Karthus
tier-5
P
Q

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W

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E

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R

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Recommended Build

Summoner Spells

Starting Items

Scorchclaw Pup
Health Potion

Core Build Path: NaN% Win Rate (1058 Games)

Liandry's Anguish
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Sorcerer's Shoes
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Shadowflame
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Rabadon's Deathcap
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Zhonya's Hourglass
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Mejai's Soulstealer

Core Final Build: NaN% Win Rate (1058 Games)

Liandry's Anguish
Sorcerer's Shoes
Shadowflame
Rabadon's Deathcap
Zhonya's Hourglass
Mejai's Soulstealer

Runes

Inspiration
First Strike
When you initiate champion combat, deal 9% extra damage for 3 seconds and gain gold based on damage dealt.
Perfect Timing
Gain a free Commencing Stopwatch. After 14 minutes, it can be used for a one time Stasis effect.

Each takedown you get shortens this timer by 120 seconds.
Future's Market
You can enter debt to buy items.
Cosmic Insight
+18 Summoner Spell Haste
+10 Item Haste
Domination
Eyeball Collection
Collect eyeballs for champion takedowns. Gain permanent AD or AP, adaptive for each eyeball plus bonus upon collection completion.
Ultimate Hunter
Unique takedowns grant permanent cooldown reduction on your Ultimate.
Adaptive Force
+9 Adaptive Force
Adaptive Force
+9 Adaptive Force
Scaling Health
+15-90 HP (based on level)
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E
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R

Skill Order

Q

E

W

Damage Breakdown

Karthus's Statistics

Kills8.1

Deaths6.8

Assists9.4

Damage31,389.5

Damage Mitigated14,125.4

Gold Earned13,310.8

Gold Earned13,310.8

Playing against Karthus

Key Insights
If
Q
only hits one enemy, it deals double damage.
Q
and
W
reveal their affected areas.
E
deals an extra tick of damage when Karthus recasts it.
R
damages all targetable enemy champions.
Power Spike
Even if Karthus is killed first, he continues fighting with
, 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
R
at any point to finish them off.
Synergizes well with
Liandry's Anguish
,
Shadowflame
,
Horizon Focus
,
Rabadon's Deathcap
,
Zhonya's Hourglass
, and
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
. Can opt for
Night Harvester
or
Luden's Tempest
for more burst.
Vulnerable
Completely immobile, leaving him vulnerable to ganks.
When fighting, if Karthus misses a single
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
R
's damage.
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