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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 1 Guides
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

solo mid karthus with op ulty

Guide by baLoKi updated July 14, 2011
4.8
3
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

An Extensive Guide to Karthus, The Deathsinger

Guide by Izacmizac updated July 4, 2011
4.7
2
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4
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Bombing Undead

Guide by Undead86 updated October 19, 2011
3
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6
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthas fears death not.

Guide by jrhawk42 updated September 7, 2011
Season 1 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus will die for everyone

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

Play karthus like a polakk

Build by Polakken1 updated July 12, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus can less dead

Build by RJL updated June 17, 2011
6.7
5
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2
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Never Die Karthus

Build by beramus updated October 28, 2011
6.7
5
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2
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus le Suicide bomber (ranked build)

Build by mastermincI updated October 27, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus!!! FOREVER

Build by Smeshkata updated October 30, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Ability Build :)

Build by xTrikz updated August 17, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus, The Dead Mage

Build by MaroszOwner updated November 11, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

The Ultime Karthus

Build by Magicador updated November 4, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - The AP Limit

Build by Skiamance updated October 27, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus DPS

Build by BARDIN1 updated October 24, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Solo Q AP Carry

Build by FrozenX880 updated October 23, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

karthus max !

Build by Moisesinhooo updated October 15, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

High Dmg, Resistance and Life

Build by Daiwal updated October 3, 2011
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - rolling mid

Build by Niplah updated August 31, 2011
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus, Harbinger of Death

Build by baetenkilt updated August 29, 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
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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
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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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