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Oh you killed me? I just Aced Your Team...

Last updated on August 7, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Introduction

Hi this is ma OP Karthus Build. I'm going to keep this short and sweet.


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Items

Ok so this is pretty much how I build my Karthus. I start with a Doran's ring for the health, mana regen, and the nice ap for early game. Then from then on out...I would suggest building archangels because the AP to mana ratio stacks. Then just build what any ap nuke champ would build and stack on the ap...because thats where you do the most aoe damage with defile in team fights and then lastly the fricking op damage with your ultimate.

And in certain situtions just build what you need for more survivabilty.
****Oh and the items after Zhonya's Hourglass are totally optional and depends on the situation and your own preference.


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Masteries

Basic 9/0/21 masteries for an AP champ with a mastery in the tele and flash mastery.


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Runes

*Marks of Insight for Magic Pen - A MUST for any AP champ
*Greater Seals of Fortitude for survivability - yeah its expensive...but it saves your *** from dying too much.Another option would just have mana regen but its totally up to you if you build Karthus right with archangels.
*Greater Glyphs of Force - Also a MUST for AP bonus
*


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Summoner Spells

Ok so I take teleport to get around and save my teammate's ***es and I take flash just cuz its a REALLY useful summoner spell.


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Farming

OK I CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH TO USE YOUR Q AND LAST HIT EARLY GAME....WHEN YOU HAVE A ****LOAD OF MANA MID-GAME, THEN YOU CAN USE DEFILE TO MOW THROUGH THE MINIONS...OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST WASTING MANA AND MAKING YOURSELF VULNERABLE.


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Team Work

Ok in team fights. Just leave your defile on the whole time...throw a wall of pain to slow the enemies... and spam the **** out of your Q button. AND WHATEVER YOU DO.... DO NOT USE YOUR ULTI UNTIL AFTER YOU DIE...BECAUSE IF YOU TRY TO ULT AND THEN YOU DIE BEFORE THE ULTI HAPPENS....THE ULTI GETS CANCELED AND YOUR TEAM WILL QQ OVER AN ENEMY CHAMP THAT GOT AWAY WITH 1 HEALTH AND IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT.


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Pros / Cons

PROS
-Really good AOE damage for team fights
-Good Farmer with Q
-OP ultimate
-Quick Spawn Time
-Karthus is already dead...soo you can't kill him again >:D

CONS
-Squishy
-Ganked easily
-there are other mini-cons * haha get it..transformers pun.* but they don't really matter


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Summary

Well overall have fun with Karthus and I hope this build is helpful. If you need tips just leave a comment below and/or any constructive tips that would add onto this build. Thanks.