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Karthus Build Guides, Runes and Items

Karthus The Deathsinger

Find the best Karthus build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.8. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Karthus build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Karthus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

S14 karthus jg guide

Guide by astral 1v9 updated March 18, 2024
9.8
325
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23
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

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

Guide by DingDongGaming updated February 25, 2024
8.9
126
Votes
17
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[14.4] Diamond Tank Karthus - Slow Death

Guide by Aqua Dragon updated February 28, 2024
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Master Karthus Guide patch 14.2

Guide by Trixiefix updated January 25, 2024
  • Stream
Season 14 Builds // Patch 14.8
New Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus build (be like cinkrof)

Build by Guest updated April 19, 2024
Season 14 Builds // Patch 14.7
New Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus but you have ult up every time [ S14 ]

Build by HMT_zenith updated April 14, 2024
New Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

UAV Karthus Hack

Build by frreddi updated April 10, 2024
New Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Shadow Wizard Karkus

Build by Herrgran updated April 8, 2024
Season 14 Builds // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jungle 14.6

Build by QuantumChuck updated March 21, 2024
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jesuscirraptor TOP Split Push

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated February 27, 2024
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

S14 KARTHUS JUNGLE CARRY 80%+ (yes even in this meta)

Build by WARPSEL updated January 22, 2024
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

(SEASON 14) New Items karthus ONE SHOT

Build by Mudiss updated January 20, 2024
Season 13 Guides
7.4
267
Votes
45
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[13.24] Rank 1 Karthus World Guide To Climbing

Guide by ELOSANTA updated December 7, 2023
  • In-depth
7.3
5
Votes
1
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Cashout Karthus

Guide by Destruuu updated January 2, 2024
9.6
177
Votes
13
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

2.4 Million Mastery-Lane Karthus Guide-Season 13

Guide by Hullos updated November 10, 2023
  • In-depth
9.2
36
Votes
3
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

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

Guide by Harambe Homie updated October 29, 2023
8.6
625
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30
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[13.17] Challenger NA & EUW Rank 1 Karthus world | In-depth guide on how play Karthus jungle

Guide by Insightful updated September 27, 2023
  • In-depth
9.2
67
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13
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

SEASON 13 Challenger karthus jgl guide

Guide by KamiKZ updated September 19, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[13.7] Rank 1 Karthus NA 70% wr GM/Chall Jungle

Guide by sauda updated September 2, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

13.13 Rank 1 Karthus guide to getting Masters EUW LuvEmoGirls

Guide by LuvEmoGirls updated July 9, 2023
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Karthus Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Karthus we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Karthus, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Karthus this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 14.8. However, if you are a new Karthus player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Karthus!

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Patch 14.8: 29,482 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 54% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 29% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 14% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune:
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Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 50% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 24% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

Flash Gustwalker Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 63% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 54%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 51%

Win Rate 78% Pickrate

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Patch 14.8: 29,482 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
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LoL Rune:
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune:
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune:
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LoL Rune:

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 12% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 42%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 95% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 55%

Win Rate 15% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 56%

Win Rate 47% Pickrate

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Our Stats Powered By LeagueOfGraphs.com LogoOpen In New Window
Patch 14.8: 29,482 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 46% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 26% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 48% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 30% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 79% Pickrate

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  • 3

Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 56%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 54%

Win Rate 43% Pickrate

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Karthus Counters

Learn Karthus' counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Karthus guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Karthus JUNGLE in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Karthus. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

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