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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 14.4. 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!

Season 5 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[MID] Build Karthus season 4-5

Build by KoroSu96 updated January 24, 2015
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[ For Fun ] Karthus The Kill Thief : A Simple Guide

Build by Guest updated December 25, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

for you mylo

Build by demonx666 updated December 28, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

CACTUS GG. FAST AS LIGHT.

Build by DuQey updated December 27, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[ For Fun ] Karthus The Kill Thief : A Simple Guide

Build by LittleLionBoy1 updated December 25, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Kartus - Jungler - Saintvicious

Build by Iyslor updated December 20, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus, The Death Mage

Build by DomKaton updated November 28, 2014
Season 4 Guides
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Sexual Interkarthus (4.14)

Guide by BaconMonkey updated November 5, 2014
  • In-depth
8.6
22
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4
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Jungle Karthus - The Forgotten Role

Guide by UNSTEALTHYN1NJA updated August 30, 2014
  • In-depth
6.4
4
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2
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

AP Mid Karthus - So Many Souls Await!

Guide by crystalfortress updated September 4, 2014
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

BASELINE Karthus Guide to ultimate pro skills

Guide by Jolos updated August 18, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Jungle karthus, the new OP (FREELO) - Patch 4.9

Guide by Bigpedro457 updated June 5, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - The Late Game Boutz

Guide by Kaosz updated December 27, 2013
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus multi-kills

Guide by trojan_sub7 updated November 23, 2013
9.4
21
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1
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

An in-depth guide to the Deathsinger

Guide by gotoh updated November 22, 2013
  • In-depth
Season 4 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by DubStepMaster updated November 5, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Best Karthus Build and Guide

Build by ericcartman updated October 27, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus ( Terminator )

Build by 1Dako updated October 21, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Just press R..., Free wins

Build by runapi updated October 13, 2014
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

ap op

Build by Guest updated October 3, 2014
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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 14.4. 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 14.4: 26,590 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 63% 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 51%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 16% Pickrate

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

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 60% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 24% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Exhaust Gustwalker Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 69% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 53%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 52%

Win Rate 78% Pickrate

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Patch 14.4: 26,590 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 77% 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 47%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 3% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 94% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 57%

Win Rate 20% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 54%

Win Rate 45% Pickrate

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Our Stats Powered By LeagueOfGraphs.com LogoOpen In New Window
Patch 14.4: 26,590 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 47% Pickrate

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

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 21% Pickrate

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

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 41%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
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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 46% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 32% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 6% Pickrate

Exhaust Ignite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 82% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 57%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 50%

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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