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Build Guide by Lvx

Karthus - MagPen, a royal pain in the *** (AP hybrid)

By Lvx | Updated on July 29, 2010
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Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Heal

Heal

LoL Summoner Spell: Ghost

Ghost

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