Bruiser Katarina Build

Bruiser Katarina build with runes and items. Bruiser Katarina guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Bruiser Katarina build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Katarina and build Bruiser.
Bruiser Katarina build for ARAM with Grasp of the Undying.
Katarina ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Tunneler should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Katarina ability Bouncing Blade should be leveled first.
Q
Katarina ability Shunpo should be leveled second.
E
Katarina ability Preparation should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Plated Steelcaps should be final item in your build.
Sundered Sky should be final item in your build.
Overlord's Bloodmail should be final item in your build.
Blade of The Ruined King should be final item in your build.
Force of Nature should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Bruiser Katarina Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play as Katarina Bruiser.
  2. Your build is survivability oriented. With some damage and tons of HP and defense.
  3. You auto attack a lot.

How to play

  1. As Katarina playing Bruiser build - you need ot adapt to an enemy team and to the game! Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. Are they heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  2. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. Picking up Daggers will significantly reduce Shunpo's cooldown.
  2. Try waiting until the other team is distracted with fighting your team, and use Shunpo to teleport into the fray and unleash a devastating Death Lotus.
  3. Using Shunpo on an allied Champion, Dagger, or minion can be a great escape tactic.

Skill Order

  • Katarina [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Bouncing Blade
  • Katarina [object Object] ability.
    W
    Preparation
  • Katarina [object Object] ability.
    E
    Shunpo
  • Katarina [object Object] ability.
    R
    Death Lotus

Items

Starting items
Tunneler item.
Starting items vs poke
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Plated Steelcaps item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good damage items
Sundered Sky item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Black Cleaver item.
Experimental Hexplate item.
Stridebreaker item.
Bruiser defensive items
Sterak's Gage item.
Death's Dance item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Situational damage items
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Wit's End item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Abyssal Mask item.
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Good Armor items
Unending Despair item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Thornmail item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Situational items
Trailblazer item.
Knight's Vow item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Example final build
Plated Steelcaps item.
Sundered Sky item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Force of Nature item.
Spirit Visage item.