Неутолимая жажда убийства сделала Катарину одним из лучших наемников Ноксуса и принесла ее семье славу и богатство. Эта страсть ведет Катарину на славные подвиги, но порой становится причиной печальных ошибок.
Катарина родилась в семье выдающегося ноксианского генерала, и с детства все дороги были открыты ей, но девочка выбрала путь меча. Отец оценил врожденный талант фехтования, которым была наделена его дочь, и стал ее первым наставником. После упорных тренировок под руководством лучших наемников Ноксуса Катарина потребовала испытать ее силы боевым заданием. Поручение было простым до обидного: первой ее жертвой должен быть стать демасийский офицер младшего чина. Девушка без труда пробралась во вражеский лагерь, где обнаружила, что туда прибыл генерал демасийских войск. Упустить возможность ликвидировать главу вражеской армии для Катарины означало пойти против своей натуры, и воительница, бесшумно обезвредив охрану, проникла в шатер генерала и перерезала ему горло. Довольная успехом, она скрылась в ночи. Восторг растаял на следующее же утро, когда младший офицер, до которого она так и не добралась, неожиданно встал во главе демасийского войска и напал на Ноксус. Не ожидавшие атаки ноксианцы сражались отчаянно и отбросили врага, но лишь ценой огромных потерь. Проклиная себя за свою ошибку, Катарина бросилась в стан демасийцев, чтобы выполнить первоначальную задачу. Она выследила свою цель и поняла, что убить офицера без лишнего шума теперь не получится: новоиспеченный командир находился под усиленной охраной. Тогда Катарина, больше не скрываясь, выхватила свои мечи и поклялась, что любой ценой убьет предводителя демасийцев. Подобно стальному вихрю, она ринулась в битву. С каждым погибшим от ее клинков воином Катарина становилась на шаг ближе к своей жертве. Последний взмах меча восстановил ее воинскую честь. Измученная и израненная, она едва сумела оторваться от преследователей. В Ноксус Катарина вернулась совсем другой. Шрам, который украсил ее лицо той ночью, стал вечным напоминанием о том, что чувства никогда не должны брать верх над воинским долгом.
"Никогда не сомневайтесь в моей лояльности. Вы даже не представляете, чего она мне стоит."― Katarina
As a militaristic state, it would perhaps come as no surprise that the primary responsibilities of Noxian women are raising strong children and providing succor for husbands who walk the path of soldiery. There are some, however, for whom nurture is not nature, and Katarina is just such a creature. Born the daughter of the feared Noxian General Du Couteau, the girl was always more interested in her father's knives than in the dresses, jewelry, and other trifles that her sister spent so much time fussing over. A childhood dispute soon unveiled her uncanny knack for bloodshed, and her father, ever the opportunist, happily fostered her killer instincts. After training under the tutelage of the finest assassins the mighty city-state had to offer, Katarina first cut her teeth performing assassinations in the Ionian War. There, her ruthless mastery of the knife and dagger combined with her sadistic temperament to earn her the title Sinister Blade, a moniker that would follow her for the remainder of her career. She is most famous, however, for her exploits in the campaigns against Demacia, especially those surrounding her engagements with the nation's champion, ; a rivalry which began when she recovered the remains of from a vanguard under his protection.
With the demand for warfare somewhat arrested by the tenuous peace settling over Valoran, Katarina sought the allure of violence in its last remaining haven: The League of Legends. Some might say it was an inevitability that Katarina's chosen path would draw her to become a champion of the League, continuing to enforce the will of Noxus and bring prestige of war to her noble family. There, she continues to perform her bloody work - esteemed and reviled, feared and adored.
"The Sinister Blade of Noxus is like a black widow - beautiful, but deadly."―, following a skirmish in the field
- This draft bio written by RiotRaven on the PBE but was updated after community feedback.
Born to Noxian privilege, Katarina trained in the ways of the knife from the time she was a child. Now that fiery, willful child has grown into a beautiful and deadly woman. Katarina's intense passion for life is tempered by a sense of duty and loyalty to her family. That same passion proves a double-edged sword when her heart and her responsibilities are at odds.
As the free-spirited daughter of a prominent Noxian general, the young Katarina was given the best of everything. Naturally gifted in combat, she found herself drawn to blades. Much to her family's pride, she trained under the deadliest assassins in the Noxian military. It wasn't long before Katarina's instructors deemed her worthy of a trial by fire – to kill a prominent Demacian soldier. Creeping through the darkened military camp, Katarina was overwhelmed by her passion to prove herself. When the army's General strayed across her path, unguarded, she quietly slit his throat. Katarina disappeared into the night, pleased with her impressive kill. Her elation was soon crushed, as the next day her original target – the prominent soldier who was the true military genius – led his forces to ambush unprepared Noxian soldiers. Katarina flung herself into the fray to correct her mistake, earning a scar over her left eye as a permanent reminder. Even though she finally completed her task, her family's reputation was damaged. Since that day, Katarina vowed to never let passion prevent her from bringing glory to both Noxus and her family. Reconciling her desires with her duty proves to be a constant challenge. To the world, Katarina is a symbol of Noxian patriotism, though there is more to the red-haired assassin than meets the eye.
"Never question my loyalty. You will never know what I endure for it."― Katarina
- Upon selection
- "Насилие решает все проблемы!"
- "My pleasure."
- "Let the bloodshed begin!"
- "Let's dance!"
- "Blood for Noxus!"
- "Without mercy."
- "Is that fear I smell?"
- "I can't wait."
- "Ready for trouble?"
- "I've made my choice."
- "Keep friends close and enemies guessing."
- "Never play fair."
- "To the point."
- "Why? Because I can."
- "No going back."
- "I like it."
- "Only fools hesitate."
- "Better dead than dull."
- "Come on, live a little... while you can!"
- "If you run, you won't see me stab you!"
- Katarina laughs.
- Katarina laughs.
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- Katarina laughs.
- After using Death Lotus
- "Next time... run!"
- "The dance of blades."
- "Too easy."
- Katarina was designed by Coronach.
Champion Relaunch: Katarina, the Sinister Blade Править
Announcement made by NeeksNaman:
This patch, we’ll be overhauling one of our classic champions: Katarina, the Sinister Blade. Although Katarina's manaless, cooldown-based abilities put a unique spin on her gameplay, she's historically faced a number of challenges in the very early game and in team fight situations. In this update, we’ve made a few changes to her kit aimed at addressing these difficulties, while retaining the core elements that make playing this Noxian femme fatale a fun and satisfying experience. We also gave her a complete visual upgrade, including a new model, animations and spell effects on all of her abilities!
Katarina's New Abilities
- Voracity (Passive): Champion kills or assists reduce Death Lotus' cooldown and refresh your basic abilities.
- Bouncing Blades: Katarina throws a dagger that bounces from enemy to enemy, dealing magic damage and marking them. Striking a marked target with an ability or basic attack will consume the mark to deal additional magic damage.
- Sinister Steel: Katarina whirls her daggers around her, dealing magic damage to all enemies in the area. If she hits an enemy champion, Katarina gains Movement Speed for a short duration.
- Shunpo: Katarina instantly moves to her target's location and takes reduced damage from enemies for a short duration. If the target is an enemy, she deals damage.
- Death Lotus (Ultimate): Katarina becomes a flurry of blades, throwing daggers with unrivaled speed at up to three nearby champions. Daggers deal magic damage and reduce incoming healing on targets hit.
The first problem that Katarina players often faced was weak performance very early on, primarily related to the steep damage curve of her core damage ability, Bouncing Blades. While Bouncing Blades scales dramatically as it levels up, early on it ricochets only a few times, dealing relatively low damage. This forces Katarina players to play conservatively early in the laning phase, encouraging passive play until Bouncing Blades can be used to harass effectively.
To address this disparity, we normalized the damage inflicted by Bouncing Blades and made it bounce the same number of times at every level of the skill. In addition, each ricochet will now select the nearest available target instead of bouncing randomly. This change should both facilitate interesting counter-play for opponents and open up new harassment opportunities for advanced Katarina players who are able to predict where their daggers are going to bounce.
In addition to her early game difficulties, Katarina's reliance on the massive damage potential of Death Lotus has always made her a challenging champion to balance. A fully channeled ultimate could quickly reduce a team to ashes, but a well-timed interrupt from a canny defender could quickly transform Katarina from a maelstrom of death into an easy kill. For this reason, we decided to move the healing debuff from Killer Instincts onto Death Lotus and decrease the channel time slightly. This reigned in the overall damage numbers slightly, replacing some of this raw punishment with a bit of utility gave us the opportunity to make remainder of Katarina's kit more dangerous.
To accomplish this, we swapped Killer Instincts for a spammable, area-of-effect attack that grants Katarina a brief speed boost when it lands. This new ability, dubbed Sinister Steel, gives Katarina superior mobility and allows her to continue laying down damage on multiple targets during a team fight if Death Lotus is interrupted by a stun or knockback. For a little added kick, Bouncing Blades will now apply a debuff that is consumed to deal bonus damage when Katarina strikes the target with an attack or ability. These changes should give Katarina the extra damage she needs to play aggressively right out the gates and the flexibility necessary to keep her damage potential high once the team fights start.
This brand new take on Katarina, the Sinister Blade, will be baring her blades in an upcoming patch. We hope you’re ready!
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