Tier

Win Rate

49.5%

Pick Rate

6.9%

Matches

114,716
Karthus Runes51.4% Win Rate (17,165 Games)
PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
ElectrocutePredatorDark HarvestHail of Blades
Cheap ShotTaste of BloodSudden Impact
Zombie WardGhost PoroEyeball Collection
Treasure HunterIngenious HunterRelentless HunterUltimate Hunter
PrecisionSorceryInspirationResolve
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.attack_speed,Attack Speedlol:shardInfo.ability_haste,Ability Haste
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.move_speed,Move Speedlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
lol:shardInfo.health,Healthlol:shardInfo.tenacity_slow_resist,Tenacity & Slow Resistlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
Core Karthus Item Build Order51.9% Win Rate (8,331 Games)
Lost Chapter

Starting

Malignance

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes

2nd

Liandry's Torment

3rd

Shadowflame

4th

Rabadon's Deathcap

5th

Stormsurge

6th

Lost Chapter
Malignance
Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment
Shadowflame
Rabadon's Deathcap
Stormsurge

Core Karthus Item Build Path

Situational

Void Staff
Morellonomicon
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Zhonya's Hourglass
Luden's Companion
Horizon Focus
Banshee's Veil

Summoner Spells

51.5% Win Rate (14,772 Games)
FlashMark
Karthus Skill Order52.8% Win Rate (8,458 Games)

Q

E

W

Death Defied

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Lay Waste

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Wall of Pain

W

W

W

W

W

Defile

E

E

E

E

E

Requiem

R

R

R

Karthus Guide

Learn Karthus with our Karthus guide. Learn about Karthus's strengths and Karthus weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Karthus, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • If
    Karthus
    Q
    only hits one enemy, it deals double damage.
  • Karthus
    Q
    and
    Karthus
    W
    reveal their affected areas.
  • Karthus
    E
    deals an extra tick of damage when Karthus recasts it.
  • Karthus
    R
    damages all targetable enemy champions.
Strengths
  • Even if Karthus is killed first, he continues fighting with
    Karthus
    P
    , giving his team an advantage in fights since enemy resources were used on him.
  • Forces enemies to play with a "lower HP bar" since he can cast
    Karthus
    R
    at any point to finish them off.
  • Best with items enhancing magic damage, penetration, and burst potential.
Weaknesses
  • Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
  • When fighting, if Karthus misses a single
    Karthus
    Q
    , it becomes much harder to land one.
  • Vulnerable to items that mitigate magic damage or negate spell effects, aiding in reducing the impact of his
    Karthus
    R
    .

Karthus's Trends for ARAM

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest win rates, pick rates, and ban rates for Karthus. Our Trends section offers a deep dive into how Karthus is performing in the current meta, with data from the last five patches.
Win Rate

49.6%

(+1.5%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

7.0%

(-0.2%)
vs last patch