4

Tier

Win Rate

50.2%

Pick Rate

2.1%

Ban Rate

1.3%

Matches

12,746

Playstyle: Karthus Builds

  1. Burn / Burst

    4,212 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    53%

  2. Burst

    239 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Luden's Companion
    Stormsurge

    57%

Matchup Builds

  1. Burn / Burst

    Burn / Burst

    66 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    59%

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. Bugi
    Shopify Rebellion

    Bugi

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    vs

    Viego
  4. Poome
    Dignitas

    Poome

    First Strike
    Domination
    Liandry's Torment
    Malignance

    vs

    Bel'Veth
  5. Bugi
    Shopify Rebellion

    Bugi

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Liandry's Torment
    Malignance

    vs

    Kayn
  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...

Zac

Zac

251 Matches

85.7% in Lane

48.6% in Game

Rammus

Rammus

115 Matches

85.2% in Lane

54.8% in Game

Ivern

Ivern

103 Matches

84.5% in Lane

49.5% in Game

Wukong

Wukong

87 Matches

80.5% in Lane

63.2% in Game

Poppy

Poppy

110 Matches

80.0% in Lane

44.5% in Game

Elise

Elise

117 Matches

79.5% in Lane

53.0% in Game

Jarvan IV

Jarvan IV

185 Matches

76.8% in Lane

55.7% in Game

Amumu

Amumu

144 Matches

75.7% in Lane

50.7% in Game

Rek'Sai

Rek'Sai

160 Matches

74.4% in Lane

53.8% in Game

Fiddlesticks

Fiddlesticks

143 Matches

74.1% in Lane

51.7% in Game

Sejuani

Sejuani

137 Matches

73.0% in Lane

46.7% in Game

Nunu & Willump

Nunu & Willump

156 Matches

72.4% in Lane

48.7% in Game

Vi

Vi

404 Matches

71.8% in Lane

51.0% in Game

Volibear

Volibear

146 Matches

71.2% in Lane

49.3% in Game

Gragas

Gragas

204 Matches

70.6% in Lane

49.5% in Game

Warwick

Warwick

206 Matches

69.9% in Lane

56.3% in Game

Jax

Jax

164 Matches

69.5% in Lane

50.6% in Game

Lee Sin

Lee Sin

1084 Matches

68.4% in Lane

52.3% in Game

Brand

Brand

461 Matches

67.5% in Lane

49.9% in Game

Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao

301 Matches

67.4% in Lane

49.5% in Game

Shaco

Shaco

452 Matches

65.5% in Lane

54.6% in Game

Udyr

Udyr

142 Matches

64.8% in Lane

52.8% in Game

Evelynn

Evelynn

394 Matches

63.2% in Lane

47.2% in Game

Taliyah

Taliyah

190 Matches

62.6% in Lane

48.9% in Game

Nocturne

Nocturne

569 Matches

62.4% in Lane

51.0% in Game

Lillia

Lillia

260 Matches

62.3% in Lane

55.0% in Game

Briar

Briar

389 Matches

61.2% in Lane

48.6% in Game

Kindred

Kindred

311 Matches

60.8% in Lane

47.9% in Game

Rengar

Rengar

226 Matches

60.2% in Lane

52.2% in Game

Viego

Viego

611 Matches

60.1% in Lane

49.9% in Game

Ekko

Ekko

281 Matches

59.4% in Lane

47.7% in Game

Kayn

Kayn

647 Matches

57.2% in Lane

47.9% in Game

Graves

Graves

567 Matches

55.9% in Lane

51.1% in Game

Diana

Diana

182 Matches

55.5% in Lane

57.1% in Game

Nidalee

Nidalee

422 Matches

54.7% in Lane

47.9% in Game

Kha'Zix

Kha'Zix

501 Matches

54.5% in Lane

47.3% in Game

Bel'Veth

Bel'Veth

374 Matches

54.3% in Lane

42.2% in Game

Master Yi

Master Yi

464 Matches

53.0% in Lane

46.3% in Game

Hecarim

Hecarim

220 Matches

52.7% in Lane

50.5% in Game

Shyvana

Shyvana

170 Matches

51.8% in Lane

48.2% in Game

Karthusloseslane against...

Talon

Talon

75 Matches

46.7% in Lane

45.3% in Game

Win Rate

50.3%

(-0.3%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

2.1%

(0.0%)

vs last patch
Ban Rate

1.3%

(-0.0%)

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
.