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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 9 Guides
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Support Karthus for new players who are tired of supporting

Guide by DioX updated April 8, 2019
8.6
92
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Top Tier Karthus Guide

Guide by Calikarcha updated February 4, 2019
9.5
43
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LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Predator Karthus guide to press R. Who's the victim now?

Guide by Timmly updated December 10, 2018
Season 9 Builds
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Rafamantis Karthus Jungle -

Build by Rafamantis updated November 1, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Best Low Elo Stomper Karthus!!!

Build by hord_on_pc updated October 7, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus - Ultimate=Penta Kill

Build by Shuracam updated September 1, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Press R | Karthus Jg Guide (9.17)

Build by pooploI updated September 1, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Rank 1 Karthus NA Guide

Build by TwTvBeHumbleFriends updated July 29, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

[90% Winrate] NA KARTHUS GUIDE

Build by BeHumbleFriends updated June 6, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthush

Build by Nacilion updated April 24, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

KARTHUS JG

Build by T0RTU updated March 17, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

best khartus build for pentakill

Build by XxtriggeredxX updated March 8, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus [MID] with smite!

Build by deki024mol updated February 20, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

RANKED FIRST 10 RANKED MATCH CARRY KARTHUS BUILD :)

Build by Peoy updated February 6, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

How To Spam R

Build by Zetrok Bot updated January 25, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Bot *Dark Karvest* (Tons of Damage) S9

Build by YoungMaistro updated January 19, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Mid karthus

Build by rx7jdm updated January 18, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Season 9 Karthus ARAM Build

Build by SawyerNelson updated December 17, 2018
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus Guide Mid

Build by BARAL updated January 4, 2019
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide
LoL Champion Karthus Build Guide

Karthus 8.24 / 9.1

Build by PastorKarthus updated January 3, 2019
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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
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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
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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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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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