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Karthus Build: Harbinger of Death

Last updated on March 21, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


Steps

First few steps.
Usually it would be better to solo with Karthus in order to receive your ultimate faster to boost up your stacks for your Amplifying Tome. I usually start off with the Meki Pendant along with 2 Health Potions(just in case). Harassing with Karthus during the beginning is crucial to intimidate the enemy players. Try to double damage the other hero with Lay Waste, by predicting his/her movements. Be cautious on who you are going against because they might fight back. With Lay Waste you are sure to get him/her below 50% hp in less than 5 minutes of the game. After you have enough money buy the Amplifying Tome and Sorcerer's Shoes. This will surely help you boost your damage on champions. After saving enough money buy the Needlessly Large Rod and 2x Blasting Wand.

That's the beginning build. Now, During the end of the game you should have 4x Rabadon's Deathcap, 1x Sorcerer's Shoes, 1x Archangel's Staff. If necessary, remove Sorcerer's Shoes and add another Rabadon's Deathcap. This will give you 1000+ AP. With this I was able to bring down all enemy players to 50% HP with my Ultimate alone. With Laying Waste doing about 500DMG as with single hits, 1000DMG.

Main point: Have fun with Karthus and torture champions. He's Death that shouldn't be messed with. Also, don't be afraid to die. Even in the afterlife, champions WILL fear you for 8 seconds. BTW, your revival should be fast since its reduced by 40%. You can go head on against any champion TANKS, CASTERS, ASSASSINS. TANKS might take awhile but for CASTERS & ASSASSINS they'll die within 3 HITS of Lay Waste.

I am DSiriPr0. This isn't Karthus anymore. He's just someone you don't want to mess with!