Tier

Win Rate

49.7%

Pick Rate

6.9%

Matches

70,053

Playstyle: Karthus Builds

  1. Burn / Burst

    14,023 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    51%

Pro Karthus Builds

  1. Cuzz
    Kwangdong Freecs

    Cuzz

    Dark Harvest
    Sorcery
    Malignance
    Rabadon's Deathcap

    vs

    Brand
  2. Cuzz
    Kwangdong Freecs

    Cuzz

    Dark Harvest
    Sorcery
    Malignance
    Rabadon's Deathcap

    vs

    Lee Sin
  3. Jiizuke
    KC

    Jiizuke

    First Strike
    Domination
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    vs

    Annie
  4. Bugi
    Shopify Rebellion

    Bugi

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    vs

    Viego
  5. Poome
    Dignitas

    Poome

    First Strike
    Domination
    Liandry's Torment
    Malignance

    vs

    Bel'Veth
  6. Gadget
    SK Gaming Prime

    Gadget

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Hextech Alternator

    vs

    Vayne

Core Karthus Item Build Order

Lost Chapter

Starting

Malignance
Lost Chapter
Fiendish Codex

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes
Boots

2nd

Liandry's Torment
Haunting Guise
Blasting Wand

3rd

Shadowflame
Hextech Alternator
Needlessly Large Rod

4th

Rabadon's Deathcap
Needlessly Large Rod
Needlessly Large Rod

5th

Stormsurge
Hextech Alternator
Aether Wisp

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
Horizon Focus
Luden's Companion
Banshee's Veil

Summoner Spells

FlashMark

Damage Breakdown

Karthus Runes

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
Death Defied

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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 Skill Order

Q

E

W

Karthus Guide

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
.
Win Rate

49.6%

(+1.6%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

7.0%

(-0.1%)

vs last patch