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Karthus
Karthus
71857 games analyzed
MID
40%
JNG
33%
TOP
15%
Win Rate
50.4%
Ranked #22 in MID
Pick Rate
2.6%
Ranked #27 in MID
Ban Rate
7.6%
Ranked #14 in MID
Summoner Spells
Starting Items
Core Build Path - (50.9% Wins - 698 Games)
Core Final Build - (1481 Games)
Situational Items
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Skill Order
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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
Ryze
Ryze
434 Games
65.7%
in Lane
59%
in Game
Swain
Swain
153 Games
65.4%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Malzahar
Malzahar
740 Games
63.5%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Veigar
Veigar
789 Games
63.4%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Azir
Azir
303 Games
63%
in Lane
57%
in Game
Lux
Lux
1123 Games
62%
in Lane
48%
in Game
Zilean
Zilean
238 Games
61.8%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Annie
Annie
303 Games
60.7%
in Lane
50%
in Game
Lissandra
Lissandra
1013 Games
60.3%
in Lane
55%
in Game
Orianna
Orianna
913 Games
57.5%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Ziggs
Ziggs
302 Games
57%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Anivia
Anivia
500 Games
55.8%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Viktor
Viktor
398 Games
55.8%
in Lane
55%
in Game
Brand
Brand
221 Games
54.8%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Galio
Galio
2041 Games
54.7%
in Lane
47%
in Game
Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia
1048 Games
53.8%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Diana
Diana
478 Games
53.6%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Xerath
Xerath
780 Games
53.2%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Twisted Fate
Twisted Fate
687 Games
53%
in Lane
50%
in Game
LeBlanc
LeBlanc
1274 Games
52.3%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Ahri
Ahri
1451 Games
51.6%
in Lane
47%
in Game
Heimerdinger
Heimerdinger
163 Games
51.5%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Zoe
Zoe
1220 Games
50.3%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Karthus LOSES LANE against...
Win Rate
Aatrox
Aatrox
626 Games
36.9%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Zed
Zed
1550 Games
38.8%
in Lane
47%
in Game
Yasuo
Yasuo
2015 Games
40%
in Lane
53%
in Game
Irelia
Irelia
1018 Games
40.9%
in Lane
54%
in Game
Ekko
Ekko
683 Games
46.4%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Vel'Koz
Vel'Koz
455 Games
46.8%
in Lane
48%
in Game
Talon
Talon
666 Games
47.1%
in Lane
47%
in Game
Akali
Akali
838 Games
47.6%
in Lane
55%
in Game
Katarina
Katarina
971 Games
47.9%
in Lane
46%
in Game
Fizz
Fizz
789 Games
48.2%
in Lane
51%
in Game
Neeko
Neeko
769 Games
48.4%
in Lane
54%
in Game
Corki
Corki
252 Games
48.8%
in Lane
52%
in Game
Vladimir
Vladimir
874 Games
49.4%
in Lane
49%
in Game
Kassadin
Kassadin
1301 Games
49.6%
in Lane
46%
in Game
Syndra
Syndra
509 Games
49.9%
in Lane
50%
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
56.2% Wins - 683 Games