Last changed 8/2/2016 for update 1.20.
You’ll find the best and most popular builds for Koshka on this page! For more information regarding situational items, check out our guides for situational items on roams and carries! To see how well this hero performs in the current meta, check out our hero tier list.
The Frantic Feline
Koshka deals immense damage via hit-and-run tactics, playing with her prey before consuming it and stealing enemy camps. Koshka is most effective when used in the Jungle.
Koshka’s B, Twirly Death, provides the most damage for her initial clear. However, you’ll want to overdrive her Pouncy Fun first for quicker re-engagement opportunities, as well as to keep both of your ability cooldowns in sync so that you don’t have to wait before going all out. Always Overdrive Twirly Death next; the extra base damage and cooldown reduction is more useful than lowering her ultimate’s cooldown.
Koshka should start off with double or triple Crystal Bits, and work towards her Shatterglass as fast as possible for immense early game damage. From there, build a bit of defense and a Heavy Prism as you head towards Broken Myth to magnify Koshka’s return damage output and use the Shield Piercing to slow the effects of counterbuilding.
Koshka’s damage is usually quite sufficient after finishing her core items, but she needs to survive in order to continue dealing damage. War Treads grant her a respectable amount of hit points and the ability to bring her team crashing down upon targets as she dives, while items such as Metal Jacket, Atlas Pauldron, and Aegis allow Koshka to endure the damage she takes during her dives. Clockwork is a great item to add if your defense is holding up, allowing you to jump back into the fight more frequently and amplify the Crystal Power you’ve already built.