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Karthus The Deathsinger

Find the best Karthus build guides for League of Legends Patch 10.22. 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 7 Builds
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus for Mike :v

Build by DraXionGamez updated December 3, 2016
  • 6.23
Rating Pending
Views: 1,409
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Agony, ecstasy, peace

Build by TheWhiteCube updated November 28, 2016
  • 6.23
Rating Pending
Views: 2,385
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Season 7 with BOL

Build by pepsip12 updated November 11, 2016
  • 6.22
Rating Pending
Views: 5,009
Season 6 Guides
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus- " I AM BECOME DEATH" AP Carry

Guide by UserBry updated October 9, 2016
  • 6.20
Rating Pending
Views: 9,203
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

A Noobs Guide to the Rift: Karthus the Deathsinger

Guide by Pale King updated July 5, 2016
  • 6.13
Rating Pending
Views: 13,203
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Bonbec master

Guide by Gaufre99 updated May 19, 2016
  • 6.10
Rating Pending
Views: 36,072
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

I'll put you... in my book!

Guide by DarkKurisu updated March 12, 2016
  • 6.5
Votes: 16
Views: 705,105
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Support (NEW) Season 6......Extremely OP

Guide by Pheonixfirebird3 updated December 13, 2015
  • 5.24
Rating Pending
Views: 80,077
Season 6 Builds
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

1V9 GOD TIER KARTHUS

Build by Guest updated October 23, 2016
  • 6.21
Rating Pending
Views: 1,454
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Exoticdani

Build by Exotic1 updated October 19, 2016
  • 6.21
Rating Pending
Views: 1,033
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Carry

Build by Konzentrierter updated October 15, 2016
  • 6.20
Rating Pending
Views: 1,758
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

aurelion sol things

Build by MEMEMEMEME updated October 12, 2016
  • 6.20
Rating Pending
Views: 1,052
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Op karthus support ggez challenger in a week definitely viab

Build by Sean4442 updated October 10, 2016
  • 6.20
Rating Pending
Views: 1,494
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[GERMAN/DEUTSCH] Karthus Jungle 6.19 - Break the Meta

Build by gLitchFN updated September 28, 2016
  • 6.19
Rating Pending
Views: 3,586
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Mana and AP ocean

Build by tizentop updated September 18, 2016
  • 6.18
Rating Pending
Views: 1,145
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

I will shred your body....AND BURN YOUR SOUL !!!! - Karthus

Build by Aenimatora updated August 29, 2016
  • 6.17
Rating Pending
Views: 2,359
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

BEST KARTHUS BUILD EVER !

Build by Guest updated August 10, 2016
  • 6.15
Rating Pending
Views: 1,339
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

bens vamp karthus

Build by Malgoth updated August 8, 2016
  • 6.15
Rating Pending
Views: 2,091
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus : Le petit Fantôme.

Build by BonMarche updated August 1, 2016
  • 6.15
Rating Pending
Views: 1,721
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[6.12] REVOLUTIONIZING KARTHUS GAMEPLAY, "THE SINKARTH

Build by Axelk updated June 28, 2016
  • 6.12
Rating Pending
Views: 3,114

Karthus Build Stats

Patch 10.22: 48415 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 6025 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: 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 54%

Win Rate 1353 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 54%

Win Rate 496 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 49%

Win Rate 14114 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 552 Games

Exhaust Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 14537 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 9902 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 3947 Games

Warding Totem

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 887 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 2238 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 757 Games

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Ability Order 56%

Win Rate 57 Games

Patch 10.22: 48418 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 782 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: 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 54%

Win Rate 290 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 54%

Win Rate 145 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 55%

Win Rate 1348 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 285 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 170 Games

Flash Heal

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 1917 Games

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Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 964 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 799 Games

Warding Totem

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 116 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 71%

Win Rate 79 Games

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Patch 10.22: 48426 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 67%

Win Rate 102 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 63%

Win Rate 99 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 62%

Win Rate 73 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 794 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 631 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 213 Games

Flash Ignite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 2227 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 86 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1134 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 587 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 116 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 68%

Win Rate 148 Games

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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 45 / 65 / 85 / 105 / 125 (+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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