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League of Legends Build Guide Author Shade Popping

Karthus, the Reviving Deathslinger

Shade Popping Last updated on December 2, 2010
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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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

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

Defense: 1

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 20


So I have been dominating with my Karthus build for pretty much the whole time I've bought him.
A note on the runes, you can take any of the 4 seals listed, I use fortitude so I'm not a squishy at start.

IF YOU REQUIRE SHOES, GET THEM WHENEVER YOU WANT. You already get MPEN from runes.

The order that you build the items are up to you, however get tear of the goddess as fast as you can after you get your stacks. Try to only back when you reach 6, if you die, do not worry, Karthus is up in no time. If someone is around dead but you are unsure that ulti can kill him, wait until you are dead while still dmging him, when you are dead buy an elixer, then pop revive and ulti, who knows, you might get a double kill, perhaps triple.

Elixers are also key if you want your ulti to cool fast and do more dmg.

You can decide to build a void staff before your 2nd AA staff, or you can choose to build the AA staff first, it depends on the enemy's items, if they are stacking MR, get the void staff.

If they have a Karthus, you can also confuse them by reviving, and then teleporting at them. :P Karthus CAN SUICIDE DIVE, as long as you keep your E up and make sure you wall as many champs as you can, then spam lay wastes and watch people drop.

BE SURE TO USE YOUR ZHONYAS WITH E IF YOU ARE DIVING THEM ALL.