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League of Legends: Katarina Mechanics Guide

Katarina is a highly mechanical Champion in League of Legends. However, his high-risk high-reward playstyle can be hard to pull off if you’re not experienced enough.




Of the many Champions in League of Legends, Katarina is no doubt one of the highest mechanical Champions out there. She’s capable of carrying the entire team ALL BY HERSELF, and there are only a few Champions that can do that in the game!

What makes her really interesting is her high-risk high-reward playstyle. If you’re interested in playing Katarina, especially this Season 12, then this guide is for you.

Katarina Mechanics Guide in League of Legends

Let’s start off by talking about her strengths and weaknesses right off the bat. As for her strengths, all she needs is a single item to snowball through the game. When playing Katarina, you have to make sure that you lane properly for the first few minutes to get that item, then you can go on a killing spree afterward.

You have to make proper use of her Shunpo and Death Lotus abilities to roam around the map and start getting kills. With proper usage and timing, she can even dive into enemy towers as long as her enemies don’t have CC or if someone from the team is aggroing the tower.

Despite this, Katarina’s heavy counter is CC, especially ones that can cast instantly. If you used her Shunpo improperly, you can easily die once you are CC’d. Also, since Katarina relies on poor enemy vision to start roaming around the map, an enemy team that sets up proper vision can easily counter her.

What to Do During Teamfights

One crucial piece of information you should keep in mind when engaging in team fights is to make sure you get into the fight and then get out as quickly as possible, all while applying the most damage you can possibly do.

Since most of the time, you will have the highest damage output in the team, you will be very valuable during team fights. As such, you’d want to make sure you stay alive to keep up the consistent damage output as possible.

It’s important to understand that if you die as you engage in a team fight, your team will have a hard time winning that fight since they lose most of the team’s damage with your death.

So the best strategy is to be patient. Don’t just jump right into the middle of 5 people and die seconds later. Keep in mind that CC is Katarina’s biggest counter, so if you got CC’d in the middle of the enemy team, you’ll definitely die.

Instead, you’ll want to poke the enemies from afar using your Q ability, then strategically place your daggers and finish the enemy team’s carries. After that, you’ll want to get out of the fight as soon as possible.

The strategy here is simple. Don’t just rush in during team fights. Look for opportunities, and if there are none, don’t engage.

If your team decided to go all in, then go all in as well, but don’t go in blind. Come up with contingency plans before you dive in. Make sure that when you go in and engage, you can safely go out as well.

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Total War Three Kingdoms: Court Guide

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Alexis Ongsansoy



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Going to war and managing your troops in the heat of battle has always been the core gameplay of Total War, either that or deliberately heading straight into battle outgunned or outnumbered in order to test the mettle of your troops. But with the Three Kingdoms things can get mighty confusing when you’re not out fighting. You’d be surprised how something as simple as choosing who to put on councils can take up your time when you’re not quite sure of your decisions. That will all go away as we show you the way of heaven’s will in this guide and lead your kingdom to prosperity!

Court Guide | Total War Three Kingdoms

Now the court is made up of your faction leaders, heirs, and your administrators. You manage your dynasty here as you unlock more positions when you progress. Let’s go further into detail below and see how you can manage your people better.

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While you’re in the in-game map click on the Court button or press 2 to bring up the rest of your family tree. What you can do here first is to hover over everyone’s portraits to see the positive and negative benefits they can offer if they’re to be assigned to a certain position.

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Next thing that you should be on the lookout for is the character’s Background. You can find this by hovering over the general’s name, there’s plenty of generals each with their own unique background so be careful who you choose! For this example, Liu Bei is a Virtuous Idealist. That helps you with public order and upkeep but gives you 25% less income due to their poor background.

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Another interesting thing to keep in mind are the basic Traits. You will have to keep a close eye on this as it influences character relations throughout the campaign. Same with the Background, there are numerous Traits in the game and your character can earn more as you progress with them.

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Of course besides the individual Traits and Backgrounds you also would want to know more about navigating the Court itself. Each individual position in the court will have its own explanation and allows you to see the rank required in order to unlock it.

You can choose good old fashioned nepotism and assign a post to a family member or a general who’s done actual work with their own hands. Each character will offer various bonuses depending on the position they’re assigned to.

Remember – not all your characters need to be out in the field as some of them are more proficient with administrative affairs. The pen is mightier than the sword, and all of that.

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Now that you’ve assigned a post to the members of your Court the next thing you need to do is to make sure everyone is satisfied. You wouldn’t want someone in a position of power to complain and suddenly decide it would be in their best interest to rebel! That gets in the way of prosperity and no one wants that.

In order to view a character’s Satisfaction go and hover over their character panel or check the characters list on your campaign screen. If you choose the character panel check to the right of their age in order to see their opinion about you.

Some of the things you can do to make sure they don’t look elsewhere is to make sure that the post you assigned to them is compatible with their class. For example if your character’s class is Sentinel then you would want to make that character into an Administrator.

Lastly, it’s recommended that you assign a post that complements their level. Give them a post that’s too out of reach for them and their satisfaction will suffer just as much. Now that’s good work ethic!

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And that is how you manage internal affairs in Total War: Three Kingdoms. Now that you know the intricacies of the court you can be your very own Sun Tzu and lead by example!

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