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Karthus Build Guides, Runes and Items

Karthus The Deathsinger

Find the best Karthus build guides for League of Legends S14 Patch 14.8. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Karthus build for the S14 meta. Learn more about Karthus' abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 13 Guides
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Challenger Karthus Jungle teaches you how to climb

Guide by Karhuslol updated June 2, 2023
9.2
13
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[Season 13] EUW Challenger In-Depth Karthus Bot Guide

Guide by ChadKarthus updated January 28, 2023
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karfus Gaming v2. 13.1

Guide by duowithdeath updated February 6, 2023
7.6
17
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jungle adc, support

Guide by Kyster Draven updated December 28, 2022
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[12.22] Rank 1 NA s11/s12 Karthus JG guide

Guide by shuralol updated November 24, 2022
8.6
12
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[12.22] 500LP Master Tier Karthus ADC Guide

Guide by xJappa updated November 21, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 13 Builds
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Mushroom Karthus Jungle

Build by Mushrxxm updated November 16, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Bully Karthus

Build by itzEsidi updated October 29, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Muahahaha

Build by Glaceon_Hit updated June 4, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Off Meta Karthus

Build by Crab Guy updated March 21, 2023
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[S13] Karthus sup guide

Build by amor hospitalar updated February 19, 2023
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus BattleMage Build

Build by Azarom updated December 18, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus OWN MID

Build by xwasu123 updated December 24, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus first strike

Build by mriolyo updated January 10, 2023
Season 12 Guides
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[12.17] Karthus Jungle | The Harbinger of Oblivion

Guide by PiscesPomf updated October 3, 2022
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[12.14] Karthus Jungle Guide | Monster Jungler

Guide by nZk01 updated July 29, 2022
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

INTING KARTHUS TOP (ALWAYS HAVE IMPACT)

Guide by Sc1 x updated August 7, 2022
  • Off-Meta
6.3
9
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[12.6] BIGGEST damage Karthus ult MONEY MACHINE

Guide by Lexolus updated April 25, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

THIS KARTHUS TRICK WILL GET YOU INFINTE LP

Guide by HirokiiKagome updated February 15, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

The (near) 1000 Damage per Q Karthus ADC Guide

Guide by Professional Fool updated February 4, 2022
  • Off-Meta
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Karthus Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Karthus we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Karthus, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Karthus this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 14.7. However, if you are a new Karthus player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Karthus!

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Patch 14.7: 29,053 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 64% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 15% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 56% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 23% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Exhaust Gustwalker Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 66% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 51%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 51%

Win Rate 77% Pickrate

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Patch 14.7: 29,053 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 8% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
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Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 9% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 94% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 55%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 54%

Win Rate 44% Pickrate

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Our Stats Powered By LeagueOfGraphs.com LogoOpen In New Window
Patch 14.7: 29,053 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 46% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune:
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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 24% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune:
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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
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Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
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Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune:
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Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 47% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 29% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 78% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 53%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 55%

Win Rate 43% Pickrate

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Karthus Counters

Learn Karthus' counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Karthus guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Karthus JUNGLE in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Karthus. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

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