Katarina - Hextech gunblade

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AznMilk

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08-18-2012

why is this so good on katarina? i dont understand?


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CaristinnQT

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08-18-2012

Slow can help her stick on a target for her ult better, she now gets more survivability due to lifesteal, and her attacks scale off AD/AP


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Xeroday

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08-18-2012

Her w and ult scales off both AD and AP. Hextech gunblade therefore yields the most damage versus pure AP. It also gives amazing sustain, as it utilizes both lifesteal AND spellvamp with a 300 damage slow. Since Katarina's mostly an AP caster and somewhat of an autoattacker, she can farm indefinitely and stay in the game even with low health.
It gives
+40 AD
+70 AP
+15% lifesteal
+20% spellvamp
Her W scales 0.3 per AP and 0.6 per AD, which means gunblade gives 45 damage (which is similarly yielded from 150 pure AP, basically a rabadon)
Her ult scales 3.0 per AD and 1.75 per AP, which means gunblade yields 242 damage, which is equal to 138 pure AP.

Since you're going to get a rabadon's deathcap later in the game anyways, Hextech Gunblade yields the most damage, gives massive sustain, and has a slow for her to fully channel her ult on