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Do Katarina's abilities do physical or magical damage?

Physical damage is reduced by armor, while magical damage is reduced by magic resistance.

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Gah. Please rephrase the question a bit. I don't quite understand –  Mechko Aug 9 '10 at 4:42
    
He wants to know if Katarina's abilities do physical or magical damage. Physical damage is reduced by armor, while magical damage is reduced by magic resistance. –  Matthew Aug 9 '10 at 4:47
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@Mechko he's using jargon. Most LoL players should be able to parse it. –  tzenes Aug 9 '10 at 4:49
    
@tzenes lol ok. I looked at it and thought "English parser detects crash imminent" –  Mechko Aug 9 '10 at 4:51
    
He was missing "do" at the beginning of the question –  Raven Dreamer Aug 9 '10 at 5:08

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Katarina's abilities break down as follows:

  • (Q) Bouncing Blade - Magic (Both initial hit and the damage from consumed mark)
  • (W) Sinister Steel - Magic
  • (E) Shunpo - Magic
  • (R) Death Lotus - Magic

All are magic damage. Do not confuse this with the fact that some abilities scale off AD and AP

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Thanks! It is as I imagined.. so it justifies the importance of sorcerer`s shoes for the magic penetration. –  Seigo Aug 9 '10 at 6:03
    
where do you find these information? I think RIOT should somehow provide these info. I often find myself stuck while choosing armor late game –  nimcap Aug 10 '10 at 10:35
    
@nimcap google? I found it across a couple sources as no one source gave me all the information. –  tzenes Aug 10 '10 at 18:25
    
I tried googling lots of times, I never found a source that contains all of the skills and their types. I wish RIOT added that information in game. –  nimcap Aug 11 '10 at 12:41
    
@nimcap when you pick a character the tooltip says what kind of damage the skills do. i mean ingame, not while chosing –  Raz Jan 12 '11 at 15:27

Even if Katarina's damage are AP, some take advantage of both AD/AP (Q and R). You can also consider buying an Hextech Gunblade which gives you a second ranged active skill for chasing. Add Rilay and only few champions could escape you. :)

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