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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 12 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

S12 Karthus Jungle Guide

Build by Guest updated November 26, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

11.23 Karthus First Strike (Gold For Days) Jungle

Build by Guest updated November 18, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Muahahaha

Build by Glaceon_Hit updated November 17, 2021
Season 11 Guides
9.5
24
Votes
1
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[S11] How to Solo Carry as Karthus

Guide by TwistedDemon updated April 2, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
35
Votes
3
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[10.25] Harambe Homie - Karthus the top dog of the jungle!

Guide by Harambe Homie updated April 16, 2021
9
16
Votes
1
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

(11.17) KARTHUS BOT FULL GUIDE

Guide by Hate_8D updated August 25, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.13] Three Ways to Karthus by JuvX

Guide by JuvX updated June 24, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus jungle :)

Guide by Skarbnik updated March 4, 2021
Season 11 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Shukori's Karthus Guide [S11 Master] 70% Winrate (Still in P

Build by Shukori updated February 8, 2021
7.3
5
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1
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Gate Karthus :O

Build by acier2 updated November 9, 2021
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

The ULTIMATE Karthus Guide

Build by Guest updated February 13, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

KARTHUS JUNGLE | THE ONE TAP MONSTER

Build by Karthus man updated January 17, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jesuscirraptor SUP

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated July 11, 2021
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

A standard build for Karthus ADC/MID/TOP Lane

Build by BureizuFeizu updated February 15, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

JG Karthus

Build by D00GE updated December 23, 2020
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

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Build by FMZ9 updated March 12, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jesuscirraptor TOP Tank

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated January 9, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.8] Karthus Bot Guide from a Challenger Player | Top 10 N

Build by JugTTV updated April 22, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[S11] The Grim Reaper (Jungle)

Build by ObserverOfTime updated February 3, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Gondolier of Hell

Build by Kranidi1989 updated September 28, 2021
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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: 887021 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 3495 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 3522 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 46%

Win Rate 2950 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

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 11690 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 8932 Games

Exhaust Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 85 Games

Flash Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 10320 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 14214 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 5779 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 85%

Win Rate 54 Games

Eye of the Herald
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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 4770 Games

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  • 3
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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  • 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: 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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  • 2
  • 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

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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: 887021 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 64%

Win Rate 86 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: 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 60%

Win Rate 230 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 58%

Win Rate 204 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: Last Stand
Last Stand

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 2438 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1673 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 636 Games

Flash Ignite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 3597 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2884 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1972 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 491 Games

Oracle Lens
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to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 440 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.

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Karthus' Abilities

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