4

Tier

Win Rate

50.5%

Pick Rate

2.1%

Ban Rate

1.2%

Matches

6,643

Playstyle: Karthus Builds

  1. Burn / Burst

    1,536 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Malignance
    Liandry's Torment

    53%

  2. Burst

    72 Games

    Dark Harvest
    Precision
    Luden's Companion
    Stormsurge

    54%

Pro Karthus Builds

  1. Cuzz
    Kwangdong Freecs

    Cuzz

    Dark Harvest
    Sorcery
    Malignance
    Rabadon's Deathcap

    vs

    Evelynn
  2. Cuzz
    Kwangdong Freecs

    Cuzz

    Dark Harvest
    Sorcery
    Malignance
    Morellonomicon

    vs

    Viego
  3. Cuzz
    Kwangdong Freecs

    Cuzz

    Dark Harvest
    Sorcery
    Malignance
    Rabadon's Deathcap

    vs

    Master Yi
  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...

Zac

Zac

141 Matches

85.8% in Lane

46.8% in Game

Ivern

Ivern

57 Matches

84.2% in Lane

47.4% in Game

Wukong

Wukong

36 Matches

83.3% in Lane

61.1% in Game

Fiddlesticks

Fiddlesticks

70 Matches

81.4% in Lane

60.0% in Game

Rammus

Rammus

47 Matches

80.9% in Lane

53.2% in Game

Rek'Sai

Rek'Sai

100 Matches

77.0% in Lane

52.0% in Game

Amumu

Amumu

78 Matches

76.9% in Lane

48.7% in Game

Jarvan IV

Jarvan IV

109 Matches

76.1% in Lane

53.2% in Game

Poppy

Poppy

52 Matches

75.0% in Lane

38.5% in Game

Vi

Vi

208 Matches

75.0% in Lane

57.2% in Game

Jax

Jax

82 Matches

74.4% in Lane

52.4% in Game

Sejuani

Sejuani

69 Matches

72.5% in Lane

47.8% in Game

Elise

Elise

65 Matches

72.3% in Lane

49.2% in Game

Warwick

Warwick

102 Matches

70.6% in Lane

60.8% in Game

Lee Sin

Lee Sin

561 Matches

67.6% in Lane

51.9% in Game

Gragas

Gragas

107 Matches

67.3% in Lane

50.5% in Game

Nunu & Willump

Nunu & Willump

68 Matches

66.2% in Lane

44.1% in Game

Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao

159 Matches

66.0% in Lane

48.4% in Game

Shaco

Shaco

250 Matches

66.0% in Lane

56.8% in Game

Udyr

Udyr

64 Matches

65.6% in Lane

51.6% in Game

Volibear

Volibear

78 Matches

65.4% in Lane

43.6% in Game

Brand

Brand

242 Matches

64.9% in Lane

47.9% in Game

Evelynn

Evelynn

216 Matches

64.8% in Lane

50.9% in Game

Lillia

Lillia

149 Matches

63.1% in Lane

52.3% in Game

Taliyah

Taliyah

91 Matches

61.5% in Lane

48.4% in Game

Nocturne

Nocturne

293 Matches

61.1% in Lane

50.9% in Game

Kindred

Kindred

152 Matches

59.9% in Lane

50.0% in Game

Kayn

Kayn

351 Matches

58.1% in Lane

47.6% in Game

Briar

Briar

199 Matches

57.8% in Lane

47.2% in Game

Viego

Viego

325 Matches

57.5% in Lane

51.4% in Game

Ekko

Ekko

136 Matches

57.4% in Lane

50.7% in Game

Rengar

Rengar

119 Matches

56.3% in Lane

55.5% in Game

Bel'Veth

Bel'Veth

198 Matches

55.1% in Lane

43.4% in Game

Hecarim

Hecarim

120 Matches

55.0% in Lane

53.3% in Game

Shyvana

Shyvana

91 Matches

54.9% in Lane

53.8% in Game

Kha'Zix

Kha'Zix

253 Matches

54.9% in Lane

50.2% in Game

Master Yi

Master Yi

232 Matches

54.7% in Lane

45.7% in Game

Graves

Graves

299 Matches

54.5% in Lane

50.2% in Game

Zed

Zed

35 Matches

54.3% in Lane

71.4% in Game

Nidalee

Nidalee

230 Matches

51.7% in Lane

46.5% in Game

Karthusloseslane against...

Talon

Talon

44 Matches

45.5% in Lane

40.9% in Game

Diana

Diana

90 Matches

46.7% in Lane

57.8% in Game

Win Rate

50.7%

(0.0%)

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.
Synergizes well with
Liandry's Torment
,
Shadowflame
,
Horizon Focus
,
Rabadon's Deathcap
,
Zhonya's Hourglass
, and
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
. Can opt for
Night Harvester
or
Luden's Companion
for more burst.
Weaknesses
Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
When fighting, if Karthus misses a single
Karthus
Q
, it becomes much harder to land one.
Buying
Edge of Night
/
Hexdrinker
as an AD champion,
Banshee's Veil
as a mage, or
Locket of the Iron Solari
as a support/tank will aid in negating
Karthus
R
's damage.