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Karthus The Deathsinger

Find the best Karthus build guides for League of Legends Patch 11.7. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Karthus build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Karthus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!


Season 11 Guides
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[S11 Challenger EUW] Rank 1 Karthus world | In-depth guide o

Guide by Insightful updated April 10, 2021
  • 11.7
  • In-depth
Votes: 507
Views: 382,406
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.7] Karthus Jungle Guide | Not just an R Machine

Guide by nZk01 updated March 31, 2021
  • 11.7
Votes: 232
Views: 572,017
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

2.3 Million Mastery-Lane Karthus Guide-Season 11

Guide by Hullos updated March 31, 2021
  • 11.7
  • In-depth
Votes: 26
Views: 103,607
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[S11] How to Solo Carry as Karthus

Guide by TwistedDemon updated April 2, 2021
  • 11.7
  • In-depth
Votes: 13
Views: 4,610
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.7] Updated Karthus build by a Challenger Player.

Guide by ELOSANTA updated April 10, 2021
  • 11.7
Votes: 59
Views: 234,937
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Diamond Tank Karthus - Swift Death

Guide by Aqua Dragon updated April 6, 2021
  • 11.7
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
Votes: 109
Views: 1,263,345
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

BEST JUNGLER IN THE META Challenger karthus jgl guide

Guide by KamiKZ updated April 9, 2021
  • 11.7
Votes: 24
Views: 110,393
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[70% Winrate] Rank #84 Karthus In The World Guide (MID)

Guide by DingDongGaming updated March 27, 2021
  • 11.6
Votes: 292
Views: 1,210,449
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.6] Three Ways to Karthus by JuvX

Guide by JuvX updated March 17, 2021
  • 11.6
Rating Pending
Views: 2,560
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[10.25] Harambe Homie - Karthus the top dog of the jungle!

Guide by Harambe Homie updated March 6, 2021
  • 11.5
Votes: 37
Views: 29,638
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus jungle :)

Guide by Skarbnik updated March 4, 2021
  • 11.5
Rating Pending
Views: 803
Season 11 Builds
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by AMohito updated April 10, 2021
  • 11.7
Rating Pending
Views: 443
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.6] Karthus mid E max

Build by Guest updated March 28, 2021
  • 11.6
New Build
Views: 100
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

S

Build by Guest updated March 24, 2021
  • 11.6
Rating Pending
Views: 73
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

s

Build by FMZ9 updated March 12, 2021
  • 11.5
Rating Pending
Views: 325
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

KARTHUS BOTLANE MASTERS GUIDE

Build by Guest updated March 11, 2021
  • 11.5
Rating Pending
Views: 338
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by SziaLajos updated March 9, 2021
  • 11.5
Rating Pending
Views: 242
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by Rosewhip92 updated February 18, 2021
  • 11.4
Rating Pending
Views: 521
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

The ULTIMATE Karthus Guide

Build by Guest updated February 13, 2021
  • 11.3
Rating Pending
Views: 692
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Shukori's Karthus Guide [S11 Master] 70% Winrate (Still in P

Build by Shukori updated February 8, 2021
  • 11.3
Rating Pending
Views: 616
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Karthus Build Stats

Patch 11.7: 608358 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 5708 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 3189 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 1329 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 13631 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 5875 Games

Exhaust Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 90 Games

Smite Ignite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 12300 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 13661 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 4703 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1303 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 3092 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Ability Order 66%

Win Rate 883 Games

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 61 Games

Patch 11.7: 608361 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 86 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 82 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 226 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1107 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 681 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 156 Games

Flash Barrier

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1788 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 1376 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 61%

Win Rate 170 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 708 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 74%

Win Rate 212 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Patch 11.7: 608366 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 308 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 119 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 104 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Taste of Blood
Taste of Blood
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 710 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 115 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 43%

Win Rate 92 Games

Flash Heal

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 740 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 514 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 400 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 64 Games

Oracle Lens
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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 65%

Win Rate 37 Games

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  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Ability Order 61%

Win Rate 33 Games

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Ability Order 79%

Win Rate 14 Games

Karthus Skins

Karthus' Abilities

Ability Range Cost Cooldown
Karthus's Death Defied
Death Defied Karthus's Passive Karthus's Passive
Self
Karthus's Passive
Karthus's Passive
Upon dying, Karthus enters a spirit form allowing him to continue casting spells for 7 seconds. During this time his abilities cost no mana.
Q
Karthus's Lay Waste
Lay Waste Karthus's Q Ability
875
20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40
1
Karthus briefly reveals the target area which he detonates after a 0.5-second delay, dealing 45 / 62.5 / 80 / 97.5 / 115 (+35% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies within, doubled when hitting only one target.

Lay Waste's damage is reduced by 15% against monsters.

During Death Defied, Lay Waste will cast at maximum range if cast beyond that.
W
Karthus's Wall of Pain
Wall of Pain Karthus's W Ability
1000
70
15
Karthus creates a 800 / 900 / 1000 / 1100 / 1200 distance wide wall at the target location for 5 seconds. The wall reduces the magic resistance of enemies who pass through it by 15% for 5 seconds and applies a 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80% slow which drops to half effectiveness after 1 second and then decays over the remaining debuff duration.
E
Karthus's Defile
Defile Karthus's E Ability
425
30 / 42 / 54 / 66 / 78
0.5
Passive: Karthus restores 20 / 27 / 34 / 41 / 48 mana whenever he kills an enemy.

Toggle: Drains 30 / 42 / 54 / 66 / 78 Mana every second. Deals 7.5 / 12.5 / 17.5 / 22.5 / 27.5 (+5% of ability power) magic damage every 0.25 seconds to all nearby enemies. Deactivating Defile deals 1 tick's worth of damage.

Defile cannot be toggled off during Death Defied, but it can be while channeling Requiem.
R
Karthus's Requiem
Requiem Karthus's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
100
200 / 180 / 160 / 160 / 160
After channeling for 3 seconds, Karthus deals 200 / 350 / 500 (+75% of ability power) magic damage to all enemy champions (regardless of distance).

Questions About Karthus

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