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Karthus Build Guides, Runes and Items

Karthus The Deathsinger

Find the best Karthus build guides for League of Legends S13 Patch 13.1. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Karthus build for the S13 meta. Learn more about Karthus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 2 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus the Dead Killer

Build by Guest updated October 24, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

The Deadly Requiem

Build by Nudedragons updated October 22, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Maximum Trolling Karthus

Build by Sayren updated October 22, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

OP karthus

Build by NavyNinja updated October 21, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus +1000AP pure ownage

Build by Mitchken updated October 20, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Kar-Crush

Build by ThePolarBear562 updated October 19, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Mi abuela esta op

Build by lopskos updated October 19, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

DOMINE mid com mimurso's KARTHUS !!!

Build by mimursoo updated October 18, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Will own all the champions

Build by Guest updated October 15, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by Flozzer updated October 14, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus- The Unkillable

Build by BurnedRose updated October 7, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus, The surrender machine

Build by Redhwk updated October 6, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - [Mid]

Build by Top Fukuu updated October 5, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Dat ulti

Build by Guest updated October 5, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Nagash

Build by palpatine222 updated October 5, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Ultimate Karthus

Build by JulioMaia updated October 4, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

AP Karthus

Build by Guest updated October 3, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus by Kruszyn

Build by habakuk1989 updated October 3, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

karthus

Build by Guest updated October 3, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by marl_man_boro updated October 3, 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 13.1. 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!

Patch 13.1: 575239 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 3004 Games

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Treasure Hunter
Treasure 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 47%

Win Rate 2940 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: Treasure Hunter
Treasure 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 2221 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Future's Market
Future's Market
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 9950 Games

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 7588 Games

Exhaust Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 72 Games

Flash Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 8890 Games

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Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 12054 Games

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 5009 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 1394 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 4070 Games

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Patch 12.22: 171012 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 830 Games

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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: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate 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 54%

Win Rate 264 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: Last Stand
Last Stand

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 142 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: 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 52%

Win Rate 1721 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 80 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 124 Games

Flash Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 0%

Win Rate Games

! 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.

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1153 Games

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 788 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 96 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 0%

Win Rate Games

  • 1
! 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.
Patch 13.1: 575241 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 66%

Win Rate 79 Games

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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: Last Stand
Last Stand

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 188 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: Treasure Hunter
Treasure 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 59%

Win Rate 139 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: Last Stand
Last Stand

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 2063 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1411 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 61%

Win Rate 67 Games

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 3043 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2473 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1651 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 408 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 367 Games

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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

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