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Karthus Build Guide for League of Legends

Champion guides for the League of Legends champion Karthus. Find the best Karthus build guides for S11 Patch 11.18. Our authors will teach you which items to build, runes to select, tips and tricks for how to how to play Karthus, and of course, win the game! MOBAFire shows the top rated guides per patch, but can also be sorted by other criteria such as all-time score, author rank, or newest guides. You can also find other League of Legends Champion Guides.

KarthusThe Deathsinger

71% JG More Details
Win
Rate
50%
Ban
Rate
1%
Pick
Rate
3%
Season 11 Guides // Patch 11.18 & Patch 11.17
9.5
45
Votes
7
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

2.3 Million Mastery-Lane Karthus Guide-Season 11

Guide by Hullos updated September 15, 2021
  • In-depth
9.4
552
Votes
21
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.18] Challenger NA & EUW Rank 1 Karthus world | In-de

Guide by Insightful updated September 16, 2021
  • In-depth
  • Stream
8.6
81
Votes
13
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.18] Rank 1 Karthus World Guide To Climbing

Guide by ELOSANTA updated September 16, 2021
  • In-depth
  • Stream
8.3
32
Votes
9
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

BEST JUNGLER IN THE META Challenger karthus jgl guide

Guide by KamiKZ updated September 10, 2021
Season 11 Builds // Patch 11.18 & Patch 11.17
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jungle, MID and adc

Build by Kyster Draven updated September 8, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Gondolier of Hell

Build by Kranidi1989 updated September 15, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus jungle guide

Build by wixa1 updated September 10, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jungle (67% winrate karthus 63% overall winrate) 400

Build by mgutis updated September 8, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by HiramBattle updated September 2, 2021
Season 11 Guides // Other Patches
9.8
375
Votes
20
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[70% Winrate] Rank #84 Karthus In The World Guide (MID)

Guide by DingDongGaming updated March 27, 2021
9.7
180
Votes
76
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.13] Karthus Jungle Guide | Not just an R Machine

Guide by nZk01 updated June 29, 2021
9.7
22
Votes
0
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[S11] How to Solo Carry as Karthus

Guide by TwistedDemon updated April 2, 2021
  • In-depth
9.2
36
Votes
4
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[10.25] Harambe Homie - Karthus the top dog of the jungle!

Guide by Harambe Homie updated April 16, 2021
8.9
127
Votes
20
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Diamond Tank Karthus - Swift Death

Guide by Aqua Dragon updated August 26, 2021
  • In-depth
  • Off-Meta
8.3
17
Votes
1
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

(11.17) KARTHUS BOT FULL GUIDE

Guide by Hate_8D updated August 25, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.13] Three Ways to Karthus by JuvX

Guide by JuvX updated June 24, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus jungle :)

Guide by Skarbnik updated March 4, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.9] The Deathsinger, A Quick Karthus Guide

Guide by riftyxo updated May 3, 2021
Season 11 Builds // Other Patches
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Shukori's Karthus Guide [S11 Master] 70% Winrate (Still in P

Build by Shukori updated February 8, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

The ULTIMATE Karthus Guide

Build by Guest updated February 13, 2021
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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 LeagueSpy's 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 11.18. 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!

Patch 11.18: 390589 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Top Items

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 3433 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 51%

Win Rate 1663 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 62%

Win Rate 359 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: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace
More Karthus Runes

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 6516 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 5208 Games

Exhaust Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 138 Games

Smite Ignite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 5046 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 8320 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 2783 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 824 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 66%

Win Rate 1727 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Patch 11.18: 390596 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Top Items

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 486 Games

  • 1
  • 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: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 228 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: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 82 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
More Karthus Runes

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 1479 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 167 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 43%

Win Rate 144 Games

Flash Heal

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1300 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 988 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 806 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 87 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 96 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Patch 11.18: 390600 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Top Items

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 69%

Win Rate 58 Games

  • 1
  • 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: Last Stand
Last Stand

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 62%

Win Rate 126 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: Coup de Grace
Coup de Grace

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 63 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
More Karthus Runes

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1014 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 555 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 237 Games

Flash Ignite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1537 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Karthus's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1176 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 705 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 172 Games

Oracle Lens
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 73%

Win Rate 165 Games

  • 1
  • 2

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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