Originally Posted by Grollm
That's your problem you're playing Kat against Leblanc. Why would you EVER do that? Also, if your worried about her pick a champ that can withstand her early game burst like Galio or Fizz? Or just play an ad mid like Pantheon or Talon. This is also a perfect example of when Cho'gath would be good mid as well, considering Cho is too tanky for LB to burst down, Cho can poke her with his q and if she does get dumb enough to come close, silence, rupture, eat her face.
it was blind pick, read maybe?
but yeah, vs lb, and most other mana champs mid, you can actually see if they are good, do they try to harass you at lvl 1,2,3? they'll be bad, because when then actually CAN deal damage, with higher lvl skills, they'll be oom.
Originally Posted by Monoesloco
Tbh playing an ap assassin mid like kat your asking for it. Kat counters very few Ap champs and has to gap close to do full damage. This plays into most ap mids playbooks like Malz or Lux or Kassadin etc the few who panic and are not prepared for you to gap close like maybe a bad ziggs or something make people think kat and akali are good mids...
this is sooo funny, the easy thing about those champs are, that if they, like i stated above, try to harass you early on, will just go OOM and be useless untill they get back to base or get blue. also, they'll try to normal hit you, which will result in your minions attacking them + your minions getting killed by their minions, which means they push your lane which again, makes it easier for you and your jungler to take them out.
the easy thing about kat is that you can shunpo in, use w, get the fk out of there and the movement speed buffs will help you evade skillshots from malz, lux and maybe kassa's slow. For lux's hold, those will just be stopped if you hide behind your minions. if you're a good kat, most skillshots are easy to evade (good example is brand stun) simply because you use movement speed quints or your w buff.
but, to get back to the OP, if they try to harass you early on and chase you, that might be a good moment to call your jungler to camp mid to punish that aggresive play. if that is not helping, lvl your q instead of w and farm from a distance and, as already stated enough, get MR or HP. nice thing about lb's q is that she can miss them on you by clicking on minions so that is where you can find your luck too, IF those *******s dont form a wall that had lb a free kill.