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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!

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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus-Tastes like Awesome Sauce

Guide by Awesome Pwnage1 updated June 20, 2011
6.7
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus: QQ More

Guide by Phildo55 updated August 9, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus: More than just an "R" button

Guide by Kyrooo updated June 18, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus: The Always OP

Guide by TroopTHO updated September 15, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Undead Singer

Guide by Deathbringer77 updated October 17, 2011
6.3
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Lay Waste!

Guide by Whytefang updated June 25, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus: The Panzer killer!

Guide by Ataneckr0 updated September 29, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Winning. made easy.

Guide by Spaffler updated November 5, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Songs of the Dammed: CheeseyFries' Karthus

Guide by darthz01 updated September 21, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Solo Mid

Guide by Syzer updated August 25, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

The Ground is Lava

Guide by IllusiveMoose updated August 15, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

RH in depth Karthus guide+game tips

Guide by RushingHour updated July 29, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

LittleKillah - Karthus

Guide by LittleKillah updated October 20, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Greedy Karthus

Guide by RabidChocobo updated September 28, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus "R" rated

Guide by Hyers updated July 13, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Death and defile

Guide by Xurre updated July 4, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

(post-patch) Jungle Karthus FTW?!?!? yup.

Guide by J Rhat updated June 24, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

DIE DIE DIE WHY WON'T YOU... i just died

Guide by Cruxispal updated November 12, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus, The Deathbringer

Guide by Martijoha updated November 12, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

The last enemy is Death

Guide by Queso updated October 14, 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
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: 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

Karthus' Abilities

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