Karthus Build Guide by LONERlSM
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Need to shove him in if he gets the wave in a good position he can be everywhere on the map. Rylias 2nd item
He is a late game monster, his late game is better than yours and atm is too busted to not ban out. Only way to beat a kassadin atm is to win lane really hard which is a tough ask for people that are new to karthus.
Versing a low diamond zed is night and day versing a higher elo player this champion is very good at all ining you at level 6 and with karthus needing 2 secs to cast ult zed can easily win this.
Lb doesnt need to play the lane well to beat you its not really fair look to go at her level 1 and cheese her laning. What makes lb so good is when she is ahead she can make you 0-4 like nothing. Staying even in this matchup is key. Rylias 2nd Item.
Fizz can just E out of your ult and primarly runs HG 2nd with this in mind it is hard to kill a fizz unless the fizz player makes a huge mistake. Look to harass him levels 1-5, when he has ulitmate look to play passive till you are getting assistance from jungler or support. If you build up a good cs lead later in the game he will have trouble ending the game as he falls off.
If she gets a lead like LB it is hard to play the game. Learning to play passive and waiting for good moments to strike are critical for this matchup understand your time windows for when she has r.
If she is mid she can aoe shield the entire team and ruin your ultimate. Best to try and wait to cast your ulitmate if she is grouped. Besides that she doesnt have that much kill threat but can make your ultimate void.
Her ult counters your ultimate force her to ult first then look to ult with that time period.
Legit impossible to kill and has decent damage. Galio is just a farm lane look to out scale him and keep up with levels , what ever you do, please do not fight him he will win all trades. If your team comp is full ap Dodge because it will be tough for you to carry games.
Annoying roamer if you play your cards right you can win this lane but the fact that when he roams you shove his minions to the turret, making all his unsuccessful ganks a netprofit. Rylias 2nd item.
He is busted will out heal your damage best thing to do is sit by tower and farm.
Go ludens rylias for this match up, if you play in YOUR minions she can not e to you. use your q range and spacing to get effective short trades or let her shove the wave into you farming safely undertower. eventually you out scale her so look forward to level 16 powerspike.
Farm Lane sight advantage for you.
With the new rework most of the Dianas I faced go tanker look to out scale her with csing evenly and trying to get short trades in lane. Rylias 2nd item
Farm Lane your q range is about the same so its a game of dodge ball if you dodge her q and lane yours look to extend the trade for 2 or 3 seconds.
You hard outscale this champion do not fight him level 1 look to clear minion wave instead of fighting. Go rylias 2nd.
annoying to play against he will have good lane priority so he can get ganked at anytime. your qs can kill the turrets.
Azir is a bad solo que pick atm look for windows of time when his sand soldiers are down.
Irelia doesnt take reduced w dmg to ap anymore so this match up is fine. However if you play this lane too long she will abuse you and has kill threat. Play care ful and more towards your side of mid lane. Build rylias 2nd.
Bad Solo q champion atm , your q outranges his ablities besides his r. keep that in mind while trading.
If you dodge his q you are ok ap cho is a cheese pick and usually is not executed correctly however play to scale against this champion he has good wave clear and can heal out your dps.
Champion has too many problems to kill you. His mana cost are bad so look to just kill his mana and win the lane.
farm lane when she roams punish her with your waveclear and look to get short leads that way.
Annoying champion more or less a skill shot dodging contest xeraths usually just go glass cannon so later in the game we can just r him and put him into half health situation.
Farm Lane do not try to 1v1
This champion mid is not good, Champion has tons of laning problems and will not be successful.
Look to play passive and when she is looking to roam shove her in. you out scale her and much like alkali buy rylias to slow her down for the team.
His all in burst is huge play safe into ur minions if you dont allow him to get anykills you will out scale and most likly will be against a full ad team. Go rylias build.
Champion is busted you can win lane and shove him in but he will still find ways to roam pyke mid relies on getting ultimate gold once he is 6 do not fight him if he goes 1for1 you are not doing your job. Go even and look to make pyke not useful go rylias build.
Farm lane make sure you got distance on her so she can not ult you.
Farm lane malzahar passive blocks one spell look to q him and break the passive before making an extend trade. Play away from your minions malz e spreads to the closest target if malz es you than look to shove the wave forcing malz to lose cs but if he es the wave look for an extend trade.
Farm lane you outscale tf and your aoe makes you more useful later on. If tf ults look to shove the wave so he misses exp from ulting away from mid.
Farm lane make sure that you dodge his q and recall when the wave is crashed in the mid or in his turret. Allowing ziggs to get mid lane tower is bad for you if mid stays past 17 minutes you did your job against this matchup.
Do not play into your minions/ build rylias 2nd.
Lissandra has bad Laning issues now since aftershock got nerf for her. Look to shove her in tower and get cs lead. Do not overextend at times where you feel you will get gank. lissandra has hard cc to counter that we go rylias into her. if she es into us esstenatial with the dmg we have she will be forced to either ult you or herself and can simply slow her while she has to make that decision.
When she gets gunblade it is a huge spike for her if she roams ping and shove move to the other side of the map to avoid kata killing you. Go rylias 2nd item.
farm lane goes pretty even do not play in your minion wave it will get you proced for free.
Tryndamere mid is pretty cheesy go rylias 2nd item and kite him while he is diving.
this champion is pretty bad into karthus favorable match up you can hourglass her snare so when she snares then ults all you do is hg.
hard to predict his movements and has an easy time sticking on to u. go rylias 2nd.
Look to play passive do not fight her. Zoeys kit is too much for karthus to handle atm practice this match up with friends and understand the timings of her cds to strike.
Farm Lane be careful to not play into your minions zilean can stun you and chunk you out of lane if you are not careful. Look to shove him in level 1 and harass him till he is level 3.
His Passive gives you true dmg when you are near really nice for teamfights and you can melt champions that are bit more tankier with this synergy. If you have a friend that plays amumu duo with him and play it bot. the dmg will surprise alot of people and not too many people understand what amumu does. Plus he has hard cc making hit qs easier.