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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 12 Guides
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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
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Season 12 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Bronze Karthus support build

Build by rebewde updated September 21, 2022
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jungle Patch: 12.8

Build by AkimboTs updated May 6, 2022
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by LeeKi updated March 15, 2022
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

"BIG" KARTHUS TOP LANE

Build by ballhunk updated February 21, 2022
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by Babledygob updated February 4, 2022
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

NEW BROKEN Korean Karthus Build

Build by Diorisdaddyy updated January 5, 2022
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus GOLD

Build by TwojMisio updated December 14, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Money Print Karthus

Build by BistDuBoosted updated November 19, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus

Build by HiramBattle updated November 27, 2021
Season 11 Guides
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

(11.17) KARTHUS BOT FULL GUIDE

Guide by Hate_8D updated August 25, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[11.13] Three Ways to Karthus by JuvX

Guide by JuvX updated June 24, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus jungle :)

Guide by Skarbnik updated March 4, 2021
Season 11 Builds
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Gate Karthus :O

Build by acier2 updated November 9, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Gondolier of Hell

Build by Kranidi1989 updated September 28, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

#1 Karthus player jg guide

Build by wixa1 updated September 26, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jungle (67% winrate karthus 63% overall winrate) 400

Build by mgutis updated September 8, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Fairly Simple Karthus Guide

Build by Jrift updated August 12, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jesuscirraptor SUP

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated July 11, 2021
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Jungle

Build by Revelmonger updated June 6, 2021
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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 14.8. 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 14.8: 29,482 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 54% 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 49%

Win Rate 29% Pickrate

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

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 14% 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 51%

Win Rate 50% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 24% Pickrate

Flash Scorchclaw Smite

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 13% Pickrate

Flash Gustwalker Smite

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 63% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 54%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 51%

Win Rate 78% Pickrate

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Patch 14.8: 29,482 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 81% 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 53%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

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

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 7% 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 55%

Win Rate 81% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 12% Pickrate

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 42%

Win Rate 2% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 95% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 55%

Win Rate 15% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 56%

Win Rate 47% Pickrate

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Our Stats Powered By LeagueOfGraphs.com LogoOpen In New Window
Patch 14.8: 29,482 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Karthus's Runes

Karthus's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 46% Pickrate

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
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LoL Rune:
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 26% Pickrate

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 17% Pickrate

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune:
LoL Rune:

Karthus's Summoner Spells

Karthus's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 48% Pickrate

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Second Best

Karthus's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 30% Pickrate

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Karthus's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 7% Pickrate

Exhaust Teleport

Karthus's Starters

Karthus's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 79% Pickrate

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Karthus's Core Items

Karthus's Best Core Items 56%

Win Rate 19% Pickrate

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Karthus's Ability Order

Karthus's Best Ability Order 54%

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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Karthus' Abilities

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