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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!

Season 2 Guides
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Pentakill from afterlife

Guide by vavindi updated April 13, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Kamikaze Karthus. Usefull AOE dmg. Nomore KS!

Guide by Piszczek updated April 8, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

How to AD jungle Karthus like a pro

Guide by TenaciousE updated March 20, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus, Layer of Waste

Guide by Luelen updated February 20, 2012
6.5
7
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4
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus โ€“ Donโ€™t mess with lynches...

Guide by chynonm updated March 10, 2012
6.3
5
Votes
3
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus || Press R and Taste their tears

Guide by ZerockK updated January 23, 2012
6.1
13
Votes
10
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus? "R" oh that Karthus

Guide by N I K O L A updated January 14, 2012
5.9
5
Votes
4
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus- More than just an "R" button

Guide by GoPro updated July 31, 2012
5.9
5
Votes
4
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

PentaKill Karthus Build

Guide by BlackriverCZ updated February 7, 2012
5.9
26
Votes
15
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus: Death is a good servant but a bad master.

Guide by Urza updated September 9, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Rape Them All [UPDATED!]

Guide by XotaLover updated November 3, 2012
5.6
3
Votes
3
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Requiem time

Guide by HaPKoMaTo3 updated September 23, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus | The Bringer Of Pain

Guide by Ninjah ReaperZz updated March 23, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Suicide Karthus

Guide by xSona updated March 12, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Rest In Peace (4 vs 0)

Guide by ShaoZhen updated March 6, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

"The Killing Presence"

Guide by Sunfire230 updated January 11, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Nuke them from orbit (it's the only way to be sure)

Guide by Aelius updated January 6, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

The guide of kill stealing

Guide by atelics updated May 17, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Inevitable guide to Karthus

Guide by Pyros updated January 3, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus too sexy...

Guide by Propain updated December 21, 2011
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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: 34,388 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 57% 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 50%

Win Rate 26% Pickrate

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

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 14% 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 49%

Win Rate 54% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 23% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 11% Pickrate

Flash Gustwalker Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 66% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 53%

Win Rate 18% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 50%

Win Rate 77% Pickrate

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Patch 14.8: 34,388 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
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 45%

Win Rate 8% Pickrate

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

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

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

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 83% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 8% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 95% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 60%

Win Rate 16% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 55%

Win Rate 45% Pickrate

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Our Stats Powered By LeagueOfGraphs.com LogoOpen In New Window
Patch 14.8: 34,388 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 44% 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 50%

Win Rate 26% Pickrate

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

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 45%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
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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 50% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 27% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 8% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 78% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 54%

Win Rate 16% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 49%

Win Rate 42% 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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