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League of Legends Build Guide Author Alahric

Karthus - The S0uLe reAPer

Alahric Last updated on November 9, 2010
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Build 1 (Cheat Sheet)

Champion Build: Karthus

Health 2240
Health Regen 15.4
Mana 1618
Mana Regen 27.83
Armor 78
Magic Resist 30
Dodge 0
Tenacity 0
Movement Speed 405
Gold Bonus 0
Attack Damage 100.7
Attack Speed 0.849
Crit Chance 0%S
Crit Damage 0%
Ability Power 472.39
Life Steal 0%
Spell Vamp 0
Armor Penetration 0
Magic Penetration 22.83
Cooldown Reduction 15%

Recommended Runes

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 9

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 21

Karthus - The Deathsinger
"This is the standard RoA + Mejai's Soulstealer build, Basically how to play Karthus"

Karthus is a champion you don't see too often, mostly because he requires some dedication unlike most other champions. You'll see that Karthus is easy to play, yet difficult to master. If you're able to do so, got a good item build and know what you're capable of then you will become a Demi-God. Just finish the game before the everyone catches up with you, if you don't then the game is out of your hands.

1. Farming Machine
2. ExP grinder
3. Death itself

1. Low survivability
2. Not the best carry
3. Time limit

Early Game:
If you're going for Karthus then you need to be in the middle, if you don't you'll KS' every freaking minion in your lane leading to an under-fed teammate. Once you've started the match buy 1 sapphire crystal and 2 health potions, from here on it's all about farming and harassing, getting a kill is pretty difficult but still possible if your lanning with a newb, lagger, overextended or you're just that good- It's all about the outsmarting your opponent. Always be one step ahead.

Buy- Cataclyst of the Protector
Buy- Sorcerer's Shoes
Buy- Mejai's Soulstealer

Mid Game:
When you're last hitting every minion and harrasing like hell you can't be ignored, most of the time they send down one of their people to gank me, this fails most of the time unless they got stealth + Exhaust or Warwick�¢ï¿½ï¿½s Ultimate etc. Because of this you'll have to initiate and try to gank while you�¢ï¿½ï¿½re passively farming up your item build and level, you could also get a second rank in Wall of Pain at the cost of a delayed Lay Waste for valuable slow and Armor reduction. Also time that Requiem with proper judgment, it doesn't do full damage, most of the time it's around 3/4 so be sure they will die if your going to use it, but don't save it forever�¢ï¿½�¦ you have to use it sometime -That�¢ï¿½ï¿½s why we gank!

Buy- Rod of Ages
Buy- 3x Blasting Wands
Buy- Zhonya's Ring

Late Game:
Because of your insane farming abilities you can easily become one of the best defenders in the game, you can also destroy towers but you need good teammates for this to work. By late-game you can own everyone, but your health & Armor is still far too low leaving you vulnerable to DPS carries that does an insane amount of damage, just don't let them come near you! You should have won if your teammates know what they are doing, your job is to get rid of the minions and help ganking.

Buy- Abyssal Scepter or Void Staff
Buy- Charlie Sheen
Buy- Lich Bane

Tips & Tricks:
Don't be afraid to Die- you'll need to be aggresive to be a good player.
Don't get ahead of your self- Don't be stupid, going in a 1v3 is no good.
Requiem Calls- Only friends, you'll have to check the map yourself.
Wall of Pain- Your main ganking tool, use it only when you need it.

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