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Karthus • build

champion classes mage

Mage

Average difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

100% ap

0% ad

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Jungle

Win  39.7%  Pick 0.4%  Ban 0.3%

Jungle

Win  39.7%  Pick 0.4%  Ban 0.3%

Bottom

Win  46.3%  Pick 0.2%  Ban 0.3%

Middle

Win  46.7%  Pick 0.2%  Ban 0.3%

DarkHarvest Night Harvester

Win 40.7% • Default build

Karthus Runes

Best runes for the selected Karthus build:

Domination
Sorcery

Summoner Spells

Core Items

Starting Items

Hailblade
Refillable Potion
Oracle Lens

Early Items

Blasting Wand

Core Items

Night Harvester
Archangel's Staff
Sorcerer's Shoes

Full Build

Night Harvester
Archangel's Staff
Sorcerer's Shoes
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Zhonya's Hourglass

Situational Items

All

Morellonomicon
Mejai's Soulstealer
Cosmic Drive
Demonic Embrace
Archangel's Staff
Horizon Focus

Items vs heavy AP team

Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Morellonomicon

Items vs heavy AD team

Zhonya's Hourglass
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff

Karthus Skill order

Q
E
W
Recommended skill order for DarkHarvest Night Harvester build:
KarthusLayWasteA1
KarthusWallOfPain
KarthusDefile
KarthusFallenOne
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

Zac

+ 17.2

GD@15

Karthus Worst lane matchups

Kha'Zix

- 42.0

GD@15

Kayn

- 20.1

GD@15

Graves

- 16.4

GD@15

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General information

Karthus Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Death Defied

Karthus_Passive
P

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

KarthusLayWasteA1
Q

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

KarthusWallOfPain
W

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

KarthusDefile
E

Passive: Restores mana whenever he kills an enemy. Toggle: Deals magic damage every 0.25 seconds to all nearby enemies.

Requiem

KarthusFallenOne
R

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

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 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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