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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 14.10. 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

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
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus too sexy...

Guide by Propain updated December 21, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Death is just the beginning!

Guide by APhreak updated April 19, 2012
4.7
2
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4
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Pentakill Guaranteed

Guide by dumb bum updated January 2, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus the Deathmachine

Guide by TheAnnoyingHans updated April 6, 2012
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Top, Long Range AP Carry

Guide by 1v1Factoid updated May 23, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

I'M KARTHUS BAAWWWWWW

Guide by QuickPressR updated April 23, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus: revive and teleport

Guide by drakomania updated April 3, 2012
4.2
3
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7
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Ok, one more song

Guide by xGuido updated September 30, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Their pain... is my pleasure!

Guide by HungryMurderer updated February 4, 2012
6.6
15
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9
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus The Death Bringer

Guide by leppycon updated November 19, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Trollin' With Karthus

Guide by full brain updated November 25, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus: Not all that died is dead; even if it dies again.

Guide by Urza updated November 18, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus: Not all that died is dead.

Guide by Urza updated November 18, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Guide by Arides updated November 19, 2011
4.4
2
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5
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Tanky Karthus

Guide by Badfur updated November 26, 2011
3.8
2
Votes
7
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - undeafeatable

Guide by achimasi updated November 17, 2011
Season 2 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

teamfight build and press r build

Build by commandon1 updated June 5, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

My "TPA Toyz"-Karthus look-up

Build by figaw updated October 19, 2012
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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 14.10. 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 14.10: 82,555 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 68% 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 17% 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 12% 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 51%

Win Rate 53% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 25% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 10% Pickrate

Flash Gustwalker Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 66% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 56%

Win Rate 15% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 52%

Win Rate 70% Pickrate

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Our Stats Powered By LeagueOfGraphs.com LogoOpen In New Window
Patch 14.10: 82,555 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 84% 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 7% Pickrate

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

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 4% 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 80% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 12% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 98% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 57%

Win Rate 29% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 53%

Win Rate 44% 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.

Karthus Skins

Karthus' Abilities

Questions About Karthus

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