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Karthus Build Guide by icewithinfire

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League of Legends Build Guide Author icewithinfire

Karthus A lot more the R

icewithinfire Last updated on January 18, 2013
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
4
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
8
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction


Well, thanks for choosing my guide, it is my first real in depth mobafire guide.
I will show you how and when to use Karthus


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Pros / Cons

Pros
Great early game farmer
Massive ult that does damage to their whole team
excellent passive
very fun to use
has a great slow
PENTA KILLS


Cons
Very squishy
takes training to get down timing
kinda hard to use
you will get focused


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Masteries

Masteries
4/1
4/5
3/1
1/1
3/1
1/1
4/
1/
1/5
3/1
1/1
3/5
1/1
These simple masteries will most likely save your life, but if you love another ap mastery way, go for it.


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Runes

Runes

Greater Seal of Ability Power
9

Greater Mark of Magic Penetration
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power
9

Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
1

Greater Quintessence of Scaling Ability Power
2
A mixture of ap runes and magic pen.


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Items

There are a lot of ways you can build Karthus, but he doesnt have much health, so items like Rod of Ages are very useful


Early game
you can go with Boots of Speed with Health Potionx3 or i like to go for that little extra mana is Sapphire Crystal and a Health Potion
Mid game
You are going to want to get Tear of the Goddess as soon as you can to get all the charges. after that you will want sorcerers shoes then you will start building into Catalyst the Protector you will need to get these before 15 minutes in. dont get behind with karthus
Late Game
This is the time that you will need to start buying the expensive stuff like Rod of Ages then get Needlessly Large Rod then into Rabadon's Deathcap The other two items depend on your situation, if you are getting squishy (you will be) you need to get Rylai's Crystal Scepter or Liandry's Torment. then if you arent doing enough damage or just not getting through there magic resistance you need to get Abyssal Scepter or Void Staff. Abyssal Scepter will be better for giving you some magic resistance but if you need it go with it or get Void Staff