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Karthus

Karthus Build

Mage

Hard difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

Jungle

Win 50.2%  Pick 1.6%  Ban 1.2%

Jungle

Win 50.2%  Pick 1.6%  Ban 1.2%

Middle

Win 49.4%  Pick 0.5%  Ban 1.2%

Top

Win 48%  Pick 0.1%  Ban 1.2%

Rush Rabadaon Karthus

Win 59.59% • Default build

Rush Rabadaon Karthus

Win 59.59% • Default build

Standard Karthus

Win 51.71% • Default build

Play For Late Karthus

Win 48.2% • Default build

Karthus Runes

Best runes for the selected Karthus build:

Domination
Domination
Electrocute
Predator
Dark Harvest
Hail of Blades
Cheap Shot
Taste of Blood
Sudden Impact
Zombie Ward
Ghost Poro
Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter
Ingenious Hunter
Relentless Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
Precision
Overheal
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand

summoner spells

SummonerFlash
SummonerSmite

Core items

Starter
Hunter's Machete
Refillable Potion
Warding Totem (Trinket)
Early items
Stalker's Blade
Core items
Enchantment: Runic Echoes
Rabadon's Deathcap
Sorcerer's Shoes
Full build
Enchantment: Runic Echoes
Rabadon's Deathcap
Sorcerer's Shoes
Morellonomicon
Void Staff
Zhonya's Hourglass

Situational items

All
Liandry's Torment
Spellbinder
Banshee's Veil
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Luden's Echo
Rabadon's Deathcap
Items vs heavy AP team
Banshee's Veil
Morellonomicon
Void Staff
Items vs heavy AD team
Zhonya's Hourglass
Morellonomicon
Void Staff

Karthus Skill Order

Q
E
W
Recommended skill order for Rush Rabadaon Karthus build:
Lay Waste
Wall of Pain
Defile
Requiem
1
Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R
17
W
18
W

Karthus best lane matchups

Rammus

+ 153

GD@15

Warwick

+ 146

GD@15

Jarvan IV

+ 106

GD@15

Karthus worst lane matchups

Master Yi

- 247

GD@15

Jax

- 188

GD@15

Kha'Zix

- 141

GD@15

General information

karthus Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Death Defied

P

After dying, Karthus can use abilities at no cost for 7 seconds and becomes untargetable, but cannot move, auto attack, or use items.

Lay Waste

Q

After a short delay, Karthus deals damage in a small circle at the target area. Damage is doubled when only hitting one target

Wall of Pain

W

Karthas creates a wall that provides vision. Enemies that pass through the wall are slowed and lose magic resistance

Defile

E

While untoggled, Karthus restores mana whenever he kills a unit. While toggled, Karthus deals magic damage in a circle around him.

Requiem

R

After channeling for three seconds, Karthus deals magic damage to all enemy champions. Karthus cannot move while channeling.

Basic Combos

Jungle Clearing Combo

E
Q
AA
Q
AA
Q
AA

Keep an eye on your mana.

Trading Combo

Q
Q
Q

Keep an eye on your mana.

Ganking Combo

W
E
Q
AA
Q
AA
Q
R

Use this combo when ganking.

Quick tips to play Karthus

Look to gank lanes that are over extended and are low. You do not have the greatest ganking potential, so ganking easy lanes is key.

Continuously toggle your

E on and off for extra damage when farming the jungle camps. Do not leave it on though as it will quickly burn through your mana bar.

Keep an eye on the minimap at all times and use your

R to pick up kills on low health enemies.

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