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Karthus Build Guides, Runes, Items, and Abilities - Patch 14.12

Karthus The Deathsinger

Find the best Karthus build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.12. 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!

Season 2 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

kartus carry you to win!

Build by mirnir updated November 13, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Just Klick R

Build by fedditt1337 updated September 22, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

A item build for AP Karthus

Build by dnlchong updated August 21, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

kart 1000+ap

Build by Darterz updated August 10, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

One hit, one kill.. 1500 ap

Build by Pandabeas updated April 14, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

jungle karthus

Build by nAffutrolls updated February 26, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

karthus the new G-G-G-G GODLIKE

Build by The Krusher updated March 5, 2012
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Quickie Guide

Build by Holom updated November 19, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

karthus 1000 AP (ult rape)

Build by gibbles updated November 23, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

pro dunk karth boy

Build by Matazat updated November 22, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

karthus the master of death

Build by kilern updated November 22, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus of the Draining Swamps

Build by BigCheesy updated November 19, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus goes insane

Build by happyface1996 updated November 19, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus = Winthus

Build by Diablo2lord updated November 16, 2011
Season 1 Guides
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Jungle/SoloMid/SoloTop/Bot+Teammate

Guide by ZembowaWruszka updated July 24, 2011
7.9
17
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Hitting like a truck!

Guide by AIVION updated August 30, 2011
7.8
7
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1
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Oh, this guy again

Guide by Mpidis updated September 1, 2011
7.5
6
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Dominion Karthus

Guide by Loltrollolol updated October 29, 2011
7.5
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - A guide fitting for me!

Guide by Gullost updated August 10, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Suicide Karth (death is only the beginning)

Guide by sciris001 updated August 28, 2011
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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 14.12. 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 14.12: 44,403 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 67% 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 19% Pickrate

Domination
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Sorcery
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 11% 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 50%

Win Rate 55% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 27% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 8% Pickrate

Exhaust Gustwalker Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 70% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 55%

Win Rate 12% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 50%

Win Rate 74% 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.

Karthus Skins

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