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Karthus
Karthus
49379 games analyzed
MID
42%
JNG
31%
TOP
15%
Win Rate
50.5%
Ranked #21 in MID
Pick Rate
2.7%
Ranked #27 in MID
Ban Rate
7.1%
Ranked #13 in MID
Summoner Spells
Starting Items
Core Build Path - (51.1% Wins - 507 Games)
Core Final Build - (1001 Games)
Situational Items
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Skill Order
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E
W
Damage Breakdown
1% AD
96% AP
3% True
Counters and Matchup Stats
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Lane Win Rate
Game Win Rate
Karthus WINS LANE against...
Win Rate
Zilean
Zilean
171 Games
67.8%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Ryze
Ryze
306 Games
67%
in Lane
59%
in Game
Malzahar
Malzahar
530 Games
67%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Veigar
Veigar
580 Games
63.8%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Annie
Annie
226 Games
62.8%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Lux
Lux
815 Games
62.8%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Azir
Azir
221 Games
62%
in Lane
57%
in Game
Lissandra
Lissandra
685 Games
61%
in Lane
56%
in Game
Anivia
Anivia
342 Games
58.8%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Ziggs
Ziggs
207 Games
57%
in Lane
48%
in Game
Orianna
Orianna
643 Games
56.6%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Viktor
Viktor
277 Games
55.6%
in Lane
55%
in Game
Galio
Galio
1470 Games
55.6%
in Lane
48%
in Game
Xerath
Xerath
543 Games
54.3%
in Lane
54%
in Game
Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia
753 Games
54.3%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Diana
Diana
346 Games
54%
in Lane
54%
in Game
Twisted Fate
Twisted Fate
462 Games
53%
in Lane
52%
in Game
LeBlanc
LeBlanc
885 Games
53%
in Lane
54%
in Game
Syndra
Syndra
365 Games
52.1%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Ahri
Ahri
1018 Games
51.7%
in Lane
48%
in Game
Kassadin
Kassadin
932 Games
50.3%
in Lane
44%
in Game
Karthus LOSES LANE against...
Win Rate
Aatrox
Aatrox
472 Games
36.7%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Irelia
Irelia
759 Games
39%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Zed
Zed
1093 Games
39.2%
in Lane
46%
in Game
Yasuo
Yasuo
1415 Games
39.9%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Talon
Talon
458 Games
46.3%
in Lane
47%
in Game
Ekko
Ekko
508 Games
46.7%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Neeko
Neeko
580 Games
47.4%
in Lane
54%
in Game
Katarina
Katarina
715 Games
47.6%
in Lane
46%
in Game
Akali
Akali
601 Games
47.9%
in Lane
56%
in Game
Corki
Corki
180 Games
48.3%
in Lane
54%
in Game
Vel'Koz
Vel'Koz
315 Games
48.6%
in Lane
46%
in Game
Fizz
Fizz
554 Games
48.9%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Vladimir
Vladimir
609 Games
48.9%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Zoe
Zoe
881 Games
49.5%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Playing against Karthus
Key Insights
If you see Karthus moving to his turret in fog of war, chances are he’s looking to cast
. If you have a way to interrupt it, move in to stop him.
Karthus is pretty weak early, so trying to kill him alone or in a gank before lvl 6 is generally a good idea.
Grabbing
as a tank,
as a mage, and
as an AD champion can aid in negating
's damage. Nullifying Orb rune from the Sorcery Tree is another option.
deals 2x damage when only hitting one target, so fighting in your minion waves can sometimes be a more favorable trade.
Power Spike
His spike comes at one item once he completes
, which will allow him to sustain from constant spell spam. He can also go
instead or grab both for a slower scaling build.
Vulnerable
As an immobile mage, Karthus is always somewhat vulnerable, but he is easier to reach and kill if he doesn’t have
available. It’s a long CD of 18 secs!
Recommended Runes
Highest Win
Most Common
55.6% Wins - 525 Games