4

Tier

Win Rate

50.4%

Pick Rate

2.1%

Ban Rate

1.2%

Matches

10,297

Playstyle: Karthus Builds

  1. Burn / Burst

    3,146 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    53%

  2. Burst

    170 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Luden's Companion
    Stormsurge

    55%

Matchup Builds

  1. Burn / Burst

    Burn / Burst

    103 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    50%

Pro Karthus Builds

  1. Cuzz
    Kwangdong Freecs

    Cuzz

    Dark Harvest
    Sorcery
    Malignance
    Rabadon's Deathcap

    vs

    Evelynn
  2. Bugi
    Shopify Rebellion

    Bugi

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    vs

    Viego
  3. Poome
    Dignitas

    Poome

    First Strike
    Domination
    Liandry's Torment
    Malignance

    vs

    Bel'Veth
  4. Bugi
    Shopify Rebellion

    Bugi

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Liandry's Torment
    Malignance

    vs

    Kayn
  5. Poome
    Dignitas

    Poome

    First Strike
    Domination
    Liandry's Torment
    Malignance

    vs

    Graves
  6. Qingtian
    Top Esports Challenger

    Qingtian

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    vs

    Lee Sin

Core Karthus Item Build Order

Scorchclaw Pup

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

Void Staff
Blighting Jewel
Blasting Wand

6th

Scorchclaw Pup
Malignance
Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment
Shadowflame
Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff

Core Karthus Item Build Path

Situational

Stormsurge
Zhonya's Hourglass
Morellonomicon
Mejai's Soulstealer
Horizon Focus
Banshee's Veil
Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Summoner Spells

ExhaustSmite

Damage Breakdown

91% AP

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's Matchups

Karthuswinslane against...

Rammus

Rammus

89 Matches

87.6% in Lane

57.3% in Game

Ivern

Ivern

82 Matches

86.6% in Lane

50.0% in Game

Zac

Zac

211 Matches

84.8% in Lane

48.3% in Game

Wukong

Wukong

68 Matches

79.4% in Lane

63.2% in Game

Poppy

Poppy

87 Matches

78.2% in Lane

44.8% in Game

Elise

Elise

96 Matches

78.1% in Lane

57.3% in Game

Jarvan IV

Jarvan IV

155 Matches

76.8% in Lane

57.4% in Game

Amumu

Amumu

118 Matches

75.4% in Lane

50.0% in Game

Fiddlesticks

Fiddlesticks

113 Matches

74.3% in Lane

53.1% in Game

Rek'Sai

Rek'Sai

136 Matches

74.3% in Lane

53.7% in Game

Sejuani

Sejuani

111 Matches

73.9% in Lane

47.7% in Game

Volibear

Volibear

119 Matches

72.3% in Lane

47.9% in Game

Vi

Vi

326 Matches

72.1% in Lane

53.1% in Game

Warwick

Warwick

162 Matches

71.6% in Lane

54.9% in Game

Nunu & Willump

Nunu & Willump

125 Matches

71.2% in Lane

47.2% in Game

Jax

Jax

124 Matches

69.4% in Lane

50.8% in Game

Lee Sin

Lee Sin

886 Matches

68.2% in Lane

52.9% in Game

Gragas

Gragas

160 Matches

68.1% in Lane

51.3% in Game

Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao

251 Matches

66.5% in Lane

48.6% in Game

Brand

Brand

374 Matches

66.0% in Lane

48.4% in Game

Evelynn

Evelynn

330 Matches

64.2% in Lane

48.2% in Game

Taliyah

Taliyah

151 Matches

63.6% in Lane

45.0% in Game

Nocturne

Nocturne

456 Matches

63.4% in Lane

51.3% in Game

Shaco

Shaco

363 Matches

63.4% in Lane

55.9% in Game

Lillia

Lillia

220 Matches

63.2% in Lane

55.0% in Game

Udyr

Udyr

118 Matches

62.7% in Lane

53.4% in Game

Kindred

Kindred

255 Matches

61.2% in Lane

48.2% in Game

Viego

Viego

474 Matches

60.5% in Lane

50.6% in Game

Briar

Briar

316 Matches

60.1% in Lane

48.1% in Game

Rengar

Rengar

182 Matches

59.3% in Lane

54.9% in Game

Kayn

Kayn

531 Matches

57.8% in Lane

47.1% in Game

Ekko

Ekko

234 Matches

57.7% in Lane

45.7% in Game

Master Yi

Master Yi

373 Matches

56.0% in Lane

48.3% in Game

Hecarim

Hecarim

188 Matches

55.9% in Lane

52.1% in Game

Graves

Graves

454 Matches

55.1% in Lane

50.4% in Game

Kha'Zix

Kha'Zix

385 Matches

54.3% in Lane

46.8% in Game

Bel'Veth

Bel'Veth

308 Matches

53.9% in Lane

42.2% in Game

Diana

Diana

143 Matches

53.8% in Lane

58.0% in Game

Nidalee

Nidalee

335 Matches

53.7% in Lane

47.8% in Game

Karthusloseslane against...

Talon

Talon

62 Matches

48.4% in Lane

43.5% in Game

Shyvana

Shyvana

136 Matches

48.5% in Lane

49.3% in Game

Win Rate

50.4%

(-0.2%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

2.1%

(0.0%)

vs last patch
Ban Rate

1.3%

(-0.1%)

vs last patch

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
.