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Karthus · Builds

Mage

Mage

Average

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% AP

0% AD

Top
Jungle
Mid
Bot
Support
Karthus stats based on the 22 494 matches

Rank

45 / 51

Role

Jungle

Tier

PlatinumPlus

Win Rate

48.9

%

Pick Rate

2.2

%

Ban Rate

2.7

%

Karthus Build

Jungle Jungle  Patch 11.18

Most Popular

Win Rate 50.4% based on 10 043 matches

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Matchup Specific

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54.5%

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49.7%

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47.2%

Top Players
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양시언

53.8%

데스노트

64.0%
C

CHADEATSPIZZA

52.0%

Karthus runes

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
Precision
Overheal
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Offense
Offense
Offense
Flex
Flex
Flex
Defense
Defense
Defense

Karthus spells

D

F

Karthus items

Starter Items

Time Target
Hailblade
Refillable Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 14 sec

Early Items

Lost Chapter
Boots

@ 5 min

Core Items

Liandry's Anguish
Sorcerer's Shoes
Zhonya's Hourglass

@ 19 min

Full Build

Liandry's Anguish
Sorcerer's Shoes
Zhonya's Hourglass
Morellonomicon
Void Staff
Rabadon's Deathcap

Karthus skill order

Q

right arrow

E

right arrow

W

right arrow

Skills

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 situational items

Demonic Embrace
Mejai's Soulstealer
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Banshee's Veil
Cosmic Drive
Horizon Focus
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Karthus Matchups Overview

Karthus General information

Karthus skills

Death Defied
Death DefiedP

On dying, Karthus remains active for 7 seconds but is unable to move, auto-attack, cast summoner spells, or use active items. He also becomes untargetable and invulnerable for the duration as well and can use abilities at no cost. His E will be toggled on for the entire duration.

Lay Waste
Lay WasteQ
Cooldown: 0 secondsCost: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 manaRange: 875

Creates a blast at a target location that detonates after a brief delay and deals magic damage to all enemies within. The damage is doubled against single targets.

Wall of Pain
Wall of PainW
Cooldown: 15 secondsCost: 70 manaRange: 1000

Creates a passable wall at the target location and grants vision around its pillars. Any enemy who passes through the wall is slowed and loses magic resistance for the same duration.

Defile
DefileE
Cooldown: 0.5 secondsCost: 30 / 42 / 54 / 66 / 78 manaRange: 550

Passive: Restores mana whenever he kills an enemy.

Toggle: Deals magic damage every 0.25 seconds to all nearby enemies.

Requiem
RequiemR
Cooldown: 200 / 180 / 160 secondsCost: 100 manaRange: 10000

Channels for 3 seconds and deals magic damage to all targetable enemy champions upon its completion.

Karthus tips and tricks

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

Continuously toggle your DefileE 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 RequiemR to pick up kills on low health enemies.

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Karthus featured combo

Featured combo image
Lay Waste
Q
right arrow
Wall of Pain
W
right arrow
Defile
E
right arrow
FlashF
right arrow
Lay Waste
Q
right arrow
Lay Waste
Q

To engage Q W E as fast as you can and instantly Flash forward, followed by hitting Q as many times as you can.

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