4

Tier

Win Rate

49.5%

Pick Rate

2.8%

Ban Rate

6.1%

Matches

37,969

Karthus AP Runes

Build Patch 14.14

Core Karthus Item Build Order

55.6% Win Rate (27 Games)
Scorchclaw Pup

Starting

Blackfire Torch

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes

2nd

Liandry's Torment

3rd

Liandry's Torment

4th

Blackfire Torch

5th

Rabadon's Deathcap

6th

Scorchclaw Pup
Blackfire Torch
Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment
Liandry's Torment
Blackfire Torch
Rabadon's Deathcap

Core Karthus Item Build Path

Situational

Malignance
Zhonya's Hourglass
Shadowflame
Void Staff
Cryptbloom
Mejai's Soulstealer
Morellonomicon

Summoner Spells

Flash
43 Games58%
27 Games44%

Karthus Skill Order

0
Death Defied

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Lay Waste
Wall of Pain
Defile
Requiem

Karthus's Counters for Jungle, Platinum+ for Patch 14.14

Discover the ultimate counters for Karthus with our comprehensive guide. Learn who counters Karthus in lane and throughout the game, turning the tides in your favor. Explore effective Karthus counters and strategies to outplay your opponent.
Champion
Game Win Rate
Lane Win Rate
Matchup Rate
Matches
Hecarim
48.6%
45.6%
3.5%
1,237
Shyvana
44.5%
48.5%
4.6%
1,619
Diana
48.2%
49.2%
2.8%
978
Talon
50.2%
50.2%
0.9%
323
Udyr
45.0%
52.8%
1.9%
665

Karthus's Trends for Jungle, Platinum+ for Patch 14.14

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

49.5%

(+0.3%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

2.8%

(-0.4%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate

6.1%

(-2.4%)
vs last patch

Karthus Guide for Jungle, Platinum+ for Patch 14.14

Learn Karthus with our Karthus guide. Learn about Karthus's strengths and Karthus's 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
    .

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