4

Tier

Win Rate

50.4%

Pick Rate

2.1%

Ban Rate

1.3%

Matches

10,962

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

    75 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

    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...

Ivern

Ivern

87 Matches

87.4% in Lane

50.6% in Game

Rammus

Rammus

99 Matches

85.9% in Lane

57.6% in Game

Zac

Zac

223 Matches

84.8% in Lane

49.8% in Game

Wukong

Wukong

74 Matches

79.7% in Lane

64.9% in Game

Poppy

Poppy

92 Matches

79.3% in Lane

45.7% in Game

Elise

Elise

102 Matches

78.4% in Lane

55.9% in Game

Jarvan IV

Jarvan IV

167 Matches

77.2% in Lane

56.9% in Game

Sejuani

Sejuani

117 Matches

75.2% in Lane

46.2% in Game

Amumu

Amumu

121 Matches

75.2% in Lane

49.6% in Game

Rek'Sai

Rek'Sai

145 Matches

73.8% in Lane

53.1% in Game

Fiddlesticks

Fiddlesticks

124 Matches

73.4% in Lane

51.6% in Game

Volibear

Volibear

130 Matches

73.1% in Lane

48.5% in Game

Vi

Vi

343 Matches

72.0% in Lane

52.2% in Game

Nunu & Willump

Nunu & Willump

130 Matches

71.5% in Lane

47.7% in Game

Jax

Jax

137 Matches

71.5% in Lane

51.8% in Game

Warwick

Warwick

173 Matches

70.5% in Lane

56.1% in Game

Gragas

Gragas

175 Matches

68.6% in Lane

50.3% in Game

Lee Sin

Lee Sin

944 Matches

68.5% in Lane

52.8% in Game

Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao

262 Matches

67.2% in Lane

49.6% in Game

Brand

Brand

407 Matches

67.1% in Lane

49.6% in Game

Shaco

Shaco

380 Matches

64.5% in Lane

55.5% in Game

Taliyah

Taliyah

160 Matches

64.4% in Lane

46.3% in Game

Evelynn

Evelynn

352 Matches

63.6% in Lane

48.3% in Game

Udyr

Udyr

124 Matches

62.9% in Lane

53.2% in Game

Nocturne

Nocturne

479 Matches

62.8% in Lane

51.8% in Game

Lillia

Lillia

232 Matches

62.1% in Lane

54.3% in Game

Kindred

Kindred

273 Matches

60.4% in Lane

48.4% in Game

Briar

Briar

337 Matches

59.9% in Lane

48.4% in Game

Viego

Viego

516 Matches

59.7% in Lane

50.2% in Game

Rengar

Rengar

190 Matches

59.5% in Lane

54.7% in Game

Ekko

Ekko

245 Matches

58.8% in Lane

46.1% in Game

Kayn

Kayn

561 Matches

56.7% in Lane

46.5% in Game

Graves

Graves

492 Matches

55.7% in Lane

50.8% in Game

Hecarim

Hecarim

194 Matches

55.7% in Lane

53.1% in Game

Master Yi

Master Yi

400 Matches

55.5% in Lane

47.8% in Game

Kha'Zix

Kha'Zix

407 Matches

54.8% in Lane

47.7% in Game

Bel'Veth

Bel'Veth

322 Matches

54.7% in Lane

41.9% in Game

Nidalee

Nidalee

368 Matches

54.3% in Lane

47.0% in Game

Diana

Diana

151 Matches

54.3% in Lane

57.6% in Game

Karthusloseslane against...

Talon

Talon

67 Matches

47.8% in Lane

43.3% in Game

Shyvana

Shyvana

139 Matches

48.2% in Lane

49.6% in Game

Win Rate

50.3%

(-0.3%)

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
.