4

Tier

Win Rate

50.6%

Pick Rate

3.0%

Ban Rate

2.9%

Matches

17,599
Karthus Runes
Core Karthus Item Build Order57.5% Win Rate (40 Games)
Scorchclaw Pup

Starting

Malignance

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes

2nd

Liandry's Torment

3rd

Liandry's Torment

4th

Shadowflame

5th

Malignance

6th

Scorchclaw Pup
Malignance
Sorcerer's Shoes
Liandry's Torment
Liandry's Torment
Shadowflame
Malignance

Core Karthus Item Build Path

Situational

Rabadon's Deathcap
Void Staff
Zhonya's Hourglass
Stormsurge
Mejai's Soulstealer
Morellonomicon
Rylai's Crystal Scepter

Summoner Spells

53.2% Win Rate (47 Games)
Exhaust
Karthus Skill Order0
Death Defied

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Lay Waste
Wall of Pain
Defile
Requiem

Karthus's Counters for Jungle, Platinum+ for Patch 14.8

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
43.7%
46.5%
1.9%
325
Bel'Veth
45.3%
52.5%
2.4%
402
Nidalee
47.4%
53.2%
2.1%
348
Diana
50.2%
54.4%
4.6%
769
Master Yi
49.4%
56.2%
3.7%
628

Karthus's Trends for Jungle, Platinum+ for Patch 14.8

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

50.5%

(-0.3%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

3.0%

(+0.3%)
vs last patch
Ban Rate

3.1%

(+0.3%)
vs last patch

Karthus Guide for Jungle, Platinum+ for Patch 14.8

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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