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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 10 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

karthus is op

Build by kommandoxd updated April 21, 2020
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

The Unholiest of Supports

Build by Neclord updated April 7, 2020
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus top and mid best runes!! UwU

Build by RememberMe30 updated April 4, 2020
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus support

Build by quack69 updated March 21, 2020
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Top

Build by Guest updated February 26, 2020
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

900 AP/tank

Build by Guest updated December 16, 2019
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

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Build by Guest updated November 29, 2019
Season 9 Guides
9.8
58
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5
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

How to Win Every Game on Karthus

Guide by Best Karth NA updated May 18, 2019
  • In-depth
9.5
43
Votes
3
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Predator Karthus guide to press R. Who's the victim now?

Guide by Timmly updated December 10, 2018
8.8
10
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0
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[9.15] IN DEPTH Karthus mid guide 65% winrate

Guide by Michelaengelo updated August 25, 2019
8.8
25
Votes
4
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Hamster's guide to Karthus jungle

Guide by Hamstertamer updated October 26, 2019
8.6
92
Votes
9
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Top Tier Karthus Guide

Guide by Calikarcha updated February 4, 2019
8.5
8
Votes
0
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Whisky's Karthus Guide for WInners

Guide by Zee Led updated May 30, 2019
7.3
5
Votes
1
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Support Karthus for new players who are tired of supporting

Guide by DioX updated April 8, 2019
7
6
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2
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Guide: Feel the frailty of life

Guide by BenLegend443 updated June 12, 2019
Season 9 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Season 9 Karthus ARAM Build

Build by SawyerNelson updated December 17, 2018
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Guide Mid

Build by BARAL updated January 4, 2019
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus support 2.0

Build by Snezit updated November 20, 2018
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Ultimate=Penta Kill

Build by Shuracam updated September 1, 2019
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Rank 1 Karthus NA Guide

Build by TwTvBeHumbleFriends updated July 29, 2019
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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: 712446 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 3235 Games

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  • 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: 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 3185 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 2708 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 10740 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 8175 Games

Exhaust Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 79 Games

Flash Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 9517 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 13007 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 5348 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 1528 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 4380 Games

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  • 2
  • 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
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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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  • 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

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  • 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: 712447 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 83 Games

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  • 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 61%

Win Rate 212 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 53%

Win Rate 567 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 2233 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1526 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 61%

Win Rate 69 Games

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 3308 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2656 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1803 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 59%

Win Rate 450 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 397 Games

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  • 3

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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