Katarina The Sinister Blade is a melee assassin AP Carry. One of her trademarks in competitive play is that she benefits from the reset mechanic as a result of her passive, Voractiy. Katarina is a great "finishing move" champion due to high burst and mechanics such as Sinister Steel, which grants movement speed if it hits an enemy champion. When paired with her Shunpo ability, it can be used as a gap closer or an escape. One of the keys to avoiding the majority of her damage is to crowd control her once she begins to use Death Lotus.