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Karthus The Deathsinger

Find the best Karthus build guides for League of Legends Patch 10.19. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Karthus build for the S10 meta. Learn more about Karthus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!


Season 9 Builds
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Ultimate=Penta Kill

Build by Shuracam updated September 1, 2019
  • 9.17
Rating Pending
Views: 2,068
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Press R | Karthus Jg Guide (9.17)

Build by pooploI updated September 1, 2019
  • 9.17
Rating Pending
Views: 1,001
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Rank 1 Karthus NA Guide

Build by TwTvBeHumbleFriends updated July 29, 2019
  • 9.14
Rating Pending
Views: 1,224
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

karthus mid

Build by Guest updated July 4, 2019
  • 9.13
Rating Pending
Views: 680
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[90% Winrate] NA KARTHUS GUIDE

Build by BeHumbleFriends updated June 6, 2019
  • 9.11
Rating Pending
Views: 1,087
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthush

Build by Nacilion updated April 24, 2019
  • 9.8
Rating Pending
Views: 793
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

KARTHUS JG

Build by T0RTU updated March 17, 2019
  • 9.5
Rating Pending
Views: 1,526
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus BRONZE/SILVER/GOLD

Build by Guest updated March 8, 2019
  • 9.5
Rating Pending
Views: 678
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

best khartus build for pentakill

Build by XxtriggeredxX updated March 8, 2019
  • 9.5
Rating Pending
Views: 1,415
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus [MID] with smite!

Build by deki024mol updated February 20, 2019
  • 9.3
Rating Pending
Views: 1,735
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

RANKED FIRST 10 RANKED MATCH CARRY KARTHUS BUILD :)

Build by Peoy updated February 6, 2019
  • 9.3
Rating Pending
Views: 2,505
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

kartus

Build by Guest updated February 1, 2019
  • 9.2
Rating Pending
Views: 956
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

How To Spam R

Build by Zetrok Bot updated January 25, 2019
  • 9.2
Rating Pending
Views: 1,382
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Bot *Dark Karvest* (Tons of Damage) S9

Build by YoungMaistro updated January 19, 2019
  • 9.1
Rating Pending
Views: 3,967
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Mid karthus

Build by rx7jdm updated January 18, 2019
  • 9.1
Rating Pending
Views: 1,433
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Season 9 Karthus ARAM Build

Build by SawyerNelson updated December 17, 2018
  • 8.24
Rating Pending
Views: 36,839
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Guide Mid

Build by BARAL updated January 4, 2019
  • 8.24
Rating Pending
Views: 1,391
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

AS AD KARTHUS [OTP] [#1 IN KR SERVER[

Build by Guest updated December 15, 2018
  • 8.24
Rating Pending
Views: 3,250
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus 8.24 / 9.1

Build by PastorKarthus updated January 3, 2019
  • 8.24
Rating Pending
Views: 1,066
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus ADC

Build by Guest updated December 19, 2018
  • 8.24
Rating Pending
Views: 1,619

Karthus Build Stats

Patch 10.19: 753656 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 11780 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 55%

Win Rate 2516 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 53%

Win Rate 1070 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 50%

Win Rate 28079 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 60%

Win Rate 93 Games

Smite Ignite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 562 Games

Exhaust Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 28511 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 18783 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 8204 Games

Warding Totem

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 89%

Win Rate 54 Games

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 4395 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Ability Order 65%

Win Rate 1619 Games

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Ability Order 59%

Win Rate 126 Games

Patch 10.19: 753667 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 56%

Win Rate 1515 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 66%

Win Rate 93 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 60%

Win Rate 215 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

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 2637 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 63%

Win Rate 63 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 480 Games

Flash Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 3783 Games

  • 1

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 58%

Win Rate 1767 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1669 Games

Warding Totem

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 184 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 70%

Win Rate 151 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Patch 10.19: 753680 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 55 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: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate 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 59%

Win Rate 187 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 56%

Win Rate 90 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 54%

Win Rate 1592 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1182 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 421 Games

Flash Ignite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 4403 Games

  • 1

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2349 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1059 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 229 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 299 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Ability Order 71%

Win Rate 65 Games

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 336 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 / 26 / 32 / 38 / 44
1
Karthus briefly reveals the target area which he detonates after a 0.5-second delay, dealing 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 / 130 (+30% 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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