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LoL Champion Build Guides: Karthus

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Karthus The Deathsinger

Find the best Karthus build guides for League of Legends Patch 11.9. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Karthus build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Karthus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!


Season 10 Guides
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Mid lane in Season 10

Guide by LONERlSM updated January 23, 2020
  • 10.2
Rating Pending
Views: 4,316
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

A Basic Guide To Jungle Karthus

Guide by KingZogu updated December 3, 2019
  • 9.23
Rating Pending
Views: 1,809
Season 10 Builds
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus: the deathsinger

Build by AkimboTs updated September 28, 2020
  • 10.19
Rating Pending
Views: 639
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus "Deathsinger" Guide

Build by TheMoshi updated September 22, 2020
  • 10.19
Rating Pending
Views: 770
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus the Kill Thief

Build by Guest updated September 18, 2020
  • 10.19
Rating Pending
Views: 283
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

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Build by Guest updated September 16, 2020
  • 10.19
Rating Pending
Views: 275
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus 1k+ ap lategame

Build by VilemR updated September 14, 2020
  • 10.18
Rating Pending
Views: 267
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

this guide sucks

Build by i suck azir updated August 20, 2020
  • 10.17
Rating Pending
Views: 358
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Old School Mid Karthus

Build by PROvatino updated July 26, 2020
  • 10.15
Rating Pending
Views: 2,170
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Support

Build by Boeing AH64 updated August 2, 2020
  • 10.15
Rating Pending
Views: 1,739
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

LILLIA TOKEN BUILD (BOTS)

Build by KoparPL updated July 13, 2020
  • 10.14
Rating Pending
Views: 9,686
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Middle Karthus Guide

Build by Guest updated July 9, 2020
  • 10.14
Rating Pending
Views: 495
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus "Deathsinger" Guide

Build by Rheapz updated June 29, 2020
  • 10.13
Rating Pending
Views: 472
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

#769 Karthus eune mid build

Build by APW8 updated June 20, 2020
  • 10.12
Rating Pending
Views: 727
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

penta karthus jg

Build by Guest updated May 21, 2020
  • 10.10
Rating Pending
Views: 1,037
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

spellblinder karthus

Build by Guest updated May 21, 2020
  • 10.10
Rating Pending
Views: 498
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus supp 100% win

Build by Guest updated May 7, 2020
  • 10.9
Rating Pending
Views: 651
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by Guest updated April 22, 2020
  • 10.8
Rating Pending
Views: 673
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

karthus is op

Build by kommandoxd updated April 21, 2020
  • 10.8
Rating Pending
Views: 1,160
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus free win build

Build by Arturpropl updated April 2, 2020
  • 10.7
Rating Pending
Views: 1,582

Karthus Build Stats

Patch 11.9: 505588 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 3694 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 1926 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: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous 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 62%

Win Rate 100 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

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 8088 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 4299 Games

Exhaust Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 103 Games

Smite Ignite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 7294 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 8753 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 3016 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 756 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 65%

Win Rate 1989 Games

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Patch 11.9: 505601 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 63%

Win Rate 75 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous 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 52%

Win Rate 205 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: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous 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 52%

Win Rate 77 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: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous 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 51%

Win Rate 832 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 134 Games

Flash Barrier

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 501 Games

Flash Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1357 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1075 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 536 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 140 Games

Oracle Lens
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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 136 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Patch 11.9: 505603 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 113 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous 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 60%

Win Rate 53 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: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous 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 56%

Win Rate 99 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: Ravenous Hunter
Ravenous 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 56%

Win Rate 609 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 90 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 43%

Win Rate 75 Games

Flash Heal

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 618 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 60%

Win Rate 57 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 459 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 317 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 62%

Win Rate 52 Games

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Karthus Skins

Karthus' Abilities

Ability Range Cost Cooldown
Karthus's Death Defied
Death Defied Karthus's Passive Karthus's Passive
Self
Karthus's Passive
Karthus's Passive
Upon dying, Karthus enters a spirit form allowing him to continue casting spells for 7 seconds. During this time his abilities cost no mana.
Q
Karthus's Lay Waste
Lay Waste Karthus's Q Ability
875
20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40
1
Karthus briefly reveals the target area which he detonates after a 0.5-second delay, dealing 45 / 62.5 / 80 / 97.5 / 115 (+35% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies within, doubled when hitting only one target.

Lay Waste's damage is reduced by 15% against monsters.

During Death Defied, Lay Waste will cast at maximum range if cast beyond that.
W
Karthus's Wall of Pain
Wall of Pain Karthus's W Ability
1000
70
15
Karthus creates a 800 / 900 / 1000 / 1100 / 1200 distance wide wall at the target location for 5 seconds. The wall reduces the magic resistance of enemies who pass through it by 15% for 5 seconds and applies a 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80% slow which drops to half effectiveness after 1 second and then decays over the remaining debuff duration.
E
Karthus's Defile
Defile Karthus's E Ability
425
30 / 42 / 54 / 66 / 78
0.5
Passive: Karthus restores 20 / 27 / 34 / 41 / 48 mana whenever he kills an enemy.

Toggle: Drains 30 / 42 / 54 / 66 / 78 Mana every second. Deals 7.5 / 12.5 / 17.5 / 22.5 / 27.5 (+5% of ability power) magic damage every 0.25 seconds to all nearby enemies. Deactivating Defile deals 1 tick's worth of damage.

Defile cannot be toggled off during Death Defied, but it can be while channeling Requiem.
R
Karthus's Requiem
Requiem Karthus's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
100
200 / 180 / 160 / 160 / 160
After channeling for 3 seconds, Karthus deals 200 / 350 / 500 (+75% of ability power) magic damage to all enemy champions (regardless of distance).

Questions About Karthus

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