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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 8 Builds
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus (gone wrong)

Build by Thoulas updated July 14, 2018
  • 8.13
Rating Pending
Views: 1,654
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus jungle build

Build by Guest updated June 18, 2018
  • 8.12
Rating Pending
Views: 20,883
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus guide

Build by Hinoteryuu updated June 14, 2018
  • 8.12
Rating Pending
Views: 2,131
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Full damage and health Karthous

Build by tHEgREEKvADER2 updated June 13, 2018
  • 8.12
Rating Pending
Views: 1,178
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus mid s8

Build by Guest updated June 11, 2018
  • 8.11
Rating Pending
Views: 11,092
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Personal Karthus Build - Potokeł

Build by Potokel updated April 19, 2018
  • 8.8
Rating Pending
Views: 2,671
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus The Ghostly Dead Bringer

Build by Masterjoful updated April 25, 2018
  • 8.8
Rating Pending
Views: 1,823
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus 8.8

Build by Jaaylen updated April 20, 2018
  • 8.8
Rating Pending
Views: 3,924
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

freight train722's guide to klepto karthus top

Build by freight train722 updated March 26, 2018
  • 8.6
Rating Pending
Views: 4,540
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Humble in defeat, C9 Nunu Karthus All Lanes (S8)

Build by larvido updated January 9, 2018
  • 7.24
Rating Pending
Views: 8,075
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by Moomoocowmilk updated January 6, 2018
  • 7.24
Rating Pending
Views: 1,564
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus: The Tipping Point

Build by Neo Wiggin updated November 30, 2017
  • 7.23
Rating Pending
Views: 2,317
Season 7 Guides
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

PILLZTHEMADMANS Guide To a Sucessful Karthus 1st Guide

Guide by PILLZ_MADMAN updated September 11, 2017
  • 7.17
Rating Pending
Views: 2,727
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus S7 Mid and Top Guide to ELO Heaven

Guide by suler updated November 24, 2016
  • 6.23
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
Views: 193,062
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Wizard Jungle Karthus [Runic Echoes] [S6]

Guide by Dawnlicker updated November 29, 2016
  • 6.23
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
Views: 165,785
Season 7 Builds
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

KARTHUS BROKEN MP BUİLD

Build by sdewar updated October 2, 2017
  • 7.19
Rating Pending
Views: 2,091
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

monkaS

Build by Guest updated September 8, 2017
  • 7.17
Rating Pending
Views: 2,146
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus in the Woods

Build by Masterjoful updated August 28, 2017
  • 7.17
Rating Pending
Views: 3,388
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Top Lane KING

Build by Guest updated August 18, 2017
  • 7.16
Rating Pending
Views: 3,792
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

karthuuuu

Build by weijsters updated July 31, 2017
  • 7.15
Rating Pending
Views: 1,672

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

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  • 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

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 5911 Games

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  • 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
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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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