Friday, January 11, 2013

Dungeon Siege III - Katarina - Skills (Abilities, Proficiencies, Talents)

Here are general tips for playing Katarina in Dungeon Siege III and the Treasures of the Sun DLC. A list of all our Dungeon Siege III posts can be found here.

Katarina - Skill Selection and Use



Dual Wielding (Shotgun and Pistol)



If you are frustrated at not being able to reach Mastery in some or all Abilities because of the tediously slow rate of achieving Mastery, you may want to consider using the console code.

Heartseeking Shot - Fires a powerful rifle shot that inflicts heavy damage and is more likely to score a Critical Hit. Targets that survive are knocked down.

Heartseeking Shot > Rapid Fire - If an enemy is killed by Heartseeking Shot, Katarina recovers 6 Focus per rank of Rapid Fire.

Heartseeking Shot >Magic Bullet - Heartseeking shots have a 5% chance per rank of Magic Bullet to ricochet into additional targets.

Chosen Prey - Curses an enemy to suffer more Critical Hits for 13 seconds. If a cursed enemy dies, a spiritual blast will injure nearby enemies.

Chosen Prey > Creeping Dread - Victims affected by Chosen Prey suffer reduced speed and attack power.

Chosen Prey > Life Thief - Katarina recovers Hit Points and Focus each time an enemy dies under the effects of Chosen Prey.

Flintlock Fury - Katarina fires a continuous hail of bullets as long as the attack is held or until she runs out of Focus.

Flintlock Fury > Suppressive Fire - Increases the knockback of Flintlock Fury and slows enemies caught by the shots.

Flintlock Fury > Rampage - Increases the damage of Flintlock Fury attacks.

Shotgun and Pistol
Caress of Suffering - Katarina places a painful curse on a target - stunning her victim and inflicting lingering injury for 13 seeconds.

Caress of Suffering > Schadenfreude - Katarina recovers Hit Points and Focus each time she kills an enemy cursed by Caress of Suffering.

Caress of Suffering > Excruciate - Caress of Suffering reduces an affected enemy's armor and attack power.

Warding Ritual - Katarina calls forth a surge of energy that knocks back all nearby attackers.

Warding Ritual > Painful Rebuke - Painful Rebuke upgrades Warding Ritual to cause damage to nearby foes, in addition to its normal effects.

Warding Ritual > Chilling Gale - Enemies hit by Warding Ritual are slowed by 12% per rank for 13 seconds.

Black Hound Familiar - Katarina summons a ghostly hound to fight by her side.

Black Hound Familiar > Woman's Best Friend - Increases the attack power and Hit Points of the Black Hound.

Black Hound Familiar > Shadow Link - Damage inflicted by the Black Hound heals a small amount of Katarina's Hit Points.

Charm of Eternal Life - Katarina invokes an ancient healing ritual that slowly regenerates 50% of her health over 30 seconds.

Charm of Eternal Life > Soul Thief - Charm of Eternal Life grants Katarina additional healing when she wounds enemies.

Charm of Eternal Life > Zone of Sanctity - While Charm of Eternal Life is active, Katarina's Armor is increased by 15% per rank.

Call of the Hunt - Call of the Hunt blesses Katarina with stronger attacks for 30 seconds.

Call of the Hunt > Perfect Shot - Increases Katarina's Agility while Call of the Hunt is active.

Call of the Hunt > Crow's Feast - Katarina heals a small amount of Hit Points when she causes damage during Call of the Hunt.

Thorned Rose - For 30 seconds, each time Katarina is wounded she has a 33% chance to inflict injury back at her attacker.

Thorned Rose > Aspect of Thorns - Increases the amount of damage reflected by Thorned Rose.

Thorned Rose > Entangling Wrath - Enemies injured by Thorned Rose suffer slowed movement.

Steady Aim - Katarina's total Agility score is increased by 4% per rank.

Markswoman - Katarina's Rifle shots gain a 4% chance per rank of ricocheting to a second target.

Call Your Shots - Each time Katarina kills a target cursed by Caress of the Suffering or Chosen Prey she recovers 2 points of Focus per rank.

Rites of Restoration - Every time Katarina receives any healing, the amount of health recovered is increased by 4% per rank.

Critical Precision - Katarina's Critical Hits inflict 4% more damage per rank of Critical Precision.

First Strike - Katarina gains a 3% per rank bonus chance to score a Critical Hit on an uninjured target.

Swift Defense - Katarina's Block is increased by 10% per rank of her Agility.

Spiritual Backlash - Each time Katarina is hit, there is a 4% per rank chance her assailant will be pushed away from her.

Thrill of the Hunt - Katarina regains 5% per rank of her Power each time she inflicts a Critical Hit.

Surprise Attack - Katarina inflicts damage on any enemy caught in the path of her dodge.

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