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Karthus Build Guides, Runes and Items

Karthus The Deathsinger

Find the best Karthus build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.4. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Karthus build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Karthus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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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 14.4. 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!

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Patch 14.3: 26,792 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 64% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 18% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 15% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 60% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 23% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Exhaust Gustwalker Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 67% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 53%

Win Rate 18% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 51%

Win Rate 78% Pickrate

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Patch 14.3: 26,792 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 6% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 82% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 10% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 67%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

Exhaust Heal

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 97% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 58%

Win Rate 21% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 56%

Win Rate 48% Pickrate

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Patch 14.3: 26,792 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 46% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 21% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 43% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 31% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 78% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 54%

Win Rate 15% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 48%

Win Rate 45% Pickrate

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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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