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[ Karthus ] The True Undead Power

Last updated on August 18, 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: 0

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
4/
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


Firstly , 80 % ( maybe more ) credits to Alahric !
I learned all I know with his tutorial ( http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/karthus-the-son-of-zeus-173 ) .


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[ * ] Early game :

You have preference to lane MID but if someone wants to take it , dont hesitate going TOP or BOT .

Karthus' technique is simple : just keep attacking minions with your default attack and just last hit every minion with your Lay Waste ( just try to , don't worry if you tried and the minion died before your Lay Waste blows , your mana won't run out that fast ) .

When the game start you will buy :

- Sapphire crystal .
- 2x health potion .


Then , when you already have enough money :

- Cataclyst the protector .
- Boots of swiftness .


[ * ] Mid game :


By now you should be last hitting every minion and harassing as hell so you can't be ignored . Probably they will try to gank you . Dont overextend for too long .
Because of this , you should start ganking while you are passively farming and gaining experience .

Buy :

- Rod of ages .
- Tear of the goddess .
- Mejai's soulstealer .


[ * ] Late game :


Because of your insane farming abilities you can easily become one of the best defenders in the game , you can also own everyone , but your health and armor are still too low and you are still 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 :

- Archangel's staff .
- Frozen heart .
- Zhonya's ring .


Watch out for :


Stealth champions : specially if you are less than 50% of your health .
DPS champions : Ashe , Tryndamere , Shaco , or an overfeeded Yi or Evelynn can make pretty short work of you .

[ + + ] Ganking :

Start with a wall of pain behind your target , go near him and turn defile on and spam lay waste ( try to get the double damage it does when it hits only a single target ) . It's all about aim and timing . Isn't that difficult .