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Karthus Build Guide by Armored Chaos

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Armored Chaos

AP Carry

Armored Chaos Last updated on August 27, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
8
9
Ability Key Q
4
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
7
10
12
13
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

Hi I'm Armored Chaos and this is my first guide. I belive Karthus is one of the best AP carries due to his constant damage and global ult. This build will focus on a tanky karthus who can also deal tons of damage.


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Runes

I take MPen marks, mana regen seals, cooldown glyphs, and movement speed quints. Other options could be armor seals, AP glyphs, and AP or flat hp quints.


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Masteries

Standard AP masteries 9 in offense tree for magic pen and 21 in utility tree for cooldowns on summoner spells and increased buff duration for your blue buff.


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Items

I like to start out with mana crystal + 2 hp pots. Other viable options include stacking 2 dorans early or boots + 3 hp pots. I like to rush tear of goddess to solve my mana problems and then get sorc boots. I then get catalyst for sustain and durability and then rush rabadons. After rabadons I would upgrade the catalyst to a rod of ages and then upgrade the tear to a archangels staff. Depending on how the other team is set up I would get zhonyas hourglass and banshees veil as my defensive items.


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Skill Sequence

I get 2 points in q early for farming and a point in wall at level 4. After that I level up my ult whenever I can and then level up lay waste, defile, and wall in that order.


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Summoner Spells

I take exhaust and flash. Flash lets me chase and escape from ganks easier. Exhaust is used for 1v1ing in lane phase and also can be used for chasing and running away.


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Summary

Make sure in team fights you try to land your wall on the enemy carries and defile them. Try to land lay waste on 1 target at a time for double damage.

Don't forget to snipe low health targets with your ult.

Remember to farm well early

Please leave constructive comments. This is my first guide and I will be improving it based on feedback! Thanks