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


Season 2 Builds
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus FR Build

Build by Guest updated October 21, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,249
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

OP karthus

Build by NavyNinja updated October 21, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,016
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus +1000AP pure ownage

Build by Mitchken updated October 20, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,641
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus op champ

Build by Guest updated October 20, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,106
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Kar-Crush

Build by ThePolarBear562 updated October 19, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,061
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Mi abuela esta op

Build by lopskos updated October 19, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 915
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

DOMINE mid com mimurso's KARTHUS !!!

Build by mimursoo updated October 18, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,227
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - KS From the Mid Lane

Build by Igotsnacks updated October 18, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 2,682
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Will own all the champions

Build by Guest updated October 15, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 987
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by Flozzer updated October 14, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,175
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Awesome AP Champ

Build by Enyaphylia updated October 12, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 815
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus- The Unkillable

Build by BurnedRose updated October 7, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,491
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus, The surrender machine

Build by Redhwk updated October 6, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,662
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - [Mid]

Build by Top Fukuu updated October 5, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 2,794
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Dat ulti

Build by Guest updated October 5, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,534
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Nagash

Build by palpatine222 updated October 5, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,911
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Ultimate Karthus

Build by JulioMaia updated October 4, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,208
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

AP Karthus

Build by Guest updated October 3, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,666
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus by Kruszyn

Build by habakuk1989 updated October 3, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,279
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

karthus

Build by Guest updated October 3, 2012
  • Late September
Rating Pending
Views: 1,268

Karthus Build Stats

Patch 11.10: 1553 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 2631 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 53%

Win Rate 1252 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 58 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 49%

Win Rate 5324 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2979 Games

Exhaust Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 61 Games

Smite Ignite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 4936 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 5911 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 1964 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 519 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 1303 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Patch 11.10: 1557 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 109 Games

  • 1
  • 2
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

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 45%

Win Rate 76 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

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 127 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 563 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 332 Games

Flash Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 871 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 89 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 729 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 377 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 71%

Win Rate 82 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Patch 11.10: 1559 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 150 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: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 79 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: Last Stand
Last Stand

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 59 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 55%

Win Rate 409 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 51 Games

Flash Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 408 Games

  • 1

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 57%

Win Rate 296 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 216 Games

Stealth Ward
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 56%

Win Rate 32 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! 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.

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 25 Games

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Ability Order 71%

Win Rate 7 Games

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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