Kage's Lucky Pick, and Heart of Gold as your core items. After that, and wards all the time, look at who's doing well on your team and go Stark's or Will of the Ancients depending. Probably get the other after, or whatever other aura item you want.

A nice trick with wards/flash is to use them as Shunpo targets. You're carrying them around to ward the map anyways, so you might as well have fun with them sometimes, too.

Forewarning, you won't do a lot of damage. That is ALRIGHT! People will still be scared of you and CC you when you ult. This is ingrained in people's heads, and it will work in your favor until/if this playstyle catches on, because you will eat up CC so hard and your team will go on to crush people.

That's really all there is to it. It's not exactly the best support ever, but it's about a million times more fun(and can still be good) compared to heal supporting. Your main job is warding, eating CC/baiting the enemy, and harassing forever.

If the game goes on long enough and you get enough money(her passive is nice, since you will get nice supplemental income just supporting dudes), I would suggest going CDR Boots, Will of the Ancients, Stark's, Randuin's, DFG, and then a spot for wards.


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Jski214

Senior Member

11-13-2011

There no hero in this game that cant be played as a support every hero in this game has some type of cc that allows them to help there team leaving the pure support kind of out in the cold well in most games.


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Cerys

Senior Member

11-13-2011

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Jski214:
There no hero in this game that cant be played as a support every hero in this game has some type of cc that allows them to help there team leaving the pure support kind of out in the cold well in most games.


Kat doesn't have any CC? Your post confused me.


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Letkhar

Senior Member

11-13-2011

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Cerys:
Kat doesn't have any CC? Your post confused me.

Kat has CC?

Also, try support Fiddlesticks.


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cj16

Senior Member

11-13-2011

just for the effort +1


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Jski214

Senior Member

11-13-2011

Quote:
Cerys:
Kat doesn't have any CC? Your post confused me.


She dose hp heal down effect.


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Vodka Mutini

Senior Member

11-13-2011

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Letkhar:
Kat has CC?

Also, try support Fiddlesticks.


ya, gunblade slows


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Skittle King

Senior Member

11-13-2011

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Jski214:
...every hero in this game has some type of cc...


Ez has cc?


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Letkhar

Senior Member

11-13-2011

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Vodka Mutini:
ya, gunblade slows

The gunblade on the support Katarina, lol.


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Jski214

Senior Member

11-13-2011

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Skittle King:
Ez has cc?


He can be played as support he use to be a very good support but they took away his heal but he got the haste effect still.


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