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Immortal Karthus (dps/survival)

Last updated on May 30, 2011
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Karthus Build

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 21

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First of all, that's my first guide. This build borned from a very very bad situation (3 feed tanks) and we win because they took a lot of time to kill me (and i killed all of them 2 times in 3 vs 1).

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I start with Ampifling Tome + H P, if i feel cocky ^^. At Lv 6 with a kill go base, buy a Soul Stealer and back. After Sorcerer Boots i go ASAP for Deathcape if game is going well and i just play carefull. If things are going to be bad i go for Revolver to stay in lane easy.
Try to take blue buff every time you can do, with help of other team mates is better.

With Zonya we start the Immortal part: during team fight active defile, use Zonya and you'll put a lot of damage and all your life back if there are anough enemyes.
(Again, i killed 3 tanks under my tower in this way).
After this u can go for Guardian Angel and finish the Will of the Ancients.

During team fight, with blue on you, let the tank start, than Wall of Pain, active Defile and go into them. Yes, I know, that's a suicide, but:
you are going to have 300 hp output from defile,while they focus you use the Zonya. 2 sec = 600 damage aoe and if you have 4 enemies inside Defile 600 hp you heal yourself.
After this you are SO dead. BUT, again, you will do 300 damage each second they are near to your aura, and heal your self a lot. You will rebirth with all your HP and with smarter enemies away from you.
With these 6 sec you gain you will go 1800 damage aoe and, after the end of the fight, either if you are dead or not, you we'll be able to cast Requiem and (we hope) kill them all with other 985 aoe damage.

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Summoner Spells

I'm a very aggressive Karthus and at lv 4 i usually kill my opponent using *** + Defile + Exaust (with cripple from Offence Masteries) + Ignite + Lay Waste. Than push my lane, go base, buy Soul Stealer and add stack with my ultimate while i'm safe.

Another Spell i like is Flash + Exaust. 1 vs 1 kills are a little bit harder but you could surive after the Guardian Angel reborn.

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In the End

I hope you enjoy this kind of build and i'd like to recive a lot of suggestions to improve it.

TY all for read this