Karthus • build

champion classes mage

Mage

Average difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

Jungle

Win  47.8%  Pick 1.7%  Ban 3.7%

Jungle

Win  47.8%  Pick 1.7%  Ban 3.7%

Bottom

Win  51.9%  Pick 0.5%  Ban 3.7%

Middle

Win  52.2%  Pick 0.3%  Ban 3.7%

Karthus Deathcap 2nd Jungle

Win 58.9% • Default build

Karthus Liandry's 2nd Jungle

Win 48.7% • Default build

Karthus Liandry's 2nd Jungle

Win 48.7% • Default build

Karthus Runes

Best runes for the selected Karthus build:

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Domination
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Precision
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Summoner Spells

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Core Items

Starting Items

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Early Items

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Core Items

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Full Build

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Situational Items

All

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Items vs heavy AP team

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Items vs heavy AD team

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Karthus Skill order

Q
E
W
Recommended skill order for Karthus Deathcap 2nd Jungle build:
KarthusLayWasteA1
KarthusWallOfPain
KarthusDefile
KarthusFallenOne
1
Q
2
E
3
Q
4
W
5
Q
6
R
7
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R
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E
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W
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R
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W
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W

Karthus Best lane matchups

Lee Sin

+ 34.7

GD@15

Kayn

+ 34.4

GD@15

Karthus Worst lane matchups

Kha'Zix

- 120.5

GD@15

Evelynn

- 117.1

GD@15

Hecarim

- 24.3

GD@15

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General information

Karthus Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Death Defied

Karthus_Passive
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

KarthusLayWasteA1
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

KarthusWallOfPain
W

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

Defile

KarthusDefile
E

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

Requiem

KarthusFallenOne
R

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

Basic combos

Trading Combo

KarthusLayWasteA1
Q
KarthusLayWasteA1
Q
KarthusLayWasteA1
Q

Keep an eye on your mana.

Jungle Clearing Combo

KarthusDefile
E
KarthusLayWasteA1
Q
KarthusLayWasteA1
Q
KarthusLayWasteA1
Q

Keep an eye on your mana.

Ganking Combo

KarthusWallOfPain
W
KarthusDefile
E
KarthusLayWasteA1
Q
KarthusLayWasteA1
Q
KarthusLayWasteA1
Q

Use this combo when ganking.

Quick tips to play Karthus

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

KarthusDefileE

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

KarthusFallenOneR

to pick up kills on low health enemies.

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