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MAJOR UPDATE! Made a double statistic guide for beginner karthus and advanced karthus.
Grats to DEWO for this brilliant idea.
Before you are going to read the guide I want to say something. In the end it's all up to you if you choose a karthus with less AP, more survivability or a full AP Karthus. The one to the left is the beginner set-up, the one to the right is the advanced set-up.
<this section will contain release notes of buffs/nerfs concerning Karthus>
Requiem mana cost reduced to 150/175/200 from 200/300/400
-uncommon champion so many people don't know his skills
-his ultimate (requiem)
-after Heimerdinger and Janna Karthus has the most base mana.
-KARTHUS CAN MAKE PEOPLE GO MAD AND RAGE QUIT!
-Karthus is very easy to kill
-He costs 6300IP
-In the beginning he is hard to play
Death defied - passive This passive allowes you to cast spells for 8 seconds after your death
Best used to cast your ultimate and help your team win a teamfight. If you have the mana just toggle defile on and the enemy will drop health fast!
Lay waste Creates a delayed blast at Karthus' cursor position. After 0.5 seconds, deals 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+35% of ability power) magic damage to each nearby enemy, this deals double damage if it hits only a single unit.
cooldown: 1 second
Low lvl farming tool and burst damage in PvP fights.
Wall of pain Creates a 800 / 900 / 1000 / 1100 / 1200 distance wide wall through target point. Reduces enemy armor and magic resistance by 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 and reduces movement speed by up to 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80%; debuff lasts 5 seconds. The wall lasts 7 seconds.
cooldown: 22 seconds
One of the best gank tools / debuffs in the game. Set a gank or escape from enemys. This ability makes the difference in teamfights!
Defile Toggle Off: When Karthus kills a unit, he restores 20 / 27 / 34 / 41 / 48 mana.
Toggle On: Drains 30 / 42 / 54 / 66 / 78 Mana to deal 30 / 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 (+25% of ability power) damage to nearby enemies each second.
cooldown: 0.5 seconds after toggeling off
Very strong AoE spell. Your late game farming tool as well.
Requiem - Ultimate After channeling for 3 seconds, Karthus deals 250 / 400 / 550 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to all enemy champions (regardless of distance).
cooldown: 180/150/120 seconds The tool to finish off enemys that get away with 10HP. With this skill the line "What a lucker" will be completely banned out of the chat! It is also great to use in teamfights right before initiating. It will be a good start for your team and waiting to use your ultimate might cost you your life.